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Ignition Switch Problems of Jeep Grand Cherokee - part 1

Jeep Grand Cherokee owners have reported 269 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1
Failure Date: 11/02/2017

The car shut off lost all power control panel went out while driving at 45 miles per hour I quickly wiggled the key(ignition switch ) and the car began to run again.

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Failure Date: 10/31/2017

1st recall recieved in 2014 about a moth after purchase said the ignition switch was faulty causing loss of power. To date have had the ignition replaced 2x. It stil looses power while in motion from 45mph to 70mph. Have had many repairs done claiming to fix the problem and nothing has worked. Dealership keeps saying they don't know what the problem is. When it loose all power I have approx. 20 seconds to make it to the shoulder. Have almost been hit several times on the freeway. This happens on a daily basis. My husband and I feel like it may be an electrical shortage somewhere that no one can seem to find.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3
Failure Date: 09/07/2017

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving various speeds, the vehicle would suddenly shut off. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer (DE cozen Chrysler/Jeep in verona, NJ) where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch was faulty. The vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000(electrical system) and the ignition switch was replaced; however, the failure continued. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 164,000.

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Failure Date: 08/24/2017

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the it intermittently was inoperable after the ignition switch was shifted into the on position. The vehicle was towed to freedom Chrysler Jeep Dodge located 6060 allentown blvd, harrisburg, PA where the failure could not be diagnosed. The contact stated that the failure occurred more frequently after NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000( electrical system) was performed. The contact stated that the battery was replaced various occasions regarding the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 101,000. Kh.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5
Failure Date: 05/29/2017

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving at unknown speeds, the contact looked through the rearview mirror and noticed metal debris falling from underneath the vehicle. The contact pulled the vehicle off the roadway to inspect underneath it and noticed that the skid plate under the fuel tank was bent and rotting away. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was previously at the dealer (bob richards Chrysler Dodge Jeep ram 1666 jefferson davis hwy, graniteville, SC 29829 (855) 984-5458) for power steering replacement and transmission inspection. While the vehicle was on the lift for the transmission inspection, the dealer's mechanic noticed that the skid plate was damaged, which could have been a fire hazard with a fuel leak. The vehicle was taken back to bob richards Chrysler Dodge Jeep ram (1666 jefferson davis hwy, graniteville, SC 29829 (855) 984-5458) where it was diagnosed that the skid plate was gone and needed replacement. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for repairs due to the less expensive cost. The contact also stated that the vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system), but the failure continued and the ignition would inadvertently turn. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The contact believed that the failure was related to the wiring harness and not the ignition switch. When the vehicle was started and the engine was turned off, it restarted itself seconds later. The manufacturer was notified of the failure, but did not offer any assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 152,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6
Failure Date: 05/05/2017

This is the third time I receive a letter on the mail from Jeep named as "important safety recall information" stating that my car has been recalled due to a defect relating to motor vehicle safety, more specifically: unintended change in ignition switch position that implies a safety risk. I went on the safecar. Gov site to confirm the status of my recall and it says that there is a recall in effect on my car model but unfortunately Jeep doesn't have the part replacement yet. I want this problem fixed ASAP.

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Failure Date: 05/01/2017

Continued stalling issues because of ignition switch recall. Had the recall service performed and it is still having stalling issues to the point that without they key in the ignition the vehicle will shift into gear. Last occurrence it wouldn't turn over and when it did a horrendous sound came from the engine. Needs new motor per mechanic.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 8
Failure Date: 02/14/2017

While driving my Jeep randomly shifts into neutral so I need to pull off the road and put into park then back into gear, and I just got a recall notice for the ignition switch.

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Failure Date: 02/08/2017

I had my ignition switch replaced as a result of recall NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 nearly a year ago. Now I am experiencing the same dash lights flashing and blower not working problem as others while driving. This problem is occurring more frequently. Today after parking, I depressed the key switch to turn the vehicle off (the newly designed switch must be pressed in for it to turn) and all the dash lights lit up and blower stopped. Releasing the switch returned the dash lights to normal. Depressing the key caused the lights to turn on again. I was able to repeat this several times before it stopped. Obviously the new key switch design is contributing to the dash light problem as well. I will be bringing the vehicle back to the dealer to have the key switch replaced again.

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Failure Date: 01/17/2017

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While the vehicle was stationary, it would not start when prompted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that there was an ignition switch recall on the vehicle that had not yet been repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 134,000.


 
car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 11
Failure Date: 11/07/2016

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle was inadvertently moved through the run position to the accessory or off ignition position, and the engine shut off. The vehicle was taken to the manufacturer who stated that the ignition switch and key fob needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v567000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 120,000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 12
Failure Date: 10/07/2016

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system) for the ignition switch; 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. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

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Failure Date: 08/28/2016

(my state, zip code & tele no. Are wrong as I'm in the uk) on several occasions the engine dies in motion, on a motorway, street, main road etc. Instrument panel lights go off, loss of power steering & so far I've managed to pull over but was nearly hit by another vehicle yesterday hence this complaint. This problem is extremely dangerous & could quite easily lead to a serious accident. When my local Jeep fixed recalls I asked about the ignition switch problem that I've read about on the internet, asking if they had replaced it and they told me that they had reprogrammed the system so should be okay. Well, the issue is still very much alive and far from okay.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 14
Failure Date: 08/18/2016

Soon after the p41 ignition switch recall, while driving 1 mile, the instrument cluster gauges stopped working-speedo, gas, etc , all warning lights illuminated . Information messages in the ic noted "service required : and transmission -over the temperature allowed u1403,u1411,u110e, u110f and others all implausible signals to ic. While driving transmission an road speed decreased immediately while at speed and engine and transmission to not operate in a predictably safe operation. These are the symptoms that the recall was to repair. What is the next step?.

