2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7 from North America

Faults:

Axle control arm bushing.

Power steering is noisy.

General Comments:

No doubt the most quick and fun to drive in its class.

Probably the most well controlled solid axle suspension design.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 2013

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 V6 from North America

Summary:

Runs like a tank, but costs as much to run

Faults:

Front brake rotors needed replacing - a common fault with this model.

Nothing else has failed, other than a muffler, brakes, and tires, which wore out.

General Comments:

This has been a surprisingly good vehicle. No major problems at all. Only wear and tear.

It is amazing off-road or in snow. We tow a 1500 lb tent trailer, and go 80 kph up hills with the V-6.

Only drawbacks are the high fuel consumption, and the stock roof rack is weak.

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

Review Date: 25th April, 2012

20th Jun 2012, 18:39

I have solved rotor warp with good after market rotors with mid quality pads. The key is to avoid "premium ceramic pads" in favor of semi-metallic. Other than that, no problems.

You will have to live with some drive line noise caused by the aluminum case rear differential echoing in the cabin. Some wearing issues with leather steering and seats.

The V8 comes with a stronger transmission, based on the bullet proof Chrysler Torque Flite. The fuel consumption increase is marginal, considering the I6 shortness of breath.

Your worst enemy is real mileage, because they run strong for a long time, and a well cared 200k plus can drive and ride like new.

8th Oct 2012, 21:27

Very happy! A truly Jeep engineered 4x4 before Daimler ruined the brand in 2005 with Buick like ride front suspension and weak Chrysler components.

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L H.O. V8 from North America

Summary:

Perfection

Faults:

The only things that have ever gone wrong with this car in the past 8 years I've owned it were: the door locks, in 2008 they started making duck sounds, easy fix; a buddy of mine fixed them for 40 bucks each. The other thing that went wrong with it was the fuel pump.

Minor Fixes:

- Battery (2006, 2010)

- Alternator (2009)

- Rear driver brake light (2006, 2008, 2010)

- CD changer (2011). Jeep replaced it for about 950$

It has almost 400,000 km on it, and still runs like it's brand new. You take excellent care of your Jeep, and it'll take excellent care of you.

General Comments:

Pros:

- Leather interior

- Sun roof

- Heated seats

- CD changer

- 4.7L H.O. V8; makes lots of power

- Power door locks, windows, steering

- Climate control

- Keyless entry

Cons :

- Gas guzzler; at 1.39 a liter, or 4.00 a gallon, it takes about 130 to fill it, and only gets me about a week

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th July, 2011

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 2.7 from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

Was the best car I have ever owned until now

Faults:

The car had been going beautifully, but, we were cruising along the highway and the coolant light came on. We put in 2 litres of water and then drove 60 km home.

Next morning there was oil all over the left side of the engine, and oil in the coolant, although the temperature gauge and oil gauge were showing normal.

Next morning, started it up and it had a knock in the motor. At this stage we don't know where the problem is, seems to be more at the top of the motor not down below. Any suggestions? Why didn't the oil or temperature gauge change?

It has had every service, has never used oil or water in the time we have had it, it towed our caravan beautifully, and have never had any trouble until now.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd May, 2010

3rd May 2010, 12:14

Off hand sounds like a head gasket problem. The water in the oil is probably your biggest concern. Water in the crankcase means that your lubrication has been compromised, and likely the bearings and what they are designed to protect are either damaged or destroyed. I wouldn't be driving it in the state it's in. Likely needs a engine overhaul, new engine, or swapping in a known good used engine.