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Electrical System Problems of Jeep Grand Cherokee - part 1



Jeep Grand Cherokee owners have reported 3,032 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1
Failure Date: 04/14/2017

I had the car for 3 years and didn't have any issues. Last Saturday evening 4/14/17 we had just gotten home from running to the store and black smoke started to come up from the front right side of the hood. I backed the car out of the garage and went around the car to see what the issue was. Saw sparks, grabbed my son from the back ran and called 911. With in 5 min the front of the Jeep was on fire. Took 30 min to put out and the car is totalled.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2
Failure Date: 04/06/2017

Shifter doesn't work. Car wouldn't shift to park and the car engine wouldn't shut off.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3
Failure Date: 03/22/2017

"takata recall" driving to work my car made a loud whistling noise and the battery light came out. I let it sit during work and after work I started it up. I then hopped in and while driving I noticed a burning smell coming into the truck and it was smoking from the hood at a stop light. I proceeded home and the smoke was now inside the car. My baby cousin was in the car and he began coughing, that's when I looked over and noticed it was very smoky in the car. I kept driving home (the street way) rolled the window down slightly for ventilation and noticed that my parking sense light came on. At the next light, my abn light came on along with the check engine light, and several other lights. That began to scare me and I knew it wasn't just my battery. The next time I took my foot off of the brake the smoke from the hood increased as well as in the car. The windshield wipers began going crazy, and I could tell that the car wasn't letting me use the gas anymore and the wheel began to lock up. This really made me nervous because it was extremely hard to turn it. At this point im panicking and causing traffic. Pulling into a safe location,the wheel was completely locked at this point and even pushing the brake was hard. After coming to a complete stop the car wouldn't let me put it in park, then the vehicle just shut off. The smoking continued for a few minutes but I jumped out as soon as it came to a stop. Luckily I took another route home or else I would have been on the highway when this happened. I then called aaa and waited outside to get the truck towed. It took them 25 minutes to come after a 5 minute phone call requesting their services. I got my belongings out of the truck and it still smelled like burnt smoke even after waiting with the window cracked. I don't have pictures, I have videos.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4
Failure Date: 03/15/2017

The car displays a message that the key fob in not detected and will not start. There is no way to use the mechanical key to start the car. This creates a dangerous situation as they driver can become stranded. Two different dealerships state that they can not replicate the issue. Apparently, this has been an issue for several years now for the Jeep brand.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5
Failure Date: 03/13/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle lost power and subsequently shut down. The malfunction indicator illuminated. The vehicle was shifted into park and restarted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the fuel pump relay was replaced; however, the failure recurred several times. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15v115000 (electrical system) and 15v879000 (electrical system, interior lighting). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was approximately 88,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6
Failure Date: 03/07/2017

The front headlights and all interior electronics including lights, gauges, radio, etc. Shut off. This happens on initial startup at home and in city parking lots, also acted while the engine has been running in motion. The vehicle has to be turned off and back on repeatedly until lights and electronics begin functioning again.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 7
Failure Date: 03/06/2017

Today, Monday, March 6th, 2017; I was driving to work; a couple of miles from my house my vehicle stalled without warning. Luckily for me, it was a low-speed area and I was able to stop on the side of the road. My truck did not turn on again despite several attempts. I called a tow and it took it to a shop. I left the truck the entire day. At the end of the day they gave it back to me saying it worked again and that apparently there was a mal-function with the relay system. They said the gas-pump was not working and suddenly when they were checking the tpim it worked by itself. They could only recommend to take it to the dealer for a more profound check. I recalled I got a carfax not so long ago and going back to it I found out about the tpim failures. . . This is a very serious issue and with a very high risk of serious injury to the vehicle occupants. I work in manufacturing supplying parts to different oem's and in the pfmea (potential failure mode and effects analysis) this would have a severity of 10!!! I will file all the complaints and will call the nhts to get my tpim replaced ASAP! I really hope they can make this quickly. If I can get another car I will do but I will not take my family on the truck for sure.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee 8
Failure Date: 03/04/2017

Engine stalls when driving the vehicle.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 9
Failure Date: 02/20/2017

The contact owns a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 30 mph, the low beam headlights became inoperable without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 28,000. The VIN was not available.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 10
Failure Date: 02/17/2017

2011jeep Grand Cherokee overland had stalled in the middle of an intersection losing power steering, no brakes, and no warning lights on dash telling me anything about Jeep being turn off. Very scary! I hit the curb and almost hit the atop sign.


 
car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 11
Failure Date: 02/08/2017

The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was diagnosed as needing the timp module replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 12
Failure Date: 02/07/2017

Vehicle is an overland model with 5. 7 engine. As of 2-7-17 the vehicle has stalled on three separate occasions. All three incidents have been while making low speed turns. The engine just quits without sputtering or any type of warning. All dash lights remain on as if the vehicle were running. Power steering goes out and loss of power brakes makes it dangerous in completing turns and then have to coast to a safe place. Place car in park and car starts right up like nothing happened. The car has 57,000 miles on it and has no previous issues. I have not taken to dealer (yet) as it is no longer under warranty. I have seen other online posts from Jeep owners with similar complaints and am wondering if this is a safety recall issue.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 13
Failure Date: 02/01/2017

Owner has been having ongoing issue with head unit in 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited w/44k miles. Vehicle was originally bought back by Jeep for electrical issues then resold. Radio unit was already replaced twice by the previous owner and the new owner is being asked to replace it for a third time out of pocket. Head unit freezes rendering the functions unusable. Additionally, the screen remains black on start up preventing use of the radio, phone, rear backup camera and use of the heat controls such as temperature and area of heat distribution. Will occur while running and when starting up.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 14
Failure Date: 01/27/2017

