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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (14%)

Chart based on 66 repairs.

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (27%)

$500 - $999 (31%)

$100 - $499 (31%)

< $100 (12%)

Chart based on 26 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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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

turbocharged 215hp 3.0L V6 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2011 - Sep 2014
Mar 2012

46500 mi
Rear axle noisy. Replaced under warranty 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2012 - Jan 2014
Jan 2013

64660 mi

C $2300
Pinion bearing failure in the rear differential 
Feb 2013

65560 mi

C $2200
Gear noise developed in the rear diff within 1 month of the pinion bearings and other bearing being replaced. Entire rear end was changed out with a used rear end. 
Jul 2013

69400 mi

C $800
Replace entire drive shaft 
Dec 2013

75640 mi

C $1800
$650 to rebuild the alternator, $125 for serpentine belt, $400 for some fancy bracket that holds turbo hoses. The rest was labour. I bought a new GMC pickup truck and traded the Jeep. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Dec 2014
Jan 2011

24800 mi
intermittent hatch light replace squeaking heater fan motor radio tuning needed updated flash nav system update flash 
Jan 2012

32420 mi
seat repair 
Dec 2013

52700 mi

C $100
Replace leaking tpm valve 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Illinois, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2014
Oct 2011

116000 mi

US $260
recirculation door was broken, stuck closed. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2011 - May 2014
Apr 2011

55180 mi
Replaced intake swirl valve actuator motor 
Jun 2011

59520 mi
right front wheel bearing diagnosed as needing replacement, parts ordered replaced right front wheel bearing 
Jan 2012

66720 mi

C $200
replaced battery 
Oct 2012

78720 mi

C $500
BOTH REAR STABILIZER LINKS WORN OUT - REPLACED  turbo intake hose loose, not installed correctly, probably after swirl valve actuator motor replaced 30000 km ago. hard to install correctly because very little clearance. might also be prone to loosening. also replaced nearly clogged air filter. 
Nov 2012

79320 mi
All the dash warning lights came on, signals did not flash, engine ran normally. disconnected & reconnected negative cable from battery and reset service engine soon with OBD 2 code reader (no codes). seems to be ok now. 
Mar 2013

81840 mi

C $1100
Nov 2013

92200 mi

C $300
replaced #1 glow plug 

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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Texas, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2012
May 2012

56500 mi

US $1500
Battery dead after only 2 years AC not cooling correctly 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Ohio, United States
Sep 2009 - Jan 2012
Jun 2009

8000 mi
Power steering pump failed and leaked. Replaced under warranty, no charge. 
Jul 2011

40000 mi

US $90
Sunroof wasn't seating correctly (too low). 

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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Grand Cherokee in New York, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2015
Jan 2011

20000 mi
All dash lights illuminated. Numerous control and info systems - turn signals, radio, all gauges would not work. Diagnosed as control module failure. Dealer ordered and installed replacement. Vehicle computer reset. Everything working again 
Sep 2013

62000 mi

US $300
Starter replaced. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2015
Mar 2012

6000 mi

US $350
Passenger side rear window mechanism failed. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in New York, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

36000 mi
took in several times for a rattle in left wheel area which still occurs. also to go back for radio problems 

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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Repair Histories

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