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Check Engine Light On Problems of Jeep Grand Cherokee - part 1



Jeep Grand Cherokee owners have reported 77 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1
Failure Date: 08/24/2015

Went to get in my car to go to work and it wouldn't start. I assumed it was just a battery. So I called aaa to jump me. He advised that your key should not wiggle when in the ignition. He was 90% sure that was the cause for my battery issue. He jumped me so I could get to the garage to have it tested to see if it was a battery or another issue because he didn't want to replace battery if that is the issue because it would drain it again. I went . 8 of a mile and was stopped in traffic and all the lights started flashing on the dash and it went dead. Called again to get jumped. I went 5 feet and it staled out again. He had me towed to dealership because he thinks it is part of the recall. Went to dealership, they couldn't give me a loaner and told me if part of recall it would take 3-4 weeks to get the part. I don't have another car. Next day called on it and eventually was advised that it was the ignition recall but I had to pay for the battery. I don't feel I should have to pay for that because it was drained because of the product recall. Next day- drove 15 miles and the check engine light came on. Took it back and the dealership doesn't know what is wrong. I didn't get the notice of recall until 08/24/15 at 3:00 in the mail. It was released in 2014, why am I just getting it now. I could have been killed in it because of this recall. If I would have been on the highway and it just stopped, I would have been killed. There is something majorly wrong with these Jeeps and the way people send out these recalls.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2
Failure Date: 06/30/2015

The check engine (gas cap) warning light came on. Then I was backing out of our driveway, stopped to put garage door down and the vehicle quit (while in reverse and it was idling). The vehicle started right up when I put it in park but then quit again approximately 2 hours later when I was pulling into a parking space. We took it into a dealership in nampa and they stated that they fixed the problem with the check engine light but they did not know why the vehicle quit. They informed us that there was a recall on the ignition switch and that could be the problem but parts to fix it were not available. I called Chrysler and they told me parts may be available in September. I am afraid to drive the vehicle because we live in a remote mountain area and if the vehicle quits, I will not have power brakes or power steering when driving along the river on a very curvy, treacherous road. I cannot afford to leave the vehicle parked until parts are available at an apparently unknown date. Chrysler did suggest that I have the ignition replaced and they may or may not reimburse me. The dealership said the parts they currently have may or may not fix the problem. Can you please tell me what you would suggest? what happens if the vehicle quits and there is an accident? is Chrysler and/or the dealership liable for any injury and/or damages? thank you.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3
Failure Date: 03/23/2015

The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee check engine light was on and stalled then pulled over to side of street then restarted engine. Took to Dodge dealership -had major engine failure no-to low compression on lft cylinder head. Is the fuel tank on this vehicle defective will it leak and explode/catch fire if rear ended? this vehicle was owned by dealership with open/active recall safety defects. Should I be concerned with driving this vehicle. Dealership did not disclose this when they sold the vehicle. How is this legal and allowed to get away with this dangerous vehicle. I don't want to put my family in it. Maybe the dealership owner will put his family in it since he's selling defective cars. I just get another safety recall notice. This vehicle is an accident/fatality waiting to happen. The manufacturer/dealership should refund the purchase price or be criminally charged. I paid thousands of $'s, this vehicle is a total loss who going to buy it.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4
Failure Date: 03/16/2015

Driving 30 mph, after about 3 miles of driving my check engine light came on. Followed the tips to check the code and it says "transmission over temp". Everything seems to be ok at the time but I'm sure this will eventually cause a problem. A couple months ago the whole instrument cluster cut off and on 2 times in a couple minute window but that seems to have been an isolated incident since it hasn't happened since.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5
Failure Date: 03/03/2015

Driving at highway speed the yellow check engine light illuminated and shortly after this the engine shut off. There was roughly 1/4 tank of fuel when this occurred. No low fuel warning light , engine roughness or other symptoms were noted prior to engine shutting down. Vehicle coasted to side of highway and would not restart. Vehicle would crank but not fire. Vehicle was towed to local Jeep dealer and no issues was found. Vehicle was returned ~1 week later with comments from dealer tech that no issues were found and it will likely happen again.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6
Failure Date: 02/19/2015

While driving 60 on the highway, I suddenly had no acceleration. The check engine light did not come on, the dash lights stayed the same as while driving. I pulled over to the side of the road, put it in park, turned the key off, then started it on the first try. It then drove fine. A week and a half later, 3-3-2015, I'm sitting at a stop light, the light turns green, I accelerate, the Jeep starts to move forward, then again, loses all power. I pull over, try to start the Jeep, it won't start. I immediately try again, it won't start. I wait about 20 seconds, try again, it starts. Drove fine the rest of the night. Both times I was on the highway in 4-6 lanes of traffic! one of these times I won't be as lucky as I have been! this is only a few of the ongoing problems I have had with this Jeep. You can check with the manager of the service department at lee Chrysler Dodge Jeep in fort walton beach to find out what part they replaced about 6 months ago that I had to pay for, that I strongly believe should have been covered by one of your many recalls. I really hope you plan to recompensate us for all the trouble this has caused us. Obviously I need to be rid of this Jeep before it gets me killed.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 7
Failure Date: 01/11/2015

