2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE VIN: 1J8GX48SX3C588699

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Damage
Collision
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VIN 1J8GX48SX3C588699 Decoding Jeep Vin Decoder

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Make

JEEP

Manufacturer Name

FCA US LLC

Model

Grand Cherokee

Model Year

2003

Plant City

DETROIT

Series

WJ

Trim

Laredo

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Jefferson North Assembly

Plant State

MICHIGAN

Series2

H Series

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1D: 5,001 - 6,000 lb (2,268 - 2,722 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Steering Location

Left-Hand Drive (LHD)

Drive Type

4x2

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

4000

Displacement (CI)

244.0949763789

Displacement (L)

4

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Other Engine Info

Engine Info: Unleaded,Sales Code:ERH

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1J8GX48SX3C588699

Components: AIR BAGS

September 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11432488
Consumer Location: GRANTSVILLE, MD
VIN: 1J4GW48S33C****

Summary of Complaint

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V046000 (Air Bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer who stated the parts were not available and on backorder. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11372374
Consumer Location: SOMERDALE, NJ
VIN: 1J8GW48S83C****

Summary of Complaint

ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 9,2020 APPROX. 5:56 PM I WAS COMING OUT OF ACME PARKING LOT, STATIONARY AT TRAFFIC LIGHT AWAITING A GREEN LIGHT . ALL CAR WINDOWS WERE UP, AC ON. NEXT THING I KNEW I HEARD A "DING" AND BEFORE I KNEW IT, BOTH AIR BAGS DEPLOYED , SHATTERING PASSENGER GLOVE BOX APART, SENDING DEBRIS AND PLASTIC IN MY FACE. DRIVER STEERING WHEEL DESTROYED. ENTIRE VEHICLE FILLED WITH "FIRE LIKE SMELL" FROM DUAL AIR BAG DEPLOYING. NO INJURIES TO MYSELF, NO ONE ELSE IN VEHICLE WITH ME AT TIME OF INCIDENT. NO ACCIDENT OF ANY KIND HAD OCCURRED THAT WOULD EXPLAIN DUAL AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT WITHOUT ANY IMPACT TO VEHICLE. I CAN PROVIDE PHOTOS UPON REQUEST. THIS IS DEFINITELY A MANUFACTURING DEFECT.

Components: SEATS

October 17, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11365224
Consumer Location: LOVELAND, CO
VIN: 1J4GW48S53C****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVER'S SEAT FRAME/BRACKET BROKE IN FRONT OF DRIVER'S SEAT, ALLOWING THE DRIVER SEAT TO LEAN DETACH FROM THE FLOORBOARD AND MOVE BACKWARD TOWARD THE REAR SEATS. WHEN RESEARCHING THIS SPECIFIC ISSUE, IT SEEMS THAT THIS IS A COMMON ISSUE AND IS AN OBVIOUS SAFETY DEFECT. IF THE DRIVER SEAT FRAME CANNOT HOLD UP TO NORMAL USE, HOW WILL IT HOLD UP TO THE FORCES EXERTED UPON IT IN THE EVENT OF A REAR-END COLLISION? THIS IS AN OBVIOUS SAFETY DEFECT AND BASED ON THE VOLUME OF OTHER CONSUMERS THAT HAVE HAD THIS ISSUE, IT IS UNBELIEVABLE THAT ACTION HAS NOT BEEN TAKEN TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUE.

Components: AIR BAGS

September 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11354187
Consumer Location: LAS PIEDRAS, PR
VIN: 1J4GW58N33C****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V046000 (AIR BAGS). THE CONTACT STATED WHILE HER HUSBAND WAS DRIVING 5 MPH, WHEN THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED INDEPENDENTLY. THE CONTACT STATED NO WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE DRIVER SUSTAINED BURNED INJURIES ON HIS RIGHT ARM BUT DID NOT SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE DRIVER WAS ABLE TO DRIVE TO RESIDENCE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO LOCAL DEALER AUTOCENTRO CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP & RAM LOCATED AT BARRIO BAIROA INDUSTRIAL PARK, KM 3.2 PR-1, CAGUAS, 00725, PUERTO RICO, 787-999-9115 AND WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED AS OF YET. THE MANUFACTURER HAD NOT BEEN INFORMED OF FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

