2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 V6 from North America


Jeep GC, not a good buy, Pass on it!!!


Transmission bad at Approx. 30,000. Rebuilt under Warranty...

Transmission Replaced again at about 75,000 miles. Not under warranty and cost $2000.

Replaced 2 sets of Rotors and Calipers and had approx. 4-5 brake jobs in total.

Engine light has came on years ago and stays on most of the time, but, from time to time goes off.

Currently having issues with Acceleration. Hit the gas, car sits and the RPMs hit about 2500 then it kicks in. Does this in between first and 2nd too. Funny thing is, it has been working great over the last 7-10 days and engine light is off right now. Who knows...

Replaced Actuator on rear door.

Replaced Power motor for fronts windows.

Replaced sway bar Bushings twice and they say they need to be replaced again. Makes awful noise in cold weather when going over intersections.

Took my Jeep in this week for 2 tires, they told me I need 2 tie rods and my rear axle is leaking. the estimate the gave me was $800.

General Comments:

I would not buy another Jeep. I have always given car companies the benefit of doubt. Believe every car is a hit or miss, but, after reading all the articale user have posted, I have realized that Chrysler does have quality issues and this is more the norm rather than the exception.

I also have to say, for a smaller SUV, gas mileage stinks too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st July, 2007

13th Jul 2007, 23:42

I unfortunately agree. I bought my wife a brand new Grand Cherokee Laredo, fully loaded in 2001. She thought at the time it was her dream car. The vehicle NEVER went off road and was never in an accident. Not a door ding on her!

At 40,000 miles, the transmission needed to be repaired, the rear end was bad, the brake rotors were warped, there was an oil leak in the front of the motor that 3 different Jeep/Dodge dealers could not fix and the heated seats no longer worked. All told, the estimate to repair all was over $10K!

I will NEVER buy a Jeep or Dodge product again in my life. We traded that piece of crap for a Lexus Rx330, and my wife could not be happier! Both of us run Toyota's products now, and could not be happier. Great Work Jeep/Dodge. This is why american car manufacturers are going bankrupt!

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L I-6 from North America


Wish the quality matched the looks


Front Brake Pads Replaced x 4.

Front Rotors Resurfaced x 2.

Front Rotors Replaced (Had one replaced at 40K, then both at 61k)

Front driver's side window regulator.

Transfer case output seal x 2 (38k & 62k)

Transmission governor x 2 (45k & 62k)

Steering Wheel replaced due to peeling (35k)

Shocks leaking 35k (didn't bother me much, but seemed a little soon; wrote it off as wear and tear and bad roads).

Fuel pump seal replaced due to hard starting issue from pressure loss - known TSB (35k)

A/C leak (32k)

Evaporator Core Replaced (62k)

Lots of problems with the check engine light and code P0456 (I even have it memorized). This is due to small evaporative leaks in the emission system & at the charcoal canister, bad fuel caps (have replaced the fuel cap twice) and erroneous illumination of the check engine light due to a PCM fault. (30k - 62k)

Oil pressure needle randomly jumps all the way to the right here and there - still haven't pinpointed why. (last 20k or so)

Both hood and tailgate struts all had to be replaced (58k)

Intermittent illumination of ABS light while driving (hasn't happened in 5k; dealer was unable to diagnose any problem)

Driver's side power seat bracket broken (where the hollow metal tube connects to bracket). Searching for this is how I got to this site and my plan was to also insert a metal dowel across as a previous poster did until I replace the bracket.

Coolant temperature sensor would periodically throw a code and cause the temp gauge to drop and the check engine to illuminate. Only happened when wet and replaced at 62k.

General Comments:

I bought this Jeep certified used in November 2003 in Dorchester, MA. It was my second Jeep Grand Cherokee purchase, the first being a 1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo.

This Jeep was fully loaded for being a Laredo. It was in excellent shape when purchased.

I traded in my old Grand Cherokee for this one. I loved the looks. I still like the Jeep, but I feel that it has had a lot of annoying problems in the 41,000 miles that I have had it. I would expect some problems, but it seems to be the same ones that everyone has. Although full maintenance was performed when purchased, I redid all maintenance and combed over everything to make sure. Since then, all has been kept up with (close to the B schedule as I did alternate between city driving in Boston, MA and driving in SW FL where it is hot & humid).

I will not be purchasing another Grand Cherokee mostly (80%) due to the looks of the redesign. I waited to see if it would grow on me, but it has been quite some time and it has not. The other 20% is a combination of treatment from "Five-Star dealerships," quality of parts used and resale value.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th March, 2007

18th Sep 2007, 09:47

I have had my jeep for 2 years and have had to replace the power steering pump 5 times, the hose running into it 3 times and the resivoir 3 times. Funny thing is, even the dealer I bought it off of can't find my VIN number. Plus under the hood looks NOTHING like what a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee should look like, all the parts look like they have been rearranged.