Power Steering Fluid problems of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

13 problems related to power steering fluid have been reported for the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee based on all problems reported for the 2012 Grand Cherokee.

car   Power Steering Fluid problem 1
Failure Date: 04/16/2018

On April 16, 2018, I took my car into the glendale Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership in glendale, mo, to obtain the alternator diode thermal fatigue recall replacement. During their inspection, I was notified that I also needed to replace the rack and pinion power steering module due to leaking fluid for $2300. 00. This item is connected to the recall of the alternator diode thermal fatigue problem. In addition, I was notified by the inspector that I had to replace the right rear shocks, also due to broken seals and leaking fluid. This car obviously is experiencing systemic failures, for which Jeep should be held responsible, since the car has only been driven by myself and has only 46,000 miles on it. These core items should last at least 100,000 miles. I have found that the dealership is charging me almost twice the going rate for replacing these items, and this is quite upsetting. I have found information on the internet that there are many similar complaints about these electrical failures, and feel strongly that your organization should issue a recall re the rack and pinion power steering module as soon as possible. This is a very dangerous failure and should be Jeep's responsibility. My car has had regular service check-ups, the last one being on December 9, 2017, to obtain the brake booster water shield recall replacement - another failure. Between December 9 and April 16, the car was not driven more than a few hundred miles, and always garaged and clean. No accidents in its history. And yet, its electrical system seems to be disintegrating. I feel my life is in danger in this car, and I obviously cannot sell it without these items being fixed, harming me further financially. Please act on this complaint as soon as possible.

car   Power Steering Fluid problem 2
Failure Date: 08/28/2017

Dealership related the found steering gear had no fluid, it was leaking and needed to be replaced. We park the car in the garage and have no leaks on the floor. Where is all this leaking fluid going?.

car   Power Steering Fluid problem 3
Failure Date: 05/15/2017

Power steering fluid leaking; according to dealer, power steering fluid is highly flammable and may cause a fire forcing me to pay the $1,600 for a new steering rack. 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 26k miles.

car   Power Steering Fluid problem 4
Failure Date: 01/31/2017

Rack and pinion is leaking power steering fluid. A crack in the seal has developed in the rack on the front passenger side. The vehicle has never had any other issues like this before. Also the computer has not indicated low power steering fluid but the mechanic told me it was low. The vehicle was not driven recklessly or off road that would cause a crack like this. There is no simple fix for this other than a $1300+ repair for an issue that is a defect. I have had 2 mechanics and the dealership look at the issue and give me quotes. I discovered this in January.

car   Power Steering Fluid problem 5
Failure Date: 08/16/2016

I am losing power steering fluid on my 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee - there is a leak somewhere in the steering. I have only 40,k miles on this vehicle. There have been many complaints on this and is obviously a defect in the steering system - Chrysler should recall and repair this problem.

car   Power Steering Fluid problem 6
Failure Date: 11/02/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that upon inspecting the vehicle, the power steering fluid was low and that there was an internal fracture which caused a leak of the power steering fluid with no warning. The contact was not included in NHTSA action number: pe12020 (steering). The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and diagnosis to determine the failure. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and they provided no remedy. The approximate failure mileage was not available. Dyd.

car   Power Steering Fluid problem 7
Failure Date: 11/01/2015

Rack and pinion leaking. On July 23 2012 there was an article published about cars going on for due to power steering fluid spraying on motor. Please recall this problem. It's has affected many.

car   Power Steering Fluid problem 8
Failure Date: 05/16/2015

The power steering hose is leaking fluid onto the engine.

car   Power Steering Fluid problem 9
Failure Date: 03/28/2015

Seal fails prematurely on rack and pinon. It leaks into boot sealing the connection between the end of the rack and the inner rods, which masks the problem. Because the vehicle is not dripping fluid the leak goes unnoticed. I see this as a serious issue, as most people do not expect the rack & pinion to fail at such an early interval they are probably not checking fluid levels. . This could potentially cause lack of steering and result in many accidents. Jeep is ignoring the problem, message boards on internet are full of people reporting this issue. I would like to see it investigated.

car   Power Steering Fluid problem 10
Failure Date: 01/31/2015

Last Saturday (01/31/2015), I got 48k service done on this Jeep. Yesterday (02/02/2015) the steering wheel got jammed when my wife was reversing the vehicle from the driveway. We found out that the power steering fluid was missing. I took the Jeep back to the dealer and they found that the power steering fluid container is leaking.

car   Power Steering Fluid problem 11
Failure Date: 07/25/2014

The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle was leaking power steering fluid. As a result, the vehicle jerked while turning left or right. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 32,000.

car   Power Steering Fluid problem 12
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 13
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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