2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Special Edition 4.0L from North America


Poor quality


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


Enjoy the best of Jeep, but be prepared for repairs


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

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee from North America


Tail brake light was not working driver side with the headlight on.

General Comments:

2002 Grand Cherokee Special Edition, read the same problem with the rear tail brake light off on the driver's side when pressing the brake with the lights on, in other words, when evening driving. During the day the brake lights worked fine. (I had a same feeling with the previous gentleman posted if police man chasing me while evening driving.)

Thank so much this site, got the idea to try fix tail brake light. Stopped at Chrysler Service this morning, picked up the socket (Mopar part 1-04676589), replaced it (cost me $10.??, NY) Tail brake light is working OK now with headlights on. Of course OK with headlights off.

One thing to add, I did not pry up the metal part at all. Simply replaced it.

Thank Jesus, Merry Christmas everybody!

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

Review Date: 19th December, 2008

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Inline 6 from North America


I like the car


In 2002 I purchased a 02 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with an in line 6 engine. Now at 56,800 miles my front right brake is locking up to the point where you see smoke coming out of the rim.

Everything in the brakes is original from factory, except for the pads, which have been replaced twice. Can anyone please advise how to fix this problem..

General Comments:

Other problems that I have had with the car:

I have had some issues with the transmission.

All the power windows broke down except for one.

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

Review Date: 4th July, 2008

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 2.7 CRD turbo diesel from South Africa


A good looking car with excellent off-road performance


Coolant level needs to be above max, or the warning light comes on.

Rear differential oil seal leak at 50K.

Rear electric windows faulty in 2nd year, replaced under warranty.

General Comments:

Great car, superb off-road capability, excellent engine if you develop turbo-diesel driving technique.

Economical 11 Litres / 100 km average.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2008

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Special Edition 4.7L from North America




Having the same problem with the seat as many others. The metal in the power adjusted seat track has sheared and is separating from the base. Listed a complaint with the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) yesterday. I would encourage everyone who is experiencing this problem to report it as well. Hopefully they will issue a recall and repair the defect, or reimburse those of us who have paid for repairs out of pocket.

The only other issue I have had with this vehicle was the temperature control module, which controls the cabin temp. It is vacuum controlled and would not always work. Replaced the unit and everything is fine now.

I personally still like my Jeep, but am concerned that the company will not address the safety issues with the seat.



General Comments:

I like the overall handling of my Jeep. It has never left me stranded and performs great in Michigan's Snow filled Winters.

The company needs to seriously address safety concerns of owners with issues such as the seat breaking away from the base. Glad to see the recall on the brakes, but there are other issues which are not being addressed.

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

Review Date: 7th April, 2008