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Power Steering Fluid problems of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee



Two problems related to power steering fluid have been reported for the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

car   Power Steering Fluid problem 1
Failure Date: 07/19/2012

We had noticed a small puddle of fluid in our garage and took car to be serviced at Jeep. They said it was transmission fluid and fixed the problem. Next day we drove 500 miles to oliver bc and when we stopped the car, we noticed a larger puddle of red fluid from the left front area under car. The car was difficult to steer and realized it must be power steering fluid that was leaking. We took it to a dealer in pentiction, bc and they said that there was no power steering fluid left in the system. They "located power steering leak, as clamp was not released, they released clamp, cleaned off the fluids, refilled reservoir, road tested and no leaks. " we then drove another 300 miles to our destination and have not had any leaks and the power steering seems fine. We just bought the car in may and it only has 2100 miles on it.

car   Power Steering Fluid problem 2
Failure Date: 04/23/2012

The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving approximately 1 mph in the driveway, a loud noise emitted from outside of the vehicle and suddenly the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The contact noticed an excessive amount of steering fluid leaking onto the ground. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer, where the power steering hose was reconnected. The malfunction recurred twice and each time the vehicle was towed to the dealer. There were other repairs performed at different times, which consisted of replacing the power steering pump and cooler. In addition, the power steering rack and hoses were replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. There was currently an open investigation under NHTSA action number pe12020 (steering:hydraulic power assist:hose, piping, and connections). The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000.


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