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#57 of 735 Brand new 2008 Grand Cherokee Laredo- already with electrical problem!!!
Sep 25, 2008 (7:06 pm)
After only purchasing Toyota cars for many years, and on an "impulse buy" deciding on a Jeep since they gave me such a great deal, I am already regretting the choice. I love the Jeep- the way it drives and handles, and it fits me like a glove. However, I am wondering if this is a quality vehicle and that if I am already having a problem now, what's it gonna be like in five years??
Here's the problem: the rear liftgate door usually doesn't respond to the lock/unlock key. I went four days straight with being unable to get the liftgate to lock, even though all the other doors work fine. I would stand by the liftgate pressing the "lock" mode on the remote key fifty times- no response. When the liftgate would lock on rare occasion, then it would go days without my being able to UNLOCK it!! Any thief could have opened that rear door, crawled in and taken anything he wanted!! I took it back to the dealer only a WEEK after I bought it and had the service department look at it. they replaced the actuator and the latch, thinking that would fix it, but no.... I now have another appointment with the Service department in a few days. My hunch is that either this is a simple problem , i.e. a wire that needs adjusting, or it's a complex electrical problem that might never be fixed. if it's the latter, I'm wondering what my protections/rights are as a consumer...anyone have advice on this?? I have only had the car for a month! No brand new car should have this problem.
#58 of 735 Re: Electrical problems [c_farooq]
Oct 02, 2008 (11:06 am)
I found spliced and broken wires where the drivers door hinges. I fought electrical problems on my 02 for a while until i found and fixed this problem. Also, when my battery gets to be a couple of years old, it starts doing strange things. The first place id look is in the rubber boot from the drivers door to the door jamb and check the integrity of the wires there. Good luck!
#59 of 735 Re: Electrical problems [jhuston]
Oct 02, 2008 (11:57 am)
Well, after two days of it being at the shop, and checking just about every wiring configuration in the vehicle, it was determined that the junction box, which contains a lot of wiring, was defective somehow. this vehicle never should have left the factory floor with that defect- I guess the person in charge of quality assurance was out that day!
thanks for the reply Farooq. but it sounds like you know a lot more about electrical problems than I do. Electrical problems can be hard to diagnose. I know some European models are notorious for electrical problems. anyway, the problem is fixed and I hope to enjoy my new Jeep for many years.
#60 of 735 2005 Cherokee electrical/transmission problem
Oct 09, 2008 (12:26 pm)
My Jeep, a 2005 5.7 liter with 39,000 miles just got stuck in 3rd gear (5 speed automatic) as I was cruising at 65MPH while in Drive. The vehicle has the 8/4 gas saving feature. The dealer has had it since yesterday morning and says it may take yet another couple of days to figure out the problem, and that the problem is probably electrical. I put a new battery in one month ago. Any ideas, relay of similar experience, would be welcomed.
#61 of 735 Re: 2005 Cherokee electrical/transmission problem [duckitbad]
Oct 15, 2008 (8:34 am)
It sounds as if the transmission has gone into the "limp home" mode, which usually is due to a malfunctioning sensor input to the transmission. However, the dealer should be able to find a code quickly from the OBD computer. It shouldn't take days to do that. The 8/4 (MDS) almost certainly has nothing to do with the problem.
#62 of 735 Re: A VERY ANNOYING ELECTRICAL PROBLEM [tuggajb]
Oct 15, 2008 (10:29 am)
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee problems
. Does not Work
2. Automatic head light sensor
3. Door locks
4. Temperature Display (not eng) outside temp
5. Map lights stay on (if setting is on auto)
6. Air Conditioner compressor does not turn on
7. All gauges do not work ( work briefly if i press on the brake)
I sent my Jeep to a mechanic I had problems my gauges did not work and he said it could be a coil spring or ignition. He serviced my vehicle and changed the ignition. That did not fix the problem but the items listed above do not work. He did
a diagnostic check and the computer would not respond. He said my accessory control was most likely bad. He checked the coil spring and said it was good. He said most likely I should take it to the DEALER.
I would press on the brake my gauges would work briefly.
If I would put my turn signal my gauges would work briefly.
If I turned my wipers my gauges would work briefly.
My windows would roll down if I would stop and turn off my ignition. Now they just donít work
I would be driving and my turn signal warning chime would go off.
The jeep has stalled three times but started back up.
All the vital stuff works such as Turn signals Head lights
I have not had any problems with the transmission or engine it works just fine. Except when it stalled those few times.
I can hear a clicking noise under the dash it sounds like a relay clicking.
I since have sent it to the dealer (bunch of yahoo's) they have never seen the problem. RIGHT! look on the internet I am not the only one. They diagnosed the problem as the instrument cluster.
I tore into the dash this weekend and looked for all the posted possablites and I found no corrosion no spliced wires in the boot of the door.
I did find a burned connector for the ac as soon as I touched it was Hot and then the blower turned on. This part is called a Resistor for the blower fan. (OEM INSTALLED RESISTOR SYSTEM FLOW SENSOR (DELCO MODEL #16250779, SERIAL #0304021) I went to the dealer got a quote for the part and casualy asked him if he had a lot of call for this part he said yes. I asked if there was a recall on it he directed to the service deptartment and there is no recall. Funny thing is that they also sell the connector to replace the melted male adaptor.
I just want to know if anyone has checked this sensor its located under the passenger dash next to the blower.
I just wonder since this Fried under the dash if this has caused some sort of ground or actually fried the computer and I wonder why It did not blow the fuse...Its unplugged for now until I replace it. Since I have disconnected it has not helped the guage issue. I now notice that the window control on the door makes
a clicking noise and turns on and off from door to door I am just wonder if this could be a multiude of problems. I used to love my jeep. As the saying goes if you love them you must let them go..
#63 of 735 Re: 2005 Cherokee electrical/transmission problem [smithed]
Oct 16, 2008 (5:14 pm)
smithed: thank's for response. The dealer finally delivered the Jeep on Monday, 10/13 in the early pm, fixed, said the computer check was negative, tech. traced problem to two bent prongs on a wiring harness connector, straightened them out, billed me $518.00.
#64 of 735 Re: 2005 Cherokee electrical/transmission problem [duckitbad]
Oct 18, 2008 (5:53 am)
i had problems with my electrical windows, door lights would not go off, the memory seats wouldnt work, the temp sensrs and dash wouldnt work, temp wpould not give accrate reading.
i got an auto electricain who looked at the door switch and re powered it and all the problems went away. all i need now is the code for the sterio.
#65 of 735 Re: Cruise Control and HVAC Mode Control [paulmik]
Oct 24, 2008 (8:28 am)
Left lights on and to start the wehicle I also changed my battery the same way as you did, now my automatic door lock at 15mph does not work - (that's the only thing I noticed, I will check if there is any more.
Have you managed to solve your problem? if so how?
#66 of 735 Re: Cruise Control and HVAC Mode Control [retamoce]
Oct 25, 2008 (10:07 am)
YES I MANAGED TO SOLVE MY PROBLEM. THE AUTO ELECTRICIAN JUST RESET THE POWER TO THE SWITCH FOR THE ELECTRIC WINDOWS. THIS HAS THEN RESET THE COMPUTER AND IT IS ALL WORKING NOW.
CHECK ALL YOUR WIRES TO MAKE SURE YOU DONT HAVE A LOOSES CONNECTION.
HOPE IT GETS BETTER