Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
05V396000DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 05/01/2004 to 06/02/2005V (Vehicle)10192510/31/2005MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC09/14/200509/13/2005
Defect SummaryOn 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.
Consequence SummaryIt 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.
Corrective SummaryDealers 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.
NotesDaimlerchrysler recall no. e13.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
POWER TRAIN
210170502/14/2006210020610019525Flash: 42rle - improved hill climb capability in reverse or dtc's p1713 / p1776. *tt03/24/2006
210160509/01/200510017001Rfe transmission - delayed engagement after an extended off period. *sc10/20/2005
210150509/01/20051001700045rfe/545rfe trans - delayed engagement due to cooler return filter replacement. *sc10/20/2005
210080503/12/200510013697Flash: nag1 transmission-improvements to 4-3-4 and garage shifts. *sc04/25/2005
042409/01/200410010497All wheel drive a580 transmission fast feedback program. *tt11/29/2004
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
080300608/25/20060803006A10021239Powertrain control module initialization. *kb03/23/2007
210020612/09/20062100206A10020935Flash 42rle - improved hill climb capability in reverse or diagnostic trouble codes (dtc) p1713/p1776. *kb02/01/2007
210190610/13/200610020543Idle rpm flare cold vehicle operation-revised transmission oil fill level. some vehicles may exhibit slight idle flare at launch. this may occur during cold 25 degrees to 43 degrees temperatures and is most noticeable after extended idling.11/15/2006
210090604/12/200610019940Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illumination; a rattle-like sound from the torque converter; and intermittent torque converter lock and unlock when in lock-up mode. *tt05/17/2006
080360511/12/20050803605A10016028Transmission in limp-in mode or malfunction indicator lamp on due to powertrain control module ground wire. *tt08/18/2005
210110502/18/2006210030610015066Nag1 (w5a580) transmission - shudder when torque converter clutch engages. *tt05/17/2005
210020505/07/20052100205A10012339Transmission fluid may be wicking in the right front corner of the transmission oil pan area. *eh02/25/2005
210090310/02/2005210180510003524Automatic transmission diagnostic teardown procedure. various models including the 2004 ram truck, durango, sebring convertible, cherokee, vision, neon, and voyager. *tt *sc10/22/2003
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
180070603/16/20061800706A10019740Generic powertrain control module (pcm) procedure. *ak04/25/2006
080150503/02/200510013731Powertrain control module initialization. *sc04/26/2005
180090409/13/20041800904A10010485Generic powertrain control module (pcm) procedure. this bulletin supersedes bulletin 18-009-04 dated 03/02/2004. *tt11/29/2004
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - TORQUE CONVERTER
180080607/14/2006180230610019750Flash: enhanced torque converter, glow plug, skim operation. *ak04/25/2006
POWER TRAIN - AXLE ASSEMBLY
042309/01/200410010496Front and rear axle fast feedback program. warranty planning & administration (wpa). *tt11/29/2004
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE - UNIVERSAL JOINT
160010511/05/200510018571High speed driveline vibration due to excess grease in rear propeller shaft joint. *ak01/06/2006
POWER TRAIN - MANUAL TRANSMISSION
210130508/03/200510016600Correct shift tower sealer application to prevent restriction of vent. *tt09/23/2005
210060502/24/200510012814Upon upshifting the 6-speed manual transmission into reverse, the customer may notice that reverse gear may not remain engaged. *tt03/31/2005
POWER TRAIN - TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)
042710/01/200410010568New venture gear 140/245 transfer case fast feedback program. warranty planning & administration. *tt12/01/2004

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
POWER TRAIN
10/13/201267000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee laredo. the contact stated that while driving up a hill at 35 mph, the vehicle shuddered upon acceleration. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the transmission fluid and then informed the contact that the torque converter clutch needed to be replaced. the dealer informed the contact that the vin was not included in nhtsa campaign number: 05v396000 (power train). the manufacturer was notified and advised the contact to call nhtsa to file a complaint. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 67,000. mah
10/13/201267000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee laredo. the contact stated that while driving up a hill at 35 mph, the vehicle shuddered upon acceleration. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the transmission fluid and then informed the contact that the torque converter clutch needed to be replaced. the dealer informed the contact that the vin was not included in nhtsa campaign number: 05v396000 (power train). the manufacturer was notified and advised the contact to call nhtsa to file a complaint. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 67,000. mah
10/13/201267000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee laredo. the contact stated while driving up a hill at 35 mph th vehicle shudder upon acceleration. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the transmission fluid and then informed her the torque converter clutch needed to be replaced. the dealer informed her there was a recall but her vin was not included. the recall nhtsa campaign number: 05v396000: power train. the manufacturer was notified and informed her to contact nhtsa to file a complaint. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 67,000. mw
11/29/2012800001
 This has happened a lot. while driving all the intrument lights will flash, causing the ac/heater to turn off and on, headlights to go off, and traction control to turn off. twice recently the vehicle has shifted itself into reverse with the gear selector still in drive. i have taken it to a shop and they went through the entire electrical system and could not find a source for this problem. all jeep owners i have talked with (over 30) have this exact same issue. this is extremely unsafe and jeep needs to be held responsible. *tr
11/29/2012800001
 This has happened a lot. while driving all the intrument lights will flash, causing the ac/heater to turn off and on, headlights to go off, and traction control to turn off. twice recently the vehicle has shifted itself into reverse with the gear selector still in drive. i have taken it to a shop and they went through the entire electrical system and could not find a source for this problem. all jeep owners i have talked with (over 30) have this exact same issue. this is extremely unsafe and jeep needs to be held responsible. *tr
11/29/201280000
 This has happened a lot. while driving all the intrument lights will flash, causing the ac/heater to turn off and on, headlights to go off, and traction control to turn off. twice recently the vehicle has shifted itself into reverse with the gear selector still in drive. i have taken it to a shop and they went through the entire electrical system and could not find a source for this problem. all jeep owners i have talked with (over 30) have this exact same issue. this is extremely unsafe and jeep needs to be held responsible.
11/29/201280000
 This has happened a lot. while driving all the intrument lights will flash, causing the ac/heater to turn off and on, headlights to go off, and traction control to turn off. twice recently the vehicle has shifted itself into reverse with the gear selector still in drive. i have taken it to a shop and they went through the entire electrical system and could not find a source for this problem. all jeep owners i have talked with (over 30) have this exact same issue. this is extremely unsafe and jeep needs to be held responsible.
08/21/2012620001
 Car made a whining noise at 35-45 m.p.h. bought new tires and alignment. it turned out to be the rear differential. it was rebuilt for $1200. one week later it made a higher pitched whine. a chrysler employee told me that beginning in 2005, chrysler outsourced for cheaper bearings,and they were defective. he said they are no longer made. a whole new diff and axles had to be installed for another $2800. it still whines at all speeds now. chrysler said live with it!', and expect it to fail repeatedly. the case had been set wrong at the factory as well. there are hundreds of these cases on-line,but chrysler refuses to acknowledge them. *tr
08/21/2012620001
 Car made a whining noise at 35-45 m.p.h. bought new tires and alignment. it turned out to be the rear differential. it was rebuilt for $1200. one week later it made a higher pitched whine. a chrysler employee told me that beginning in 2005, chrysler outsourced for cheaper bearings,and they were defective. he said they are no longer made. a whole new diff and axles had to be installed for another $2800. it still whines at all speeds now. chrysler said live with it!', and expect it to fail repeatedly. the case had been set wrong at the factory as well. there are hundreds of these cases on-line,but chrysler refuses to acknowledge them. *tr
08/21/2012620001
 Car made a whining noise at 35-45 m.p.h. bought new tires and alignment. it turned out to be the rear differential. it was rebuilt for $1200. one week later it made a higher pitched whine. a chrysler employee told me that beginning in 2005, chrysler outsourced for cheaper bearings,and they were defective. he said they are no longer made. a whole new diff and axles had to be installed for another $2800. it still whines at all speeds now. chrysler said live with it!', and expect it to fail repeatedly. the case had been set wrong at the factory as well. there are hundreds of these cases on-line,but chrysler refuses to acknowledge them. *tr
08/21/201262000
 Car made a whining noise at 35-45 m.p.h. bought new tires and alignment. it turned out to be the rear differential. it was rebuilt for $1200. one week later it made a higher pitched whine. a chrysler employee told me that beginning in 2005, chrysler outsourced for cheaper bearings,and they were defective. he said they are no longer made. a whole new diff and axles had to be installed for another $2800. it still whines at all speeds now. chrysler said live with it!', and expect it to fail repeatedly. the case had been set wrong at the factory as well. there are hundreds of these cases on-line,but chrysler refuses to acknowledge them.
08/21/201262000
 Car made a whining noise at 35-45 m.p.h. bought new tires and alignment. it turned out to be the rear differential. it was rebuilt for $1200. one week later it made a higher pitched whine. a chrysler employee told me that beginning in 2005, chrysler outsourced for cheaper bearings,and they were defective. he said they are no longer made. a whole new diff and axles had to be installed for another $2800. it still whines at all speeds now. chrysler said live with it!', and expect it to fail repeatedly. the case had been set wrong at the factory as well. there are hundreds of these cases on-line,but chrysler refuses to acknowledge them.
08/21/201262000
 Car made a whining noise at 35-45 m.p.h. bought new tires and alignment. it turned out to be the rear differential. it was rebuilt for $1200. one week later it made a higher pitched whine. a chrysler employee told me that beginning in 2005, chrysler outsourced for cheaper bearings,and they were defective. he said they are no longer made. a whole new diff and axles had to be installed for another $2800. it still whines at all speeds now. chrysler said live with it!', and expect it to fail repeatedly. the case had been set wrong at the factory as well. there are hundreds of these cases on-line,but chrysler refuses to acknowledge them.
07/09/20121010001
 While driving for about 30 minutes, the gears changed from drive to the 3rd gear. transmission reves up and the check engine light comes on. after coming to a stop, and restarting it, it sometimes goes back to drive mode, but reverts back to the third gear, displays 3 and stays there. took it to a mechanic, could not fix. dealer claims no recalls for this problem, but online blogs show plenty of people with the same problem. help. *tr
07/09/20121010001
 While driving for about 30 minutes, the gears changed from drive to the 3rd gear. transmission reves up and the check engine light comes on. after coming to a stop, and restarting it, it sometimes goes back to drive mode, but reverts back to the third gear, displays 3 and stays there. took it to a mechanic, could not fix. dealer claims no recalls for this problem, but online blogs show plenty of people with the same problem. help. *tr
07/09/20121010001
 While driving for about 30 minutes, the gears changed from drive to the 3rd gear. transmission reves up and the check engine light comes on. after coming to a stop, and restarting it, it sometimes goes back to drive mode, but reverts back to the third gear, displays 3 and stays there. took it to a mechanic, could not fix. dealer claims no recalls for this problem, but online blogs show plenty of people with the same problem. help. *tr
07/09/2012101000
 While driving for about 30 minutes, the gears changed from drive to the 3rd gear. transmission reves up and the check engine light comes on. after coming to a stop, and restarting it, it sometimes goes back to drive mode, but reverts back to the third gear, displays 3 and stays there. took it to a mechanic, could not fix. dealer claims no recalls for this problem, but online blogs show plenty of people with the same problem. help.
07/09/2012101000
 While driving for about 30 minutes, the gears changed from drive to the 3rd gear. transmission reves up and the check engine light comes on. after coming to a stop, and restarting it, it sometimes goes back to drive mode, but reverts back to the third gear, displays 3 and stays there. took it to a mechanic, could not fix. dealer claims no recalls for this problem, but online blogs show plenty of people with the same problem. help.
07/09/2012101000
 While driving for about 30 minutes, the gears changed from drive to the 3rd gear. transmission reves up and the check engine light comes on. after coming to a stop, and restarting it, it sometimes goes back to drive mode, but reverts back to the third gear, displays 3 and stays there. took it to a mechanic, could not fix. dealer claims no recalls for this problem, but online blogs show plenty of people with the same problem. help.
