8th Jul 2001, 23:01

I have also had awful brake trouble with my 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Grabbing to the left and shaking terribly. It started at 4000 miles and the service manager at the dealership told me the same thing. It was a known problem but they were not addressing it. I put new rotors on at 30k after turning the other one's twice. I'm hoping this solves the problem that Jeep should have addressed.

25th Jul 2001, 11:57

Is anyone aware of any accidents caused by this problem? I'm sure Chrysler's bean counters have worked that into the equation. I have had my rotors on my 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited worked on 4 times, starting at mile 6k. What a joke.

29th Jul 2001, 12:57

I have a 1993 Grand Cherokee, I have lots of problems with the front end shaking! My husband said it was a shock on the front end. But after reading these comments, I now believe it is the rotors also.

I also have problems with my security alarm coming on by itself. And it doesn't let me start my Jeep.

Also the paint is flaking off down to the bare metal.

I really like my Jeep. I like the room and the body style. But it does have its problems like any vehicle.

I would buy another Jeep!

9th Aug 2001, 10:47


I too have had my '99 JCG is the shop 4 times for brakes/rotors. I am in the process of arbitration with Chrysler because this to me, is ABSOLUTELY unacceptable for any vehicle. I only have 35000 miles. Wish me luck!!

Other than the brakes, it's been fine.

28th Feb 2002, 14:38

"But it does have its problems like any vehicle.

I would buy another Jeep!"

Give your head a shake lady...

Most vehicles don't have problems like this. Our family has 2 Toyota 4Runners and 1 Nissan Pathfinder. In the last 8 years. Guess what?

No problems... not one. Brake pads were replaced once and that's it after 120,000 miles.

If you want a 'attractive' car or SUV buy American, if you want quality buy an import. Most of them are built in the US or Canada anyways, so you will be supporting the local economy.

21st May 2002, 11:57

Today we are turning in our 1999 Jeep Cherokee Laredo. It is a leased vehicle. Thank goodness! I would not want to be stuck with it. We are at 35,800 miles. The brakes and pads have been fixed twice. Once after 12,000 miles, again after 24,000 and guess what they are on their way out again. What a surprise! Two weeks ago the hose for the brake fluid broke. We had to get that fixed. Also the back window won't go down and the steering wheel makes a strange noise if you overturn while parking. Don't purchase this car. I still think it is the best looking SUV, but not worth the problems.

14th Oct 2002, 12:43

I have a 96 Jeep Sport in the shop at least 6 times these last 5 months. Noise coming from the front brakes and goes away after I place pressure on the brake pedal. The dealer has replaced the pads (4 times), turned the rotors (three times), replaced the rotors last week. Now 1 week later the noise is back again. To me seems like a simple fix, however, going back dropping off the car is getting very very old. Not sure if lemon law applies or if I need to go to small claims court? richpmp@aol.com.

22nd Oct 2002, 15:52

I have a 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport. I have had the front brakes replaces twice, along with the rotors. The front end shakes as if it is falling apart. I contacted the dealer, and they stated that no recall has been done for the front brakes or rotors. This is becoming a problem. I love this Jeep, yet the brakes are about to make me trade it in. Is there anyway to solve this problem?

18th Nov 2002, 04:06


I have a 96 Cherokee 2.5 litre LTD deisel. I have had the front brakes fitted under recall from Jeep. I still have problems with the rear, it locks up one side in the wet with light breaking and this cause the vehicle to skid and twist the back round. It has been into the shop 2 times to be checked and returned to me. It is still a problem in the wet because of the grabbing rear brakes. any ideas people

Mike Uk.

18th Nov 2002, 22:16

I bought a 2001 Cherokee 60th Anniversary thinking it would be something to hold on to. It's a year and a half old and its been in the shop twice for noises coming from the brakes. The rear brakes were replaced because they cracked due to excessive heat after 10,000 miles. It is a Jeep, not a station wagon, but should I drive it like a car? Excessive pedal pressure must be placed on the brakes just for it to stop itself. It seems like I have to shift into neutral to get it to stop, or else the engine keeps pushing right along. In fact I was just involved in an accident two weeks ago and I believe the brakes were a major factor involved. The front brakes just locked up and it felt like the rear brakes did nothing but push me right along. After inspection, the brakes appeared to be fine, but they aren't. I wish I could do something about it, but don't know what. I am stuck in my lease for another 2 and a half years. I have read so many reports indicating that there is a problem with Jeep brakes, why is no one doing anything about it? If anyone has any suggestions, Mjengland79@aol.com.

19th Feb 2003, 13:12

My 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee is an overall nice vehicle. However, the brake rotors have been worked on twice in 36,00 miles, the mirror spring broke, shocks were replaced at 36,000 miles, and the seal on the axle blew out. My jeep now has 54,000 miles. This is just too many problems for a two year old vehicle.

Jeep stood behind the axle problem at no charge. However all the other problems were at my expense. I don't know what to think.

6th Apr 2003, 09:27

Same As the rest. 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, front end shakes when brakes are applied above 45 MPH. this is fourth time in shop for it also. There was a service advisory out to have a new kit installed. However those of us with the 1999 are out of the warranty window. Chrysler and all jeep dealers are no help. I will not buy another Jeep product, I will be replacing the rotors and selling as soon as possible. I would suggest the same to all who own this same vehicle.

21st Apr 2003, 23:06

If you read all the comments on this page it's clear there is a serious problem with Jeep brakes. My car, an 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee has completed 183,000Kms on the same rotors without shake, but the brakes in comparison with other SUV's are poor. I live and work in Russia I brought the car with me in 1999 so I don't get to drive much faster than 80mph because the roads are so bad. Notwithstanding I'd like to know if any aftermarket rotors were made for this model addressing the problem whilst at the same time improving the braking performance.