2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 28k 4.7 liter from North America


Good vehicle if you have the time and money to make repairs all the time


I've had numerous issues with my 2001 Grand Cherokee since I bought it in October 2000. First off were the Brakes which are only good for about 25,000 miles and are insufficient for towing heavy loads.

I've had to replace the starter 3 times in 4 years, each time leaving me stranded somewhere. I had to buy AAA which was a godsend.

I too experience a rocking front drivers seat. Glad to read the comments so I don't have to go to the repair shop to pay for exploration & training on my dime.

My transmission doesn't like to shift properly at times. When I get on the highway it takes a while to hit overdrive. This is a random issue.

The Hood and rear door shocks all have failed around 50,000 miles.

I've had to replace rear stabilizers 3 times due to knocking noises caused by worn bushings.

I've had to replace the rear axle seal which forced a pre-mature brake failure and expensive repairs.

I returned to the dealership 10+ times on a knocking noise which they could not identify. When visiting another mechanic for a second opinion I found out that the steering gear box was the culprit. Oddly enough, a change of shocks lessened the noise which only occurs when I make left hand turns.???

General Comments:

Let me start by saying that overall I like the car. I handles very well in the snow and off road. I tow a medium sized boat with the vehicle and the 4.7 liter engine has performed well. Most of my driving is split between highway and town with very little off road.

I'm disappointed with the number of repairs and the lack of various mechanics abilities to complete repairs. After reading the comments I see I am not alone. I had contemplated buying another, but after reading the comments I'll re-think my next purchase.

I also agree that the dealership repairs and diagnosis are less than adequate. If I bought another Jeep I would probably fore go the warranty which is almost useless since they couldn't diagnose the issues anyway.

Since Toyota 4 runner now has an 8 cylinder I may consider this. My Camry only cost me approximately $400 over 150,000 miles. I lost count on the Cherokee, not to mention the time spent.

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

Review Date: 17th February, 2006

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee from North America




Drivers Seat started to rock. Rather than spending over a 1,000 on a new one I fixed the problem myself. I had to take the seat out of the car to fix it. The bolt broke off where it was holding the seat.

Drivers side power window motor is going out.

The outside door lock is broken. I can only unlock the car via the FOB.

Replaced all brake pads.

Engine Belt started to slip, had that replaced.

Hood Struts no longer hold the hood up.

Transmission is starting to slip, even after a flush. I am only @ 68k.

Gas mileage is starting to degrade a good amount.

General Comments:

Overall it's a OK car. However, from what I am reading a lot of people are running into the same problems that I am running into.

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

Review Date: 14th February, 2006

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo from North America


This car sucks!!!

General Comments:

We are so tired of this car. We're glad its almost paid for.

This time the transmission needs fixing and the check engine light won't go off. My wife says the transmission was not changing gears properly before and after stopping. They are saying that's its going to be over $2000 to fix.

These problems also happened in 2002 and we had to get it fixed. It was under warranty though.

We've had to replace window motors on both front windows (2005).

Had to have door fix b/c it wouldn't open (2001).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th January, 2006

4th Apr 2006, 11:25

That's not very many problems for a five year old vehicle.