hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,392 miles

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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #13

Oct 032016

Grand Cherokee

  • 72,500 miles


Turn signal for lane change (flash signal) rebounds by itself to signal the opposite direction. At first I thought I was hitting the turn indicator after the "flash" in the correct direction, but it is a faulty device. Drivers see you signal a lane change, as your making the change as indicated, the turn signal (by its self) will signal the other way (it rebounds from the flashed direction to the other direction). Other drivers don't know your intentions, they think you are coming back into the lane you just changed from. Its is dangerous and frustrating. My opinion is a forced recall to replace the turn indication should occur, it is not safe. It may have occurred a few times from a regular turn indicator, where the turn signal handle is fully engaged, but almost always it will occur for the lane change "flash" signal. It is not me hitting indicator.

- Longwood, FL, USA

problem #12

Oct 062014

Grand Cherokee

  • 55,000 miles
Vehicle turn signal randomly indicates the wrong direction. Has happened multiple times in vehicle. It appears to affect the right turn signal more than the left. Occasionally it will flash the wrong turn signal once, then it flashes the correct one. However there has been instances where it flashed the wrong direction the entire time the lever was in position. During a visit to dealer for a recall on another part, the service manager informed me that there are new module updates available. However he would not inform me what they fixed, and they would end up costing me $90/ service flash. This should not be legal for the dealers to charge for a safety related update. Provided that the update is for that issue

- Jackson , MI, USA

problem #11

Dec 182014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
The interior lights dash and radio and auto seat did not operate properly; upon touching key and bumping the key; all functions worked again I got new keys and it still happens.

- Strafford, NH, USA

problem #10

Oct 132014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 89,000 miles


Driving on highway 91 South check battery light came on then check engine and then all warning lights illuminated. Then speedometer, lights and engine shut off shortly after at 65 mph...very dangerous had to coast to the side of the highway with heavy weekend traffic. Towed Jeep to Chrysler dealer where they got code B229 and B1A35. Dealer replaced win module(ignition) and new keys. Seems to be running okay at the moment. Had to pay dealer almost $800. To rectify not to mention the towing and rental costs. This item should be recalled and we should be reimbursed!

- Westport, CT, USA

problem #9

Oct 152014

Grand Cherokee

  • 120,000 miles
* while driving 25 mph, the headlights would not illuminate the road properly. The headlights leveling was not working and the headlights shown about 25 feet infront of the car and would not raise up. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the head light leveling sensor showed a fault code that it had failed but it was not acting up when they checked it out. They said bring it back when it fails constantly. It is now failing constantly. Have not taken it back to the dealer yet.

- Dubuque, IA, USA

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problem #8

Jan 152014

Grand Cherokee

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the headlights would not illuminate properly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the head light leveling sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- 908-581-1043, NJ, USA

problem #7

Nov 012013

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 48,600 miles


Hid headlamps levelers failed, making lights shine down at road, and unsafe to drive when dark. No indication of problem until out driving when it turned dark. Lights shine out less than 30 feet from front of vehicle. Fog lights light farther than headlamps.

- Middleville , MI, USA

problem #6

Oct 022012

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
While driving my vehicle the gauges started to go up and down, the radio went on and off, the turn signals were interrupted, all the idiot lights came on and went out leaving the engine light on. I called my garage and found out the front control modular is going. There was a recall on 2008's but my vehicle was not included due to manufacture date. My vehicle is only 4 years old and was used previously by diamond Chrysler. I have not received any recalls. According to them my vehicle is clean. Now I will have to pay close to $1,000 to get it fixed. If a recall goes out it should go out to all vehicles in case one such as my vehicle gets missed.

- Oxford, ME, USA

problem #5

Mar 052012

Grand Cherokee

  • 42,500 miles
While driving all my gauges stopped working such as the wipers, speedometer, oil light, all of my gauges stopped working that are controlled by the computer. Couldn't tell what gear I was in while driving. My radio and clock wouldn't work. My blinkers wouldn't work. I had to take it to get it fixed this morning. I surprised this wasn't on a recall.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #4

May 032011

Grand Cherokee

  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact was driving 20 mph when the headlight sensor caused the headlights to beam onto the ground and not the roadway. The vehicle taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed that the headlight sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired and the VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 36,000 and the current mileage was 59,000.

- Shelby Township, MI, USA

problem #3

Feb 012011

Grand Cherokee

  • 56,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4X4. The contact stated the headlights were in a downward position while driving, making it dangerous to drive at night. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer made the contact aware that there was no recall related to the failure. The failure mileage was 54,000 and the current mileage was 56,000.

- Medford, MA, USA

problem #2

Oct 272010

Grand Cherokee

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact attempted to start the vehicle but it would not crank. Once the contact tried several times, he was able to start it. He was driving approximately 10 mph when the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop where the electronic fuel pump was replaced. The failure occurred intermittently. The contact stated that all the rear exterior lights and windshield wipers intermittently did not function. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that the vehicle was not included in recall 08V059000 (electrical system). The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 55,000 and the current mileage was 57,212.

- Friendswood, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 182010

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • 17,500 miles
Headlamp aiming system failed resulting in unsafe driving condition.

- Livonia, MI, USA

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