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  • Hi,

    I've had a 1992 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo since 1993 and never had problems with ignition/starting it until the past year. The first time I try to start it, it won't start at all. Then someone told me I have to wait until I see the "Check Engine" message on the Dashboard before fully starting the jeep. During warm weather, I have to wait about 3-5 minutes before I see the "Check Engine" and start it fine. But in winter, I could wait up to 15 mins before I get the "Check Engine" message and start the jeep. I've never had to do this before until now. Any ideas what could be causing this? Thanks in advance for any info.
  • I have a 96 jeep grand cherokee. has 150,000 miles on it. the yellow check engine light stays on. i understand that is an oxygen sensor bad. Well, I have driven the jeep 569 miles and then started to experience engine power loss like it was cutting out when I passed a car. It did it the next day and started to do this a lower speeds - like when i started up from a stop light. What do you think the problem is? If I wait for a day or two, it will not happen.
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,703
    about an SUV, I really like the looks (and power) of the JGC and Commander...and, I realize that this forum may be filled with the folks who have problems, but, boy, your problems seem to be pretty serious...stalling, cutting out, are all very unsafe, and scary when told that the dealer has no idea what to do about it...

    I asked my local Goodyear technician about SUVs ( JGC, Commander, Durango, Explorer, and the upcoming Santa Fe), and obviously, no comment on the Santa Fe, but his shop experience was that Explorer was a solid vehicle with few major mechanical problems...he said that the Jeeps had chronic transmission problems, requiring fluid changes every 15K miles, which almost nobody does that often...his reco was to avoid Jeeps (did not say the same thing about Durango), but placed Expy at top of the list...I do not know his opinion about Tahoe/Yukon, as I did not ask, I tend to want to avoid GM products...
  • blkhemiblkhemi Posts: 1,717
    Your mechanic failed to mention that the Explorer has more drivetrain problems than the DC vehicles, particular their tranny's. I've never had tranny or engine problems with none of my 14 Jeeps, and have driven most over 200k miles. ANY car will have transmission problems if the preventive maintenance hasn't been performed.

    Some people have Jeeps at the top. Some Explorer's. Some have the GMT 360 SUV's. It's a mixed bag. They all have markedly more reliability thatn their predecessors.
  • I have an 05 JGC with about 10k... It is a limited with the hemi and have never had it stall on me.. What size engine do you have in yours
  • I found just one JGC Recall Notice:

    2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Recall ID from NHTSA: 05V396000
    Auto Recall Date: SEP 14, 2005

    Vehicle Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    Estimated Vehicles Affected: 101925

    2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Defect Summary:
    ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.7L ENGINES AND NAG1 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS, THE AIR CONDITIONER EVAPORATOR CONDENSATE WATER MAY ENTER THE TRANSMISSION AT THE FILL TUBE GROMMET SEAL. THIS CAN RESULT IN SHUDDER DURING TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH ENGAGEMENT.

    Defect Consequence:
    IT CAN LEAD TO INCREASED TRANSMISSION OPERATING TEMPERATURES, BOILING OF THE WATER, AND A SUBSEQUENT PURGING OF TRANSMISSION FLUID INTO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN AN UNDERHOOD FIRE.

    Remedy:
    DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TRANSMISSION FOR LEAKAGE AT THE FILL TUBE GROMMET SEAL. IF NO LEAK IS DETECTED, A NEW FILL TUBE GROMMET SEAL AND WATER DEFLECTOR SHIELD WILL BE INSTALLED, AND PROPER ALIGNMENT OF THE FILL TUBE VERIFIED. IF THE PRESENCE OF A LEAK IS DETECTED, THE VEHICLE WILL BE EVALUATED FOR SHUDDER DURING TORQUE CONVERTER ENGAGEMENT. IF NO SHUDDER IS DETECTED, THE TRANSMISSION WILL BE TRIPLE FLUSHED, AND NEW FILL TUBE GROMMET SEAL AND WATER DEFLECTOR WILL BE INSTALLED AND PROPER ALIGNMENT OF THE FILL TUBE VERIFIED. IF SHUDDER IS DETECTED, THE TORQUE CONVERTER WILL BE REPLACED, A NEW FILL TUBE GROMMET SEAL AND WATER DEFLECTOR WILL BE INSTALLED, AND PROPER ALIGNMENT OF THE FILL TUBE VERIFIED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 31, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

