Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
080100105/25/2001620059Subject regarding airbag / clock spring service for various models including 2002 model year jeep liberty. *tt07/10/2001
0800600REV12/29/2000080600618049Subject regarding wire splice repairs. *sb04/03/2001
083209709/19/19976088834Information regarding nhtsa authorized airbag deactivation for medical necessity. *nlm01/10/2000
08399711/28/19976088845Vehicle may experience remote keyless entry transmitter batteries discharge prematurely. *nlm01/10/2000
08079903/12/1999604705Information regarding power distribution center (pdc) service. *tt05/10/1999
08449812/11/1998603102Subject on memory power seat travel range. *yc02/02/1999
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - BATTERY
08399711/28/199754162Condition with keyless entry (rke) transmitter batteries discharge prematurely. *yc03/30/1998
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
18489812/30/1998603144Subject regarding ignition system cross fire/ secondary ignition wire induction. *ak02/04/1999
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - MODULE
18219806/05/1998601583Service caution on powertrain control module ( pcm ). *yc08/12/1998
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
08060002/25/2000609995This bulletin provides a revised wire splice procedure and related parts. *tt04/12/2000
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
18369712/31/19976089148Concerns on incorrect fault mature time - dtc $b7 leak detection pump solenoid circuit. *nlm01/13/2000
18319701/30/19986089145Conditions on obd ii misfire monitor. *nlm01/13/2000

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
12/03/20121780001
 Car stalls without warning while driving. happens at any speed, from 70 on the highway to 5 mph on our road. no warning. internet search indicated many jeep owners with same safety issue and no permanent fixes. have taken to independent auto mechanic and have replaced ignition components (ignition coil, plugs, wiring, distributor cap and rotor and crank sensors) with no results to correct issue. this is very serious and dangerous condition that needs to be addressed by manufacturer. *tr
12/03/2012178000
 Car stalls without warning while driving. happens at any speed, from 70 on the highway to 5 mph on our road. no warning. internet search indicated many jeep owners with same safety issue and no permanent fixes. have taken to independent auto mechanic and have replaced ignition components (ignition coil, plugs, wiring, distributor cap and rotor and crank sensors) with no results to correct issue. this is very serious and dangerous condition that needs to be addressed by manufacturer.
12/03/2012178000
 Car stalls without warning while driving. happens at any speed, from 70 on the highway to 5 mph on our road. no warning. internet search indicated many jeep owners with same safety issue and no permanent fixes. have taken to independent auto mechanic and have replaced ignition components (ignition coil, plugs, wiring, distributor cap and rotor and crank sensors) with no results to correct issue. this is very serious and dangerous condition that needs to be addressed by manufacturer.
11/01/2012200000
 Tl* the contact owns a 1998 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle lost power and stalled without warning. the contact merged to the shoulder and restarted the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 200,000 and the current mileage was 225,074.
11/01/2012200000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1998 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle lost power and stalled without warning. the contact merged to the shoulder and restarted the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 200,000 and the current mileage was 225,074. kmj
11/01/2012200000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1998 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle lost power and shut off without any warning. the contact merged to the shoulder of the road and powered off and restarted the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for a diagnostic testing. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 200,000 and the current mileage was 225,074. dr
08/01/2012105000
 Tl* the contact owns a 1998 jeep grand cherokee laredo. the contact stated that while driving 35 mph , the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning light illuminated.the contact moved the vehicle off the roadway and was able to restart as the vehicle resumed normal operation. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the ignition coil needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was notified and advised the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer for further inspection. the failure mileage was 105,000.
