really awful
Crashes / Fires:
17 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
24 / 2
Average Mileage:
54,117 miles

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problem #10

Mar 182005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,100 miles
Was stopped at a service station, when I placed the car into gear it lurched back as it passed through reverse, and then went forward at full throttle. The Jeep cannot be put into gear without depressing the brakes. The brakes did not hold when the vehicle was a full throttle. If I had not driven it into a pole I would have hit numerous other cars. The Jeep dealer was unable to find any problem with the vehicle. I am very certain that I had my foot on the brake and not on the accelerator.

- Yakima, WA, USA

problem #9

Jul 302004

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited takes off by itself with a huge power surge. Has happened when placed in "drive" and in "reverese." Exceptionally difficult to stop. Has happened on 5 occasions without warning.

- Bedford, MA, USA

problem #8

Jun 222004

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Consumer noticed that while brake pedal was depressed rear wheels spun and vehicle surged forward, rpms idled high.

- Rudolph, WI, USA

problem #7

Oct 062003

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • 18,700 miles
With engine on driver pressed brake pedal and moved the shifter from park to drive when vehicle began to race. With both feet on the brakes vehicle would not stop, it continued to race, hitting a parked car. Had to turn engine off to stop the vehicle.

- New London, MO, USA

problem #6

Jul 152002

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 12,500 miles
While driving, the consumer had applied the brakes to stop at a stop sign when the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The dealer had been notified. Ts the consumer stated that the harder he pressed the brakes, the more the revving increased and forward surging occurred. Scc

- Beloit, WI, USA

problem #5

Oct 042002

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Put car in reverse to back up. Car accelerated at high speed (40-60 mph) without putting foot on accelerator. Unable to stop car despite braking and putting car into park. Hit trees mailbox and house before coming to a stop in a ditch. Car investigated by daimler-Chrysler no defect found.

- Unionville, CT, USA

problem #4

Nov 222002

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While traveling on the highway withour prior warning. The thottle cable became disconnect from the cable. Please fill in additional information dealer is aware of the problem.

- New Bern, NC, USA

problem #3

Jun 162002

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While driving up a hill and and with no warning vehicle will shift gears and vehicle will start to accelerate. Dealer notified.

- Saint Point, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 112002

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
4-11-02 while attempting to stop for left turning vehicle, car accelerated while brake applied, neccessitating driver to run onto shoulder to avoid collision with left turning vehicle.5-01-02 while stopping to enter roadway from parkinglot car accererated while brake applied, causing car to move into oncoming traffic. 6-6-02 while going through drive-thru at mcdonald's, car accelerated while brake applied, stopping within inches of preceding vehicle. 5-1-02 adam's installed co-Pilot. 6-6-02 co-Pilot activated and car taken in for 3rd time. Again told could not find anything. Requested call from Chrysler rep. Steve grimwood phoned on 6-13-02 said cannot duplicate what was reported wrong with vehicle, so cannot repair. Have seen atty. Since, but do not want to drag this out and am afraid of vehicle harming someone. Please advise.

- Edgewater, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 192001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle accelerated while braking at railroad crossing, causing it to move forward hitting a moving train at a ninty degree angle.

- Bonners Ferry, ID, USA