Electrical System Problems of Jeep Grand Cherokee - part 1

Jeep Grand Cherokee owners have reported 3,216 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Jeep Grand Cherokee based on all problems reported for the Grand Cherokee.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1
Failure Date: 05/15/2018

When I attempt to put the car in park, my key gets stuck and does not turn all the way to the left to the "off" position. It gets stuck midway, so I have to turn it to the right to restart the engine again and then back to the left. I have to do this multiple times before the key slides all the way left into the off position.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2
Failure Date: 05/06/2018

When vehicle goes over a small or large bump, a dashboard light cluster indicates to service 4wd system and is accompanied by abs, traction control, and esp bas warning lights. Abs is noticeably disabled when this light cluster appears. The indications usually last a few minutes before going away. This has been occurring for approximately the last 18,000 miles. When brought up at the dealership during routine maintenance, I am told they can find nothing wrong with the vehicle. On this last occasion, I lost full braking authority and was luckily able to gradually slow down and pull over to the freeway shoulder while applying the emergency brake. When the vehicle was shut off and turned back on the indications went away and braking was restored. Obviously, this creates a very dangerous situation.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3
Failure Date: 05/03/2018

Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at 45 mph without warning the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed nor repaired. Lou fusz Chrysler Jeep Dodge ram fiat located at 3480 state hwy k, o'fallon, mo 63368, (636) 442-8100, was contacted and notified of the failure. The contact stated that the failure was intermittent. The manufacturer was not contacted or notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 87,164. Ah.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4
Failure Date: 04/29/2018

The backup camera stopped working in all cases when the vehicle is in reverse.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5
Failure Date: 04/29/2018

The compass stopped working in all cases whether moving or not.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6
Failure Date: 04/29/2018

The contact owns a 2010 Jeep cherokee. The contact stated while driving 40 mph the engine light illuminated and then the vehicle went into neutral. The contact stated within 15 seconds the vehicle went back into drive. The contact stated the failure was the same as NHTSA campaign number: 13v1750000 (power train, electrical system) the vehicle has not been diagnosed. The contact has notified neuwirth motors. The manufacturer has not been notified. The failure mileage was approximately 89,000. Jc.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 7
Failure Date: 04/25/2018

I was driving my vehicle and it stalled out in the middle of a road in traffic. I steered to the left turn lane because there was no shoulder available. I put the vehicle in park. The ignition (push button) was still in the �run� position. I pushed the button and the ignition wouldn�t turn off. I tried pushing it multiple times and the ignition still wouldn�t turn off. I also tried holding it down. Nothing I did would turn the ignition off. The display screen was flashing a lot of different error messages including �vehicle not in park�. I had to have the vehicle towed to the dealership. I have a video of the ignition not shutting off when pushing the button.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 8
Failure Date: 04/18/2018

After purchasing this car pre-owned in 2008 we began having issues with the transmission shifting. After bringing back into dealership for diagnostic testing, they found nothing. This went on for a period of two years, with them even keeping the car over a period of time. Still nothing on the diagnostics. Throughout the years we would notice a strong downshift when coming to stops and a "chug" when shifting out of low gears. Fast forward to 2018. The Jeep finally quit shifting out of first gear. . . The rpms would race up and the car just wouldn't sift even when using shifter stick manually to the + or -. Brought to local mechanic. Did diagnostics. Found shifter was broken and replaced and reset. A few days went by and it started happening again. Mechanic said that rear wheel sensor had gone bad and was throwing of computer brain of car, so we had him replace that. All was great. Husband takes car on short trip and while passing a car in the left lane on interstate 10 it once aging chugs down hard and he loses gears. . . Has to pull over on side of interstate, shut off car and restart to get it to shift again. Bottom line is there has to be a long standing issue with drive/power train & electrical/computer brain!!! we have kept this car in great working order, regularly changing fluids and maintenancing. There is no reason this care should be behaving in this manner @ 12 years old, regularly maintained unless there is an outstanding issue with 2006 Jeeps. It has to be an overall problem and after reading many of the complaints we believe this warrants an investigation and defintely a recall!!! all of the above issues happened in both city street and highway situations and while the vehicle was in motion.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee 9
Failure Date: 04/13/2018