08/01/2012105000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1998 jeep grand cherokee laredo. the contact stated that while driving 35 mph , the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning light illuminated.the contact moved the vehicle off the roadway and was able to restart as the vehicle resumed normal operation. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the ignition coil needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was notified and advised the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer for further inspection. the failure mileage was 105,000. kmj
08/01/2012105000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1998 jeep grand cherokee laredo. the contact stated that while driving 35 mph , the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning light illuminated.the contact moved the vehicle off the roadway and was able to restart as the vehicle resumed normal operation. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the ignition coil needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was notified and advised the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer for further inspection. the failure mileage was 105,000. kmj
08/01/2012105000
 Tl- the contact owns a 1998 jeep grand cherokee laredo. the contact stated that while driving 35 mph , the vehicle stalled and the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel .the contact pulled the vehicle over and restarted it and it functioned properly. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated the ignition coil needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was notified and they stated to take the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. the failure mileage was 105,000. ap
09/08/2011158000
 Jeep first stalled while traveling through town, then progressed to stalling/shutting down while traveling at any speed, slowing down for a traffic light, or stopping at a traffic light or stop sign. there is no rhyme or reason as to when it chooses to go eratic. instrument panel lights blink off and on, sometimes remaining off for several minutes. i have replaced all the sensors on the vehicle, fuel pump, alternator, etc. before replacing the fuel pump i took it to the local jeep dealership where i was eventual told, on my third visit that it was a problem with the wiring harness and that the wiring harness could not be replaced as they were no longer available. the problem is becoming a daily problem now, along with the skipping, missing, completely stalling, it back fires. i have replaced a total of 3 mufflers with the muffler shop refusing to replace another until i have the underlying problem fixed.
09/08/2011158000
 Jeep first stalled while traveling through town, then progressed to stalling/shutting down while traveling at any speed, slowing down for a traffic light, or stopping at a traffic light or stop sign. there is no rhyme or reason as to when it chooses to go eratic. instrument panel lights blink off and on, sometimes remaining off for several minutes. i have replaced all the sensors on the vehicle, fuel pump, alternator, etc. before replacing the fuel pump i took it to the local jeep dealership where i was eventual told, on my third visit that it was a problem with the wiring harness and that the wiring harness could not be replaced as they were no longer available. the problem is becoming a daily problem now, along with the skipping, missing, completely stalling, it back fires. i have replaced a total of 3 mufflers with the muffler shop refusing to replace another until i have the underlying problem fixed.
09/08/2011158000
 Jeep first stalled while traveling through town, then progressed to stalling/shutting down while traveling at any speed, slowing down for a traffic light, or stopping at a traffic light or stop sign. there is no rhyme or reason as to when it chooses to go eratic. instrument panel lights blink off and on, sometimes remaining off for several minutes. i have replaced all the sensors on the vehicle, fuel pump, alternator, etc. before replacing the fuel pump i took it to the local jeep dealership where i was eventual told, on my third visit that it was a problem with the wiring harness and that the wiring harness could not be replaced as they were no longer available. the problem is becoming a daily problem now, along with the skipping, missing, completely stalling, it back fires. i have replaced a total of 3 mufflers with the muffler shop refusing to replace another until i have the underlying problem fixed.
09/08/2011158000
 Jeep first stalled while traveling through town, then progressed to stalling/shutting down while traveling at any speed, slowing down for a traffic light, or stopping at a traffic light or stop sign. there is no rhyme or reason as to when it chooses to go eratic. instrument panel lights blink off and on, sometimes remaining off for several minutes. i have replaced all the sensors on the vehicle, fuel pump, alternator, etc. before replacing the fuel pump i took it to the local jeep dealership where i was eventual told, on my third visit that it was a problem with the wiring harness and that the wiring harness could not be replaced as they were no longer available. the problem is becoming a daily problem now, along with the skipping, missing, completely stalling, it back fires. i have replaced a total of 3 mufflers with the muffler shop refusing to replace another until i have the underlying problem fixed.
09/08/2011158000
 Jeep first stalled while traveling through town, then progressed to stalling/shutting down while traveling at any speed, slowing down for a traffic light, or stopping at a traffic light or stop sign. there is no rhyme or reason as to when it chooses to go eratic. instrument panel lights blink off and on, sometimes remaining off for several minutes. i have replaced all the sensors on the vehicle, fuel pump, alternator, etc. before replacing the fuel pump i took it to the local jeep dealership where i was eventual told, on my third visit that it was a problem with the wiring harness and that the wiring harness could not be replaced as they were no longer available. the problem is becoming a daily problem now, along with the skipping, missing, completely stalling, it back fires. i have replaced a total of 3 mufflers with the muffler shop refusing to replace another until i have the underlying problem fixed.
