1996 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5TC312836

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VIN 1J4GZ78Y5TC312836 Decoding Jeep Vin Decoder

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

Make

JEEP

Manufacturer Name

FCA US LLC

Model

Grand Cherokee

Model Year

1996

Plant City

DETROIT

Trim

Limited

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Jefferson North Assembly

Plant State

MIAMI

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

8

Displacement (CC)

5200.0

Displacement (CI)

317.32346929260

Displacement (L)

5.2

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Other Engine Info

Electronic fuel injection

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

1996 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%

1996 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
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 1J4GZ78Y5TC312836

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 23, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10690083
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5TC****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 1996 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 13V252000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE , STRUCTURE) 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 NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 03, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10485405
Consumer Location: RENO, NV
VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5TC****

Summary of Complaint

ALL ELECTRONIC DOOR LOCKS FAIL TO WORK. CANNOT LOCK OR OPEN THEM WITH THE KEY EITHER. THIS MEANS I CANNOT LOCK MY VEHICLE AT ANY TIME SINCE IT WILL MEAN LOCKING ME OUT AND REQUIRING CALLING ASSISTANCE TO OPEN MY VEHICLE DOOR. *TR

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 20, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10462474
Consumer Location: EAGLE RIVER, AK
VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5TC****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN THE PROBLEM STARTED, APPROXIMATELY 7 MONTHS AGO, THE VEHICLE WOULD STALL WHEN I WAS SLOWING FOR A TURN OR A STOP. IT HAPPENS INTERMITTENTLY. FUEL FILTER, FUEL PUMP, TPS, ECM, ETC. HAVE ALL BEEN CHANGED, AND THE PROBLEM KEEPS COMING BACK. LATELY THE VEHICLE STALLS AT DRIVING SPEEDS, AS WELL AS WHEN SLOWING. I HAVE BEEN NEARLY REAR ENDED SO MANY TIMES I CAN'T EVEN COUNT. THE STALLING IS ALWAYS INTERMITTENT, BUT SEEMS THAT IT HAPPENS MOST FREQUENTLY WHEN I AM ON SHORT TRIPS OF AROUND 5 MILES. I WILL GET TO THE STORE AND IT WILL STALL WHILE I AM ENTERING THE PARKING LOT, I START IT BACK UP AND GET INTO A PARKING SPACE, SHOP AND RETURN TO MY CAR, WHICH STALLS AGAIN AS I AM BACKING OUT, SHIFTING FROM REVERSE TO DRIVE. THEN AS I LEAVE THE PARKING LOT IT MAY STALL AGAIN, AND THEN AGAIN ON MY WAY HOME WHILE DRIVING BETWEEN 25-40 MPH. IT IS GETTING INCREASINGLY HARDER TO RESTART. I HAVE NOTICED MANY JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE FORUMS ONLINE WHERE THIS SAME COMPLAINT COMES UP OVER AND OVER. THIS SEEMS TO BE A VERY WIDE SPREAD PROBLEM AND NOBODY SEEMS TO HAVE A REMEDY THAT WORKS. MANY PEOPLE THROW MONEY INTO PARTS JUST GUESSING AT WHAT THE PROBLEM MAY BE. IT SEEMS QUITE UNSAFE, NOT ONLY FOR THE DRIVERS OF THE JEEP GCS, BUT FOR THE PEOPLE BOUND TO REAR END US. *JS

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

May 10, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10123994
Consumer Location: NAPLES, FL
VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5TC****

Summary of Complaint

HEATER HOSE JAMMED ACCELERATOR LINKAGE CAUSING RUNAWAY VEHICLE AT VERY HIGH SPEED...SHIFTED INTO NEUTRAL TO AVOID COLLISION...BRAKES WERE INSUFFICIENT TO STOP THE VEHICLE AS JAMMING CAUSED ENGINE RPM'S TO GO VERY HIGH [APPROX. 5000 RPM].

