2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 from North America


So far, so great



I only had my Jeep for a few weeks. I do really like it. The one problem that came up today was a malfunction light next to the oil. I read in my Manuel that this is the check emissions, transmission and engine light and to get serviced. I paid for a 280 point check at dealer and now wondering what is wrong? can anyone help me with this or had this happen? I am calling the dealer tomorrow. Thank you, Andrea email address annnndrea@msn.com.

General Comments:

Like I said above. I really like the jeep. It handles well and looks like a brand new Jeep. no complaints here. I'm enjoying it.

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

Review Date: 27th November, 2005

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo from North America


Repetitive problems cause me to intensely dislike this vehicle


Fifth door lock being replaced this weekend. Third time for the driver's side. Door locks growl and freeze up. Have to be replaced. Cannot use key in any manner once the door lock freezes. Has cost $250+ to repair each occurrence.

Have had tail light/brake light problem four times so far with varying costs to "correct" each time. Usually it has been the light socket.

General Comments:

This vehicle is far too expensive to maintain.

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

Review Date: 28th October, 2005

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Larado 4.0 from North America


I still love my Jeeps


Left tail light continued to blow had to replace left tail lamp assembly (not covered $203.50)

Trans Range Sensor failed would not shift

(covered $76.22)

Front right speaker blew (covered $94.34)

Recliner Motor Gear Stripped (covered $95.15)

Leak between transmission and transfer case.

Gauges would peg and dash would make clicking noise this was due to dirty or bad connection to the battery. Cleaning the terminals fixed the problem.

General Comments:

The 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee is very comfortable to drive. I do believe there is a problem with the left tail light assembly. I think there should be a recall before some one gets hurt in an accident due to a bad tail light and starts a class action lawsuit.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2005

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ 4.7 litre V8 from Australia and New Zealand


Rear brake lights don't work when the headlights are turned on


Rear brake lights don't work when the headlights are turned on.

General Comments:

I would like to thank jrdahle@yahoo.com for his January 1, 2005 post at http://www.carsurvey.org/reviews/jeep/grand_cherokee/r33943/comments/page-2/

His instructions successfully fixed my problem i.e. my lower rear brake lights don't work when I have my headlights switched on.

The problem was correctly predicted as a faulty ground contact on my brake light, and I cleaned the contacts (I cleaned the other two while I was at it) with a Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol, and raised the metal contact slightly (be very gentle) on the ground contact with a small flat head screw driver, that I had to tighten up the screws in my reading glasses.

The whole process took me about 10 minutes for the first brake light, and 5 minutes for the second light (since I knew what I was doing second time around). My local Jeep dealer quoted me $376 to fix this problem by completely replacing my two rear light fixtures (2 x $168 for the fixtures and $40 labor costs) and I fixed it myself with the help of this web site for free in 15 minutes !!! I am an office worker, not a mechanic, and not particularly mechanically minded, so if I can do it, anyone can do it.

Here is a very useful site, which shows you how to remove your rear light fixture so you can fix this problem http://www.wjjeeps.com/lamps/lampsrem.htm#EXTERIORREM

And if the trick above doesn't work, here is a site where you can order replacement light fixtures for $58.95 each instead of $68 each list price, which is what my dealer quoted to me. By the pay the part numbers for the replacement fittings are 11-5275-01 (RH passenger side light) and 11-5276-01 (LH drivers side light). The web page is at


Tools you will require for this job are (a) a Phillips head screw driver for removal of your two rear light fixtures, (b) a small/tiny flat head screwdriver for raising the metal ground contact, and (c) Q-tips and rubbing alcohol for cleaning all the contact points.



Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th October, 2005

4th Nov 2006, 16:50

Thanks - this works! I'd suggest for anyone to try this before running out and buying a new tail light assembly. I had to use a utility knife to dig under the ground contact and pry it up. Once pried, I slipped a small piece of thin plastic underneath the contact to keep it from sinking in again.