While driving battery low voltage alarm occurred. Shortly after,electrical systems began to shut down, lost power steering,then engine shutdown. I was able to get to shoulder of a major highway. Vehicle had no power :all electrical indicators,displays,lights,including shifter were off and could not be turned on.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 15
Failure Date: 01/21/2017

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. After the vehicle was taken to a dealer for muffler and engine repairs, the contact stated that the key ignition was very tight and bent the key. The contact reached out to the dealer and was informed that the key would have to be broken in order to repair the ignition. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 165,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 16
Failure Date: 01/18/2017

While driving, gauge lights turn on. Sometimes displaying zero. When vehicle is tested, errors come up, we fix it only to try 10 miles and lights come back on. Sometimes, interior lights will not turn on when door is opened. This problem has been ongoing for a couple of years.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 17
Failure Date: 01/10/2017

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee v8 w/hemi. Took the Jeep to a dealership for repairs for stalling. They detected a leak from the ac unit and a seal that was letting the water enter the transmission they flushed it refilled it. Look that recalls found a recall number e-13 on a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee that stated the same thing cept for if the torque converter is compromised it would be replaced. Call the Chrysler number offered on the website and ask them if there was anything they could do they stated no there was nothing they could do so it's going to be an expense to me because it wasn't stated for the v8 engine it was only stated for the 3. 7 liter engine. This is very troubling because if they didn't detect that and the other vehicles then obviously it's going to cause an accident or something to happen when you lose power throughout your vehicle especially when you're on the highway or even a busy road. I stated to them it is word for word and what was wrong with my car and they still. And being on disability at the moment and trying to pay for these repairs and still paying the car off is very difficult. I would like this issue to be resolved by the Chrysler. If they neglected to see any issues in the v8 model that occurred in the 3. 7 liter engine model there will probably be lawsuits against them. It is frustrating that this is happening and they can't help a Jeep owner out probably will never bite you again. Let's just hope my engine don't catch on fire either. Being afraid to drive a car is not ok expecially when it's the only car you have and you can't afford to repair or buy a new one cuz you're on disability.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 18
Failure Date: 01/10/2017

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Seems to be there's electrical issue all the dash lights would turn on turn off happened while I was driving on the freeway and had to come to a stop it stalled out it happened when I started up the car and I turned it off and took it to the shop two different times pretty much the same problem first time it has 68 codes reading off of it so they replace my battery the second time the lights will come on and go off and come on and then it wouldn't even go it was undriveable at that point so we took it to the shop and then a month later it's starting all over again I was driving down the road came to a stop light plied the brakes and then all of the sudden the gauges were going crazy. The idol was moving up and down the lights would come on and go off and it's all the lights not just air bag or anything like that it was all the lights. I read on the internet other people been having the same issue it's scary when somebody is explaining the same thing that's going on in your car. It is unknown at this time what this phantom problem is and it's highly dangerous. I also bought this Jeep used and don't know it this was happening beforehand. *have a video but this site won't upload it.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 19
Failure Date: 01/09/2017

It is unknown at this time what is causing all these lights to come on when the car is turned on and idling. Looked on the internet quite a few other people had experienced the same problem some still couldn't figure out what it was when they took it to the auto mechanic shops. Was wondering if this was part of a recall. This could cause an accident when you lose power and you're driving down the street. This started happening a couple of days ago.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 20
Failure Date: 01/09/2017

I was told at the dealer I bought it from that all the recalls had been done. I have a service 4-wheel drive light now. The Jeep seems to go into neutral at random times. Right after it is started and driving on the road. This was a used Jeep that I bought in Dec. 2016. Shorty after I bought the Jeep the check engine light came on showing an emission code and then the transmission quit working. The transfer control quit working after they worked on it. I no longer have 4-wheel low or can I put it into neutral. But it seems to shift into neutral at random times. I have no control on if or when it will shift into neutral so I guess at this point I have yard art. The dealer just wants to throw parts at it until its fixed. They claim there is nothing wrong with the Jeep. Or we don't know what could be wrong with the Jeep but we will fix it to the tunes of thousands of $.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 21
Failure Date: 01/09/2017

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving approximately 50 mph, the driveshaft blew up and the contact heard a noise underneath the driver's seat. The vehicle was coasted to the side of the road and was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed and replaced the driveshaft and crank case. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was approximately 170,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 22
Failure Date: 01/06/2017

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. When the contact attempted to drive the vehicle, it failed to start. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the security mode failed, which prevented the vehicle from starting. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000. The VIN was not available.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 23
Failure Date: 01/06/2017

While decelerating and making a turn the vehicle has shut off which causes you to lose steering and braking. This has happened to me on 4 seperate occasions.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 24
Failure Date: 01/05/2017

The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled and all the instrument panel warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was able to be restarted after several attempts. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the issue was unable to be duplicated; however, the electronic chip module was replaced. The vehicle was serviced per a technical service bulletin, but the issue persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 19,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 25
Failure Date: 12/29/2016

My power door locks stopped working. I made an appointment to have it repaired and the day I was going to drive my jgc to the dealer, all hell broke loose. Park assist stopped working, anti skid and 4 wheel drive also indicated errors. But worse, I could not move the shifting arm out of park. I had to have it dragged out of my garage by a local towing service. The dealer said it was a faulty tipm and had to be replaced. Once it is replaced, they can check on the power door lock issue. I've read the this is a pretty common problem for the 2012 jgc. In fact, it must be because the dealer said that he probably wouldn't be able to get a replacement part for at least a month. If this had happened on a recent trip to nyc, my family would have been stuck god knows where.

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