2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee from North America


They are pure junk. Chrysler should be forced to buy them all back


Engine rattles.

Door lock actuators don't work; doors won't unlock.

Hood shocks don't work.

Tail gate hinges are about to break off.

Front and rear differential leak.

Engine leaks.

Large amount of slack in the rear differential.

Steering wheel cover worn out.

Truck rattles when driving.

Steering is erratic, and it's hard to hold in lane on the highway.

If anyone used the Harada DLA-01 actuator to fix their door, and have pictures or a write up, please email me at chevellefrk@hotmail.com

General Comments:

Jeep Grand Cherokee's are junk, and Chrysler will not fix or recall for door lock actuators and tail light failure, even though tens of thousands of vehicles have the problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd November, 2007

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7 V8 from North America


I love the GC and would buy another, I just hope the problems are not going to follow me


I purchased this 2000 Jeep grand Cherokee limited with the v8 in june 2007. I also Have a 2001 GC and know what to expect for any problems to arise. I have had some luck so far. I hear a lot of problems with door locks, window regulators (my2001 just had that fixed) and lots of electrical. I would say the only problem I have came across was a whining sound from the front when I am at 55-70 mph. The sound is heard with the windows up and not pressing the gas. The dealer heard the noise and replaced the front axles, transfer case, bearing, and any other parts up front. The noise was still there, but not as loud. I have know idea what the noise is. I have never had 4x4 where my other one is 2x4. The other problem I am having that I have not heard any have yet is the Blend door problem. I am only getting heat on the one side. The dealer told me that it was a common problem, but not common enough to become a recall. To fix the problem they need to tear out the dash to get to these plastic doors that are broken. I was told it was a 900-1200 dollar job!!! I am glad that I have an extend warranty. any one else with this problem? email me at sylverjim@netscape.net.

General Comments:

The GC I purchased is a big jump in performance compaired to the 2001 GC with the in-line v6. The 2000 has the v8. The only thing I think is odd is the supercharger sounding noise I get. I was told it is normal???

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th October, 2007

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 Limited 4.7 liter V8 from North America


It's a luxurious keeper!


I haven't had any mechanical problems the entire time I've owned the vehicle.

I replaced the front brakes shortly after getting the vehicle because the rotors were warped badly, a common problem on this vehicle from what I've heard, also added a caliper update kit and haven't had a problem since.

Replaced the front and rear shocks earlier this year and put on new Yokohama Geolander HT-S tires about a year ago -- they do great in the snow and ice and off road.

General Comments:

This is by far the best vehicle I have owned so far.

It was a major upgrade from my 2000 Cherokee Classic, which was totalled in a wreck.

I've kept up regular maintenance and haven't had any problems.

Acceleration and braking (with the updated kit) is exceptional for an SUV and I love the V8 power!

Comfort level is high on the inside and the car looks beautiful.

For a 7-year-old vehicle, I still get comments from people asking if it's brand-new.

Gas mileage leaves a lot to be desired, but that's the trade-off for the V8.

It Does great off-road -- been on several Jeep trails and was never afraid or worried.

This is my daily driver and does get its share of abuse (rush-hour traffic, highway stop and go, off-roading), but as long as you take care of it and do the maintenance, I think you will be satisfied.

I'd buy a new one, if I liked the body style -- I think I'll hang on to this one!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th September, 2007