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Electrical System Problems of Jeep Grand Cherokee



Jeep Grand Cherokee owners have reported 585 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1
Failure Date: 08/25/2014

Message on nav screen says "vehicle phone requires service" dealer does not understand the problem and cannot repair. Image on rear view camera flickers (dealer cannot understand).

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2
Failure Date: 08/21/2014

Started vehicle, after a few seconds the instrument cluster became inoperative. Turned off the ingnition and restarted the engine. The instrument cluster did not operate. Turned off engine. Tried to start the engine the next day and the battery was completely drained. Charged the battery and started the engine. The instrument cluster is still inoperative.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3
Failure Date: 08/21/2014

I began having difficulties starting my vehicle about a week ago, the engine would continually turn over without actually starting (push button start). Each time I would have to press the start button multiple times and let the vehicle cycle through multiple failed attempts until the engine would finally start. However, this morning, after cycling through multiple attempts and getting the vehicle to start, the engine shut off while I was driving. After the engine shut off the dashboard read as if it was still running. I was unable to start the vehicle after that and had to push it out of the way (was luckily still in a parking lot).

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4
Failure Date: 08/19/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle engine stalled without warning. After several attempts the vehicle restarted. The failure recurred. The contact called the dealer and a mechanic diagnosed that the tipm module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 58,000. Mf.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5
Failure Date: 08/14/2014

Highway driving. . . . . . Vehicle shuts off. . . . . . No warning. . . . . . No idiot lights. . . . . No brakes. . . . . . Happened twice. . . . . . Two different Chrysler dealers say there is nothing wrong. . . . . . New york times article says that Chrysler is "looking into the problem". . . . . At a high rate of speed I have twice had to muscle the car off the road and drift to a stop in order to apply the brake to restart the engine. . . . . I hope I don't become a statistic. . . . . . .

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6
Failure Date: 08/14/2014

It began a couple of weeks prior to 8/14/14 where the car would take several tries to start. I would press the start button and the car would not turn over and start. Finally on 8/14/14 it was at it's worst taking many more tries and barely started when I left work and again picking up my child from school. I made it home but it wouldn't start again after that. We had the car towed to the dealership on 8/19/14. We were informed on 8/20/14 that it was an electrical issue that needed to be replaced costing $1300. The items repaired as listed on the invoice were tipm kit tip 080350 and core return.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 7
Failure Date: 08/12/2014

Stalled on the road while driving. Trouble cranking the vehicle car alarm going off unprovoked rear door locks stopped working.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 8
Failure Date: 08/11/2014

Vehicle was traveling on highway at 55 mph when it suddenly stalled in traffic. Could not restart after pushing to side of road. Towed to dealer and told that total integrated power module had failed and needed to be replaced.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 9
Failure Date: 08/09/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Jeep cherokee. The contact stated that the engine stalled. The contact mentioned that the key had to be turned numerous times before the engine restarted. The failure was experienced numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the integrated power module was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 10
Failure Date: 08/05/2014

Several attempts were made throughout the day to start my 2011 grand Jeep cherokee and it would not start, only a clicking noise. I took it to the dealer immediately and the tipm is bad and needs to be replaced. Obviously, my car is only 3 years old and not under warranty now. The part alone is over $900. 00, which seems questionable that something would go bad so quickly on a vehicle and cost so much to repair. Besides the cost, there are so many complaints for the same issue, and even more serious with the engine cutting off while driving. Is someone going to recall this item before someone gets hurt or even killed????? I purchased this vehicle, and all my previous Chrysler/Jeep vehicles thinking they were safe for my family; now I'm not so sure. Do the right thing and recall the tipm! in addition, I have made several attempts to get the brake booster repaired due to the recall and the parts are still not in. This has been going on for months now.


 
car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 11
Failure Date: 08/04/2014

Our Jeep requires the totally integrated power module (tipm) to be replaced. This system starts the car. It is extremely unsafe for a motorist to be stranded without the vehicle being able to start.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 12
Failure Date: 08/02/2014

The tipa is defective and the fuel pump won't turn on, therefore my car is unable to start. I have to pay $1300 to repair this as the car is now out of warranty. I have done research and learning this is an extremely common defect in the Jeeps.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 13
Failure Date: 08/01/2014

