really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,045 miles

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #56

Feb 202012

Grand Cherokee

  • 90,000 miles


Interior door handle of passenger door in the back seat behind the driver cracked and fell off. The driver side door handle is doing the same thing and is about to fall off. The car was stationary, and I believe this is a safety hazard because if the car was in an accident, occupants would not be able to exit the vehicle.

- Algonquin, IL, USA

problem #55

Dec 092015

Grand Cherokee

  • 100,000 miles
Takata recall. Headlights randomly flicker or shut off while driving on highway

- Carlisle, PA, USA

problem #54

Nov 112015

Grand Cherokee

  • 99,000 miles
Recall for ignition switch was completed unsatisfactorily by the dealer. 1) it is extremely difficult to get the key to turn. The new design takes excessive force to push the key in and then turn, and, again, excessive force to push the key in and remove the key. This repaid is totally unacceptable to me, 2) new key barrel, or whatever they installed in the steering column, does not align up in the hole in the dashboard and is immediately noticeable looking at the dash board. This, too, is not acceptable. 3) a goofy looking sticker was attached to the dashboard next to the steering column key how. Is that part of the "recall"" are we supposed to keep post-it type notes on our dash for safety" you've got to be kidding me. Tightness in getting key to tun on or off is occurring at all times, every time.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #53

Oct 212015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles


I called the recall center multiple times speaking with briana, tiffany and shelena (supervisor) regarding recall P41. All of them stated and have documented that I would be receiving 2 new keys when they fix my recall. The dealership is refusing to give me new keys. I think it is unprofessional to misinform your customers and not hold true to your word. I have been expecting new keys because I am having issues with mine and now they are refusing to replace it. I have been waiting for over a year for a solution for this recall and now this.

- Kennett, MO, USA

problem #52

Oct 192015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
I received safety recall P41 concerning the ignition switch. I have been waiting for over a year for my dealer to receive the required part and they still don't have it. Why can't Chrysler provide the part for this safety recall"???"

- Louisville, KY, USA

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problem #51

May 072015

Grand Cherokee

  • 135,000 miles
Out of the 4 interior door panels, 3 of them are broken! my vehicle is not under warranty anymore and the price to get this fixed is ridiculous! I've been told by several other Jeep owners that the same thing has happened to them. My main concern is that this is a safety hazard because if something were to happen they person/persons in the front passenger and/or both rear doors couldn't get out. I drive my Jeep everyday and the only interior door knob that isn't broken is the drivers side! I rarely have others in my vehicle, but yet the other 3 door knobs are broken"!?!"! please do something about this. I've contacted the Chrysler corporation and they were very rude about the situation.

- Madison, MS, USA

problem #50

Oct 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles


Notice is for P41 / NHTSA 14V-438 - Fiat claims they don't know when the part will ever come in and the dealer says the same thing. The recall seems pretty serious says vehichle can cause a crash from the ignition - what do I do??

- Oakland Gardens, NY, USA

problem #49

Oct 112012

Grand Cherokee

  • 60,000 miles
The door handles on all four doors break away, and become unusable. Making a huge safety issue in trying to exit the car invade of fire or something else to put the passengers in the vehicle. In research done over the internet, it seems the only year affected was the 2005 models in the cheaper plastic used in holding the door handles

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #48

Jan 012014

Grand Cherokee

  • 65,000 miles
There has been an outstanding recall on the keys/ignition similar to GM. It is older than the hills but Fiat Chrysler hasn't done anything about it except waiting for parts. I believe I have waited long enough before we have a tragedy. Intermittently, the dash lights go on and go off. It has been traced to the ignition switch.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #47

Sep 032014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
I received a safety recall (P41 NHTSA 14V-438 on my vehicle back in September of 2014. It been a year and Chrysler doesn't have a part or way to remedy the defect. As a consumer, I have a right to have defective products or materials fixed within a reasonable time frame, and over a year later isn't timely or reasonable. I spoke with rebin at the Chrysler corporation today, and he doesn't know the part number to be able to call a dealership to be able to schedule me an appointment to get my vehicle fixed.

- Kearns, UT, USA

problem #46

Aug 152015

Grand Cherokee

  • 57,000 miles


This past week, two of the 4 interior door handles have broken. These are doors that are seldom used. It is only a matter of time that the remaining doors will be affected. This is a safety issue because you cannot exit the vehicle. I have researched this issue on the internet and youtube and it is a very common complaint. Chrysler should recall this defective part - the cheep plastic they decided to use just crumbled in the door. Instead they want me to pay $340 for parts only for "one" door and this does not include installation.

