2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Hemi from North America
My LAST Chrysler product! Prepare to be nickel & dimed to death!
MDS solenoid failure.
TPMS sensor system.
Light bulbs on dash burnt out - NOT serviceable!
Turn signal stalk switch.
Radio randomly shuts off/on.
Brake rotors warped.
Remote start randomly won't start or shuts off.
4WD selector switch failed - can't go into 4-Lo.
Blower motor stopped working.
I've been a Jeep enthusiast & owner for about 20 years now. This will be my LAST Jeep vehicle! While the Hemi is fun to drive, the MDS solenoid failed at 80K and started spewing oil out of the engine. I thought it was a rear main seal as it leaked so much.
At 100K, most of the interior and electronic options started failing. The radio randomly shuts off completely (not even a clock display) and then comes back on randomly as well. The turn signal switch failed and the left turn signal could NOT be turned off! There is also NO turn signal fuse, so the car had to be driven home with the turn signal constantly blinking. The interior lighting on the HVAC controls and DIC switches are incandescent bulbs SOLDERED to a circuit board and NOT replaceable! You need to buy new modules/switches. The TPMS sensors have corroded and stopped working and the dash light goes off almost every trip out and cannot be ignored. Remote start fails to start about 80% of the time and once it does start, it shuts off after only a minute or two. I have not been able to shift into 4-Lo for a few years now... I get a message that says Service 4WD System. This past winter the blower motor sounded like the blades were hitting the housing, and now it has completely stopped working.
The only good thing going for it is it looks great and the Hemi is fun to drive. Offered capability is also very impressive for a "luxury vehicle". Due to the what seems to be endless electrical gremlins that cost hundreds of dollars to fix, this will be my last Chrysler product I'll ever own.
The Jeep dealer is pretty much useless at diagnosing the problems, because when they hook it up to the computer, everything checks out fine. All they ever want to do is throw new parts at it and hope it solves the problem. Eventually every part in a given system gets replaced and then it starts working again, but only after spending 100's of dollars.
At this point it is all working again as I have resorting to fixing things myself, and now the vehicle is underwater in price due to poor reliability reports affecting the value, so I am stuck with it until it is either paid-off or dies completely.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th May, 2015