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Something of a Swiss Army Knife among midsized SUVs, the Grand Cherokee is a versatile, well-rounded vehicle. When properly equipped, it is capable on or off road. It also makes a good choice for trailer towing. The ride is comfortable and the interior is quiet, as well as nicely finished. A 2014 freshening brought a significant boost to the Grand Cherokee's road-test score.
Alerts
There are 6 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. Head protection air bags available from 2002, standard from 2007. ESC available in 2005, standard from 2006.
Road Test

Something of a Swiss Army Knife among midsized SUVs, the Grand Cherokee is a versatile, well-rounded vehicle. When properly equipped, it is capable on or off road. It also makes a good choice for trailer towing. The ride is comfortable and the interior is quiet, as well as nicely finished.

A 2014 freshening brought a significant boost to the Grand Cherokee's road-test score. Improved controls, better fit and finish and a new eight-speed automatic -- which improves performance -- are high points of this update. Unfortunately, the transmission did nothing to improve the overall fuel economy of the V6 version we tested.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 8-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3-liter V6 turbodiesel (240 hp)
  • 3.6-liter V6 (290 hp)
  • 5.7-liter V8 (360 hp)
  • 6.4-liter V8 (470 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

“A transmission oil line leaked at a quick connect disableling the vehicle. the vehicle computer system shutdown the vehicle (unable to shift out of Park) preventing damage to the transmission”

Wm M., NJ (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 5.7-L V8)
Gear selector or linkage

“The problem was addressed in a recall and repaired by jeep”

Roger M., OH (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

“Gear selector is a very poor design. Difficult to find a gear without staring at it and making sure it is in the proper gear. Recall was a joke”

Anonymous, WI (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

“Recall for publicized trouble shifting into park. Fixed with reprogramming, without expense to me. But I had early on noted that I needed to pay attention to this and therefore had no problems with it”

Anonymous, WA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“It doesn't shift easily into gear. I struggle finding the gear I want”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Unsure Unsure)

“SLOPPY SHIFTER. GENERAL PROBLEM ON MOST JEEPS”

Joe F., NJ (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

“I have to look and be sure it is in park”

John G., AL (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

“Transmission periodically sticks in first gear and has to corrected by use of shifting paddle or shifter. It's been in the shop more times than I can count. Jeep Customercare did all they could. The problem has never been solved although it appears to be associated with the left (-) paddle. The lease is up in a year and I've decided to just live with it”

David G., CT (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 3.6-L V6)

“There was a recall where the car could roll if not properly placed in park while off. This was proven to have killed people”

Anonymous, NY (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

“This is a poorly designed gear shift. It does not move easily or safely thru the gears. The whole design & function is problematical & dangerous. Even after the update it is still a bad shifter & requires extra effort & vigilance to be sure you have it in the correct gear”

Jamini A., KS (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

“Suffered the well-known problem with uncertain shifting between "park", "reverse", "drive", and "neutral". Had the safety-recall performed and while the problem still remains, the safety issues seem to have been eliminated. This problem does not "go away" with operator experience”

Thomas S., MI (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

“Poor shifter design. Hard to find gear. Even after getting used to it, can't find reverse from drive if in a hurry. Also hate heater controls- must take eyes off the rode and read multiple screens to change vents, defrost, etc”

Jim T., IA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)
Rough shifting

“Transmission would hesitate between 1st and 2nd gear”

Anonymous, MI (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

“Would not stay in proper gear when downshifting”

Anonymous, SC (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 5.7-L V8)

“COULD NOT ALWAYS SHIFT INTO GEAR EASISLY. WOULD HAVE TO MOVE SHIFT LEVER SEVERAL TIMES TO GET IT IN THE RIGHT GEAR”

Joe F., NJ (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

“Randomly gets stuck in low gear”

Anonymous, NC (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

“vehicle experienced a jolt or bump when shifting from 1st to 2nd to 3rd gear. No issues with shifting 3rd thru 8th gear. Most common at slower speeds in stop and go traffic”

