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REALM 10-16-2011 08:34 PM

Everything stopped... crazy
Was at a friends tonight who has a fairly loaded GC 2wd Laredo. He was driving on the interstate when everything shutoff. No power steering, no power brakes, no engine, etc. He and his family coasted safely to the side with some effort, and had towed to the dealer. They said some part had vibrated loose that controls the electrical systems, that never should have, and said he's lucky it didn't damage the engine more. They fixed and assured him it wouldn't happen again and was a factory assembly fault.

Anyone ever heard of this? Crazy.

Kevlars 10-16-2011 10:01 PM

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Ok that is serious ... can you get more info on exactly what came loose so we can all check .... PLEASE !!!

REALM 10-16-2011 11:05 PM

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Will do... he said he asked what the deal was and if it would happen again. They said they've never seen it before ever and shouldn't have happened. He said it was some kind of connector terminal for the electrical system that wasn't tightened down properly and simply vibrated loose, undoing the connector, and everything with it. Seems plausible as I had an old Tahoe with a bad battery that would suddenly die. Took them a week to figure out because the battery was new. Sounds like a similar situation here where the electrical loop was shorted and screwed everything. He said total fluke though.

Gold Rat Tooth 10-17-2011 03:46 AM

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thast pretty scary..

DAVY27 10-17-2011 04:29 AM

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heard this happening to a few of the WK owners, everything just shuts off. NOT FUN, when you're going 80+ on the freeway.

05quadratrac 10-17-2011 05:03 AM

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Happens ocassionally on my Wk, had it happen last week. Everything shuts off except the electrical stuff. My engine, power steering etc. all just stop and if I have the radio going I normally have no idea until I lose the power steering and acceleration.

jeep2011 10-17-2011 07:19 AM

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I have a friend with a WK as well that his does this sometimes. All the gauges go haywire, HVAC shuts down, then his will actually come back to life within a couple of seconds. I have been in the car when this has happened and it is weird. Its hard to find the cause of the problem if no codes are stored.

BuckeyeSRT 10-17-2011 07:51 AM

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Originally Posted by REALM (Post 499761)
They said they've never seen it before ever

This is a phrase that manufactures over use. :lol::rolleyes:

rpoverland 10-17-2011 08:13 AM

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Maybe a little bit off topic, I went to a car wash Saturday morning and they refuse to take my 11 overland because the owner was concerned about V8 Grand cherokees going crazy inside the car wash bay. Supposedly somebody died in a car wash accident because the transmission went into drive by itself and WOT.

I was shocked. Does anybody knows anything?

77Cherokee 10-17-2011 06:17 PM

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Cars generally don't go "crazy". Some car wash attendants, on the other hand, occasionally use drugs. :rolleyes:

Kevlars 10-17-2011 06:54 PM

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sounds like the owner is on crack

TaxiDriver 10-17-2011 07:32 PM

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The 1997 movie starring Kurt Russell called "Breakdown" features a WJ generation jeep that break down b/c of an electrical problem that shuts everything down. He fixes it eventually by plugging a wire back in near the front of the car hahaha! That's funny.

Seriously though, what is the deal with these problems? This doesn't make me feel good about eventually buying a WK2 Jeep. I expect this thing to go 100,000+ miles, and expect American manufacturers have gotten it right.

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