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Ignition Switch Problems of Jeep Grand Cherokee - part 1



Jeep Grand Cherokee owners have reported 89 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

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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.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2
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.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3
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.

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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!.

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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.

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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!.


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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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Failure Date: 12/15/2014

Dashboard icons flashing and kicking in and out do to ignition switch recall. The dealer still does have parts!!!.

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Failure Date: 12/05/2014

The transfer case is bad ,the car only have 30000 but the transfer case is bad and it shakes over sixty and once u brake the whole car shakes ,I took it to the dealer and they said its a transfer case bad and the 4wd is not working ,and the ignition switch keep killing the battery.

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Failure Date: 12/05/2014

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the ignition key failed to start the vehicle. 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 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 88,890.


 
car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 11
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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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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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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 14
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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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.

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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!!.

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Failure Date: 11/03/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system). However, the part needed was unavailable. The contact stated the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact stated while driving at various mph, the instrument panel lights illuminated and flashed. The radio and headlights flashed. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The approximate failure mileage was 118,500. Pam.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Failure Date: 09/02/2014

This vehicle has a faulty ignition switch that has turned off my daughter's engine a number of times while she has been driving the car. Chrysler issued a recall in July of last year, but is unable to obtain the necessary parts to repair the problem. In that this can not only stop the engine, but also disable the power steering and air bags, this is a hazard for anyone driving the SUV. What is the board doing to pressure Chrysler to speed up the availability of the necessary parts?.

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