2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews - Page 2 of 12

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Previous carMitsubishi Mirage

Summary:

I hate this car!

Faults:

Car continues to overheat.

General Comments:

I first purchased the car in August of '09. In December the car was already overheating. I had the radiator and the cooling fan relay replaced.

It has only been a few months and the car has once again overheated. From the research I've done online, it seems that this is a very common problem. There needs to be some kind of recall done. I suggest that everyone who has this problem gives a written complaint about this to http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/index.cfm or to Jeep themselves. We should continue to warn people about this. Maybe Jeep will listen and do something about these problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd June, 2010

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 V6 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired204000 miles
Most recent distance213000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

Awesome vehicle

Faults:

The only major thing that I have had go wrong with my truck is the crankshaft bearings went out; got a used engine put in it, and now it runs great.

Steering is acting weird; when the wheel is turned to the left, there is a loud whine, going to get it checked out. When I stop, there is a slight jerk that happens once in a while.

General Comments:

For a V6, this truck gets awesome gas mileage.

This vehicle is very tough, and takes whatever I can dish out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th June, 2010

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7 H.O. from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.7 H.O. Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles

Summary:

A rugged yet refined 4x4

Faults:

Climate control/heater box problems.

Fuel pump o-ring failure caused delayed start up - $10 fix.

Exterior emblems have lost their clearcoat and paint.

General Comments:

Very comfortable and luxurious.

Very powerful motor, especially when run on 91 octane fuel.

Decent off-road capability - one of the last SUV's to retain a solid front axle.

20-21 mpg at 75-80mph seems good to me for a V8 SUV.

The H.O. motor has forged internals and seems to be a very well-built motor. At 145k it still drives like new.

265hp, solid front axle, leather seats, luxurious interior, coil spring... what more could you want?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th September, 2009

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7 V8 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.7 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres
Previous carChrysler PT Cruiser

Summary:

I'm going to continue driving this 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee into the ground

Faults:

Heater core: where the hose attaches was starting to seep coolant.

Fuel Pump: Was making a squeaking noise whilst operating. When ignition turned on, the priming was becoming nosier gradually. Affects highway performance too.

General Comments:

HIGHS:

This is the sports car of SUVs.

The 4.7 V8 mated with the 5 spd automatic transmission (added mid year manufacture) is great for performance and fuel economy where 28 mpg highway is attainable. I'm averaging 21 mixed driving! Plenty of power for passing and towing. Luckily mine was not towed with, thus allowing for more reliable drive train.

Nice and tight turning radius making it very maneuverable in a parking lot.

Transfer case allows you to choose between 2WD, 4HI, 4FULLTIME NEUTRAL 4LOW.

Interior is spacious for mid size SUV.

LOWS:

The ride is bouncy and unsettled on uneven roads.

Prices for parts and repair can be very expensive!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st July, 2009

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Special Edition 4.0L from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.0L Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carChevrolet K1500

Summary:

Poor quality

Faults:

Transmission just started slipping and the service engine light is on.

Wipers won't return down.

Heated seats stopped working.

Handling is terrible, bounces side to side with every bump.

Coolant leak.

Quadra Trac 4X4 system sucks.

By the time the front axle kicks in, the rear is already fishtailing on slick roads.

General Comments:

I really like the way the Jeep looks, but I just wish the quality was better.

So far no brake problems. I try to take good care of it and still it has many problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th January, 2009

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo V8 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission V8 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired18 miles
Most recent distance63200 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

Enjoy the best of Jeep, but be prepared for repairs

Faults:

From the second year of ownership to 2007, it had brake issues/replacements at least 2 times a year. When the warranty was done I purchased after market and have not had a issue.

Within the last 12 months and at 63k miles I have had these issues:

Cooling issues - leaks, replaced the radiator cap twice

Replaced power steering pump

Replaced rear output seal

Replace heater core and blend air door.

General Comments:

This is my second Grand Cherokee Laredo with the v8. When I traded in the 99 for the 02, I noticed a few differences but nothing jumped out. The stock tires didn’t grip as good and they removed some of the abilities in the leather power, heated seats. All was good for a few years, then it started with the brakes.

In 2006, I finally gave up and went after market and haven’t had an issue since.

I rarely go off road with this one, but do tow the bikes and a friend’s boat now and then. The power is solid and I feel safe in the ice/snow and heavy rains. As a “commuter” rig, it’s comfortable for me and the kids. But I’m getting frustrated with the repairs… It’s a love/ hate thing….

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

Review Date: 30th December, 2008

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 45 reviews