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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee repairs by problem area

Chart based on 158 repairs.

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee repair cost distribution

Chart based on 58 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Jeep Grand Cherokee in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
Jan 2010

83080 mi
During the cold, the rear hatch cover over the door handle broke when used to open the hatch, I replaced it with a chrome aftermarket cover. 
Mar 2010

83080 mi
Small power steering fluid leak when sold. 

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

325-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Indiana, United States
Feb 2008 - Apr 2015
Mar 2008

45000 mi
new drive shaft to correct vibration at 70mph. loose seat belt torsioners. Seatbelt wouldn't retract. Tightened torsioners, problem corrected. Dead battery after leaving accessory switch on for 20 mins while hooking up a trailer. They checked everything and could not find any issues, battery charged fine. I suspect an alternator problem or a bad ground, but it hasn't occurred again. 
Sep 2008

47000 mi

US $100
Brought it in in March to another dealer for dead battery - dealer couldn't replicate. New dealer in Sept checked it out and found bad starter. Replaced starter, problem fixed. Whining noise from front end upon deacceleration and vibration at highway speeds, found bad front end gears and out of balance driveshaft (driveshaft also replace in March) Replaced both - problem solved Intermittent rough running with check engine light. Acted as if water in gas. Dealer found bad pcv valve (oil in air cleaner), and plugs that hadn't been replaced as needed at 30,000 mile service. Problem hasn't repeated since.  Front end rotors warped. Replaced rotors and pads.  
Aug 2009

54000 mi

US $300
CD/DVD would not read discs. Nav disc also did not read and reported error. Radio replaced, new nav disc ordered and installed Steering felt loose since last repair, but not enough to be dangerous. Dealer found worn bushings and replaced them.  
Sep 2009

54000 mi

US $150
hydraulic lift arms for tailgate no longer pushing tailgate up. Replaced both lift arms  
Jan 2011

67000 mi

US $100
Oil leaking from transmission lines. Lines replaced Interior heating thermostat not operating. Either all hot or all cold. Flashed PC and fixed issue. 
Aug 2011

67000 mi

US $120
Bad speed sensor on wheel Tire pressure sensors leaking (2).  Brake light bulb 
Sep 2011

67000 mi

US $100
Air bag connector bad. Replaced. 
Jun 2013

78000 mi

US $100
Starter died Wheel speed sensors failed 
Feb 2014

84300 mi

US $250
Bad EGR valve Bad axle bushing 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2007 - May 2009
Jan 2008

28000 mi
Hood support failed under warranty. Clock spring in steering column became noisy, replaced. Suspension clunk due to faulty sway bar bushings. Vehicle slowly losing coolant. Rattle in dash air vents. 
Feb 2008

28000 mi
Occupant classification module in the front airbag system required recalibration to extinguish the airbag light on the dashboard. 

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Illinois, United States
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
May 2008

46000 mi
"Service 4 wheel drive system, and Electical Brake System" Lights came on. Shutting off vehicle and turning back on reset everything back to normal. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in New York, United States
Sep 2007 - Dec 2012
Oct 2007

20800 mi
The dash board "idiot" lights come on and off repeatedly for a few minutes then all is normal. The speedometer and tachometer also drop to 0 when this happens. The car continues to run normally other than this. The dealer replaced the gauge cluster but it 
Jul 2010

49000 mi

US $120
Starter went bad with just over 49,000 miles on it. Changed starter and all is OK. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2015
Mar 2010

34000 mi

US $250
rear pinion seal leak repaired windshield replacement 
Jul 2010

36000 mi

US $190
Intermittent "Check ABS/AWD light" 
Oct 2010

36000 mi
Lt rear ABS sensor replaced 
Jan 2011

39000 mi
Leaking transmission cooler line at crimped rubber hose/hard line junction. Occurred at 39K miles..called Jeep Dealer to see if covered under 7yr Power train Warranty, told no but dealer encouraged me to call Jeep for out of Warranty claim. 
Mar 2011

40000 mi
Intermittent ABS warning /misfunction light despite ABS sensor replaced which OBDII codes suggested was the problem 
Jun 2011

42000 mi

US $10
Tranny cooler lines leaking at rubber hose/crimps..common problem. Temporararily fixed by cutting off crimps and adding 3/8" hose with clamps..lasted quite awhile until trans failed at 54K miles and shopped put in new OEM lines. 
Jan 2012

44700 mi
Other crimped fitting for trans cooler line started to leak at crimp joint...#2 line now with this problem 
Mar 2012

46000 mi
Jeep Dealer continues to guess why "Service Electrical Drive System"/"Service ABS" warning lights on intermittently without definitive fix..just keep replacing parts and see if that cures the problem, thus far without success. 
Jun 2012

47000 mi

US $244
See prior reports..all the ABS sensors now replaced and CEL/ABS/AWD error warning lights off for about 1 month and 2K miles.  
Jul 2012

48000 mi

US $83
At 50K miles, front rotors runout above spec(.004 inches)with uneven brake pad wear and slight brake pedal pulsation 2nd warp. New rotors/pads 
Feb 2013

55000 mi

US $3400
Catastropic transmission failure 

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Texas, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

73000 mi

US $100
noisy ring and pinion misadjusted differential bearings caused bearing failure Also replaced water pump. 

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Kentucky, United States
May 2009 - Apr 2011
Apr 2010

40700 mi

US $450
brake pad slapping sound, still life in pads but replaced all 4 to stop the sound. 
Dec 2010

47000 mi

US $250
hard downshift 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Michigan, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2008

43000 mi

US $100
Starter failure. Vehicle started, I drove to store 2 miles away, went inside, came out, and... nothing. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in New York, United States
Dec 2007 - Mar 2011
Feb 2010

28300 mi

US $165
Spongy brakes...repaired/ new fluid. 

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Repair Histories

151 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 48 of these members (31.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 158 repairs to 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokees--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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