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#1081 of 1240 Re: Jeep Cherokee crank- TIPM failure- part released today [ddechant]
Aug 13, 2013 (4:55 pm)
I am having the same problem that everyone else is. I bought my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee used. It has 44,863 miles on it. My problem, which is similar to what others have described, started last week. I went to AutoZone, to my regular mechanic, a mechanic who specializes in electrical work and Sears. Because the Check Engine light did not turn on, I was told that there was no way to check it. We replaced the battery at Sears and things were okay; however, the problem started up again. I, too, am out of warranty and the one that I just got will not kick in until September 15th.
Aug 13, 2013 (5:39 pm)
After reading the posts and living through this experience, I called Jeep and was given the royal send-off. The woman who took my call was rude and extremely dismissive. I told her that many folks have reported this problem not only this forum, but on others. She said that the same person could write different posts. I told her that she was dismissive. She said that I needed to have it diagnosed, even though I told her verbatim what I had written here. She said that the problem does not warrant a recall. I told her that I cannot afford to be without a vehicle. I then asked to speak to a supervisor and she told me that the person would be telling me the same thing.
Aug 15, 2013 (12:23 am)
Our 2011 GC Overland 5.7 is having the same issue. Does this start out as a rough idle problem then turns into an occasional "will not start". The dealer ordered the TIPM and said they did not know when the part would come. This is a joke - I just waited 3 weeks for a water pump earlier this year. Somehow everyone at Chrysler thinks this is OK...
#1084 of 1240 Re: rough idle [bob_graham]
Aug 15, 2013 (7:55 am)
That's how mine started. There was an occasional idle issue which turned into a crank issue when trying to start the vehicle but I could at least get it going after a few tries or using the remote start. I took it in 2 weeks ago and when they said the TIPM was on backorder, I tried to pick up my Jeep only to be told it was no longer running AT ALL forcing me to leave it with Jeep and wait for the part. Still waiting... It was supposed to ship on Tuesday but now I am getting the run around from the Jeep service dept. I have no idea when/if my Jeep will run again.....
#1085 of 1240 Re: rough idle [bob_graham]
Aug 15, 2013 (7:57 am)
And the vehicle is only 2 years old- haven't had ANY issues until this. 2011 GC Limited. No extended warranty so I'm screwed... They won't even cover a rental for me!!!!!!!!!!
#1086 of 1240 Bad TIPM - 6 to 8 Week Backorder
Aug 15, 2013 (4:09 pm)
My 2011 Larado with 41k miles on it started have problems with long cranks and stalling. I took it to the dealership and instantly they diagnosed the problem as being the TIPM. The good news is that shiney $3,000 Max Care warranty will cover the $1k replacement. The bad news is that I have to wait 6 to 8 weeks! What the hell am I supposed to do with no reliable car for two months??? How is there no recall on this? So far my Jeep still starts after a few attempts. I hope it stays that way and I hope I don't get stranded anywhere.
Aug 19, 2013 (8:17 am)
I have a 2000 JGCL 4.0 6cyl, been having lots of issues with brakes, exhaust ect but husband has fixed most. But this one we cannot figure out, for the last year or so when sitting idle jeep will cough, sputter and stall then start right up again, has been happening a lot lately so my husband replaced fuel pump then o2 sensor but still happening. It seems to chug a lot then at times cannot go over 40mph no matter what. Any advice would be appreciated!
#1088 of 1240 Re: Jeep GCL [moozie1]
Aug 19, 2013 (8:37 am)
Check the TPS (throttle position sensor), This can be a bear to get to, long thin arms and a good sense of feel are good to have for this job. Two bolts top of the flywheel cover. Usually has a lot of grease and dirt build up. This sensor helps in determining the timing of the engine. If it goes bad it will produce the symptoms you are describing.
A bad ignition coil can produce similar results too.
or if your cat cvt was not replaced during the exhaust work, look there.
#1089 of 1240 Re: Jeep Cherokee crank- TIPM failure- part released today [ddechant]
Aug 20, 2013 (4:44 pm)
My 2011 Jeep GC Overland has been at the dealer since August 6th with the same issue. It cranks but will not start. We got stuck at the airport after a family vacation.
The Jeep customer service people told me today the part will ship on September 23rd. They agreed to pay for a rental today, only on 5 day increments. I don't really follow that logic.
The dealer told me the part would cost $1153, elsewhere on the web it appears the correct cost is $600. I feel I may be getting taken advantage by the dealer. The vehicle has 62,000 miles, the transmission is starting to slip and the sunroof has leaked since day one.
Never again, I am all done with Jeep/Chrysler.
#1090 of 1240 Re: Jeep Cherokee crank- TIPM failure- part released today [ihatemyjeepgc]
Aug 20, 2013 (5:49 pm)
I got very similar news today from my Chrysler case manager. He said they are hoping to have the part on 9/12, but that nothing is set in stone. He also said they would cover the rental, but the local Jeep dealership doesn't want to give me one, even though Chrysler will pay. The service director said that their loaners are for people that need them for a day or two, not several weeks. I was also told the dealer would have to get reauthorization every five days. I guess that's just how they do it.
They told me the part would be $1,033. Mine is a JGC Larado 4x4 5.7, but I don't think it matters what model you have. This problem seems to affect any Jeep Grand Cherokee, especially 2011 models once they pass 40k miles.
I think there are enough people on here to get a class action suit started. For me it is inconvenient and dangerous so far, but to those that have to pay out of pocket because they have no warranty, this is even more serious. I hope no one gets hurt or badly stranded.