06/30/201298350
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle went into limp mode. the traction control light and the esp light illuminated on the instrument panel during the failure. the vehicle's speed then decreased from 30 to 5 mph. the contact maneuvered the vehicle to the shoulder and shut it off. upon restart, the vehicle operated as normal. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the throttle body was dirty and needed to be cleaned. the vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 98,350. sm.
06/30/201298350
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle went into limp mode. the traction control light and the esp light illuminated on the instrument panel during the failure. the vehicle's speed then decreased from 30 to 5 mph. the contact maneuvered the vehicle to the shoulder and shut it off. upon restart, the vehicle operated as normal. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the throttle body was dirty and needed to be cleaned. the vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 98,350. sm.
06/30/201298350
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that while going 30 mph, the vehicle went into limp mode. the contact stated that when the vehicle went into limp mode the ,traction control light and esp light illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle's speed decreased from 30 to 5 mph. the contact pulled the vehicle over and restarted the vehicle and it functioned properly. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the throttle body was dirty and needed to be cleaned. the vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. the manufacturer was notified and they stated that there was nothing that could be done but give advise to the dealerships. the failure mileage was 98,350. ap
05/01/201294000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that the check engine light remained illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the dealer advised the contact that there was a manufacturer's recall for the transmission tube oil seal but the recall could not be performed due to an extensive back log. the contact stated that the repair had exceeded a reasonable time frame. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 94,000. kmj
05/01/201294000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that the check engine light remained illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the dealer advised the contact that there was a manufacturer's recall for the transmission tube oil seal but the recall could not be performed due to an extensive back log. the contact stated that the repair had exceeded a reasonable time frame. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 94,000. kmj
05/01/201294000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that the check engine light remained illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the dealer advised the contact that there was a manufacturer's recall for the transmission tube oil seal but the recall could not be performed due to an extensive back log. the contact stated that the repair had exceeded a reasonable time frame. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 94,000. kmj
05/01/201294000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that the engine light remained illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the dealer advised that the manufacturer recall for the transmission tube oil seal could not be performed due to back log. the contact stated that the repair has exceeded a reasonable time for repair. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 94,000. li
03/16/201276000
 My 2005 jeep grand cherokee (first incident) while turning a corner at approximately 15-20mph revved up, would not shift, and prnd were all lit up on the dash, as well as the engine light came on. after a few starts the engine light has gone off. second incident, from dead stop at a light and accelerating, same issue. engine light goes off again. this has now occured 4 times within 2 months and is a safety hazard considering the fact that your speed drops down out of no where and can potentially cause a serious accidents, causing harm to car a drivers, especially behind you, them not being aware that you are suddenly about to drop speed without brake lights!
03/16/201276000
 My 2005 jeep grand cherokee (first incident) while turning a corner at approximately 15-20mph revved up, would not shift, and prnd were all lit up on the dash, as well as the engine light came on. after a few starts the engine light has gone off. second incident, from dead stop at a light and accelerating, same issue. engine light goes off again. this has now occured 4 times within 2 months and is a safety hazard considering the fact that your speed drops down out of no where and can potentially cause a serious accidents, causing harm to car a drivers, especially behind you, them not being aware that you are suddenly about to drop speed without brake lights!
03/16/201276000
 My 2005 jeep grand cherokee (first incident) while turning a corner at approximately 15-20mph revved up, would not shift, and prnd were all lit up on the dash, as well as the engine light came on. after a few starts the engine light has gone off. second incident, from dead stop at a light and accelerating, same issue. engine light goes off again. this has now occured 4 times within 2 months and is a safety hazard considering the fact that your speed drops down out of no where and can potentially cause a serious accidents, causing harm to car a drivers, especially behind you, them not being aware that you are suddenly about to drop speed without brake lights!
03/16/201276000
 My 2005 jeep grand cherokee (first incident) while turning a corner at approximately 15-20mph revved up, would not shift, and prnd were all lit up on the dash, as well as the engine light came on. after a few starts the engine light has gone off. second incident, from dead stop at a light and accelerating, same issue. engine light goes off again. this has now occured 4 times within 2 months and is a safety hazard considering the fact that your speed drops down out of no where and can potentially cause a serious accidents, causing harm to car a drivers, especially behind you, them not being aware that you are suddenly about to drop speed without brake lights!
03/16/201276000
 My 2005 jeep grand cherokee (first incident) while turning a corner at approximately 15-20mph revved up, would not shift, and prnd were all lit up on the dash, as well as the engine light came on. after a few starts the engine light has gone off. second incident, from dead stop at a light and accelerating, same issue. engine light goes off again. this has now occured 4 times within 2 months and is a safety hazard considering the fact that your speed drops down out of no where and can potentially cause a serious accidents, causing harm to car a drivers, especially behind you, them not being aware that you are suddenly about to drop speed without brake lights!
06/01/201055000
 Sometimes when i drive the engine feels like it stalls out and my rpm's don't move, all the boxes around prnd light up and the check engine light comes on. i have to pull over and put the car in park or sometimes i have to turn it off. once this is done the car continues to drive like nothing happened but the check engine light will stay on for a day. sometimes it happens on the highway which is very scary to just drop speed down to 40. i have read many blogs about this issue. it happens at random times.
06/01/201055000
 Sometimes when i drive the engine feels like it stalls out and my rpm's don't move, all the boxes around prnd light up and the check engine light comes on. i have to pull over and put the car in park or sometimes i have to turn it off. once this is done the car continues to drive like nothing happened but the check engine light will stay on for a day. sometimes it happens on the highway which is very scary to just drop speed down to 40. i have read many blogs about this issue. it happens at random times.
06/01/201055000
 Sometimes when i drive the engine feels like it stalls out and my rpm's don't move, all the boxes around prnd light up and the check engine light comes on. i have to pull over and put the car in park or sometimes i have to turn it off. once this is done the car continues to drive like nothing happened but the check engine light will stay on for a day. sometimes it happens on the highway which is very scary to just drop speed down to 40. i have read many blogs about this issue. it happens at random times.
06/01/201055000
 Sometimes when i drive the engine feels like it stalls out and my rpm's don't move, all the boxes around prnd light up and the check engine light comes on. i have to pull over and put the car in park or sometimes i have to turn it off. once this is done the car continues to drive like nothing happened but the check engine light will stay on for a day. sometimes it happens on the highway which is very scary to just drop speed down to 40. i have read many blogs about this issue. it happens at random times.
06/01/201055000
 Sometimes when i drive the engine feels like it stalls out and my rpm's don't move, all the boxes around prnd light up and the check engine light comes on. i have to pull over and put the car in park or sometimes i have to turn it off. once this is done the car continues to drive like nothing happened but the check engine light will stay on for a day. sometimes it happens on the highway which is very scary to just drop speed down to 40. i have read many blogs about this issue. it happens at random times.
12/20/2011115000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. the contact was driving approximately 50 mph when the vehicle activated in overdrive and caused the vehicle to shake violently. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they advised the contact that the transmission torque converter needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not =repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and advised him that he was over the mileage for repairs under nhtsa campaign id number: 05v396000 (power train:automatic transmission). the failure mileage was approximately 115,000. kmj
12/20/2011115000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph the vehicle would go into overdrive and cause the vehicle to shake violently. the vehicle taken to an independent mechanic and they advised him that the transmission torque converter needed to be replaced. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they advised him that he was over the mileage for nhtsa campaign id number 05v396000 (power train:automatic transmission). the failure mileage was approximately 115,000. tb
12/20/2011115000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph the vehicle would go into overdrive and cause the vehicle to shake violently. the vehicle taken to an independent mechanic and they advised him that the transmission torque converter needed to be replaced. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they advised him that he was over the mileage for nhtsa campaign id number 05v396000 (power train:automatic transmission). the failure mileage was approximately 115,000. tb
12/20/2011115000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph the vehicle would go into overdrive and cause the vehicle to shake violently. the vehicle taken to an independent mechanic and they advised him that the transmission torque converter needed to be replaced. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer was contacted and they advised him that he was over the mileage for nhtsa campaign id number 05v396000 (power train:automatic transmission). the failure mileage was approximately 115,000. tb
12/08/200852162
 Purchased vehicle 8/9/08. at this time only problem we was you had to press clock button for radio to work. during 2008 we noticed a lot of odd behavior in electrical areas. october 29, 2009 brought jeep to used car dealership with these complaints: first check engine light started coming on, then it began flashing, door chime starts dinging, illuminated areas dim & brighten-flashing, dashboard lights go crazy flashing on & off, interior lights turn on & off, transmission lights go crazy & need to shift down in order to get vehicle to drive, headlights & tail lights flash on and off which is very unsafe while driving on a dark highway at night. used car dealership had car towed to jeep dealership in new london. these repairs cost $500.12 for faulty crank sensor, sensor crankshaft, spark plugs, leak at trans electrical. august 17, 2011 took to a new dealership w/ same problems. went to valenti jeep in mystic, ct. was advised junction block needed to be replaced and codes in multiple modules reset-this cost $318.52. september 10, 2011 back to valenti jeep for same problems & for install. of junction box costing $249.00 because of installation costs & other items we were advised to take care of. meanwhile as a warning this all begins after check engine light starts flashing. by september 28, 2011 it begins again: at this time check engine light & all other lights start up again, along with fact that you can now pull key out & vehicle is still running. blinking dash lights, ac on & off, gauges drop to 0, told only reason this is happening is because we have remote start system they don't use. tech reset system & disconnected our remote start system at a cost of $90.40. then by october of 2011-approximately, check engine light has returned & transmission lights are blinking. also headlights started flashing & tail lights. these issues are very sporadic.
12/08/200852162
 Purchased vehicle 8/9/08. at this time only problem we was you had to press clock button for radio to work. during 2008 we noticed a lot of odd behavior in electrical areas. october 29, 2009 brought jeep to used car dealership with these complaints: first check engine light started coming on, then it began flashing, door chime starts dinging, illuminated areas dim & brighten-flashing, dashboard lights go crazy flashing on & off, interior lights turn on & off, transmission lights go crazy & need to shift down in order to get vehicle to drive, headlights & tail lights flash on and off which is very unsafe while driving on a dark highway at night. used car dealership had car towed to jeep dealership in new london. these repairs cost $500.12 for faulty crank sensor, sensor crankshaft, spark plugs, leak at trans electrical. august 17, 2011 took to a new dealership w/ same problems. went to valenti jeep in mystic, ct. was advised junction block needed to be replaced and codes in multiple modules reset-this cost $318.52. september 10, 2011 back to valenti jeep for same problems & for install. of junction box costing $249.00 because of installation costs & other items we were advised to take care of. meanwhile as a warning this all begins after check engine light starts flashing. by september 28, 2011 it begins again: at this time check engine light & all other lights start up again, along with fact that you can now pull key out & vehicle is still running. blinking dash lights, ac on & off, gauges drop to 0, told only reason this is happening is because we have remote start system they don't use. tech reset system & disconnected our remote start system at a cost of $90.40. then by october of 2011-approximately, check engine light has returned & transmission lights are blinking. also headlights started flashing & tail lights. these issues are very sporadic.
