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Old 06-15-2015, 12:15 PM   #1
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Yet another problem with my 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Yesterday went to Lowes real fast tripfor something and was driving out of the parking lot when all of a sudden all the dash lights went out & the car died. It restarted but then the check engine light was on.

Went to Advanced auto and the read the codes, the last 2 were U1411, a quick search showed that it as "Implausible Fuel Volume Signal "

More searching also brought up the ignition issue, where someone would inadvertently hit the key with their knee or had have keys dangling. I am fairly short and I don't think my knee hit the key.

Has anyone dealt with this and if so what is the fix. Help would be appreciated.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:27 PM   #2
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No answers, but my 2007 GC has quit on me several times; but no CEL. My guess is that the car just figured out how bad the fuel mileage is....(mine is 14-16 mpg around town). Let us know what you find out.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:44 PM   #3
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I gave up on all Jeep products after owning three in our family...it seemed that weekly trips to the dealership's service department were the norm.
I started reading Consumers Report and discovered that the Jeep products were problem plagued. I discovered that Toyota products were listed as "best buys" and very reliable.....then I switched to Toyota for all the family's vehicle needs.
My Toyota trucks ran trouble free for what seemed like forever.
My wife's Toyota Corolla is 10 years old and has never had any problem...she loves it and will continue to drive it forever...it only needs gas, oil changes every 5,000 miles and tires every 50,000 miles or so.
I now drive an FJ Cruiser with V6 4.0Ltr power that tows 5,000 Lbs without any effort...I often forget my 26ft travel trailer is even there! This big 4X4 SUV is now 8 years old and still rides like new. It gets 21 MPG when not towing and that becomes about 12 MPG when towing my 26ft Travel Trailer. I would never even consider any Jeep product!
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I gave up on all Jeep products after owning three in our family...it seemed that weekly trips to the dealership's service department were the norm.
I started reading Consumers Report and discovered that the Jeep products were problem plagued. I discovered that Toyota products were listed as "best buys" and very reliable.....then I switched to Toyota for all the family's vehicle needs.
My Toyota trucks ran trouble free for what seemed like forever.
My wife's Toyota Corolla is 10 years old and has never had any problem...she loves it and will continue to drive it forever...it only needs gas, oil changes every 5,000 miles and tires every 50,000 miles or so.
I now drive an FJ Cruiser with V6 4.0Ltr power that tows 5,000 Lbs without any effort...I often forget my 26ft travel trailer is even there! This big 4X4 SUV is now 8 years old and still rides like new. It gets 21 MPG when not towing and that becomes about 12 MPG when towing my 26ft Travel Trailer. I would never even consider any Jeep product!
Use Consumer Reports Buying Guide for Auto and truck purchases and eliminate the aggravation of repeated break downs.

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Old 06-15-2015, 01:17 PM   #5
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I did notice that the fuel mileage MPG showing on the display was very low ~7-9 mpg, which it usually runs ~13-14 in the city.

Unfortunately I bought this jeep to tow and cannot at this point trading.

Toyota does not make a vehicle that can be towed 4 down, I know Honda has some.
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My 2007 Grand Cherokee is on the dealer waiting list for the ignition switch recall. The errant lights/stall/check engine light seem to sometimes point back to the ignition switch malfunction. Not just the published "hit the keys with the knee" scenario.

Here is a link to what i found. I would suggest checking with a dealer for recall on your VIN, then force the issue for replacement.

Hope this helps,
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I am on the list of the recall for the ignition but last I checked it is still pending a plausible fix.
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