- Bush, LA, USA

problem #45

Mar 032015

Grand Cherokee

  • 60,000 miles
All four door panel / latches are breaking out of the plastic door panel resulting in not being able to open doors from the inside of the car.

- Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

problem #44

Feb 062006

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
When opening the hood for oil changes or when opening the back lift, the hydraulic support rods do not hold. I have had them replaced twice each and after a short time they fail to hold.

- Meridian, MS, USA

problem #43

Jan 022015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Roaring road noise when driving. None while sitting still. Even with new tires the roar remains. Sometimes it is so loud if talking to someone in the vehicle, it is difficult to hear them. Sometimes it is a soft roar.

- Meridian, MS, USA

problem #42

Dec 022014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
After cranking my Jeep, the passenger side had a loud clicking/ticking sound. It sounds like the airbag is trying to connect but doesn't. it has continued to make this sounds off and on since. No service lights come on. I have not taken it in since it doesn't do it every time. I did ask about it when getting my oil changed. No one could tell me anything unless they take the dash out and I can't be that long without a ride since I work daily.

- Meridian, MS, USA

problem #41

Aug 032015

Grand Cherokee

  • 108,756 miles
Door handles to exit the vehicle from inside break under normal conditions. All four door handle are brittle and can break under normal opening. This can be a hazard if needed to get out of the vehicle.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #40

Feb 192015

Grand Cherokee

  • 154,000 miles
I bought my vehicle in Dec 2014 from a used dealer. Passenger side interior door handle had small crack as well as driver side interior door handle. On 2/19/15 while exiting vehicle, driver's side interior handle cracked significantly and was very loose. Since then, passenger side door handle has cracked very bad also. This afternoon 8/10/15, while getting back into my vehicle the entire drivers side door interior handle fell completely off and into the street. This presents a seriously hazardous condition, if the driver of the vehicle can not exit the car without rolling the window down then reaching out of car to open door using exterior handle. If an accident occurs and my vehicle flips onto its passenger side. I can not exit the vehicle at all! unless I climb into the back seat and open the drivers side rear door. This is very serious. Jeep chrsyler needs to replace all interior handles on this vehicle asap, as there are numerous complaints about the same issue.

- Trenton, NJ, USA

problem #39

Apr 082015

Grand Cherokee

  • 85,514 miles
I was entering a parking lot when I saw another car exiting. I pressed down on the brake and the vehicle went into sudden rapid acceleration. I pushed harder on the brake and the car sped up to at least 60 mph. I hit the car that was coming out of the lot because I could not stop my car. The car that I hit hit a parked car. My vehicle then sped ahead hitting another car because I could not stop. I sped over the railroad tracks and my car finally came to a stop in a shopping center. This was the last experience with sudden rapid acceleration in this Jeep. No one in my household has driven the Jeep since. My daughter experienced the same rapid acceleration in February while she was parking. She was going in reverse to park between two parked cars. The Jeep accelerated so rapidly she hit the car parked behind. The parked car she hit was totaled.the dealer could not diagnose the problem and Chrysler dropped the case. In my case Chrysler sent an inspector to investigate the problem. Chrysler determined that that they would not change their previous position and denied any mechanical defect. We have a car we are terrified to drive. It cannot be repaired because the mechanical defect cannot be diagnosed.

- Mt Upton, NY, USA

problem #38

May 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • 80,000 miles
My sons vehicle will randomly shift out of drive into third gear causing serious safety concerns. If you turn the car off and turn the car back on it resets but the problem can reoccur at any time while driving. We have taken to a Jeep dealership and they reloaded some software but that did not fix the problem. This is a known problem as an internet search reveals many people with the same problem.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #37

Jul 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • 130,000 miles
Chrysler has a recall on my Jeep since 2014, that hasn't been fix or done. I'm having problems (cuts off and all lights comes on). Took to the Jeep place and they state; oh no! this isn't because of the recall. Wrong answer. They were wanting me to spend thousands of dollars to fix things not wrong with my car. No warranty with what they were gone to fix. Took it somewhere else and they found the problem. "the recall"...no part to be found. They did the best they could until Chrysler gets me a part. I'm driving my car that cuts off on me. I don't have another car, I'm a widow. How can I get my money back that I have spend and get my car fix?

- Greensboro, NC, USA

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