27th May 2004, 07:50
I am also experiencing rotor problems with my 2003 Grand Cherokee. At 11,000 miles, the rotors have been turned twice! Both times due to extreme shaking on braking. This is my wife's car... no heavy loads, no towing, good driver and does not ride the brake. Dealer has turned the rotors at his expense, but still very frustrating. Wonder why this problem has not been fixed. I have owned jeeps since pre-Renault/AMC days, so have seen the gamut. Guess I should not be overly suprised... just a glutton for continued punishment.
7th Jun 2004, 17:30
Bought my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Oct 2001. Brake rotors were replaced at 14,000 miles. Trouble starting at 26,000 miles and the dealer still hasn't fixed the problem (can't duplicate it). Passenger side brake light had an electrical problem at 30,000 miles. Now it has 40,000 miles and the passenger side window cable snapped. Wish I had never bought it. Can't wait to get rid of it.
5th Oct 2004, 07:37
I was so in love with my 2001 Grand Cherokee Laredo when I first bought it. It was my first new car. Almost from day 1, braking above 40mph caused the front end to shake violently. Replaced by dealer at no cost, but they questioned my driving habits. Now I read this board and it seems more like an epidemic of braking problems. Anyway at the time I wrote it off as a fluke. But then came the electrical woes. Heated seats that never shut off, transmission sensor failures (3 of them). The car of my dreams became an expensive nightmare. I accepted a huge loss on trade in because I just wanted to be rid of the piece of junk. Now own a Toyota and will never go back. Jeep should be ashamed of their product.
14th Nov 2004, 10:29
I have also had similar problems with my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Bought it brand new at the dealership. It has from the beginning never shifted smoothly (it's an automatic) When I brake at around 50-60 mph the vehicle will shake and I have taken it to a repairman and he has said that Jeep's are known to have this problem. Right now I am sitting in front of the television as my significant other is out in the driveway working on my vehicle because now it will not start at all. All it does is click. We have replaced the battery and still nothing. The car is only 4 years old! Before the Jeep, I had a Chevrolet Camaro that by the time I let it go it was 11 years old (and it went onto another owner)!!!...something wrong with this picture. I will not blame it on American/foreign car building because let's face it... where do most of the parts come from anyway? Who owns Jeep now? I love the look and the versatility of the vehicle, but I do at times wonder when it is going to leave me stranded on the side of the highway. Daimler-Chrysler...please take the comments from the public to heart and research to fix these problems!!
16th Nov 2004, 08:49
The rotors are a common notorious problem with the JGC.
The dealer replaced my rotors twice which was covered by warranty. I replaced my rotors with Brembo and have nothad a problem with rotors since.
The JGC is a good vehicle and I have not experienced any problems other than the rotors.
Just replace them with a good name brand rotor OTHER than the Chrysler ones.
16th Dec 2004, 06:24
I too am experiencing problems with our 2001 JGC Laredo. Engine light came on around 15,000 miles and went off, back on etc. over last 3 yrs. Our mechanic could not find a problem with engine just light. Low coolant light came on so added coolant to resevoir couple of times then took to mechanic. Said coolant leaking into engine oil through loose head gasket? Probably cost us $1,500! Rotors and Brakes problem since 3,000 miles. $27,800...wasted. It is great in snow and feel safer when my wife drives it. Too bad such careless craftsmanship. RON SANDA, Cranston, RI.
23rd Dec 2004, 05:48
Just got Jeep Grand Cherokee 2001 Laredo back from getting new engine cylinder head because of coolant leaking into engine oil and coolant light was on. They fixed that, but brakes lock up and make loud squeaking / clunking noise. Never had that problem before taking to this dealer for other repair. They just told me they did nothing to brakes?? Anybody else have problems after left dealership for other repair? First chance we get we will get explorer or similar and trade this in before we are out whole $21,000+ bought for in 2001. DISAPPOINTING. Ron Sanda Cranston RI.
20th Jan 2005, 08:32
I purchased a Jeep Grand Cherokee in July 2000. I have 65K miles on the vehicle and have probably had it serviced at least 10-12 times for faulty rotors. I bought the extended warranty (to 75K miles) which has defrayed many of my costs. It is very disappointing that Jeep has not had a recall to correct this problem. This will be the last Jeep that I own.
22nd Jan 2005, 20:28
We bought our JGC Loredo new in 2001. Straight off of the lot the rotors and brakes were bad. It now has 45,000 miles on it and the brakes and rotors have been changed three times. This last time we learned of a TSB on the calipers and braking system and had them changed. The drivers side window cable broke. The hatchback broke and would not open. The transmission went out around 15,000 miles. At 17,000 miles the engine was rebuilt. A week ago the engine light came on and was blinking. Several seconds later the engine was knocking really hard and we smelled something burning. Had it towed to dealer and they told us the problem was with the spark plugs which aren't covered under the warranty. They said the fouled plugs caused the cylinders to misfire blowing out excess fuel which would explain the burning smell. Picked the Jeep up yesterday and on the way to work, the same problem occurred. Called the dealer and told them they were wrong and that I would not pay another tow charge or for another rental vehicle. I payed $29,000 for this piece of garbage. I wish I would have read consumer reports on this before I bought it as it was number 2 of the worst vehicles to purchase!
22nd Mar 2005, 17:06
I am the owner of a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee. My first set of rotors were warped at 16,000 miles. I am now having to replace a second set at 22,000 miles. I've done no heavy towing or riding of breaks.
5th Jan 2006, 13:18
I Own a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, and for some reason there is a squealing noise when I accelerate to 40 mph, and it continues. I brought it to the dealership and was told that it has to do with the pinion in my differential. I am bringing to another dealer to see if they can help me. Has anyone else had this problem?
15th Mar 2006, 12:02
I am actually feeling a little relieved to know I am not the only one out there with problems!! 2001 JGC Laredo...3TIMES the transmission has gone up!!! 3 times!! I have only had it 2 years, and I have had the same problems with the window falling down in the door, shakes at 50, constantly shakes, and several other things... When it is working however, I love it... I really want to get another one in a different year, but I don't want the same problems!!