03/16/2011150000
 Tl-the contact owns a 1998 jeep grand cherokee. the contact was driving approximately 25 mph and approaching a traffic stop when the engine stalled without warning. upon restart, the vehicle resumed normally. the failure recurred sporadically and the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who advised that the failure was contributed to the pcm and wiring harness. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 150,000. kmj
03/16/2011150000
 Tl-the contact owns a 1998 jeep grand cherokee. the contact was driving approximately 25 mph and approaching a traffic stop when the engine stalled without warning. upon restart, the vehicle resumed normally. the failure recurred sporadically and the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who advised that the failure was contributed to the pcm and wiring harness. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 150,000. kmj
03/16/2011150000
 Tl-the contact owns a 1998 jeep grand cherokee. the contact was driving approximately 25 mph and approaching a traffic stop when the engine stalled without warning. upon restart, the vehicle resumed normally. the failure recurred sporadically and the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who advised that the failure was contributed to the pcm and wiring harness. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 150,000. kmj
03/16/2011150000
 Tl-the contact owns a 1998 jeep grand cherokee. the contact was driving approximately 25 mph, approaching a traffic stop signal and the engine suddenly stalled without prior warning. upon restart the vehicle resumed normally. the failure continued to occur sporadically and the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated the failure was contributed to the pcm and wiring harness. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 150,000. js
03/01/2011190000
 My 1998 jeep grand cherokee laredo has been stalling intermitantly for a while this particular instance i was driving on an interstate i was slowing down with traffic behind me to turn right. as i was entering my turn the jeep lost all power i did not have the ability to control steering and my vehicle ran off the roadway crashing into a ditch.
03/01/2011190000
 My 1998 jeep grand cherokee laredo has been stalling intermitantly for a while this particular instance i was driving on an interstate i was slowing down with traffic behind me to turn right. as i was entering my turn the jeep lost all power i did not have the ability to control steering and my vehicle ran off the roadway crashing into a ditch.
03/01/2011190000
 My 1998 jeep grand cherokee laredo has been stalling intermitantly for a while this particular instance i was driving on an interstate i was slowing down with traffic behind me to turn right. as i was entering my turn the jeep lost all power i did not have the ability to control steering and my vehicle ran off the roadway crashing into a ditch.
03/01/2011190000
 My 1998 jeep grand cherokee laredo has been stalling intermitantly for a while this particular instance i was driving on an interstate i was slowing down with traffic behind me to turn right. as i was entering my turn the jeep lost all power i did not have the ability to control steering and my vehicle ran off the roadway crashing into a ditch.
01/25/201076510
 While driving the jeep the engine would just stop running. it would usually start again by turning the key but not always. took to local jeep dealer & was told it was the pcm po351 which i paid to replace. at 76800 miles 02/17/2010 the same problem happened & the same dealer said sometimes they get a bad pcm & it was replaced under warranty. the jeep is towed behind a motor home & at 78558 miles 08/30/10 the exact same problem happened while in the state of wa. the jeep dealer there said found coil primary stored in pcm so i paid for a coil/ignition 8035004 replacement. while still in wa & approximately 200 miles later the engine stopped running again just as it did before. i decided to tow it back to phoenix & not drive it until someone else attempted to fix the problem. an independent garage on 01/03/2011 at 79503 miles stated in part found engine would stumble & code po351 would set when ignition coil harness connector is tampered with. replace connector. wiggle connector at pcm can cause stumble. internal defect causing shutoff. pcm still under warranty. part on national back order checking the internet for similar problems shows the same problem occurring numerous times going back many years so this is not new a problem to jeep. having the engine just quit randomly is a safety issue & has been going on for too many years as evidenced by the internet information. current mileage is 79729.. 01/31/2011 & no parts available.
