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Electrical System Problems of Jeep Grand Cherokee - part 1

Jeep Grand Cherokee owners have reported 3,048 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1
Failure Date: 06/19/2017

Timp recall, was repaired Jan 2015. Today vehicle stalled in traffic, completely shut down and lost power steering, while making a left hand turn. I am lucky I was not in an accident. I was able to restart the vehicle. I have made an appointment with the dealer, but since it was repaired previously, not sure what they will do for me. Obviously there is still a problem the recall did not repair.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2
Failure Date: 06/09/2017

2017 Grand Cherokee summit has a "gremlin" in that the power passenger rear window, and power liftgate will open on their own and one doesn't know when it will happen, and this has happened more than once with rear window. Also, lane assist is now malfunctioning. Dealer can not verify problems even with assistance from Jeep engineering,.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3
Failure Date: 06/02/2017

We have had this Jeep grand cheroke service three times and before having it service, the car has cut off while driving on the highway without warning.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4
Failure Date: 06/02/2017

While in motion, and with two separate god speedometers operating, my Jeep states that when in motion going approximately 50-60 mph, my keeps speedometer places me at over 100mph. This problem occurred a few days ago. I have even passed several chp officers on the road and have not been stopped when my speedometer was showing 105mph. Also, while pumping gas, it will not pump past halfway.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5
Failure Date: 05/24/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving at unknown speeds, the instrument cluster lights flashed and the engine stalled. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer and dealer were not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6
Failure Date: 05/20/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning and restarted independently. The vehicle was diagnosed as having a tipm failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 129,704.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 7
Failure Date: 05/15/2017

Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph the vehicle shifted into fourth gear independently and stalled after a inclined hill with check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was unable to restart. The vehicle was towed to an dealership where it was diagnosed the transmission control module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated a case has been assigned however it was not guarantee due to the vehicle was out of the 36 month warranty. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 8
Failure Date: 05/08/2017

Electronic throttle control warning light appeared on 2 occasions, accompanied by sudden loss of power. One event occured in heavy highway traffic and nearly resulted in a multi-vehicle accident. Estimated speed was 60 mph. The other event occured while entering an intersection after signal light turned green. In both cases the loss of power self corrected after about 10 seconds. The vehicle has approximately 6000 miles on it, and I am the original owner.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 9
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 10
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 11
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 12
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 13
Failure Date: 03/13/2017

The contact owns a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and drive away. The contact stated that the vehicle also stalled on another occasion. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 33,300.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 14
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 15
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 16
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee 17
Failure Date: 03/04/2017

Engine stalls when driving the vehicle.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 18
Failure Date: 03/01/2017

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving various speeds, the air bag warning indicator illuminated continuously. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 19
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 20
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 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 21
Failure Date: 02/10/2017

I took my car for three recalls one of them was the brake booster. They called me the other day to pick it up. I went and they told me everything is fixed. The problem wasn't fixed. I almost crashed 4 times and I had to call a tow truck. I called the dealer and they said if I want them to look at the car and find the problem they would charge me. I told him it's the brake booster and showed him a video to prove it. He declined to help me.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 22
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 23
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 24
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 25
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.

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