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Accelerator Stuck Problems of Jeep Grand Cherokee



Jeep Grand Cherokee owners have reported 15 problems related to accelerator stuck (under the vehicle speed control category).

car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1
Failure Date: 08/10/2010

The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving at approximately 60 mph the accelerator pedal got stuck. He stepped on the brake pedal, which depressed all the way to the floor without stopping the vehicle. The vehicle would not stop until he shifted it into neutral and engaged the emergency brake. The vehicle was shut off and upon restart operated as normal. The vehicle was not taken to be examined for the cause of failure and was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 56,000.

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car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2
Failure Date: 07/16/2010

The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee laredo. While sitting at a drive through window her vehicle suddenly accelerated through the parking lot. She looked down and noticed that the accelerator pedal was stuck. She almost lost control of the vehicle as the vehicle continued to accelerate in the parking lot causing her to crash into the curb and damaged both rims and tires on the passenger side of the vehicle. There were no injuries. The police were not notified. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not notified. There was routine maintenance performed on the vehicle a week prior to the failure. The failure mileage was 28,000.

car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3
Failure Date: 06/19/2010

The contact owns a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee laredo. The contact stated while driving at unknown speeds, the accelerator pedal became stuck in the open throttle position. The contact placed the vehicle into neutral and applied constant, steady pressure to the accelerator until the pedal released. The vehicle was taken to a local repair facility where they diagnosed the accelerator throttle plate house as faulty. The dealer was contacted to obtain the part however, the part was on backorder until further notice. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 119,000.

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car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4
Failure Date: 03/26/2008

My 2002 Chrysler Jeep 4x4 Grand Cherokee suddenly took off with no brakes. The accelerator seemed to be stuck and the brakes would not slow the car down. I was leaving the parking lot at work. I had both feet on the brakes, put it in neutral and pulled the emergency brake. This still would not slow the car down. I finally moved the gear into park and that seemed to work. After talking to people at work, this is considered a problem with these cars. No one can find anything wrong with it. I will not buy another Jeep or Chrysler car again. I don't feel they stand behind this repeated problem.

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car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5
Failure Date: 10/08/2006

During the last time that I have used my 2005 Jeep cherokee, the accelerator got stuck, the vehicle accelerated from a speed of about 55 to 90 to 100 before I could stop the vehicle this occurred several times.

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car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6
Failure Date: 10/04/2006

The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While shifting out of neutral, the vehicle surged forward. The contact depressed the brake pedal with both feet, but the vehicle failed to stop. The vehicle crashed into a pole, flipped over three times, and landed on a business sign. Smoke began to rise from the engine and the fire department used the jaws of life to rescue the contact from the vehicle. She sustained injuries to her back and left leg. A police report was filed and the investigation concluded that the failure was due to the accelerator pedal becoming stuck. The speed and engine size were unknown. The VIN was verified and appears to be valid. The vehicle was destroyed, therefore no current mileage was available. The failure mileage was 60,000.

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car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee 7
Failure Date: 05/16/2005

I had just turned right at a traffic light, driving slowly forward in a construction area, when my accelerator suddenly stuck. Within a few seconds my car hit the vehicle in front of me at an accelerated speed, causing a chain reaction with 2 additional cars. My car was totaled and I believe the one I hit directly was too. . . I was ticketed for careless driving even though I told the police what had happened. . . A year later I have heard several reports about my vehicle, a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, having this problem. My insurance company has been dealing with the subsequent lawsuits filed by 3 of the 4 vehicles hit resulting from this accident. . .

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car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 8
Failure Date: 03/05/2005

Whille backing into a service bay the accelerator stuck, the vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed, nearly hitting a service attendent. My husband had to apply both feet to halt the vehicle, while both back tires smoked.

car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 9
Failure Date: 01/18/2005

Accellerator stuck several times over a 24 hr period. Car was a Jeep cheroke 2002 Jeep VIN - 1j4gw48n12c208856. The last time the accelerator stuck required the driver to drive the Jeep off the road and hit a tree to stop the car. Jeep was totaled - no additional investigation done by dealership or insurance company.

car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee 10
Failure Date: 01/22/2001

While travelling about 65-70mph vehicle suddenly surged forward, accelerated to around 78 mph. Engine revved, accelerator pedal stuck to floor, consumer could not slow vehicle down, finally shut off ignition. Chrysler said that a vehicle with that many miles that could happen.