I was pulling out of my driveway onto the road. I came to a complete stop, then when I went to accelerate the engine died. I was in drive and everything just shut down. I then had to put the vehicle back into park and turn it on again. This is the second time it has died when I have been pulling out of my driveway from a stop.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 14
Failure Date: 08/01/2014

About a month ago, my Jeep had problems starting. When pushing the start button, it would just turn over and over but fail to fire up. Shut it off, wait, restart the process is the only way to finally get it to start. The problem now has progressed to almost every time and 5-6 x to finally start. I know this site wants me to log each incident separately, but I'd be doing that 5x a day. . . Ugh! not looking forward to a $1200+ repair for a known issue! may be my last Jeep if they don't fix it! I have been told it's a faulty tipm, that it's a known issue, yet it am still responsible for the repair.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 15
Failure Date: 07/31/2014

While in a line of cars approaching a stop sign I reached my turn at the sign. When I stopped the engine just died and all electrical components worked. After shifting into park and turning the key the engine started again. As with others I do not have anything attached to my key and also my knees are not able to hit the key. The road leading to the stop sign is somewhat rough and it is possible I hit the key with my hand.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 16
Failure Date: 07/29/2014

Saw smoke coming from passengers visor parked the car in front of the house when out two hours later to find it to be completely burned. . Dealership acted like it is no big deal that a leased new vehicle from them catches fire inside. . . Service rep jeff tells me it's not that bad. . ?? really how can I show you the pictures of this "not a big deal" situation. . . Updated 08-20-14.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 17
Failure Date: 07/25/2014

Informed by technician that I have the right rear shock to be leaking oil, causing the car to bounce, poor control, rusty brake pads and possibly more problems in the future. The vehicle also have been selected for an important safety recall (brake booster permaturely corrode. I not satisfied with all these safety problems for a car I paid off, bought brand new, only two years old, with such disturbing problems, constantly taking it to the dealership it is inconvenient. The seat belt is difficult to click, un-click and I am very disturbed. I am constantly at the dealership repairing and worrying about what will be next. Chrysler has sold to consumers like myself a poor quality vehicle.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 18
Failure Date: 07/25/2014

When trying to start my Jeep on Friday 7/25 I found that when I push the start button the vehicle would not turn over. It would engage and attempt to turn over but would not start. I tested the battery and it read to be normal and upon further review I found many other consumers had the same problem, the vehicle would randomly not start. This happens to me about once a month since we purchased it in March of 2014. I've read from others there is an issue with the tipm which will cause the vehicle to not start or completely stall out while driving which did occur one time to me in June on a trip from ohio to maryland!.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 19
Failure Date: 07/24/2014

I've been researching online of similar problems and it all point to the (tipm). My car does not start, and when it starts, it stalls right away. The truck even stalled while running, luckily I was going less than 35 mph with very little traffic, I could only imagine if this could have happened while I was driving on the freeway going like 60 mph. I drive with my wife, 2 children and a newborn and do not want to put their lives at risk because of this issue going on for a while and nobody seems to do anything about this. Now for some reason something is draining my battery, I already replaced 2 new batteries and the problem still persists. I cant take it to the dealer because its out of warranty and it seems to be too expensive to fix, and im someone that lives by every paycheck and still barely affords to pay this truck with a very serious issue. This really needs to get reported to Chrysler Jeep and needs to immediately be put on recall. My wife does not want to get on the Jeep Grand Cherokee anymore due to all of these issues and complaints going on. I just don't know who to go to.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 20
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   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 21
Failure Date: 07/21/2014

Vehicle stalls out and loses total power (engine shuts off ) while driving. This has happened several times and there is no pattern as to when or why it occurs this is extremely hazardous, trying to steer your suddenly powerless vehicle to the shoulder of the road and out of harms way.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 22
Failure Date: 07/20/2014

The engine will crank but will not turnover. It appears that it is not getting fuel. After research on the internet, we identified the tipm issue. I tested the fuel pump relay and it is not reliably sending power to the fuel pump. The relay cannot be individually replaced, the whole tipm needs to be rebuilt or replaced.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 23
Failure Date: 07/17/2014

