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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee



  • No. I still have the same problem. If I put it in Sport mode it's better, but here in MN you can't use sport mode for 4-5 months out of the year. You need that auto mode/traction. I love just about everything else about the JGC, but the tranny "thing" would probably prevent me from buying again...unless they fix it. Hopefully the Jeep boys are reading this.
  • kgvwkgvw Posts: 29
    I've posted here before concerning off-road tires on a 2011 Overland with Adventure II pkg.
    This is a new problem concerning the backs of the front seats. I have a bit over 20M miles on the Jeep and have virtually no complaint after a ong trip out to the Utah Canyonlands area. The problem I'm having is that the plastic backs on the front seats are pulling away from the leather seats. I have a gap of about .5 inch in the middle of the top of the backs and can see right into the seats themselvs.. I already had the dealer replace them once and now the replacement backs are worse than the originals. The dealer had told me that there were a few problems like mine where they had to replace the seat back. I don't know the resolution of those cases though. Not sure what can be done here because there are no clips or such to hold the seat back to the seat itself at the top. It seems like it should be a compression fit but the plastic expanded or had some sort of memory to it.
    Just wondering if anyone else has had this experience and if it was resolved. :(
  • jak49jak49 Posts: 1
    Does anyone know where the turn signal flasher is located on the 2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo?
  • :) Hello all i just purchased a 2012 jgc loredo x and i have been reading this forum for awhile now trying to see if the issues that the 2011 jgc had been having are resolved in the 2012 models. Also does anyone know if they started giving the true on/off road tires instead of the touring tires with the advt pckg 2? As well as the sluggish acceleration issue? any help would be much appreciated.
  • ssuaessuae Posts: 1
    I really like the look of the new Grand Cherokee Ltd, but am concerned about reliability - never owned a jgc before. Anyone in the UAE having problems with the 2012 V8 model?


  • richjrrichjr Posts: 1
    We are experiencing multiple instances of sudden acceleration with our 2011 Grand Cherokee. Three different drivers, my wife, son and me, in multiple situations. Last one was going from reverse to drive backing out of a parking spot and caused us to fun into the parked car next to us. My foot was on the brake all the time which could be validated by the beeping of the back-up signal.

    Anyone else having an issues such as this? Thank you.
  • xc90508xc90508 Posts: 26
    Wondering if I have a warped rotor... Last several days noticed my brakes squeaking a bit as I backed out of the garage in the morning. Then today idled down the street a bit and noticed very faint squeaking, but intermittently, not the entire time.

    Do I have a warped rotor rubbing against the pads once a revolution of the tire?

    Any thoughts?

  • Hello xc90508,

    Sorry to hear you are having a concern with a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I checked for Technical Service Bulletins but could not find anything related to the faint squeaking you described above.

    You may want to consider having the vehicle diagnosed by your local authorized Dodge Service Department or a trusted mechanic if you have not already done so.

    Customer Care
    Chrysler Group LLC
  • surferronsurferron Posts: 6
    edited July 2012
    I hope the 2014 JGC has a flip cover for the drink holders, and a steering wheel that's not as thick.
    I also hope Someone at Jeep reads these posts.
  • noticed you bought cross bars........i just got some and installed today and the wind noise at +40 mph is awful!! do you have a similar problem?/

  • strokeoluck2strokeoluck2 Posts: 91
    edited December 2012
    Wanted to share my thoughts on the Fortera as well, for the benefit of anyone considering a Jeep GC in the future (or, hopefully, for the benefit of Jeep/Chrysler corporate!). I now have 32k miles on my JGC Overland with 20" Forteras. I am just starting my second winter with the JGC. The Forteras have been absolutely HORRIBLE in snow and rain. And I mean downright scary, dangerous horrible. First time I had an issue was when the JGC was just a couple weeks old and we were hauling my boat up north. We were in a moderately heavy rainfall and hit a puddle on a state highway. The JGC pulled so hard to the right that I thought we were going to go off the side of the road. I had to fight like crazy to straighten her out. After that it was white knuckle driving anytime it rained out, as it happened several more times in the rain, and please don't tell me this is to be expected...I've been driving way too long in the upper Midwest to fall for that one.)

