Notes: The fourth generation Grand Cherokee took the relatively trouble-free run of the 3rd-generation and flipped the script.

From 2010 to 2011, complaints about the vehicle not starting increased 10-fold. In fact, the 2011 model year is riddled with engine problems and a defective TIPM might be to blame. The TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Module) distributes power to all the eletrical components in the vehicle, so when it starts acting funny so do numerous other components in the car. Orders for new TIPMs were so abundant that parts became scarce, prompting a class-action lawsuit claiming Chrysler ignored this obvious defect.

By 2012 complaints dropped back down by about 80%. Needless to say, if you see a used 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee on a lot just keep walking.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,876 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee electrical problems

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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 112014

Grand Cherokee

  • 57,753 miles


Car made grinding sound when starting. Wouldn't start. Tipm failed causing fuel pump to burn out. Also had to replace ignition switch.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 012012

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that at engine start-up. The check engine warning light illuminated, causing the vehicle to hesitate to start. The failure was experienced numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous for the failure and a diagnostic was performed that was unable to locate a failure. The dealer replaced the starter cylinder however, the failure was not corrected. The check engine warning light continued to illuminate and flash sporadically. The failure mileage was 16,000 and the current mileage was 25,000. Updated 12/06/12 the dealer replaced the cam sensor, fuel pump, cylinder head and ignition switch. The replacement of the fuel pump, did not resolve the issue. Updated 12/06/12

- Alderson , WV, USA

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