Components: STEERING

November 26, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 10037647
Consumer Location: BELLE TERRE, NY
VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5TC****

Summary of Complaint

BRACKET THAT HOLDS POWER STEERING PUMP TO THE ENGINE BROKE OFF WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS IN REVERSE. *AK *PH *JB

Components: SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN

November 26, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 755274
Consumer Location: RAMSEY, MN
VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5TC****

Summary of Complaint

REPLACED RIGHT FRONT SWAY BAR LINK,/ AXEL ASSEMBLY2-6-2001/ PINION SEAL 10-25-00. *AK

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

June 10, 1997
NHTSA ID Number: 716166
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5TC****

Summary of Complaint

MULTIPLE REAR AXLE PROBLEMS, EACH DIAGNOSED BY OWNER PRIOR TO FAILURE. (THE DEALER DIDN'T WANT TO ADMIT THERE WAS A PROBLEM) THIS VEHICLE HAS AVERAGED ONE NEW REAR AXLE EVERY YEAR, INCLUDING THIS YEAR WHICH I AM WAITING ON PARTS. THE ENGINE'S FAULTY MASS AIRFLOW SENSOR QUIT OPERATION WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS ON SOME SWITCHBACK ROADS. THE ENGINE ABRUBTLY QUIT RUNNING, CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO LOOSE STEERING AND BRAKING CONTROL. ONLY QUICK THINKING BY USING THE PARKING BRAKE SAVED THE FOUR PEOPLE IN THE VEHICLE FROM EMINENT DEATH. THE ENGINE RELUCTANTLY RESTARTED AFTER A FEW SECONDS AND WE CONTINUED DOWN THE MOUNTAINS. HOWEVER, A FEW MINUTES LATER THE ENGINE DIED WITHOUT WARNING FOR A SECOND TIME AND WE WERE FORCED TO HOLD THE JEEP ON THE MOUNTAINSIDE WITH THE PARKING BRAKE ENGAGED. I CAN'T BELIEVE NO ONE HAS DIED FROM THIS VEHICLE! THIS SITUATION HAS OCCURED ON TWO SEPARATE TRIPS, APPROXIMATELY ONE YEAR APART, AFTER REPROGRAMMING THE ENGINE MANAGEMENT COMPUTER, AND REPLACING THE MASS AIRFLOW SENSOR AND REMAPPING THE ENGINE MANAGEMENT COMPUTER FOR A SECOND TIME. FOR THE FIRST TWO YEARS I OWNED THIS VEHICLE, IT WAS IN THE SHOP OVER 36 TIMES FOR WARRANTY RELATED REPAIRS. WHAT A PIECE OF JUNK!( DOT NUMBER: TIRE SIZE: P225/65R16 )

Components: SUSPENSION

January 02, 1996
NHTSA ID Number: 515667
Consumer Location: ISELIN, NJ
VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5TC****

Summary of Complaint

FRONT END MISALIGNED/PULLS TO THE RIGHT.

Components: WHEELS

January 25, 1996
NHTSA ID Number: 515667
Consumer Location: ISELIN, NJ
VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5TC****

Summary of Complaint

WHEEL BASE SHORT ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE VEHICLE.

Components: SUSPENSION

March 14, 1996
NHTSA ID Number: 515667
Consumer Location: ISELIN, NJ
VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5TC****

Summary of Complaint

WHEEL BEARING FAILED, CAUSING ACCIDENT.

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 09, 1996
NHTSA ID Number: 515667
Consumer Location: ISELIN, NJ
VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5TC****

Summary of Complaint

AXLE ASSEMBLY PROBLEM.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 09, 1996
NHTSA ID Number: 515666
Consumer Location: ISELIN, NJ
VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5TC****

Summary of Complaint

OIL PRESSURE GAUGE MALFUNCTIONED.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 10, 1996
NHTSA ID Number: 515666
Consumer Location: ISELIN, NJ
VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5TC****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

July 19, 1996
NHTSA ID Number: 515666
Consumer Location: ISELIN, NJ
VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5TC****

Summary of Complaint

TURN SIGNAL FLASHES QUICKLY.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

December 06, 1996
NHTSA ID Number: 515666
Consumer Location: ISELIN, NJ
VIN: 1J4GZ78Y5TC****

Summary of Complaint

ONE HEADLIGHT IS BRIGHTER THAN THE OTHER ONE.

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