The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at 70 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14v154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic) and 14v391000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 135,000.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 8
Failure Date: 01/01/2015

The contact owns a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at 50 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 09v117000 (seats); however, the part to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 9
Failure Date: 12/22/2014

Event occured December 22, 2014. After multiple monthly check engine lights and "reflash" of the computer, the vehicle information center gave a warning of "incorrect def detected. " (only mopar def had been used). Within 10 miles the vic warning stated "vehicle will not restart in 200 miles. " return to the dealer again after the previous visit 3 days prior to "reflash" the computer indicated a recent TSB for replacement of the catalytic converter. I also had them check the def pump and nozzle which was clogged with crystalized def. After two weeks of waiting with them not able to find a catalytic converter and new oxygen sensor I was forced to trade the vehicle at a loss. (Chrysler would not offer any help on the trade).

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 10
Failure Date: 11/07/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the front end of the vehicle began to shake violently and the contact was unable to control the vehicle before it suddenly shut off. The contact indicated that during the incident the check engine light illuminated and the engine could not be restarted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 35,000. Pam.


 
car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 11
Failure Date: 10/22/2014

Vehicle is an automatic, suddenly attempted to manually shift into a lower gear. The vehicle suddenly slowed down to 5 miles an hour and the rpms started to red line. Check engine light came on and stayed on all day. This has happened numerous times in the last few months without warning.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 12
Failure Date: 10/20/2014

While driving approximately 40mph my check engine light started dinging and blinking. Within a few seconds of this the engine powered down ( rpm read 0). All the electrical components stayed on (radio, lights, ect) then within 10 seconds the engine started back up. When the vehicle restarted itself the esp showed being disabled and the rpm's where higher than normal. Any acceleration/deceleration the check engine light would ding and blink. This has happened multiple times since it first occured. I have taken it to two mechanics to be serviced. The vehicle displayed random codes at both shops.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 13
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

The contact owns a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 15 mph, the engine stalled and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle restarted but the failure recurred on multiple occasions. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred when driving at low speeds. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 232,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 14
Failure Date: 09/13/2014

While accelerating the vehicle lost power and the prndl lights all illuminated. After a few seconds power resumed. This has happened several times and the check engine light has come on. We have been told its error code u0404 and the electronic shift module needs to be replaced. It appears this is a very common occurrence for this year vehicle. It is a safety concern because if it happened during high traffic times it could certainly cause an accident.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee 15
Failure Date: 09/07/2014

On two occasion my check engine light came on. Both times the thermostat gage kept going up and down. On both occasion I took the vehicle to have it checked. On the second occasion that this happened I was told that a technical service bulletin had been issued for this problem. (pull code #p2181) I was also told that I had to take the vehicle to a dealer to have it taken care of. Since this is a manufacturing issue I felt that it should be taken care at no cost to me but was informed that I would need to in fact pay for this update. (not only do I need to pay but I also have to take time off from work to have this done).

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 16
Failure Date: 08/15/2014

I really need your help. In April of 2014 I bought a brand new Jeep Grand Cherokee summit edition for $60,000. I was thrilled to have finally owned my dream car since 1997! I started having issues with the car in August. . . And when I say issues, I don't mean the radio blitzing out. The car turned off in the middle of a 4 way intersection and wouldn't restart for 3-4 attempts!!!! terrified I took it to the dealership who said it registered some check engine light codes but they couldn't find why it did that. They turned the light off and had me pick the car up. After repeating the same thing, about 8-10 more times the car just shutting off and going back into the shop a second and third time they now said OH we figured out what the problem was and its fixed. I was thrilled for this to be over! a couple weeks later I was driving on the freeway going 65 mph with no cars around me or insight. All of the sudden the car dashboard said brake!!! and the car applied the abs brakes and abruptly slowed the car down to 40 mph!!!! I was so scared at that point, to top it off the car again shut off and the check engine light back on. I took the car to the dealership for the 4th time where they now have put me in a rental for 40 days. This time I was told my car registered 57 codes but they were not able to fix or diagnose the problem. I expressed my concern when I was asked to pick the car up. I don't feel safe in that car and I have lost faith in that vehicle. I asked that they buy the car back since it legally falls under the lemon law and they refused. They left me no choice but to hire a lemon law attorney. I now have lost faith in Jeep/Chrysler for the way they are handling this. They would rather put myself and others in harms way than to do the right thing. Kelly.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 17
Failure Date: 08/01/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated continuously. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer stated that the part was not available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 18
Failure Date: 07/21/2014

