1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee from North America
The Ignition Cylinder is an ongoing problem with the design. There is NOT a RECALL, Nor is there a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) available at NHTSA. The ONLY wasy to get a recall is enough of us have to complain to NHTSA.
I was able to take out the ignition cylinder, and have the wafers inside rebuilt once for a couple of bucks, but that requires your being able toi turn the key into the on position to get the cylinder out. This week it was just dead though. Using graphite won't help, soaking it won't help, hitting it with a mallet may help, but not if it is shot to hell. It has to be replaced at some point. Problem is the replacements are made buy the same company that made the originals! Can't wait to see what is in store with this one.
DO NOT GO TO YOUR stealership!!! Your local locksmith can do it for half the price, and you will not need a tow.
Now, we all need to tell NHTSA that this is a safety issue.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 21st July, 2007