hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,486 miles

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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #15

Mar 152016

Grand Cherokee

  • 60,940 miles


The following events happened over a period of 2 weeks. When in motion on highway, instrument panel lost power, then came back on and all control panel lights lit up, then went off. While in motion on highway, instrument panel went blank--cycled on and off several times then returned to normal. When engine was off, ignition was off and key was out of ignition, lights were turned off, headlights turned on and off twice for no reason. While driving on highway on slight incline, engine lost power for a few seconds then returned to normal. Vehicle has been to a certified Jeep repair shop and they could not find the problem. (see attached)

- Milford, IA, USA

problem #14

Jan 032016

Grand Cherokee

  • 70,000 miles
While driving or parked with engine running all dash warning lights flash on and off any interior lights that are on turn off, radio turns off and heater/ac and fan turn off for a couple seconds then turn back on. Usually the check engine light will then stay on for a few more cycles. Engine, power steering and brakes and head lights all continue to work throughout the cycle. This will happen numerous times in one day or go for a month without doing it at all.

- Havertown, PA, USA

problem #13

Mar 092014

Grand Cherokee

  • 40 miles
If this 2007 Jeep 4W blow up. And I die. It is not worth my life. And every I call they do not the ignition switch/ P41/NHTSA 14V-438. This my 2nd notice. And I am disabled.

- Wasington, MI, USA

problem #12

Jun 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • 45,000 miles


When the vehicle is in motion all the panel or dash lights (oil, engine, tire, brake etc) go on and off and the car lose power. I took the car to the dealer and they could not find the problem.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #11

Jul 042015

Grand Cherokee

  • 120,000 miles
The dashboard went blank, no speed information, etc, all the warning lights lite up as if the vehicle was being started. Steering became hard, was a very scary moment!

- Columbia, NJ, USA

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problem #10

Jun 182015

Grand Cherokee

  • 98,000 miles
My daughter was just driving her 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the engine cut out while driving about 70 for about 10 seconds she lost head lights brakes ect. The car then turned back on automatically before she stopped and the esp, ABS, bac, traction control lights came on. This is so dangerous and seems to be S common problem. Is there a recall" if not shouldn't there be" my husband already replaced the ignition switch regulatorabout two months ago because the lights were going on and off. That repair seemed to have fixed the issue. The serpentine belt is also squeaking like crazy. It has been. Replaced twice. First with an inexpensive belt then with a certified belt.

- Westbrook, CT, USA

problem #9

Jan 072015

Grand Cherokee

  • 93,000 miles


While driving my 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee, I experienced a random loss of dashboard lighting, gauges and heater. Have seen multiple post pertaining to exact same issue with many different solution suggestions. Common belief is that best solution is to replace ignition switch (ironically same issue that has been recently recalled by Chrysler, but not yet fixed via many dealership's services despite several notices that they are aware of the issue.) seems very irresponsible for manufacturers /dealers service to allow this risky defect to continue to occur for years without a common formal resolution for dealerships to adhere to. Consumers are left to scramble as best they are comfortable with to resolve while some dealer service centers and mechanics take advantage of these people by overcharging them for fixes that don't resolve the true problem. Please push this issue to common resolution as many consumers seem to be bother literally and figuratively in the dark as to the correct direction!

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #8

Apr 012010

Grand Cherokee

  • 24,986 miles
When turning left or right at slow speed the engine RPM drop from about 600 RPM to 300 or 400 RPM and then stalls. This happened 11 time in 2010 and then final disappeared. It now happen in 4 times since 24 March 2014. Twice it happened in northern NJ as I tried to enter the garden state parkway, once in a shiopping mall and two weeks ago as I was turn off the main road into my street. Recently I have written the dealer where I purchased the vehicle explaining the problem but I have never received even an acknowledgement. I was told by Chrysler customer service that I would have to have an expensive analysis done. When this was done in 2010 they could not find anything. I was told they had to see it happen. I had it happen 1000 ft from their facility, but they refused see the vehicle unless it was towed. I feel that this is a very dangerous situation especially when it occurs turning on to a high speed highway.

