Jeep Grand Cherokee owners have reported 30 problems related to turn signal (under the exterior lighting 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 turn signals intermittently go out but the emergency flashers work.
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee has a "safety" feature called automatic high-beams, a feature they charge an additional fee for. The feature itself can be turned on/off only through the uconnect system of settings, while the vehicle is stopped. The actual feature once turned on can be enabled and disabled through the turn signal stalk (pushing forward to enable, back to disable) once the feature is turned on via uconnect, there is no way to manually turn on your high-beams except by pulling back on the turn signal stalk to enable your flash-to-pass high-beams. This allows the high-beams to turn on for approximately 6 seconds before they automatically turn off, even if you are still holding the stalk back towards you. The reason this is a safety issue is that the uconnect system automatically disables automatic high-beams at speeds of 15mph or less. Once this feature is automatically disabled, it cannot be re-enabled until you hit a speed of 23mph, at this point the automatic high-beams is re-enabled by the uconnect system. Where this becomes an increased safety issue is on residential streets with speed limits of 20mph. There is no way to turn on your high beams on residential roads, unless you are able to turn onto the residential road where the lights were previously automatically enabled (ie driving above 23mph) and you keep your vehicle speed above 15mph. The only way to turn on your high beams in this situation is to do one of the following: 1- break the speed limit to reach 23 mph then drop back down to the legal speed limit (so not an option). 2- drive with 1 hand on the wheel, while holding back the turn-signal stalk to enable flash to pass high-beams, and every 6 seconds resetting the stalk after they turn off. 3- stop your vehicle, enter the uconnect system on the radio, change the settings to turn off the automatic high-beam feature.
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Turn signal for lane change (flash signal) rebounds by itself to signal the opposite direction. At first I thought I was hitting the turn indicator after the "flash" in the correct direction, but it is a faulty device. Drivers see you signal a lane change, as your making the change as indicated, the turn signal (by its self) will signal the other way (it rebounds from the flashed direction to the other direction). Other drivers don't know your intentions, they think you are coming back into the lane you just changed from. Its is dangerous and frustrating. My opinion is a forced recall to replace the turn indication should occur, it is not safe. It may have occurred a few times from a regular turn indicator, where the turn signal handle is fully engaged, but almost always it will occur for the lane change "flash" signal. It is not me hitting indicator.
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The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at 10 mph, the turn signals of the vehicle would not come on when prompted. In addition, the alarm system sounded on numerous occasions when the key was used to open the door. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.
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When driving at night or when lights must be used during day light hours the lights in the cluster panel go out and come back on or dim and the return to their original brightness. When the turn signal "stalk" is puled in or pushed in everything is ok for a few miles. Also, once in a while dashboard lights go off and on and chimes go off and on. This is occurring more frequently.
See all problems of the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Right front headlamp melted internally due to overheating damaging the wiring and the headlamp assembly, and now the turn signal does not work. Taken to the dealership and they told us that in order to fix it, the headlamp assembly need to be replaced . They estimated it in $1200 and told me that the warranty wont cover it. The car just have 16749 miles.
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1. The vehicles head has to be replaced due to bad valves at only 59,000 miles. 2. The front right turn signal stopped working, and is burning the bulb socket and headlight housing. It was determined by an independent mechanic that the tipm module is going bad causing shorts, and other electrical issues. (the dealer claims it is a burned bulb socket, but we tested the socket, and entire system and found the true problem) 3. The horn stops working randomly, and sometimes when it does work its only the high tone. This problem is also traced back to a faulty tipm module.
See all problems of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Vehicle turn signal randomly indicates the wrong direction. Has happened multiple times in vehicle. It appears to affect the right turn signal more than the left. Occasionally it will flash the wrong turn signal once, then it flashes the correct one. However there has been instances where it flashed the wrong direction the entire time the lever was in position. During a visit to dealer for a recall on another part, the service manager informed me that there are new module updates available. However he would not inform me what they fixed, and they would end up costing me $90/ service flash. This should not be legal for the dealers to charge for a safety related update. Provided that the update is for that issue.
After reading many other complaints I see that my vehicle seems to also be suffering from a faulty tipm. My first attempt to start the car most days is met with what seems to be a lack of fuel but every other attempt to start the car the same day is successful without incident. There is no consistent time, speed or temperature related to what happens when the car is traveling. The dashboard lights up, radio, a/c, turn signals and headlights turn off and seat belt alert sounds. Only once has vehicle lost power briefly. When I first purchased this vehicle in 2012 the dealer cold not find the source of the problem. Now it is happening much more frequently but before I take it to the dealer and pay for the tipm I want to verify that it is a recall item. Another issue that began recently is the front passenger door would not close if opened from the inside unless we pull the exterior handle twice. I was told that this was not covered and would cost around $600.
The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at 45 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. In addition, the contact stated that both turn signals functioned intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician repaired the vehicle under NHTSA campaign number: 12v527000 (air bags). However, the failure recurred. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic. The contact was unsure about what needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v046000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 111,568.
1994 grand Jeep cherokee. Consumer writes in regards to several problems with vehicle and dealership. The consumer stated the rear brakes, turn signals, and windshield wipers did not work, also, the heater went off every 15-20 minutes, the 4-wheel drive light flashed on the dashboard, due to a bad switch, and there were exposed wires under the dash.