12/08/200852162
 Purchased vehicle 8/9/08. at this time only problem we was you had to press clock button for radio to work. during 2008 we noticed a lot of odd behavior in electrical areas. october 29, 2009 brought jeep to used car dealership with these complaints: first check engine light started coming on, then it began flashing, door chime starts dinging, illuminated areas dim & brighten-flashing, dashboard lights go crazy flashing on & off, interior lights turn on & off, transmission lights go crazy & need to shift down in order to get vehicle to drive, headlights & tail lights flash on and off which is very unsafe while driving on a dark highway at night. used car dealership had car towed to jeep dealership in new london. these repairs cost $500.12 for faulty crank sensor, sensor crankshaft, spark plugs, leak at trans electrical. august 17, 2011 took to a new dealership w/ same problems. went to valenti jeep in mystic, ct. was advised junction block needed to be replaced and codes in multiple modules reset-this cost $318.52. september 10, 2011 back to valenti jeep for same problems & for install. of junction box costing $249.00 because of installation costs & other items we were advised to take care of. meanwhile as a warning this all begins after check engine light starts flashing. by september 28, 2011 it begins again: at this time check engine light & all other lights start up again, along with fact that you can now pull key out & vehicle is still running. blinking dash lights, ac on & off, gauges drop to 0, told only reason this is happening is because we have remote start system they don't use. tech reset system & disconnected our remote start system at a cost of $90.40. then by october of 2011-approximately, check engine light has returned & transmission lights are blinking. also headlights started flashing & tail lights. these issues are very sporadic.
12/08/200852162
 Purchased vehicle 8/9/08. at this time only problem we was you had to press clock button for radio to work. during 2008 we noticed a lot of odd behavior in electrical areas. october 29, 2009 brought jeep to used car dealership with these complaints: first check engine light started coming on, then it began flashing, door chime starts dinging, illuminated areas dim & brighten-flashing, dashboard lights go crazy flashing on & off, interior lights turn on & off, transmission lights go crazy & need to shift down in order to get vehicle to drive, headlights & tail lights flash on and off which is very unsafe while driving on a dark highway at night. used car dealership had car towed to jeep dealership in new london. these repairs cost $500.12 for faulty crank sensor, sensor crankshaft, spark plugs, leak at trans electrical. august 17, 2011 took to a new dealership w/ same problems. went to valenti jeep in mystic, ct. was advised junction block needed to be replaced and codes in multiple modules reset-this cost $318.52. september 10, 2011 back to valenti jeep for same problems & for install. of junction box costing $249.00 because of installation costs & other items we were advised to take care of. meanwhile as a warning this all begins after check engine light starts flashing. by september 28, 2011 it begins again: at this time check engine light & all other lights start up again, along with fact that you can now pull key out & vehicle is still running. blinking dash lights, ac on & off, gauges drop to 0, told only reason this is happening is because we have remote start system they don't use. tech reset system & disconnected our remote start system at a cost of $90.40. then by october of 2011-approximately, check engine light has returned & transmission lights are blinking. also headlights started flashing & tail lights. these issues are very sporadic.
07/06/201187000
 I believe this recall applies to my vehicle. i have the v6 and same transmission it affected over 100,000 vehicles. a mechanic looked at the vehicle and confirmed the leak and shutter of the torkconverter. i bought the vehicle around the date of the recall issued and perhaps the dealership did not perform the fix prior to sale. please help i dont want my car to go on fire. recall id # 05v396000 - power train:automatic transmission recall date: sep 14, 2005 component: power train:automatic transmission model affected: grand cherokee units affected: 101925 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. 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.
07/06/201187000
 I believe this recall applies to my vehicle. i have the v6 and same transmission it affected over 100,000 vehicles. a mechanic looked at the vehicle and confirmed the leak and shutter of the torkconverter. i bought the vehicle around the date of the recall issued and perhaps the dealership did not perform the fix prior to sale. please help i dont want my car to go on fire. recall id # 05v396000 - power train:automatic transmission recall date: sep 14, 2005 component: power train:automatic transmission model affected: grand cherokee units affected: 101925 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. 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.
07/06/201187000
 I believe this recall applies to my vehicle. i have the v6 and same transmission it affected over 100,000 vehicles. a mechanic looked at the vehicle and confirmed the leak and shutter of the torkconverter. i bought the vehicle around the date of the recall issued and perhaps the dealership did not perform the fix prior to sale. please help i dont want my car to go on fire. recall id # 05v396000 - power train:automatic transmission recall date: sep 14, 2005 component: power train:automatic transmission model affected: grand cherokee units affected: 101925 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. 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.
12/22/201095231
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle would stall and downshift. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for examination. the dealer stated that the oil dip stick seal on the transmission was allowing water from the air conditioner evaporator to enter the transmission. the contact found the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 05v396000 (power train:automatic transmission) and notified the manufacturer. the manufacturer stated that the vin number was not included in the recall. the failure mileage was 95,231. sm.
12/22/201095231
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle would stall and downshift. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for examination. the dealer stated that the oil dip stick seal on the transmission was allowing water from the air conditioner evaporator to enter the transmission. the contact found the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 05v396000 (power train:automatic transmission) and notified the manufacturer. the manufacturer stated that the vin number was not included in the recall. the failure mileage was 95,231. sm.
12/22/201095231
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated while driving 30 mph the vehicle stalls and down shifts. the contact took the vehicle to a dealer. the dealer stated the oil dip stick seal on the transmission is allowing water from the air conditioner evaporator to enter the transmission. the contact notice a nhtsa campaign i.d. number 05v396000 (power train:automatic transmission) and called the manufacturer. the manufacturer stated the vin number was not included in the recall. the failure mileage was 95,231. jo
11/02/2011114198
 Sometimes this vehicle acts as though it is stuck in its lowest gear. if i let the vehicle cool off for 3 or more hours it acts fine upon restart. i have found a transmission recall but don't know if it is the same problem.
11/02/2011114198
 Sometimes this vehicle acts as though it is stuck in its lowest gear. if i let the vehicle cool off for 3 or more hours it acts fine upon restart. i have found a transmission recall but don't know if it is the same problem.
11/02/2011114198
 Sometimes this vehicle acts as though it is stuck in its lowest gear. if i let the vehicle cool off for 3 or more hours it acts fine upon restart. i have found a transmission recall but don't know if it is the same problem.
11/02/2011114198
 Sometimes this vehicle acts as though it is stuck in its lowest gear. if i let the vehicle cool off for 3 or more hours it acts fine upon restart. i have found a transmission recall but don't know if it is the same problem.
11/02/2011114198
 Sometimes this vehicle acts as though it is stuck in its lowest gear. if i let the vehicle cool off for 3 or more hours it acts fine upon restart. i have found a transmission recall but don't know if it is the same problem.
11/01/2009
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee laredo. the contact stated the vehicle stalled while driving approximately 65 mph. upon restart the vehicle operated as normal. no warning lights were illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance because the dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 45,000.
11/01/2009
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee laredo. the contact stated the vehicle stalled while driving approximately 65 mph. upon restart the vehicle operated as normal. no warning lights were illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance because the dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 45,000.
11/01/2009
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee laredo. while driving approximately 65 mph, the contact stated that the vehicle suddenly stalled without warning. she was able to restart the vehicle and drive as normal. the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure since no codes were shown from the diagnostic test. the manufacturer was aware of the issue;however, was unable to offer any assistance since the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. no repairs were performed. the current mileage was approximately 45,000 and the failure mileage was unknown. bw
11/01/2009
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee laredo. while driving approximately 65 mph, the contact stated that the vehicle suddenly stalled without warning. she was able to restart the vehicle and drive as normal. the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure since no codes were shown from the diagnostic test. the manufacturer was aware of the issue;however, was unable to offer any assistance since the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. no repairs were performed. the current mileage was approximately 45,000 and the failure mileage was unknown. bw
11/01/2009
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee laredo. while driving approximately 65 mph, the contact stated that the vehicle suddenly stalled without warning. she was able to restart the vehicle and drive as normal. the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure since no codes were shown from the diagnostic test. the manufacturer was aware of the issue;however, was unable to offer any assistance since the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. no repairs were performed. the current mileage was approximately 45,000 and the failure mileage was unknown. bw
03/01/2011309/01/2007
 2005 jeep cherokee. consumer states several problems with vehicle including electrical, brake system issues, battery failure, alternator failure, 3 broken stems and repetitive issues with a transmission filter *tgw the consumer stated the transmission problem would often leave him stranded. the transmission would often cause the vehicle to lurch forward or backwards when the transmission finally engaged. the vehicle has stalled at intersections while making turns which caused the consumer to lose steering ability. *jb
03/01/2011309/01/2007
 2005 jeep cherokee. consumer states several problems with vehicle including electrical, brake system issues, battery failure, alternator failure, 3 broken stems and repetitive issues with a transmission filter *tgw the consumer stated the transmission problem would often leave him stranded. the transmission would often cause the vehicle to lurch forward or backwards when the transmission finally engaged. the vehicle has stalled at intersections while making turns which caused the consumer to lose steering ability. *jb
03/01/2011309/01/2007
 2005 jeep cherokee. consumer states several problems with vehicle including electrical, brake system issues, battery failure, alternator failure, 3 broken stems and repetitive issues with a transmission filter *tgw the consumer stated the transmission problem would often leave him stranded. the transmission would often cause the vehicle to lurch forward or backwards when the transmission finally engaged. the vehicle has stalled at intersections while making turns which caused the consumer to lose steering ability. *jb
03/01/2011309/01/2007
 2005 jeep cherokee. consumer states several problems with vehicle including electrical, brake system issues, battery failure, alternator failure, 3 broken stems and repetitive issues with a transmission filter *tgw the consumer stated the transmission problem would often leave him stranded. the transmission would often cause the vehicle to lurch forward or backwards when the transmission finally engaged. the vehicle has stalled at intersections while making turns which caused the consumer to lose steering ability. *jb
03/01/2011309/01/2007
 2005 jeep cherokee. consumer states several problems with vehicle including electrical, brake system issues, battery failure, alternator failure, 3 broken stems and repetitive issues with a transmission filter *tgw the consumer stated the transmission problem would often leave him stranded. the transmission would often cause the vehicle to lurch forward or backwards when the transmission finally engaged. the vehicle has stalled at intersections while making turns which caused the consumer to lose steering ability. *jb
03/04/2010100001
 2005 jeep grand cherokee has numerous times over the last 5 years experienced sudden unexpected throttle surge. no accidents have resulted so far. this happens frequently and now friends with the same model car but different years have also experienced the same. *tr
02/22/2010978001
 The bezel assembly malfunctioned by the gear shift sleeve bunching, which prevented the gear shift from staying in drive. without any physical manipulation, the gears shifted from drive to neutral. *tr
01/09/20101
 2005 jeep at car wash. putting jeep from park to drive jeep went into high rev and struck car six feet in front of it. i have been involved with four of these and have special instructions for anyone handling these very unsafe vehicles. *tr
07/18/2009500001
 2005 jeep cherokee while idling jumped form park to reverse, hitting another parked car, also knocked the owner to the ground while trying to stop the vehicle. *tr
12/06/2008250001
 I have a 2005 jeep grand cherokee laredo automatic with hemi engine. several times, i had the vehicle suddenly accelerate when changing gear from park to drive or reverse. fortunately, i always had my foot firm on the brake pedal and that prevented the vehicle to launch and cause damage to surroundings. this happened several times since 2005 when i purchased the vehicle. i took this vehicle to dealer for service and reported this problem, then i checked the internet and found that this is not a single case. *tr
12/07/2008160001
 Unintended acceleration of my jeep. i had it in park. i put my foot on the brake shifted to drive and the car accelerated with my foot still on the brake i shifted to neutral, the car continued to race for a few seconds. this is the third time it happened in 2 years. *tr
11/10/20067400107/17/2005
 The dash board computer fails twice and information panel says brakes failing. also transmission failure leading to sudden deacceleration from 40 to 20 mph and rpm shot up from 2 to 6. *nm
12/03/2004520111/01/2004
 The vehicle's shift lever became stuck in park. *nm a new module was ordered and installed along with the broken shifter cable and shifter. *sc
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
01/03/201060000
 2005 jeep grand cherokee has major transmission issues. i searched online to see if other people have had the same issue and found many leads. i called the chrysler recall number and they told me there was a recall in 2005 that has already been done on my vehicle in 2005. i took my car to the dealership for a diagnostic and they inquired me with a total of 1700.00 to get this repaired. my car gets stuck in gears, won't accelerate correctly, gets stuck in neutral, revs up on it's own, and it doesn't shift correctly. this is a safety issue that many people have had. this problem occurs every time i drive it.
