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Transfer Case problems of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee



23 problems related to transfer case have been reported for the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

car   Transfer Case problem 1
Failure Date: 09/16/2014

Jeep n23 recall to fix inadvertent shifting of transfer case into neutral locks up control module. Vehicle transfer case will not shift anymore. Chrysler denies the effect, although thousands of jgc are now crippled. . Read more...

car   Transfer Case problem 2
Failure Date: 06/09/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the four wheel drive low range failed to engage. The vehicle was previously repaired according to NHTSA recall number: 13v175000 (electrical system, power train). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.

car   Transfer Case problem 3
Failure Date: 04/27/2014

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Consumer writes in regards to transfer case actuator recall problems. The consumer stated he complied with the recall notice he received in the mail. The dealer reprogrammed the final drive controller module. Four weeks later, the vehicle caught on fire. The consumer stated he didn't have any problems with the vehicle, prior to the recall repair. The consumer stated after a short time of driving on the expressway, it felt as though the vehicle was not shifting into the next higher gear and would not shift into the higher gear when he pressed the accelerator. While driving in the right lane, the vehicle went into neutral on its own and the vehicle began to coast. When he looked in the rear view mirror, he noticed gray smoke coming from the rear of the vehicle and then the gray exhaust smoke, turned black. Within less than a minute, the consumer was on the shoulder and two-inch red flames began emitting from under the hood. Then the flames were five to six feet high above the car hood. The local fire department and police were called to the scene.

car   Transfer Case problem 4
Failure Date: 04/07/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle would not accelerate and the transmission failed to down shift. Additionally, the transfer case would not shift out of four-wheel high into neutral or four wheel low properly. The failure occurred after the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign id number 13v175000 (electrical system , power train). The vehicle was being taken back to the dealer for the third time due to the remedy not correcting the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 86,300.

car   Transfer Case problem 5
Failure Date: 04/04/2014

After application of safety recall n23/ NHTSA 13v-175. Reprogram final drive controller module. 2005 - 2010. (wk) Jeepâ® Grand Cherokee. 2006 - 2010. (xk) Jeep commander, the transfer case of my could not be shifted out of 4-high to either neutral or 4-low. Consequently a major drive train component has been destroyed. This demonstrates the software is defective and potentially dangerous and may not correct the reason for the recall. The Jeep cannot be towed in neutral, and 4-low, a feature I specifically required in a vehicle, is now useless! this could have been avoided by completely replacing the fdcm instead of a poorly constructed software "fix. ".

car   Transfer Case problem 6
Failure Date: 03/03/2014

After application of safety recall n23/ NHTSA 13v-175. Reprogram final drive controller module. 2005 - 2010. (wk) Jeepâ® Grand Cherokee. 2006 - 2010. (xk) Jeep commander the transfer case of our car could not be shifted out of 4-high to either neutral or 4-low. Consequently a major drive train component has been destroyed. This demonstrates the software is defective and potentially dangerous and may not correct the reason for the recall. Thousands of Jeep vehicles subjected to this recall have suffered the same loss of function. How does NHTSA, or we, know the safety problem is actually fixed? it is obvious the software used in this recall was not subjected to sufficient testing to validate it. I therefore fear my car is just as liable to have a safety defect as before the recall. There are several consensus standards for the testing of software, they were developed by ieee, ansi, iso and ul to name a few. We own a second Jeep Grand Cherokee. We refuse to have this recall performed on our second vehicle until this problem, and any others that may be hidden in the poor design of the software, are corrected.


car   Transfer Case problem 7
Failure Date: 02/21/2014

After application of safety recall n23/ NHTSA 13v-175. Reprogram final drive controller module. 2005 - 2010. (wk) Jeep® Grand Cherokee. 2006 - 2010. (xk) Jeep commander, the transfer case of our car could not be shifted out of 4-high to either neutral or 4-low. Consequently a major drive train component has been destroyed. This demonstrates the software is defective and potentially dangerous and may not correct the reason for the recall. Thousands of Jeep vehicles subjected to this recall have suffered the same loss of function. How does NHTSA, or we, know the safety problem is actually fixed? it is obvious the software used in this recall was not subjected to sufficient testing to validate it. I therefore fear my car is just as liable to have a safety defect as before the recall. What are you going to do to make my car safe?.

car   Transfer Case problem 8
Failure Date: 01/22/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 13v175000 (electrical system, power train) however, the recall remedy disabled the transfer case functionality thus creating another problem. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 95,000.

