Jeep Grand Cherokee owners have reported 35 problems related to transmission gear slipping (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Jeep Grand Cherokee based on all problems reported for the Grand Cherokee.
The gear is slipping it takes a hard time to come out of 1st gear almost as the car needs to warm up. This has been occurring for months and I see there has been other complaints.
See all problems of the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee .
Gear shift slips into reverse from the park position on the selector panel.
See all problems of the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee .
Takata recall I just purchased my Jeep back in June and can view the service history. This complaint in particular has to do with extended crank. My Jeep takes awhile to start. I see that there was a fuel pump relay recall. I see in my service history that my Jeep had this part replaced: 02/02/2015 78,423 mi at jt's Chrysler Jeep Dodge fiat. Again, according to the symptom/conditions, I am still experiencing the same issue, and would like this fixed as soon as possible because of safety concerns. I am experiencing or have a symptom/condition of a clunk and/or bump felt through the steering wheel under moderate braking or driving over rough roads (19-003-14) part to fix known issue is (ar) 05057539ad shaft, steering column intermediate. I would like this fixed as soon as possible because of safety concerns. I am experiencing a symptom/condition of a powertrain issue. When accelerating, I feel the transmission slipping and the engine makes very noisy and abrupt vibrations. All lubricant is new. I would like this fixed as soon as possible because of safety concerns. My window washing feature does not spew fluid onto front windows, however, will spew liquid on rear window. I would like this fixed as soon as possible because of safety concerns.
See all problems of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee .
1st issue is the seat belt buckles are almost impossible to disengage. They hang up so bad our 10 yr old grand daughter needs help to remove the belt. The belt for the driver has same issue to where it is even difficult for an adult to get it to unlatch. 2nd issue is the transmission slips when shifting from 2nd to 3rd when cold. When it has been driven for a few miles it shifts normal. This appears to be a problem a lot of Jeep owners have. It is a noted problem in other Chrysler vehicles with the 42re transmission. This issue should be addressed since it is so wide spread.
See all problems of the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee .
The transmission seems to slip when I come to a stop and then try to accelerate at intersections. I'll depress the gas, nothing happens, and then suddenly it jerks forward. It does it all the time, but worse when the vehicle is cold/hadn't been driven. The transmission seems to constantly struggle to know which gear to be in, especially at lower speeds and especially between gears 1 and 2, and stopping and starting from intersections. There is such a delay while the transmission tries to decide what gear to be in to accelerate away from an intersection stop, that I'll often have people steal my turn at the intersection because they don't think I am going to take my turn. I'm waiting for the transmission to lurch and have someone pull out in front of me and hit them or be hit. This is such a dangerous vehicle. I will be having the dealership look at it this week, but have heard multiple reports online that the software "fix" being applied to the transmissions does not remedy the situation. This is the most difficult to drive automatic transmission I have ever experienced in low speed situations. Chugs and lurches in parking lots when taking foot off gas to coast. Have never experienced such a horrible and dangerous transmission.
I purchased a brand new 2015 Grand Cherokee late last year, and I've been having issues with the shifter since day one. I was driving on the freeway coming home from work and the gear slipped out of place. I've been down to the dealership to complain about it but of course they don't care. It really hurts my feelings that we paid this much money on a care I feel absolutely unsafe in. The shifter doesn't stay into park, and I work from my vehicle as a delivery driver. So a lot of the times I have to be quick and swift, and it's been to many times when my shifter slips out of place. My shifter doesn't lock at all, when I try and put it into gear. I'll be getting ready to drive out a gas station and my SUV shifter won't even stay in drive, it'll be neutral . I'll have to click a few times for it to try and stay in place.
Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled several times and the failure was progressing. The contact also stated that the transmission gears were slipping and difficult to change over as the failure continued to occur. The dealer was notified for several months and they were not able to diagnose the vehicle. The contact was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14v438000 (electrical system) and stated that the parts and the remedy were not available. The dealer did not give a specific date when the parts and the remedy would become available. The manufacturer was also contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact was continuing to experience the failure with the vehicle stalling and the gears slipping. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000. Dyd.
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My current lease, a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee laredo, has been plagued with defects. There have been 9 recalls, 16 service bulletins, and 5 investigations¿. In addition there are 587 driver/owner complaints. My problems: instability of the transmission. After parking next to a storage bin, transmission slipped out of park and the Jeep moved forward crushing my leg in the door and denting/scratching the exterior of vehicle. There has been no indication that fca (Jeep) has resolved this issue. Another problem I¿m having, which has been plaguing many other Jeep owners, is where the engine warning light illuminates with no indication of specific information with regard to what the malfunction might be. After 5 service visits over the past 2 years , Jeep has proven they unable to remedy this. I continue driving with uncertainty and stress with my passengers and I fearing ourlives may be endangered. The engine light is currently illuminated. I am not getting the level of vehicle safety and dependability I am paying for. I have filed a complaint on the website of Jeep and have offered fca(Jeep) a settlement whereby I would be refunded the leasing charges I paid and the company would consent to an early termination of the lease with no penalties or charges. Fca(Jeep) has failed to remedy my problem. (please see attached details) fca us llc is required to execute certain performance obligations , pursuant to the July 24, 2015 consent order, amended December 8, 2015, the objectives of which are to mitigate the risks of harm and promote safety for we, the consumers. Fca, however, persists in violating and disregarding me in a blatant act of non-compliance with the order. I seek assistance in expediting remedial action in this matter as a victim, and the protection of my rights as a consumer, and as an american citizen. Sincerely, Jeep lessee.
