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Electrical System Problems of Jeep Grand Cherokee - part 1



Jeep Grand Cherokee owners have reported 3,011 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1
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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2
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 3
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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4
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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5
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 6
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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 7
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 8
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 9
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.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 10
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 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 11
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 12
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 13
Failure Date: 12/21/2016

Tl- the contact owns a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated after the vehicle was remedied under NHTSA campaign: the vehicle expereicned numerous issues. The contact stated that the vehicle would independently start, an abormal anti-freeze odor was in the vehicle, and the shifter was dificult to operate. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mielage was approximately 141,000. Kh.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 14
Failure Date: 12/19/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign numbers: 14v154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic), 15v115000 (electrical system), and 15v879000 (electrical system, interior lighting). The contact later found out that the repairs were not completed. While driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee 15
Failure Date: 12/15/2016

The contact owns a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 15v115000 (electrical system), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 137,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee 16
Failure Date: 12/14/2016

The engine control module shorts out and causes an onset of problems from wrong air/fuel ratio to shutting off car power while in drive and/or stationary. The vehicle shut off on me going down the highway at a constant speed, then suddenly I was unable to accelerate and was nearly hit by an 18-wheeler. This short in the ecm even caused backfire in my muffler and flooded muffler with gas. I have become aware of this on many Jeeps from 1993-1997. Was this a recall at one point? also, the vehicle information center does not work, this also is common. Additionally, the evap canister fittings have just deteriorated, causing the hoses to not get a secure connection and improper emissions.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 17
Failure Date: 12/07/2016

The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving various speeds, the vehicle inadvertently lost all power. All the warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. When the vehicle was restarted, it operated normally. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the main computer and throttle body needed replacement. The vehicle was repaired, but the issue persisted. The vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 191,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee 18
Failure Date: 12/05/2016

The contact owns a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving various speeds, the contact noticed a burning odor in the vehicle without warning. In addition, the interior lighting, hazard lights, and turn signals would turn on and off independently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made of the failures. The failure mileage was approximately 180,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 19
Failure Date: 12/02/2016

I was backing into my driveway (Jeep was in motion) and had the radio on. I was coming home from work and the commute took 30 minutes. While backing in, I heard a popping noise (similar to the noise a pop-it firework makes when it hits the ground) inside the cabin. I turned the radio off and stopped the Jeep to listen to the popping. The popping stopped and I immediately smelled smoke. I then saw the smoke was coming from the right side of the center console near the heat/air controls. I threw the Jeep in park, removed the keys from the ignition, and exited the vehicle. After 5 minutes, I opened the driver side door and smoke poured out. It smelled burnt but I did not see any flames (I could have missed them in the 5 minutes I was standing outside my vehicle). I turned the Jeep back on in order to get it into my garage for further investigation. Upon returning the vehicle to my garage, the headlights and interior lights both turned on. I have an appointment at the Jeep dealer tomorrow to investigate further. I have no aftermarket parts on the vehicle though have not yet gotten the visor recall fixed. Please provide insight if possible. Very concerned. This poses an enormous safety risk.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 20
Failure Date: 12/01/2016

Fca refuses to do open recalls they claim vehicle was in missouri with 69k miles on it. Vehicle is a 1 owner Chrysler capital lease return with 29k miles used and seviced in California only. 5 open recalls.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 21
Failure Date: 11/30/2016

I reported this problem a month or so ago about the front driver's seat breaking and breaking off the vehicle frame. Plus the a/c issue under the glove compartment overheats and melts the mechanism and continues to burn. When I reported the issue, no wreck was involved. Since reporting the problem, the vehicle was involved in an accident and totaled. My fix apparently allowed the seat to stay on the frame but the seat still broke. Fortunately, no serious injury, only sore neck and bump to the hand.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee 22
Failure Date: 11/28/2016

The contact owns a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and all the warning indicators illuminated. The contact started the vehicle again, placed fuel in the vehicle, and drove home. The contact shut off the vehicle and heard an unusual noise. Also, a burning odor emanated from the vents and flames appeared around the dashboard. The headliner and carpet were burned. The fire department extinguished the fire. The contact was awaiting an insurance evaluation. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 8,500.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 23
Failure Date: 11/28/2016

Our 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee has been stalling while driving. In the last 2 months it has shut off at least 1-2 times a week, for about a total of 8 times. Fuel pump relay was fixed in 2014 but we think this is the problem again. Other electrical issues like keys not recognized are also happening but the car shutting off in the middle of an intersection is alarming. This has happened at least 3 times. The car has always stalled in the morning as my husband makes his way to work. My husband reports it happens often as he is trying to turn and driving on a street. He is currently risking his life driving this car to work.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 24
Failure Date: 11/23/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a loss of power while being operated at various speeds. The failure occurred without warning. The dealer could not duplicate the failure. Prior to the failure, the vehicle experienced similar failures and was reminded per NHTSA campaign number: 15v115000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 104,566.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee 25
Failure Date: 11/22/2016

The contact owns a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact observed that the forward collision warning sensor failed without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on two occasions. The first time it was diagnosed that the main sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The sensor was repaired, but the failure recurred. After the second failure, it was diagnosed that the radio failed and needed to be repaired due to it being the brain of the system. The radio was replaced, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 600.

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