01/25/201076510
 While driving the jeep the engine would just stop running. it would usually start again by turning the key but not always. took to local jeep dealer & was told it was the pcm po351 which i paid to replace. at 76800 miles 02/17/2010 the same problem happened & the same dealer said sometimes they get a bad pcm & it was replaced under warranty. the jeep is towed behind a motor home & at 78558 miles 08/30/10 the exact same problem happened while in the state of wa. the jeep dealer there said found coil primary stored in pcm so i paid for a coil/ignition 8035004 replacement. while still in wa & approximately 200 miles later the engine stopped running again just as it did before. i decided to tow it back to phoenix & not drive it until someone else attempted to fix the problem. an independent garage on 01/03/2011 at 79503 miles stated in part found engine would stumble & code po351 would set when ignition coil harness connector is tampered with. replace connector. wiggle connector at pcm can cause stumble. internal defect causing shutoff. pcm still under warranty. part on national back order checking the internet for similar problems shows the same problem occurring numerous times going back many years so this is not new a problem to jeep. having the engine just quit randomly is a safety issue & has been going on for too many years as evidenced by the internet information. current mileage is 79729.. 01/31/2011 & no parts available.
01/25/201076510
 While driving the jeep the engine would just stop running. it would usually start again by turning the key but not always. took to local jeep dealer & was told it was the pcm po351 which i paid to replace. at 76800 miles 02/17/2010 the same problem happened & the same dealer said sometimes they get a bad pcm & it was replaced under warranty. the jeep is towed behind a motor home & at 78558 miles 08/30/10 the exact same problem happened while in the state of wa. the jeep dealer there said found coil primary stored in pcm so i paid for a coil/ignition 8035004 replacement. while still in wa & approximately 200 miles later the engine stopped running again just as it did before. i decided to tow it back to phoenix & not drive it until someone else attempted to fix the problem. an independent garage on 01/03/2011 at 79503 miles stated in part found engine would stumble & code po351 would set when ignition coil harness connector is tampered with. replace connector. wiggle connector at pcm can cause stumble. internal defect causing shutoff. pcm still under warranty. part on national back order checking the internet for similar problems shows the same problem occurring numerous times going back many years so this is not new a problem to jeep. having the engine just quit randomly is a safety issue & has been going on for too many years as evidenced by the internet information. current mileage is 79729.. 01/31/2011 & no parts available.
01/25/201076510
 While driving the jeep the engine would just stop running. it would usually start again by turning the key but not always. took to local jeep dealer & was told it was the pcm po351 which i paid to replace. at 76800 miles 02/17/2010 the same problem happened & the same dealer said sometimes they get a bad pcm & it was replaced under warranty. the jeep is towed behind a motor home & at 78558 miles 08/30/10 the exact same problem happened while in the state of wa. the jeep dealer there said found coil primary stored in pcm so i paid for a coil/ignition 8035004 replacement. while still in wa & approximately 200 miles later the engine stopped running again just as it did before. i decided to tow it back to phoenix & not drive it until someone else attempted to fix the problem. an independent garage on 01/03/2011 at 79503 miles stated in part found engine would stumble & code po351 would set when ignition coil harness connector is tampered with. replace connector. wiggle connector at pcm can cause stumble. internal defect causing shutoff. pcm still under warranty. part on national back order checking the internet for similar problems shows the same problem occurring numerous times going back many years so this is not new a problem to jeep. having the engine just quit randomly is a safety issue & has been going on for too many years as evidenced by the internet information. current mileage is 79729.. 01/31/2011 & no parts available.