Intermittently, vehicle will take a long time to start using the push-to-start button. Sometimes the engine will stall seconds after the long start happens, after enough time to go into drive/reverse from being stationary. This has been dangerous as the vehicle is moving (pulling into traffic from parking spot, city street) when the engine stalls. At that time the only way to restart is to re-cycle the push-to-start button through the off/accessory/on. Typically after the stall the vehicle will start right up. Vehicle has had the tipm recall (#15v-115) performed.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee 10
Failure Date: 04/12/2018

The contact owns a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While leaving the driveway, the vehicle hesitated as the accelerator pedal was depressed, but the vehicle stalled. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and drove approximately half a mile from her residence before the vehicle stalled again. The contact had the vehicle towed to a tow lot and called john elway�s claremont Chrysler Dodge Jeep ram at (909) 667-2586 (620 auto center dr. , claremont, CA 91711). The contact was informed that an appointment could not be scheduled for at least another month for diagnostic testing and repairs. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 15v115000 (electrical system) as a possible cause of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 47,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 11
Failure Date: 04/06/2018

All dashboard warning lights come on. Loss of electrical power. No headlights, no brake lights. Speedometer doesn't work, tachometer doesn't work, radio doesn't work. No power locks or windows. Anything electrical doesn't work. The battery is good. The vehicle runs. But it is unsafe. The vehicle is crap. Never buy a Jeep! they are total crap.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 12
Failure Date: 04/04/2018

Takata recall sensor goes off while driving and no air bag deployment.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee 13
Failure Date: 04/04/2018

The contact owns a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. Prior to the failure, the contact noticed an abnormal fuel odor and smoke coming from the passenger side of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to river oaks Chrysler Jeep Dodge ram (4807 kirby dr. , houston, TX 77098, (713) 524-3801) where it was diagnosed with an electrical failure. The contact was informed by the mechanic that the failure was not due to NHTSA campaign number: 18v048000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was advised to have the vehicle towed to another authorized Chrysler dealer to be repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 18v048000 (fuel system, gasoline). The approximate failure mileage was 1,593.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 14
Failure Date: 04/02/2018

Having electrical problems, door locks, air conditioner.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 15
Failure Date: 04/01/2018

Hello, was hoping you could guide me. I have been having issues with my Jeep shutting off while driving. I could be on the freeway at a light or exiting the freeway and it shuts off. This issue has been going since the end of 2016. I decided to take it to another dealer they now say they have found a problem, but now Jeep is saying since I am over my miles they cannot cover the charges. Can you please help?.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 16
Failure Date: 03/21/2018

Smoke was coming from the sunroof. The vehicle caught fire.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 17
Failure Date: 03/18/2018

This problem has happened quite a few times where the vehicle is parked we press the button to start the vehicle,it wont start. We have to take the button out start the vehicle with they key but on 3/18/18 the radio was on once we parked the car once the vehicle was started it took about 2 minutes for the radio to come on . It was also saying that the key battery was low funny thing is I just replaced the battery in the fob on 3/16/18. This is an intermittent problem I think Jeep needs to take care of. From what I was reading it is the totally integrated control module(the computer) which can be very costly and apparently that part is on backorder. So there are quite a few Jeep owners with this same problem. I have read that the vehicle can completely shut down at any speed and you lose power steering and brakes which is a huge safety problem.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 18
Failure Date: 03/16/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v435000 (electrical system); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Ed voyle Chrysler Dodge Jeep ram in marietta, GA was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue and was not able to confirm when the parts were to become available. The contact had not experienced a failure.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 19
Failure Date: 03/12/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 70 mph, the tachometer, rpm, speedometer, water temperature, tire pressure, electronic stability control, gear shifter, seat belt, and anti-skid warning indicators illuminated. Also, the windshield wipers independently activated. While accelerating from a stop, the gear shifter failed to shift out of gear. The vehicle was towed to rairdon's Chrysler Dodge Jeep ram of kirkland (12828 ne 124th st, kirkland, wa 98034), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13v483000 (service brakes, hydraulic, electrical system, electronic stability control). The manufacturer informed the contact that the VIN was not included in a recall and referred him to NHTSA. The approximate failure mileage was 15,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 20
Failure Date: 03/11/2018

