22nd Apr 2003, 08:00
Been there done that. I have a 99' Jeep Grand Cherokee. If you really don't want to see what happens after 140,000. I suggest dumping it. After 900 miles brake rotor replacement, after 30,000 an overhaul on the transmission, after 70,000 replaced fuel components, after 90,000 fuel sensors, after 100,000 replaced front wheel bearings, after 140,000 replaced rear. This one will be gone in a couple of days.
12th May 2003, 21:14
I have a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee I bought used with 16000 miles. After only about 6 months of owning the vehicle, I ran into the same rotor issues frequently mentioned on this review board. Now, not even a year of having the first set replaced, I need the work done again. Certainly, Chrysler must be held accountable for this. Has anyone considered initiating a class action suit? Granted, it's a beautiful car, and I've had no other problems, but next time around, I'm certainly turning Japanese. I really think so.
22nd May 2003, 09:42
Just left the Jeep dealership... the same brake issues. they suggested replacing the rotors, calipers and pads at a cost of $520.
I am not sure what to do either. It is clear from my research that this is a defect in the brake components.
29th May 2003, 09:41
I too have had the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee's brake problems. It also started at about 6,000 miles. Since I have had the front rotors replaced twice, turned four other times. The rear brakes were also replaced because they were warped also. The "new" caliper fix was installed on my brakes, 7,000 miles later I can say that did not fix the problem. My jeep is going into the shop next week for the next "fix" of warped brakes. I have only 52,000 miles on the car.
1st Jun 2003, 18:43
Owner here of a 1999 Jeep Grand and until 70,000 never had a problem with brakes. 70,000 miles my wife had a brake job at the Jeep dealer and the rotor warping started. I replaced the rotors several times and withing a couple of weeks they would be warped. DC came out with a kit which replaced to calipers pads and rotors. This new kit was put on the Jeep and within 1 month the rotors were warped even though using the kit DC says fixes the problem. Don't spend the $$$ on the kit just replace the rotors and sell the car quickly. Don't buy any DC vehicles...
8th Jul 2003, 10:52
I have a 2001 Cherokee Sport 60th Anniversary addition. It also shakes when braking. I could hear it when I test drove the car with 11 miles. The dealer told me it was normal and that it would take a while for that to go away. I now have 28k and the brakes are worse than ever. I called the dealer today and they said they've never heard of that problem. Truly amazing. I had an 89' jeep prior to this and never had any problems. I replaced the brakes one time and I had 150k when I got rid of it.
29th Aug 2003, 17:57
Regarding the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited problems. We purchased the extended warranty, however aside from the window motor problem we haven't been able to use it all on all of the brake/rotor problems we have had. We have replaced rotors going on 3 times now since we purchased "this lemon" in December 2001. I can't believe with all of this information out there that Daimler Chrysler doesn't do something to appease all of these unsatisfied customers. What a joke! Fix and sell is my advice!
13th Dec 2003, 20:35
'99 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 53K miles. Overall service record is pathetic: Both front power windows stuck within six months which took two dealers to finally fix. Major clunking/jerking in the rear-end when sitting at a stop, fixed under warranty fix which included a nickel plated drive shaft spline. Steering wheel makes a weird sound when turned quickly, front wheels chatter at low speed when turned sharp, CD changer doesn't work any longer. Brake rotors warped at 35K, had them ground and new pads installed, warped again at 52K. Daimler Chrysler is obviously not a quality minded manufacturer nor do they possess much integrity. My solution after 40 years of dealing with substandard American auto quality (due to some false sense of loyalty) : Drive it into the ground, or as long as you can stand the inconveniences (it's not worth much as a trade due to the poor quality reputation) lick your wounds, and purchase a Japanese vehicle.
15th Apr 2004, 18:15
I have a '99 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and I am having the same problems with my breaking. Anything over 35 mph, my steering wheel shakes very violently. This is a very annoying problem. I have read a few of the comments on here and they say to change the rotors and brakes. I really want to know if this is the best thing. I don't waste my money if it's not going to help. If anyone could give me some feedback it would be greatly appreciated. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your help, and I hope we can all get these problems resolved.
6th Jul 2004, 17:56
Just purchased my 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee in April, and one week after, was taking it to the shop to get the fuel injector replaced at $187 plus parts and labor. The mechanic told me I needed a new one because the old one was probably burning too much gas, to this day I cannot tell the difference. Now I went on-line to find a customer service number to see why my drivers door window and locks DO NOT WORK ANYMORE, and after reviewing the comments, I realize I must now buy a motor for the door, and even now I'm not very optimistic that will work. Thanks fellow consumers, may God help us all.
4th Aug 2004, 13:26
Hi all I also own a 99' Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with all of the similar problems, but more. My air heater and air fan resistor has gone out twice and at 150$ a crack is ridiculous . Also have the same problems with brakes and the drive shaft clunking. I also have had the cooling fan and the cooling fan switch go bad and had my turn signal switch go out. My trans sometimes will not shift out of first and then I have to slow down to almost a stop and then it will fix itself sometimes. My suggestion is don't ever buy a Jeep I no I will never own one again. Its kinda funny I thought I was the only one that had problems with this until I found this site. I mean I see hundreds of Jeep Grand Cherokee's on the road everyday. Oh yea one more thing my heated seats do not work anymore either and that's a big bummer seeing that I'm in Chicago and we get real cold winters. Well if anyone noes about a lawsuit please e-mail at email@example.com.
8th Sep 2004, 18:28
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo owner. I am in agreement that we should all go after a class action lawsuit. I am willing and will be contacting the aol member who mentioned the idea. My JGC has 93,000 and I just picked the thing up Friday afternoon for a brake job (front and rear) at the dealership. By the time I got home, 20 minutes later, the jeep locked up on me and had to be towed to another dealership who informed me that the rotors needed replaced along with calipers, new pads, and a few other items. I am furious that this is allowed to happen and will continue to happen until we all join forces and take some action. I've recently also replaced the front motor mounts twice and my cooling system fan and switch just a month ago. What a mess!