2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews - Page 27 of 38

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Loredo 4.0 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0 Liter Automatic
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance49304 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Would be cautious before buying another, husband says this is my last Jeep so I better enjoy it

Faults:

At 41290 had front brake job. At 44546 replaced Gov Pressure sensor & solenoid sensor. This cost from the dealer was over 500.00, of course not covered by manufacturer as over warranty. Currently when highway driving at speeds of 50mph vehicle has some shaking felt in the steering wheel.

General Comments:

Currently, when trying to start vehicle it tries to turn over, but seems not to catch. Dealer told me to count 7 seconds before giving up as this is normal while still cranking on the switch. This is my third jeep & it is not normal by the other two. Had a 1993 & never had the problems that I am currently experiencing. Help! Has anyone else had this happen. I would like to understand what might be happening so that I can get it fixed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd October, 2004

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo dk from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission dk Automatic
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance52000 miles
Previous carDaewoo Nubira

Summary:

I have yet to find out!

Faults:

I just got the car, so don't know yet.

General Comments:

I am very irritated by what I am reading. Cars are man made. Some are built stronger than others, but the bottom line is that if you hot rod your vehicle, smash on the brakes and abuse the vehicle, yes, it's going to require you to spend a little more money. Cars--better yet, nothing in society is built like it used to be. Vehicles are not built now to last forever. Every make of vehicle on here, people are complaining about! Stop complaining so much!!!

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

Review Date: 10th October, 2004

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 liter V6 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0 liter V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired22 miles
Most recent distance32800 miles
Previous carNissan Stanza

Summary:

Nice looks, Shameful reliability

Faults:

Entire front braking system needed to be replaced at 15,000 miles.

Heated front passenger seat could not be shut off at 17,000 miles.

Delayed shift in automatic transmission caused terrible stuttering at 22,000 miles.

Transmission sensor just went out and car won't leave 1st gear 32,000 miles.

General Comments:

Jeeps make beautiful cars and off road performance is top notch.

However, number of mechanical problems at low mileage and even with regular maintenance is criminal!

I love the look of the Jeep and try to buy American, but this car is sending me back to Japanese manufacturers forever.

Reliability is shameful and problems can leave you and your family roadside even when relatively new. Very expensive to maintain.

My honest and strongest possible recommendation to avoid Jeeps.

Unless you do heavy off-roading, buy Japanese and their 4X4's are more than capable of handling normal foul weather conditions that most of us face.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th September, 2004

17th Sep 2004, 02:16

Could not agree with you more, the reliability of my Jeep is poor as well. It is safe to say that 99% of the Jeeps purchased never leave the pavement. Any of the Japanese brands, or Korean for that matter, could safely transport you from point A to B, and it would be less of a strain on your wallet. Sure, you can have some problems with a foreign brand, but it is far less likely. Just go to Consumer Reports and look at the horrible ratings the Jeeps get. I should have done my research before I purchased mine.

Oh, be prepared to hear from the responder who tells every Jeep owner with problems that you must drive it like a sports car, and that you do not know how to take care of it. What a joke. Just clean up your Jeep and hope for a good trade in allowance.

Good Luck-

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited V8 2WD from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission V8 2WD Automatic
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

Jeep grand cherokee limited v8 2wd, except for the ac and brakes, is fun to drive

Faults:

Air conditioning now has a leak... mechanic added some red dye to track down, but he says that 99% sure it's the evaporator - because this is VERY COMMON.. estimate $800.00 to repair because he has to remove most of dash.

Front brake rotors failed at 42,000 miles - instead of resurfacing I replaced calipers and rotors with upgraded parts. I do my own oil changes and tire rotation, so I properly torque all lugs... hopefully the upgraded factory rotors and calipers will do the trick. $350.00 in parts, was very easy to do myself.

Window regulator on drivers door failed @ 20,000 miles and was replaced under warranty with upgraded unit. I hope the parts really are upgraded.

Transmission shifter did not lock into its position precisely... dealer repaired under warranty - now aok.

Very rough idle... tune up did not help very much.

Front dash tweeter speaker blew... easy to replace... $50.00.

General Comments:

This 2001 V8 2WD is very fast and has very firm suspension. Both good features for me because it feels sporty.

Don't let your tires get worn or you'll spin em easy in any wet conditions.

Fuel economy is 15 city, 19 hwy.

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

Review Date: 2nd September, 2004

5th Apr 2005, 18:50

I had the same problem of the gas light coming on after fill-ups. (Within 2 years of purchase.) Turns out it was a faulty gas cap--apparently it leaked air and prevented proper pressurization.

21st Jul 2007, 15:12

I also had gas cap problem (solved by a mechanic after spending money at dealer to fix issue which they said was something else). failed around 35,000 and continued until I got a new cap.

Also had window regulator go down on passenger side front. $400 but I argued and got reimbursed. failed around 35,000.

Heater doesn't work. failed around 45,000. won't fix. they are asking for $850 because dash in this model is hard to remove.

Also had front dash speaker blow at 70,000.

Lastly - also had to replace/grind rotors around 40,000.

Lots of problems for the first 5 years.

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