car   Transfer Case problem 9
Failure Date: 01/18/2014

I have a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee, took in in my dealer in Aug, 2013 for a safety recall (n23). First time I tried to shift it into neutral, it flashed a "service 4wd system", and would not shift into either neutral or 4low. Jeep forum, with 70 pages and hundreds of comments on this problem, looks like the recall software update is the problem and Chrysler has not yet owned up the issue. Meanwhile, I cannot use my vehicle as intended. My dealer says I need a $500 part, but others have had that replaced and still have the same problem. There are about 2,000 transfer case actuator motors on back order to correct this problem; however, many who have had this part replaced still have the same problem. The new part is not fixing the issue, Jeep needs to replace the final drive control module and the transfer case actuator motor.

car   Transfer Case problem 10
Failure Date: 01/14/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13v175000 (electrical system , power train) and had the recall remedy performed on the vehicle however, the transfer case actuator failed shortly after the repair. As a result, the vehicle would not engage in four-wheel drive. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transfer case actuator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer informed the contact that the remedy part was on back order. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 185,000.


 
car   Transfer Case problem 11
Failure Date: 12/16/2013

I had to take the vehicle in for a recall since I received several notices, it was recall n23. This caused a safety issue when I could not shift into 4lo on a steep slippery muddy hill. Prior to the recall the vehicles transfer case functioned properly however now it is not and the manufacturer has claimed that it is a separate part that broke. However one dealer indicated that it was due to a faulty flash of the recall. This seems to be a widespread problem and I do not want to be charged to fix an issue that was caused by a recall.

car   Transfer Case problem 12
Failure Date: 12/11/2013

After the dealer performed the n23 firmware update on the transmission to keep the Jeep from in volunteering to shift into neutral, we cannot shift the transfer case into neutral or 4 wheel low without banging on the actuator motor, part # 5143786aa. This "fix" is not successful now. The Jeep recommended fix seems to be to replace that part but it's back ordered by !,700 units. We need to be able to tow our Jeep behind our motorhome in late feburary back to washington from az and this cannot be done w/o replacing that part which is not available. We have contacted Jeep customer service and they have assigned a case manager. Not clear what will happen next.

car   Transfer Case problem 13
Failure Date: 11/28/2013

I recently took my Jeep into the dealer service center to remedy the last recall pertaining to the software flash of the final drive control module. The day before I took my Jeep in I had used the 4 wheel drive low. My Jeep showed no symptoms of the recall and had no proper incidents yet I decided to take it in to have the task completed to avoid any future problems. Since the day I took it in (10/5/2013) I had not used my 4 wheel drive low until thanksgiving day. When I went to use it the transfer case did absolutely nothing and the message "service 4wd system" appeared on the dash. I have asked the dealership to take a look at it and have gotten nowhere expect to be treated rudely and have them extremely resistant to looking into the problem. Without even looking at my vehicle they kept telling me that the issue I am experiencing had nothing to do with the flash as they claim the flash affected the transmission park position sensor. When I read the tab "n23" it precisely names the transfer case as the affected component. Please help. Please!.

car   Transfer Case problem 14
Failure Date: 11/14/2013

I took my 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee in for the n23 recall in October 2013 and all seemed good. On 11/14/13 I attempted to use my 4wd lo and I received a message service 4wd. After searching the web I came across numerous people with the same problem after having the recall performed. I then took it back to the dealership to have them redo the recall and all was working good. On 1/6/14 I again received service 4wd, back to the dealer I went. This time I was informed I needed a new transfer case motor and that it would cost me $800 to replace and they are back ordered for 3 or 4 months. . Read more...

car   Transfer Case problem 15
Failure Date: 10/31/2013

Bought the Jeep, was notified of a recall and had it done within 2 weeks for buying the Jeep. The 4 wheel drive low and the transfer case worked prior to the recall flash and neither work after the flash. Had 3 Jeep dealer check it out and all said basically the same thing. One said it needed a new actuator and the other two said just remove 2 codes and if that didn't work then the actuator. The codes were removed twice and it reverts back to not working. Talked to Jeep customer service and they just say sorry there is nothing we can do. So I bought it to tow and from 2 weeks later after the flash I can't tow it. What do you recommend? thanks for your consederation of this problem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris darling.

car   Transfer Case problem 16
Failure Date: 10/21/2013

I wanted to let you know about a possible safety issue. I own a 2005 Jeep cherokee limited and the 4 wheel drive transfer case went out while we were camping in myrtle beach. It could be driven so I drove to the Jeep dealership there and they said it the transfer case and it was on major back order and they couldn't give me an idea of when it would be done. When we arrived home in manning, SC, I brought the Jeep to stokes-craven Jeep in manning. They told me there are more than 550 transfer cases on back order and they were not sure when they would arrive. After they looked at the part, it was making a lot of noise so it couldn't be driven. I asked the service manager if this was a recall item since there were so many on back order and he said there wasn't at that time. I called Chrysler and asked the question about recall and only got an answer about the part, which they didn't know when it would be available. Could you check to see if this should be an item that should be subject to recall? perhaps you can get some straight answers. I know there was a recall regarding the transfer case in may that required a software update and that update was done. Thanks.