    Notes: DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION, E13
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    So if you have the 3.7L engine, take your JGC in...now.
  • Hi all,
    I'm looking very strongly into buying a jeep grand cherokee tsi '98 for my first car. I get my license in 56 days!! :shades: I know I probably get the award for the most naive post, but I was wondering if this was a good idea as a first car? is this a more unreliable year than others? Help! any comments would be GREATLY appreciated. Thnks!
  • i have been looking all over the internet for a good catolog or magazine that actually has Grand Cherokees it.Or a catalog that i can order accesories and parts out of.I know that landrover and probably other vehicles have a monthly news paper that they send every month or so.i would be interested in that for my jeep.Does anyone have any info?
  • Neensaw,
    I would definetly suggest a Grand Cherokee as a first car.My parents and i am sure yours would be very happy to have you in a safe larger vehicle.I had a Land rover for my first car and up to a few months ago i just couldn't afford the premium gas.I now have a 96 Grand Cherokee(15mpg).
    It is an awesome SUV.The expense for repairs is reasonable,its just plain fun to drive.The other thing is is that is really a safe vehicle and that is what you want for a first car.I couldn't tell you if that year is more or less unrealiable because i just reasently got my jeep and i don't know that much about them yet.i am however learning:) so yes keep researching on this site,read more about the problems and things that the 98s have so when or if you deside to buy one you will have more knowledge on it. Also the crash test rating for the 98 on safercar.gov is a 3 star which is pretty good.Well i wish you good luck!!!
  • Thanks so much! thats a great help
  • oman9oman9 Posts: 97
    Just happened to pop back in here...wow, you replied to a 3 1/2 year old post!

    Guess what, we still have the Jeep and it still has the issue with the doors not always locking. After two, three, four attempts it works but it's not that big a deal, we're used to it and saved the 1,000 plus they wanted to charge to attempt a fix.

    Wish I had something better for you but that's where we left it...
  • garrison,
    I truly don't know a lot about jeeps or cars.I also have a 96 jeep(179k) and mine is doing that too,my boyfriend is a mechanic and he said that the lose for power,might be something to do with the transmission but my 4X4 is all screwed up and out of wack so he said it also may be something in the transfer case.do you have 4X4? Does it work? i just wondered if that may have something to do with it.anyways he said for me not to be to worried about mine its not that bad yet but were going to take it to the tranny shop just to get it checked on.I don't know if this helps but it might:)-Jeeper96
  • Once upon a time, there were many re-ocurring front brake problems on the Grand Cherokee around 2000-2001 models. Rotors and pads with quick demise. Anyone know if this is still a problem on 2005 & 2006 models?
  • jherbstjherbst Posts: 19
    I have the 5.7 in my '05 and I was having poor gas mileage and I finally found the problem -- my foot. If you can keep highway speeds between 65 and 70 -- maybe 72 or 73, the mds system has no problem dropping off. We recently drove to Indiana from Florida and used very little A/C. We did not reset the mileage computer for the trip and we averaged a little over 18 mpg. Likewise, in town and being careful -- slowly creep up to 45 to 47 mph and holding whenever possible -- I can get a smidge over 15 mpg per tank. I found that reasonable mileage is attainable. I know it sounds like a horrible existence but I have found that by being careful most of the time, I can enjoy the Hemi every now and then. Sort of like dieting . . . I would suggest playing with it -- getting to speeds and resetting the mileage computer. Soon you'll get a feel for what's achievable and what's not. Hope that helps.
  • jherbstjherbst Posts: 19
    What engine? I've the 5.7L and have no problems of this type whatsoever.
  • Ok a reply to my own post:)
    I found a catolog called Quadratec Jeep Essentials they have catologs for cj,yj,tj,cherokees,grand cherokees which i am very happy for.You can get one for free or i think they all may be for free the web site is:www.quadratec.com and the toll free number is 1-800-745-2348 check it out you might like it!!
  • I too have a 05 Jeep Grand Cherokee and have had nothing but problems with the transmission since purchase. I had the recall work done a month or so ago and now this past weekend the transmission totally went leaving me stranded. Can you please advise me on what steps I need to take to proceed with the lemon law? I am on my 4th rental car since puchase of this vehicle in May of 05. I also have children and dont feel safe owning this vehicle again.

