The Worst 2011-2021 Grand Cherokee Problems

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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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 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.

4th Generation Grand Cherokee in the News

What Grand Cherokee Owners Say About This Generation

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.

By the Numbers

  1. 9 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 1,950 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 18th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 18 eligible generations.