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Ignition Switch Problems of Jeep Grand Cherokee - part 1



Jeep Grand Cherokee owners have reported 133 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1
Failure Date: 07/28/2015

Ignition switch NHTSA 14-v-438 it has been over a year for this recall with no fix in site. I have problem with my switch sometime it start and sometime it doesn't . What if it turns off while I am moving. What is taking so long for a fix.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2
Failure Date: 07/01/2015

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving at various speeds, the engine stalled and the instrument panel illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The part for NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system) was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 112,000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3
Failure Date: 06/30/2015

The check engine (gas cap) warning light came on. Then I was backing out of our driveway, stopped to put garage door down and the vehicle quit (while in reverse and it was idling). The vehicle started right up when I put it in park but then quit again approximately 2 hours later when I was pulling into a parking space. We took it into a dealership in nampa and they stated that they fixed the problem with the check engine light but they did not know why the vehicle quit. They informed us that there was a recall on the ignition switch and that could be the problem but parts to fix it were not available. I called Chrysler and they told me parts may be available in September. I am afraid to drive the vehicle because we live in a remote mountain area and if the vehicle quits, I will not have power brakes or power steering when driving along the river on a very curvy, treacherous road. I cannot afford to leave the vehicle parked until parts are available at an apparently unknown date. Chrysler did suggest that I have the ignition replaced and they may or may not reimburse me. The dealership said the parts they currently have may or may not fix the problem. Can you please tell me what you would suggest? what happens if the vehicle quits and there is an accident? is Chrysler and/or the dealership liable for any injury and/or damages? thank you.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4
Failure Date: 06/17/2015

I was driving down the road and all of my dash lights came on, the heater and radio stopped working and my Jeep seemed to be stalling out. I was driving down a road where I was unable to pull over. The car behind me almost rear ended me because of this. This same problem has happened almost on a daily bases. I first thought it had something to do with the new key I had made but then I came to find out about the ignition switch recall. I can't believe that there still is not a part to fix this issue. I really can't believe that Jeep does not think that this is a safety issue. I am afraid to drive my Jeep very far at all. I have not been able to go on any long trips this summer in fact I had to stay home on my vacation as this is the only car I have. I can't afford to buy another car as I am still making payments on this one and no one will even think about buying it because of this issue. Is it going to take someone to die before anything is done about this. If I had known about this problem I would have never bought my Jeep.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5
Failure Date: 06/01/2015

This shall serve to inform you that I owner of a Jeep cherokee laredo 2008 has filed numerous complaints with the department of motor vehicles concerning a recall with my ignition switch. It has been over two years and I am stilling for my ignition switch part to be ordered. The vehicle on numerous occasions has proved to be unsafe by stopping abruptly on the highway by losing power, parking lots by failing to start or on the road by losing speed where I could literally release the brake pedal and the car could not move. This is not only dangerous especially when I am in the car with my family on the highway and my ignition switch makes my car lose power, not only can I cause an accident and harm my family and I but other vehicles with their passengers too. I would like to know that matters are being taken to find parts to replace the faulty ignition switch. How long is it reasonable to wait for recall part to be order and fixed for my vehicle, until some tragic accident occurs? I am writing to inform you, if there is ever an incident, not only will I will file legal action against the department of motor vehicles.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6
Failure Date: 05/30/2015

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the instrument panel illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 128,000. The VIN was unavailable.


car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 7
Failure Date: 05/15/2015

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving various speeds, the vehicle shut off intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was advised by the dealer that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 137,800.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 8
Failure Date: 05/12/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at 20 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure persisted. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system) however the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,200. Oo.

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Failure Date: 04/30/2015

Chrysler issued a recall for my Jeep in 2014 for a faulty ignition switch. This defect could result in a motor vehicle accident or cause serious injury to the driver and occupants. I have tried since October 2014 to have this recall addressed to no avail. At all time I have been told the ignition part is not available. On April 30, 2015 I filed a complaint with NHTSA detailing the above recall information. I was issued complaint ;number 10713710 and told a letter would be arriving within two weeks from NHTSA. The letter never arrived. I visited my dealership earlier this month (July) and inquired about the ignition switch. I was told that the plant that was manufacturing the switch had burned down. What is the correct answer and reason for this delay. Is it Chrysler does not want to make the repairs? why hasn't NHTSA forced this issue with Chrysler?.

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Failure Date: 04/16/2015

Fortunately there has not as yet been an incident. However, 8 months to repair an ignition switch is totally unacceptable and the manufacturer says that a remedy is not yet available. I am not looking forward to driving down the highway at 70 mph and have my steering and brakes suddenly stop working due to a faulty ignition switch! I want to know when the NHTSA is going to do something about this recall.


 
car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 11
Failure Date: 04/10/2015

Upon preparing to stop and/or make a left hand turn (multiple incidents) vehicle's ignition shuts off. This is very dangerous as I was attempting a left turn on a busy industrial 4 lane road when the vehicle shut off mid-turn. I had two small children with me (1 and 4) and am extremely lucky I was not hit, from both sides. My knee sits approximately 8 inches from the ignition switch so I know it was not bumped.

