The 9 Most Common Grand Cherokee Problems

We've pulled together a list of the most widespread problems that Grand Cherokee owners have to deal with.

Valve Stem Corrosion

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Fiat-Chrysler made a mistake by using aluminum valve stems in some of their early tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). The aluminum stem and metal cap are highly susceptible to corrosion from salt and other contaminates.

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EcoDiesel Emissions

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Fiat-Chrysler has agreed to pay over $800 million in fines and compensation for using defeat devices in 3-liter EcoDiesel engines. The settlement includes an average payout of $2,800 for each of the affected owners and lessees.

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uConnect Hacks

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Automakers have been swapping out mechanical parts for electronic control units, setting up in-car wifi networks, and connecting infotainment systems to cloud-based services. So it was only a matter of time before these technologies got hac…

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Leather Dashboard Wrinkles

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The leather dashboard of the Grand Cherokee's most expensive trim level makes the SUV look cheap over time. That's because of widespread issues with bubbling, warping, and wrinkling…

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Jeep TIPM Electrical Problems

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If you've heard of a TIPM, chances are you own a vehicle from Fiat-Chrysler (FCA). Think of it like a command center for all the electrical functions of your car, and in FCA's case a very, very disfunctional one.

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Death Wobble

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The death wobble is a creative term coined by Jeep owners that describes a situation when the front axle begins violently oscillating, causing the car to shake (or wobble) in a manner which makes the vehicle hard to control.

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Window Regulator Failure

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Without the window regulator, power windows become useless. That's exactly what has happened to thousands of Jeep owners; hundreds have complained about their windows falling into the door, sometimes at highway speeds!…

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Rear Impact Fire Defect

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Millions of Jeep vehicles have a gas tank that is positioned in such a way that it is highly vulnerable to being punctured during a rear-impact accident. The combination of leaking fuel and sparks caused by collisions can easily set the car…

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Jeep e-Shift Design Defect

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FCA's electronic gear shifter is confusing because it violates basic design guidelines for vehicle controls. It has caused numerous rollaways and even deaths. So why did FCA make the switch?…

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What Grand Cherokee Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Comparing 4 Generations

Generations are groups of model years where few, if any, changes were made to the vehicle which means their model years tend to break in similar ways. The Grand Cherokee has 4 generations with the latest starting in the 2011 model year.

What Owners Say About Their Grand Cherokee

Leather Dashboard Wrinkles

Leather dash started bubbling 2 years after purchasing new, dealer would not do anything because it was not severe enough and I was told the same thing by two different Jeep dealers several times over the next couple years. It continued to get worse and is now beginning to cause air flow issues with defroster.

Leather Dashboard Wrinkles

I'm simply another Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland owner with this same leather dashboard problem. Purchased vehicle used (no sign of problem at that time), once issue occurred, Jeep dealer I had servicing vehicle suggested contacting Customer Care...which proved worthless since vehicle was out of warranty period (should be renamed Customer CareLESS)

Jeep TIPM Electrical Problems

Wipers won't turn off, no turn signals, no horn ... It's sad that a car company knows there is a problem and will take care of the issue. That is the world we live in. It's all about them. Hell with the customer. They don't care about the customer or [their] safety.

Jeep TIPM Electrical Problems

I haven't been able to start my 2008 Jeep Cherokee Limited on a constant regular basis ... Sometimes it starts but most the time not at all after numerous times of trying. I have not been able to drive my Jeep ... because I never know if it does start will it start after I shut it off or will I be stranded. If it even starts at all to begin with!!

By the Numbers

  1. 3,037 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 1,168 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 96 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

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