When driving the vehicle, a "service shifter" error is shown on the digital information screen on the dashboard, behind the steering wheel. When the error is thrown, other (most all) lights on the dashboard (mil and others like traction control, emergency brake, et cetera) are illuminated and there is a chime sound. The lights that illuminate the shifter will pulsate. When this occurs, sometimes it feels like the vehicle has a loss of power. The vehicle must be restarted before it resumes normal operation. This has occurred repeatedly, even after being serviced by a Chrysler dealership for this issue. The has occurred during while driving at all speeds, while going straight and turning. The first occurrence was in November 2017, and most recently March 2018.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 21
Failure Date: 03/11/2018

I was driving down an off ramp towards a right turn at about 20-30 mph . I attempted to make the right turn and brake pedal was very hard , gas pedal wasn�t responding and steering wheel locked up(no turning) . The Jeep slowed and nearly hit parked cars since brakes and steering were not working . When Jeep finally stopped , I shifted into park and pushed ignition off button . I waited a few moments then pushed start button and it started up with no check engine light or service message . I believe altinator or tipm failed while I was driving . I don�t believe my vehicle qualified for t37 altinator recall or tipm recall that was issued . I don�t wanna put my 2 year old son in this Jeep anymore , he deserves better than that . 2012 Grand Cherokee 5. 7 altitude with only 28000 miles . I don�t feel safe driving this Jeep anymore until issue is resolved .

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 22
Failure Date: 03/05/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 30-75 mph, the vehicle shut off without warning. Additionally, the brake pedal was applied, but failed to respond. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer (autonation Chrysler Dodge Jeep ram and fiat, 2201 victory dr, columbus, GA 31901), but the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer attached a history recorder to the vehicle. While driving at unknown speeds, the vehicle stalled and the traction control and service four wheel drive indicators illuminated. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified. Also, while driving at unknown speeds on March 25, 2018, the windshield wipers spontaneously activated, the radio changed stations, the brake pedal was applied and failed to respond, and the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to landmark Chrysler Dodge Jeep ram of morrow (50 mount zion blvd, morrow, GA 30260), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and opened case number: 33696515. No further assistance was provided. The failure mileage was 66,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee 23
Failure Date: 03/05/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle shut off without warning. The contact was unable to drive the vehicle due to the failure. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 17v435000 (electrical system), but the contact did not receive a notification. The dealer (westbury Jeep Chrysler Dodge ram, 100 jericho turnpike, jericho, NY 11753, (516) 336-4784) stated that the part was not available and was on a national backorder. The dealer did not provide a loaner vehicle; therefore, the contact had no vehicle to drive. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 17v572000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic). The vehicle was at the dealer to be serviced for the recalls and the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 24
Failure Date: 03/04/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 35 mph, the windshield wipers activated, the interior lighting flashed, the back up sensor turned off, and the battery and traction control indicators illuminated. The contact called northtown Chrysler Jeep Dodge (2020 niagara falls blvd, tonawanda, NY 14150) and left a voice message for a service appointment. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 101,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 25
Failure Date: 03/03/2018

Takata recall (possibly). The Jeep was traveling down the highway and the airbag light came on for about 30 seconds and the side curtain airbag deployed for no reason. An ember came out of it and fell on the carpet in the back and burned a hole all the way down to the metal, now my cluster panel is going nuts and all of my electrical is malfunctioning. There is no damage to the outside of my Jeep to cause the airbag to deploy.


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