2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews - Page 10 of 38

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 miles
Most recent distance126000 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Faults:

As per all Jeeps of this era; bad brakes. Have your mechanic check the proportioning or anti lock equalizing valve. Also from the tech point of view, the caliper bracket is misaligned. Keeps the brake semi applied creating heat. Simple fix with shims. What really bothers me is prices so called tech's charge to not fix problem. You should all be ashamed as us honest techs suffer from your greed.

General Comments:

Great vehicle if given proper attention and care.

My 89 wrangler has 170000 with nothing more than oil gas and water pump. It all comes down to care.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2008

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0 litre from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.0 litre Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance81000 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

01 was a bad year for Jeep

Faults:

When I bought the car, the brake rotors were warped so I had them turn them, no fee to me. 10,000k later same problem; took it the dealership; they told me it was the way I drive it. I said OK knowing that was not true. So I went and bought some from Auto Zone; 50 dollars per rotor, no big deal, still working fine.

Winter hits and there was a little bit of frost on my window from sitting outside over night, and it's morning time. I roll down the window and I hear a cracking noise, then the window falls down. Window regulator broke; took it to the dealership; 400 dollars.

Summer hits, my buddy rolls down his window passenger side, window falls down; window regulator. Ebay, 120 dollars, do it myself, not to hard, annoying though.

Same winter as the window regulator, the passenger side was blowing cold air. I recognized the problem, doing some research, and find it is very popular blend doors. So I don't fix it yet because the driver's side still worked. About 2 months later the driver's side was blowing cold air. Talked to the dealer and I tell them the problem; 960 dollars. So I went out and bought the parts for Chrysler myself, spending around 200 dollars on parts, and had a buddy put the blend doors in and new motors. He does it for 20 dollars an hour, and so he ran 200 dollars. It's a major repair; the whole dash comes off, need to add anti freeze, all that great stuff.

Now it's summer again and I went on a 12 hour round trip in it, made it home, went back out to park it after unloading my luggage, and the A/C doesn't work. I have reason to believe that it must be the dual climate controller switch, because sometimes it works then goes out, but also when it doesn't work, the heater doesn't work either, but that hasn't been proven yet.

General Comments:

01 grand Cherokee has been a headache. Pretty sharp looking but really a hassle as far as parts.

I owned a 98 5.9 Limited, loved it, so I bought the 01.

I also own a 94 grand Cherokee Laredo, I drive it to work; also a good truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st July, 2008

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7 V8 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.7 V8 Automatic
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.0 / 10
Distance when acquired59000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles

Summary:

Don't buy this car, and if you have one sell it A.S.A.P.

Faults:

Front brakes at 75,000.

Heater blower fan switch at 80,000.

Heater coil 90,000.

Front Seat 75,000.

Left front window regulator 80,000.

Right front window regulator 130,000.

Rear end at 85,000.

Valve Seat, bent valve at 130,000.

Radiator 100,000.

Cracked exhaust manifold at 130,000.

Timing chain at 130,000.

General Comments:

I bought my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 59,000 miles on it from someone who took real good care of it. It is a two wheel drive unit with automatic transmission.

The problems I've had with the car started right away. Little things that weren't out of my price range to fix, but certainly were frustrating to deal with.

The latest and most serious is the dropping of a valve seat, which bent a valve and required a $3000.00 top end rebuild. The timing chain assembly and one exhaust manifold needed replacing as well.

Other repairs have left me amazed at what has to be done to replace a part:

New radiator? Pull off the entire front of the car. Bumpers, grill, etc.

New heater fan switch? Pull out the entire dash board.

New front stereo speaker? Pull out the entire dash board.

Now I know -- about now you are probably thinking this guy is getting taken to the cleaners by the mechanics at a service center. NO! My mechanic is a good personal friend and only does what is necessary to fix the problem. There are just too many costly problems to deal with.

This car has too many "bells and whistles" that have broken or will eventually break.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th April, 2008

10th Oct 2008, 17:37

Sorry man, but I don't think you have much gripe about problems at 130K miles. That's a pretty long time to get service out of those parts.

7th Nov 2008, 13:24

Seriously! 130,000 and you are complaining. I am surprised you don't complain about changing the oil every 3000, and having to put gas in the tank that obviously has a leak because you have to keep adding gas to it.

20th Mar 2009, 21:36

DUDE, I have done MANY of the repairs and what you state is FALSE and NOT required at all.. Like pulling apart the entire front end to replace the radiator.. DEFINITELY NOT!!! You're being had!!!

A PROFESSIONAL MECHANIC, JOE.

31st Mar 2009, 20:59

Timing belts should be replaced around 125k miles. Your's was not, therefore it broke, and bent your valves. It's called regular maintenance.

8th Jul 2010, 21:13

Ironically, I just opened up one and found the number one intake rocker arm laying in the bottom of the head. This tells me that the valve is bent. I really hope this thing didn't drop the valve seat. It has 55,000 on the rebuilt motor and I am assuming the timing chain was replaced. I'll be pulling the head soon, and we'll see if it is wise to just replace the heads with new ones when you rebuild these things. Jeep may need to some lessons from Edelbrock on how to properly engineer and install valve seats into aluminum heads. This should never happen...

Average review marks: 5.5 / 10, based on 130 reviews