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Automatic Transmission Floor Shift Problems of Jeep Grand Cherokee - part 1



Jeep Grand Cherokee owners have reported 36 problems related to automatic transmission floor shift (under the power train category).

car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1
Failure Date: 08/26/2011

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the gear shift selector bezel fractured, making the shifter difficult to maneuver. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where the dealer advised that the bezel could either be replaced or glued. The contact called the manufacturer and filed a complaint. The failure mileage was 90,000. The VIN was not available.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2
Failure Date: 05/07/2010

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While attempting to park, the gear shift lever would not move to the park position because the dust cover broke into pieces. The contact shifted into neutral and used the emergency brake to park. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were approximately 64,000.

car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3
Failure Date: 10/01/2007

2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee laredo the Jeep was running and in park. I was standing outside about 20 yards away. The gearshift popped from park to reverse on its own. I was luckily able to stop it in time. Also, when I park it and try to remove the key the key is locked in place like its still in gear. I have to push the gearshift with force to release the key. A mechanic has said that the linkage was loose. I have tightened it and the problem has happened again.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4
Failure Date: 08/31/2007

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee with recall for the floor shifter. Customer states that the dealer never informed him of a recall on his vehicle for the floor shifter since it was put in place in 2002. The consumer stated there is a clicking noise coming from the steering and the mechanic recommended the clock spring be replaced. The consumer stated the cv joints had to be replaced. The consumer received a second opinion about the cv joints and was told it was related to the viscous coupler being worn which was the real problem. The dealer stated minor driver side valve leak, rear main seal seeping, and rear viscous coupler was worn with noticeable hopping felt in the vehicle.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5
Failure Date: 07/28/2007

2001 Grand Cherokee ltd which slipped from park into reverse customer states that the car slipped from park into reverse while it sat idling as it somehow rolled backwards down an embankment over a retaining wall and ended up flipped on it's side in 6' of water* the consumer stated earlier models had been recalled for the same problem she experienced and supposedly the 2001 models had been corrected.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6
Failure Date: 11/11/2006

I purchased a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee in August of 2006. 11/11/06 this is the second time the automatic shift stick has malfunctioned and would not go into park. The Jeep has e remote starting feature with a safety that will lock the shift lever in place until the key is inserted into the ignition. This locking mechanism is what keeps breaking. We currently have 4700 miles on this vehicle. The dealership has fixed the shifter both times at no charge, but I certainly don't plan on having to replace this every 2500 miles. They need a design change.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 7
Failure Date: 02/01/2006

: the contact stated the gear shift position indicator was placed in park with the engine running and the driver attempted to exit the vehicle. The transmission unexpectedly jumped into drive while the door was ajar, this resulted in the contact being thrown underneath the moving vehicle. After traveling over the contact's legs the vehicle continued forward motion until it rolled over a twenty foot embankment and was stopped by a tree. The contact sustained leg injuries. The vehicle was towed and later inspected by the insurance company who deemed it a total loss. Additionally, it was discovered the gear shift position indicator was in drive.

car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 8
Failure Date: 03/28/2005

While parking/running on slight incline vehicle slipped out of park gear into reverse. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee 9
Failure Date: 02/07/2005

Recall campaign 02v053000, consumer left the vehicle in the driveway, went into the house, and the vehicle rolled down the driveway, and struck a tree, damaging the right rear tail light/ lift rear door, and bumper. Consumer did not remember receiving recall for inadvertent movement. The vehicle does not hold it's position when placed in park. The manufacturer agreed to perform the recall but refused to provide any assistance for the body damage because they claimed the consumer neglected to have the recall work performed.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee 10
Failure Date: 10/21/2004

After placing the vehicle into the driveway, removing the children, consumer noticed that vehicle going down the hill and rammed into another vehicle. Nhtsa recall 02v053000. Consumer moved and never received recall notice.


 
car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 11
Failure Date: 09/19/2004

The vehicle is a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee laredo and was a rental vehicle. I found out that it is possible to have this vehicle in park, but not have the shift lever locked in the park position. My wife (in the passenger seat) bumped the shift lever as she reached for one of the a/c controls. She was alone in the vehicle. The vehicle went into reverse and rolled backwards across a macdonalds parking lot into another vehicle. This incident had significant possibility for death and/or serious injuries. Police were called but declined to respond to an incident on private property.

car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee 12
Failure Date: 09/07/2004

Certain sport utility vehicles, if a driver has not placed the shifter lever fully into the "park" position and leaves the vehicle running, the vehicle may unexpectedly move rearward after seeming to be stable. This recall letter was received on 2003 and failed. The consumer crashed into the rear of another vehicle. Please provide further information.