car   Transfer Case problem 17
Failure Date: 10/08/2013

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in and repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13v175000 (electrical system, power train). After the recall repair, the service four wheel drive warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where the technician stated that the transfer case motor failed and needed to be replaced. The contact performed the repair however, the transfer case motor failed approximately one month later. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 56,420. Updated 02/27/lj the consumer stated the transfer case motor was replaced 3 times.

car   Transfer Case problem 18
Failure Date: 09/11/2013

Dealer ship did the n23 recall for NHTSA id# 13v175000. Since recall procedure was done, transfer case won't operate properly. Cannot shift into 4-low or shift transfer case into neutral for towing behind another vehicle. No satisfaction from Chrysler to repair the damage done by the recall. Vehicle cannot operate properly in off road or inclement weather situations.

car   Transfer Case problem 19
Failure Date: 08/23/2013

We bought a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee and use this vehicle to tow behind our motor home from that time until the present. This requires that the transfer case be shifted into neutral before towing. We have had no problems with this shifting procedure for all of the years that we have owned this vehicle (mileage 67000) until we had a safety recall from Chrysler (n23/NHTSA 13v-175 reprogram final drive controller module) preformed on August 23, 2013 by our dealer, the first time we attempted to shift the vehicle into neutral after the recall repair was on September 12, 2013. The neutral shift procedure would not work since this happen right after the recall service work, the service manager decided to reset and reprogrammed the fdcm and it worked. No repair parts necessary. The shifter worked normally for three more times. On November 5, 2013 while on a trip the same shifting failure occurred. Th the dealer replaced the transfer case shift motor. I don¿t know if they reprogrammed or reset the fdcm. Total expense to us was $790. 00 for the repair. It worked two more times. On November 18, 2013 the shifter once again failed. The error code once again indicated that the shift motor needed to be replaced, the same one that was replaced. Since that part had just been replaced the dealer did another computer reprogram and the problem went away. The charge for this procedure was $ 47. 40. I have called the Chrysler group recall assistance center, every time the shifter failed and every time they state that it couldn¿t be an issue with the recall since it was only a software change to correct a neural shifting problem. How could that cause a problem shifting into neutral? I believe Chrysler owes all owners with this recall problem a real fix and reimbursement for all expenses due to this faulty recall.

car   Transfer Case problem 20
Failure Date: 08/19/2013

Carried my Jeep 4wd in for n23 recall. I use low lock all the time on the farm. Never had any prior problems. Was'nt going to even do the recall but got to thinking if problem did occur vehicle could roll on me while I was alone. Had recall done. That Saturday tried low lock and got "service transfer case" on instrument panel. Could not select low. Tried many times with no success. Carried back to dealer. Said they had a few other vehicles with the same problem and they would take care of it. They called later saying it needed a selector which was on back order. Now its April 2014 and I'm still waiting for my Jeep to be fixed. Was on the farm the other day while it was raining. Could not select low still. Jeep is a full time 4wd so it pulled ok, but if it were a little worse and needed low I would have gotten stuck. When will Jeep own up and fix it? another reason u. S. Car companies in trouble. Own up to problems and get some owner loyalty and they could make even more money. No one is responsible for anything anymore. I ordered this Jeep new for its 4wd features, and 545rfe transmission. Now I can't get it working. Recall caused problem. Make them fix it!.

car   Transfer Case problem 21
Failure Date: 02/01/2011

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Consumer writes in regards to transmission failure and seeks reimbursement for repairs. The consumer stated in February 2011, she parked her vehicle overnight in her garage, after having driven it throughout the day without problems. When she started it the next day, the gears would not engage. She spoke with a mechanic, who suggested the transfer case was in neutral. Subsequently, the vehicle was towed to a nearby transmission shop. They ran a diagnostics and the codes indicated the transmission was faulty. Based upon their recommendation, she had the transmission replaced.

car   Transfer Case problem 22
Failure Date: 05/12/2006

2005 Grand Cherokee ltd, 4. 7 litre engine. When stopped at a light the car suddenly accelerated.

car   Transfer Case problem 23
Failure Date: 01/20/2006

***several problems with 2005 Jeep cherokee laredo 3. 7*** just after purchasing this vehicle in Feb 2006 dealer had to replace the air conditioner because it would only work at one speed. After that the transfer case and shifter had to be replaced, next the windshield began to leak molding the carpets, next the steering wheel began making loud clicking noise when making deep turns, vehicle also has severe hesitation when going up hills, now my mechanic says there is transmission fluid all under the vehicle. Have also bumped my knee against the key resulting in stalling. Worst of all only getting 12-14 mpg!!!!!!have owned Jeeps in the past, very unhappy with this one.