22nd Jul 2004, 20:24

I was hopping this would be a car that I could pass to my kid, but I do not think that is going to happen!!

My 99 Grand Cheroke has been source of continuous headache, minor and major. At 3000 miles the headliner was hanging down, at 5000 miles car would stall at traffic light or low speed, dealer had to Re-flash the firmware, at 22000 miles key less entry failed; dealer had to replace transmitters and receiver. From day one steering did not feel right, at 26000 dealers identified a T.S.B. changed some parts, but still is noisy with lots of play. At 40000 miles passenger side window motor failed and had to be replaced at $70 cost to me. At 46000 mile selector shaft seal had to be replaced at cost of $101 to prevent poodle of oil in my garage. At 47000 radiator relay fan had to be replaced at $207 cost to me.

I am disappointed of quality of this car and certainly this had been my last Chrysler brand.

30th Sep 2004, 12:21

I bought a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee in 2004 and it had 20,000 miles on it. We got an excellent deal, but now I'm beginning to see why. So far nothing really costly because of the extended warranty, but I will not be keeping this vehicle very long. The first thing was the passengers side and the rear passengers side windows tracks broke. Then I had to replace the front rotors. The window on the drivers side broke today. This isn't something that you can normally fix yourself so I have to pay the 100.00 deductible again. I'm also, having trouble with start up it goes completely dead and after trying a few times and waiting a few minutes it will start right up??? I love the way it handles and I think they are sharp looking vehicles, but I wish I had gone to this website before I purchased.

13th Oct 2004, 07:59

I had the door lock problem (squealing and needing to use Remote AND Key), on three locks, including drivers door. I bought the locks for about $62.00 per door, and found it relatively easy to pry off the door panel and replace the lock myself. I found it funny when the dealership told me this was the third re-design of this part.

8th Nov 2004, 05:08

I got my 99 about 3 years ago. It runs very well. I'm very happy with it. The power windows and locks have behaved badly, and needed repair, which has been the case with any jeep I've ever known. Aside from that this thing is a joy to drive, and is extremely reliable.

I'm surprised to hear so many problems, I'm at a little under 70K miles without incident.

I just wanted to throw something in the pile for my car, as I don't feel it deserves quite so much disdain.

19th Jan 2005, 17:57

I've had many of the same problems with my '99 GCL...

--It takes about 8-10 seconds for my car to start. My mechanic said it's the fuel line that needs replacing. This is probably the single most annoying thing I have ever experienced. It's also gonna cost me several hundred dollars to fix.

--My car pulls to the right.

--The lock on the rear gate squeals loudly when using the remote.

--In the mornings (when it's cold?) my RPMs will increase drastically for several minutes

--Water is leaking into the cab from some unknown place when it rains.

--Replaced rotors twice already since I bought it (used, driven it 25k miles). I bought the vehicle at 75k miles.

--Speakers on rear doors don't work for some unknown reason, but I'll give it the benefit of the doubt and keep thinking it's cos the speakers are blown.

--"Crusting" on the inside of my headlamps. My headlamps are not clear anymore, they're crusty white. I don't know if I can clean inside there-- anyone know? Maybe I should just replace them.

12th Mar 2005, 17:33

I have a 2000 JG C Laredo. I bought it with odometer reading of 82000 miles. The problems I have with it are:

--Just had my radiator changed because the temperature shoots up if I engage the a/c. This does not solve the problem. I am at a loss on what to do next!!!

--Front passenger door does not unlock with remote

--Front rotors changed once.

--Water pump changed.

--I have used this car for almost 2 years. I put in 40K miles per year. So far, I never had any terrible or extremely bad experience with the JGC compared to what I went through when I had a Jaguar XJ6.

My total mileage now is 130K. I don't do any routine maintenance. It just keeps going. I hope it stays same.


20th Jun 2005, 08:27

Where do I start? I 2.5 years ago I bought a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee and immediately using my extended warranty, the drive shaft had to be replaced not to mention the constant jerking when coming to a complete stop. Shortly after that my jeep pulled to the right all the time and I have had the rotors replaced 3 times (front AND back). I have had to buy a new fuel pump and well as tires even when they have been rotated, balanced and the car aligned properly. The headlights are not clear anymore they have formed this "crust" coating on them. The paint is flaking off as if the vehicle is 20 years old. The arm rest has fallen apart. I have had the crank sensor replaced as well as the brakes it seems every other month! I have always been a believer in well maintenance of a car and have always been clean, tidy and caring for any car I have purchased. There has also been other sensor issues and engine issues as well as the driving seat ability to adjust dying. NOW my engine light is one and the car is sluggish at taking off sometimes and takes a while to change gears. It sounds like it's stuck. If anyone knows why this maybe happening, please e-mail me at mhooker291@yahoo.com. All those out there wanting a Jeep Cherokee... BUY A HONDA!

29th Nov 2005, 13:21

I have a 99 GJC and have been absolutely happy with it, off road and on. Sorry to hear such an unhappy bunch. I was considering trading it in for an '05, but why, it's been good to me.

13th Dec 2005, 15:22

I have a 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, bought used in 2003 with 64k miles on it. The only immediate problem was the right rear power window would not operate; had to have the window motor replaced. Everything was otherwise peachy until recently; in June 2005 the COOLANT LOW error message started coming on, and it's becoming more frequent. The leak is VERY apparent when the car is parked on an incline of some kind, particularly down to the right. My mechanic, who is a miracle worker, has been unable to find the leak. Based on what I'm reading here I will try replacing the water pump and see what happens.

I also have a problem with the alignment pulling right all the time, regardless of re-alignments. Tire rotation every 3000 miles seems to help (I rotate them every time I get the oil changed).

I'll check back here after I replace the water pump...