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Failure Date: 08/09/2016

My ignition switched off disabling mostly everything on the vehicle. This was all while doing 75 mph on the interstate. I love Jeep but they to get this fixed.

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Failure Date: 08/01/2016

The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While the vehicle was stationary, the ignition switch malfunctioned. The contact could not shut off the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 125,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee 17
Failure Date: 06/21/2016

My complaint involving my vehicle and its now defected parts or unsafe status to operate is due to mechanical workmanship. I purchased my vehicle 3 years ago. Never had major problems with it and maintained it well and regular tune-ups. I invested in buying all parts needed as time well ware and tare. Im not too familiar with auto parts or work but as im putting more money into "new parts" my car seems to slowly continue to fail. All I know is I relied on certain mechanics to improve the condition of my car. I had a operable vehicle until I drove into this auto shop and left having to tow it out. I simply asked to change front brake pads, roters, and ignition switch (electrical part). Im told to purchase other parts that include screws, steering column, and key locksmith/ fees. Nothing got resolved and electrical everything stops working. Jeeps front driver tire stays on a flat and to make matters worse a Chrysler dealership is the only place that can fix this. The mechanic spoke to the dealership and finally seemed to have it figured out. $50 was the price I was told I would be left with. After running test and diagnostics, prices changed and more work was needed. Its been a little over 2 months since ive been without. Now im told I need to pay in full $1500 before they will work on my vehicle. I havent been offered a rental muchless been satisfied with the work done. I feel like my car has been stripped of paid parts. Ive looked online for advice and help as what I should do but no action has been done. I would appreciate and greatly be thankful for someone to look into the safety and work performed to my Jeep. As for the recalls the service tech named off several that he stated were taken care of. To my knowledge ive never been aware of any.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 18
Failure Date: 06/13/2016

The car ignition went into accessory position causing the engine to stop while I was driving it on the road. I do not have a lot of keys on the key. Also the ignition switch feels somewhat loose when I turn the key.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee 19
Failure Date: 06/07/2016

While driving, the ignition switch goes into accessory and the engine shuts off. . Jeep has no power steering or power to control the vehicle. This scared the "h" out of my wife yesterday while driving in traffic across a bridge going to work. She was traveling aprox. 45 mph across a straight bridge. This same thing happened to mysely last year while on the PA turnpike in traffic. I put the flashers on and shifted into neutral and restarted the Jeep without much serious problems. But now a second time !!! I don't want anybody to get hurt because of this.

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Failure Date: 06/01/2016

At times, the ignition switch turns off unexpectedly while driving. Also, when starting, the ignition switch will, at times, turn off, resulting in a failure to remain running.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 21
Failure Date: 05/17/2016

I made an appointment at paulding Chrysler Jeep Dodge in dallas, GA on 5-17-16. This appointment was scheduled one week prior to 5-17-16 to replace the ignition switch (p41) and to update a computer system (p73). I was told that the ignition switch was in stock. I brought my vehicle in for the repair at 0830 on 5-17-16. I received a phone call @ 1300 from one of the service managers (nate) telling me that the part was not in stock to replace the ignition switch and I would have to bring it back in when the part was available. When I picked up my vehicle that afternoon I was told that the dealership would contact me and reschedule an appointment for the replacement of the ignition switch. Since then, I have not heard anything from the dealership and my vehicle has lost power 3 times after I picked up my vehicle. I was backing out of my driveway when the vehicle lost power the first time and twice sitting at a red light. I need this resolved right away. I am a home health rn and I drive all day seeing patients.

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Failure Date: 05/13/2016

A recall was issued nearly two years ago, for a faulty ignition switch on my 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee (srt8). Two years later, the fiat-Chrysler dealerships / service centers still say that they don't have parts available to make the repair. They claim the shortage is a nationwide issue.

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Failure Date: 04/06/2016

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle lost power and the abs, transmission, air bags, check engine, and 4 wheel drive lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was previously taken to the dealer to be repaired for a recall on the ignition switch. The vehicle was taken to the dealer a second time where the contact was informed that the pc needed to replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 151,700.

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Failure Date: 03/06/2016

I have waited over 2 years for a recall on my ignition switch. P41/nt htsa 14v-438. I want t o know when I can expect this corrected? I have called the local dealerships every 3 months to hear " we are still waiting for the parts".

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Failure Date: 03/01/2016

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle ignition switch recall notice issues. The consumer stated she eventually had to go to another dealer, to get the vehicle fixed.

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