01/03/201060000
 2005 jeep grand cherokee has major transmission issues. i searched online to see if other people have had the same issue and found many leads. i called the chrysler recall number and they told me there was a recall in 2005 that has already been done on my vehicle in 2005. i took my car to the dealership for a diagnostic and they inquired me with a total of 1700.00 to get this repaired. my car gets stuck in gears, won't accelerate correctly, gets stuck in neutral, revs up on it's own, and it doesn't shift correctly. this is a safety issue that many people have had. this problem occurs every time i drive it.
01/03/201060000
 2005 jeep grand cherokee has major transmission issues. i searched online to see if other people have had the same issue and found many leads. i called the chrysler recall number and they told me there was a recall in 2005 that has already been done on my vehicle in 2005. i took my car to the dealership for a diagnostic and they inquired me with a total of 1700.00 to get this repaired. my car gets stuck in gears, won't accelerate correctly, gets stuck in neutral, revs up on it's own, and it doesn't shift correctly. this is a safety issue that many people have had. this problem occurs every time i drive it.
01/03/201060000
 2005 jeep grand cherokee has major transmission issues. i searched online to see if other people have had the same issue and found many leads. i called the chrysler recall number and they told me there was a recall in 2005 that has already been done on my vehicle in 2005. i took my car to the dealership for a diagnostic and they inquired me with a total of 1700.00 to get this repaired. my car gets stuck in gears, won't accelerate correctly, gets stuck in neutral, revs up on it's own, and it doesn't shift correctly. this is a safety issue that many people have had. this problem occurs every time i drive it.
03/03/2011115000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. while driving approximately 35 mph, smoke was present underneath the hood. when the contact stopped the vehicle in order to inspect it fire was under his feet, under the hood and the entire under carriage of the vehicle. the contact was able to remove a child passenger from the vehicle without any injuries. the fire department arrived to assist with extinguishing the fire. an investigator with the manufacturer took pictures of the vehicle three weeks ago and the contact had not received a follow up call. the insurance company provided the contact with a copy of the recall notice and stated that they were unable to assist him since the failure was mechanical. the contact stated that the vehicle was not completely destroyed but it was severely damaged. there were no warning lights illuminated prior to the failure. case # 20554289 was filed with the manufacturer. the manufacturer did not confirm if his vin was a part of nhtsa recall 05v396000, power train automatic transmission although the failure was identical. the failure mileage was 115,000.
03/03/2011115000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. while driving approximately 35 mph, smoke was present underneath the hood. when the contact stopped the vehicle in order to inspect it fire was under his feet, under the hood and the entire under carriage of the vehicle. the contact was able to remove a child passenger from the vehicle without any injuries. the fire department arrived to assist with extinguishing the fire. an investigator with the manufacturer took pictures of the vehicle three weeks ago and the contact had not received a follow up call. the insurance company provided the contact with a copy of the recall notice and stated that they were unable to assist him since the failure was mechanical. the contact stated that the vehicle was not completely destroyed but it was severely damaged. there were no warning lights illuminated prior to the failure. case # 20554289 was filed with the manufacturer. the manufacturer did not confirm if his vin was a part of nhtsa recall 05v396000, power train automatic transmission although the failure was identical. the failure mileage was 115,000.
03/03/2011115000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. while driving approximately 35 mph, smoke was present underneath the hood. when the contact stopped the vehicle in order to inspect it fire was under his feet, under the hood and the entire under carriage of the vehicle. the contact was able to remove a child passenger from the vehicle without any injuries. the fire department arrived to assist with extinguishing the fire. an investigator with the manufacturer took pictures of the vehicle three weeks ago and the contact had not received a follow up call. the insurance company provided the contact with a copy of the recall notice and stated that they were unable to assist him since the failure was mechanical. the contact stated that the vehicle was not completely destroyed but it was severely damaged. there were no warning lights illuminated prior to the failure. case # 20554289 was filed with the manufacturer. the manufacturer did not confirm if his vin was a part of nhtsa recall 05v396000, power train automatic transmission although the failure was identical. the failure mileage was 115,000. rk
03/03/2011115000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. while driving approximately 35 mph, smoke was present underneath the hood. when the contact stopped the vehicle in order to inspect it fire was under his feet, under the hood and the entire under carriage of the vehicle. the contact was able to remove a child passenger from the vehicle without any injuries. the fire department arrived to assist with extinguishing the fire. an investigator with the manufacturer took pictures of the vehicle three weeks ago and the contact had not received a follow up call. the insurance company provided the contact with a copy of the recall notice and stated that they were unable to assist him since the failure was mechanical. the contact stated that the vehicle was not completely destroyed but it was severely damaged. there were no warning lights illuminated prior to the failure. case # 20554289 was filed with the manufacturer. the manufacturer did not confirm if his vin was a part of nhtsa recall 05v396000, power train automatic transmission although the failure was identical. the failure mileage was 115,000. rk
01/25/201137000
 My jeep transmission is defective and keeps blowing filter off or splitting them...when this happens i am traveling down the road at 60 mph..my vehicle jolts as if i have slammed the gears in park...this could result in major injury if the wheels lock while im going that rate of speed...after extensive research online i have found that many consumers who have 05 jeep grand cherokee are having the same problem however the dealerships seem to deny the fact that there is an issue with the components of the transmission...i have found many consumers have had issues with the transmission control module, shift solenoid, and the filters for the transmission.. this has been a ongoing issue and i am surprised that this has not been recalled...this can happen at any time...while driving down the road...or pulling out in front of traffic....i am worried that i will crash or someone else will crash into me in the event that my transmission fails again...i have had it repaired 6 times over 3 years now for the same issue and no longer feel safe while driving...i would like to have this matter investigated with chrysler, llc so that they may recall the products and take the time to repair these defective transmission components..
01/25/201137000
 My jeep transmission is defective and keeps blowing filter off or splitting them...when this happens i am traveling down the road at 60 mph..my vehicle jolts as if i have slammed the gears in park...this could result in major injury if the wheels lock while im going that rate of speed...after extensive research online i have found that many consumers who have 05 jeep grand cherokee are having the same problem however the dealerships seem to deny the fact that there is an issue with the components of the transmission...i have found many consumers have had issues with the transmission control module, shift solenoid, and the filters for the transmission.. this has been a ongoing issue and i am surprised that this has not been recalled...this can happen at any time...while driving down the road...or pulling out in front of traffic....i am worried that i will crash or someone else will crash into me in the event that my transmission fails again...i have had it repaired 6 times over 3 years now for the same issue and no longer feel safe while driving...i would like to have this matter investigated with chrysler, llc so that they may recall the products and take the time to repair these defective transmission components..
01/25/201137000
 My jeep transmission is defective and keeps blowing filter off or splitting them...when this happens i am traveling down the road at 60 mph..my vehicle jolts as if i have slammed the gears in park...this could result in major injury if the wheels lock while im going that rate of speed...after extensive research online i have found that many consumers who have 05 jeep grand cherokee are having the same problem however the dealerships seem to deny the fact that there is an issue with the components of the transmission...i have found many consumers have had issues with the transmission control module, shift solenoid, and the filters for the transmission.. this has been a ongoing issue and i am surprised that this has not been recalled...this can happen at any time...while driving down the road...or pulling out in front of traffic....i am worried that i will crash or someone else will crash into me in the event that my transmission fails again...i have had it repaired 6 times over 3 years now for the same issue and no longer feel safe while driving...i would like to have this matter investigated with chrysler, llc so that they may recall the products and take the time to repair these defective transmission components..
01/25/201137000
 My jeep transmission is defective and keeps blowing filter off or splitting them...when this happens i am traveling down the road at 60 mph..my vehicle jolts as if i have slammed the gears in park...this could result in major injury if the wheels lock while im going that rate of speed...after extensive research online i have found that many consumers who have 05 jeep grand cherokee are having the same problem however the dealerships seem to deny the fact that there is an issue with the components of the transmission...i have found many consumers have had issues with the transmission control module, shift solenoid, and the filters for the transmission.. this has been a ongoing issue and i am surprised that this has not been recalled...this can happen at any time...while driving down the road...or pulling out in front of traffic....i am worried that i will crash or someone else will crash into me in the event that my transmission fails again...i have had it repaired 6 times over 3 years now for the same issue and no longer feel safe while driving...i would like to have this matter investigated with chrysler, llc so that they may recall the products and take the time to repair these defective transmission components..
08/21/201025039
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 jeep laredo. the contact stated the metal piece that cover the gear shift box broke. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated they have to replace the column shift assembly box. the parts will cost $800 and there are no recalls or warranty on the vehicle. the manufacturer was contacted and the warranty on the vehicle has expired. no other assistance was offered. the failure mileage was 26,039
08/21/201025039
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 jeep laredo. the contact stated the metal piece that cover the gear shift box broke. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated they have to replace the column shift assembly box. the parts will cost $800 and there are no recalls or warranty on the vehicle. the manufacturer was contacted and the warranty on the vehicle has expired. no other assistance was offered. the failure mileage was 26,039
08/21/201025039
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 jeep laredo. the contact stated the metal piece that cover the gear shift box broke. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated they have to replace the column shift assembly box. the parts will cost $800 and there are no recalls or warranty on the vehicle. the manufacturer was contacted and the warranty on the vehicle has expired. no other assistance was offered. the failure mileage was 26,039
08/21/201025039
 Tl-the contact owns a 2005 jeep laredo. the contact stated the metal piece that cover the gear shift box broke. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated they have to replace the column shift assembly box. the parts will cost $800 and there are no recalls or warranty on the vehicle. the manufacturer was contacted and the warranty on the vehicle has expired. no other assistance was offered. the failure mileage was 26,039
05/17/201062000
 Rubber/plastic piece that rides along when shifting became bunched up and and couldn't shift into park or drive. had to cut out the bunched up piece as car was in middle of road. this rubber/plastic piece is part of the shifter bezel trim that keeps dust and dirt from getting into the shifter area. nothing has been done as dealer wants $720.00 for the part plus labor!!??!!?? this is ludicrous!!!!!!
07/18/200862000
 I have a 2005 jeep grand cherokee laredo, 3.7l engine, automatic transmission. when driving, the vehicle will just shut off as if the key was turned off, losing all power. the vehicle will start afterwards and the check engine light will stay on for a few hours this has been going on for a couple years. this problem is similar to the recall on the 2008 grand cherokee stalling and i think this problem is more wide spread than chrysler wants to admit. i have an appointment with a jeep dealer who recently relocated in my area next week.
08/01/20051
 I have had the same complaint about my jeep grand cherokee 5.7l automatic transmision as the recall notice described below. that is, 8 out of 10 times, whenever i turn on the airconditioning (particularly in weather above 90 degrees) the car shutters if asked to pull forward or reverse. this problem is particularly bad and more predictable to occur if reversing; i.e., backing out of a parking space. over the last 3-4 years, i have asked two or three dealerships to look into the matter, citing the recall below, but they said that there is no way my car could have the same problem. one dealer claimed to have adjusted the clutch assembly on the air conditioner -- this did not help. ----------------- nhtsa campaign id number: 05v396000 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. 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. *tr
04/02/2009508601
 My 2005 jeep grand cherokee gets stuck in first gear when starting up from a stopped position. this is random, and happens only once every 15 to 20 stops. the only way i can get it to shift is to manually shift gears. i have had it into the dealer four times and they cannot fix the problem. i called jeep customer service and they told me to go to another dealer. as the car is on extended warranty it costs me $100 each time i take it in. *tr
03/04/2009360001
 2005 jeep grand cherokee laredo with 36,000 miles on it, torque converter was replaced at 28,000 miles due to vehicle shuddering at various speeds upon acceleration, vehicle was fine until now, 36000 miles and is doing the same thing... *tr
08/14/2007170001
 The 2005 jeep cherokee has severe problems related to the transmission. i bought this vehicle used with 10,000 miles on. i had 5 transmission related problems within 12 months. two of these problems left the vehicle inoperable; one of which the vehicle almost caught on fire. they replaced the transmission and i was still not happy. i traded in for a 2007 buick lucerne - which has been a great car. no more chrysler products for me! *tr
11/10/20041000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee laredo. while driving over 45 mph, the vehicle would jerk. the dealer replaced the torque converter and dropped the extended warranty deductible. the contact was informed that the vehicle was leaking transmission fluid caused by a seal failure. the dealer stated that this was common for the sealant to fail and cause the leak. the contact inquired about a tsb and was informed that there were no service bulletins for the vehicle. the failure mileage was less than 1,000 and current mileage was 33,000.
