2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 4.0 six from North America


Reliable workhorse


Not much: brake rotors need replaced about once a year.

General Comments:

I bought a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee in December, 2001. It had 12,000 miles on it and was still under warranty. It now has 97,000 miles on it and has been one of the most trouble free cars I’ve owned. It was my second GC. The first was a 1996 model that I traded when it had 126,000 miles on it. That car, too, was trouble free.

So far, the only parts replaced on the 2001 have been brake rotors. The problems with the rotors for that series Jeep have been well published. About once a year the rotors need to be either turned or replaced. Other than that, all maintenance has been routine – oil changes, filters, and the like. I did replace the hood support pistons last summer, at a cost of about $40. This week, one of the dash speakers blew, which I understand is also a chronic problem with this series car. I consider these items very minor, considering the engine and transmission have been very reliable, never failing me once or even faltering.

The Grand Cherokee is a workhorse. I pull a utility trailer with mine and occasionally take it to the mountains with a canoe on top. I used to own a boat that I also pulled with the Jeep. It isn’t a luxury vehicle, but is plenty comfortable for most trips, and has most of the options you would likely be looking for. I test drove one of the new Grand Cherokees and didn’t care for it, so I don’t know that I will be owning a third GC unless I get a used one.

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

Review Date: 28th March, 2007

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 from North America


Hunk of Junk!


Same brake problems as everyone else. I have replaced calipers, rotors and it does okay for a few thousand miles, but goes right back to the shaking when braking.

I replaced the transmission twice, once under warranty and a second time at $2,000. The water pump has gone out twice and the radiator has been replaced as well.

The a/c stinks, but I have not even attempted to have that repaired. At 93,000 miles the cable for the rear window broke and I have been told I have to purchase the entire assembly which includes the motor and the cost for just the part is $280.00 plus labor.

General Comments:

This is a really poor excuse for a vehicle. I will never purchase another Chrysler product! I have always owned a Toyota which has been extremely reliable and low maintenance. I got 300,000 miles out of a 96 Toyota Celica and stills runs like new. Look out Toyota because I am coming back!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th March, 2007

8th Mar 2007, 15:02

Hi, just a quick tip for you on the smelly Air Con. It smells because of mildew build in the heating system. To cure it is costs about £5 GBP, a small aerosol can from a car parts supplier for just this job. Ask at the counter they should know what your on about.

To do it follow the tin instructions. Basically you push the passenger seat forward and tip it forwards, put the a/c on cold and flat out. Put the tin on the rear passenger floor and click the aerosol on, close the doors/windows and leave for ten minutes.

Clean and fresh, and more importantly, healthier NO bacteria flowing round the interior! Do this once a year.

Hopes this helps?!

8th Mar 2007, 16:27

300000 miles in 6 years on your Celica? You must love driving.

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Quadradrive 4.7 Lt from North America


A great SUV besides the few suprises


The dual control a/c on the passenger side only blows cold air. It will not blow warm no matter what temp. I put it on.

When I push the seat memory buttons it changes the radio station, but it's alright doesn't really bother me, just funny!

The disc changer in the back is flaky, works when it wants to.

I love the seats and the ride it is the most comfortable vehicle I have ever rode in.

If anyone know what the deal is with the passenger side a/c problem might be I would appreciate the info.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 2007

24th Jun 2009, 11:38

Your A/C problem is your heat blend doors in your dash need to be replaced. The cheap plastic parts break anf then you have a heating or A/C problem.