Anonymous, NH (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

“1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd shifts are harsh until the transmission warms up”

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

“shift hard from 2nd to 3rd both up and down shifting”

Anonymous, TX (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

“A computer module failed that controlled shifting. Replaced under warranty”

Mark B., OR (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

“See previous note”

Anonymous, MI (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

“Dealer had to reprogram the transmission because it would come out of park and roll. Recall”

Anonymous, OK (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

“Wouldn't stay in park”

Anonymous, UT (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“Have had transmission in 3 times, each time they do a software update. Now we are getting bad gas milage and transmission still hesitates at times. Still unhappy”

Layne S., CA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 3.6-L V6)

“Uncertain transmission shifting safety recall apparently involved reprogramming of five electronic control modules (computers) in the vehicle to insure "roll-away" possibility was eliminated, but none of this resulted in more positive shift lever operation of the transmission. Also, the paddle shifters do not operated in the same manner as other "industry-standard" vehicles, which I think could and should have been changed with all that reprogramming”

Thomas S., MI (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

“Transmission valve body module was defective at delivery & replaced at 150 miles”

Steven G., PA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Unsure)

“Engine shifts down or up at inappropriate times giving a jerky ride and increased anxiety that care will not perform correctly when needed. Company states car "is fine and that is just the 8 step transmission doing it's job". Right”

Anonymous, MI (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

“Many Mopar vehicles were recalled this past year due to a potentially serious issue with the transmission selection knob. There were issues reported with the transmission not being put in park despite indicating that it was in park. This issue resulted in the death of at least one individual. Despite the dealership stating that it was a short 15 minute computer flash, they had to keep the vehicle for an entire day which was rather inconvenient, but less inconvenient than death”

Anonymous, MD (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

“After the new radio unit was installed the backup camera went bad. Took 7 days to get the new camera and now I have to have the new camera installed”

Tamara N., TX (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

“Our screen starts out bright then fades to a hazy screen. they have tried to fix but is not able to be remedied so must live with problem”

Layne S., CA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 3.6-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

“Screen would freeze up regularly. Had new module put in. Still freezes up periodically”

Larry B., WA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“There is a ghost in the machine in these vehicles. Chrysler is moving too fast developing poorly designed & poorly functioning electronics that create huge problems for drivers. Once the system screws up you may have to pull over & turn the car off to remedy it. This is not always safe or advisable to do in certain situations, it also is a huge distraction to drivers & I expect accidents to result. I would not have bought the car if I knew the electronics were this poorly designed & dysfunctiona”

Jamini A., KS (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

“Intermittently but infrequently the screen goes blank. Often afterward I must re-pair the cell phone to u connect”

Anonymous, CT (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

“Display screen simply shuts off, then reboots. Screen sometimes doesn't want to load”

Anonymous, MI (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

“Uconnect only connects sometimes”

Anonymous, MI (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

“Constant error messages, system freezing, Bluetooth music skipping on any connected device, errors reading SD cards, errors reading USB sticks, constantly having to re-pair iPhone and Android phones, radio sound drops out. Dealer has performed two software re-installs and upgrades but problems persist. I won't buy another vehicle with a UConnect system”

Bryen W., GA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

“SD card slot doesn't recognize any SD card above 8GB”

Anonymous, WA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 6.4-L V8)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“Inaccurate, the map data was several years out of date when the vehicle was new, and there are no updates available for it. I would advise everyone not to buy the in-dash navigation system. Use the FREE apps available for your phone, I have found them to be far more accurate, so much so that I often use my phone to navigate instead of the vehicle's navigation system”

Scott B., TX (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

“Froze up or went to a completely different state while driving. Intermittent so Dealership was not able to diagnose the problem and eventually ended up having to replace the entire system which included Nav, Radio, Phone and all other items connected to that screen”

