2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired200 miles
Most recent distance210000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Very dependable

Faults:

Window regulator, axle pinion seal leaks, front speakers have been replaced.

Transmission leaks some.

General Comments:

I have owned the Jeep since new. It is very reliable, and I have just done normal maintenance.

Rides great. Still looks new. Never any issues with the brakes. Gets around 20 MPG.

I don't understand all the bad reviews. The Jeep has 210000 miles, and I'm keeping it until 300000 miles.

I have used the best oil and changed it every 4000 miles, and keep it in the garage. Does great in the snow. A car will treat you as good as you treat it.

I will always own a JEEP!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th March, 2013

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 4.7 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired118000 miles
Most recent distance129000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Would buy an older, more reliable one

Faults:

You name it...

When I first bought it @ 118,000 miles:

Tires.

Power steering pump.

Headlights (poor vision).

Hood supports.

Radio.

Had to remove the cloudy haze on my headlights.

Passenger window motor.

At 120,000 miles:

Driver's side window motor.

At 125,000 miles:

The power steering pump had to be replaced again.

At 128,500 miles:

- The heater core went, and I replaced the evaporator for good measure

- The AC blend door was also replaced.

At 129,000 miles:

I am loosing coolant still!

The oil pan is soft as hell, and in dire need of replacement.

The headlights hazed over again!

The trunk door lock still doesn't lock properly.

General Comments:

It handles well off road, and has a very comfortable ride. The V8 is pretty quick!

How many repairs is enough? I have put over $2000 into this truck that I only paid $3800 for. When will it end?

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

Review Date: 8th September, 2011

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo V6 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance89000 miles
Previous carNissan Pathfinder

Summary:

If this car is not a lemon, I don't know what is..

Faults:

Both from windows power regulators (after 2 years).

Air conditioning control module (at 39k miles).

Rear axle seals (leaking at 44k miles).

Camshaft position-er (car kept stalling).

Driver mirror clamp broke, (mirror moved freely) (39k miles).

Radiator fan switch and thermostat went bad (75k miles).

Both hood struts stopped working at 50k miles.

Plastic headlamp housings totally fogged over, had to replace (80k miles).

General Comments:

Most problems started to occur right out of warranty, costing me thousands...

I am always apprehensive when I drive this vehicle, waiting for something else to fail.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th December, 2010

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission  

Summary:

Love it

Faults:

Coolant light coming on.

General Comments:

People.. I have owned a 2001 JGC Laredo for 7 years and it has 80,000 miles. I have had a few of the problems mentioned on this site, but they have been very minor. How can you possibly complain about a ten year old car with 100,000+ miles that needs repairs and maintenance??? Cars do not last forever... you need to put a little money into them to keep them up to snuff.

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

Review Date: 15th November, 2010

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L straight 6 cylinder from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.0L straight 6 cylinder Automatic
Distance when acquired43000 miles
Most recent distance76000 miles
Previous carFord Bronco II

Summary:

Needs work

Faults:

The following problems with my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo:

Driver's and front passenger window had mechanical breakdown. Now the left rear window is doing the same thing.

Transmission governor had to be replaced.

Pulsating brakes were resolved by using brake rotors other than the manufacturers.

Radiator fan ran constantly until I replaced the fan relay located behind the radiator shroud on the passenger side. Actually cut a hole in the side of the shroud to replace it... cheaper that way.

Now I'm worried about high oil pressure: starts at 45psi idle, and 60psi while driving.

General Comments:

With its problems, this Jeep still drives and handles beautifully.

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

Review Date: 7th November, 2010

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L V6 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0L V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Lumina

Faults:

My wife bought the Jeep years ago, and it has always had problems, but lately it has been unbelievable.

The front rotors have to been changed every 15-20K miles, because the calipers have issues, and Chrysler has not done a single thing about it.

The window motor, transmission, and many other things have failed, but I was able to fix them.

Now the engine started overheating, and nobody knows what the problem is or how to fix it. This is the problem with millions of these vehicles, and Chrysler isn't doing nothing about it. DO NOT BUY A CHRYSLER PRODUCT, no matter what their ads and marketing says. The truth of it is that their products sucked, suck and will suck!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd November, 2010

Average review marks: 5.5 / 10, based on 129 reviews