Jeep Cherokee owners have reported 96 exterior lighting related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 15 most common exterior lighting problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's headlights (33 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's exterior lighting (23 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Exterior Lighting problems|
|Headlight Switch problems|
|Turn Signal problems|
|Brake Light problems|
|Tail Light problems|
|Turn Signal Flasher Unit problems|
|Headlight Concealment Device problems|
|Hazard Flashing Warning Light Unit problems|
|Fog Lights problems|
|Tail Light Switch problems|
|Back Up Lights problems|
|Turn Signal Switch problems|
|Fog Light Switch problems|
|Hazard Flashing Warning Light problems|
Drove my new Jeep for the first time at night in the country. The headlights are dangerously inadequate. The shoulder is not properly illuminated, creating a hazard when objects are on the side of the road, as well as when making a turn onto unlighted intersection. Read details...
When 2015 Jeep Cherokee front windshield wipers are turned on, the instrument panel lights dim. The vehicle was in motion on an interstate highway. Maybe an electrical problem. . . Unknown. This has happened several times, last being September 17, 2016. Read details...
Headlights while driving were occasionally turning off and on. Side lights remained on and instrument panel lights remained on. Upon investigation for cause, discovered connector on headlight/dimmer switch was melted due to excessive heat buildup. Read details...
Several times while I was driving the digital dash display went blank, red "battery" indicator came on, "no bus" fault message appeared, the headlights went off, the turn signal did not work, radio did not work, door locks would not work (lock/unlock). Read details...
The dealer sold the Jeep patriot 2016 with the brake light above the rear hatch not working. The later inspection conducted for what was thought to be a bad light bulb, turned into a discovery that the brake fixture wiring had been cut with a recommendation to change the harness ($600). Read details...