The dash lights started flickering, then the brakes locked up and the Jeep just lost power and turned off. This was the first time that the Jeep's brakes locked up and lost power and this is enough to cause alarm and resulted with this complaint. I will not wait for a second time that the vehicle's brakes lock up and turns itself off at a more dangerous highway situation on a busy traffic and certainly not putting my family at this type of risk which is obviously a manufacturer's defect. James, a customer service representative from Jeep that I have spoken to advised that Chrysler could possibly issue a recall if enough number of complaints were received from NHTSA. Am I really supposed to wait until my family gets injured before something gets done with this known issue? the dash lights/gauges issue has been ongoing and Jeep had been contacted a few years back to no avail. I also advised james (Jeep rep) about all four handles breaking at the same time. I had to open the door from the outside to let my daughter and her friend get out of the backseat. These handles should not break at all due to it's normal use and purpose. I request your department to please investigate this obvious safety issue, and avoid any injuries that this defect could cause. Thank you.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 24
Failure Date: 07/15/2014

Failure of the tipm.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 25
Failure Date: 07/15/2014

I was driving on route 50 going 65mph. This vehicle is a quad 4x4 automatic / stick shift manual, which was in my favor. When I realized the vehicle was shutting down I had to think quickly what my next steps would be. I started to get over to the right side of the road and brake, because the vehicle was shutting down the power brakes where going out and I could not brake completely. The vehicle was still moving and I was about 200 yards away from my exit and the side of the road was winding around toward the off ramp and getting smaller for me to drive on. I realized that I was not able stop the vehicle by using the floor brake then the fear factor set in. In my mind the only thing I can do is pull the stick shift handbrake and quickly put the vehicle in park then I was able to get control and safely stop the vehicle. This ordeal happened at 4:20pm yesterday and by the time we towed the vehicle back to the dealership and tried to explain to the general sales manager, si faige, on site at darcars in new carrollton, MD what all transpired on the road in the unsafe vehicle that they sold us, he didn¿t want to hear any of it.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee 26
Failure Date: 07/13/2014

Just having problems with shifting ans electrical.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 27
Failure Date: 07/09/2014

Stopped at a stop sign, went to pull out and the motor was dead. I just drifted into the intersection. Put on the brake, turned the key & the motor started. My knee must have bumped the keychain and apparently it turned the ignition off. Luckily there was no traffic coming when I tried to pull out, otherwise I would've been t-boned.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 28
Failure Date: 07/08/2014

Vehicle began experiencing sporadic and intermittent hard crank starts as well as partial stalling while traveling. When placing the key/push button to the "on" position, the fuel pump would engage, but was quickly followed by a "click" noise, which shutoff the fuel pump. Eventually, after 6-12 attempts, the fuel pump would engage long enough to allow the vehicle to start. While traveling, rpms would suddenly drop, typically while braking/slowing from traveling. After progressively getting worse and more consistent, vehicle taken to dealership. Initial diagnosis was a failing fuel pump. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the electrical relay to the fuel pump, a part of the tipm, was shorting and prematurely failing. A bypass relay was re-wired and seems to have corrected the problem.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 29
Failure Date: 07/06/2014

Noticed faint smell of burning plastic, opened a sunroof to clear the air. Smell got worse immediately, and then a headliner, just above my head (driver side) started smoke. Sunroof started closing and opening by itself, and dashboard showed a message that parking assist needs to be serviced. I pulled immediately of the road, turned off the vehicle, forced the water into headboard and fire stopped. Called 911 in walton county in florida. Night before we tried to turn the lights inside, and noticed that they were flickering and very weak. I am now 800 miles away from home on vacation, and Chrysler is moving really slow to address the issue, already waiting 5 days for special investigator to check the vehicle.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 30
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

Vehicle does not crank, cranks but suddenly loses power, shutsoff losing power brakes, power steering and control.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 31
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

Problem starting the Jeep the tipim mal-functioning. Not able to start the car on a regular. Seeing many other people complaining about the same problem.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 32
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

Faulty tipm (totally integrated power module) caused the car to not start and/or stall after it was started.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 33
Failure Date: 06/28/2014

The car will stall/won't turnoner when you go to start it.


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