I have a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with just under 67,000 miles. Several times last year my vehicle would randomly shut off while driving. It would happen intermittently and would always immediately start right up with no hesitation. After this happened on the highway and my steering wheel locked, I took it in to the dealership to figure out the problem. Let me add that I religiously take my car in for service every 3,000. I just do. At any rate, the diagnosis was that I needed to replace the powertrain control module to the tune of $1,000. This all happened around the same time Chrysler was going through the ignition switch issues and was wondering if it could somehow be related. I recently received a recall notice for something related to the ignition switch. Is the powertrain control module something that would normally be replaced after nine years? Just curious if this is “normal” wear and tear.
Thanks in advance for the feedback.