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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee drivetrain problems

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 172012

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 40 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle surged forward abnormally when first started. The failure would also occur while the vehicle was engaged in park. The contact stated that the anti-lock braking system and the four wheel drive warning lights illuminated when the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times and the manufacturer sent several engineers to further inspect the failure. The manufacturer was not able to determine what caused the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 40 and the current mileage was 2,000. The consumer stated his foot was on the brake, when the vehicle lurched forward. Updated 01/07/13

- Superior , CO, USA

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