2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.o from North America
Look elsewhere for an decent SUV
When I first bought the car, there was an immediate moaning sound when the steering wheel was turned to the right. I took it to the dealer, they fixed the moaning sound by removing the entire dash board and steering column. After it was all put back together the car didn't steer straight.
Took the car back to have the steering fixed, the dealer told me that all Jeeps steer that way. The steering wheel actually needs to be held as if you're making a grafual left hand turn to keep the car pointed straight.
I took mu Jeep back numerous times to have the steering fixed, and finally gave up after being told that the pulling the car exhibits is actually a "safety feature" to ensure that drivers stay alert and pay attention to their steering.
Brake rotors... I I've replaced those at least 5 times.
37,000 miles (1000 miles after warranty) the entire cooling system went out. $1200 repair.
Window motors have gone out.
Door lock actuators have gone out.
Transmission problems at 80k.
If you take away all the problems, it's a nice car, but with everything I've gone through, I would never recommend it to anyone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd October, 2004
6th Nov 2004, 21:51
When I retired I bought a 2000 Grand Cherokee Laredo. I have always been exceptionally careful in driving and maintaining any vehicle I have ever owned. Schedule A in manual describes my use of Jeep. First of all I had two recalls early on. Then passenger door electric motor failed and was replaced under warranty. At 41,000 all four shocks had to be replaced because they were leaking. At just under 42,000 I had rear end checked because of growl/whine noise. Carriage bearing was bad where joins pinion. Shocks and bearing repair were out of pocket expense to me. I would never by another Jeep. If I have any other problems I will sell and go back to Japanese cars or European. I called Chrysler and I was told that schedule A in manual is the one a grandma would follow who keeps car garaged and hardly drives. Schedule B is schedule I should follow which does not represent my driving habits. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I don't have any more problems. Pretty rediculous when you consider what these vehicles cost. For the quality of automobile you get now days the CEOS and auto workers need to take a serious cut in pay. Their wages don't justify the junk they are putting out to the public.