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Electrical System Problems of Jeep Grand Cherokee - part 1

Jeep Grand Cherokee owners have reported 3,134 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1
Failure Date: 12/10/2017

Dash and radio shut off while driving on the freeway.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2
Failure Date: 12/04/2017

Vehicle will unexpectedly stall during decelleration and braking. Vehicle loses all power to the motor and power steering, making it difficult to avoid collision and steer vehicle to safety. This happens at high and low speeds, and has occurred on 3 separate occasions in a 2 week time period. This issue was supposed to be addressed by recall number p54; of which I completed on this vehicle in 2014. This issue persists, and I am seeing other owners complain of this identical problem on various forums. Jeep/Chrysler seems to be inconsistent on the coverage of repairs and diagnosis. This is a real safety concern that should be addressed universally.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3
Failure Date: 12/02/2017

Fcw light on dash went on and all power went off, causing a total loss of steering and control on the freeway. This could easily result in a fatal collision.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4
Failure Date: 11/30/2017

Recall t36 from June 09, 2017 still not repairable due to lack of parts. It is now November. I cannot believe such a hazardous issue can be allowed to be unresolved for this long. . Read more...

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5
Failure Date: 11/29/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 15 mph, the vehicle lost all power and stalled without warning twice. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop, but was not diagnosed or repaired. Victorville motors (14617 civic dr, victorville, CA 92394 (760) 733-8484) stated that there were no open recalls on the vehicle. The manufacturer was not contacted. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 17v435000 (electrical system), but the VIN was excluded. The failure mileage was 40,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6
Failure Date: 11/27/2017

Occasionally when trying to start, the engine cranks but does not turn over. On 2nd or 3rd attempt it starts. Concerned that this is related to fuel pump relay for which some vehicles have been recalled.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 7
Failure Date: 11/19/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 17v435000 (electrical system) and 17v572000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic). The interim notice indicated that the remedy and parts were not available. The contact was unable to schedule an appointment with a dealer for over five months. The dealer was not contacted because the interim recall notice stated that the remedy and parts were unavailable. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence, parked it in the garage, and exited the vehicle. When the contact came back to the vehicle, a fire started under the hood, causing smoke to emit into the garage. The vehicle was driven out of the garage, parked in the driveway, and the flames were extinguished under the hood. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided a case number. The manufacturer indicated that an inspector would be sent to investigate the cause of the fire. The failure mileage was not available. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 8
Failure Date: 11/17/2017

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 60 mph, an abnormal chiming noise was heard and the battery indicator flashed on the instrument cluster. The vehicle stalled and the key failed to release from the ignition. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the battery was checked. The vehicle was towed to a local dealer (capital Chrysler Jeep Dodge ram, 200 waterfield ridge pl, garner, nc 27529). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue and did not assist. The contact was referred to NHTSA. The failure mileage was 125,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 9
Failure Date: 11/08/2017

My vehicle, periodically, would struggle to start, and got worse over time. However, on Nov. 8th it never started, even after repeated attempts. After investigation I discovered that the totally integrated power module (tipm) had a built in fuel pump relay that many other owners complained had failed. So like them I tested the tipm and did discover that the relay had failed, luckily in the open position. I called my local dealership and asked about the 14v-530 recall to add an external relay to fix this issue but I did not find the relay, even though they confirmed it had been completed. This was, luckily, for me only an inconvenient issue, but had it failed while driving the stalled engine could have resulted in damage to my vehicle and/or others and the persons within.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee 10
Failure Date: 11/06/2017

The contact owns a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. On several occasions, while driving, the interior lighting was inoperable and all the doors inadvertently locked. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact called landmark Dodge Chrysler Jeep ram at (770) 968-4900 (6850 mt zion blvd, morrow, GA 30260) where it was confirmed that there was no recall associated with the VIN. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 300,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 11
Failure Date: 11/01/2017

Jeep having trouble starting. Push start seems to be failing, causing the vehicle to not properly start.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 12
Failure Date: 11/01/2017

Bad integrated power module.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee 13
Failure Date: 10/21/2017

On 10/21/19 my 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited mount functioned. While trying to slowly back up my car in a garage the vehicle seized all dashboard lights went out including back up camera screen. Only one light appeared before impact with a pole which was the service transmission light. My foot was off the gas when it jolted backwards into a large pole. This has happened multiple times where the car would seize or accelerate into first gear. It has done this when my foot wasn�t on the gas peddle aswell. I contacted safford Jeep in springfield va three times about my concern. Nothing was corrected now I have been in an accident with very bad vehicle body damage. Chrysler has done nothing and will not give me any answers on the satus of their investagation. This has now cost me out of pocket because they want to draw this out as long as possible.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 14
Failure Date: 10/20/2017

