2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE VIN: 1J4GW48S93C526117

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Condition
Unknown
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN 1J4GW48S93C526117 Decoding Jeep Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

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

4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4

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

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 1J4GW48S93C526117

Components: AIR BAGS

February 12, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10825861
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: 1J4GW48S93C****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, THE AIR BAG AND SEAT BELT WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED CONSTANTLY. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A RECALL NOTIFICATION FOR THE AIR BAGS; HOWEVER, THE PART FOR THE RECALL REPAIR WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER AND FAILURE MILEAGE WERE UNKNOWN. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: AIR BAGS

March 18, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10790752
Consumer Location: APACHE JUNCTION, AZ
VIN: 1J4GW48S93C****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL: TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V046000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE RECALL REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE. UPDATED 02/12/16*LJ *CN

Components: AIR BAGS

January 05, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10782093
Consumer Location: CALDWELL, NJ
VIN: 1J4GW48S93C****

Summary of Complaint

TL* 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 REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. UPDATED 01/27/16*LJ UPDATED 02/25/16.*JB

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

June 12, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10615767
Consumer Location: GREEN BROOK, NJ
VIN: 1J4GW48S93C****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ABOUT 40 MPH ON A FOUR LANE HIGHWAY IN TRAFFIC WHEN MY CAR ENGINE SUDDENLY SHUT OFF. THE BRAKES SEIZED UP, BUT I WAS ABLE TO GET THE CAR WAS ABLE TO GET THE CAR OFF ON THE SHOULDER. AFTER TRYING SEVERAL TIME TO RESTART THE CAR, I CALLED FOR ASSISTANCE. BY THE TIME ASSISTANCE ARRIVED, I WAS ABLE TO START THE CAR AND I DROVE IT APPROXIMATELY FIVE MILE TO MY JEEP DEALER. THEY FOUND THAT THE CRANK SENSOR WAS FAULTY AND THAT WAS WHY THE ENGINE HAD SHUT DOWN. THE COST TO REPLACE THE SENSOR WAS $275; HOWEVER, BECAUSE SHUTTING DOWN THE ENGINE CAUSED THE BREAKS TO SEIZE UP, THE BREAKS AND CALIPERS HAD TO BE REPLACED INCREASING THE TOTAL COST OF REPAIRS TO $1567. IF I HAD BEEN DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEED WHEN THIS OCCURRED I WOULD PROBABLY NOT BE WRITING THIS LETTER. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

February 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10567325
Consumer Location: HARMONY, PA
VIN: 1J4GW48S93C****

Summary of Complaint

2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO OCCUPANT RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE FILTER CIRCUIT RECALL NOTICE AND UNSATISFACTORY CUSTOMER SERVICE AT DEALERSHIP. *SMD THE CONSUMER WAS INFORMED THE RECALL WOULD TAKE 2 HOURS TO COMPLETE. HOWEVER, WHEN THE CONSUMER RETURNED TO THE DEALER, THE VEHICLE WAS NOT READY. THE CONSUMER FOUND IT UNACCEPTABLE TO 5 HOURS TO HAVE THE RECALL DONE. THE DEALER INFORMED THE CONSUMER OTHER THINGS CAME UP, THAT HAD TO BE TAKEN CARE OF. THE DEALER INFORMED THE CONSUMER, THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT BE READY, AS PREVIOUSLY STATED.

Components: SEATS

April 03, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10515763
Consumer Location: HOLLAND, MI
VIN: 1J4GW48S93C****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVER SIDE SEAT BRACKET IS BROKEN. MY SEAT BRACKET BROKE DURING NORMAL USE AND I AM AVERAGE WEIGHT. APPARENTLY 1,000'S OF THESE ARE BROKEN AND MANY PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT IT. THE BROKEN BRACKET ALLOWS THE SEAT TO WOBBLE AND POSSIBLY FALL BACK WHILE DRIVING. BRACKET IS MADE OF THIN GAUGE STEEL. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS PROBLEM, PLEASE INVESTIGATE. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

January 17, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10515427
Consumer Location: ENFIELD, CT
VIN: 1J4GW48S93C****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT HE RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 12V527000 (AIR BAGS) IN JANUARY 2013. THE PARTS WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED THREE TIMES AND THE CONTACT WAS TOLD THAT THE PARTS WERE STILL UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. UPDATED 7/22/13 *CN