- Coraopolis, PA, USA

problem #7

Nov 182013

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
While vehicle is in motion a front dashboard lights would flash for a while and suddenly goes dark including head lights and brake lights. This is not in any correlation with weather, temperature or road conditions. This has been happening randomly and due to safety concern we no longer use the vehicle for a family trip and we do not use the vehicle at night since all electrical components goes off while it is in motion. Per online search it appears there are numerous Jeep owners experiencing the similar malfunction. This is a very serious safety issue, so why the manufacturer has not issued a recall to have this repaired?

- Morrisville, NC, USA

problem #6

Feb 012008

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
2007 (pre and post) have rear tail light assembles that work intermittently. Jeep replaces(for approximately $200) broken taillight assemblies with new units having the same defect. Their design happens to fail around the 30,000 mile point (by intention?). Jeep will not return broken parts when requested for inspection (they don't want these reaching your office). Light bulbs are not the issue. This known Jeep defect keeping their assembly line running at the expense/risk to Jeep occupants or any vehicle following a full size Jeep. Plus they are making money while endangering others. Do the statistics of Jeep show they are rear-ended more often? how convenient if this is the case and the evidence is damaged in the accident. Look on-line for the dialog or just look at Jeep on the road and you'll see a brake or tail light out in a much higher percentage than any other vehicle. I notice an after market light assembly was recalled (std. 108), no amber light. How about a recall for a light that may or may not work at any given moment" which is worse"

- Mt Pleasant, SC, USA

problem #5

Mar 012012

Grand Cherokee

  • miles


The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the headlights and interior lights intermittently failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Chesterton, IN, USA

problem #4

Nov 282012

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 61,200 miles
There are no brake or tail lights or brake lights when it is dark, everything works in the day light, very dangerous to drive without any lights in rear of car.

- Deland , FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 292008

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 28,001 miles
09/29/2008 Jeep taken to garage for head light failure nothing found. 03/09/2012 to 11/07/2012 all indicator light flash exterior lights flash. Been to the dealership three times for numerous days at a time they can not find anything wrong still having this problem. Really not good when it is dark out and you don't have headlights. At 15,000 and 35,000 I had to have the shift modular replaced because all the car would basically go in to neutral when being driven. I would have to pull over and turn the car off and restart it. The first time it was at the dealership for three days they could not find a problem and sent it home only to have to return 2 days later with the same problem. As I have found many people on line with these same issues makes you wonder first why these issues can't seem to be fixed, second why there has not been a recall. It is truly a miracle that no one I have heard of has been injured or killed because of these defects. When the Jeep is working I love it. If I had a hope and a pray of getting a new vehicle I would trade in my paid off Jeep in a heart beat so that I wouldn't have to constantly worry that it stop running or that I will be driving blind in the dark. Sadly I didn't even touch on the other electrical issues I.e. window that had to be fixed remote keyless issues it is sad that the company doesn't do anything about these things this will be my last Jeep. I feel that these problems are dangerous for me, my family and anyone that is on the road with me and other Jeep owner with the same issues.

- Royersford, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 202010

Grand Cherokee

  • 50,118 miles
I have a 2007 Jeep Cherokee Laredo. While I was driving at night, in the dark, my headlights and interior lights began to flash on and off. Realizing what an extreme danger the Jeep was to me and all others on the road I immediately took to the dealership. The dealership said they were unable to diagnose a problem and told me to continue to drive the Jeep. Its happened on 5 different occasions after and every instance I have taken it to the dealership with no resolution nor a diagnosis.

- Olivet, MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 012008

Grand Cherokee

  • 12,000 miles
2007 and newer Jeep Grand Cherokee and Laredo has a programming defect in the brake lights. If foot is on the brake, removed then quickly reapplied the brake lights do not come back on. Only the third/center brake light comes on. This only occurs when the headlights are on so you still at least have the taillights. But no right or left bright brake light. Dealer duplicated the problem on all units in their stock. Chrysler acknowledges the problem but is doing nothing to correct it. I sold the vehicle last month as I won't drive a vehicle with defective brake lights.

- Gibsonia, PA, USA

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