Jeep Cherokee owners have reported 111 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 (45 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's exterior lighting (25 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|
|Hazard Flashing Warning Light Unit problems|
|Tail Light Switch problems|
|Fog Lights problems|
|Turn Signal Switch problems|
|Back Up Lights problems|
|Headlight Concealment Device problems|
|Fog Light Switch problems|
|Hazard Flashing Warning Light problems|
Headlights fail to properly illuminate almost to the point that they seem dim even on highbeam, unable to see no further than 30' in front of vehicle, very dangerous when passing other traffic, headlights almost seem to go out when passing other vehicles, very poor visibility in rain Read details...
Head lights are very dim, turned on bright is no better. Lights are to small, I can't travel at night unless necessary because it's dangerous to travel with lights that dim. When making a turn at night it's pretty much guessing where you are, dangerous in the rural area I live in. 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...
Driving home the only lights I had was the top led lights, speedometer lights and radio light. No ther lights worked. The vehicle was in motion. If the lights did work when I turned my turn signal on the light went off. 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...