Common 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Problems

Some of the worst issues 3rd generation Grand Cherokee owners have to deal with.

  1. Valve Stem Corrosion

    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.

    Continue reading article "Valve Stem Corrosion" Two corroded valve stems
  2. Jeep TIPM Electrical Problems

    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.

    Continue reading article "Jeep TIPM Electrical Problems" A TIPM pulled apart to show complicated electronics
  3. Death Wobble

    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.

    Continue reading article "Death Wobble" A red Wrangler climbing over rocks

What 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.

What Breaks the Most

Years to Avoid

3rd Generation (2005–2010) Grand Cherokee Key Numbers

  1. 6 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 458 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to

  3. 13th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 18 eligible generations.

What Grand Cherokee Owners Say About This Generation

Electrical Nightmares Thanks to a Faulty TIPM

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!!

2008 Grand Cherokee Owner in IA