    Thank you.
  • I live in NY and just went thru the whole Lemon Law arbitration process with my 2005 GC. Like so many posts, the transmisssion was the culprit. NYS Lemon law allows the dealer 4 tries to fix the same problem and the problem must significantly hinder the driveability of the vehicle. We purchsed the jeep April 05 and began feeling the problem wihtin 2000 miles. I actually brought the vehicle in 6 TIMES. The first 4 times were all the same, water in the transmission, drain, flush, refill, and seal the dipstick. On the 5th time the transmission completely failed with my wife and daughter in the vehicle on a busy street. I had AAA flatbed it in and the dealer did the same old fix. Three days later the jeep failed again and I immediately towed it to the dealer and applied for the Lemon Law. The documents are all online at http://www.oag.state.ny.us/consumer/cars/newcarlemon.html
    You need to submit all service records, purchase/lease info and any other supporting documentation (like my 2 AAA towing records). The jeep remained at the dealer for 16 days and they replaced the torque converter. I have it back now and it has not exibited any problems within the last month, but this is irrelevant because the law allows 4 chances and they are on the 6th chance. The NYS Attorney General reviews the file and determines whether the incident meets the Lemon Law criteria, ours did and our info was passed on the NYS Dispute resolution center. Right before I submitted all the paperwork, I did give the dealer the chance to make things right by buying out my lease and offering me a replacement but they refused. Once the info is sent to NYS Dispute Resolution, DaimlerChrysler lawyers get involved. The lawyer called me to offer a deal, a lousy 100k service contract. I said I LEASED the jeep and a service contract is worthless to me and I truly want to return this vehicle because it is UNSAFE. At that point the arbitration hearing is set. My wife and I showed up without representation based on recommendations by the Dispute resolution people. The DaimlerChrysler side showed up with 2 lawyers, 2 local dealership service managers, a DaimlerChrysler Engineer, and a court stenographer! Regardless, within 2 weeks of the hearing we were granted a full refund, which includes taxes, registration, license, PAYMENTS minus interest and any down payment. The arbitration is binding and they must comply within 30 days of the decision. So now we are waiting to hear from their lawyer on when we return the vehicle and get our money back. It has been an awful, time consuming ordeal. I did feel thedealership offered good service considering the circumstances. The thing is I realize that not all jeeps are lemons and frankly would still be in a jeep if anyone at anypoint offered to replace the one I had, but that never happened and DaimlerChrysler treated us like we did something wrong. Now we have such a horrible taste in our mouths that I will NEVER purchase another new vehicle from DaimlerChrysler.
  • Wow, That sounds all too familiar. I also purchased my JGC in Apr 05. Right now, the dealer has my jeep for the 4th time and the transmission is completely out of it and suppose to be being rebuilt. I printed all the lemon law forms and am going to submit immediately. I appreciate your input. Chrylser keeps telling me that I will benefit with this new rebuilt transmission. I dont feel very confident. I call Chrylser every day and haunt them just like I have been haunted since I purchased this LEMON!!
  • My 2002 Grand Cherokee was doing exactly the same thing. I soon realized that it only happened when the GC was parked on the street in front of my house. Moving the vehicle into my driveway quickly resolved the issue.

    I can only assume that parking the vehicle where the light sensors are exposed to oncoming traffic (high beam headlights and such) triggers the GC's headlight sensors, causing the headlights to turn on and off, which eventually drains the battery. All I know for certain is that the battery never runs down when the headlights are protected from strong light sources.
  • To follow up, apparently the NYS lemon Law isn't so binding. I am now retaining a lawyer because I have been informed that Chrysler is filing a lawsuit. Disappointing, but not surprising. While we may have the means, I am not prepared to spend the tens of thousands of dollars it may require to fight this. This is beyond frustration and I am not sure how we will proceed. Since our financing is really not a 'lease' it is a simple fixed interest contract with a balloon payment at the end, I may decide just to return the vehicle and it will cost $275. Obviously DaimlerChrysler cares much more about the bottom line than customer satisfaction or loyalty. I'll post my updates.
  • jeepgjeepg Posts: 2
    Hi, hey I need some help here, were can I go to find out what anyone thinks the best price would be for a New Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 25K package. I am going to buy one and I was wondering what other people were paying for them. Can you help?
    Thanls
    JeegG
  • jeepgjeepg Posts: 2
    Hi everyone this is JeepG, I need some advice on a new 2006 Limited Grand Cherokee with the 25K package. What would be a good price on that were I can say I got a great deal. I have had so many quote, and the best quote I got was a 1000 under invoice. Is that good, or am I being ripped.

    Let me know before I get crushed
    Thanks
    Matt
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    While you're waiting for a reply here you may want to look at Jeep Cherokee (All): Prices Paid & Buying Experience and TMV new car prices, used car pricing, used car values at Edmunds.

    tidester, host
  • Just Curious - I have a 2005 JGC with traction control. There is the button to disable the traction control. Besides driving off-road or in snow. Is there any significant reason to keep the traction control on??? Also, if traction control is always on, will the be any damage to the vehicle over time???
  • davidc1davidc1 Posts: 168
    No. Don't need to worry about it.
  • Just noticed that the new Overlands coming in no longer have the platinum clad wheels. Chrome clad ala Limited is being substituted. Also the mileage on the 5.7 Hemi is back to 14/19 Vs 15/20 on earlier Grand Cherokees. What Gives? I see something about the platinum wheels being on hold so I am wondering are the ones out there have a problem or are they going to supply another type of wheel?
  • jkleyjkley Posts: 1
    Being a new Jeep owner of a used Grand Cherokee Limited, I am a bit challenged in my ability to describe a recent problem. but here goes... My 4wd (quad-track) '94 has a clanking noise coming from the rear that sounds like when you drill into wood, and hit a nail. It's a metal hitting metal tapping noise that is much more noticable while decelerating than accelerating, and unfortunately, has grown louder over the last week! Is this related to wheel bearings, or the differential??? Any guidance would be much appreciated!
  • small fader knob is missing. can't get one from jeep. can't find one in junkyard. suggestions please
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