September 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11354061
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: 1J4GX48S63C****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE WAITING AT A DRIVE THRU, THE STEERING WHEEL AIR BAG AND FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG ABRUPTLY DEPLOYED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS NO AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATION BEFORE OR AFTER THE FAILURE OCCURRED. THERE WAS NO IMPACT TO CAUSE THE AIR BAGS TO DEPLOY. THE STEERING WHEEL AIR BAG CAUSED DAMAGE TO THE WINDSHIELD, STEERING WHEEL, GLOVE BOX, AND DASHBOARD. AS A RESULT, THE GLOVE BOX HIT THE CONTACTS CHIN AND FOREHEADS LEFT SIDE. THE CONTACT DROVE THE VEHICLE HOME. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER TO HAVE A DIAGNOSTIC PERFORMED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 230,000. ## VIN FAILED ## JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO ##

Components: AIR BAGS

July 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11339276
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1J4GW48S83C****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE FRONT DRIVER'S AND PASSENGER'S AIR BAGS DEPLOYED INDEPENDENTLY WITHOUT IMPACT OR WARNING. MTN VIEW CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM (6276 ALABAMA HWY, RINGGOLD, GA 30736, (706) 935-2328) WAS CONTACTED AND INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V046000 (AIR BAGS). THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE 150,000.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

February 28, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11316807
Consumer Location: ALBERT LEA, MN
VIN: 1J4GW48SX3C****

Summary of Complaint

JUST RECENTLY IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS FRONT PASSENGER WINDOW FELL WHILE DRIVING AND BACK DRIVER WINDOW FELL WHILE DRIVING WHILE IT WHAT SNOWING WHILE MY SON WAS IN THE CAR. HAVE A POPPING NOISE IN STEERING OR SOMEWHERE IN FRONT END. I CAN'T USE MY ACCELERATE BUTTON ON STEERING WHEEL WHILE IT'S IN CRUISE BECAUSE IT WON'T STOP ACCELERATION ONCE YOU PRESS IT. I WAS GOING ABOUT 55 AND WAS TRYING TO ACCELERATE TO 60.

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

March 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11315974
Consumer Location: HAVANA, IL
VIN: 1J4GW48S63C****

Summary of Complaint

I STARTED MY JEEP, NOTICED MY HATCH WAS NOT CLOSED, GOT OUT WHILE IT WAS RUNNING, THE SECOND I CLOSED MY DRIVER DOOR, MY JEEP WENT INTO REVERSE ON ITS OWN, AND KEPT ACCELERATING HIGHER, THIS VEHICLE TOOK OFF VERY AGGRESSIVELY, LUCKILY MY WIFE WAS IN THE PASSENGER SEAT, SHE PUT IT IN NATURAL, AND SHUT THE CAR OFF BEFORE ANYTHING WAS STRUCK, NOW DUE TO I BELIEVE THE RAPID ACCELERATION IT RUNS HORRIBLY WHEN I PUT IT IN DRIVE. THIS JEEP IS AN 2003 , WELL BROKE IN AND MAINTAINED, THERE'S NO OTHER REASON AS TO WHY IT "BECAME SELF AWARE" I HAVE A LOT OF VEHICLE KNOWLEDGE AND THIS IS VIRTUALLY AND UNFATHOMABLY IMPOSSIBLE , PLEASE REVIEW EVERY ASPECT OF THIS VEHICLES COMPLAINTS AS THIS IS VERY UNSAFE

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 23, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11301494
Consumer Location: ERIE, CO
VIN: 1J4GX48S63C****

Summary of Complaint

ELECTRIC DOOR LOCK ON DRIVERS SIDE MAKES A LOUD BUZZING SOUND WHEN TRYING TO ENGAGE.

