2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L 6 cylinder in line, OHV from North America


In one sentence: GREAT CAR!!!


I had Jeep Cherokee since last year, and when I got it, it already had fair mileage on it. However the only problem was the low oil pressure right from the beginning. The indicator on the dash-board says, at start up, that oil pressure's OK. Then when I drive for a while and stop, for example on the red light, indicator shows to "Check Gauges". I suspect it might be either gauge problem, computer problem or the crank shaft bearing worn out.

Another irritating problem is that only the driver can open and close windows. I have no idea what might be causing that problem; perhaps it's short circuiting somewhere? Or maybe it's the computer to blame for again?

I have read about Cherokee's electrical problems, but I never actually heard anyone have the same problem as I do. Can anyone make me feel better, by telling me that I'm not the only one =).

General Comments:

Great reliable small SUV.

Great for first time drivers.

Minor electrical problems, but that's it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd December, 2007

1st Aug 2009, 11:23

I have the same problem. I am pretty sure it is the gauges or the wiring harness, but I am not worried about it, it is not affecting the drive at all.

2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 from North America


I'd like the car more... If I could trust it


Key lock replaced at 120,000.

Controlling windows from master driver's side at 123,000.

Replacing driver's side window motor at 123,000.

Shake at 50mph at 70,000.

Interior squeaks at 60,000.

Overheat, radiator, serpentine belt, and hoses at 130,000+.

Hatch will not open, or when open, will not remain up.

A/C evaporator.

General Comments:

Wow, to think, I've done absolutely everything to have these things repaired... but only seems to be a short fix.

Actually the Jeep left me stranded yesterday during Xmas shopping, and with a 10 month old, due to some overheating problems. I have addressed this problem for the past 2 years with flushes and replacements. I'm at the end of my rope.

The lock thing happened last year, and AAA was able to help me out by replacing the key cylinder. No problems since.

Driver's window stopped working also a year ago, but worked on the passenger side by my master and passenger control, but since I've had the driver's motor replaced... I can control the passenger from the driver's side, and passenger is hit or miss.

I came online to see about overheating, but looking through the complaints, I can agree with everyone!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th December, 2007

2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4x4 Inline 6 cylinder 4.0 ltr from North America


This car is a tank. Send it to Iraq for the troops.


Nothing has really gone wrong with the car. The front does shake or shimmy when I hit a pot whole at a certain angle. My exhaust clamp has broken due to wear and tear. My button for the rear windshield wiper is now pushed back because the button stuck. All simple fixes.

General Comments:

This Jeep is very strong and makes you feel like you can take on anything. The gas mileage is good if you accelerate and let the engine and trans go through its normal shifting stages. I think people need to remember that Jeeps like the Cherokee are really meant for off roading and are cheap. The suspension systems and 4x4 are really meant for trails, not highways. They are not high way driving vehicles. Also keep in mind that the 4.0 Inline 6 tends to run much hotter than most engines. I put my on synthetics (AMSOIL) and it runs great. My dad had a 93 Cherokee 2 door with no 4x4. The only problem we had was with the radiator. It went to 260,000 miles and would not die. We sold it for $400 to a kid who needed a car. Jeeps are good, tough, reliable cars. Keep in mind what they are really for. I will always drive a Jeep to keep the WWII product and tradition alive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th December, 2007

24th Jan 2011, 20:59

Thank you. I was about to buy one and this really helped me.