I have a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
I recently experienced a similar with the taillight assembly, only it was the turn signal. I had to carefully pry the contact up as the suggestions in this newsgroup related. Thanks to all for this site. I went to the dealer, who had 3 prices on the screen for the taillight assembly ($148, $117, $88). He quoted me $148--I asked what the $88 was for: he said they have to make money.
I have also experienced problems with all door locks; 3 have been replaced. About 2 motors for power windows replaced. The brake light switch has also been replaced.
Also had a very strange problem of my ignition cylinder locking (could not turn the key). It wasn't that the wheel was locked, but the ignition cylinder was locked. Had to get the car dragged from out of my garage and brought to the dealership.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th October, 2005