2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo from North America


Decent overall reliability, but WAY too many minor costly problems


Air conditioning hoses broke twice, resulting in air only coming out of the defroster.

The latch mechanism of 3 different door locks needed replacing.

Brake light switch stopped functioning at 80000 miles.

General Comments:

Too many small, annoying things have gone wrong with this car. The 3 door latches is totally unacceptable.

Changing the headlights is a ridiculous effort for something so simple.

Overall, the car has been pretty reliable and hasn't cost me too much money to operate.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th January, 2005

21st Jan 2005, 10:13

It cannot be a coincidence that 1999 was also a year of major changes to the Grand Cherokee, inside and out.

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Lerado 4.0 straight 6 from North America


Give and take with the Grand Cherokee


From the get go I've had a coolant leak that no-one can seem to find. I can drive for about two weeks before the coolant light shows up. I fill the reserve a good bit past full and I can make it almost three weeks without the coolant light coming on.

Windshield wipers... Now there is a set of words that one would never really think would be such a problem. Warranty doesn't cover it. And for a price of 895.00 you too can have the self learning control sensor replaced. I purchased the extended warranty which of course is worthless and a waste of money.

The fuel pump went out at 30000 miles.

Rear rotors were replaced at 51,000 miles.

Cassette player... Do they even sell cassettes any more? Replaced it with a CD player.

Left power mirror is loose. Not sure whether it was there when I bought the vehicle, but the entire mirror assembly swings around if you barely touch it.

Gas mileage for this 6 cylinder matches Cheverolet's 5.7 v-8 at 17 miles in the city and 21 on the highway.

I really had not thought about all the problems at the same time with this car until now. This car stinks and those dealership employees? I think 99% are con-artists.

General Comments:

HOWEVER, I have enjoyed the comfort and style of my Jeep. I like the body lines and like the use of mahogany on the dashboard. Step on the accelerator and you are off and running.

I have achieved 410 miles on a single tank of gas. 98% of it of course were highway miles at an average speed of 80 mph.

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

Review Date: 30th November, 2004

3rd Mar 2005, 14:01

March 3, 2005. I have a 2000 grand cherokee and have the mysterious coolant leak, too. Every couple of weeks I have to fill it up. I've had it to three automotive shops and no one can find the answer. After replacing various parts, I'm now told that it is a cracked head gasket. $1,100 in addition to the $600.00 I've put into it. I have 125,000 miles on the car.

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 V6 from North America


It's a Jeep


The brake light goes out when I hit the brake and the headlights are on. Most people have gone and spent over $100 to fix. You can fix for free if you switch the modules in the brake light. Each rear light has 3 modules. The reverse and turn signal module only need a One-Phase switch, and your brake/tail light needs a Two-Phase module. Each module is actually the same. All you have to do is switch the module and make sure it is in the correct way! Walla!

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

Review Date: 31st October, 2004

14th Sep 2008, 17:43

Your solution worked perfect! Still don't know what caused the problem.

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 from North America


Hello, I've had my GC for almost two years now, I have loved my Jeep so far, other than the usual complants about brakes, (myself included). The only problem I've had so far is a seized oil pump, and a broken driver's seat. Has anyone else had this problem with their Jeeps? The steel used in the seats is very thin for an off road vehicle like this! I'm a big guy, but I don't think I'm as big as a few other Jeep drivers out there. I'm 6'3" and about 290lbs. I hardly think that's heavy enough to break a seat. Considering people off road with these and are a lot harder on their Jeeps than I am. But I did buy the Jeep GC used so, it might have been cracked before I bought it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2004

5th Nov 2004, 10:31

Regarding broken JGC seats- I agree that the material seems flimsy for a vehicle that can be used off-road. I'm definitely not a big person either- 5'01", 120 pound woman (sole driver of the Jeep). I've owed my 01 Jeep now for 3 years, driven 35K miles- and just had to pay $1100 to replace the drivers seat, as the railings that hold the whole seat to the vehicle floor broke - and the railing and the power seat controls are one unit, so if one piece is broken, it all has to go.