2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Jeep Grand Cherokee 2008

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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (16%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

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

Other (11%)

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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (14%)

$1000 - $2499 (36%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (14%)

< $100 (21%)

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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.

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

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

60760 mi

C $1000
Requires new solenoid and wiring harness for front differential of 4wd system. 2 months off warranty! 
63280 mi

C $1000
Replaced rear differential pinion seals - both 
84320 mi

C $600
Repaired leak on front diff. New gasket required. 
62000 mi

R 28000
Getting fault message "Service 4WD System". Diagnosis says clutches in auto transfer box are worn Replaced transfer case Transfer case clutches badly worn; replaced transfer case 
66100 mi

US $1030
Replace transfer case shift motor Replace rear pinion seal 
65060 mi

C $2300
Pinion bearing failure in the rear differential 
65060 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. 
68800 mi

C $800
Replace entire drive shaft 
46500 mi Rear axle noisy. Replaced under warranty 

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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

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

104000 mi Mandatory safety recall (software flash) of emergency brake had rendered the 4wd low to become inoperative. There are tons of online complaints about this. Jeep finally came out with an optional flash of their software that fixed it. If facing this google it thoroughly and bring supporting documentation. The dealer acted as if I didn't know what I was talking about and "never heard of it" despite the TSBs I brought. Luckily, the tech actually looked through the docs and performed the flash successfully in about 10 mins. And behold - the 4wd which hadn't worked for a year suddenly worked again. 
170000 mi

US $400
carrier bearings replaced - loud whirring sound when driving at higher speeds. Was getting louder and happening at only freeway speeds but got worse even at 45+ 

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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

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

38000 mi

US $100
Input Speed Sensor was bad causing vehicle to go into limp mode. Input Speed Sensor was replaced. 

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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Transmission Problems

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