04/14/200867000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. the contact received a recall notice for nhtsa campaign id number 05v396000 (power train:automatic transmission). the vehicle was taken to the dealer to have the recall repair performed. a few months later, the failure recurred. when the vehicle was taken back to the dealer, they discovered that only part of the recall work was done. the dealer and the manufacturer are refusing to perform the recall repair because the contact is the third owner of the vehicle. the failure mileage was 67,000.
04/19/2007527941
 Purchased a 2005 jeep grand cherokee on april 19, 2007 dealer advertised a 7yr./70,000 powertrain warranty on the window sticker, vehicle had current mileage of 52,794 during test drive heard clicking sound from steering wheel thought it was normal when you signal. this continues to happen randomly till this date. oct.11,2007 took vehicle to jeep dealership for air conditioning problems, would hear growling sound, shut off, and only run on high. paid diagnostic fee 74.90. could not afford to pay for repair which was an extra $183 over the next couple of months would notice random shudder or rough starts while idling and driving, heard weird winding sound and vehicle would stall. check engine light came on and took to autozone, given transmission codes on 5/16/2008 took to dealership and requested diagnostic service because engine light on and having some kind of transmission problem according to autozone codes,and requested recall work done, was told we would have to pay $95. we informed them we have a warranty and should not have to pay the fee according to chrysler cust. service. they insisted. told them just do recall work we could not afford fee. according to receipt tech only installed transmission fill tube oil seal. after service vehicle still shuddering and stalling on the way home. 7/17/08 took jeep back to dealership to get transmission diagnosed, paid $95. was told failure in the torque converter, internal failure, and codes are the same as the one autozone gave earlier. repair solutions offered were an overhaul with a price quote of $3100 or replace for $3500. we called chrysler about warranty they said we don't have one. we called the dealership we bought the jeep from and they say we do have the chrysler warranty. after they talked to each other dealer was informed about chrysler's warranty policy and acknowledges telling us about warranty but has yet to offer repair service or any solution. *tr
07/06/2008400001
 Wife was driving our 2005 jeep grand cherokee, 5.7l, quandra drive ii transmission. while driving yesterday a policeman on patrol noticed a sudden fire under her car. officer said transmission fluid was leaking onto the exhaust system and caused ignition of fire. occupants extracted themselves without problem. entire car engulfed in flames and extinguished by local fire department. car an entire loss. very lengthy service history with the transmission in this vehicle prior to fire. *tr
04/28/2008390001
 I own a 2005 jeep, grand cherokee with 39,000 miles. i was driving the vehicle when suddenly i had total transmission failure. the vehicle would not move when applying the gas. i coasted the vehicle off to the side of the rode and applied the brakes to stop the vehicle. i put the vehicle into park and got off the brakes and the vehicle began to roll forward. i had to apply the emergency brakes to stop the vehicle from rolling even though it was in park. the vehicle had to be towed to the dealership for diagnosis. *tr
05/06/200640000107/27/2005
 I bought a brand new 2005 jeep grand cherokee laredo, within weeks i started to notice the upholstery was not treated, it would stain with the slightest bit of condensation or rain. after about 8-12 months i started to feel it getting sluggish when accelerated but the problem was intermittent. brought it in to dealership and they said no problem was detected. the real problems started after i had the vehicle 2yrs..check engine light would come on, gears would stick, engine would roar up to 4.5 rpms and would not accelerate. this would happen in rush hour traffic, on ramps to the higway, green lights etc.. i almost got creamed by an 18 wheeler. the vehicle would buck and sputter. if i kept my foot on the gas it would eventually clunk into gear.it had been to the dealership 6 times. at one point they replaced they transmission module..that did not fix the problem. it started to get tiresome, dealership was condenscending claiming they could not duplicate the problem. no luck with gm's ,serv mgrs, and the chrysler corp. chysler does not honor their warranties or care about their customers. i feared for my life in the vehicle and just traded it in, upside down,yesterday. i had no fight left in me. this was the worst experience you could imagine buying a brand new suv. something needs to be done before someone is fatally injured. *tr
09/05/20076
 2005 jeep grand cherokee purchased used with full warranty. 30,000 miles the transmission goes. took to local dealership for repairs and was treated like dirt. they say they rebuilt the transmission but problem still exists. clanking, banging, and not shifting at all apparently this is normal for chrysler vehicles because the dealer says there is nothing wrong with it. surprise now that the warranty is up i wonder if they'll figure out what is wrong. disgusted with jeep, chrysler will never own another!!!*jb
02/20/2005500100002/01/2005
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. while driving 30 mph or greater, the vehicle hesitated when shifted into gear. the dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of failure. nhtsa recall # 05v396000 (power train:automatic transmission) was found. the recall work was performed. the contact stated that there was total transmission failure after the recall repair. the current mileage is 30,547 and failure mileage was 500.
11/06/200625000211/10/2005
 2005 jeep grand cherokee laredo 4x4. the transmission failed at a busy intersection with wife and two children aboard in november 2006. the dealership had to call chhrysler prior to ordering parts because chrysler had a holdon the parts needed to make the repair. the hold placed on the parts was due to the fact chrysler knew there was a problem with the transmission and wanted to make sure the dealership fixed the problem correctly. since that time, the jeep's new transmission hesitates when climbing hills, accelerating etc. i have taken the jeep back to the dealership to have this problem corrected. the dealership and chrysler have acknowledged the problem with the automobile. chrysler described the problem to the dealership as fish nipping at bait. chrysler's technical team tells the dealership they are working on a new computer program to fix this problem. it has now been 2 months since the diagnosis, and who knows how long since chrysler has been aware of the problem and i still am driving, and paying for, a vehicle that the manufacturer knows is faulty. in addition, i have not been able to receive any satisfaction by calling chrysler's numerous 1-800 numbers. all i have been told is that the appropriate parties have been contacted. who those are i do not know and they would not tell me! my dealership and chryslers technical team have already been in contact and they are aware of the problem! i have been told that the defect the jeep is experiencing will not harm the automobile. i have not once been concerned with the effect the defect has on the automobile but i have been concerned with the effect it has on my wife and i when driving the automobile. i want to know what chrysler plans on doing about selling me a vehicle that has not worked properly for the majority of time i have owned it! their lack of concern regarding their product and the safety of those who drive their product is appalling. *ak
10/10/2006240004001/01/2005
 I bought a new 2005 jeep cherokee and began having problems one year after i bought it. i had multiple problems with the car not starting , but itwas not the battery. took it to the galeana dealership to get it fixed 5 times and they could not duplicate the problem, and eventually told me there was nothing they could do even though they knew the problem still existed because i videotaped several of the occurrences. the vehicle left me stranded everywhere. then, the transmission failed , and the car almost caught on fire with me and my two children in it. we had to replace the entire transmission at 22,000 miles. *ak
04/23/200736000108/20/2005
 Placed car in park with drivers door open and key in ignition (turned off). car slipt into reverse and rolled backward. tried to stop car from rolling and got pinned between car door and frame of garage door. car door bent backward and was severely damaged. garage door frame bent from weight of car. owners lower back was injured from being pressed between car door and frame. *tr
02/01/20066000311/11/2005
 2005 jeep grand cherokee laredo 4x4. - transmission started to slip at 6,000 miles. took it to dealer, who did a service, and said all was fine. ran terrible from then on. - transmission failed at 24,000 miles . dealer said this was rare. took 2 weeks to replace! ran decently for 10,000 miles or so then problems came back. - transmission failed at 38,000 miles, in an intersection with my kid in the car. dealer then admitted that this was a problem with jeeps. took 5 weeks to replace. - transmission starting to slip and skip again at 68,000 miles. no service planned as i am turning it back in from my lease and never getting a jeep again!*ak
12/30/200625000205/28/2006
 The vehicle is a 6 cylinder with a nag 1 transmission, 30000 miles, transmission surges and does not want to change gears while accelerating. dangerous on highway... cannot pick up speed had been shuddering at various times.*ak vehicle does not seem to know how to shift properly and hesitates when accelerating or pulling in to traffic check engine ligth come on every friday and come off on saturdays. i took the car to dealer 5 times and every time they have a new upgrade for the computers but no fix, is a safety isue!!!!
05/14/200580002003/10/2005
 Vehicle transmission has always made strange clunking noises. vehicle began to drop out of gear while driving and then finally (and currently) will completely shut off while driving. this has happened on numerous occasions and dealership says that they cannot duplicate the problem. a customer service manager did tell me that jeep is aware of the problem and this is a common problem among v8 models such as mine but that they just do not know how to fix it so they have not yet issued a recall. however, jeep is putting so many people at risk of an accident. not only the vehicle drive but everyone else on the road around the vehicle. the vehicle now shuts off while in motion driving on a fairly regular basis but with no consistent pattern. $34,000 dollars worth of worry. *jb
10/19/2006250002012/28/2005
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. the current and failure mileage was 25,000. it took 1 to 3 minutes to move the shift gears when the vehicle was cold. the vehicle stalled when it was hot or cold. however, when the vehicle was not cold it started immediately. also, the vehicle lost power and shut off while accelerating. the contact was able to restart the vehicle after it stalled. the mechanic stated that the torque converter needed to be replaced. the vehicle continued to stall after the torque converter was replaced. *ak the transmission had a delay. the air bag light illuminated. the sunroof leaked water. updated 03/19/07. *jb
02/09/200727500211/15/2005
 I had a 2005 jeep grand cherokee limited with approximately 24,000 miles on it. in december 2006 it down shifted itself into low gear while doing a forward speed of approximately 10 mph. i took the car to the local jeep dealer who after keeping it for the day told me that they could find nothing wrong with the vehicle. on february 9, 2007 with approximately 27,500 miles on the same vehicle it did the same thing again only this time at a speed of approximately 20 to 25 mph. the vehicle was basically uncontrollable. i took the car back to the dealer who told me once again that there was nothing wrong with the transmission and, in writing, told me to change my driving habits. they assumed i was down shifting the car by mistake. i had so little confidence in the vehicle that i traded it in on a new car. if this should happen at highway speed and the vehicle slips sideways it will roll over. *jb
01/30/2006140005012/31/2004
 We leased a 2005 jeep cherokee in january 2005 and in january 2006 everything on the dashboard started to cut off including turn signals, odometer... and everything on the dash including the cd player, the buttons for the heater/ac would overheat and the car began to smoke for no apparent reason. we took it in to galeana, the local dealership and they could not find a problem, which apparently seems to happen quite often with chyrsler automobiles. shortly after the car began to break down everywhere. if i parked the car at a store, work, home... and went back to start it, it would not crank. this happens 8 out of 10 times and the vehicle has been taken to the dealership 5 times and they could not duplicate a problem and now they tell me they can't do anything for me. shortly after that at the end of 2006, as i was driving down the highway a pebble as the dealership calls it, went through my grill and hit the transmission coolant, spraying transmission fluid everywhere almost catching on fire with me and my two small children in it. we took it to the dealership and apparently the transmission was blown out, $4,000 dollars to replace. all of our other problems still exists and chrysler does not want to fix the problems or let us out of the lease. i have tried talking to chrysler and getting this issue resolved only to hear them telling me that this was not their problem. this is becoming a trend in their business and if they cannot fix the vehicles they manufactured they should not be making the vehicles in the first place. *jb
05/13/20065002002/09/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving 35 mph through an intersection on normal road conditions, the engine stalled and could not be restarted. there were no warning lights prior to the incident. the vehicle was towed to the dealership, who diagnosed a fuel pump and fuel injection pump failure, both were replaced. after this incident, the vehicle presented transmission problems. the contact noticed a loss of power while driving 65 mph on a highway. intermittently, the transmission made noise when shifted to second gear. the vehicle had been taken to the dealership 20 times, however no error codes identified the defect. in one of the incidents, the yellow malfunction light illuminated and the dealership identified the defect as the computer control module and the driver shaft, both were replaced, however the transmission problem persisted. the dealership determined the vehicle could not be repaired. the manufacturer was contacted who recommended to take the vehicle to a different dealership. *ak the vehicle was not downshifting when going up hills and it would get stuck in second or third gear. the a/c and blower motor were inoperative, the dealer could not duplicate the consumers concern. the key became stuck in the ignition. all the dashboard lights were flashing, the cd player was broke. the brakes and rotors vibrated. the starter was replaced. the driveshaft and heater were replaced. the seats would not move back. the seat belts did not retract as they should. updated 01/17/07. *jb updated
04/01/200615550107/01/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated in april 2006, the vehicle accelerated on its own nearly causing an accident. the service dealer determined the computer system that runs the transmission was the problem. the computer issue allowed the transmission to leak improperly. also, in october 2006 the vehicle stalled at 30 mph due to all the electric in the vehicle failing.
