2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Consumer Review: Safety Issues

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Consumer Review

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Limited 4dr SUV (3.6L V6 FFV 8-speed Automatic)

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Safety Issues
By stan90 on


2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A)


I leased a 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited in November, 2013.
It has a variety of problems some of which are serious safety issues that both
the dealer and Chrysler choose to ignore.
The transmission lags and lurches and makes periodic clanking noises.
Worse than that, mine has twice run up engine rpms while I was breaking to stop - a serious safety issue.
The electronic shifter offers no advantages. but rather is distracting (requiring a look down to verify what gear you are in).
During an emergency situation I needed to stop and quickly shift into reverse to avoid a collision.
Using this shifter created a delay that almost killed me. Later I learned that Consumer Reports noted the same thing and that this shifter problem could result in doing exactly the wrong thing in an emergency. Both the dealer and Chrysler failed to respond to or act on the problem when I reported it in 2013. The now identified problem of assuring that the vehicle is in park is a part of this same problem.
Several other problems none of which are fixed.

Thankfully, my lease is almost over.

Best Features

Worst Features

  • Instrumentation
  • Logic of controls
  • Outward visibility
  • Active safety
  • Parking aids
  • Entertainment
  • Navigation
  • Dealership support
  • Transmission
  • Electronics
  • Purchase cost
  • Resale value

Recommend (21) (12)

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