Notes: The 2014 (and 2015) Jeep Grand Cherokee shows an early trend of transmission complaints. Most of the complaints are for rough shifting — things like jerking & hesitation when shifting gears.

We are keeping an eye on things but the 2014 Grand Cherokee doesn't look like a good model year compared to past years.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,682 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #13

Jul 022016

Grand Cherokee

  • 36,451 miles


As I was driving on a city street the tire pressure light turned on indicating that the front left tire pressure sensor was not functioning and needed to be serviced.

- Duarte, CA, USA

problem #12

Apr 132016

Grand Cherokee

  • 31,000 miles
This morning while backing the vehicle out of my driveway onto the street, the steering locked and could not be turned at all. The car was at an angle to the curb on a 1-way city street, there were no obstructions. I struggled to turn the wheel at all when I put it back in drive. I switched from reverse to drive a few times trying to get out of the street and park. Finally, after struggling to turn the wheel even the tiniest bit, I put the transmission in park, shut the engine off, waited a few minutes and restarted it. The steering immediately freed up and I was able to drive to work. I reported it to the local dealer and they can't look at it until almost 24 hours after the incident occurred.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #11

Jun 012014

Grand Cherokee

  • 7,000 miles
Tire pressure monitoring system requires tire pressure adjustment about every two weeks because of low pressure in one or more wheels. Dealer either cannot or does not want to fix it but hopes for a Jeep advisory or recall. Owner believes electronic connections in wheels are faulty and one or more leaks air. Constant leakage of air represents a potential driving hazard. After 12 flash updates to electronic systems and past failure of electronic transmission control system to shift out of park, it is clear that all electronic control systems without redundancy represent life threatening potential failures in all sytems. When such failure occur, owners will be unable to prove what really happened. The perfect crime!

- Rocklin, CA, USA

problem #10

Nov 272013

Grand Cherokee

  • 2,210 miles


Vehicle was in a level parking lot with a boat and trailer attached. Vehicle was in park configuration with engine running. Vehicle was left unattended for about 1 minute and it rolled about 100 feet, through the parking lot and across a road and down a levee where it hit a tree on the left front side. The driver was not in the vehicle when it hit the tree. The California highway patrol arrived at the scene and there was no citation issued. There was no other property damage other than to the vehicle and the boat trailer. The insurance company paid for the damage to the vehicle less the deductible.

- Shingle Springs, CA, USA

problem #9

Mar 182015

Grand Cherokee

  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 35 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the passenger side of the vehicle. This failure recurred twice while driving. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that there was a rock in the tire. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 3,000.

- South Field , MI, USA

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problem #8

Jul 102014

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl Diesel

  • 1,000 miles
After purchasing the vehicle I started the first leg of a 2000 mile road trip comprising of highway and winding rural roads. During a winding mountainous section of the journey I started to smell something I thought to be possibly a fbrush fire or something burning in the locale I was driving through. Later during another section of stop and go driving I started to smell it again, and noticed some brake fade as well. For the remainder of this leg of the trip I used the paddle shifters to reduce my brake use. Upon a fuel stop before ending the day's travel, I noticed a thick layer of grease coating the inside of the front left wheel. I did a internet search to see if this was a known issue to find several other owners have had the same issue. I have scheduled an appointment at a Jeep dealer for service. Hopefully Jeep can remedy this seemingly common problem.

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #7

Oct 162013

Grand Cherokee

  • 3,393 miles


I was driving on the highway in rush hour traffic when the car suddenly accelerated and side swiped a school bus. The car went out of control and was unable to be stopped, crashing into a concrete media on the left side of the highway before spinning across three lanes of traffic and crashing into the concrete barrier on the right side of the highway and finally stopping. The car was totaled - the entire frame was twisted, all four tires were destroyed, the bumper was hanging off. There was severe damage to the entire car - not one corner or area of the car was not dented, dinged or scraped. None of the air bags deployed (despite the violent nature of the crash). I walked away from the accident but had a herniated disc in my back and an injury to the rotator cuff in my right arm and missed a significant amount of time from work while recovering.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #6

May 232014

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 890 miles
The cv boot on both front wheels has come off, spreading axle grease all over the brakes and other parts of the axle. The dealer service dept noted that Jeep is having issues with these. He is ordering parts.

- Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

problem #5

Apr 102014

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 450 miles
After only a few days of ownership, I noticed my front wheels were covered with grease on the inside. I took it to the dealer and the service man was surprised when he noticed my cv boots were completely missing on both the left and right front wheels. Dealer replaced both shaft axles. There are many other people who have experienced this same issue. You can read about it more at this website link:

- Lansdowne, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 282014

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 800 miles
Observed grease splattered on the inside of both front wheels. Took vehicle to the dealership where they determined the car needed to have its axles replaced. Believe both cv boots failed spilling grease onto wheels and axles.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #3

May 172014

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 220 miles


Failed cv boot on front drivers side wheel leading to grease expulsion throughout wheel...possibly in brake pad as well on brand new Jeep Grand Cherokee with 220 miles.

- Perry Hall, MD, USA

problem #2

May 092014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 250 miles
Cv boots are not properly secured resulting in the exposure of cv shaft to the elements and loss of grease. Notified rick hendrick Jeep in charleston, SC. The part is on backorder and was instructed to continue to drive the vehicle until replacement shaft arrived.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #1

Apr 282014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 200 miles
I have a 5 day old car and the cv boot on the front tire has come off, spreading axle grease all over the brakes and other parts of the axle. The dealer service rep says it is unsafe. Apparently, dozens of people with Grand Cherokee built in March and April of this year have this same issue as evidenced on the Jeep garage forum (contains pics and descriptions):

- Glendale, CA, USA

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