2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 from North America




Rocker arms went out.

Oil pump and sensor went out; had no pressure at an idle.

Thermostat changed 3 times before working.

Lifters bad.

Changed coil pack and plugs, and still have an unknown misfire on cylinder 6!

General Comments:

You should invest in a mechanics degree if you want to own one of these!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st December, 2009

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L V8 from North America


This is a very comfortable and utilitarian vehicle with some ongoing quality problems


Warped brake rotors -- repeatedly.

Malfunctioning brake lights.


Cloudy headlight covers.

Malfunctioning sentry key sensor.

Rear liftgate struts worn out.

Hood struts worn out.

Shock absorbers and steering damper worn out.

Transfer case needs replacement.

General Comments:

This has been, overall, an excellent vehicle for us.

It gives, in my opinion, the best combination of highway comfort and handling, good looks, with competent off-road capabilities of any vehicle in its price range. There are certainly some quality problems, however.

The brake rotor warpage problem was fixed for me by no longer using the ceramic mopar brake pads anymore. I went back to semi-metallic pads over a year ago and have had no further warpage issues. Not quite the stopping power, but they don't produce the huge heat buildup that causes the rotor warpage.

After replacing both of the brake / tail light assemblies with aftermarket replacements, the brake light gremlin problem returned. My mechanic actually found the cause and fixed it very inexpensively. I'm going to have to go back to him and ask him what was the cause.

The overheating issue was partly being caused by a malfunctioning hydraulic cooling fan clutch (which was replaced as part of the cooling fan recall). However, it is still overheating on some of our mountain passes here in Colorado and I haven't yet solved that one.

The cloudy headlight covers -- oh my goodness! I have purchased and used two of the cleaning and polishing kits -- to absolutely no avail. I think the magnesium chloride used on our roads here in Colorado is the major culprit -- but the cover material should have been chosen to be resistant to Mag Chloride. I need to replace them, but can't bring myself to spending that much money.

The sentry key issue was caused by a key ring with too many keys on it. The weight of all the keys swinging back and forth on the ring was apparently pulling the base of the key just far enough away from the sensor to keep it from working.

The struts and shock absorbers wearing out is a normal wear and tear issue and thus to be expected.

The failing Selec-Trac transfer case is a real bite in the shorts. We had the same problem with our '97 GC. It is a $1000 - $1500 repair job. The New Process transfer cases with their chains and sprockets just aren't cutting the mustard. These transfer cases have great capabilities but which unfortunately fail prematurely.

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

Review Date: 28th December, 2009

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited V8 from North America


Recently, had a lose of coolant. No indication of a leak. But I did notice that my passenger floor board is wet. I have the smell of coolant in my cab and the AC cuts off after it runs awhile. Suspect that my leak is coming from my heater coil.

General Comments:

Look good, drives good.

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

Review Date: 21st September, 2009

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo V6 from North America




Radiator at 75,000 miles.

Fan motor burned out.

Thermostat sensor went causing over heating, due to the fan not turning on.

Cruise control sensor.

Bad vacuum lines.

TPS sensor. 103,000.

Water pump.

Unknown as of right now, still in the shop for a flashing check engine light, giving the mechanic all sorts of trouble. Loss of power, very sluggish when being driven. Did happen after getting a fresh tank of gas.

General Comments:

The car was pretty decent and reliable when it was first purchased. Then as time went on, things started going south. I understand maintenance is a must on all vehicles. Oil gets changed every 3,000 on the dot.

However, when one item goes down, three more tend to go with it. The cooling system in this vehicle is terrible. I have replaced everything from the fan, thermostat sensor, water pump hoses, and I couldn't even calculate how many gallons of anti-freeze have been put in and just come right back out.

Most recent is the flashing check engine light that has come on. When the car is put into gear, the rpms dip low and become very rough, shakes the whole car. No get up and go anymore. It's in the shop now, and they tend to think it's something with the fuel system.

Has anyone else had this issue, or any of the others listed with their 2000?

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

Review Date: 1st September, 2009