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
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,619 miles

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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Sep 292014

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 59,024 miles


After reading many other complaints I see that my vehicle seems to also be suffering from a faulty tipm. My first attempt to start the car most days is met with what seems to be a lack of fuel but every other attempt to start the car the same day is successful without incident. There is no consistent time, speed or temperature related to what happens when the car is traveling. The dashboard lights up, radio, A/C, turn signals and headlights turn off and seat belt alert sounds. Only once has vehicle lost power briefly. When I first purchased this vehicle in 2012 the dealer cold not find the source of the problem. Now it is happening much more frequently but before I take it to the dealer and pay for the tipm I want to verify that it is a recall item. Another issue that began recently is the front passenger door would not close if opened from the inside unless we pull the exterior handle twice. I was told that this was not covered and would cost around $600.

- Miramar Beach, FL, USA

problem #4

Sep 082014

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 38,737 miles
My Jeep Grand Cherokee hasn't been starting regularly for about 3 months. Four days ago the headlights turned off while I was driving, yesterday it wouldn't start at all. Currently having the tipm replaced to the tune of $1100.

- Spring Valley, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 142014

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 35,842 miles
It began a couple of weeks prior to 8/14/14 where the car would take several tries to start. I would press the start button and the car would not turn over and start. Finally on 8/14/14 it was at its worst taking many more tries and barely started when I left work and again picking up my child from school. I made it home but it wouldn't start again after that. We had the car towed to the dealership on 8/19/14. We were informed on 8/20/14 that it was an electrical issue that needed to be replaced costing $1300. The items repaired as listed on the invoice were tipm kit tip 080350 and core return.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #2

Dec 132013

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 50,450 miles
Headliner caught fire, origin appears to be near passenger vanity mirror base... updated 08-20-14 updated 08/25/2014

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #1

Oct 212013

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 50,432 miles
Vehicle cranking long before starting, dealer diagnostic was tipm, Jeep was contacted they agreed they has issues with part mentioned and agreed in provide part w/$100 deductible, I still paid for the cranking sensor and labor, new tipm created more electrical problems. When turning signal was activated fog lights were blinking but not the turning lights, taken back to dealer they temporary fix the problem until Jeep releases the new update in at least 2 months, after they fixed the turning lights another issued resulted, now the stop tail brake lights don't turn on if ignition switch is not in on position and sometimes even with the engine running, or if engine is not running. This issue concerns me a lot, since this is very critical if driving on highway and engine stop working how I will let the vehicles behind me that I have an emergency and I'm stepping on the brakes, lights will not turn on. Are you people from NHTSA waiting until fatalities happen to force Jeep to make a recall and fix the problems.? there are thousands of vehicles with failures related to this tipm, please prevent people die in crashes for this issue and do something about it. Now my car is in the dealer again because they can properly fix it, and all related to this new tipm. These corporation was already bailout with our tax money, now they are passing the cost of repairs to people who purchased a defective product, it is very suspicious that all of the tipm went bad, between 50,000 and 60,000 miles just after warranty has expired...please do something.

- Bell, CA, USA

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