car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee 13
Failure Date: 08/23/2004

The vehicle jumped out of gear, striking another vehicle and a mail box . After receiving a recall for the existing condition. The manufacturer inspected the vehicle and stated that the brake line was worn. Recall# 02v053000.

car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee 14
Failure Date: 07/27/2004

Pulled vehicle to the side of the road to check right front tire. Left gear in park with engine running, exited vehicle and was walking around the front of the vehicle when I heard a "thunk". Vehicle had shifted into reverse and was traveling down a slight incline. Attempted to enter vehicle and was knocked to the ground. Made a second attempt and again was knocked to the ground. Vehicle continued in reverse, striking a fire hydrant. I sustained various injuries and was transported to hospital by ambulance.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 15
Failure Date: 04/01/2004

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee was placed in "park" with engine on and left vacant while owner walked to nearby housing complex mailboxe. The vehicle slipped out of gear, into reverse, and struck the owner and the building before owner re-entered vehicle and regained control. The owner suffered a significant scratch, about seven inches long, on waist and scratches and bruising on thigh, now swollen and causing a limp. Vehicle's tailgate is smashed in, bumper scraped and rear wiper bent.

car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee 16
Failure Date: 11/28/2003

After parking the vehicle consumer walked away. Then, turned around and noticed that vehicle was rolling . Vehicle rolled down the driveway, crossed a street and down an embankment. Consumer tried to stop it, but was slightly injured during the incident.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 17
Failure Date: 10/01/2003

While the key was in the ignition and the motor running driver got out of the vehicle with a passenger still inside. Vehicle started to back up, hitting a bench and a building. Vehicle was repaired. The next month the consumer received a recall notice regarding the problem she experienced. Consumer went to another dealership due to lack of cooperation. Also, consumer contacted manufacturer, and was dissatisfied with the response she received from them. She then sought legal help in her state. The consumer requested reimbursement from the manufacturer but she was denied.

car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 18
Failure Date: 05/07/2003

The consumer received a recall notice on 5/9/2003. Recall # 02v053000. On 5/7/2003 the vehicle unexpectedly moved backwards, dragged the consumer, and then hit a tree.

car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee 19
Failure Date: 02/20/2003

The vehicle was in park, when all of a sudden it jumped out of gear into reverse, which resulted in an accident. Consumer was informed there was a recall regarding the issue, however consumer was never notified. Recall number 02 v 053 000.

car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 20
Failure Date: 01/18/2003

While vehicle was parked in the driveway it went into reverse and hit another vehicle. Vehicle wa swithin the remedy scope for recal 02v053000 subject: inadvertent movement, but the consumer was never notified. Manufacturer would not authorize the dealer to repair the recall because vehicle was involved in a collision.

car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee 21
Failure Date: 12/26/2002

I am having problems with my 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee,I have read several other owners ,that are having the same problems with cold weather shifting of the transmission and also growling in rear end when backing. However I am convince that this is a company default. Please contact me as soon as possible .

car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 22
Failure Date: 11/29/2002

Consumer stated that the dealer is taking to long to perform the recall#02v053000 inadvertently vehicle movement. Please provide the name, number, and address. Ts.

car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee 23
Failure Date: 11/07/2002

The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer to have recall 02v-053 performed for the shifter lever, after the installation was completed, the consumer noticed the shifter was stiff but left the dealer anyway. The consumer stated that she couldn't drive the vehicle like this. The consumer called Jeep eagle and was told that maybe it needed further adjustment. The consumer had gone back to the service department who had performed the recall, and was told that everything was correct. The consumer was given the option to remove the recall and return the vehicle to its original condition. (the consumer couldn't imagine using two hands to shift, so she opted for the change) the consumer picked up the vehicle later and then noticed that it is now loose compared to its original condition. The consumer(s) were told that what they perceived as loose was completely functional and okay to drive. The consumer(s) have had a number of concerns with the stiff shifting related to the recall.

car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee 24
Failure Date: 10/01/2002

Consumer advised that vehicle was idling in park, but slightly rolled backward. Consumer visited dealer to advise of incident. Dealer informed consumer that vehicle needed new transmission and replaced for consumer, but did not mention current recall 02v053000. Consumer then received recall notice and contacted manufacturer. Manufacturer advised consumer that dealer recorded recall 02v053000 being remedied on 10/27/02 the same time vehicle's transmission was being replaced. Ts the transmission was never replaced, but consumer paid for a replaced transmission.

car image   Automatic Transmission Floor Shift problem of the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 25
Failure Date: 04/10/2002

Dealer island Jeep's in lindenhurst, NY. Phone 631/957-0099. Unable to honor manufacturer's recall. States that there are no parts available. Recall no. 02v053.