Anonymous, NH (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

“On two separate occasions, the navigation map became disoriented. It reflected the vehicle current location hundreds of miles away from the actual location - not on an actual highway. The system was reprogrammed by the dealer and the problem has not reoccurred in approximately 12 months”

Anonymous, GA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

“Constantly received a message stating that I am in an area with unverified map data despite the fact that I am on State Highways etc and navigation continues. Map data base is from 2013 with no update available”

Kevin P., OH (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

“The gps directions can be totally misleading. it will send you off in directions that are not accurate”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“sound quality in the car is fine, but sound quality for those on the other line is poor (hard for them to understand). Also, phone will frequently have issues connecting with the car system”

Celia L., VA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

“At odd times the phone and u connect need to be re-paired without warning”

Anonymous, CT (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

“Satellite radio (Sirius) works only intermitently”

Anonymous, VT (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

“Connectivity issues to Sirius XM”

Anonymous, WA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 6.4-L V8)

“Voice commands react intermittently.....just used the same system in a Chrysler 200 and it worked just fine....they'll have to fix it”

James R., AZ (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 3.6-L V6)
CD player

“Does not play the music at the correct speed. It drags”

Anonymous, VT (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

“Around 20000 miles, everytime you went over a speed bump, the passenger side rear shock would squeak annoyingly. Took it to the dealer and got it fixed. The worst part is that they have us a rental chrysler 200 4-cylinder”

Michael E., MI (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 3.6-L V6)

“The passenger front seat, when not in use, squeaked, but was repaired with one visit”

Anonymous, NY (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

“Seat back squeaked loudly when turning. It took 4 trips to dealer to get fixed. Ended up being a support bar loose in the seat”

David H., KY (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

“Panoramic sunroof creaks at times - depends on temparature”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

“In the dash”

Anonymous, GA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 3.6-L V6)

“Rattle from the sun roof”

David P., VA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 3.6-L V6)

“Rattle in left front quarter from engine vibration at low rpms”

Anonymous, TX (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

“Clicking or tapping noise when Jeep is started when engine is cold. There is also a second noise which I am unsure how to describe”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude 3.6-L V6)

“Very noisy road noise. Very uncomfortable ride - feel evry bump in the road. (I have owned three other Gr. Jeep Cherokees and haven't had this problem.) I returned to dealer, but was not satisfied with solution offered. Having a history of Jeep l”

Virginia C., UT (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

“A plastic panel between the front and rear doors, B pillar, came off”

Rod D., WI (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

“Fender wheel trim came loose. It was repaired under warranty”

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“Fuel door trim cover blew off”

Anonymous, MT (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“Wheel well cover”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 6.4-L V8)

“Headliner was not completely flush against the rubber molding in a single location (above the rear driver side door)”

Michael R., FL (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

“Dash panel is bowed in the middle and it takes 4 weeks for them to get a new part”

William T., AL (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 3.6-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Each of the front doors towards the bottom had paint peal revealing bear metal that rusted”

Rod D., WI (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

“The paint is peeling in small patches on the front of the car”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Unsure Unsure)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

“Module which controls the starting process stopped communicating with the BCM resulting in a condition where the car would not start at all. Required telling in the day at the dealership to replace”

Kevin P., OH (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

“Automatic highbeams were not working - the camera was replaced, and then they worked properly”

Shane S., MN (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“3 leds turned blue”

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 3.6-L V6)
Keyless entry

“It always takes three or four attempts to lock the vehicle via the keyless buttons on the door handles. The first 2-3 presses cause the vehicle to flash the lights like there is an error or problem, but the doors do not lock. Eventually the vehicle will lock if you keep trying. Lately we just use the trunk/hatch button or pull out the key fob”

Bryen W., GA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

“within three months, I was unable to operate my new Jeep for 7 days due to the vehicle not being able to identify or detect any of the assigned Key Fobs. Vehicle was useless and they had to replace an entire computer board”

