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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Interior, SUV
#56 of 138 Re: interior door panels [davejeep]
Aug 07, 2010 (5:53 pm)
I have the same problem with my 2006 Grand Cherokee. I also called Jeep as the warrantee was expired. They said they would review. they called me back and said that I hadn't spent enough money at the dealership!!! They were more concerned with helping someone that spends more money than honoring their defective product.
Anyway, I developed a fix! If you have substantially all the little pieces of the shattering handle mold, super glue them into place. The glue will not hold the panel under regular use but is only to hold it together for a short time. Then, take fiberglass resin with hardener and spread a layer on the back side of the molded part (carful not to get it into the handle area), place some pieces of fiberglass sheet, then another layer of resin. Once it hardens, it will be stronger than a new one.
It saved me from spending $1,200. You see the cracks from the inside of the car, but it's just another way to bring up the crapy quality of Jeep/Chrysler. No surprise to me that they went bankrupt.
#58 of 138 Re: interior door panels [texasbob1]
Aug 22, 2010 (8:34 am)
My jeep Grand Cherokee 2005 has only 37900 miles and 3 of the 4 handles are broken, GONE. Please file a complaint with the NHTSA. Also other with the same problem in youtube
#59 of 138 Re: interior door panels [yacahuma]
Aug 22, 2010 (6:51 pm)
Update: It's now been well over 3 months and my door panels have still not arrived at my dealer. Apparently, the RH Front door panel is on 'national backorder' they tell me. If that many people need the door, you think Chrysler would realize that they need to recall the doors. Or maybe not. Anyways, I'll keep updating, but the dealer tells me my 4th panel won't be in until at least mid September.
Oh and as for the NHTSA, I filed a complaint months ago and never even received a followup now three months later...
#61 of 138 INTEROR DOOR PANELS 2006 JEEP
Sep 20, 2010 (12:01 pm)
PLEASE IF YOU HAVE THIS SAME PROBLEM GOTO NHTSC AND FILE A COMPLAINT SO CHRYSLER/JEEP WILL FIX THIS MJOR SAFETY PROBLEM. THEY SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR POOR PRODUCT, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION. I HAVE 4 BROKEN DOORS WHERE THREE DOORS REQUIRE A PERSON ON THE OUTSIDE TO LET THEM OUT. IF YOU HAVE THIS PROBLEM PLEASE FILE A COMPLAINT. THIS SHOULD BE FIXED AT THE COST OF THE CAR MANUFACTURER. WILL IT REQUIRE A DEATH TO GET THEM TO LISTEN. http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/index.cfm
#62 of 138 Re: INTEROR DOOR PANELS 2006 JEEP [bkwilliams4089]
Sep 24, 2010 (12:43 pm)
I filed today.
I also started a blog about it.
Their current advertising is a big joke! ooo their undercarriage is made of steel....but their doors are made of cheap plastic and you can't get out of your car!
I'll join in on any letter! email is jpalanjianembarqmail.com
#63 of 138 Re: INTEROR DOOR PANELS 2006 JEEP [jpalanjian]
Sep 24, 2010 (12:51 pm)
Yeah after paying Jeep $685, they installed 3 new door panels for my jeep, BUT ONE WAS THE WRONG COLOR. Now I'm back to waiting for the other TWO to come in now. However, even though it's the wrong color, at least it works. I also got them to comp me the 4th door since it's been backordered for 5 months...
#64 of 138 Re: INTEROR DOOR PANELS 2006 JEEP [brentwoodkris]
Sep 25, 2010 (6:39 pm)
Wow, unbelieveable, I was at my Jeep dealership yesterday getting a new key, and one of the mechanics drove up in a Jeep Wrangler and showed me the cracked interior door panel of the Wrangler he was repairing and said "I hope this doesn't happen to your Jeep". I had no clue what he meant at the time, I didn't think it was a manufacturing defect, but now I know better after reading this thread. Thankfully, I haven't had any issues with the door panels on my 2005 JCG, but now I am forewarned, the cracks are just probably just around the bend.
#65 of 138 Re: 2005 CHEAP PLASTIC DOORS [chrisb44]
Sep 25, 2010 (7:48 pm)
Chrisb44, I am not sure if the manufacturing date is the issue. My 2005 JCG Limited, 5.7Hemi also shows a manufacturing date of Nov, 04 but so far I have not had any issues with my door trim or door handles. I just did a careful inspection of all the door trims and door handles with a flashlight and I have no cracks or issues so far.