Jeep Grand Cherokee 2015 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Jeep Grand Cherokee 2015 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Jeep Grand Cherokee 2015: Blown automatic transmission.

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Apr 2020

Perhaps a little strangely, the only recall I could find for this model to do with the transmission was one alerting owners to the fact that the unconventional design of the shifter handle could trick them into leaving the vehicle unattended without first selecting Park. But it doesn’t surprise me that you’ve had this failure as this generation of Jeeps has been plagued by all sorts of quality and reliability problems and, therefore, recalls and technical service bulletins (like a recall but not a safety-related issue).

I would definitely be tapping Jeep on the shoulder as I don’t believe 85,000km is a reasonable expectation when it comes to the life expectancy of such a major component in a modern vehicle. However, your car is clearly out of warranty, so it could come down to a dog-fight between you and Jeep.

I’d like to think that Jeep might meet you half way with the cost of repairs given the youth and full service history of your car, but there are no hard and fast rules here. You could also consider talking to Consumer Affairs over this.

The other thing you can do is talk to a transmission specialist as opposed to a Jeep dealer. Chances are, the cost of a replacement or rebuilt transmission from a specialist might be a fair bit less than a dealership can offer. But I’d definitely talk to Jeep head office first.

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Is the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 2015 reliable?

Answered by CarsGuide 20 Sep 2019

We are not aware of any specific issues with the SRT’s big V8, but the Grand Cherokee doesn’t have a great reputation for reliability. It has been subject to a number of recalls for various problems, and we would urge you to have a Jeep dealer check any vehicle you might consider buying before you do so. Fuel consumption is also something to think about with the 6.4-litre V8, it uses fuel and usually more than most people anticipate when they buy one.

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Good SUV for outback caravan towing

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Jun 2017

The Discovery hasn’t done a lot of kays for its age, presumably those it has done have been tooling around town. If it’s in great shape, has been well maintained and serviced and hasn’t been used off-road I would tend to go for the Land Rover. Against that the Jeep has a good reputation as a towing vehicle, and it’s new, which adds to its appeal.

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Mercedes or Jeep for towing a boat?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Jul 2016

You're correct in thinking the Mercedes would cost more to service and repair, particularly if you use a dealer. Going to an independent service mechanic with experience of Mercedes-Benz cars would save you plenty. The Jeep would be the cheaper of the two in terms of servicing, and of the two you are looking at that's the one I would opt for.

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Chrysler and Jeep vehicles recalled to reduce roll-away risk

Chrysler and Jeep vehicles recalled to reduce roll-away risk

24 Jun 2016 · by Tim Robson

More than 47,000 cars recalled nationally to install software designed to minimise risk of cars rolling away if not parked properly.

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Best option for towing 2500kg caravan?

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Oct 2015

Jeep is overhauling its customer support systems in Australia and I'm much more confident in recommending the Grand Cherokee. It will also be fine for your towing and any off-road work.

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Considering premium performance SUVs

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Sep 2015

The V8 in the SRT8 sounds great but the core quality is no match for a Mercedes. If you like driving, the new GLE 63 would be my pick.

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Good choice SUV for travelling

Answered by CarsGuide 31 Aug 2015

I'm a fan of the XC60, which still gets The Tick, but you should also consider the Skoda wagon lineup and test drive both the Octavia and Superb as they are from the Volkswagen family but better value.

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$50K SUV - Pathfinder vs Kluger vs Grand Cherokee

Answered by CarsGuide 24 Aug 2015

Getting the Jeep would be overkill if you don't go off-road and it seems you've answered your own question in favour of the Nissan. I give the Pathfinder The Tick and it tops the Kluger for me.

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Capped-price Jeep servicing?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Mar 2015

Fiat Chrysler, which handles Jeep in Australia, is working on what it describes as a "transparent" pricing program for its vehicles. It's close but I do not have an introduction date yet.

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