hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,575 miles

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #13

Mar 012011

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • miles


2005 Jeep Cherokee. Consumer states several problems with vehicle including electrical, brake system issues, battery failure, alternator failure, 3 broken stems and repetitive issues with a transmission filter the consumer stated the transmission problem would often leave him stranded. The transmission would often cause the vehicle to lurch forward or backwards when the transmission finally engaged. The vehicle has stalled at intersections while making turns which caused the consumer to lose steering ability.

- Centerville, MA, USA

problem #12

Oct 282010

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 29,395 miles
I have a 2005 Jeep gche with 29,385 miles on it. Event occurred on Oct. 28, 2010 around 2 pm. I was traveling on the harbor fwy. Getting close to the exit I was using (anaheim street). I put on my brakes just to slow down and the brakes grabbed harshly and then released. As I neared the place where I had to stop I put on the brakes and there was a clunk as if something fell off and the brake grabbed to one side, released and then finally after keeping my foot on the brakes, holding my foot down, I eventually stopped. This whole event took several feel for me to stop. This was not a normal brake failure!. I feel lucky to be alive. If this had happen while traveling still on the freeway, it would have been disastrous. My car was towed to the South bay Chrysler Jeep dealer on hawthorne blvd. In torrance, ca. They repaired it and said that the bolt that holds the brake unit on had fallen off!! the tow truck driver pointed out to me that on the right inner part of the wheel was metal scrap marks (this is where the brake had fallen loose and way dragging on the wheel.) I was fortunate, but this is very dangerous.

- Palos Verdes Estates, CA, USA

problem #11

Apr 052010

Grand Cherokee

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While applying the brakes continued to accelerate and the brakes would not engage. The contact shut off the engine to prevent incident and the vehicle came to a stop. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the brakes were cleaned. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileages were 60,000.

- Bellmore, NY, USA

problem #10

Nov 222008

Grand Cherokee

  • 642,800 miles


I have a 2005 grand Jeep Cherokee, the brakes are awful. In February 09 I had brake work done on the front and in November of 09 I need brake work again but this time I needed rotors, they fixed it free of charge but now I have started experiencing the same problem and it have only been 7 months. The shop said that the reason for this is, they don't make the brakes big enough for a SUV by it being a 6 cylinder. So I guess every 6 to 7 months I will be going for brake service.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #9

Apr 042009

Grand Cherokee

  • 41,545 miles
Power assist brake booster failed; inner membrane ruptured. Used emergency brake to stop car. Part was replaced - old part is available.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #8

Dec 212006

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36 miles
Brake pedal travels too far car. The vehicle doesn't make a sound.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #7

May 132006

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles


: the contact stated while driving 35 mph through an intersection on normal road conditions, the engine stalled and could not be restarted. There were no warning lights prior to the incident. The vehicle was towed to the dealership, who diagnosed a fuel pump and fuel injection pump failure, both were replaced. After this incident, the vehicle presented transmission problems. The contact noticed a loss of power while driving 65 mph on a highway. Intermittently, the transmission made noise when shifted to second gear. The vehicle had been taken to the dealership 20 times, however no error codes identified the defect. In one of the incidents, the yellow malfunction light illuminated and the dealership identified the defect as the computer control module and the driver shaft, both were replaced, however the transmission problem persisted. The dealership determined the vehicle could not be repaired. The manufacturer was contacted who recommended to take the vehicle to a different dealership. The vehicle was not downshifting when going up hills and it would get stuck in second or third gear. The A/C and blower motor were inoperative, the dealer could not duplicate the consumers concern. The key became stuck in the ignition. All the dashboard lights were flashing, the cd player was broke. The brakes and rotors vibrated. The starter was replaced. The driveshaft and heater were replaced. The seats would not move back. The seat belts did not retract as they should. Updated 01/17/07. Updated

- Aliquippa, PA, USA

problem #6

Nov 102006

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,400 miles
The dash board computer fails twice and information panel says brakes failing. Also transmission failure leading to sudden deacceleration from 40 to 20 mph and RPM shot up from 2 to 6.

- Keego Harbor, MI, USA

problem #5

Sep 282006

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,900 miles
: the contact stated the illumination of the instrument panel flickered and failed on three separate occasions. The service brake warning light illuminated each time. On two of those occasions, the brake pedal went mushy, but began operating after the brake pedal was pumped several times. The headlights failed to illuminate on the last occasion while traveling 45 mph. The vehicle was returned to the service dealer three different times for service, but the problems continued. The manufacturer sent an engineer to inspect the vehicle.

- Phelps, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 192006

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
I have a 2005 4X4 Grand Cherokee (hemi) with 26,000 miles and had to have new rotors and brake pads....1054.00 (majority of my driving is highway miles). I have had my Jeep in to the dealership a few times to also check out a very loud noise in the rear end of the Jeep ( happens 2-3 times a day) usually when I put it in reverse. The dealership said they can not find anything wrong.

- Haymarket, VA, USA

problem #3

May 292006

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Car is pulling to right when brakes depressed. Steering wheel shudders when brakes depressed. Started at <15K miles. Car now at 18.3K and problem has become severe. Going to shop for brake check- possibly need new brakes- with <20K miles! this after months of hassle & towing bills to finally repair the torque converter recall that was supposedly fixed before the first towing incident. Have lost complete faith in car & if wasn't in lease would sell it immediately. Will never lease/purchase Jeep again.

- Ashland, MA, USA

problem #2

Mar 072006

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,500 miles
(1) application of brakes (2)vehicle does not stop and engine revs to over 2000 rpms ran through red light (3)taking to dealership asap this happened three times in one day.

- Longview, TX, USA

problem #1

May 112005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,400 miles
Experienced low brake fluid warning in 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited with 2,400 miles. Brake fluid was was topped off when tyhe warning indicator went off. Total brake failure occurred the next day while driving.

- Wayne, MI, USA

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