Components: SEATS

February 27, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11300269
Consumer Location: ROSSVILLE, GA
VIN: 1J4GX48S03C****

Summary of Complaint

FRONT SEAT BRACKETS FOR POWER SEATS SNAPPED AND SEPARATED CAUSING SEAT TO NO LONGER BE ATTACHED TO FLOOR. SEAT WOBBLES FROM SIDE TO SIDE ESPECIALLY IN CURVES AND TURNING. RENDERS SEATBELTS USELESS IN AN ACCIDENT.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 13, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11256274
Consumer Location: YUMA, AZ
VIN: 1J4GX48SX3C****

Summary of Complaint

THE SHIFT CABLE IS RUBBING AGAINST THE FUEL LINE, AFTER 156000 MILES IT HAS WORN A HOLE IN THE LINE. DURING A RESENT VACATION I NOTICED THE SMELL OF GAS BUT COULD NOT TELL WHERE IT WAS COMING FROM. WHEN THE CAR WAS SHUT OFF IT WOULD STOP LEAKING. AFTER I WAS BACK I WAS USING THE CAR AGAIN BACKING UP AND NOTICED A DRIP DRIP DRIP ON THE GROUND. AS I WAS ONLY A MILE FROM HOME I WENT HOME AND PARKED AND IT STILL LEAKED A BIT UNTIL THE PRESSURE STOPPED. I DID NOT THINK TO TAKE A PICTURE OF THE LINE AFTER I REMOVED IT. I TOOK THE FUEL LINE TO A SHOP TO HAVE A UNION PUT IN THE LINE BUT THAT IS LEAKING AS THE FITTING IS NOT TIGHT ENOUGH. I GUESS I WILL NEED TO BUY A NEW LINE. I HAVE NOT SEEN A REPORT OF THIS HAPPENING TO OTHER JEEPS BUT IT IS A DANGEROUS PROBLEM AS IT COULD HAVE CAUGHT FIRE.

Components: AIR BAGS

August 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11255099
Consumer Location: GOOSE CREEK, SC
VIN: 1J4GW48S83C****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, THE DRIVER'S FRONTAL AIR BAG DEPLOYED INADVERTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. RICK HENDRICK JEEP CHRYSLER DODGE RAM FIAT (LOCATED AT 8333 RIVERS AVE, NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29406, (843) 639-5475) WAS CONTACTED AND INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE ORC WOULD BE REPLACED; HOWEVER, THE AIR BAG INFLATOR WOULD NOT BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V046000 (AIR BAGS). THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 225,000.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

August 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11246639
Consumer Location: LIBERTY, SC
VIN: 1J4GW48S03C****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TURN SIGNALS MALFUNCTIONED AND THE FLASHER RELAY LASTED ONLY SIX MONTHS TO A YEAR. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THE BRAKE LIGHTS WERE MALFUNCTIONING AND HAD A FAULTY DESIGN. THE LIGHTS CLIPPED INTO PLACE AND WOULD NOT WORK ON BUMPY ROADS. MCKINNEY DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP RAM & USED CARS (4574 CALHOUN MEMORIAL HWY, EASLEY, SC 29640, (864) 859-1981) WAS CONTACTED AND STATED THAT THERE WAS NO RECALL. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 265,000. *AS *TR

Components: ENGINE

August 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11241611
Consumer Location: KANSAS CITY, MO
VIN: 1J4GW48NX3C****

Summary of Complaint

HYDRAULIC COOLING FAN QUIT. CAN RUN DIRECT POWER FROM BATTERY TO SOLENOID AND THE HYDRAULIC FAN SOLENOID WORKS BUT DOES NOT WORK WHEN VEHICLE IS RUNNING. CAUSED VEHICLE TO OVER HEAT AND NEED TO BE TOWED OFF THE HIGHWAY.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

May 26, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11210133
Consumer Location: HAMBURG, NY
VIN: 1J4GW48S63C****

Summary of Complaint

WAS DRIVING ON THRUWAY AT 65 MPH, HIT A SLIGHT SEAM IN THE HIGHWAY AND THE ENTIRE FRONT END BEGAN TO SHAKE UNCONTROLLABLY, FORCING ME TO LEAVE THE HIGHWAY IMMEDIATELY AND STOP ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. AT ABOUT 10 MILES PER HOUR, THE SHAKING LESSENED AND ACTUALLY STOPPED. THINKING IT WAS A FLUKE OCCURRENCE, I CONTINUED ON MY WAY. UNFORTUNATELY, NEXT TIME I HIT ANY SORT OF IMPERFECTION IN THE ROAD, THE "DEATH WOBBLE" STARTED AGAIN IN THE FRONT END.

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