In April I bought a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L 8cylinder, 65k – I love, love, love this car! As in, I visit her at bedtime and kiss her dashboard goodnight.
Last night I went to the grocery store (a 3 mile trip), hopped back into the car, and when I tried to turn her over received these messages: “Transmission Over Temp” and “See Gauges.” She would not turn over and the electrical and security systems blinked out after my third or fourth try.
The gauges did not indicate overheating and the tranny fluid was topped off. I checked that the gas cap was on correctly and tight, all the doors shut, etc. It has been hotter than f*cking Hell in Jersey, but coolant is topped up and temp gauge hasn’t gone over the halfway mark, even last week when it was 104 and I made a 100 mile trip.
I waited and tried to start her again and received the same messages. I called the Jeep dealership to ask if I should jump the battery and they said not to do so, as it could cause damage (given the messages the car computer was generating).
I met the tow truck in the store lot this morning, Jeep was totally dead (no computer messages, no security/electrical functions). I tried my spare key in case this was a key-chip glitch – nada. Now she’s at the dealership having the diagnostics done.
A bit of Google research yields that this may be a glitch common to the 2007s, but the reasons and repairs vary wildly. Do my Dopers have some input? There’s no warranty, so this will be cash outta pocket here :mad: