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Ignition Switch Problems of Jeep Grand Cherokee - part 1



Jeep Grand Cherokee owners have reported 69 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1
Failure Date: 12/03/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. 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 manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v567000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The failure mileage was 87,000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2
Failure Date: 11/26/2014

Late August, we received recall notice concerning ignition switch and/or keys. We were to disconnect all keys and use only the ignition key while driving the car. Chrysler said we would get a follow-up notice when the part was available and then we could schedule the repair with the local dealer. Today, Nov. 26, the dealer told us the part had not even been made yet!!!! how can this happen? need to get this prolem resolved ASAP!!!.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3
Failure Date: 11/21/2014

My daughter was pulling out from where she works and hit a small bump. Her Jeep lost power due to the faulty ignition switch. She lost power steering and power brakes. She almost got hit by two cars. Another time her husband accidentally hit the ignition switch with his knee and the Jeep did the same thing.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4
Failure Date: 11/20/2014

Ignition switch recall- received notice of recall from Chrysler grooup llc over 5 months ago and still no resolution to problem. I keep getting told the part is not in or a permanent remody has not be found. I have lost power on several occassions and now the power steering is gone. The vehicle is due to be inspected in February. I have been advised that due to this problem it will not pass inspection.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5
Failure Date: 11/20/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure recurred twice. The dealer diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14v438000 (electrical system). However, the part to do the repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6
Failure Date: 11/08/2014

While driving my 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee (11/8/14) I was at a red light and the vehicle just cut off! I heard a beeping sound and noticed all the lights on the dash board were off while the car was in "drive". I put the car in "park" & turned the key in the "off" position--waited a few minutes & started the car again. I had my mother with me & told her about the "recall" & this was it. . . The ignition switch (recall p41). We decided to go home & when I pulled in her driveway, the same thing happed again. . . The engine just cut off! I'm very afraid to drive my Jeep now. . . This could have happened while I was on the highway!! something needs to be done now!! this is my only means of transportation!! what procedures do you have in place to assist people until you are able to get the replacement part(s)? lives are at stake!!.


car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 7
Failure Date: 10/23/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while in traffic, the engine stalled. The contact was able to merge to the shoulder and restarted the engine which resumed normal function. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer advised that recall NHTSA campaign number 14v438000 (electrical) was not ready for repair. The failure mileage was 98,476. Pam.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 8
Failure Date: 10/23/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while stopped at an intersection, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who diagnosed that ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system). However, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 81,000. Ne.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 9
Failure Date: 10/22/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph , the vehicle stalled as the electronic throttle control warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number:14v438000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 109,000. Ss.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 10
Failure Date: 10/16/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the check engine sensor, the check electrical system error code, anti-lock brakes sensor, four wheel drive sensor and the traction control sensor intermittently illuminated. The vehicle was inspected by a repair shop who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14v438000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contact¿s vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact continued to see the sensors randomly illuminate and the vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000. Dyd.


 
car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 11
Failure Date: 10/06/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while attempting to turn on the vehicle, the key failed to move forward to the on position in the ignition switch. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 57,000.

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Failure Date: 10/01/2014

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle stopping. The consumer received a recall notice, regarding the ignition switch. The consumer was informed, the parts were not available.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 13
Failure Date: 09/16/2014

My 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee suddenly lost all power on CA hwy 17 during rush hour. It was as if the ignition switch was turned off. This nearly caused a multi-car collision, followed by a terrifying near miss by a motorcycle. After several attempts, where the ignition switch acted completely dead, the car suddenly re-started. I understand that there is a recall related to the ignition switch, but the documentation I've seen implies that drivers are hitting the keys with their knees. I can assure you that I was on a straight stretch of (very busy) highway, and there was no contact between me and the keys. In addition, there were a total of four keys on the key chain, with no other significant weight. I'll be happy to weigh the entire keychain and send a photo of the digital scale results, but this was not a case of having a large mass on the keychain. The Jeep almost killed me. The Jeep dealer had the vehicle for three days, and cannot reproduce the problem, and informed me that parts to replace the ignition switch are not available, and there is no estimated delivery date for the parts. They also recommended not driving the vehicle. My concern is that the recall is misrepresented by Chrysler, and is more dangerous than the recall implies. Of course, I'm also concerned that I have a 4500 lb brick in my driveway until this can be resolved, and must rent or lease another vehicle in the (indeterminate) interim. I'll be more than happy to submit the vehicle for any testing or diagnostics requested, as long as I don't have to drive it anywhere without an escort vehicle.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 14
Failure Date: 09/01/2014

All dashboard lights come on as if car is stalling or ignition switch is being turned off. Momentary loss of power steering and brakes. Potentially very dangerous situation. Dealership (tom o'brien Jeep) refuses to fix and tells me to just wait for the recall notice.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 15
Failure Date: 08/09/2014

