really awful
Crashes / Fires:
19 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
19 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,521 miles

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee seat belts / air bags problems

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

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problem #9

Mar 022010

Grand Cherokee

  • 26,000 miles


Like many I have read my airbag warning light has been coming on intermittently. I've read this is likely a clock spring failure. The light has been coming on for about 2 weeks with a "ding" noise and the dashboard light. This happens while driving. It happens frequently (every couple of minutes). Researched on internet to see what the cause may be and noticed that many others are reporting the exact same issue with the 1999 to 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee's. they have been told it was a clock spring failure and made to pay $310+ to have it fixed.

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #8

Dec 202008

Grand Cherokee

  • 100 miles
As I drive my 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee( hemi)the vehicle simply shuts off. All the lights on the dashboard turn on then the car turns off. I end up with no control. Sometimes this happens and then the vehicle turns on all by itself while im driving. About a week after I purchased it, I had this problem but the dealer said it was fine. As I took it to the gas station across the street, it happened. The dealership employees witnessed it and were nice enough to run over and pushed the vehicle back to the shop. They said they couldn't find anything but replaced the battery just in case. Since then it happens at once every two months. Currently, I have an airbag issue. The dealer cannot seem to repair any of these issues. The airbag lights turn on indicated the airbags are off because it does not sense anyone on the seats. It has been to the dealership 3 times for this issue and I am waiting for a call back to return it so they can install an ECM. They think it may be the issue. This will be the fourth visit for the airbags. Seems the vehicle has a lot of electrical problems. I have not driven the vehicle since December 22nd. It is now Feb 25. I am afraid of going over the warranty miles.

- Covina, CA, USA

problem #7

Nov 282008

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving approximately 55 mph on normal road conditions, the air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The indicator remained lit until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the failure was related to the air bag sensor and ordered the part for the repair. The failure and current mileages were 55,000. Updated 2/9/09 the tire pressure light illuminated as well. Updated 02/13/09.

- Morristown, NJ, USA

problem #6

Nov 082008

Grand Cherokee

  • 110,000 miles


I was in an accident where I had a seizure and ran into a gas station at 50 mph. I was driving a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee and both air bags failed to deploy.

- Delaware, OH, USA

problem #5

Nov 272006

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
- while driving 40 - 45 miles per hour. The contact lost control of the vehicle on a gravel/dirt road which caused a collision with a post. The contact's airbags did not deploy. The seatbelt didn't secure her in the vehicle which caused her to lose 4 front teeth and, severely injure her jaw bone and chin.

- Napolen , ND, USA

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problem #4

Mar 012005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
Car's side airbag kept switching on and off one day while driving the Jeep.

- Mycity, MD, USA

problem #3

Jun 132006

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,356 miles


: the contact stated while changing the gear from drive to reverse there was a clicking noise. This occurred intermittently. While attempting to apply pressure to the accelerator pedal the engine made a roaring noise and the vehicle failed to pick up speed. The dealership rebuilt the transmission, however no other repairs have been made. The manufacturer has been alerted. Updated 6/27/2006 - the vehicle battery would not hold a charge. The headliner had to be replaced because it was unraveling.. the sunroof motor had to be replaced. The transmission was rebuilt on 2-27-06 with on 90000 miles. The memory seat did not move back at times when the key was removed from the ignition. The tire pressure monitoring system was inoperative. The power steering pump was binding and had to be replaced. The air bag light illuminated on the dash. The rear windshield wipers were not flush with the windshield.

- Tobyhanna, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 012006

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
Orange passenger air bag light on at all times, even with passenger seat unoccupied since day of purchase. Customer was told at dealership that this was normal if seat was unoccupied. After a few months, the orange passenger air bag light and the red air bag light are on continuously, or the illuminations alternate every few minutes. Jeep Cherokee taken to dealership. Customer was told it was a calibration problem, and that the orange light should only be on if between 1 and 25 pounds or so where in the seat. No problems for one month (lights were off, no passengers in the vehicle). Orange and red lights now alternating again every few minutes yesterday and today (March 1&2, 2006).

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 142005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 250 miles
Air bag warning light goes on intermittently. Jeep told me it has to do with the switch in the passenger seat. Jeep said that after someone sits in the passenger seat a few times that switch will work properly and the light will not go on anymore.

- Setauket, NY, USA

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