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Failure Date: 04/04/2015

This is not the first time this has happened since I purchased the Jeep in 2009 but it was the most significant one. All lights went off inside & out. There was some problem with the steering & the braking also. The motor did not die nor did the a/c or radio go off. When this happens all the warning lights flash a few times & for a few seconds I loose all the lights & experience the braking & steering problems. I did receive the recall notice for the ignition switch in September, 2014 stating that they were trying to get the parts for repair but I have not heard anything else from Chrysler. This is the only vehicle that I have and at this point I am afraid to drive any distance.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee 13
Failure Date: 04/01/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that key failed to release from the ignition switch causing the battery to wear prematurely. The vehicle was taken to the dealer whom performed an inspection which located the failure at the ignition switch. The dealer advised that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The dealer also advised that the vehicle was no included in NHTSA campaign number 14v567000 electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 88,000. Li.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 14
Failure Date: 03/03/2015

Re; ignition switch recall what good is a recall if they never get the parts? how long do we wait for them to get replacement parts?.

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Failure Date: 02/26/2015

While driving all electrical power to the vehicle shut down. The engine was still running. This happened during a turn, while the roads were a little icy. This locked the wheels. The power came back on shortly, but had it not the vehicle (with locked wheels) would have slid off the road and into the ditch. We have also been waiting for the ignition switch recall part to be in for over 4 months! this is ridiculous! this is going to cause an injury or a death. I have 2 small children and you can bet if it happens with my children in the vehicle and they get hurt I will sue chyrsler. To have a recall due to something dangerous and then not have enough parts to replace is unacceptable!!.

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Failure Date: 02/15/2015

The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while operating the vehicle, the gauges and lights on the instrument panel suddenly flickered off and on. The contact indicated that the ignition switch was loose when inserting the key. The cause of the failures was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 122,800.

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Failure Date: 02/09/2015

I am still waiting the recall notice from Chrysler for the ignition switch for our grand Jeep cherokee 2007 since middle of next year. Their customer service still repeat that we will receive the recall as soon parts will be available. Considering that this company still produce new car they should give priority to fix the older ones before somebody get hurt or die. How long by law we have to wait for ???? if somebody replay will be greatly appreciate . Thanks stefano bolzonella.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 18
Failure Date: 02/05/2015

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14v567000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the vehicle was exhibiting the same failures as listed in the recall, but the VIN was not included. The contact stated that when the key was turned to the "off" position, the engine would turn off; however, all the accessories would still be running and the key would not eject from the ignition. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 37,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 19
Failure Date: 02/03/2015

Recall p 51 - faulty ignition switch. . . Reported to owners, September 2014. . . Jeep has not provided a fix and do not have any idea when it will be available. . . I called Jeep the customer service number on the recall notice and the voice system puts you on hold forever (I finally hung up after 1 hour). . . It's obvious that Jeep doesn't want to fix this problem. . . You need to make them do it. . . Thanks. . . Doug chozianin.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 20
Failure Date: 02/03/2015

There was no accident - I received a recall on my ignition switch several months ago - I keep checking and Chrysler doesn't have the part yet! I am not comfortable driving my 7 month old around in the vehicle but I have no other choice. Can anyone tell me when they will have the part in - I really want to get this fixed before something bad happens. I am very upset about how long this is taking. Called Chrysler today - they do not know when the part will be in !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! still!.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 21
Failure Date: 01/20/2015

While on an interstate expressway, engine ignition cut out, loosing power. By shifting to neutral & using the fob-key, engine was started while moving. This has happened repeatedly about six times lately. I believe this to be defect in the ignition switch assembly. Contrary to Chrysler info (p57; NHTSA 14v-567), I believe the fob-key was in the "run" detent position when this event occurred. (Chrysler says this problem occurs when the fob-key passes the run position after starting). Either way, the ignition switch is probably faulty. Chrysler has not made available an immproved ignition key assembly per their promise, and currently the old ignition switch assembly is backordered, so I can not affect any corrective action. Loss of power in a congested traffic situation, or during maneuvering can cause loss of control and a serious accident. I seek a timely remedy to this unsafe situation.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee 22
Failure Date: 01/08/2015

The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled and the ignition key moved inadvertently into the off accessory. The vehicle restarted and resumed normally. The failure recurred three times whenever encountering a bump in the road. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the ignition switch was currently being replaced. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 23
Failure Date: 01/07/2015

While driving my 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee, I expereinced a random loss of dashboard lighting, gauges and heater. Have seen multiple post pertaining to exact same issue with many different solution suggestions. Common belief is that best solution is to replace ignition switch (ironically same issue that has been recently recalled by Chrysler, but not yet fixed via many dealership's services despite several notices that they are aware of the issue. ) seems very irresponsible for manufactorers /dealers service to allow this risky defect to continue to occur for years without a common formal resolution for dealerships to adhere to. Consumers are left to scramble as best they are comfortable with to resolve while some dealer service centers and mechanics take advantage of these people by overcharging them for fixes that don't resolve the true problem. Please push this issue to common resolution as many consumers seem to be bother literally and figuratively in the dark as to the correct direction!.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 24
Failure Date: 12/18/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle intermittently failed to start and that the key would remain stuck in the ignition switch. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer stated that the parts were not available. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 25
Failure Date: 12/15/2014

Driving down a mountain grade, at 65 miles per hour, all power shut off including all dash lights, speedometer, power steering and brakes. Over the next 20 miles all of these systems flashed on and off about a dozen times or more. This erratic electric behavior continued on a daily basis until I took it into the dealership . The dealer was able to recreate the problem when they jiggled the ignition switch. I do not use a keychain, only the key, so I assume the problem was caused when I drove over bumps in the road. For $1,300, the dealer was able to fix the problem.

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