On Saturday morning after pulling out of a parking space my car stalled and lost power steering. I put it in park and restarted engine it was fine. Went to other store, parked it and the same thing happened once I returned to leave. When I got home I shut off the ignition switch and after app. 8 seconds I heard a sound coming from behind the fuse box area or at least behind that area . Sounded electrical "vooop, vooop" I also noticed when going up an incline around 30 mph the car had a huge delay, I had to push the gas pedal practically to the floor, and than it kicked in and zoomed off. I felt like I was loosing power and than the car took off on its own! crazy feeling!!! I feel as though the computer that is in charge of the car is out of wrack and the car has become inconsistent to drive because of what could occur next. I also lost brakes this winter while driving due to brake booster failure which eventually became a recall. I was scared then and I'm afraid this incident may result in something bigger and worse. :(.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 16
Failure Date: 08/05/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the key failed to turn into the on position preventing the vehicle from starting on several occasions. Also, the vehicle stalled intermittently as the lights and gauges flickered. In addition, the vehicle decelerated each time the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to three repair shops. The technicians were not able to replicate or diagnose the failure. The vehicle was then taken to authorize dealer who indicated that the failure might be sue to a faulty ignition switch but failed to confirm a specific diagnosis to repair the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was not included in recall NHTSA campaign id number: 14v438000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000. Pam.

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

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle, but the failure recurred twice. The dealer stated that the ignition switch needed to be replaced, but they would not repair the vehicle until the contact received a recall notice. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 18
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving various speeds, the contact inadvertently struck the ignition switch with the knee causing the vehicle to stall. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system). However, the parts needed were not available. The contact mentioned that the manufacturer had exceeded the reasonable amount of time for the repairs. The dealer stated the parts were unavailable for repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 35,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 19
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated while driving approximately 50 mph, all of the warning lights on the dashboard illuminated as the vehicle stalled. The contact shifted into park and was able to restart the vehicle but it stalled again. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who advised that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000. Kmj.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 20
Failure Date: 06/02/2014

Dash light flicker on and off and message reads service brake system check and advise. Brakes completely replaced a year ago and only drive 7500 miles per year. It is not the brakes. We have researched internet and feel it is an ignition switch problem and pervasive with others as well . If just one key in ignition with no other weight of other keys attached, no problem. However, problem surfaces when any weight of additional keys attached. It almost stalls the car when it hits sometimes. Congress is opening up a probe with Chrysler now and it should be expedited. Car at dealership twice in past month for this problem and still not fixed. We have had prior problems in previous years of ownership as well. It is similar to recent testimony from general motors on their defective ignition issues.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 21
Failure Date: 05/07/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact placed the key fob in the off position and was able to restart the vehicle after ten minutes. The failure occurred twice. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 98,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 22
Failure Date: 08/05/2013

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled intermittently and the instrument cluster shorted out, which caused the gauges and sensors to malfunction. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop. The technician stated that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 23
Failure Date: 06/20/2013

I was driving on a busy road at night approaching a 4 way traffic light intersection. I was going approximately 35-40 mph and the road conditions were dry. Suddenly the electric, lights, gauges, steering and braking system in my Jeep began flickering and spasming like my Jeeps entire electric system was having seizures and was switching power on and off. To the cars ahead of me it looked like I was flashing my lights and the cars behind me as if I was turning my lights on and off rapidly. I pulled off the road into a parking lot and my Jeep continued to spasm and flicker on and off. I turned my vehicle off and let it sit in hopes that this issue was a one time electrical glitch and also because I couldn't safely drive it in this condition. I eventually started my vehicle again and began to drive thinking it was alright. Within minutes it began doing the same thing again. My vehicle has continued to randomly exhibit this behavior along with additionally all the gauge lights and sounds blinking and chiming for several minutes at a time. I never know when it is going to happen but when it does it is extremely dangerous and scary to be in the vehicle. I only have my ignition key on the key ring but that doesn't seem to make any difference. I have noticed that my ignition switch is extremely sensitive even when initially starting the vehicle.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 24
Failure Date: 04/15/2013

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving multiple speeds, all of the electrical components on the vehicle intermittently flickered off and on. The vehicle suddenly displayed a "service electrical brake system" warning message. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that an electrical chip would need to be replaced in the ignition switch. The manufacture was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 65,000. The VIN was not available.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 25
Failure Date: 02/01/2013

I was coming to a stop at a stoplight and everything went dead. I couldn't stop the vehicle so it had to roll to a stop. After, I could not restart it. We had to push it to the side. It was towed to dealer. The battery was checked along with the engine. They said it was the ignition switch and that there was a recall. They said they didn't have the parts then and they'd call us when in. They never did. A year goes by and this happened again 2 weeks ago. It was taken to dealer and we were told it was part of the recall, but they could not get the parts to fix it. The dealer said then to write Jeep and complain.

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