30th Aug 2005, 18:46
We have had our 99 Laredo for about 6 months now. It has 64,000 miles. We noticed the warped rotors a few weeks after we purchased it. Last month we replaced the fan motor. It is now in the shop for new rack & pinion. I sincerely wish I had done my research on this vehicle prior to buying it. It seems that for every one good review I read I read 100 bad ones. Thankfully, we have an extra car, (A trouble-free 1990 Volvo with almost 200,000 miles on it).
4th Sep 2005, 21:44
I am the owner of a 99' Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with 150,000 on it. It is starting to have the transmission problems, but I have owned the car since it had 20k on it and other than the water pump I have done no MAJOR repairs to the vehicle. The one thing that really bothers me that I have not been able to fix is that the tail/brake lights work on occasion and seem to have problems some times. So, I guess I am luckier than most and overall feel it is not that bad of a vehicle for the money.
12th Apr 2006, 21:03
I'm kinda weary with all these negative comments about the WJ... now then I do not own a Grand Cherokee, but all I've ever owned were Jeeps (mainly the Cherokee) and they have been the best cars for me. never had any problems with them and they've all lasted over 250,000 miles on the same 6-in-line and tranny.
27th Apr 2006, 22:38
I have 1 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 100K miles and have had no problems, 2 1989 with between 180K & 250K and no problems. I would like to buy another 1999, is there anyone out there who would agree that a 1999 Jeep Cherokee is worth buying? Is there anyone who has not had transmission problems?
28th Apr 2006, 12:24
I have owned a 1999 jeep grand cherokee limited since 1999. it has 135,000 miles and I've had no transmission problems at all.
29th Apr 2006, 23:30
In response to the Jeep owner in Hawaii. You mentioned that you have a problem with water in the floorboard of the passenger side of the vehicle. We have a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the same problem. I also have a co-worker who's wife drives the same type vehicle. He said they had this problem with their Jeep. It seems that there is condensation water that leaks from the air conditioner on the interior of the vehicle. The water comes from the passenger side up under the dash where hoses or tubes penetrate the firewall.
My co-worker said the garage wants about $800 to fix the problem since they have to essentially dismantle the dash to access the area in question. He fixed it himself by jamming some foam pipe insulation up in the area around the tubes. There was more involved in it than it sounds, some items need to be removed to provide better access and some things need to be loosened up to get the piece of foam in around everything.
I am in the process of performing this fix (?) myself. I spent all day just trying to dry out the carpet. The carpet is foam backed and really soaks up the water. Plus there was a layer of plastic film the traps the water in the carpet from the bottom. If you have wet carpet on the top side there can be a lot of water still under it. Good luck with your Jeep, I am going to start again on mine tomorrow.
29th Apr 2006, 23:45
Follow up to the wet Jeep carpet. I found a web site that addresses this problem. If you read the information they have posted there, it details the pain it is to fix, by removing the affected parts. It also details that this problem was common on 1993-1996 Jeeps as well. It seems that they didn't want to spend any time on engineering to correct this on newer models, as my Jeep is a 1997, and I believe the Jeep in Hawaii was a 1999. You may want to go to this link and consider the method of fixing the problem.
They appear to do work on automotive air conditioning. The author says he did one job the old way and spent 30-40 hours just taking the vehicle apart and putting it back together again afterwards. By the way, this problem is a clogged condensate drain, which you cannot see from the outside of the vehicle. It runs into the framework of the car, and is hidden from sight.
Again, good luck with it...
25th Jun 2007, 07:58
I also have a 99 Grand Cherokee Laredo, and the transmission just gave up on me this weekend, I'm not even sure I want to fix this car as its been one problem after the other in the past two years.. I've had the car for 6 years now and i'll say I've had some really good times with it, but at 135,000 miles I find it hard to believe that the car would just give up like that... I agree with the last person's comment that these cars which are supposed to be something really beautiful in automobile engineering were not quality assured enough, hence the pieces of crap littering the streets of america.
28th Jun 2007, 13:14
I own a 99 grand cherokee and boy this is the worst vehicle I have ever owned. trashy trans and constant whines and moans. never again will I buy a jeep!hope to trade it soon!!!
31st Jul 2007, 13:48
I own a 1999 Grand Jeep Cherokee Limited and have had similar problems as already listed. I have already had the transmission replaced, the fuel pump replaced, a new heating unit ($1300) and the constant moaning/whistling under the driver's side tire is very irritating. Overall, I love the layout of the car, but as far as dependability, I would not recommend it. I would not buy another Jeep again.
3rd Aug 2007, 08:47
I'm glad I found this site. I have had problems for the past 3 weeks, and I have replaced about every part under my Jeep. I have replaced the rear axle, 3 hub bearings, and the grinding that I took it in for is still there. The garage I take it too is very good, so I know its not him. I have a grinding noise that sounds like it is coming from my front axle, or transfer case, or hell the drive shaft..I'm at a loss now. My jeel has 121,000 miles on it, and it seems that 100k mile mark is the breaking point for most parts on this years jeep. My leather wrapping on the steering wheel has worn off, and the seat bracket had to be replaced... I love my jeep its great in the winter, and is paid off. so putting a couple of g's into it isn't bad... question is will it ever end. I'm taking it back for the 3rd time in the past month...
6th Aug 2007, 10:58
I have a 99 GC Limited... I bought it brand new and have had normal wear a tear repairs over the years, but since I've hit 80,000 miles major repairs are becoming a problem. New rear end, new fan assembly, evaporator A/C, door on dual climate A/C, and yes tail light... how hard is it to wire a solid tail light? Now as I write this it's parked and waiting for a tow to get the transmission fixed. I do not get out of first gear... I do like this SUV, it's been a work horse for me over the years and have takin some long trip across the country a few times... pulling loads, over rough terrains. I was thinking about trading it in, but after looking around I find it hard to justify spending 20,000 to get into something new and all I could get is 5,500 for a trade in value. I think I'll fix it... all cars break down sooner or later. So in the end I figure even if the repairs are 2 to 3 grand it's still cheaper than buying something new. The real challenge is to find a honest mechanic to do the repairs. I'm going to hold out till they make a car that get 100 miles to the gallon, that should justify a new purchase.