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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
120,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace lifters (1 reports)
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee engine problems

engine problem

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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 152018

Grand Cherokee Laredo X 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


It looks like $4000.00 to replace cam and lifters, whenever they catch up to the back orders. Then when you get to 120,000 miles do it again. Sick and wrong... or replace motor $5000.00 to $8000.00 and when 120.000 miles rolled back around do it again, WTF ... I have had 4 Grand Cherokees before this one and they were great, sad they dropped the ball on the 2011 to 2018 models .... its not just Grand Cherokees its any thing with a 5.7L V8 MDS VVT Engine.... sweet.

Update from Nov 11, 2018: Hi ...! I have now fixed my 2011 jeep grand cherokee laredo x 5.7... it cost $3950.00 to replace the cam, roller lifters, mds plugs, reprogram the computer... we used after market lifters .it took 6 weeks to round up parts and do the work ..oh almost forgot sent it to machine shop for new cam bearings... the guys at gearheads in victor idaho did the work at great price it could have been over $5000.00

- Glen E., Victor, US

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