01/16/2009120000
 Tl. the contact owns a 1998 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated while driving 30 mph the vehicle stalls. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer. the dealer stated the computer has a short in the ecm and needs to be replaced. the dealer replaced ecm. since the repair every sensor and module has malfunctioned. the contact has replaced various parts in the vehicle even the engine and none of them have remedied the issue. the contact has not called the manufacturer. the contact stated the vehicle stalling can result into a crash. the failure mileage was 120,000. jo
01/16/2009120000
 Tl. the contact owns a 1998 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated while driving 30 mph the vehicle stalls. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer. the dealer stated the computer has a short in the ecm and needs to be replaced. the dealer replaced ecm. since the repair every sensor and module has malfunctioned. the contact has replaced various parts in the vehicle even the engine and none of them have remedied the issue. the contact has not called the manufacturer. the contact stated the vehicle stalling can result into a crash. the failure mileage was 120,000. jo
01/16/2009120000
 Tl. the contact owns a 1998 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated while driving 30 mph the vehicle stalls. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer. the dealer stated the computer has a short in the ecm and needs to be replaced. the dealer replaced ecm. since the repair every sensor and module has malfunctioned. the contact has replaced various parts in the vehicle even the engine and none of them have remedied the issue. the contact has not called the manufacturer. the contact stated the vehicle stalling can result into a crash. the failure mileage was 120,000. jo
08/08/2008860001
 Tl*the contact owns a 1998 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that the vehicle's owners manual was missing information regarding the fuse diagram, the location, and labeling of the fuses. the current and failure mileages were 86,000. the consumer stated the electrical sensors failed. updated 09/15/09.*jb
12/01/2008137000202/01/1999
 Tl*the contact owns a 1998 jeep grand cherokee laredo. while driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle completely shut off. the failure occurred over ten times leaving the contact with no power. an independent mechanic could not find the cause of the failure. the second time the failure occurred, the mechanic insisted that the asd relay and ignition coil needed to be replaced. after replacing the asd relay and ignition coil, the failure recurred. the latest occurrence was when she drove from a parking lot and tried to drive forward and the vehicle shut off. the dealer or manufacturer have not been notified. the current and failure mileages were approximately 137,000. updated 020209 *bf updated 02/03/09.*jb
11/02/20081005401
 While making a left hand turn in heavy traffic jeep stalled almost causing accident. this happened at 38,000 miles and continues at 100540 miles, if less than half a tank of fuel it will stall and also the dash cluster will read incorrectly. this failure could cause someone to be injured or death as it happens at ransom. user reports that keeping fuel tank full cuts down on the shutoffs to one or two a year. *tr
10/29/20081370001
 1998 jeep grand cherokee, 2wd, 4.0 liter inline 6, automatic transmission. user has replaced many engine electrical and ignition parts, as well as fuel pump assembly, some relays, and the jeep continues to stall in traffic, when turning corners, when backing up, has intermittent stalling when driving, and is posting various computer codes. i have already spent $700 on diagnostic and parts replacement, yet the problem persists. when driving the engine periodically cuts out and rpm's drop to zero. if this happens in heavy traffic or during an evasive maneuver someone could be killed. this is an ongoing and dangerous problem that my mechanic can not fix, and based on my research on the internet it is a widespread and perplexing design-related problem with this era jeep cherokees and grands. *tr
06/01/20082010001
 My 1998 jeep grand cherokee stalls unexpectedly and sporadically. it seems to happen more often after it's been sitting and not being driven for 3 or more hours, but has occurred at any time or temperature. i've taken it to 3 different mechanics, one who specializes in jeeps and spent hundreds of dollars trying to fix the problem to no avail. no one seems to know why or how this problem is occurring. the following parts have been replaced: idle air control valve, plugs, wires, distributor cap, asd relay, crank sensor, cam shaft position sensor. i've even had the mechanic try the magic fix that i've read on many forums about the screws on the ecm being too long. nothing. i'm getting so frustrated because it's really dangerous when it just shuts off. most of the time, it will crank right back up if it happens at idle and if it happens during acceleration, most of the time, it will shut off briefly and come back on before i can get stopped. i don't want ot get rid of the vehicle, but i want some answers. i find it hilarious that jeep/chrysler uphold that they aren't aware of any stalling problems that have been reported on the vehicle. that's the number one problem your will find on most jeep forums...intermittent stalling. please help! *tr
