2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee from North America


Always had quality problems with Jeeps


The window on passenger side quit working. Panel taken off and plastic gear assembly broken. Car is driven by wife and never had this trouble with electric windows before. Total cost of repair: $114.00 for window assembly. $45.00 labor. OUCH!!!

General Comments:

Chrysler should look into problem. The quality of electric windows should last longer than three (3) years.

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

Review Date: 12th November, 2004

9th Dec 2004, 14:08

My 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which currently has 50,000 miles on it, had rotors replaced after two years and they are in need of replacing again. Driver's side window fell down into window well after three years and within one week the passenger side did the same. Ford dealer quoted a minimum of $300 per window for repair. I am definitely disappointed to say the least.

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L V8 from North America


The best integration of performance, comfort, AND off-road capability available in a mid-size SUV


The starter failed at 44,000 miles; although out of warranty (and a $350.00 repair), the dealer agreed to replace it under warranty so long as I paid a $100.00 deductible.

The leather on the steering wheel is slowly deteriorating.

There have been NO additional problems with this SUV at 66000+ miles.

I replaced the front brake pads and tires at 55000 miles (quite reasonable). No problems with the rotors, and I upgraded from the OEM Goodyears to an excellent set of Cooper Discover A/Ts.

I change the oil every 3000 miles, and have the Dealer perform scheduled maintenance (transmission, transfer case, front and rear differentials, coolant, clean throttle body, change plugs) every 30,000 miles.

I replaced the original muffler and catalytic converter at 20,000 and 45,000 miles, respectively, with Flowmaster and Carsound components, to enhance performance. The original components were in no way faulty or damaged.

I added a Yakima roof rack to haul a pair of kayaks; the factory unit was fine, just didn't provide enough clearance.

General Comments:

I really do not understand all of the previous reviewer's complaints with this SUV. Other than the minor problems described above, this Jeep has met or exceeded all of my expectations, and I drive the truck offroad frequently (I have the minor dents and scratches to prove it). I also tow a 16' and 19' boat, and an ATV.

Furthermore, I drag race my Jeep regularly at a local track; I have the time slips to prove that, too (best ET: 15.9).

This Jeep has taken me on adventures from northern Quebec to south Florida and everywhere in between during the last 3.5 years. I would not even consider an alternative mode of transportation.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th October, 2004

12th Nov 2004, 08:03

Sounds like a miracle. Judging from this board, your Jeep is not the norm. Be thankful.

14th Mar 2006, 11:31

You are probably the only person in America to give the 2001 Grand Cherokee good compliments. I bought my 2001 Grand Cherokee new and over the past 4.5 years, I've probably replaced 100 things that should have never gone wrong. I have 75000 mile so far, and according to this forum, the fun of more trouble has just started.

26th Apr 2006, 20:04

I have a 2001 Grand Cherokee with 67,000 tires.

Problems - steering wheel radio volume does not go down. Need new brake pads. Tweeter just blew. That's it other than fluid changes.

I am wondering if the V8 is the trick. Since most of the problems I have read about are with the engine and transmission with the 6.

21st Mar 2010, 19:02

I agree. My wife and I have a 2001 Grand Cherokee 4.7 V8 with 128,000 miles. It is my wife's daily driver. We bought it with 94,000 miles on it. We have taken it on 4 600 mile trips from TN to Oklahoma, I have pulled my 1987 Chevy truck with it, my trailer with 4wheeler and mower. I have ran it hard at times.

We love it. We haven't had any major problems so far, thank god. I hope it doesn't start giving us problems like the rest of the Jeeps that are being talked about on here.

We had a brake line bust, but that was from the piece that holds it on the frame rubbing a hole over time.

We had to replace the front driver side caliper ($95), but that stuff is expected with any vehicle that has over 100k miles.

20th Apr 2010, 14:47

I bought my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee brand new. It is a V8 and it has 205,000 miles on it. Nothing major has gone wrong so far and I love it. I hope it keeps going, it is a solid running vehicle. I have a 2000 Blazer also, and it is nowhere near as nice a ride as the Jeep.