2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L from North America


Best value in an SUV anywhere!


One tire pressure sensor failed at 77,000.

General Comments:

What every 1999-2004 Grand Cherokee owner should know is that at some point the window regulators will fail and are not a cheap fix.

My 2002 Laredo had three regulators fail in 5 months and each was about a $130.

My 2002 has 74,000 miles with a 4.0L and regular oil changes. Never a problem at all and runs like new.

My 2004 Overland was purchased to tow my trailer, and has 80,000 well maintained miles on it without a problem at all. Very powerful 4.7L Daimler motor that is as bullet proof as the 4.0L in my Laredo.

I've owned 4 Grand Cherokees since 1997, all were 4.0L except the Overland. My 1997 was sold with 180,000 miles, and my 1998 sold with 160,000, and both were running like swiss watches.

These vehicles retain their value better than any other SUV on the planet!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2009

7th Feb 2012, 10:49

I agree with your statement pertaining the great reliability of the 4.0L inline 6's, however... the moment you claimed that these SUV's retain value better than any other in the world made me laugh uncontrollably... they really don't, as I can currently get a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited V8 with decent mileage for approximately 4-6.000 thousand dollars... try buying ANY 2004 Toyota or Honda SUV for that price, you will not find one. Thus your claim is incorrect.



2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L 6 cylinder from North America


Jeeps are highly durable and, if you overlook some irritating defects, is a good brand to go with


Overheating when idle.

Power window regulators broke.

Hood hydraulics not functioning.

General Comments:

The 'overheats while idle' issue was caused by a faulty radiator fan motor, which in turn shorted out the radiator fan relay switch, which is located under the passenger-side headlight. In order to fix this issue, you must replace both the radiator fan motor/assembly as well as the relay switch at the same time. :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th September, 2009

2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L from North America


All the good of the old Jeeps, but too many modern problems!


When I turned the heat on last October - I received cold air instead. A behind the dash vent "door" was the culprit and the whole thing was replaced at a cost of $750. (had estimates of $1200 and $1400 too)

Both front window motors went within 2 years - $350 each.

Emergency brake not working as of 3 years ago.

Also, had trouble with the glove box - not covered under warranty (another waste of money) - but if I bought a new glovebox for $120 the South Bay Jeep dealership in South Bay LA California was going to install it free... I bought it at the Junkyard for $20 and had my guy put it in.

Now I have the check engine light - O2 sensor - BS

I know Chrysler is a private company now. However they seem determined to drive people to buy other vehicles.

I love the comfort and 4 wheeling aspects of my Jeep but could never buy another after this debacle. Many people have the same problems, yet how many of these items have recalls. In my opinion there is a pattern here. For those of us that wish to buy American it's tough. I'll look at FORD next time I buy a car, but never a Jeep again!

General Comments:

Comforts are great when they work! Handles great off road... Need to win the Lottery to pay for annual repairs!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th August, 2009

2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo from North America


Caveat Emptor


Purchased Dec 06.

Driver window regulator went out March 07, fixed it.

Passenger window reg went out June 07, fixed it.

Check engine light off and on for approx 18 months. Started staying on April 09, scan shows some sort of "exhaust" code, but not sure what.

Relay for engine cooling fan went out, replaced in fall of 08.

Noticed front end wobble when stopping, took it in to get brakes checked, was told it was the rotors they were "turned". Fall of 08 approx 70k miles, now bad again at 84,000 going to need to be replaced.

CD player gets EXTREMELY hot.

Wiper delay for windshield no longer works Jan. 09.

After reading other reviews, I am afraid of what will go wrong next.

General Comments:

Used to have an old Wagoneer and loved it. The X sold it. I then dreamed of getting my own new Jeep. The dream is now nightmare and I will not be looking to buy a Jeep ever again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th August, 2009