05/15/20081000001
 Intermittent stalling at highway speeds, at stops, in intersections and off ramps and usually won't start again. dealer may have found the problem after three years that being the on board computer. *tr
12/20/20061160002505/01/1998
 I own a 1998 jeep grand cherokee laredo, 4.0, inline-6, 2wd with 118,000 miles. my 98 jgc started stalling randomly; on acceleration, deceleration, highway, stoplights, etc. it would always start back up and run again, but the stalling would happen at any time. no codes would register either. the idle air control motor and ignition coil was replaced, but the problem continued. i replaced the ignition wires, distributor cap, spark plugs, rotor and throttle position sensor but still the same. out of desperation, i replaced the crankshaft sensor and checked for loose and rusty connections. this is very dangerous. *tr
10/10/2006311/14/2002
 Interior lights click on and off, also factory alarm goes off, noted when colder outside temperatures are present and/or a heavy dew concentration is present. brought to car dealership three times, multiple repairs, problem still exist. *nm
05/20/2006160000112/24/2000
 Vehicle parked for the night at 11pm 5/20/06. this morning at 6am while leaving for work an engine fire was noticed. contacted 911 and they sent fire fighters to put the fire out. currently unable to open to hood because the latch is melted. had no recent signs of vehicle problems. fire looked to be mainly on drivers side. replaced parts in past such as tires, lights, brakes (6 times), transmission (jan 2006), differential, rotors, calipers, battery (3 times) and accessories. don't know if the engine is repairable at this time. *nm
10/21/20051012/02/1998
 The horn will not work consistently. the lights will flash on an off erratically while driving. the lights will come on after being turned off and parked overnight leaving the battery dead. the fan motor has failed for the defroster again. this is the second repair. in the snow belt this is a safety related feature. *jb
470003
 Consumer complained about electrical system failure. this failure caused the turn signal to flash on the dashboard, but not on the rear. also, brake lights worked intermittently. although vehicle was serviced several times, the problem was not resolved. *ak *la
07/01/2003950001006/09/2002
 Eletrical, air condition, body noise over all unhappy with vicial evaporator core $1000.00 to repair lights and dash gages do not fuction properly suspicion sqeaks had oiled helped for a day brakes were very quick will not line up if you let go of the wheel it goes straight off the road radio can not be truned up door paniles vibrate left turn light stays on on the dash at all times fuel gage reeds emepty even when full an light is on .*ak
02/19/2003291621
 The transmission did not shift and accelerate properly, the dealer could not duplicate the problem.*jb the abs light illuminated on the dashboard, after the vehicle was turned off, all the gauges illuminated, the parking brake was adjusted, and the battery was replaced.*ts *jb
08/01/2001106/02/1998
 A leak was in the fuel line, gas fumes were coming inside of vehicle, contacted dealer, and consumer was informed thaat the fuel line needed to be replaced. *ak consumer stated that the transmission is slamming hard when engaging in reverse, also the dash and radio lights flicker on and off at times. *yd
11/01/1998
 Electrical discharge received when step down the vehicle, when touch door or chassis (se recibe una descarga electrica al bajar del vehiculo y tocar alguna parte metalica generalmente la puerta). *ak
107/17/1998
 Electrical system failure has caused the headlights, power windows & the power locks to fail. *yc
12/01/1997109/01/1997
 Electrical system malfunctioned, due to poor performance. *yc
09/11/1998
 When started vehicle was dead. dealer repaired it. then while driving everything electrical went out, and the motor was still running. dealer contacted and kept the vehicle. dealer cannot duplicate the problem, but are is of the defect. manufacturer contacted, and stated the consumer needs to pick the vehicle up because they could not do anything to repair the problem.*ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
06/10/2009102000
 Tl*the contact owns a 1998 jeep grand cherokee. while driving various speeds, the vehicle stalls without warning. upon further inspection, the contact concluded that the fuel pump and regulator were the causes of the failure. the vehicle has not been repaired. the dealer stated that the vin was not included in nhtsa campaign id number 06e011000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump); therefore, they would not assume responsibility for any repairs. the failure and current mileages were 102,000.