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car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee 11
Failure Date: 04/15/1998

The accelerator sticks when driving. The problem occurs when the vehicle is on a downhill grade while using a lower gear to limit downhill speed. While driving downhill the throttle sticks when a small amount of power is added to maintain a given speed. When driving under this condition if I add braking, the throttle (rpm) continues to stay at approximently 3000 rpm. At this point if I put the transmission into neutral the throttle stays at high rpm as I continue to coast downhill and doesn't reduce rpm until the vehicle has slowed to a stop. It's interesting how when in neutral that the vehicle recognizes the speed, or lack of, then reduces rpm once the vehicle has slowed to a stop. When driving the vehicle while in gear the same problem occurs. While in gear, if I brake, the throttle (rpm) continues to stick until the vehicle slows to a stop and then the rpm lowers to idle speed. (kinda hard on the breaks too!) I demonstrated this exact problem to a Chrysler rep. (bob hardy). Later I found out he had stated that the throttle sticking was "normal". After I had demonstrated the throttle sticking, I was told there was nothing that should be done because they had determined that the throttle sticking was "driver induced". What a ridicules statement! a catch 22! here, I finally get the opportunity to demonstrate the throttle sticking and it is used as their defense saying that I induced my vehicle to have a stuck throttle! I guess that's the price "I" pay when I demonstrate a serious defect and the manufacture wants to ignore it! I have complained about this defect for over two years, while it was still under warranty and nothing related to this defect was corrected. I must add, it took some time to realize that the throttle was sticking due to the circumstances involved, which made it difficult to recognize immediately.

car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee 12
Failure Date: 04/15/1998

The accelerator sticks when driving. The problem occurs when the vehicle is on a downhill grade while using a lower gear to limit downhill speed. While driving downhill the throttle sticks when a small amount of power is added to maintain a given speed. When driving under this condition if I add braking, the throttle (rpm) continues to stay at approximently 3000 rpm. At this point if I put the transmission into neutral the throttle stays at high rpm as I continue to coast downhill and doesn't reduce rpm until the vehicle has slowed to a stop. It's interesting how when in neutral that the vehicle recognizes the speed, or lack of, then reduces rpm once the vehicle has slowed to a stop. When driving the vehicle while in gear the same problem occurs. While in gear, if I brake, the throttle (rpm) continues to stick until the vehicle slows to a stop and then the rpm lowers to idle speed. (kinda hard on the breaks too!) I demonstrated this exact problem to a Chrysler rep. (bob hardy). Later I found out he had stated that the throttle sticking was "normal". After I had demonstrated the throttle sticking, I was told there was nothing that should be done because they had determined that the throttle sticking was "driver induced". What a ridicules statement! a catch 22! here, I finally get the opportunity to demonstrate the throttle sticking and it is used as there defense saying that I induced my vehicle to have a stuck throttle! I guess that's the price "I" pay when I demonstrate a serious defect and the manufacture wants to ignore it! I have complained about this defect for over two years, while it was still under warranty and nothing related to this defect was corrected. I must add, it took some time to realize that the throttle was sticking due to the circumstances involved, which made it difficult to recognize immediately.

car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee 13
Failure Date: 04/15/1998

The accelerator sticks when driving. The problem occurs when the vehicle is on a downhill grade in a lower gear while using the lower gear to limit downhill speed. While driving downhill the throttle sticks when a small amount of power is added to maintain a given speed. While driving under these conditions I can add brakes and the throttle (rpm) continues to stay at approximently 3000 rpm. At this point if I put the transmission into neutral but throttle stays at high rpm as I continue to coast downhill and doesn't reduce rpm until the car has slowed to a stop. It's interesting, how when in neutral that the vehicle recognizes the speed, then reduces the rpm to idle speed once it has slowed to a stop. If I keep the car in gear while breaking to a stop, it also eventually drops rpm to idle speed. I demonstrated this exact problem to a Chrysler rep. (bob hardy). Later I found out he felt this was "normal" and after I demonstrated the problem and was I told there was nothing that could be done and that they said it was "driver induced". I guess that's the price you pay when you demonstrate a very serious problem and the manufacture wants to ignor it! I have complained about this problem for over 2 1/2 years while still under warranty and nothing related to this problem was corrected. I must add that it took some time for me to realize that this was happening because you can break while the throttle is sticking and then when stopped it drops rpm. This can tend to mask recognizing the problem immediately.

car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 14
Failure Date: 01/01/1901

Letter from congressman king on behalf of constituent re accelerator problem with his 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee (dot/I #2010-2143) respond to massapequa park, NY office the consumer stated while driving, the accelerator became stuck. The vehicle continued at full throttle up to 90 mph until he turned the engine off and coasted to the side of the road. The consumer took the vehicle to his mechanic who stated the throttle housing was warped; most likely due to heat and it would have to be replaced.

car image   Accelerator Stuck problem of the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee 15

The accelerator is sticking while the vehicle is on a downhill grade and a lower gear is being used to limit the speed, the throttle sticks when a small amount of power is added to maintian speed, when the consumer brakes, the rpm continues to stick, the dealer informed the consumer that the throttle sticking is normal.


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