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Ignition Switch Problems of Jeep Grand Cherokee - part 1



Jeep Grand Cherokee owners have reported 234 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1
Failure Date: 01/24/2016

For over a year now, I have been receiving notices about a Jeep safety recall and I have called several different states seeking the ignition switch and no one has it. I have recently experiences two separate driving occasions where I've completely lost engine power and power steering assist; it's really scaring me and I don't feel safe in the vehicle, especially with two small children in tow as this is my family car.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2
Failure Date: 01/06/2016

Exterior headlights and interior dash lights flicker on and off speratically. This happens while driving, stopped and even when parked. I have to toggle the light switch on and off to try and stop the flicker or even to get the lights to come back on because sometimes the lights stay off even when the switch is in the on position. This is extremely scary when driving at night and I'm sure it irritates the heck out of anyone who see's my lights flickering. They think I'm signaling them for some reason. Really need a fix for this ASAP. Hope daimler/chrsler isn't waiting for death/accident toll before they fix this issue. I have already had the ignition switch replaced per the recent recall and the problem with the lights persists.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3
Failure Date: 12/01/2015

Problems with vehicle starting some days--other days won't start. No one can find the problem. Just completed the recall of the ignition switch but still have start problems.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4
Failure Date: 12/01/2015

Ignition switch is on recall but the part is rarely available to my dealership.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5
Failure Date: 11/13/2015

Recall p57 was done on sept 9 2015, since then cars ignition switch goes into off position while driving has done this 4 times since recall repair at night all lights along with power steering and brakes fail to work a very dangerous situation.

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Failure Date: 11/13/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that he received notification of NHTSA campaign number:14v438000 (electrical system). The contact stated that when he went to start the vehicle the ignition switch failed without warning. The failure was consistent. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure could not be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the failures occurred after the recall repair was done. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 117,638. Ec.


car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 7
Failure Date: 11/09/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated while driving his knee hit the ignition switch which caused the vehicle to lose power. The vehicle crashed into a telephone pole. The driver's side air bag deployed. A police report was filed. No injuries were sustained. 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 vehicle was destroyed.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 8
Failure Date: 11/02/2015

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Consumer writes in regards to replacement parts not available to complete defective ignition switch recall repairs.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 9
Failure Date: 11/02/2015

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled with no warning more than once, the steering wheel was extremely tight and difficult to turn causing the contact to apply force to the steering wheel when the failure happened. The contact was able to coast the vehicle over to a parking lot and after several attempts the vehicle restarted. In addition, the vehicle stalled again before the contact entered a major highway. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The contact was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system) and the dealer stated the remedy did not prevent the failure meaning that the repair had to be completed again. The vehicle was still at the dealers while the contact was waiting for a permanent remedy for the condition and the approval from the manufacturer to repair the vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was not available. Dyd.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 10
Failure Date: 10/23/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at 55 mph without warning the instrument panel lost power and the cruise control failed to function as designed. The contact stated that the failure was intermittent. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unavailable. Parts distribution disconnect. Ah.


 
car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 11
Failure Date: 10/23/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The VIN was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system) after the vehicle was retrieved, the key was difficult to move in the ignition switch. The vehicle was not taken back to the dealer or diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown. Ak.

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Failure Date: 10/20/2015

Letter from congressman desantis on behalf of constituent re 2007 Jeep cherokee recall. The consumer stated the turning of the ignition switch that was installed exacerbated the nerves in his right arm, from a previous injury.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 13
Failure Date: 10/14/2015

Ignition switch p41/NHTSA 14v-438 recall Jeep will not repair or correct the recalled problem.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 14
Failure Date: 10/14/2015

Ignition switch loose and can turn vehicle off without warning. Recall notice p41/NHTSA 14v-438 sent to me about 4 months ago and was told be dealership that Chrysler has no parts to repair. Just received another recall notice of same and dealership again stated they have no parts to repair this safety recall.

