2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews - Page 40 of 46

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited V8 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V8 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired200 miles
Most recent distance58000 miles
Previous carJeep Wrangler

Summary:

Fun to drive, and for a domestic vehicle, it is marginal at best

Faults:

The power door lock on the driver's door malfunctioned at 40000. I had the brakes replaced today, and the Jeep dealer informed me that when the 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee came out, it had a two caliper system that was had on the rotors, and that, in fact, mine were warped. He said for a minimal cost of almost $300, they would replace them with a new 1 caliper system that was less damaging to the rotors. My question for Jeep/Chrysler is why that they have not recalled the Cherokee and replaced the calipers on all of them if they know this to be a problem?

General Comments:

I love my Cherokee, regardless of the brake problems. But, I am reluctant to buy another Cherokee because of the brake problem and the fact that they depreciate in value so considerably.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th May, 2003

27th Jun 2004, 21:47

There was a memo to the dealers to replace the calipers and pads... if the customer comaplained. Be sure to have the dealer look it up. They replaced my calipers, pads, and rotors. NO CHARGE.

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance44230 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Stinks

Faults:

Brake rotors went bad at 8,000 miles. The dealer turned the rotors--did not work so they were replaced at 9,500 miles. Rotors went bad again at 21,000 miles. Dealer told me I needed to brake less on hills (ha! ha!). Dealer ignored problem and told me I needed to have it repaired outside of warranty. Rotors went bad again at 43,000. I am seeking relief through my state's lemon law via an attorney.

Each of the power door locks went bad during the 44,230 miles. Each was replaced. A recall for a possible fire hazard on the manifold.

Overall, the brakes on this Jeep stink. Read Consumer Reports, or better yet, go to the NHTSA web site and see how many complaints about 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee brakes there are. Also, Chrysler issued 4 Technical Service Bulletins about the brakes. Need I say more!

General Comments:

Rides like a truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th May, 2003

7th Jun 2004, 12:08

Yes, I too have had the infamous brake problems. Mine started on my 2001 GC at 13,000 miles. When I took it to the dealer, I was informed that the rotors were warped and were covered under the factory warranty up to 12,000 miles. I told them that it's an obvious design flaw and they graciously replaced my rotors. Now I'm at 48,000 miles and experiencing the same problems. From reading all the comments, it is obvious that the warping is a design flaw and Jeep doesn't want to live up to having them recalled. I'm looking at buying aftermarket rotors and having them replaced or doing the work myself.

Overall, I love my GC and haven't experienced any other major problems other than the brakes. I just wish Jeep would realize a mistake and fix it.

26th Jul 2005, 11:50

I am the owner of a 2000 Grand Cherokee (We also own a (97) Jeep Wrangler and a 2005 Rubicon Unlimited). I have to say that in the time in which we have had the GC I have had 7 sets of rotors put on the vehicle and it only has 83,000 miles. We have never replaced the rotors on our 97 Wrangler. I believe this was a design flaw by the manufacturer. The reason I say this is I was told by our dealership that when the 2000 GC Loredo was made the front end was re-designed and there is not enough air circulation thereby allowing the rotors to cool. Which is turn causes the rotors to warp. Will I be purchasing another GC – Not on your life!

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited 4.7L from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.7L Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired24 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carToyota Landcruiser

Summary:

4x4 Polished turd

Faults:

12000 Miles the front brake rotors need replacement. (warranty)

26000 Miles the front brake rotors needed replacement once again, I was told this was common. (warranty)

Around 31000 miles the oxygen sensor failed. (warranty)

57000 Miles rear right axle/wheel bearing failed, also damaging the axle seal causing oil to get all over the brake pads. (out of pocket)

Most recently the transmission has gotten stuck in reverse, after a few minutes of playing with the shifter it went into drive. Have not brought it into the shop yet.

Front brake rotors pulsing again..

General Comments:

When I bought this vehicle I thought I was getting a solid rig, I was sadly mistaken. Off road as well as on road it handles like a dream, a little body roll, but not bad for a SUV of its size. Gets poor mpg for the amount of power (slugish). Nice looks, and comfortable.

Ill never buy another jeep.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th March, 2003

5th Jun 2003, 10:12

"Imports" are not always the answer! Jeep products are built better than most of the Imports you speak of. Although, I agree the Jeep Grand Cherokee brake problem should have been resolved with a recall. In my opinion the only import SUV worth considering is a Toyota--if you plan to off road.

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 168 reviews