2.4L Tigershark Oil Consumption
A serious defect in the 2.4L Tigershark engine causes an excessive amount of oil to be burned during normal operation. Owners must constantly top off the oil and have consumption tests run at the dealership, or risk the engine seizing up an…Continue reading article "2.4L Tigershark Oil Consumption"
Electronic Sway Bar Disconnect
Make room, death wobble. You're not the only terrible Jeep suspension problem out there. Consider the electronic sway bar disconnect system that's great until you drive through a puddle and fry the system's electronics. …Continue reading article "Electronic Sway Bar Disconnect"
9-Speed ZF Transmission Problems
The Cherokee and Renegade’s 9-speed transmission suffers from hard shifts, lurching problems, and a wiring harness defect that can cause suddenly shutdowns or unexpected shifting into neutral.Continue reading article "9-Speed ZF Transmission Problems"
What Owners Complain About the Most
Sorting out which topics, problems, and model years have the most overall complaints from owners on CarComplaints.com.
Worst Issues view all problems
- window regulator breaks in the 2006 Liberty
- TIPM going bad, engine won't start or hard to start in the 2011 Grand Cherokee
- regulators fail prematurely in the 2007 Liberty
- shifting roughly in the 2014 Cherokee
- windows fail in the 2004 Liberty
- window keeps falling down in the 2006 Liberty
- death wobble in the 2007 Wrangler
What Breaks the Most view all topics
Over 34,000 of 4th generation Grand Cherokee SUVs are being recalled because their EcoDiesel's EGR coolers are cracking
, allowing coolant to leak and greatly increasing the chances of an engine fire.
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) systems trap exhaust gases and, as the name implies, recirculate them back into the engine. This helps cut down on Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) being released into the environment. The EGR cooler makes sure those hot exhuast gasses won't melt the engine's air intake by exchanging heat with engine coolant.…keep reading article "Grand Cherokee Recalled to Prevent EGR Cooler Leaks From Starting Engine Fires"
The 2021 Cherokee has been recalled because its front lower control arms can fracture.
The problem is dangerous enough that Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) is advising owners not to drive until the vehicles can be inspected. That's an ominous start for the latest iteration of the popular SUV.…keep reading article "2021 Jeep Cherokee Owners Should Park Their SUVs Until This Dangerous Problem is Inspected"
The 2010-2013 Grand Cherokee's air suspension doesn't work when it's cold outside
and that's a big problem for owners who (checks notes) .... live in places where winter happens.
Take Canada, for example, where a new class-action has been filed asking Jeep's parent company to reimburse owners because they overpaid for their SUVs. And that's not hyperbole considering the suspension might not work for half of the year.…keep reading article "Cold Weather Residents Aren't Happy Their Air Suspensions Don't Work in Cold Weather"
Fiat-Chrysler has been accused of calling the 2.4L Tigershark engine's agressive oil consumption "normal" in order to avoid having to recall millions of vehicles.
A new lawsuit says a defect in that engine's piston rings allows oil to enter the combustion chamber. That leads to roughly a quart of oil burning off every 1,000 miles. If an owner follows the recommended 4,000 mile oil change interval, it puts them at extreme risk of permanently damaging the engine.…keep reading article "Lawsuit Says a Piston Ring Defect Burns Through Oil in the Tigershark Engine"
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) owners are worried that their vehicles may not pass the next state inspection. And for good reason.
Last month, FCA announced that nearly 900,000 vehicles fail to meet emissions standards and will need new catalytic converters. That’s a lot of parts to come up with all at once, so FCA’s plan is to split the recall into stages with older vehicles getting repaired first. Some owners have filed a lawsuit because they will could fail their next state inspection before parts are available.…keep reading article "Some Jeep Vehicles May Not Pass Inspection As Owners Wait for Replacement Catalytic Converters"
The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.