Jeep Grand Cherokee 2012 - stalling problem

Submitted: Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 16:22
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My Jeep suddenly lost power and stalled while travelling at 90 kph. It had to be towed to a dealer to be left overnight. Next morning it started perfectly, & mechanic could not find fault. Have any other Jeep owners experienced this problem? We would appreciate any suggestions.
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Reply By: Bigfish - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 16:37

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 16:37
Buy an OBD11 gauge/readout that connects to your car under the dash and it tells you what code has appeared and very often you can clear the code and keep on driving. Google it .
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Follow Up By: Member - jb2211 - Monday, May 18, 2015 at 09:22

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 09:22
Thanks for that. The mechanic from NRMA tried that, with no success.
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Monday, May 18, 2015 at 09:33

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 09:33
The earlier Grand's didn't use the standard OBDII gauges or codes. Not sure about the latest ones. You needed a specific Chrysler scan gauge to get a true reading. All you get from a standard gauge is a generic reading that isn't much help. $3000 for the Chrysler gauge so finding a mechanic with one is rare.
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Reply By: Steve D1 - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 18:17

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 18:17
Has it had ALL the recalls done. there are a couple which could be the issue you have experienced.

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Follow Up By: Member - jb2211 - Monday, May 18, 2015 at 09:20

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 09:20
Have had 2 recalls done, but there is one pending for fuel pump relay, as parts not available from the US. We think this is probably the cause of our problem!
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Reply By: Idler Chris - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 18:54

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 18:54
Sell it....
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Reply By: Michael H9 - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 19:13

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 19:13
Well rather than selling what is actually a nice car, you probably need to clarify if it is a petrol or diesel motor. The issue is either fuel related or electrical. I suggest you read up on the WK2 section of ausjeepoffroad.com. If those guys don't know then nobody does. It's a great resource.
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Follow Up By: Member - jb2211 - Monday, May 18, 2015 at 09:21

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 09:21
It is a diesel. Will check that website, thanks
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 19:17

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 19:17
Something similar as mentioned on another forum the other day, this blokes Jeep wouldn't start, had a code up . . . not sure if that Jeep was later model etc, but worth checking this out.
Code came up with low on essential fluid.
Owner checked all oils, coolants, ended up being the WASHER BOTTLE FLUID !! TRUE :/
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 20:07

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 20:07
Just checked, it was a 2012 Jeep Cherokee too !!
The boloke was stopped, cleaned screen, went to restart and wouldn't do so . . .
Carry and extra can of beer
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 21:37

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 21:37
Surely not Les. Are you telling another porky!! Thanks god that's not in our car.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Monday, May 18, 2015 at 00:40

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 00:40
Looks legit, and did you see that 4x4 Earth thread reply where the other Pathfinder owner found his vehicle not starting was caused by a blown brake light fuse ??!!
Just crazy to have such things cause a vehicle to not be operable, and dangerous for people going bush.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Monday, May 18, 2015 at 08:36

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 08:36
Well lets face it. If the brake lights aren't working an emu may run up your rear end. Wasn't it great in the days where we were responsible for our own car lights. Speaking to a telstra driver a couple of years back whose lights were way too high, even when parked on the footpath, he said that he wasn't responsible for how the car's lights were adjusted. What!!! Now I see what he means. The car manufacturers put these electronic gizmos in the car so they we aren't responsible for the car.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - jb2211 - Monday, May 18, 2015 at 09:24

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 09:24
That sounds hard to believe, but anything is worth a try!
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Follow Up By: Zippo - Monday, May 18, 2015 at 11:08

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 11:08
Les, that Pathfinder sounds even worse than the BT-50. Manufacturers have dumbed down both the driving AND the maintenance aspects of modern vehicles to the ridiculous. I was discussing this type of issue with an independent mechanic recently. The BT-50 of one of his customers went into limp mode due to a failed stoplight. Now that would be b###y brilliant in the middle of the Simpson.
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Reply By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 19:48

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 19:48
If its petrol ...... I'd be suspecting the crank angle sensor
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Follow Up By: Member - jb2211 - Monday, May 18, 2015 at 09:28

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 09:28
No, it is a diesel. We have just contacted Chrysler Australia Head Office, and they say there is a temporary fix for the problem until recall can be done - fingers crossed!
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Reply By: Steve in Kakadu - Monday, May 18, 2015 at 08:18

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 08:18
Perhaps you could do this.

I'm sorry I bought a JEEP
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