Takata recall I have been having problems where my Jeep randomly shuts off in the middle of the road. I have usually been on city streets, some times I can be sitting in one spot, moving really slow, or even hit a bump and it shuts down.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 15
Failure Date: 10/20/2017

On10-20-2017 drop my bady off on the east side of st paul on the way back to the house this car just started on fire just purchased on 10-14-2017 6days I dont know if the dealer knew something and did not tell me. I paid 5,000 for a car that burn up in six days iam just trying to get a car or my money back.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee 16
Failure Date: 10/20/2017

Key can be removed while started being unsafe.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 17
Failure Date: 10/15/2017

Car started smoking, lights began flashing, wipers turned on lost all starring and car than died.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 18
Failure Date: 10/10/2017

When driver or parked and idling the dash, indicator lights, headlights, tail lights, speedometer completely lose power. This has happened while driving in low light conditions causing a very serious hazard.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 19
Failure Date: 10/04/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v435000 (electrical system); however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. When the vehicle was placed in drive, the vehicle would suddenly stall without warning. The contact would have to place the vehicle in park or neutral to restart the vehicle. The contact called stateline Chrysler Jeep Dodge ram (800 gold hill road, fort mill, SC 29708; 877-679-4176 or 855-900-4558) who stated that they had the proper parts to repair the vehicle, but would need to be reimbursed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the recall remedy may be available in the first quarter of 2018. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 20
Failure Date: 10/01/2017

Driver seatbelt does not retract to tighten on driver while driving or stationary. Serious safety issue! additionally, none of the controls on the right side of the steering wheel work ever; cruise control, park assist, lane departure warning, etc.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 21
Failure Date: 09/29/2017

My 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee stalls without warning for months now. Now it is starting to hard start or not start at all and continues to stall when I am driving. I have been to the dealership 10+ times and they have found "nothing wrong" but have attempted to fix other problems that I have had to pay for that have still not fixed the problem. It has not been able to be recreated even though they have kept it for a week multiple times and put hundreds of additional miles on it. This is a serious accident and health issue when I am driving on the street or highway from 25/35+ mph and all of a sudden it just stalls and there is not power stearing or control at all. It also "jerks" sometimes when I push on the gas when accelerating. There has been a recall regarding some 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokees but they say not mine. If I have continuously have this issue, why is mine not recalled as well??? I do understand that vehicle recalls are VIN specific although the manufacturer could have placed a defect part into mine also. I have asked for a monitor to be placed on my vehicle to "get the codes if possible when it stalls" but have been told "no" 2+ times from the dealer. I do not have another vehicle to use when ever I need and have had to wait up to 2 weeks to get it to the dealer due to dealer rental availability.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee 22
Failure Date: 09/22/2017

The tipm failed on the vehicle while driving down the road bringing the vehicle to a sudden stop. All functions in the car were halted. This resulted in stranding my teenage daughter in the middle of a busy road in a very dangerous situation. After being towed to the dealership they informed me that it would cost me $1349. 36 to replace the faulty tipm. Numerous research into this problem reveals many similar problems with the tipm from Jeep which could likely to result in serious safety related problems not to mention very costly repairs. This problem should be addressed further.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee 23
Failure Date: 09/18/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 30 mph, the engine stalled and all the warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was towed to south county Dodge ram Chrysler Jeep ram (7127 s. Lindbergh blvd, st. Louis, mo 63125) where it was diagnosed that the electro hyudraulic steering failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was currently at the dealer waiting to be repaired. The vehicle was previously repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14v634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and referred the contact to NHTSA. The failure mileage and VIN were unknown.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee 24
Failure Date: 09/13/2017

I have received a safety recall notice for my vehicle which explains that there is a defective part that would impose a hazard to myself and other occupants safety and that it is extremely important to take steps to repair my vehicle, however the manufacturer has no current remedy since there are no parts available and cannot provide me with a specific date for when the parts will become available. I do not feel safe driving the vehicle and feel that the manufacturer should provide a safe vehicle replacement untill they are able to replace the defective part(s).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 25
Failure Date: 09/12/2017

Battery light came on while traveling on I-10 in el paso TX. Exited on sunland park dr where vehicle stalled while in motion.

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