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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,162 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.

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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #17

Aug 062017

Grand Cherokee

  • 14,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled in the middle of the road. The contact waited a few seconds before restarting the vehicle. Once restarted, multiple unknown warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was towed to alfa romeo of manhattan (212-765-6634, 629 w 54th St, New York, NY 10019), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and did not assist. The failure mileage was 14,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #16

Aug 092018

Grand Cherokee

  • 11,300 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While the vehicle was at a stop sign, it stalled without warning. The contact powered off the engine. The vehicle was restarted and was able to drive normally. The vehicle was later taken to baxter Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram omaha (17950 burt St, omaha, ne 68118, (402) 493-7800) where it was diagnosed, but a failure code could not be found. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact called the same dealer and was informed that they had updated the software. The contact was not aware of the software update at the time of the diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 11,300.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #15

Jul 242018

Grand Cherokee

  • 39,000 miles
Less a complaint right now but how do out shut off the engine in case of a brake failure with a keyless start? currently the only way to shut off the engine is when transmission is in park. If there is a kill switch inside the cabin I don't know where it's located.

- Hurricane, UT, USA

problem #14

May 132018

Grand Cherokee

  • 52,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Diesel engine just shuts off. Towed to the dealership: Code P016F-00 was stored. But nothing was done to repair the problem as the car started by the time it got to the dealership. Diagnostics performed at kernersville Dodge, kernersville, nc 27284 ph: 336-996-4111 invoice: Docs402929 invoice date: 05/15/2018

- Colfax, NC, USA

problem #13

Feb 282018

Grand Cherokee

  • 22,000 miles
The automatic engine off is a hazard, I tried to pull out in traffic the vehicle stalled to go, when it did finally go, it was too late, but it jerked into motion and then stalled again once I stepped on the break, this placed me in a very bad spot. It took a full restart to get my car started again. This is so dangers! I tried to remember to turn it off when I get in however this is a new car for me so I don't always remember until it goes into it sleep mode. This feature should be replaced with something more reliable or permanently disabled. I plan to have it look at when I go for my oil changed. The stall has happen twice now.

- Wilsonville, OR, USA

problem #12

Feb 182018

Grand Cherokee

  • 27,000 miles
As I exited off the parkway I came to a red traffic light on the exit ramp. When the light turned green, my car would not accelerate. The engine light came on, and then it would not even let me shift gears. The lights and windows worked, but the engine and the heat did not. This exact same thing happened to me three months ago (same scenario, car stalled after the first traffic light coming off the parkway, engine light came on, etc. Everything exactly the same), and at that time the dealer said that a computer error showed that it was the alternate battery that died so they replaced it. But this last time, they told me that there was no "computer error" and they got the car to accelerate so there was nothing that they could fix. I begged them to call the manufacturer or to ignore the fact that there was no computer error (suppose the computer was wrong?) but they denied me and were adamant that without a computer error code there was nothing they could do and they would not call anyone. In both instances, I was on a major road with a curve/offramp and it was extremely dangerous since even with my hazards on, cars were seeing me too late and almost hitting me.

- Centerport, NY, USA

problem #11

Sep 012017

Grand Cherokee

  • 26,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving various speeds, the "start, stop, disable" warning message illuminated and the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to byers Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in columbus, Ohio where the frequency control module was reprogrammed; however, the failure recurred. The dealer could not duplicate the failure or determine the source of the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 26,000. The VIN was not available.

- Gahanna, OH, USA

problem #10

Jan 052018

Grand Cherokee

  • 1,850 miles
Vehicle sudently lostpower while traveling 45 mph, tac went to 800 RPM, vehicle traveled.5 miles at 10 mph and would not respond to gas pedal pressure vehicle suddently returned to road speed. Dash board info says vehicle will not operate in auto because battery is charging this action may be related to problem T75

- Meadows Of Dan, VA, USA

problem #9

Dec 302017

Grand Cherokee

  • 23,700 miles
While driving I heard a crunchy noise, I stopped the vehicle and had trouble to turn it back on, after a few tries the vehicle turned on. I drove about 3 miles and check engine pops out, I was on the way to a dealer to find out what is going on... my vehicle lost power, the engine turned off and the service electronic throttle control pops on and locked a transmission. Called Jeep service without diagnosis they told me bad fuel. Called road assistance to tow my vehicle. The guy wasn't able to change shift to neutral and my vehicle was dragged. This was happened on interstate 80, dangerous situation. My vehicle is only 10 months old and has a two warranties and nothing is covered Jeep service provide with three codes.P016F-00, P0087-00, P11eoc-00, the third one is not working one

- East Stroudsburg, PA, USA

problem #8

Sep 192016

Grand Cherokee

  • 17,400 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving various speeds, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer (bill craft Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, 2639 lakeside drive, lynchburg, 24501), but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The dealer added oil to the vehicle and the vehicle started. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure was persistent. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 17,400.

- Rustburg, VA, USA

problem #7

Aug 152017

Grand Cherokee

  • 12,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle has bizarre software or electrical problems which result in it stalling unpredictably. There is an audible "pop" sound from the speakers and the display flashes over white and the vehicle stalls. It can be restarted but the problem recurs. My Jeep dealer did not diagnose the problem.

- Port Jefferson, NY, USA

problem #6

Apr 182017

Grand Cherokee

  • 9,610 miles
After putting car in drive, it suddenly accelerated.

- Hamiltoin, NJ, USA

problem #5

Dec 302016

Grand Cherokee

  • 6,900 miles
Lester glenn dealership, toms river, NJ does not acknowledge this recall!

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #4

Dec 132016

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated while driving approximately 30 mph, the engine stalled. The transmission warning light illuminated. The vehicle was able to restart after several attempts. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 242016

Grand Cherokee

  • 11,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. As the contact shifted into the drive position, the engine revved and accelerated uncontrollably. The contact was not able to control the vehicle and crashed into a building. The side air bags on the front driver's side deployed. A police report was filed. There were minor injuries that did not require medical attention. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 11,000.

- Ridgeway, WI, USA

problem #2

Aug 302016

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 01/04/17 consumer stated car has failed mechanically 7 different times. Dealership could not locate the problem. Cars transmission slips out of drive into manual without it showing up on the shifters led symbols panel forcing one to move off the highway and placing the car from drive to park and then back into drive before the car will move. Dealership says there is nothing wrong with the vehicle. Updated 9/5/18

- Clifton, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 212016

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving various speeds, the vehicle accelerated independently and increased in rpms. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 500. Updated 09/29/16

- Coulterville, CA, USA

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