    And in winter, with just the slightest dusting of snow on the road, it feels like the JGC is on skates. During one 2"-3" snowfall I was so ticked off at my new JGC that when I got home I took my wife's Honda Pilot out around the block to compare handling. Her tires were normal all season tires and had more miles on them than the JGC did. The Pilot clearly handled much better in the snow than the JGC.

    The other day, during our first snowfall of the season, I was slipping and sliding again, and my entire family was in the JGC. Even though I had plenty of "tread" left on the Forteras, I took it right over to my local tire shop and dropped $1,000 on new Goodyear Wrangler TA (?) tires. It handles MUCH better.

    I understand why the dealer says the tires will be fine in snow, because they're just trying to make a sale. But why the heck is CORPORATE putting these tires on a JEEP?! Aren't Jeeps supposed to be known for their ability to get around in tough conditions? The Forteras really make this thing ride like a Lexus in normal conditions, which was nice. But in rain and snow, to not have confidence in a JEEP just doesn't make sense to me. Combine this tire issue with the other warranty issues I've had with the Jeep (6x in the shop for transmission, hydraulic lift, electric driver seat), and this will be my first and last Jeep. They lured me in with the JGC design, but now I see why they are consistently ranked in the bottom of JD Power quality rankings. I'm thinking they just don't care, that they are ok with their position in the marketplace, and they're counting on that "iconic" Jeep brand to always lure buyers in. In 12 combined years of Honda/Acura ownership we were in the shop ONCE for non-routine work. And their tires always worked just fine.

