2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews - Page 12 of 38

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 6 cylinder from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.0 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Most recent distance140000 miles

Summary:

Either love it or hate it!

Faults:

It appears that there is a pattern here!

Let's see:

New alternator.

Crankshaft position sensor.

2 batteries.

New brakes every year (rear brakes are useless anyway).

New thermostat.

Passenger window motor.

Unreal amount of tranny work, which still leaks and sounds like screaming kids in the distance when idling.

New output speed sensor solves shifting problems.

Passenger rear tail light goes out when brakes applied.

New coil.

New catalyst.

New radiator fan motor.

Hood supports.

Hatch supports.

Blower motor resistor.

And now new O2 sensors..

It's a REAL good thing I have done all of the repairs on my own Jeep, except for replacing the tranny, because I would get no help from Chrysler! Study the website WJJEEPS.COM; seriously people, it's a bible that should come with the 99-04 Grand Cherokees, along with a brand new set of every Craftsman tool ever made!

Please feel free to email me with questions concerning problems. I am NOT a mechanic, but I have studied up on 99-04 GCs, and learning to do your own repairs WILL save you a lot of $$!

KDXBITME@YAHOO.COM is the email, and I would be happy to answer questions about anything. I do know how to, and have fixed these wonderful pieces of artwork that Daimler Chrysler so gladly stands behind!

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

Review Date: 7th January, 2008

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.7L Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired32700 miles
Most recent distance80200 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

A major headache and drain on your wallet

Faults:

Passenger side seat heater failed < $36k Miles

Water pump failed at 70,000 miles

BOTH front windows collapsed into door ($500 each)

Passenger side heater failed, blows cold air ($950 repair)

Now leaking transmission/power steering fluid!

General Comments:

The only thing I'm thankful for is that I bought it used for $18K with 32K miles and not $35K new.

Previously owned 1995 Jeep which ran well with relatively few problems until my son totalled it with 230K miles. This 2001 is a piece of garbage. I'll never buy another Jeep again!

In comparison, I've not had a SINGLE problem out of my 2000 Lexus SUV, nor my 2005 Toyota Prius.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th December, 2007

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 8.0 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 8.0 Automatic
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance101000 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

Newer model would run better

Faults:

Duel Climate Control blows only cold on the passenger side. There's a flap-door that's attached to the A/C unit that opens and closes and let's air into the channel for the driver's and passenger sides. The door of my passenger side broke. I bought the car in the summer so I never realized that the passenger side only blows cold air in the winter. Fixing it would involve taking out the dashboard (labor costs of about $800 according to mechanics I got quotes from). Apparently, Chrysler knew this was a problem, and have revised the "bun door" in the 2003 models.

I was told my transmission has problems and will go soon. Apparantly Jeep's need an overhauled transmission around 100,000 miles. (about $2,500) I had to do that with my last Gr Cherokee. Chrysler now gives a life-time guarantee to drive-train, especially the transmission.

Driver side heated seat is broken on my car. Driver side usually goes first in any car because of getting in and out of car, and breaking the coil inside the seat. I was told that's about $400 for any kind of car.

General Comments:

If you get a newer one with less miles, you probably won't have problems. The car looks great and drives well, and has great features. Just make sure the transmission and the duel climate control work well. Otherwise, you're shelling out $3,500 for both.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th November, 2007

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L 6 from British Virgin Islands

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.0L 6 Automatic
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10
Distance when acquired200 miles
Most recent distance32000 miles
Previous carMazda 323

Summary:

Unreliable

Faults:

Vibrating brake rotors from new

Broken window regulators

Water pump failure

Failed transmission

Failed electric cooling fan

Failed hood struts

Main headlights gone opaque

Failed hydraulic hose on steering

General Comments:

Really nice vehicle to drive and very comfortable.

Reliability absolutely awful, and I wonder every day what is going to go wrong next. Cost of ownership is far too high due to the continuous failures, which Chrysler and the dealer will not cover.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th October, 2007

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