2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Rollover Risks

So as of late auto blogs and online magazines have been a buzz over this video released by Swedish magazine Teknikens Värld. There web bases episode shows a dramatic lane-change maneuver called evasive maneuver (moose test), in which the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee seems to fail horribly.  The video of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee performing this test shows a complete failure of the ROPS (Roll Over Protection System). The Jeep Grand Cherokee quickly jolts to 2 wheels and is then settled down back to all 4 wheels, almost rolling over. Since the videos release, Chrysler Group has been quick to try and debunk the possible stability issue. Chrysler engineers took three different Jeep Grand Cherokee models and put through the test 11 times. Chrysler reported there were no results similar to the ones shown in the original video.


Teknikens Värld would hosted another video with a round of testing and invited Chrysler engineers out to have access to the Jeep Grand Cherokee and its on-board computer system. In the video it seems there is a heated discussion (1:30 Min) about specifications. Many are saying the Swedish magazine intentionally overload the vehicle to cause the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee to almost roll over. Teknikens Värld is standing behind their results. It will be interesting to see how this issues plays out with Jeep parts possibly being recalled.