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING ENGINE

April 14, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10508225
Consumer Location: SHAMONG, NJ
VIN: 1J4GW48S93C****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE BLEEDING THE BRAKES, THE COOLING FAN ACTIVATED WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS OFF. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED CUTS TO THE ARM. THE CONTACT SPOKE WITH THE MANUFACTURER BECAUSE THERE WAS A RECALL FOR THE COOLING FAN UNDER NHTSA RECALL CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 06V199000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING) BUT THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 118,000. *TR

Components: SEATS

September 04, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10500006
Consumer Location: KENOSHA, WI
VIN: 1J4GW48S93C****

Summary of Complaint

WE ARE THE ORIGINAL OWNER'S OF OUR JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE (2003) AND THE FRONT DRIVER'S SEAT STARTED WOBBLING FROM SIDE TO SIDE, WHICH MAKES DRIVING DISORIENTING PARTICULAR WHEN GOING AROUND CURVES. WHEN TAKEN IN TO THE SHOP WE WERE TOLD THAT THE BRACKETS ATTACHING THE SEAT FRAME HAVE FAILED AND ARE BROKEN AND NEED TO BE WELDED OR NEED A REPLACEMENT SEAT. AFTER RESEARCHING THIS ISSUE WE FOUND THAT THIS IS A COMMON ISSUE AND REPLACING THE SEAT OR RE-WELDING THE SEAT BRACKETS WILL ONLY RESULT IN THIS HAPPENING AGAIN BECAUSE BRACKETS ARE MADE OF CHEAP METAL. I AM VERY FEARFUL THAT THE SEAT WILL CAUSE AN ACCIDENT (DUE TO THE DISORIENTED IT CAUSES WHEN DRIVING) OR THAT AN INJURY WILL OCCUR BECAUSE THE SEAT WILL COMPLETELY DETACH IN WHICH CASE THE SEAT BELT IS BASICALLY WORTHLESS IN PREVENTING INJURY DURING AN ACCIDENT. GIVEN THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS ON THIS ISSUE THAT CAN BE FOUND IN A BASIC GOOGLE SEARCH IT IS DISGUSTING THAT DAIMLER/CHRYSLER HAS DONE NOTHING TO REMEDY THIS SITUATION. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

December 26, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10442367
Consumer Location: ATHENS, WI
VIN: 1J4GW48S93C****

Summary of Complaint

A CAR WASH ATTENDANT PROCEEDED TO ENTER THE CUSTOMER'S 2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE TO DRY IT DOWN AFTER IT ROLLED OFF OUR INSURED'S CAR WASH TRACK. THE VEHICLE WAS IN NEUTRAL. HE PLACED HIS FOOT ON THE BRAKE AND STARTED UP THE JEEP. HE PUT THE JEEP INTO DRIVE. THE ENGINE REVVED UP REALLY HIGH AND TOOK OFF. THE JEEP LURCHED AHEAD STRIKING THE CLOSED OVERHEAD CAR WASH DOOR. PHYSICAL DAMAGE TO THE DOOR AND THE CUSTOMER'S VEHICLE RESULTED. THE CUSTOMER'S VEHICLE WAS TOTALED. EMPLOYEE IS CERTAIN HE DID NOT PLACE HIS FOOT ON THE ACCELERATOR. REQUESTING ACTION BE TAKEN TO AVOID BODILY HARM AND MORE PROPERTY DAMAGE FROM OCCURRING IN THE FUTURE. UPDATED 01/17/12 *TR

Components: VISIBILITY

December 05, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10211067
Consumer Location: FARGO, ND
VIN: 1J4GW48S93C****

Summary of Complaint

LOUD POP IN DRIVERS WINDOWS - PLASTIC GEAR BROKE AGAIN! *TR

Components: SEAT BELTS

April 07, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10187754
Consumer Location: DAVIN, WV
VIN: 1J4GW48S93C****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE. IN APRIL 2006 THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE SEAT BELT BEGAN LOCKING AND WOULD NOT MOVE. THE CONTACT WOULD HAVE TO PRESS THE END OF THE REEL TO RELEASE THE SEAT BELT FOR PASSENGER USE. CURRENTLY, PRESSING THE END OF THE REEL NO LONGER REMEDIED THE FAILURE AND THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE SEAT BELT COULD OT BE USED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE IS 90,000, AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000. *AK

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

February 21, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10058670
Consumer Location: ELGIN, IL
VIN: 1J4GW48S93C****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE HAD MY JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE FOR LEASE THAN A YEAR, MY 4TH SET OF FRONT ROTORS ARE WARPED. FIRST SET REPLACED AT 11K MI, 2ND AT 23K AND NOW AT 31K THE DEALER SAYS THEY ARE OUT OF WARRANTY. I ASKED HOW COME I CAN'T EVEN GET 12K ON ROTORS AND THEY SAY MY DRIVING IS BAD, I'M GOING TO COMPLAIN TO JEEP, I'M ALMOST READY TO DUMP THIS CAR AND NEVER BUY A DAIMLER CHRYSLER AGAIN. *JB

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.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 21, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11192873
Consumer Location: TAMPA, FL
VIN: 1J4GX48SX3C****

Summary of Complaint

AIRBAG SENSOR CONTINUES TO BEEP

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 13, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11186390
Consumer Location: BRISTOL, TN
VIN: 1J4GX48S43C****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING AND SMELLED BURNING. PULLED OVER ON A FOUR LANE HIGHWAY. I THEN SAW SMOKE. I DROVE A BLOCK AWAY TO A SAFE SPOT GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND CALLED 911. THE FIREFIGHTERS EXTINGUISHED AN ELECTRICAL FIRE THAT STARTED IN MY PASSENGER SIDE DOOR. THEY BELIEVE THE MOTOR IN MY DOOR CAUGHT FIRE. I HAD TO HAVE THE VEHICLE TOWED. NOW I'M AT A LOSS AS TO WHAT TO DO. THANK GOD I HAD JUST DROPPED MY SON OFF AT SCHOOL SO NO INJURIES.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

December 24, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11181506
Consumer Location: LEROY, NY
VIN: 1J4GW48S73C****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED A 2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 11/27/18. ON 12/24/18 I STOPPED AT A STOP SIGN WHERE THE ROAD WAS ICY. I DID NOT HIT ANYTHING. WHEN I BEGAN DRIVING AGAIN I HEARD A "THUNK" NOISE AND THE VEHICLE FELT LIKE IT WAS STUCK IN 4 WHEEL DRIVE. I PULLED OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD TWICE, PUT THE VEHICLE IN 4 WHEEL DRIVE AND BACK INTO 2 WHEEL DRIVE BUT IT DIDN'T HELP. I DROVE THE VEHICLE TO MY FRIENDS HOUSE WHICH WAS ABOUT 2 MILES AWAY AND PARKED IT. I'VE SENT 2 LETTERS TO THE DEALER BECAUSE HE WOULD NOT RESPOND TO MY PHONE CALLS. I FILED A COMPLAINT WITH BBB. HE DID NOT REPLY TO THEM. I DID SPEAK TO THE OWNER WHERE I BOUGHT THE VEHICLE AFTER THE FIRST LETTER. HIS WIFE ANSWERED THE PHONE AND THEN I TALKED TO HIM. HE AGREED THAT IF I TOWED THE VEHICLE TO HIS SHOP I WOULD BE REFUNDED THE $2400 I PAID FOR IT, WHICH I DID. I WAS TOLD BY 2 OTHER MECHANICS IT IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE. HE WAS NOT THERE. I HAD TO LEAVE THE VEHICLE THERE, I DIDN'T HAVE $ TO HAVE IT TOWED AGAIN. HE HAS NEVER RETURNED ANY OF MY CALLS. HE HAS MY $2400, THE JEEP AND A VEHICLE I GAVE AS A TRADE IN.I HAVE COPIES OF THE 2 LETTERS I SENT HIM AND MY CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE BBB. H&S MOTORS 377 WHITNEY ST. ROCHESTER NY 14606 OWNERS NAME HARRY COATES THANK YOU!

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 08, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11157346
Consumer Location: GARY, IN
VIN: 1J4GW58J03C****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE. AFTER PARKING THE VEHICLE, IT WOULD NOT SHIFT INTO REVERSE. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE LOCAL DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 138,000.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

November 17, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11152223
Consumer Location: HAVERFORD, PA
VIN: 1J4GW58N43C****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE THE CAR WAS STOPPED IN A PARKING LOT, THE IDLE SUDDENLY STARTED RACING AT WELL OVER 1000 RPM. EVEN MAX PRESSURE ON THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS NOT ENOUGH TO PREVENT THE CAR FROM MOVING. I SHIFTED INTO NEUTRAL FROM DRIVE TO PREVENT RUNNING OVER A PEDESTRIAN. THE IDLE RETURNED TO NORMAL SEVERAL SECONDS LATER. THE ACCELERATOR PEDDLE WAS NOT IN ANY WAY INVOLVED. A MORE LIMITED RACING OCCURRED WHEN I FIRST BEGAN THE TRIP WHILE I WAS MAKING A SLOW LEFT TURN FROM A STOPPED POSITION AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT. I HAVE BEEN DRIVING SAFELY FOR OVER 54 YEARS AND HAVE NEVER HAD AN EXPERIENCE TO COMPARE WITH THIS ONE. IT WAS TRULY A WHILE KNUCKLE RIDE!

