1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited V8 from North America


Looks great, drives great, costs too much to maintain


I have an AC in my '99 Grand Cherokee Ltd with a will of its own too. And things seem to be getting worse since they started about a year or so. Here are the symptoms (in order of appearance in my little) :

- Sometimes when I start the car and turn on the AC to cool the air, hot air gets blown out of the window defogger or the leg vents.

- When the car has been parked outside (airport parking) for a few days and I turn it on and turn on the heater, only cold air comes out.

- If park the car for a short while (< 10 min) after having driven it for 20-30 min with the AC on, the AC does not cool the air, but the heater kicks in and starts heating

- The newest one to appear: when I turn on the AC the driver's side gets cooled, but the passenger's side gets hot air (like really heated air at 80 degrees)

I guess it's time to replace the car and get a Japanese one (again). I never had any issues with my Toyota before.

I've also had all the other things go out: warped rotors, blown out Infinity speakers in the dash...

I really think Jeep lost its quality label.



General Comments:

See above.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th April, 2008

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited V8 from North America


It's a Jeep thing... but an expensive Jeep thing


Heater and AC unit went out at 64000, mechanic said problem was so common in this year of Jeep they made a repair kit for it.

Seat warmers went out at about the same time.

Leather seats in general wearing out.

Makes funny grinding sound on turns.

Now leaking antifreeze from who knows where at 94600 miles, have to fill it about twice a week.

CD player randomly gives error, tape player likes to spit out the tape, button that is suppose to change the cd changes the song.

Hood struts and hatch struts both worn.

Check gages light randomly comes on.

General Comments:

My first car was a 94 grand Cherokee, I loved that car and wish I never got rid of it, never gave me any problems, LOVED that car, this was the car the started my love for jeeps.

My 99 is a nice car, it has all the fancy stuff, beautiful inside and out, comfortable, powerful, great for off roading and bad weather, but this particular year seems to have a lot of mechanical problems, the luxury stuff its nice, but getting Jeep parts seems to be hard to find and expensive, the value doesn't seem to keep well either, I've only owned it 1 year and 1/2 and I owe almost twice what its worth. If your love for jeeps is enough to go through all the repair costs it's a great car, but it's a little much for a young student, and unfortunately I plan on replacing it with a Civic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th January, 2008

8th Jun 2009, 10:15

I actually own a 99 jeep limited and a 1997 honda civic. I have had the jeep in the shop about 12 times since I bought it in 2002 for various jeep problems. I bought the civic new and it has only been to the mechanic for an exhaust system and brakes and it has around 200,000 miles. Good decision to go with the Honda.

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 6 from North America




Well this is my first jeep and I've put roughly 6,000 miles on it. I read a few of the other reviews and noticed some similarites. First, my headlights are also crusted up on the inside. But the real problem I care about is when I try to start it, it takes a solid 5-8 seconds to fire up. After that she runs just fine. Anyone know why this happens and if it's a tell tale sign of trouble to come?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2007

25th Feb 2013, 22:41

Just turn the power on for about 5 seconds, then it will start right up.