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The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving approximately 75 mph, the transmission slipped into neutral. On a separate occasion, the vehicle was placed in reverse but proceeded to roll away. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 13v175000 (electrical system , power train). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 52,000. The VIN was not available.
See all problems of the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee .
While driving the transmission will slip into neutral and revs high, all gears high-light on the dash board, and this happens at multiple speeds many different times? there have been several times this has almost caused my husband and I to have an accident. I was told by the dealership that a recall has been issued and to wait until notified??? this is not something to take lightly and having almost been in accident(s) I feel this needs immediate attention.
Own a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4, bought 4 mths ago, I can be driving it down a road and all the sudden it loses power like an acceleration problem, then it will suddenly just take off very quickly, the transmission keeps slipping, I can be on the interstate going 65, take my foot off the gas to slow down some and hear a harsh shifting problem. I have taken it to the dealership 3 different times, each time they tell me there is no problem with the car, I agree with the other complaints on these issues which I have had them all in 4 mths. Windows get stuck and won't roll up and down, car has not started 3 times and had to put in a new starter, crazy dangerous acceleration, shifting issues with the transmission!!!!!!!! I have owned a 1995 Jeep cherokee since 2003 and no problems, got this one and problem after problem. This acceleration/ shifting issue is going to kill someone if this car isn't recalled for this problem!!!!!.
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee slowed down without warning and stalled. When restarted in park vehicle began to reverse. Upon inspection mechanic determined the gear alignment was off track and fixed the problem. The consumer was informed the gear box had to be cleaned out as well, because a liquid substance was spilled inside of it, which caused the gear lever to become misaligned. A day after the repairs were made, the consumer began to experience a gear slippage while driving. The vehicle was taken back to the dealership and upon inspection it was discovered the vehicle had a bad gear shift, which was causing the slippage. The consumer didn't have any problems for a couple days when suddenly the vehicle would not start while in park. The dealer told the consumer it was normal and that the gear just needed a small adjustment. The consumer decided to go to another dealership. It was finally determined that the shift cable was bad. The consumer requested reimbursement from the first dealer because they claimed the problem was a bad shifter module when it was really the gear shift cable.
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee laredo 4x4. - transmission started to slip at 6,000 miles. Took it to dealer, who did a service, and said all was fine. Ran terrible from then on. - transmission failed at 24,000 miles . Dealer said this was rare. Took 2 weeks to replace! ran decently for 10,000 miles or so then problems came back. - transmission failed at 38,000 miles, in an intersection with my kid in the car. Dealer then admitted that this was a problem with Jeeps. Took 5 weeks to replace. - transmission starting to slip and skip again at 68,000 miles. No service planned as I am turning it back in from my lease and never getting a Jeep again!.
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The engine light came on. The consumer took the vehicle to a transmission shop. They said there were few problems with it from the manufacturer. Took to a transmission shop because the owners manual said that it could be from transmission slipping. The original parts on the transmission were replaced due to failure.
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The contact owns a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the electrical components in the vehicle failed. In addition, the transmission gears slipped. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30.
Second gear is slipping. Some of the seals are leaking. One of the gears are stripped.
See all problems of the 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee .
The rotors were warping and caused the brakes to wear prematurely. The dealer was notified. The transmission displayed slipping and there was a flat spot on the tire(s).
See all problems of the 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee .
Heard noise coming from rearend and transmission slipped. Took it to petri Jeep in scottsdale, az. They said bearings were worn out in
rear diff and transmission needed to be rebuild. Ok, they fixed it,
at 71000 miles. I think this was way too soon. The Jeep now has 88000,
the transmission is acting up again and the humming noise is returning. At
75000 my extended warranty expired. Im not happy!!!.
See all problems of the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee .
Consumer stated the check engine light was on, the dealer determined that the transmission was slipping.
Sudden, violent jerking and transmission slippage while slowing down for stop or yield. Resulting motion is strong enough to cause seat belt locks to activate and jolt the occupants. Problem is highly sporadic and no "cause and effect" has been discernable.
Transmission slipped from park to reverse with engine idling. Car rolled backwards and damaged driver's side door when it struck a fence post.
Transmission slips intermittently, won't shift properly and vehicle bucks. Vehicle has been taken to dealer 7 times, cannot remedy the problem. Problem started at 9000 miles.
Automatic transmission slipping.
Fuel sending unit failed. As a result: the check engine light will not go off, therefore I can not pass emissions test in my state. I am also constantly running out of gas. The sending unit is necessary for correct gauge readings. This has happened at the worst time for me as a single mother suffering from job losses in the state of goergia. The estimates to repair the fuel system has averaged 700. 00 dollars I am also filing a complaint about the transmission that slips too. The transmission will not go into 2nd or 3rd gear with out a lot of extra effort. There are times I have to take back roads and access roads just because I was nearly hit several times trying to access the express way. SUV's are horrendous in gas mileage but a SUV with a slipping transmission is burning even more gas! I am still trying to pay for the car and can not afford the repairs. I wish I would have bought an import. I have met quite a few Jeep owners who have experienced the same problems.
Transmission slips between 2nd and 3rd gears - loss of power to the drivetrain between 2nd and 3rd gear.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Power Train problems||
|Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problems||
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Differential Unit problems||
|Transfer Case problems||
|Axle Assembly problems||
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Automatic Transmission Column Shift problems||