Jeep Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Jeep 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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Jeep Grand Cherokee 1996: Where can I buy a front tailshaft?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Nov 2019

The best thing to do it to call the experts at Jeeepart Recyclers (03 5448 8444). They will be able to help you with a front tailshaft for your car.

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What SUV should I buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Oct 2019

There are many SUVs that would fit within your budget. I would suggest you try a Toyota Kluger, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Isuzu MU-X, Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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Does the Jeep Grand Cherokee have product quality issues?

Answered by CarsGuide 4 Oct 2019

Remember Jeep has gone through a huge change in ownership following Fiat’s buyout of the company from Daimler. There have certainly been quality issues since Fiat took over, but they don’t appear to be as frequent now as they were.

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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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What towing vehicle should I buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Jul 2019

Your towing needs will dictate a big car. Others you could consider are the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Isuzu MU-X, Holden Trailblazer, or Ford Everest.

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Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram caught up in large round of recalls

Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram caught up in large round of recalls

5 Jul 2019 · by Tom White

Thousands of vehicles are caught up in a long round of recalls that involves everything from Takata airbags to incorrectly-printed tyre placards.

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Who owns Jeep?

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Jun 2019

Jeep is owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).

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Where are Jeeps made?

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Jun 2019

Most Jeeps are made in America, although there are a few exceptions for certain models.

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Are Jeeps good and reliable cars?

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Jun 2019

If there are any common problems and complaints about Jeep's reliability or faults, they'll likely show up on our Jeep problems page. You can also calculate a car's projected resale value via our price and specs page.

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