09/09/20061650012309/09/2006
 Transmission surges and does not want to change gears while accelerating. dangerous on highway... cannot pick up speed jeep authorized dealer replaced torque converter... problem still exists. in shop again today for repair. *nm
08/25/200613825201/27/2005
 I purchased a 2005 jeep grand cherokee in january 2005. on august 25, 2006, i took the vehicle to normandin chrysler jeep because the check engine light had come on and the car was lurching, making noise and kept sliding into third gear. the car was returned to me after three plus weeks and the first time i drove it, my passenger and i were almost involved in an accident because the car died. the car was immediately returned to the dealership where it has been for over two weeks awaiting a new transmission. the car has been in the dealership for a total of 36 of the last 38 days. the car is still at the dealership. *nm
09/16/200617600111/26/2005
 2005 jeep grand cherokee. the vehicle is a 6 cylinder with a nag 1 transmission. the vehicle was bought new in nov, 2005. it has around 17600 miles on it. the vehicle had been shuddering at various times, was inconsistent. usually around 1500 rpms. eagle auto mall, local jeep dealer stated nothing was wrong. coming home from store transmission started to whine and then stopped shifting. pulling into my driveway engine compartment started to smoke badly, almost went on fire . turned vehicle off. observed tranny fluid all over the engine and alot of tranny fluid on the ground. vehicle was towed to the eagle dealer, who after a week in the shop said there was water in the tranny fluid and that they were going to have to take apart the transmission. contacted chrysler told them that a vin check of my vehicle showed that it was not under the recall they had issued for this model, but there was a safety problem and that a new transmission should be placed in the vehicle. *nm
11/10/20053546502/15/2005
 Vehicle has transmission issues and began at 641 miles after purchasing brand new. transmission hesitation, vehicle does not seem to know how to shift properly and hesitates when accelerating or pulling in to traffic. has caused several near misses when trying to pull in to traffic, pass on the interstate or safely get out of someone's way. vehicle has had numerous parts replaced not relation directly to this issue. vehicle has accelerated on its own when approaching a stop light and has tried to lurch forward without my foot on from the accelerator and firmly applied to the brake. vehicle has been in for this issue on numerous occasions and manufacturer cannot locate issue. airbag indicator light is supposed to come on to indicate airbag system is disabled when there is not enough weight in the passenger chair. it not only does this, it comes on and stays on with or without passengers in the chair. it triggers the drivers instrument panel light to come and chime repeatedly. this has been in for repair 4 times now and cannot seem to be rectified. i expect more than this from a brand new vehicle and feel i have not been treated fairly by chrysler when trying to address this issue. *jb
03/06/20056411402/15/2005
 Vehicle has transmission issues and began at 641 miles after purchasing brand new. transmission hesitation, vehicle does not seem to know how to shift properly and hesitated when accelerating or pulling in to traffic. has caused several near misses when trying to pull in to traffic, pass on the interstate or safely get out of someone's way. vehicle has had numerous parts replaced not relation directly to this issue. vehicle has accelerated on its own when approaching a stop light and has tried to lurch forward without my foot on from the accelerator and firmly applied to the brake. vehicle has been in for this issue on numerous occasions and manufacturer cannot locate issue. airbag indicator light is supposed to come on to indicate airbag system is disabled when there is not enough weight in the passenger chair. it not only does this, it comes on and stays on with or without passengers in the chair. it triggers the drivers instrument panel light to come and chime repeatedly. this has been in for repair 4 times now and cannot seem to be rectified. i expect more than this from a brand new vehicle and feel i have not been treated fairly by chrysler when trying to address this issue. *jb
07/31/20051009007/31/2005
 Purchased vehicle on 7-31-06. upon test drive the door locks would nt lock or unlock when using door key (any dr in the car). the remote did work. salesman told us 2 bring it in if it cont'd. taken in 5 times since the 1st time in october 05', dealerships cannot dupt the issue. last dealership said that if he toggled switch about 10 times it happened, but that was just overheating the button & that is normal. problem is i work in a building w/a prkg garage & work all hrs. when i get into my car, 4 safety i lock the drs immed. there have been several occasions where i can't do that & have 2 wait 2 get the car moving over the 15mi an hour 2 lock the drs. next issue is the delayed engagement in the transmission going 2 rev or drv. the car has been in on 3 occasions for this item of which the dealership clears codes or cannot dupt the issue. this issue became a an issue in a construction zone at a rr track near our home. gates were down when i drove up & i was 3rd car back, the gates went up, 2 cars went through & i was almost at the tracks when the railroad arms started coming down again. i put on the brakes & shifted to reverse 2 back up & the delay nearly caused the rr arm 2 hit the car. i backed up just enough to clear the rr arm by less than 6 inches. the last item is the a/c. since late march of 06' we have been experiencing the a/c blowing cold, then the air turns 2 warm or hot air blowing from 3 sec 2 minutes of blowing humid air before the system will kick in again with cold air. this has been intermittently like the other 2 items above. 3 times into the dealerships & again it was stated they fixed it when it wasn't or it's 114 degrees out, it is going 2 blow warm air. using outside air will make the a/c blow warm air'. the incident date is hard since there are 3 issues so i put the day of purchase. the failures are also hard to calculate, but since these items happen intermittently & or everyday (a/c) i counted 3 mo worth. *nm
01/01/19011
 2005 jeep grand cherokee transmission failed. *ts the consumer was still having problems with the transmission after the recall was performed. when the consumer attempted to pull over, because the transmission would jumped from 4th to first and back to 4th gear. the consumer subsequently crashed into a pole. *jb
06/17/20063090110/18/2005
 I have a 2005 jeep cherokee with 3,000 miles. i took it in for a transmission seal recall, e13. two days after it was serviced, i was on the highway and the transmission burned up, leaving me stranded. car had to be towed 150 miles to dealer who handled recall. my car has been in the shop a month. i am having to pay daily car rental which has now cost me over $1,200 in addition to having to make a car payment for a car i don't have. i keep getting different answers from dealer, said transmission ordered days ago from new jersey, now says it was ordered yesterday, july 14, he says he can't tell me anything, when, if it is new or rebuilt, or how much longer i have to wait. i have never been treated so rudely by a dealership, manager, and service manager. i will never purchase a vehicle from that dealer again and i am inclined to never buy another jeep product. i am at the point of turning the car back and seeking legal action if something isn't done about this outrageous situation. *jb
12/04/20053000109/24/2005
 I bought new a 2005 grand cherokee limited 2wd 4.7 at approx. 3k miles it seems to have transmission problems shifting into 3rd gear and a shuddering/ missing when cruising at any speed. sometime when you stop there is a thank you can feel. the dealership i purchased it at doesn't want to service it because i submitted a bad service survey to chrysler. a dealership in the next town told me they would need to replace the transmission. i waited one week for parts to come in then took it to the dealer which told me all it need was a update to the computer which had already been done by the selling dealer. i took it to the next biggest dealership which has worked with me on the transmission problems having it in the shop a week at a time a least twice. they replace seals in the transmission but it hasn't fixed the problem and it seems the more mile i put on it the worse it gets. now i sometime have a loud roaring noise the sounds like a busted muffler coming from the transmission area. *nm
06/18/200617005108/31/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated that while driving 55 mph on the highway the vehicle started to decelerate. this issue was intermittent. the independent repair shop was unable to determine the cause of the problem a week prior to the failure all of the symbols on the panel started to blink.
06/13/200611356308/30/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated while changing the gear from drive to reverse there was a clicking noise. this occurred intermittently. while attempting to apply pressure to the accelerator pedal the engine made a roaring noise and the vehicle failed to pick up speed. the dealership rebuilt the transmission, however no other repairs have been made. the manufacturer has been alerted. updated 6/27/2006 - the vehicle battery would not hold a charge. the headliner had to be replaced because it was unraveling.. the sunroof motor had to be replaced. the transmission was rebuilt on 2-27-06 with on 90000 miles. the memory seat did not move back at times when the key was removed from the ignition. the tire pressure monitoring system was inoperative. the power steering pump was binding and had to be replaced. the air bag light illuminated on the dash. the rear windshield wipers were not flush with the windshield. *nm
05/22/2006100002002/01/2005
 Jeep 2005 grand cherokee. on several occasions, attempted to accelerate onto highway from 40 mph and engine just revs, tachs to 5 or 6 and still only going 40 mph in the meantime numerous close calls to getting hit by oncoming cars and trucks on highway because the jeep simply isn't moving fast and just revving. taken to dealer for complaint and repair at least 3-4 times and dealer states they can't duplicate the problem so they are unable to fix it. i am told nothing is wrong. i fear somebody will eventually get severely injured or killed due to this problem. stuck in a lease of an unsafe vehicle. *jb
04/07/200615000108/06/2005
 I was driving down the road to go play golf when i noticed an odd sound from the rear end of my 2005 grand limited w/hemi. on the way home i noticed the sound was in all gears and all speeds but much more notable at low speeds. i drove it to the dealership as soon as possible and took a mechanic for a ride and he thought the noise was a bad pinion bearing. after closer inspection they determined the whole rear end of the car needed to be rebuild. 15,000 miles and i need a new rear end? for a $42,000 suv this sure is not what i expected. so now i am out of my car for a week to two weeks while they get the parts and rebuild. so now i have a new rebuilt suv for the same payments...doesn't seem right at 15,000 miles. rkm. *nm
01/31/2006501/15/2005
 2005 grand cherokee shut off, locking in third gear. *ts the vehicle has been taken to the dealer on several occasion for this problem but they have been unable to duplicate the problem. the check engine light illuminated when driving and the transmission would not shift out of third gear. when making a turn the traction light illuminated and the engine stalled out mainly on right turns. *nm
03/21/20068698106/17/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving 40 mph the engine stalled. while using the air conditioner or defroster water leaked into the transmission causing it to fail. there is a nhtsa recall, #05v396000 concerning the power train automatic transmission however the recall did not correct the problem. the dealer was alerted and the transmission was replaced which remedied the problem.
