2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 litre petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Faults:

I purchased a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo in 2008, it had 62000 km's.

As I drove it from the dealer, I noticed brake squeaking and shifting left. Then as I hit the freeway, I sensed the truck moving left and vibrating as I hit the brakes.

The engine light turns on intermittently, and my fuel gauge is out of calibration. As soon as I hit quarter tank and 110km's to empty, I break down out of fuel.

A respectable garage in Australia told me to get the brakes changed, which I did, and it did not fix the problem. I returned to be told I need a wheel alignment and new tyres. I did, and the problem returned soon after. Now they tell me to re-align the steering column, replace the bushes, new brakes and new tyres again.

The engine light diagnosis pointed to a new fuel filter and service - again!

The engine has a ticking noise at start up, it is sluggish after new spark plugs and fuel filter.

What a waste of good looks on this truck, and can't wait to replace it.

I have had a VW Transporter van for 12 years, never had problems like this.

Stay away from Jeep.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd October, 2010

2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L from North America

Summary:

The Jeep is a nice vehicle, but expensive fixes make it a risk to drive

Faults:

Front rotors 3 times, front brakes 5 times.

Power steering pump replaced.

Tires replaced at 26000.

Front end alignment 2 times.

Front headlights.

Air conditioner control panel replaced to fix air conditioner problem; dealer charged 1000 to replace a sensor in the dash that did not fix the problem.

General Comments:

Jeep has steering issues that are not fixable by any place that I have taken it to. All steering is tight.

Since Michigan is replacing many roads or resurfacing, the car handles well on those roads, but any slant to the road and you're in the curb.

By grasping the wheel tightly, and having the tilt all the way down, you can move the steering wheel up and down with a clicking noise. I have no idea what the problem is??

One area I travel, goes over a set of RR tracks, and if I let the steering wheel loose, just to see how the Jeep will react, the steering wheel moves to the right severely, and without correction, I would be in a ditch.

We have rebuilt gear box, power steering unit, brakes, tires, all 4 rotors, and still no one knows??? Any help out there???

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th August, 2010

2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 from North America

Summary:

Very poorly made

Faults:

Brake rotors, fan relay at least 8 times, radiator, O2 sensors changed yearly, pinion seals, numerous electrical problems etc.

General Comments:

I would never buy a Jeep or a Chrysler product ever again. The same things break on this over and over again; fan relays, power windows, brake rotors, O2 sensors and costly electrical repairs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th August, 2010

6th Nov 2012, 22:34

I had none of the above relay things in eight years. The problem is in between the driver and the relay.

I have also built anger, but over tranny issues. One day, a devoted mechanic thought me that my 45rfe was based on the bullet proof Torqueflite, and that internal damage is uncommon, and any malfunction is often electronic.

Stealership and shop will more likely replace the whole unit, and reuse your unit with a new sensor (cheap).

2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo V8 from North America

Summary:

Jeep... you're better off walking

Faults:

A/C system went out, and was replaced under warranty.

Power steering whines, and the dealer could never fix.

Engine taps, and dealer couldn't fix.

Rotors warped at 8k, and dealer wouldn't fix.

Check engine light at 28k, fixed myself by resetting; caused by gas cap.

Hydraulic lifts failed at 25k; replaced, and replaced again at 35k.

Power seat broke; will not move forward or back.

This SUV has a lot of wind noise at highway speeds.

All power window regulators have broken, and I am rebuilding them with the small metal piece that won't break again.

General Comments:

This is my second Grand Cherokee, and my last. It's a shame Chrysler knows about the issues owners are having and not wanting to do anything to help. The government was wrong to help bail them out.

I had a 1996 Explorer that was retired after 250k miles. Other than replacing normal routine items, I never had anything major go wrong with it. The only reason it was put to pasture was because the transmission finally died and it wasn't worth the repair.

No more Jeeps, and we need to spread the word. Don't waste your hard earned monies on Chrysler's junk. No wonder Mercedes bailed on them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th August, 2010