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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Problems and Repair Histories

70 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 22 of these members (31.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 41 repairs to 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokees--an average of 0.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Don't infer 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee repairs by problem area

12% of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 15% to the suspension, 39% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 10% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 41 repairs.

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 14% cost less than $100, 36% between $100 and $499, 21% between $500 and $999, and 29% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 14 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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Repair costs are in local units.

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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 31620    
46500 0 Rear axle noisy. Replaced under warranty 
63860  
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2012 63860    
64660 2300 Pinion bearing failure in the rear differential 
65560 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. 
69400 800 Replace entire drive shaft 
75640 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 20460    
24800 0 intermittent hatch light replace squeaking heater fan motor radio tuning needed updated flash nav system update flash 
32420 0 seat repair 
52700 100 Replace leaking tpm valve 
58900  
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 84000    
116000 260 recirculation door was broken, stuck closed. 
183000  
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011    
0 Replaced intake swirl valve actuator motor 
59520 0 right front wheel bearing diagnosed as needing replacement, parts ordered replaced right front wheel bearing 
66720 200 replaced battery 
78720 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. 
79320 0 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. 
81840 1100 FRONT AND REAR BRAKES WORN OR NEEDED SERVICE. REPLACED BOTH FRONT AND REAR PADS AND ROTORS ADJUSTED PARKING BRAKE SHOES RIGHT SIDE TIE ROD END REPLACED BECAUSE TOO MUCH PLAY 
92200 300 replaced #1 glow plug 
94860  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 35000    
56500 1500 Battery dead after only 2 years AC not cooling correctly 
 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Power steering pump failed and leaked. Replaced under warranty, no charge. 
40000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 19000    
20000 0 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 
62000 300 Starter replaced. 
68000  
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 5000    
6000 350 Passenger side rear window mechanism failed. 
16000  
Jeep Grand Cherokee in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2012 36000    
36000 0 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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