2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Lorado 4.0 from North America


The Jeep can be better, but it does it's job


Brake lights don't work.

***Corrected by changing the light socket - $13.00 each*** NOTE: The socket has burnt markings on it.

Fuel Pump replacements

***Had to drop the fuel tank and replace the fuel pump. While at it, replaced the fuel filter as well.***

Door lock replacements (all doors)

***Went online to buy the OEM parts for less, and changed them myself. Problem is the cheap plastics Mopar uses. I saved a fortune doing the job myself!***

General Comments:

The Jeep Grand Cherokee runs well overall. Great traction in the snow. I've put over 102000 miles on my Jeep to date, and it still runs well. Just continue to do the maintenance, and it'll keep running. I use only synthetic motor oil (Mobil 1). Always keep changing the air filter. Change the spark plugs every 50k-75k miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th September, 2005

15th Mar 2009, 20:43

If your brake and/or taillights go out, and you have burnt marks on the ring of the light holder rim, it's because the silver terminals on the black plastic back of the lens have lost their strength at pushing against the rim of the light socket when it's twisted in place. Pry up the silver terminals a bit, and scratch the carbon buildup off the ring of the light socket.

Save yourself hundreds of dollars. Maybe even apply a little conductive paste to the silver terminals to help with the connection.. Been there, and been there again...

Mark Riddick, 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo In-line 6 cyl. 4.0L In-line 6 cylinder. 4.0L from North America


2000 Jeep Laredo. 4.0L with oil pressure loss.


We purchased a 2000 Grand Cherokee Laredo in Feb. of 2004 with 61000 miles. on it. When we first bought the vehicle, we really liked it because it seemed to be a great value for the price. That was until we got it home the first night and the check gauges alarm beeped because the engine had lost all oil pressure. Their explanation was that the previous owner had never changed the oil and the engine had to be overhauled. New rings, bearings, gaskets, etc, the whole nine yards. We bought the extended warranty on the vehicle, but since it broke down the first night, the dealer picked up the cost of the repair. So everything was fine, we had a vehicle with basically a new engine right, wrong! After a few months it started using coolant. Took it to a dealership and the pressurized the block and said there was no leak pressure loss in 15 minutes. It has been about 23500 miles now since the overhaul (500 miles left on the warranty) and the engine has started loosing oil pressure again. My assumption is that there is a crack in the head and coolant is getting into the oil and they didn't catch it last time and simply blamed the old owner. Is this a common problem? I have read a couple articles on-line that sound familiar. It is going into the shop tomorrow and the jeep place close to where we live now seems to take really good care of the customers, so I feel fairly confident they will fix it. My concern is will it be fixed for good, or for another 24,000 miles?

Also replaced the rotors twice, but the second time I had the calipers replaced at this dealership under the warranty and did the rotors myself to save a couple hundred $.

General Comments:

Nice car with all the bells and whistles (that is mostly why we bought it, its my wife's car). I6 is a little sluggish and shifts a lot on hilly interstate, wishing we had the V8.

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

Review Date: 25th July, 2005

22nd Sep 2005, 21:37

We sold one of these a few weeks ago used, and it also had a oil pressure problem. The crank bearings were OK, and we replaced oil pump. Still lost pressure when hot, it was sent to the local Jeep dealer and it ended up having worn cam bearings. They replaced the cam, bearings, lifters, and oil pump. Our dealer bought it back, oops!