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

August 08, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11131512
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE. WHILE AT A STOP LIGHT, THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE WAS REAR ENDED. AS A RESULT, THE CONTACT CRASHED INTO THE PRECEDING VEHICLE. THE DRIVER'S SIDE AIR BAG FAILED TO DEPLOY AND THE SEAT BELT FAILED TO RETRACT. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED KNEE AND NECK INJURIES THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE OTHER DRIVER SUSTAINED INJURIES, BUT DID NOT REQUIRE MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS DEEMED DESTROYED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: AIR BAGS

September 11, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11129145
Consumer Location: UNIVERSAL CITY, TX
VIN: 1J4GX48S63C****

Summary of Complaint

I HAD NEW ORC MODULE AS PER RECALL RO6.PART NO CBSZRO65AA AIR BAG LIGHT STILL ON COMES AND GOES. HAD SCANNED GOT CODE P000201 LEFT FRONT SENSOR FAILURE..I FOUND THAT THE NEW MODULE ON WJ MODELS DISABLES THE FRONT SENSORS.THEY ARE NOT NEEDED. HELP!!!!!WENT TO DEALER HE WAS NO HELP.

Components: ENGINE

August 02, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11115678
Consumer Location: WINNEBAGO, IL
VIN: 1J4GW485X3C****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE STALLS WITHOUT WARNING, NUMEROUS PARTS REPLACED STILL PERSISTS. VERY DANGEROUS

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

July 28, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11114743
Consumer Location: BORDENTOWN, NJ
VIN: 1J4GW48S73C****

Summary of Complaint

I'M 100% CONVINCED OUR VEHICLE FITS "DEATH WOBBLE" CONDITION. IF YOU HIT A BAD BUMP OR SERIES OF SMALL BUMPS, FRONT END SHIMMIES VIOLENTLY WITH STEERING WHEEL SHAKING BACK AND FORTH OUT OF CONTROL. CAN ONLY SLOW DOWN AS BRAKING DOESN'T SEEM TO HELP MUCH. IT HAPPENED TO MY WIFE 3X AND MYSELF 1X ALREADY IN PAST 6 WEEKS. VERY SCARY!

Components: ENGINE

June 06, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11100239
Consumer Location: CENTRAL FALLS, RI
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 20 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE CONTACT COASTED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, RESTARTED THE VEHICLE, AND DROVE HOME. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, BUT THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DETERMINED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 177,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

June 03, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11085054
Consumer Location: ELDERSBURG, MD
VIN: 1J4GW48S73C****

Summary of Complaint

JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE RECALL.IT WAS IN MOTION DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY. OCCUPANT RESTRAINT CONTROL MODULE IS RO6 / NHTSA 15V-046 OR M35 (12V-527) OR N13 (13V-040) I TOOK MY JEEP TO THE DEALERSHIP, THEY SAID IT WAS REPAIRED, I BELIEVED WHAT THEY SAID. I BELIEVE THEY FIXED IT AROUND 11/07/2016. THE SEATBELT AND AIRBAG CAME ON AROUND 6/3/2017. IT IS STILL ON TODAY, I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT THAT DEFECT IN MY VEHICLE.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 27, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11075456
Consumer Location: HOUSTON, TX
VIN: 1J4GX48S33C****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE. WHILE THE CONTACT WAS SITTING IN HER VEHICLE, THE AIR BAGS INADVERTENTLY DEPLOYED WITHOUT WARNING OR IMPACT. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER (HELFMAN DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP RAM, 7720 KATY FWY, HOUSTON, TX 77024), BUT THEY WOULD NOT TOUCH THE VEHICLE UNTIL AN INVESTIGATOR PERFORMED AN INSPECTION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V046000 (AIR BAGS), BUT HE WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE RECALL AND PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT A DECISION WOULD BE MADE AFTER THE INVESTIGATION. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 206,000. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

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