10/24/2007209/22/2005
 Was driving on the highway. at about 65mph, the engine started revving from 3500 rpm all the way to 6000 rpm, but the speed didn't increase at all. took the car to the shop and the mechanic said they ran a full diagnostics check and found nothing wrong with the cherokee. so i drove the jeep for another month until it died on one early morning. i went to start the jeep just like every morning, but this time the engine won't even turn or make a sound. the gauges indicators went beserks and bottomed out at the max. it looks like an electrical problem. i have yet to find out what exactly is wrong with the jeep when i take it in to the dealer today. *tr
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - BATTERY
05/01/1998104/30/1998
 Battery replaced. *yc
111/01/1997
 Battery failed. mjs
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
10/24/2007209/22/2005
 Was driving on the highway. at about 65mph, the engine started revving from 3500 rpm all the way to 6000 rpm, but the speed didn't increase at all. took the car to the shop and the mechanic said they ran a full diagnostics check and found nothing wrong with the cherokee. so i drove the jeep for another month until it died on one early morning. i went to start the jeep just like every morning, but this time the engine won't even turn or make a sound. the gauges indicators went beserks and bottomed out at the max. it looks like an electrical problem. i have yet to find out what exactly is wrong with the jeep when i take it in to the dealer today. *tr
01/01/2007501/01/1998
 Tl*the contact owns a 1998 jeep grand cherokee. while driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled when decelerating or turning. the dealer replaced the ignition sensor and crank sensor. the relay wiring overlay on the crank positioning sensor was the most recent replacement; however, the vehicle continues to stall. the contact has to place the vehicle in neutral in order for it to restart. the dealer advised him to bring the vehicle back. the current mileage was 126,00 and the failure mileage was unavailable.
05/22/2001101/01/1998
 Jeep dealership cannot find any electrical faults which cause engine to shut off at highway speed. this has occurred two times and reported to nhtsa database. i replaced a brand new factory battery per the dealer recommendation after a full system dianogstic which revealed nothinhg. but only two weeks after the dianostic, i had to replace a daytime running lamp module; and currently the door ajar indicator light is reversed. i think jeep has major electrical system faults which they are denying from the many complaints i am reading online. *ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - SWITCH
390001
 Ignition switch will lock intermittently, and the key wouldn't engage. cause unknown.*ak
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
02/25/200416247110/01/2002
 The rear driver side door had cracks in the door seal, which caused water to leak into the vehicle and created a problem with the wiring system. *jb the consumer stated the wiring system was faulty. *jb
09/03/200189000309/04/1997
 Fuel gauge - vehicle runs out of fuel at 1/4 tank marker. ts
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - FRONT UNDERHOOD
06/19/2003105000
 Consumer states vehicle was involved in a collision as a result of vehicle fire. dealer notified. *ak
11/04/200111/01/2000
 While driving at 30mph the jeep cut off, sounded like it was out of gas the tank was over half full. after trying to crank it i noticed smoke coming from under the hood at the windshield area. i opened the hood and flames shot out. i closed the hood and 2 cars behind me was a police, he care the fire department and they were there within 5 min. by then the flames were inside the jeep and the motor looked like melted plastic to me. i still dont know why it caught fire i had no electrical work done on it . i was stalling while driving but when i had it check for tune-up i was told it had new plugs and did'nt need a tune-up. i don't know why my jeep caught fire and the insurance rep. said it was burned to badly to find out. *ak
05/28/2001112/01/2000
 At first vehicle would not start, no prior warning. towed to dealer who found wiring harness had started to melt. *ak consumer spoke with a mechanic that states the wiring harness has been rerouted, the harness in consumer's vehicle runs along the lower radiator support, now the main wiring harness runs inside the engine compartment. *slc
10/26/1999101/01/1998
 All of the problems identified in my complaints are covered by chrysler extended warranty. but i strongly feel jeep is building an inferior and unsafe product which can cause serious accidents. the most notables were the (2) auto transmissions failure at freeway speed. the transmissions had to be replaced and the replacement unit was installed with a defective pump which also went out. the most recent incident is with the engine and all electrical system shuts off at freeway speed with no warning. the explaination given was a weak battery and loose battery cable. all other incidents are due to sub-standard jeep oem parts. i wish my complaint will force jeep to investigate why a jeep grand cherokee 5.9 limited, their flagship, would failed time after time at such a young mileage. thank you.*ak
10/20/1998209/01/1997
 Front differential initially rebuilt by dealer, at same time rear differential was replaced.. subsequently front differential failed and was replaced in total, including axle housing. while traveling 200 miles from home at 65 mph in passing zone car died losing all power. able to make breakdown lane through traffic, waited 1.5 hrs. for chrylser provided tow to nearest dealer. closed at 8:45 p.m. on friday. tow truck took us to hotel and returned our disabled car to dealership. they were only open for sales on saturday, so we needed to rent a car to get to relatives house for sat. night till someone from home could come up and tow our disabled car back to ny on sunday, where it was left at local dealer. dealer said coil wire was routed to close to exhaust manifold causing it to overheat and short to manifold, causing loss of power.
