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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee - 1J4GW38S22C- Pittsburgh, PA: August 28th, 2012
Tl- the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee laredo. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure. The failure recurred several times. The failure and current mileage was 98,000. Pmb


2012 Jeep Patriot - 1C4NJRBB6CD- Rancho Cucamonga, CA: August 27th, 2012
On a saturday, my wife was on the freeway driving about 70mph, away from home, heavy traffic and 3 kids in the patriot. The jeep lost all power (saw the red lightening bolt indicator on the dash), then stalled and she had to immediately transition to the edge of the freeway, which had a very narrow shoulder. She attempted for an hour and a half to start the jeep. A state trooper showed up advised it was unsafe for the kids. The trooper took the kids to the local chrysler/jeep dealer. The jeep was taken to local dealer. The sales manager, after the jeep came off the tow truck was able to start the jeep. He said maybe she accidentally activated the 4wd, then proceeded to tape it down and told her if it runs ok on sunday she should be ok to drive home. My wife was able to drive the patriot sunday and started home on monday. About 30 miles from home it happened again, the lightening bolt, lost all power and it stalled. She was on the freeway at 70mph and had to merge to the shoulder with medium traffic conditions. She tried to start the patriot for 40 minutes, it did not start. While waiting for the tow truck a chp officer stopped, stated as the trooper had previously, it was unsafe for the kids to be on the freeway. He took them to the local chrysler/jeep dealer so they would be safe. Bottom line "the jeep lost all power (saw the red lightening bolt indicator on the dash), then stalled" twice in 3 days. Chrysler/jeep to date has stated, if there are no codes there is nothing they can do. This vehicle is unsafe to drive as indicated by my wife's experience and 7 other complaints listed on this site. Please do something about this unsafe vehicle condition before somebody gets killed.


2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee - 1J4RR5GT8BC- Nancy, KY: August 27th, 2012
Tried to enter vehicle. Would not unlock using passive key fob. Had to use a key to unlock door. Once door unlocked, the security horn started. Had to re-lock door to shut horn off. Door would now unlock using passive system. Have had numerous instances of the vehicle not recognizing the key fob. Had to take it out of my pocket and hold it close to the dash or open and close the door several times before being able to start the vehicle.


2006 Jeep Wrangler - 1J4FA29136P- Winter Springs, FL: August 23rd, 2012
I have been experiencing the "death wobble" on my jeep since i bought it used in 2007. It only occurs when i am between the speed of 45 and 50 mph. My jeep shakes so violently i have to grab the steering wheel to hold it straight and decrease my speed dramatically to get it to stop. I've read 1000's of other complaints online - i know i'm not the only one with this issue. It was still under warranty at the time and i took it to the dealership and had several repairs done. They replaced the steering dampener and front axle. I was told that after that when it still occurred that i needed different tires - so i spent $600. 00 on new tires and it still happens. Doesn't have all the time - but enough to where i feel unsafe. This is my only vehicle and i cannot afford to get a new car right now but if i could i would!!! I called jeep and filed a complaint and they gave me a case number and told me that i had to pay for a diagnostic test to be done and after that they would help me with some of the costs of the repairs. They told me someone would be in touch within 24 hours to schedule the diagnostic (which i think i shouldn't have to pay for since i took it years ago and its never been fixed) but i've never heard from anyone. Jeep needs to open their eyes-- what has to happen before they act on this? An accident? Hopefully this complaint can be used to warn others not to buy a jeep product. ## vin passed ## jeep wrangler 2006 ##


2007 Jeep Liberty - 1J4QK48K97W- Carolina, PR: August 22nd, 2012
Since i bought the jeep liberty 2007 has a problem with the air conditioning system. All the outside smoke enters in the vehicle. We took it to the chrysler service several times but they said it was fine, but doesn't work properly. This inconvenience has affected us in our health cause every afternoon my wife who drives the jeep come home with head pain and our daughter has asthma and this problem get her worse. Last week we call to the chrysler service and explained again what was happening, the man said that they notice that this model has a manufacturing defect just at the side of the air conditioning system and there were more people reporting the same problem.


2012 Jeep Patriot - 1C4NJRBB0CD- Milwaukie, OR: August 21st, 2012
The contact owns a 2012 jeep patriot. The contact was traveling 20 mph when blue flames and black smoke emitted from the rear of the vehicle. The contact confirmed that the plastic rear bumper caught on fire. The vehicle was not destroyed. A police report was not filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the rear bumper and confirmed the failure was caused by a hanger in the muffler that was too close to the bumper. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 4,200.