03/02/20069500407/31/2005
 I have a 2005 jeep cherokee with a v8 engine that was not included in the recall. my car sat for 5 days while i was on vacation. upon returning the battery was completely dead, i had the battery jumped and drove home from airport. the battery was dead again the next morning, vehicle was towed to dealership. after replacing the battery and an oil change, the vehicle began stalling when stopped at red lights or stop signs. the vehicle was also lunging forward when stopped. i have had the vehicle at the dealership four times for this problem and have gotten the same response road tested- normal condition at this time. the service rep even called me to tell me he drove the vehicle and thought it was the transmission, that there is a hesitating shift and a jerks hard forward on acceleration. however they were unable to find anything wrong. vehicle has 9,000 miles. *jb
03/09/20061258104/26/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving at various speeds the vehicle surged forward without warning. the rpms increased very rapidly. upon inspection the dealership determined there was a problem with the electrical system and the transmission. the dealer replaced multiple parts in an attempt to remedy the problem however, the surging problem continued. *ak
07/01/200510200204/30/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated the check engine light illuminated and transmission fluid leaked from the vehicle. the vehicle was returned to the dealer numerous times, but the dealer was unable to accurately remedy the problem. there is a nhtsa recall, # 05v396000 concerning the automatic transmission however the recall did not correct the problem. afterwards, the transmission would not shift properly. the vehicle is having the same problems as indicated in the recall again. also, the dealer suggested the automatic control of the sunroof assembly which failed to work properly was related to the ongoing transmission problem as well, but no further repairs were made.
12/31/200510260204/03/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated there was nhtsa recall campaign 05v396000 regarding the automatic transmission. the recall was performed on the vehicle, but afterwards it continued to shudder while driving. although the repairs were performed accordingly the vehicle had a strong shudder that could physically be felt by the contact as well as a loud chatter from the transmission. while shifting from park to reverse there was a loud clanking noise. aside from the problem with the automatic transmission the electrical system displayed some abnormalities. while driving the dashboard panel lights illuminated and all of the gauges, such as the fuel and speedometer failed to register. the defroster which was in use at that time stopped working. this problem lasted only a matter of seconds but returned to normal when the check engine light illuminated. this occurred 5 or 6 times in a 5 mile radius and abruptly stopped with no further incident. when the contact returned the vehicle to the dealer for the automatic transmission, the electrical system problem was reported to the service department. the contact left the vehicle at the dealer for inspection. however, the service department has been unable to duplicate the problem. *ak
12/30/200510600304/18/2005
 The automatic transmission of my 2005 jeep grand cherokee ,began acting unusual in mid november 2005. the transmission would clunk when put into drive , the vehicle seemed to hesitate before moving, also on 2 occasions the vehicle would down shift to first gear and then back to drive on its own while in motion. on december 18, 2005 i told the jeep dealer service manger of the problem when i took the vehicle in , i had received from daimler-chrysler a recall notice concerning the transmission , as far as i know the dealership performed the recall repair. the vehicle seemed fine until december 30, 2005 when while traveling on the expressway at 55 miles per hour with the cruise control engaged the vehicle again downshifted to first gear momentarily , all the warning lights came on then shifted back to drive the engine revved up and speed up unexpectedly . i then lost control of the vehicle spinning out and hitting the concrete divider wall of the expressway. the vehicle sustained over $10,000 in damage, luckily there were no injuries to me or my passenger. i have notified chrysler and my insurance company of problem, at this point i have not authorized any collision repairs to this vehicle. chrysler said they would inspect the vehicle, i await to see what they will do. i don't intend to repair or drive this vehicle again or any jeep cherokee ,for that matter as to its unsafe transmission . *nm
12/06/20059000106/30/2005
 3.7 l jeep grand cherokee laredo with 9,000 miles. first major trip we have (about 500 miles away from home), our vehicle stalled. there was fire under the hood, it's good that the suv stalled in front of the service center or there could be an explosion. we just purchased this vehicle in less than 6 mos. the service center told us that it will take about 2 weeks till we could get our jeep back and it's already 17 days; i made a follow-up and was told that they haven't received the transmission that they've ordered. the service center have us rent a car. called chrysler and we were told that there is only safety concern and our vin number is not included in the recall. how is that possible when in one web page, we saw 18 similar transmission complaints on the same vehicle? chrysler won't cover our car rentals and motel. *jb
11/15/20051
 Consumer complaint regarding recall on transmission fill tube oil seal. *ts the consumer received recall 05v-460000 and contacted the dealer on nov. 15 to make an appointment to have it repaired. the consumer was disappointed to learn that the next available appointment wasn't until dec 23. the consumer is concerned about the potential of a fire before the vehicle is repaired. *nm
11/12/2005101/15/2005
 Dt: contact stated vehicle was towed to the dealership on november 12, 2005 for nhtsa recall campaign 05v396000 concerning the automatic transmission. he contacted the service department numerous times, and t stated it could take another three weeks to repair. he contacted the manufacturer, and they promised to look into the matter and call him back. *ak
11/28/2005112/29/2004
 I continue to have an on-going problem with the transmission of my 2005 jeep grand cherokee 3.7l vehicle. it has been in the shop for (4) four service inspections due to a recurring transmission problem. the transmission will shudder, miss, jump usually between 3rd, 4th, and/or 5th gears between speeds of 30mph - 40mph. the vehicle received (2) two computer downloads to try to correct the problem, but it was unsuccessful. the third service trip resulted in no repair being made, due to the service department being unable to find the type of problem that existed. the fourth trip consisted of the transmission recall service being performed, again with no change in the performance of the vehicle. while i continue to have the same problem, i am at a loss as to how to have the vehicle repaired. *nm
11/15/200504/30/2005
 Dt: the contact states there is nhtsa recall campaign 05v396000 concerning automatic transmission. the parts needed to repair the vehicle are not available at the local dealership. he spoke to the manufacturer, who has confirmed the parts were not available. *ak
09/21/20053007306/04/2005
 Dt: the contact complained about transmission problems on three occasions. the first time the vehicle stalled in traffic, and was towed to the local dealer for repairs. the second time the vehicle stalled, and was returned to the dealer for repairs. the third time the vehicle stalled ,and was again returned to the dealer for repairs. the vehicle has been repaired, but the contact has not picked up the vehicle because he was concerned bout this repair. like all the other repairs it was only temporary. prior to the third incident the contact received nhtsa recall campaign 05v396000 concerning the automatic transmission.*ak
11/18/200514000110/13/2004
 I have a transmission leake. chrysler recall is e 13. i could not get a dealship to take the vehicle in on friday. called chrysler, they were not really any help, the did provide me the name of a dodge dealership in the area. they took the car friday 11/18/05, said they fixed the recall. the leak is worse that before. just like before i have transmission fluid spraying on the exhaust. this per chrysler's recall letter is a fire hazard. further the recall we recieved yesterday indicates that the transmission should have been flushed and/or the troque converter repalced. neither of these things were done. i have the car back and can not get a return call from the dealeship to get the car back into the shop. *nm
11/09/2005102/01/2005
 Dt: the contact states there is nhtsa recall 05v396000 concerning the automatic transmission. the parts needed to repair the vehicle are not available at the local dealership. he spoke to the manufacturer, who confirmed the parts are not available at this time. *ak updated 12/07/05. *jb
11/01/2005101/10/2005
 Received a recall notice to replace the transmission fill tube oil seal over two weeks ago and cannot get the dealership to replace it. the letter states that it is urgent that this be replaced or there could be a fire under the hood of my car. the dealership keeps telling me that they do not have the part to replace it. why do they not have the part to replace this defective part? i need some help. *jb
03/01/20052000102/24/2005
 In reference to 05v396000: everything stated in the recall applies to my vehicle also even though i have a hemi and its associated transmission. chrysler customer service has neglected to assist me in assessing the implications of four months of shudder effect on the transmission, engine and frame of the vehicle. customer service continually hangs up on me while i am explaining the situation. after four months of dealing with the shudder i finally was able to convince the dealers service department that i had a serious problem while driving. they replaced the torque converter. i have a fully loaded 2005 jeep grand cherokee limited. *jb
10/05/200590001
 Dt: 2005 jeep grand cherokee. the contact rented this vehicle from hertz rental. therefore he does not have a vin. the electronic downshift did not work . the contact was on a 10 % down hill decline and the vehicle never shifted into a lower gear, the contact had to ride the brakes down the mountain. the contact did tell hertz about the problem. *ak
09/24/200585003001/07/2005
 The has a tendency to stall when shifting gear while backing up out of the drive after the car has been idle for a period of time. the transmission seems to clunk more than a new car should. also noticed the tendency for the car to stall in stop and go traffic conditions. it seems the transmission is not disengaging properly pulling the rpm below idle. shifting the car to neutral or giving gas prevents the engine from stalling. *jb
08/16/2005199234307/02/2005
 Transmission: i have a 05 jeep cherokee that has continuously had a transmission shudder problem. while driving, the transmission shudders, feels sluggish, jerking the vehicle forward and backward. it happens while traveling at various speeds, but it is excessive while at the 40 mph & 1500 rpm range. the first time it was taken to the dealership, they did a transmission flush and told me to pick it up. the second time, they ordered, then later replaced the drive line. the third time to dealership, the service technician said they reprogrammed the transmission. it has now been dropped off for the same problem 4 times, and still no remedy. i called the dealership again and told them about a possible recall i read about on the nhtsa website on the problem i was having. the public information specifically suggests a remedy, replace the torque converter (which has not been tried on my vehicle). i asked them why they couldn't use that information to fix my vehicle since it is still under warranty rather than wait to see if a recall is even issued, and i was told that the engineers are working on a remedy for the possible recall i was reading about, and it may not affect my vehicle. so, until that recall is issued, nothing can be done. air conditioner:on 9/22/05, while vehicle in motion, air conditioner, radio, &all dash lights went off at same time, stayed off for 5 seconds or so, then came back on. 5 miles or so later, the same thing happened again. later on the same day, the air conditioner would only work on the highest setting. on my way to the service appointment the next day, the air conditioner would come on and turn off itself, like it has an electrical short in it or the dash. i can also smell plastic burning/melting but can not locate where it is coming from. dealership now states that parts are not available to fix the air conditioner, and they do not have any timeline for parts availability. no clue why the dash lights shut down. *jb
08/04/200585411/28/2004
 With only 10,500 miles on our leased 2005 jeep grand cherokee limited- the vehicle has spent the last 27 days in a service repair center. the issues began with a rough transmission, car sticking in 3rd gear - limp mode (required car to pull over, park & restart to disable limp mode), ac getting hot on acceleration with strong chemical smell, greasy oil leak on inside of cabin out of hood release opening, excessive road noise, check engine light remained on, and easy entry/exit seat not functioning. according to my ten page invoice, the service center replaced the rear drive shaft, entire transmission, almost all the modules (one of which was already replaced for fog light recall), updated firmware, a kick panel and trim on the inside of the cabin that was stained from grease leak, balanced all 4 tires, power flushed, replaced sensors... amongst other things. my husband and i were informed that the ac unit was leaking into the transmission, that it was a very common problem with the jeeps, 300s and dodges. so serious, in fact, that chrysler may be considering a mass recall to remedy a gross oversight on their part to physically bend a dip stick to fit parts around it- causing a gap at the base of the rubber gasket that enabled water to enter trans (thro wiring harness). it took the service center 45 minutes to explain all the issues with our car & what was done to it to fix it. we've contacted a lemon law lawyer & are looking to take this to the highest level possible. for $40,000 we expect a lot more for our money!! fyi... trans still rough after all repairs!!!! *nm
08/19/200511850412/28/2004
 Our 2005 jeep grand cherokee limited gets stuck in 3rd gea and will not shift. it has 12,000 miles and has been in the shop 4 times for the same problem. it is very dangerous because the car will not accelerate in an intersetion and cannot move out of the way of traffic on the highway. the local chrysler service manger in san rafael has told us that he cannot solve the problem and that the chrysler regional manager has not responed to him or to us. the folks at chrysler's 800 numer has told us that they cannot help us and referred us to the dealer.