Anonymous, NC (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

“Failed wiper arm on rear hatch wiper. Glad would not clear the glass and was lifting up from the glass”

Kenneth H., VA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

“Wiper motor would not work after being in the hot sun until it was driven for a while and cooled down. The motor was replaced twice”

Anonymous, WI (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)
Clock

“continually lost time. Eventually they fixed it”

Mark P., NY (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

“Check engine light has been on since I received the vehicle. The EGR valve has been replaced and continues to fail, putting particles into the rest of the system. The remote start will not work in this mode, a minor but frustrating feature”

Don R., IA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Fuel cap

“Fuel door latch failed. Could not open fuel door”

Tom M., MI (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Heard severe rattling noise from beneath Jeep. It was identified as a loose NOX sensor on the catalytic converter. Fixed under warranty at no charge”

A M., CA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“Diesel uses DEF to purge emissions. The DEF tank leaked, the O2 sensor failed repeatedly. The EGR valve became clogged with soot like substance and so did many other parts of the system. I have have three visits to the dealer for repairs, lasting a week or more each time. The DEF problem causes the vehicle to fail to start after 200 miles. I was traveling and couldn't drive anywhere after arrival, then couldn't turn vehicle off on the way home. Dangerous feature. We are not always within”

Don R., IA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“Sensor went out- no big deal, but it took for ever to get an appointment that I could keep at the dealer and by the time I decided to change dealers it was out of warranty and I had to pay for the repair”

Tamara F., CA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“i have had the check engine light come on three times in the last six months. Each time I have to disrupt my schedule to take the car in for service. This is becoming too costly in terms of money and time. This may be a inherent problem with Jeep GC lately as it now takes three weeks lead time to get a service appointment”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

“O2 Sensor was a defect components - dealer replaced vehicle fixed”

Anonymous, MI (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 5.7-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Electronic or air suspension

“the air suspension does not stay inflated. has been back to the dealer 6 times, since it was purchased. Jeep can not figure out why the system continues to fail”

Anonymous, IL (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

“ladder rear passenger side was cut and had to be replaced , under warranty completed this week”

Dan B., ON (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)
Shocks or struts

“cracked seals in the rear shocks; lost all pressure”

Anonymous, QC (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

“From the day I drove it off the showroom lot, the steering wheel and seat vibrate above 62 mph, car is unable to be aligned or balanced. Jeep refuses to do anything about it. It's very unsafe and I'm worried about having an accident”

Anonymous, PA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

“Check engine light came on. Apparently the Oxygen sensor is bad. Being checked this next week”

Donald P., AZ (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Engine knock or ping

“Shutdown on one of the cylinders, known issue”

Andy P., MI (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)
Oil leaks

“Oil leaked on top of engine. Don't recall the part that had to be replaces under warranty”

Anonymous, GA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

“At regular checkup, oil leak detected at engine. Fixed by dealer under warranty”

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

“Slip out of park Automatic slip into gear drive”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Transmission failed and was replaced under warranty”

Anonymous, SC (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 5.7-L V8)

“poor design. Transmission had to be replaced due to shifting issues”

Anonymous, NC (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

“Wheel speed sensor went out and caused the ABS to shut down. Had an annoying beep every minute until repaired”

Tamara F., CA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 3.0-L V6 diesel)

“Not enough stopping power”

Dave H., FL (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)
Regular brake failure

“Brakes are not strong enough for weight of vehicle”

Dave H., FL (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

“Direct is supposed to lock by pushing a button on outside door handle. Works about 50% of the time”

Anonymous, SC (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 6.4-L V8)
Windows

“The windshield washer stopped working”

Matthew D., WI (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

“automatic cabin control isn't effective, especially the heat. The AC was on while it was 45 degrees outside”

Anonymous, NC (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveline vibration

“The same problem exists. The vibration is awful. Car is awful - I wouldn't recommend anyone buying a Jeep”

Anonymous, PA (2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

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