Six sets of electric door Locks, have been replaced and it is in the shop for # 7. Every door lock has been replaced at least once, and some 2-3 times.
Shift when first started up is very slow.
Grand Cherokee is very unlike a regular Cherokee. Much more comfortable, and much more unreliable. Mileage on the Cherokee with a manual beats the Gand Cherokee with an automatic.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th January, 2003
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L from North America
Good Car with bad brakes
Rotors, rotors, rotors, I should have replaced them myself at 8k miles when they were untrue the first time.. The rotors on these cars are completely inappropriate for the vehicle.. My advice to anyone with a new one is to replace the rotors instead of having them trued with aftermarket parts at the first sign of problems.. The dealers I dealt with for the repairs are completely overpriced and you can replace the parts yourself for less than the cost of re-surfacing one axel at the dealer I got suckered into using.. Replace the rotors.. Additionally I have always had a problem with airleaks in the passenger side door/window that the dealer couldn't find. I also have an issue with the radiator fluid light coming on.. I took it in several times under warranty for the dealer to fix the problem, but per the dealer it wasn't a problem and went away when fluid was added.. Maybe a cold wheather problem. Of course now that the warranty ran out the have found out that the sensor is bad and they can fix it for $150...
Ultimately I really like my Jeep and I paid more for it than a new one cost today and with a very high interest rate, but it has been a good vehicle... The jury is out on whether I will buy a new Jeep because the second 50K miles will tell the true story of how this car performs...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 30th December, 2002
10th Jul 2003, 22:19
I own a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 43,000 miles. I am on my 4th set of brakes. I will be going with an after market set for the 5th set. I am giving up on the OEM calipers and rotors. I have not had any other mechanical or electrical problems other than the normal wear and tear items. My comment here is that I have owned primarily domestic vehicles in the past. I have noticed the service for known problems, example: Brakes on Jeep Grand Cherokee, are not acted on in a positive or timely manner. The recalls on new models are overwhelming for the consumer at times. More resources and dollars are needed before production launch and not on containment of design and production quality issues. I don’t believe the foreign automakers are smarter, just allocate their resources differently. The big three need to quickly gain back the consumer confidence…hopefully it is not too late!
17th May 2004, 07:40
I definitely agree with everyone who wrote in about their Jeep. I had a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Laredo that had to have the brakes and rotors replaced twice within two years. I now have a 2002 Jeep Cherokee Laredo that is having the same problems. The vehicle only has 12,000 miles on it and I have replace the brakes and rotors again. I really wish the company would make better brakes/rotors for this vehicle. If knew what I know now I would not have purchased another Jeep.
30th Jul 2004, 22:47
I have a 2000 Grand Cherokee Laredo with 68000 miles. It had problems with brake rotor warping until I replaced the factory rotors with good quality aftermarket rotors and ceramic brake pads front and rear. This was done at 35000 miles and I haven't had any brake problems since. I inspected the brake pads about two months ago and there is approximately 40% wear on the front pads, less on the rear. The vehicle is regularly driven 30 miles daily in city stop and go traffic. Other advantages of the ceramic pads are absolutely no noise and minimal dusting on the wheels.
Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 169 reviews