1999 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L from North America
Junk Each and Every Part
From the first week we owned it we experienced fuel pump failure. The problem was never corrected by the dealer and would come and go.
The bakes and rotors were replaced four times before hitting 30,000 miles. Three times it was done at the manufactures expense. Later we discovered that Chrysler mandated Raybestis Life time pads for replacement. These pads are made of a much harder substance than the factory rotors. Thus the rotors will warp every time. Now they are settling a class action lawsuit as a result of this defect.
At 50,000 miles the number one exhaust valve froze shut and the entire motor needed a top end re-build. Costly, “ $1200”.
The Jeep is a sturdy, roomy vehicle, but the biggest money pit in the USA. If you like spending money I highly recommend buying one. My next SUV is a Toyota or a Volvo.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th October, 2006
20th Apr 2009, 20:16
I can see that you have had a bad experience with your Jeep. Unfortunately I had a Toyota Land Cruiser that spent more time at the dealership than in my driveway. I have a 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport that has 220000 miles on it and is still going strong. I also have a 1999 GMC Jimmy with 154270 miles on it and have only had to replace the 4 wheel drive encoder motor as a major part, other than the usual brake pads and timing belts.
17th Sep 2011, 19:49
Are you sure that you have a Jeep made by Chrysler? Sounds like you have an old AMC junk pile, or a Toyota. My wife and I bought a 1997 model new, and it now (2011) has 220k miles on it. Other than normal wear parts (brakes and tires, belt, and shocks), I have only replaced the water pump at 178k. No other vehicle has been this reliable, and I have owned them all as a used car dealer.