Top 5 Jeep Grand Cherokee Issues
The Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep has a long history that is deeply rooted in American history and culture. SUVs, in general, are referred to as “Jeeps”, so the Jeep brand has a lot of brand equity. The company has also gone through many mergers and acquisitions, recently being part of the Italian carmaker Fiat to form Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The Jeep Grand Cherokee continues to be a very popular SUV in the United States, growing at 13.4% and selling 240,696 units. However, all vehicles have their specific issues, so here are the top 5 Grand Cherokee problems to look out for:
- Fuel Tank Hard to Fill
Ever try to fill up your fuel tank, but the automatic shutoff on the nozzle keeps being activated? This issue has been reported with the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The issue is caused by faults in the fuel tank itself, vapor recirculation tube, or the evaporation emission control (EVAP) system. A proper diagnosis is needed.
This issue is being experienced by 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 models with an average mileage of 61,000 miles. If your Grand Cherokee is experiencing too many fuel nozzle shutoffs during fueling, schedule an appointment so that we can properly inspect the issue for you.
- Problem with Brake Lights
Fortunately, this issue is not affecting any models after 2012, however, it affects most models manufactured prior to 2012. The problem of faulty brake lights is being caused by melting of the electrical wires due to overheating in the tail light housing. Not only can it be dangerous to those on the road with you, it is also annoying and time consuming to be pulled over for a faulty brake light, so schedule your appointment today to get it taken care of.
- Power Window Failure
There are many reports of the power window failing on some old Jeep Grand Cherokee models. If your Grand Cherokee was built after 2010, then this is not an issue you need to deal with. However, if are driving a 2010 or older model and experiencing power window failure, then you may be required to replace the window regulator assembly. Make sure to schedule an appointment with our service technicians so we can inspect and diagnose your vehicle.
- Engine Will Not Start
There are reports of Jeep Grand Cherokee engines not starting. This is mostly due to the wireless control module (WCM) malfunctioning and causing an electrical lockup. This will also cause the remote keyless entry system to not operate correctly.
The issue of the engine not starting with the Jeep Grand Cherokee is affecting many models before 2012 but also effects newer models, such as 2014 and 2016. If you are experiencing this problem, stop by or schedule your appointment so that we can have you on your way.
- AC/HVAC Problems
The #1 reported problem with Jeep Grand Cherokees is issues with the AC/HVAC system. More specifically with the temperature blend, or the ability to have the same temperature in all zones. This failure to have a unified temperature is due to a failure of the recirculation doors. The solution may be to replace the recirculation doors or some other elements of the HVAC system.
This AC/HVAC temperature problem is affecting 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee models. If you are experiencing this issue, then make sure to schedule your appointment today!
Alpharetta Motor Sports has been servicing domestic and Japanese vehicles for 35 years. Our ASE certified service mechanics have the tools to inspect, diagnose and repair an issue you may be having. Furthermore, our 36,000-mile / 3-year warranty will give you that extra peace of mind. Call or schedule your appointment today.