08/02/20051000105/01/2005
 Dt: the contact purchased a 2005, jeep chrysler cherokee ,and before it had 5,000 miles on it they had to put in a new transmission . it was not changing gears properly, and there was a smell coming from the car like plastic burning. she noticed this from the time she bought the vehicle. on 8-2-05 she took vehicle to dealer for an oil change. when she drove it home it started to shake very badly. she took it back to the dealer, and they told her they had to flush her transmission 4 times because it had water in it. also, the air conditioner (ac) hose was leaking into the transmission. they were waiting on the parts to come in to fix it. chrysler told her they could not authorize a rental/loaner car to drive.*ak
08/03/200519672006/08/2005
 This particular 2005 jeep grand cherokee 5.7l limited consistently stalls and became a safety hazard when it stalled on the drive-way of the house and rolled back into the street. in the process the car's passenger side door hit my wife causing bruises and pain on her right arm. *jb
05/15/20055101104/12/2005
 Dt: two months ago there was an accident after driving about 60 mphon the interstate. the vehicle began to rev u by itself. the brakes were pushed, but the vehicle was still going too fast to stop. the vehicle has both automatic and standard, and the vehicle changed itself to standard. when car was taken to the dealership, they said they couldn't do anything. owner was afraid to drive it but it was able to run. the owner hasn't driven it since the incident. the car was 2005 jeep cherokee. owner has not called daimler chrysler.*ak
12/04/200410112/04/2004
 From the first day took deliver of 2005 jeep grand cherokee ltd. 5.7 lt hemi engine, first in when pressing accelerator in low rpm, then when reached 80 mph. on flat freeway (with 400 miles on the odometer), ecessive groan and noise from the engine. same noise was not present on identically equiped test-drive vehicle. apparent high frequency vibartion, especially in low cruising sppeds on perfectly flat pavement. vibration strength increasing in higher rpm. hesitant engine in low rpm and while accelerating. apparent underpowered operation, compared to test-driven vehicle. two jeep dealer service technicians test drove the vehicle for 50 miles. problem confirmed by service. first attempt, failed to fix malfunction. adivsed to bring back for a longer stay. second attempt - after 50 miles of operation - (vehicle stayed in dealerhip service for 4 business days) unsuccessful attempt to fix aqain. vehicle assessed as safe to drive until daimler chrysler advises on another solution. currently vehicle with approx. 600 miles. *ak
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
07/06/200615000111/24/2004
 Dt*: the contact stated that the automatic brake module light on the dashboard illuminated causing the vehicle to be locked in park. the vehicle was towed to the dealer who can not find the cause of the problem
08/19/200511850412/28/2004
 Our 2005 jeep grand cherokee limited gets stuck in 3rd gea and will not shift. it has 12,000 miles and has been in the shop 4 times for the same problem. it is very dangerous because the car will not accelerate in an intersetion and cannot move out of the way of traffic on the highway. the local chrysler service manger in san rafael has told us that he cannot solve the problem and that the chrysler regional manager has not responed to him or to us. the folks at chrysler's 800 numer has told us that they cannot help us and referred us to the dealer.
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - LEVER AND LINKAGE - FLOOR SHIFT
08/26/201190000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that the gear shift selector bezel fractured, making the shifter difficult to maneuver. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer where the dealer advised that the bezel could either be replaced or glued. the contact called the manufacturer and filed a complaint. the failure mileage was 90,000. the vin was not available.
08/26/201190000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that the gear shift selector bezel fractured, making the shifter difficult to maneuver. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer where the dealer advised that the bezel could either be replaced or glued. the contact called the manufacturer and filed a complaint. the failure mileage was 90,000. the vin was not available.
05/07/201064000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. while attempting to park, the gear shift lever would not move to the park position because the dust cover broke into pieces. the contact shifted into neutral and used the emergency brake to park. the vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. the current and failure mileages were approximately 64,000.
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - TORQUE CONVERTER
01/10/2008611/19/2004
 Safety recall 2005 jeep grand cherokee/transmission fluid leak. vehicle shakes violently/shudders on highway &when speeding up/ slowing down. jeep serviced on 5 separate occasions for recall over 36 months. repaired incorrectly on 1st visit to dealer service. brought in 4 subsequent times/approx. every 10,000 mi- to fix same issue transmission/ failed torque converter/shudder. dealer argued no recall of this item, despite having nhtsa recall info/my vin was noted on recall. dealer refused to waive $100 powertrain warranty fee each time jeep brought back. dealer insisted mopar parts have 9,000 mi warranty/ i would pay for repair b/c i drove 10,000 mi since previous repair. dealer refused to provide rental car despite 5-7 day s to repair. recall states a loaner vehicle to be provided if scheduled repair would take >1+days. a local 5 star jeep/chrysler dealership refused to service jeep after their initial recall repair failed at 10,000 miles. i was told to take jeep back to dealership i leased it from. dealership manager told me it was not his problem to fix & 5 star jeep name did not mean anything to him. said he was not concerned about recall. i brought jeep to the leasing dealership- they refuted claims of a recall & told me to pay for all repairs & loaner car. it wasn't until 4th&5th time jeep was in for service that a loaner car was provided because i told dealer i was pursuing ohio lemon law. the last time i brought jeep in for service of this recall item, i was told to go on a drive with serviceman to verify problem. he told me it was torque converter & not to fix it b/c he didn't think there would be a fires from leak. i showed him nhtsa recall. he said i would pay for mopar parts b/c they were out of warranty @ 12,000 miles. i told him i had 10,000 miles since last service. he spoke to manager & they serviced jeep. jeep is again shuddering/clunking. *tr
01/11/2007280002
 Tl* - the contact called regarding a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. the vehicle vibrated and the rpms rose to 4, and will not come down. the contact took the vehicle to a chrysler dealer, and was informed that the vehicle was involved in a recall. the torque converter was replaced. the contact stated the vehicle ran fine for a couple of days. the contact stated if she drove over 30 mph the vehicle vibrated and felt as though it was going to fall apart. on 1/31/07, the contact had the vehicle towed to the daimler chrysler dealer because she did not feel safe driving the vehicle. the dealer has not yet looked at the vehicle. the contact has the repair invoice. *ak
08/23/20053272305/25/2005
 Took jeep in before recall for transmission they replaced torque converter and still have the problem and still after 3 times not fixed yet now is smelling hot tach out when stopped and when going down highway but does not increase in speed. *jb
05/11/20055860102/08/2005
 Transmission torqure converter failed causing additional damage to transmission
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE
03/24/2008107/18/2005
 On several occasions after i have driven my vehicle in heavy rain on wet roads or went through a car wash then parked it, when i go to leave the area it will take off (accelerate) as soon as it is in gear, my foot is not on the gas it just takes off, sometimes it will just stall after it does this other times it keeps running and i am able to control it. fortunately i have not had an accident because of this, but it is quite a scary experience. most recent experience was after i had been to a car wash. *tr
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE - DIFFERENTIAL UNIT
06/21/200510000104/28/2005
 Jerking in differential, dealer said they don't know what the problem is, it has been like this since i bought it new in 2005. *tr
05/16/2005160105/14/2005
 Consumer stated: the seal was completey gone in front of the differental. no lights came on. it was making a grinding noise like rocks were in the wheel. *jb
04/16/20056000
 I was performing an oil change on the vehicle. as soon as i crawled under it to start, i noticed the right side of the front differential where the axle tube mates, was covered in diff oil. i took the vehicle to the dealer and was told it was normal seepage. i find it hard to believe a gasket can only hold fluid for less than 6000 miles before leaking. dealer refused to correct it.
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE - DRIVESHAFT
05/13/20065002002/09/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving 35 mph through an intersection on normal road conditions, the engine stalled and could not be restarted. there were no warning lights prior to the incident. the vehicle was towed to the dealership, who diagnosed a fuel pump and fuel injection pump failure, both were replaced. after this incident, the vehicle presented transmission problems. the contact noticed a loss of power while driving 65 mph on a highway. intermittently, the transmission made noise when shifted to second gear. the vehicle had been taken to the dealership 20 times, however no error codes identified the defect. in one of the incidents, the yellow malfunction light illuminated and the dealership identified the defect as the computer control module and the driver shaft, both were replaced, however the transmission problem persisted. the dealership determined the vehicle could not be repaired. the manufacturer was contacted who recommended to take the vehicle to a different dealership. *ak the vehicle was not downshifting when going up hills and it would get stuck in second or third gear. the a/c and blower motor were inoperative, the dealer could not duplicate the consumers concern. the key became stuck in the ignition. all the dashboard lights were flashing, the cd player was broke. the brakes and rotors vibrated. the starter was replaced. the driveshaft and heater were replaced. the seats would not move back. the seat belts did not retract as they should. updated 01/17/07. *jb updated
06/25/2005140106/25/2005
 I took possession of a new jeep grand cherokee on 29 june 2005. that afternoon, when first driven above 60 mph, a front-end vibration (oscillation) was immediately evident. actually the vibration is present at all speeds. i arranged for a service appointment at steve christy chrysler jeep here in tucson. my first warranty visit for the vibration problem was made on 18 july 2005. the diagnosis there was a bad tire, which i had replaced at a goodyear tire shop per instructions from this dealership. it had no effect on the vibration. i have since been in to jim click chrysler jeep in tucson on three occasions for a total of eight full days. the vibration persists. i was informed that i would be unable to have further repair attempts without direction from chrysler engineering. the latest repair attempt resulted in a modification to the drive shaft by adding six weights at positions on the drive shaft. after this activity, which did not fix the vibration, i was told that the remaining vibration was in the design. i had a local respected automotive shop evaluate the vibration and they concluded it had a problem. i asked three fellow engineers to evaluate the vibration and all concluded there was a problem. (note, one of the engineers has five years experience driving and testing vehicles professionally.) chrysler still claims the vibration is in the design. the vibration is bad enough that i am afraid to take the vehicle on a road trip or tow a trailer. the vibration is at times violent and i do not know if something could break or if the oscillation could cause loss of control. i was informed by a maintenance supervisor that there were two reasons for chrysler to take the in the design position. 1) there are thousands of vehicles that made it out of the factory with this problem and 2) the problem is a chassis alignment flaw and can not be repaired. *nm
POWER TRAIN - MANUAL TRANSMISSION
12/01/200512690611/24/2004
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 jeep grand cherokee. while driving 15-55 mph, the vehicle shook when the gears shifted. in addition, the vehicle hesitated when attempting to accelerate. the dealer stated that the torque converter inside the transmission caused the failure and they found water inside the transmission. they repaired the vehicle as part of the recall for the power train: automatic transmission (nhtsa campaign id 05v396000). approximately seven months later the failure occurred again. in addition, the vehicle would lurch forward when the vehicle was stopped. the dealer stated that the automatic transmission caused the failure. the dealer made the repair. the contact stated that the failure occurred on four more occasions. the dealer stated that the automatic transmission caused each failure. the failure mileage was 12,690 and current mileage 60,000.
POWER TRAIN - TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)
01/20/200621000801/01/2006
 ***several problems with 2005 jeep cherokee laredo 3.7*** just after purchasing this vehicle in feb 2006 dealer had to replace the air conditioner because it would only work at one speed. after that the transfer case and shifter had to be replaced, next the windshield began to leak molding the carpets, next the steering wheel began making loud clicking noise when making deep turns, vehicle also has severe hesitation when going up hills, now my mechanic says there is transmission fluid all under the vehicle. have also bumped my knee against the key resulting in stalling. worst of all only getting 12-14 mpg!!!!!!have owned jeeps in the past, very unhappy with this one. *jb
05/12/200616678405/11/2006
 2005 grand cherokee ltd, 4.7 litre engine. when stopped at a light the car suddenly accelerated. *jb