2007 Jeep Compass - 1J8FT57W87D- Slidell, LA: August 18th, 2012
We bought our jeep compass in january 2007. Approx. Date for this problem is sept 2011. Our jeep started acting like it was going to stall when stopped at a light or when in motion. At other times, it wouldn't start after multiple attempts. Most times it would start. One day it did not start at all and we decided to take it in to the dealership the next day. That morning, it started, but we still took it in. The engine light was on also. We told them we think its the battery because we had issues with that already (battery replaced in 2010 and again in, i think, 2011, something in the jeep was draining the battery). Long beach ca dealership. I think they charged us a fee to hook it up to the computer, they could not find the problem, and said it was not the battery. They said if it happens again, to bring it back. Over the past year, the stalling increased and the jeep was not starting correctly. Aug 1, 2012, approx. Mileage 104,000, we tried to start our jeep, and it wouldn't start at all. We had it towed to biloxi ms dealership and we told them this had happened before. The engine light was on again and another light i cant remember what it was for. They hooked it up to their computer and it told them it was the fuel pump. They proceeded to start to replace it, but, before they did, they came to us and had us look at the connector switch for the fuel pump. It had melted, had burns on it, and had melted through the pump. Why this is not a safety recall is beyond me when i see others have this same problem! The mechanic said we were lucky this thing had not caught on fire while we were driving it!! And even more disturbing, the fuel pump is located under the backseat! What if we had our grandson with us and it caught fire, or even worse, exploded? Anyone with a jeep compass with these problems should have their fuel pumps looked at immediately!


2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee - 1J4HR48N06C- Cloquet, MN: August 17th, 2012
The contact owns a 2006 jeep grand cherokee. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer. The contact did not allow the dealer to perform a diagnostic test. The contact did not know why the vehicle was stalling. The failure mileage was 73,808.


2008 Jeep Patriot 4x4 - 1J8FF28B69D- Bethesda, MD: August 15th, 2012
While traveling at highway speed (70 mph) in michigan, the cvt transmission overheat warning light came on. After a few miles, the jeep would not go faster than about 45 mph. This is a real safety hazard when everyone on the highway is driving 70 mph or more. After pulling over for 30 minutes, the light did not reappear when the jeep was restarted, but rpms had to be kept below 2100 to avoid the overheat light coming on again. This low rpm limited speed to about 55 mph on flat terrain. The light came on again in pa on the return trip, speed was restricted as before, and the warning light did not reappear after restarting the jeep after a 30 minute rest stop. However, keeping rpms below 2100 on the pa turnpike resulted in a top speed of only about 45 mph, a real hazard when even trucks are going much faster. First dealer found the fault code of 0208 and did a software update to the pcm. The problem happened again. The second dealer could not find the transmission overheat code because it was not saved. The dealer had the vehicle for 4 days and said the transmission was not serviceable and had a lifetime fluid. The dealer said to bring the jeep right back in if the problem occurred again so that the code would be stored. The problem happened again and the jeep was brought directly to the dealer. This time the dealer found the 0208 transmission overheat code. After 5 days of waiting, the visiting chrysler tech said to open the transmission and replace the fluid. The two jeep dealers seemed to be completely confused about whether this cvt transmission has lifetime fluid or whether it could be serviced. The cvt transmission on this 2008 patriot has a lifetime warranty, but chrysler appears to have no interest in replacing it even though this is a safety hazard. Internet searches show other owners of chrysler vehicles with cvt transmissions have had a similar problem.


2012 Jeep Liberty - 1C4PJLFK3CW- San Luis Obispo, CA: August 15th, 2012
The contact owns a 2012 jeep liberty. While parked, the contact noticed a large metal pole had torn through the material of the left side of the front driver's seat. The contact also sustained a cut to his left leg. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and a report was filed. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 11,423.


2012 Jeep Compass - 1C4NJDEB6CD- Coeur D'alene, ID: August 11th, 2012
While driving at 70 mph on i 90, i adjusted my posture, slightly elevating my hips and leaning back against the seatback, whereupon the seatback suddenly collapsed backward, leaving me looking at the ceiling. Fortunately i was virtually alone on the road and was able to quickly recover my upright position without loss of control. I stopped and examined the seatback adjustment and discovered that the seatbelt had intruded between the seat and the adjustment lever in such a way that my upward motion disengaged the lever so that my backward pressure allowed the seat to recline.


2010 Jeep Commander - 1J4RH4GK5AC- Lilfield , TX: August 10th, 2012
The contact owns a 2010 jeep commander. The contact stated that the key was resistant to be removed from the ignition. The contact had to remove the fuse in order to shut off the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the key needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and stated to replace the battery, which was replaced but the failure continued. The failure mileage was 62,000 and the current mileage was 62,300.