The contact owns a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the turn signal indicators malfunctioned. The failure occurred multiple times. The vehicle was repaired several times, but the failure persisted. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 130,000.
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The contact owns a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled without warning. The contact smelled a gasoline fuel odor in the vehicle after it stalled. There was also a failure with the turn signals intermittently not illuminating. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic. The mechanic was unable to diagnose the failure. The failure continued. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 158,000. Kmj.
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The contact owns a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the left turn signal failed. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 70,0000 and the current mileage was 80,000.
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The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While stopped at a traffic stop, the contact noticed that the driver side turn signal was not illuminated. The contact replaced the fuse for the turn signal however, the failure continued after the repair. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing or repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 05/02/bf the consumer stated on occasion, the right blinker failed to operate as well. The flasher relay was replaced with a bran new part, which worked for about one week. Updated 05/04/12.
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving approximately 30 mph, the contact engaged the left turn signal and but it would not illuminate. The contact stated the failure would occur intermittently for two months. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnosis or repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 56,000 and the current mileage was 59,000.
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the turn signals would fail intermittingly. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer several times but the problem was not corrected. The failure mileage was 60,000.
The brake lights, turn signal lights, runninng lights keep blowing. At the same time usually the instrument guages also stop working. This is the 5th time we have had to take to be fixed. This is dangerous for us and other vehicles and is going to cause an accident. They could be working fine and go out between 1 place and another. We have been pulled over by police, had people in other vehicles yell at us and almost been hit while turning left due to lack of working signals and brake lights. This re-ocurring problem needs to be addressed properly.
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the left and right turn signals suddenly malfunctioned. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that fuse box for the turn signals needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The contact called the manufacturer and filed a complaint. The failure mileage was approximately 132,000. The VIN was unavailable.
Left turn signal only works on occasion and then will go out totally. The bulbs are ok. In checking Jeep owner websites this is apparently a very large problem. I strongly feel that this is a safety issue as if the left turn signal fails the driver behind you does not know your intentions and may run in to you. Currently, I have to pass up my turn when it fails and then find a safe place to turnaround and go back to my original turn point. With as many complaints as I have seen on the various websites I believe this is a strong safety issue and needs to be recalled and a permanent repair made.
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The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact noticed while driving at various speeds, the left turn signal would fail intermittently. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired for the failure. The failure mileage was 56,000 and the current mileage was 62,000. Updated 7/20/10 updated 07/23/jb.
The contact owns a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The left turn signal and the brake lights failed intermittently. The brake light bulbs have been changed and the lights failed to operate normally. The dealer can not diagnose the failure; however, a mechanic advised her that there is a wiring problem. The perform service light was also illuminated; however, they are unable to turn it off. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 138000 and the current mileage was 140081.
Brake light and rear turn light keep going out most of the time I have to just remove the light bulb and put it back in to clear problem. I have two Jeeps with the same problem along with my daughter which also has a Jeep that had the same problem and they replaced the light assemble to correct it.
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee= my vehicle should have been covered under the lemon laws of the us. Equipment failures: - window regulators- replaced 2 - heated seats- both seats have the wires burnt in two in them; possible fire hazard. . . Not covered in recall of a later year - blend doors broke- had to replace all three motors and doors - left turn signal does not function consistently - door lock system is failing: driver's door has quit locking; has to be done manually; back door behind the driver makes a squawking noise when you lock the doors, tailgate is not locking; alarm will go off if you open the door, but it is not locked. _constant small coolant leak.
The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that when the turn signal was activated, the exterior and interior indicators failed to illuminate. The failure occurred intermittently. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of failure. The current mileage is 58,000 and failure mileage was 50,000. The consumer stated contacted Chrysler to no avail but then the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and finally repaired on 07/31/07 problem is now resolved. Updated 09/05/07.
The contact stated the left turn signal did not work the dealership replaced the fuse multiple times, but it failed immediately. The dealership determined it was an electrical problem, and there have been no further repairs. The vehicle stalled while driving. The dealership replaced the idle control motor, but vehicle stalled again. The manufacturer suggested she continued to take the vehicle to the dealership.
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Let me start by saying that I do not own this vehicle buy was following one last evening. It was dark, I was traveling east on rt 55 near front royal, va. A new (04 / 05) Jeep cherokee style vehicle was stopped making a left turn across traffic. The brake lights were plainly visable but I commented to myself that the driver should use turn signals when making this manuver, especially on the well traveled road. As I got closer to the stopped vehicle, to my surprise, the turn signals were on and working. . . . Problem is . . . From 100 feet behind, the intensity of the brake lights over shadowed the operation of the turn sigal as they are both red and operate on seperate light fixtures.
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While driving at 40 mph, and upon pressing down on brake, vehicle shaks very hard, rotors appear to be very worn, vehicle has been taken to dealer approximately 5 times already. Consumer also stated there is a ticking noise from engine when starting up,steering damper and drag link assembly were loose,transmission shifts hard into reverse, right rear turn signal bulb was replaced, vehicle began to overheat, right side mirror was cracked,speaker was inoperative, the trim on the door panel was loose, exhaust system was loud, parking brake needed to be adjusted, passenger side seat belt was inoperative, passenger wiper blade was not cleaning the window, keyless entry remote was inoperative.
Turn signal flashes quickly.
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Turn signal bulb failed.
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