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JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE Problems with Vehicle Speed Control

 
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2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (723 Complaints)
Date reported Dec 21, 2009
Location RICHMOND HTS, OH
Manufacturer CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
Vehicle 2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

WHILE ON AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY AT NORMAL SPEEDS, THE CRUISE CONTROL STUCK, CAUSING FULL THROTTLE ACCELERATION. THE ONLY WAY TO SLOW THE VEHICLE DOWN WAS TO SHIFT INTO NEUTRAL BECAUSE THE BRAKES WERE INSUFFICIENT TO CONTROL THE SPEEDING VEHICLE. THE OVER-REVVING OF THE ENGINE RESULTED IN SEVERE DAMAGE (MAIN BEARING/ROD) UNTIL IT COULD BE SHUT OFF. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN IMPOSSIBLE TO STEER IT TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WITHOUT HAVING THE ENGINE ON. THIS WAS A SERIOUSLY LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION FOR TWO PEOPLE WHO SURVIVED ONLY BECAUSE OF QUICK THINKING. AS A RESULT, REPAIRS FOR THIS VEHICLE TOTAL OVER $6000.

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