2011 Jeep Patriot - 1J4NT4GBXBD- Lacescenta, CA: August 10th, 2012
The contact owns a 2011 jeep patriot. The contact stated that the tire pressure sensor (tps) failed. The tps warning light continued to illuminate on the instrument panel and the contact had to continuously add air to the tires. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection who stated that the tires were not included under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 5,000.


2012 Jeep Patriot - 1C4NJRBB2CD- Ridgefield Park, NJ: August 10th, 2012
The contact owns a 2012 jeep patriot. The contact was driving 65 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who replaced the crankshaft sensor. The failure however, recurred twice and the crankshaft sensor was replaced twice. The failure recurred a third time and the vehicle was taken back at the dealer where the contact was awaiting repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 7,100. Kmj


2012 Jeep Cherokee - 1C4RJFAG0CC- Chatsworth, CA: August 10th, 2012
The contact owns a 2012 jeep cherokee. The contact stated that while at a stop light, he felt the vehicle accelerated independently. He keep his foot on the brake and turned off the vehicle and turned it back on and the vehicle reset. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnosis. The dealer stated they could not find a failure. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and the current mileage was 10,000.


2004 Jeep Wrangler - 1J4FA69S04P- Altoona, IA: August 8th, 2012
A week after i purchased the vehicle i hit a small, sharp bump in the road and the vehicle front end began to shake and wobble uncontrollably. Only by slowing down to 45 mph was i able to gain control of the vehicle again. This has happened numerous times after this. I had the tires balanced, rotated and an alignment done on it. The wobble happened again, sometimes at even higher speeds and sometimes, not at all. I took it to an authorized chrysler jeep dealer and according to their recommendation, had a new steering stabilizer, new sway bar links and tie rod installed and again had the tires balanced and an alignment done on it. The vehicle still exhibits the same behavior. I have had it happen three times on interstate highways and lucky enough each time i was in the right lane and able to pull over onto the shoulder to reduce speed and gain control again. Each time on the interstate my speed was between 60 and 65 mph. The last time it happened i drove 20 miles back home on city streets in order to keep my speed below 50 mph. The "death wobble" does not happen below 50 mph although i can sometimes feel it starting to shake as i approach that speed. As i have had the vehicle inspected by an authorized chrysler dealer, replaced the recommended parts and have done the required maintenance, i feel that there is a safety issue built into some of the vehicles like mine. I think this needs to be investigated as many jeep wrangler owners that i have talked to and authorized dealers also were very familiar with the term "death wobble" in conjunction with jeep wranglers. In fact, as i was describing the problem to one of the authorized chrysler jeep dealers, he interrupted me by saying, "ah, the "death wobble". Once it happens to you, you know that it is a very apt description of the behavior.


2009 Jeep Wrangler - 1J8FA24139L- Trail Creek, IN: August 7th, 2012
While driving at 55 mph on a slight turning radius, the right front started to vibrate, then it went to the left side, back to the left side,back and forth. Each time it transferred, it increased. The severity of the wobble effect. I had to put a "death grip" on the steering wheel to maintain control of the vehicle. The only way that i could stop the "death wobble" was to pull off the road and stop the vehicle. It was like a demon took control of the vehicle. The next day the vehicle did the same thing while i was driving with my daughter(age 29). This time on a straight section of road going at 45 mph. She thought that the tire fell off! Again, the only way that i was able to stop the wobble was to stop the vehicle. Both of these incidents could have ended in serious accidents! This is a well maintained stock vehicle with balanced tires.


2009 Jeep Patriot - 1J4FT28B89D- Smithtown, NY: August 7th, 2012
The contact owns a 2009 jeep patriot. The contact stated that she heard a noise in the front passenger side tire. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who informed her that the ball joints and upper and lower control arms needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileages were 42,000.


2002 Jeep Liberty - IJ4GL48K82W- Woodland Park, NJ: August 7th, 2012
There have been five instances of failure of the regulators for the rear door power windows. In this latest incident, the cable for the windows snapped and came through the door lock area in the jam on the rear driver side.


2010 Jeep Commander - 1J4RG5GT8AC- Monmouth Beach, NJ: August 6th, 2012
The contact owns a 2010 jeep commander. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled while driving at various speeds and upon starting. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they were unable to diagnose the failure. A power module, spark plugs, and ignition coils were replaced. The failure continued. The manufacturer was notified and the contact was awaiting a reply. The failure mileage was 24,000.