    Again, hopefully Chrysler corporate is listening. For any of you readers who are considering a Jeep, and live in snow country, try like heck to ask the dealership to swap out the tires. Or just plan on investing $1000 right upfront on new aggressive tires. Or...consider a vehicle made by a company that isn't consistently ranked in the bottom of quality rankings, and that chooses appropriate tires that match their brand promise.
  • Hi! My check engine light came on this morning as well. I am wondering, did your light ever go out? and what is a cold start indicator.
  • iwant12iwant12 Posts: 269
    Mine came on a few months ago. Then I remembered to check the gas cap to make sure it was properly sealed. Turned it until it clicked 3 times, and the engine light went out at once. Knock on wood, I haven't had one problem otherwise with 22K on the clock. Still loving it.
  • iwant12iwant12 Posts: 269
    Do you have 4 X 4 or AWD? I have Forteras (17s) on my '11 JGC. It says 4 X 4 on the back but is essentially AWD. I'm in Texas and we don't get too much of the nasty stuff. Didn't have any snow or ice last winter but the one before that we got socked in for a solid week. I had an 07 4Runner RWD with new Michelins and it was a tank, never sliding. Hopefully my Forteras will handle anything Mother Nature swings our way. They've got 22K on them and I'm not ready to buy a new set. But if I find that they suck, I'll switch them out. Let me know how your new Wranglers work out for you, and good luck.
  • My Overland is AWD. The new Goodyear's are terrific, this is clearly what Jeep should have started with, instead of making me cough up the $1k.
  • I am having a serious problem with the Key Not Detected function not working properly. I thought it may be the car key battery, so I got the spare key and it's doing the same thing. I have to try anything and everything to get that car to recognized the key is in the car and to get the car to crank. My fear is that I'm going to get stranded somewhere, and the car wont crank at all , I don't feel good about that, this is a new car. I had so many problems with my 2006 Jeep, I traded it in for the 2011 and not all the "features" that made me buy this car works properly. Being that I don't need the key to crank the car I usually lay my key in the console or have it in my purse on the passenger seat. I have gotten locked out of my car 3 times. Sometimes it works, it beeps 3 times, each time I was far away from home and accidently closed the door without grabbing my keys, and needed the feature to work I got locked out. I was showing this car off one day and telling someone about this feature and purposely laid the keys in the seat and locked and closed the door, I got locked out. These were some of the features that made me buy the car it would be great if the manufacturer would get these problems fixed. Why offer these features when the don't work right.
  • My remote key worked fine until about 3 months ago - and then I started experiencing some of the same symptoms you describe. I replaced the batteries in the key and all is well - try that.
    I have suggested that the Jeeps have a combo on the door like my old Ford Explorer had - that would be a nice feature. Maybe Ford has a patent on that?
  • cdjjdjcdjjdj Posts: 2
    My problems started several months ago and was with the doors not opening until 3 or 4 try and dash saying key not detected or remote battery low. All these were so spread apart and not very often that I just thought they were flukes, not real issues. Then on March 17th 2012 I was visiting a friend and when I went to leave the car would not start. It had 24,000 miles on it. It was towed to the nearest Jeep dealership and the next day (18th) John called me during lunch and told me to come get it. When I asked what the problem was and John said there was nothing wrong with my Jeep and to come get it. I said there has to be a problem because it would not start. He told me to come get it and that I would not get stranded because there was nothing wrong with it. I got back to my home town and stopped to get gas and it would not start, so once again it would not start and it had to be towed (they say they replace the fuel module). I got it back on Wed. 20th I believe and again on the following Monday 25th when trying to leave for work it would not start again. Once again it had to be towed. This time they said they had to replace the remote module and order 1 new key to come back at my convience for once the key came in to get it the key programed. When dropping off people after a wedding on Friday both couples with me got out of the car and said good by to each other the doors where open and the key in the console next to me and the ding ding started going off and wouldn't stop even after the 1 couple got back in and shut the doors and the dash said the key was not detected. On the following Monday. I took the Jeep back to get the new key programmed and to leave the Jeep with them once again because of what had happened that Friday night. Then once again I picked it up a few days later and they said that they had to replace the win module. The next time I had a problem they said they had to reprogram the win module and the new key. All along they kept saying that they could not duplicate the problem. Once the Jeep would cool down over night after being towed in, it would start for them. I am so disappointed in my jeep and really do not want it anymore. I told them that I had concerns that it would be hard for me to get the value of the jeep if I tried to resale it because if people found out about all the problems I had with it they would either not buy it or not give the price I was asking and Stephanie with the Chrysler solution team told me that this was not there problem if it showed up on car fax, they had no control over that and that if anyone called the dealership to check on it that the dealership was not supposed to give any of this information on these problems out to anyone. I am a widow and I sold my Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 2001 that my husband had bought me brand new because it was almost 11 years old and bought this 2011 Jeep brand new in hopes of having a dependable car for the next 10 to 15 years like my Pontiac was. Sick at my stomach and unsure of what to do now!
  • cdjjdjcdjjdj Posts: 2
    See msg. #480 My Jeep still leaves me stranded and will not start. Every time it is towed in to a dealer ship the next day when they go to start it then it starts and they call me to come pick it up because they cannot duplicate the problem. So frustrated and scared to go to much in it for fear of getting stranded in the wrong place. They have told me a couple times that there is nothing wrong with my Jeep. Well I don't know what kind of crazy would have their car towed 6 or 7 times due to it not cranking and have to wait 30 minutes to an hour on the tow truck, especially in the pouring down rain with groceries in the car getting hot. Not me. Mar car will not start sometime and I have had plenty witnesses to the fact and that doesn't seem to matter. I am a widow with one teen and I have to work to make a living and am paying for a Jeep that is not reliable and it feels like no one in the world cares.
  • jeleazerjeleazer Posts: 1
    Does anyone know of problems related to the rear hatch back on the Jeep Grand Cherokee (2011)? I have had the same issues 2 times now in the last 4 months. The lift gate button is pushed and the gate opens but the spoiler on the top pushes into the top of the car so forcefully that it puts a huge indention and bust the rear window costing around 3000 dollars for repairs at the auto body shop. This cannot be the only time this has ever happened. The first time we were in snow and even though the car had been on for 15 minutes so there was no snow on the vehicle the jeep dealership thought it was a fluke or something was caught in the lift gate when it was opened. Please let me know if anyone is aware of this happening before.
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