1) driving ~ 45 mph. 2) parking/crash detection sensor on the front driver side makes audible noise for 2 seconds, then noise ceases - this parking/crash detection issue was reported to the dealership 3 days prior. 3) all consoles go blank, to include speedometer (which is digital), temperature, navigation, etc. (driver & center consoles) - hands free phone call linked within the vehicle disconnects midway through call at this time as well. 4) engine appears operational, but seems to be in a lower gear and acceleration is problematic, brakes are sluggish. 5) electrical system in the vehicle reboots while driving ~10 seconds later, displaying multiple warning messages (check engine light, low battery voltage, no abs, suspension system, etc. ). 6) pulled the car over at the first safe location ~1/4 mile. 7) vehicle would not go into park, applied emergency brake and turned vehicle off. 8) restarted vehicle, check engine and low battery voltage light remains on, but vehicle appears stable enough to drive ~2 miles home.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 19
Failure Date: 06/18/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Jeep grande cherokee. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (engine). The contact stated while driving 45 mph the vehicle stalled without waring. After the vehicle was restarted the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to dealer where technician diagnosed the ignition failed. The contact removed all weight from the ignition but the problem persisted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 132,000. Sr.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 20
Failure Date: 05/14/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled and the check engine light and the abs light illuminated. Also, the contact stated that the brakes engaged independently. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 21
Failure Date: 05/12/2014

Bought Jeep new on 12/2012. Check engine light came on last week, took it to auto parts store to have it hooked up to computer and it read cylinder 4 misfiring. Called Jeep dealer and brought it in for service, they called and said it was the cylinder head and will replace. This makes me very concerned to see so many others having similar problems. Wasn't even given a loaner car while repair was done because I didn't have the extended warranty. I only have 15,000 miles on car, shouldn't need extended warranty!! maybe Jeep is trying to tell us something.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 22
Failure Date: 03/06/2014

Our Jeep Grand Cherokee has been has been having electrical problems. Several different electrical problems occur after which the check engine light will illuminate. Of these electrical problems the dangerous ones include: headlights shutting off, dashboard completely shutting, and vehicle shut off while in motion. We have had the following replace in our vehicle: burnt wires in our engine harness, faulty solenoid, alternator, pcm, and abs module. The issue still occurs. Purchasing the vehicle in Dec we've brought the vehicle back into the dealership for service 3-4 times. While we haven't filed for lemon law yet, Jeep promised us that they would take a look at replacing our vehicle after a number of problem. Their answer to us was to wait to see if the issue occurred again. While we may file for lemon law, we feel that it will be important that we report these issues as they are experienced by other consumers on forums across the internet.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 23
Failure Date: 02/15/2014

I brought my cherokee into dealer where I purchased it for a check engine light. The Jeep was looked at and the lead mechanic proceeded to tell me it would need a cylinder head. I bought this Jeep on 11/7/11 and couldn't believe what I was hearing. After reading many forums and Chrysler's comments; which they don't take full responsibility for this critical issue by putting some fault on the customer. Brand new vehicle which I paid a good amount for and after 20,000 you have to rip my truck apart and now I hope for the best. I feel this is just a band aide to cover the major problem with this 3. 6-l engine. To me now it's as if I bought it used. If I try to trade the Jeep in I'm sure it has depreciated and the same if I was to sell to a private owner. I truly feel I was taken advantage of by Chrysler and to pay that amount for a vehicle which clearly has mechanical problems, well to me, that is just not acceptable. I know fires under the hood are being investigated, I am very concerned on this issue as well. I think my cherokee should be warranted for the life of the cherokee by Chrysler due to the mechanical problem returning after another 20,000 or 25,000 miles. Thank you for your time.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 24
Failure Date: 02/09/2014

Check engine light came on, took to service garage. Diagnosed with ck dtc's-p0302 #2 cylinder misfire. Service department claims they road tested -issue cleared. I picked up the vehicle, drove approximately 5 miles with same issue. I called dealer, they said to continue to drive the vehicle for a week or so, and see if it fixes itself.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee 25
Failure Date: 01/01/2014

The Jeep will die at any given time, place, temperature. Nothing seems to make a difference. The only thing I can get to make a difference on wether it runs or dies in putting pressure by hand on the number three computer plug. No check engine light, no codes no nothing. Just a faulty computer design thats putting myself and my family in dangerous situations on a regular basis.

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