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Failure Date: 10/13/2015

I received a safety recall notice from Chrysler (p41 / NHTSA 14v-438) in *July 2014 regarding my 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I took my car into the dealer (stephen wade auto, saint george,utah) and was told the part was not available and they would contact me when they had news. I called stephen wade one year later in *July 2015*. They said the part was still not available and they would call me. Today ( oct. 13, 2015 ) I received another safety recall notice but this time it is from fiat Chrysler for exactly the same recall as I received July 2014. I decided to contact you / NHTSA. I don't want the utah highway patrol to be picking me up with a blotter on the interstate 15 when I go air born because someone can't supply a replacement ignition switch. This has definitely put a cramp on my ability to visit the grandson because he's 350 miles away and I'm really not pleased how this is being handled by ???? if you need copies / photos of my notices, please contact me and I'll gladly upload them to you. Should I contact a lawyer ? thank you for your time.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 16
Failure Date: 10/08/2015

On multiple occasions, my vehicle has shown symptoms that appear to be related to the recent Chrysler ignition switch recall. One persisting problem is when I am driving with my headlights on, the interior lights (dashboard, radio, and climate control illumination) and all exterior lights (headlights, tail lights, and any other illuminated position lights) will rapidly flash on and off. Currently, my remedy for this problem, when it is happening, is to turn on the turning indicator which appears to return the lights to normal. More recently, while leaving my neighborhood, all of my dashboard warning lights illuminated and then the dashboard went dark all together. The remedy for this problem was to turn the car completely off and back on again. Last but not least, while traveling about 65 mph on a highway, my knee bumped the ignition key which switched the car to the accessory position, rendering the car powerless.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee 17
Failure Date: 10/01/2015

Ignition switch turns off unexpectedly. Happens while driving causing vehicle to shut down. Has happened at highway speeds and nearly caused an accident. This has happened multiple times. Occurs while vehicle has been in motion, at various speeds on city streets and highways. Dealer told me there is a recall for the switch on other model years but not mine.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 18
Failure Date: 10/01/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph the vehicle stalled. All the warning indicators illuminated. The contact drove the vehicle to the dealer and the diagnosis was that the ignition switch was bad and needed replacement, to take all the additional keys out of the key ring. The vehicle has not been repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 58,000. Bp.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 19
Failure Date: 10/01/2015

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall notice issues. The consumer stated the parts were not available.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 20
Failure Date: 10/01/2015

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall notice. The recall letter stated the parts were not available.

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Failure Date: 10/01/2015

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall notice 14v-438. The consumer stated more than a year has passed without a follow-up from Chrysler, as to when the parts would be available.

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Failure Date: 09/24/2015

I am still waiting for Chrysler to preform the p41 recall work on my car. Chrysler was found criminally liable for this switch. The recall has been in place since July 2014. I get notices that the part is not available. So far three notices over the past year saying that they don't have a new switch available. Really??? it takes one year to design, manufacturer, and transport an ignition switch, does no one work in detroit. I have had the car not start because of the switch, and when I crank again it starts. I took to dealer for this problem in 2008. I was told that this was normal, the car's computer was re-setting so that I can start. Dealer has gone bankrupt since and closed. I am tired of excuses from Chrysler. When will they do their job and fix this problem. I want this done because my family rides in this car everyday. I am also concerned about the gas tank, because car has been rear-ended three times.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 23
Failure Date: 09/21/2015

The abs controller failed. There are complaints all over the internet about people having the same issue. I believe it was burned out by the faulty ignition switch which powers it. The switch is already under recall.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 24
Failure Date: 09/20/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at 15 mph and taking a turn the vehicle stalled. The contact stated that the vehicle shutdown and restarted itself without prompting from the driver. The contact stated that the failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact was informed that the failure was attributed to a failure of the ignition switch. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000. Ah.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 25
Failure Date: 09/15/2015

Tl-the contact owns 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the vehicle shut off almost causing an accident. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received a recall notification 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 made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 142,000. Ad.

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