8th Oct 2004, 17:33

I have a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee that has had brake/rotor problems since about 4500 miles. Luckily I do not do a lot of highway driving as it causes vibration and difficulty steering. The dealership declared warped rotors and fixed them twice. The third time they would not fix them. As I understand it, the beginning of 2004 DaimlerChrysler refused to pay dealerships to warranty this problem for 1999-2001 Jeep Grand Cherokees.

I am interested in anyone that knows of or knows how to start a class action law suit regarding this issue.

5th Apr 2005, 14:29

I have a problem with the engine light coming on. I have a Grand Cherokee Laredo 2002 is this a major problem. This is my first Grand Cherokee and I love it.

25th Apr 2005, 21:49

I love my 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee!! It is a 2wd, straight 6, nothing special, but it does have leather and a disc changer! It's too cute! I've had it for 5 yrs now and it has approx 137,000 miles on it. I have had to get several things fixed like:

25000 - driver's side window motor

45000 - evaporator (covered by extended warranty)

55000 - sensory motor (transmission piece?? like $40 - gave me fair warning so I was able to drive it to get it fixed)

60000 - passenger side window motor

100000 - driver's side window motor

100000 - air bag light comes on consecutively (ding... ding, probably a short... eeek)

120000 - radiator had a leak

136000 - radiator hose burst (not a biggie - free towing and quick repair)

136500 - back left brake light bulb is perfect, but since the socket connections (??) are worn, so my brake light wasn't working, but I just adjusted the +,- to where they can get a connection and it's working fine

137000 - transmission slipping? bad trans fluid? not sure yet, will find out tomorrow, but I've been having some transmission-like problems for last few thousand miles.

For 137000 miles, that is all that has gone wrong... of course I change my oil and change out my brake periodically of course and have changed the rotors and some hoses, but just b/c its getting older. I am looking into buying a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee b/c I love mine soo much! It has never ever failed me left me stranded, just a little window electrical problem is all I get annoyed with.

4th Apr 2006, 11:10

I bought a 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo about three years ago with around 60,000 on it. it now is at 98,000 and yes, it has quirks, but nothing major. I have had to replace the brakes more than I would like, but me and my wife are hard on them so... I have had no mechanical problems and the engine runs great. I am getting ready to replace all the tie rods, but at 98,000 that may be normal. I will say that the rear window wash fluid works when it wants to even though you can hear the motor working? as far as the start up, before this I had a 1995 grand cherokee that I bought at 60,000 and around 120,000 I get rear-ended and bent the frame. it too seemed as it started hard... seems to be a jeep thing. every jeep that I have heard start, starts the same. I love jeeps and have not had near the problems that are listed in these reviews. I have had good luck I guess.

24th Jun 2007, 08:40

Wife and I bought a 1999 Grand Jeep Laredo to tow behind motor-home. Haven't had it 2 months and have a noise in the back-end that sounds like a break rubbing. Have done about everything I can, but still there. Any suggestions?


29th Jun 2007, 20:51

I've had a 93 Grand Cherokee for about 6 years now and a 98 for 4 years. The 93 has 203,000 miles on it and even though it's had it's share of problems, it still runs strong and gets 18 mpg. Wouldn't think of getting anything else, except maybe a Wrangler. The 98 has 140K on it and runs great.

6th Jul 2007, 04:53

I have a 2002 grand cherokee laredo that won't shift properly, I don't think it is a mechanical problem, but a computer sensor problem. I think this because it stopped shifting correctly gradually, and the engine light comes on, and is now on all the time. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated..

13th Jul 2007, 13:11

I have a 1998 Jeep Cherokee classic. It has 202000 miles on it. It has been a great vehicle. I have only done four repairs over the last 9 years. Brake rotors/pads at ~100000. Serpentine belt at ~150000. Passenger front wiring harness repair for the door speaker and window switch. Finally there was a warranty replacement of the air bag module done early in the life of the vehicle. I would buy another if they were still available!

13th Jul 2007, 20:56

I have a 1999 jeep grand cherokee laredo with 100,000 miles and I have a problem with the front brakes continuously locking up. The brake lines and calipers have been changed numerous times as well as the rotors. Also have had a problem with the fuel pump several times.

23rd Jul 2007, 22:11

I have a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. I bought it at a year old with 26000 on it.

I have had all the brakes replaced this last year at 73000.

Both front power windows replaced at 70000 and 73000.

As for the engine light coming on; the engine started to run rough and it turned out to be a throttle positioning sensor and a transmission sensor. That was $180.

I now have have 86500 on it, and they tell me that the transfer case on the 4wd transmission is bad and will cost $1800 to repair.

It does not get any hard use, so I can't understand why at 86500 I am now faced with transmission problems. Anyone have any suggestions?

1st Mar 2008, 15:13

I have a 98 Grand Cherokee with 73000 on it.

My driver's side window is out of the track and the motor is possibly dead.

I need brakes all around. I'm getting some vibration on braking. Hoping that's not bearings as well.

My transmission is also taking its good old time shifting into reverse. If I don't let it have the time, it slips and screams into reverse. The few times I did that I though it was on the ground.

Seems like after 70000 the work load starts to come.

23rd Mar 2011, 18:47

I have a 1999 Jeep Grande Cherokee that I love! It now has 120,000. I have never driven a car so many miles. I have had the brakes changed only twice, which for that many miles I do not feel that's a lot. I, too, had the shaking in the front end between 45 mph & 60 mph when braking. Started somewhere around 100,000. I had the tie rod fixed and have no further shaking. LOVE my Jeep!

1st Apr 2015, 00:05

Owner of a 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 ltr auto with 207000 km on it. Perfect car... but... if I slip it into neutral to stop, it pulls up sweet. If I leave it in drive, the motor pushes me along. Therefore I go through brake pads. The engine doesn't increase in speed or revs. It doesn't idle high. Luckily I have rear discs as well, because I don't think drums would keep up. No matter what I do, I can't seem to fix this problem. Love my Jeep, but just annoying.