2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 I-6 from North America


365k and still kicking!


On its third transmission. 1st - 170k, 2nd - 100k, 3rd - 90k so far.

Always seems to have an oil leak.

I have to change the brakes at least once a year due to warped rotors.

Both front window regulators have gone out at sometime.

Check engine light has been on for about a year, but still runs great with 21-22mpg on the highway.

Now the right rear axle seal is starting to leak, and the tech at the local dealership said that you can't change the seal, but instead have to buy a new rear-end. I know this is a bunch of BS.

General Comments:

I would surely buy a new 2011 GC. I like the styling and overall durability of the Jeep. I take good care of it, but at this high of mileage, things are bound to go wrong.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd December, 2010

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


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


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


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


Very poorly made


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).