03/14/1998303/01/1998
 The vehicle was purchased on 3/6/98. i began experiencing electrical failure on 3/14/98. the vehicle was returned for non-operative horn and electrical shock on 3/20/98 to benke chrysler-plymouth jeep eagle. the technician worked on the vehicle for 1 1/2 hours but was unable to find the problem. i was advised to bring the vehicle back or take it to another service center closer to me. i took the vehicle to nolf chrysler dodge inc. on 3/30/98. the technician advised both horns to be faulty with internal shorts. the horns were ordered and replaced a week later. i continued to have severe shocks which i was advised by jeep dealers were static discharge. on december 15th i was awoke by the constant sound of the horn blowing on my vehicle. the police arrived a short time later. i disconnected the battery to stop the horn from blowing and then contacted benke chrysler-plymouth jeep. i was advised to disconnect the horn relay. the vehicle was then driven to gibsonia (without a horn, once again). the technician worked on the vehicle for 2 hours and i was advised the horn relay was defective. i was awaken again at 11pm by the sound of horn going off at my home and once again the police arrived. there seems to be no known cause to date for this defect. the horn blows for no apparent reason while setting idle and does not shut off till horn relay is pulled or battery is disconnected.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
2502/01/2001
 Instrument cluster goes dead either stopped or moving. all guages and lights on the instrument panel go dead. function returns within a short time.*ak
05/22/2001101/01/1998
 Jeep dealership cannot find any electrical faults which cause engine to shut off at highway speed. this has occurred two times and reported to nhtsa database. i replaced a brand new factory battery per the dealer recommendation after a full system dianogstic which revealed nothinhg. but only two weeks after the dianostic, i had to replace a daytime running lamp module; and currently the door ajar indicator light is reversed. i think jeep has major electrical system faults which they are denying from the many complaints i am reading online. *ak
05/20/2001
 While traveling at approximately 65 mph vehicle stalled without warning. digital calibration that showed amount of fuel in vehicle was off. gas guage dash (non-digital) showed that there was fuel in vehicle when engine stalled due to no gas in vehicle. *ak *slc
08/02/200009/01/1997
 Latest failure is the heater blower motor block connector, this item shorted out causing the smell of burning in the vehicle. automotive technician at the repair facility stated that they have seen this in other jeep vehicles. he stated the problem is the connector goes from a 14ga wire on the front side(hot) to a 12ga wire to the components of the vehicle. jeep has stated they cannot tell if the short is a manufacture related problem, and comments by service managers lead me to believe they lean toward it being a customer problem. customer/technican assistance at the corprate level will not even investigate/inspect unless there is a flame noted, seems a little late to me!
08/02/200009/01/1997
 Latest failure is the heater blower motor block connector, this item shorted out causing the smell of burning in the vehicle. automotive technician at the repair facility stated that they have seen this in other jeep vehicles. he stated the problem is the connector goes from a 14ga wire on the front side(hot) to a 12ga wire to the components of the vehicle. jeep has stated they cannot tell if the short is a manufacture related problem, and comments by service managers lead me to believe they lean toward it being a customer problem. customer/technican assistance at the corprate level will not even investigate/inspect unless there is a flame noted, seems a little late to me!