Notes: The 2012 Grand Cherokee hasn’t seen the same complaint volume as the 2011, at least not yet.

It’s worth noting both model years are part of a class-action lawsuit that focuses on a defective TIPM and a long wait for replacement parts.

The 2012 also received national attention after it failed a Sweedish Magazine’s “moose test”. the test measures a vehicle’s ability to swerve out of the way of an obstacle you wouldn’t want to hit while driving down the road … like a moose.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,462 miles

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 012015

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles


2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Consumer writes in regards to lack of parts to fix sun visor vanity lamp wiring under recall. The consumer stated the dash rattled, the sunroof had to be fixed on several occasions, the glove box, alternator and engine head were replaced.

- Port Ludlow, WA, USA

problem #1

May 282014

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 30,925 miles
I was washing my car in my driveway while I was washing my car everything was fine. As I started to dry all of a sudden there was a large crack on my windshield starting from rear view mirror. I know I was leaning on the top of my car to wash and dry but I know I'm not large enough or strong enough to make this crack. I never leaned on the windshield ever. After reading other people's concerns with this situation I could have leaned on the car and added more pressure to an already pressure point to the vehicle. I called the dealer and spoke with a manager and he just said perhaps a rock I mentioned I would go over and show him. I took it to the dealer and they found no chip or anything that may have been the cause. I was told they would talk about it and let me know. I want to know one dealer had 75 windshield on back order. Perhaps this was a manufacturer defect and they are trying to sweep it under the carpet. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Whittier, CA, USA

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