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Jeep Grand Cherokee owners have reported 96 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1
Failure Date: 06/13/2016

Vehicle check engine light comes on, vehicle loses power and eventually stalls. This has been going on for about a year and has happen about 4 times.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2
Failure Date: 05/10/2016

Vehicle failed suddenly while turning in the middle of a busy intersection (city driving). Vehicle systems reported electronic throttle module failure, electronic barking system failure, airbag system failure, vehicle sensor failure all simultaneously. Check engine light turned on.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3
Failure Date: 04/30/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled and the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The failure occurred more than ten times. The dealer was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 72,000.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4
Failure Date: 04/15/2016

Gasoline odor/check engine light have had this vehicle machanically checked the smell of fuel on startup with window lowered is overpowering. . The check engine light came on and I had the vehicle plugged into service computer. . Was told too check gas cap/replace. . Which I did. . The gasoline odor is still present and the check engine light is back on. . So new gas cap isnt the problem. There are no leaks anywhere on the engine or at the gas tank, yet the smell of fuel is still present. No gas line leaks. . . We need to make these trucks in America again with american parts. Have always owned Jeeps have a 93 sport in my driveway right now, but this '01 may be my last. . . Literally.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5
Failure Date: 03/10/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving approximately 20 mph, the contact attempted to make a left turn and the vehicle shut down and the steering wheel locked up. The failure recurred several times. The check engine oil light illuminated. In each case, the vehicle restarted after a while. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer where it was diagnosed. The dealer replaced the solenoid and the harness, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in the recall associated with the failure. The failure was not remedied. The failure mileage was 86,100.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6
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.


car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 7
Failure Date: 08/08/2015

The problem(s) that I have had or currently have with my vehicle are as follows: 1. July 8, 2015: (mileage 12,453) car dash lights were lighting up and then the engine died later in the middle of the road. Finally the car started up however the transmission would not shift and I drove it home in low gear. On July 9, 2015, I took the car into campbell Chrysler service department in centralia washington (see service slip) and it was returned to me on July 13, 2015. 2. July 15, 2015: again, the car dash lights were lit up and the car was stuck in low gear. I turned the car into to campbell Chrysler service department (see service slip) on July 16, 2015. The car was returned to me on August 18, 2015. 3. August 24, 2015: again the car dash lights were lit up and the car stuck in low gear and the motor was surging. I took the car back to campbell Chrysler service department on August 25, 2015. The car was returned on August 28, 2015. 4. August 31, 2015: I drove to seattle and again the check engine light came on and the shifter lights would flash and speedometer numbers would go from large font to small font. When dash lights and warning lights plus different characters flashed then the engine would surge. Currently, the car was brought back to campbell Chrysler service department on September 16, 2015 because all the warning lights came on, again. This vehicle has become a safety hazard for my family. I’m not comfortable driving the car and concerned for my safety as well as my families. The first time the car stalled on me it happened at a stop sign on a two way highway. The engine surging is also a safety issue. I have been with-out my car over 43 plus days and have been greatly inconvenienced.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 8
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 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 9
Failure Date: 06/22/2015

The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the check engine light remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the electronic module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, only the codes were erased. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15v879000(electrical system, interior lighting), but the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 89,627. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 10
Failure Date: 06/13/2015

A few weeks/months after the purchase of my Jeep about 2 years ago, I noticed that my cruise control had stopped working and the abs light had come. I checked my fuses and relays and they were ok. Then a day or so later I was driving on the interstate and my check engine light and my brake lights came on. My Jeep then seemed to downshifted itself. It felt as if the transmission had locked up, it slowed to about 30mph and would not shift onto another gear. I pulled over killed the motor. After a few attempts to drive it, I turned the key over and noticed the break and engine lights were off so I attempted to drive home and was sucessfull. This started to happen more and more often. I noticed that it mainly happened when either I was running my ac or it was wet/raining outside. I then started researching Jeep problems and recalls. I came across the daminoncrysler recall no. 13. The recall had described the issue I was having, so I researched my VIN and it staled that the recall no. 13 has already been completed on Jeep. Now my Jeep is stuck in limp mode and will not reset. It will not shift and the abs, brake and engine lights stay on. Is there a way to find out exactly what service did they did when it was recalled in 2005 (if any)? I dont know what to do.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee 11
Failure Date: 04/12/2015

Check engine light came on and was followed by loss of power while accellerating from stop light.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 12
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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 13
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 14
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 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 15
Failure Date: 03/02/2015

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Consumer writes in regards to seat cylinder head and brake system recall notices issues. The consumer stated the check engine light illuminated prior to receiving the recall. The dealer informed him he would need to put down over 4100 for a diagnostic check to verify the problem. The consumer stated it was not mentioned in the recall. In fact, the recall stated the defect would be fixed for free.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 16
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 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 17
Failure Date: 01/15/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at night, the exterior head lights, the instrument panel and the rear lights became inoperable as the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that there was a power interruption. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure recurred several times. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 65,000. Ss.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 18
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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 19
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 20
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).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 21
Failure Date: 11/15/2014

All warning lights came on and gauges shut down while driving on the highway. After getting off the highway, and it did it again then my vehicle completely shut down. I then restarted my car and the check engine light stayed on. I have filed a complaint in 2013 with your department and with Chrysler. I again talked to Chrysler today and they are telling me there's noting they can do to fix it at this time, because they don't have the parts available. I'm afraid that this can lead to a bigger problem if it shuts down while on the highway. What can I do to get this resolved?.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 22
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 23
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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 24
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 25
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.

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