The Jeep Grand Cherokee is highly touted for being a powerful sports utility vehicle that can handle both on road and off-road terrain. Selling over 200,000 units a year in the US in recent years, it is one of the most popular, and one of the most complained about, Jeep models.
The original Jeep Grand Cherokee debuted in 1992. It underwent substantial redesigns in 1999, 2005 and 2011 and is currently on the US market with a reduced line-up of seven trims. It is available in four engine options, starting with a base level 3.6-liter V6, with 8-speed automatic transmission. The Trailhawk model features the same 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine as the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports numerous recalls and complaints pertaining to the Jeep Grand Cherokee. 2014-2015 models were the subject of a high-profile recall and investigation into vehicle rollaway when in park, resulting in complaints and reports of injury. The Grand Cherokee was included in a massive 2018 recall of 4.8 million FCA vehicles because of a cruise control defect that could cause the vehicles to speed up unexpectedly. The powerful Trackhawk model was recalled shortly after its 2018 debut due to defective separating fuel lines which could cause engine stalls and increase the risk of an engine compartment fire.
If you are experiencing problems with your Jeep Grand Cherokee, Abeel & Associates can help you. Contact one of our team by phone or via our website to see if you might be entitled to a refund, replacement vehicle or cash compensation.
Recent model year Grand Cherokee are experiencing the following defects:
Loose or worn suspension and steering components may cause a wobble or shaking in the steering wheel at a certain speed and subside as the vehicle accelerates.
Engine fails to start due to a glitch in the wireless control module.
Temperature blend and recirculation doors may fail, causing the AC modes not to change
Warped front brake rotors or variations in the thickness of the rotors may cause brake pulsations
The power window motor often fails in both front and rear doors
The fuel tank is hard to fill and/or the fuel nozzle repeatedly shuts off while fueling, possible due to problems with the fuel tank, EVAP or system canister control
Owners and lessees of the Jeep Grand Cherokee complained about frequent engine starting and stalling issues, harsh or delayed gear changes, wrinkles forming in the dashboard upholstery, and intermittent electrical problems
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