really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,018 miles

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee engine problems

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #6

Mar 302006

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


: the contact stated while stopped at a stop sign, the engine revved and made a loud roaring noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. A diagnostic test was performed, but did not detect any failure codes. The service department was unable to duplicate the problem. Updated 4/11/2006 -

- Sheppton, PA, USA

problem #5

Dec 112005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,500 miles
My vehicle just stalled while driving - no reason for stalling. Power windows, locks, and navigation still worked fine. Car restarted once I turned the key...

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #4

Aug 112005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 450 miles
The consumer owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee which stalled after only being driven 450 miles. The stalling only occurred after cold starts or when the vehicle has not been driven for a long period of time. This occurred at reduced speeds when the consumer applied brake pressure. The engine would simply shut off. The vehicle will immediately restart on the first try. Afterwards, the vehicle will run fine with no other problems. This has happened at least six to eight times. The consumer has taken the vehicle to the dealer three times. The dealer was unable to duplicate the problem and offered no explanation as to why this problem occurs. The dealer did perform a diagnostics test which produced no fault codes or failures. The last visit to the dealer did prompt a replacement of the crank shaft sensor, but the dealer did not say why this correction was necessary. Since the replacement of the crank shaft sensor the vehicle has not stalled. However, there was a slight miss in the engine when brake pressure was applied. The consumer planned to contact the Jeep manufacturer at this time.

- Huntington, NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 112005

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 950 miles


The engine would completely shut down when the vehicle was running. The headlights, power windows, and the power locks continued to work. The steering locked.

- Covina, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 052005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
I have a 2005 Grand Cherokee Laredo under 3000 miles. My engine light has come on less than 10 times, and my car has stalled when come to stop light or complete stop about 5 times. I have made 5 trips to the dealer and the first few times they could not find anything wrong with it. Then they determined it was related to the remote start which they had installed. I got it back and they said it was fixed and it stalled out when I pulled into my driveway that very day. Engine light came on again exactly 1 week later. Engine light is still on now. This will be my 7th trip to the dealer for this problem. I would also like to say that I have also hit the key in the ignition twice which made the car shut off and my car has also revved up with the brake on just as the other complaints on this site. I am also only getting 12 miles per gallon!

- Powell, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 072005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle stalled on its own while driving. Driver was unable to restart vehicle. Driver had the vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection, but mechanic could not duplicate the problem.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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