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I think the 2011 is absolutely gorgeous. There are a great many things I love about mine still. The torque, acceleration, commanding view of the road, and the feeling of confidence that goes along with the 4x4 system.
If it doesn't jerk or make any other unseemly noises, then ask your dear service tech to look again. I went through a lot of heartache with my 1999. Never again.
UM!!! YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. I SHOULD PHONE THEM?
Look. This is NOT an entry level vehicle. This is Jeeps "MOST REWARDED EVER" vehicle.
You, me, and everone else who payed to own this vehicle shouldnt have to be searching to solve the problem.
Im sorry... but I am PISSED!
I created a page on Face Book. "Does Your Grand Cherokee Fishbite?"
Please pass this on to as many people as you can!
Every year that the Grand Cherokee has been built there have been problems. Mine (99 V8 Laredo) had transmission sensor issues, computer issues.....well it had LOTS of issues. The problem is that it drove BEAUTIFULLY when it worked. It was fun to slide it around (low speed) corners with all the torque; and that V8 howl was totally addictive.
So, I feel your pain. I still post here even though I sold mine after thousand(s) in repairs and warranty issues it had because it had an "X" factor.
My 2012 Optima EX blows it away in (almost) every way, but I would kill to have my GC back sometimes.
The powertrain and drivetrain modules were replaced (been there done that) and the problem was fixed....but only temporarily. They decided to live with it, and sure enough at 33,860 a new transmission was needed. Chrysler engineers finally found the the plant had not installed a retainer snap ring, and that was the cause. The bigger issue here is that many, many JGC's had bad experiences with the transmission, including myself.
After the tranny was replaced C/D felt their troubles were over, until one of the techs working on the tranny problem failed to install a bracket at the drive shaft and it caused vibration and then bushing failure.
Look, I loved my 99 Jeep 4.7. It drove great, the small block made awesome music and had 320 lb-ft torque along with 235 HP. It was paid for, and I would have kept it forever and planned on training my girls how to drive in it.
However, it was in the shop every other month for something, almost always costing me $1000. This is why I sold my GC WJ. It only had 135K. Look,it is supposed to be a go-anywhere vehicle! Well, unless in the shop, where it is going nowhere.
If anyone else has tranny troubles please let me/us know what the problem was and how it was fixed. I am very curious.
back. It would come on after several miles and stay on. If I stopped and restarted the
car it would go off but come back after several more miles. When we flashed the
car, the code came up as an O2 sensor. Well waiting to replace this the car pretty much
quit. I was driving it and it was running just fine, but all of a sudden just lost power.
It would start, but would not run over about 1500rpm. Flooring the gas pedal did nothing.
I had it towed to the shop where we put in a new O2 sensor and changed the plugs
because they were pretty black. That changed nothing. In the meantime I saw somewhere
online that this could be the symptoms of a clogged catalytic converter. This kind of made
sense because the car just turned over 300,000. So we cut the exhaust pipe right
in front of the converter to eliminate it, but nothing changed. The way the car was running
this does not appear to be a mechanical problem, rather computer or sensor related. The
mechanic is kind of at a loss and doesn't want to spend anymore time on it. Unfortunately
the car has OBD1 diagnostics and their shop does not have the equipment to diagnose the
I hate to junk it, but I am unemployed and have very little money to throw at it.
Hello all- if you read my previous post about our 2012 GC, you know that I have been dealing with a few electric problems. After two trips to the dealer, the switch to open the rear glass has been replaced.
No on to what happen last night. My wife started up the GC, all the lights were on and blinking including the blind spot warning in the mirrors. She puts the car in drive, gauges dont work, car feels underpowered. She tried to drive, but didn't feel safe doing so. She returned to our in-laws, 20 miles away. I went to pick her up. The only light that stayed on was the check engine light. I drove it home with no problems. This AM, the engine light went off and everything was fine.
Has anyone heard of this? Or have any idea what it is?
I have appointment tomorrow to get it looked at and am hoping that it threw an error code they can see. Although I am preparing myself for the usual "cant replicate customers issue". Im sure it wont happen again until I have my family 15 miles out on the beach this summer.
Any input or feedback would be great.
When these "gremlins" happen, the first thing they usually do is:
A) Look a the code and diagnose. Then R/R as needed. (usually a sensor or sending unit).
If problem persists they will want to replace the ECU.
Hope this helps. It should be covered under your factory warranty.
My 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland (104K miles) is blowing white smoke with slight "sweet" odor inside the vehicle. Curiously, this started immediately after changing the spark plugs. Additionally, right about the same time, it started to overheat intermittently (some times it does, other times it doesn't) I've had to refill coolant occasionally, once a week or less and even then, it's never completely empty. Worried it was a blown head gasket, I did some testing and have ruled out the head gasket.
1) Cranked a cold engine with radiator cap off and no coolant came out of radiator. 2) Checked oil color and it was normal, not milky or thick, not burning excess oil from daily driving.
The vehicle runs smooth, never hesitates or misfires, plenty of power, always starts immediately and, except for light puffs of white smoke while driving (off and on all day) everything else seems ok. Any feedback appreciated.