28th Feb 2006, 17:03
I have had the same seat problem as mentioned. Also, had transmission problems. Replaced solenoid on transmission twice. Replaced rotors recently. Currently in shop for crankshaft sensor.
So far most items have been just annoying.
16th Jun 2006, 12:46
My 97 Grand Cherokee has just seen the same seat problem as the later models. I'm reluctant to put in a used seat and bracket because the problem may also exist with the parts. Has anyone found a solution?
23rd Sep 2006, 23:12
I have a 2001 Grand Cherokee Laredo 62,700 miles and was smart enough to pay the extra $1,500 or so for the extended warranty... unfortunately it ran out back in Feb of this year. I started having lots of problems after that. I thought Jeep was a good company, afterall, I had a 1989 boxy Laredo with over 140,000 miles which I traded in for the 2001.
I am having a lot of the same problems with the transmission slipping and have had the driver's side window motor replaced twice (thank god it was still under warranty).
An oil leak appeared at 59000 miles and the dealer gave me a run around and said it was the valve covers and it actually turned out to be a rear seal.
The engine light is constantly on, every time I go to the dealer they give me the excuse that the light is burned out... this has been going on since it was brand new.
Brakes have been a nightmare... of course they are pulsating despite having 2 brake jobs! (1 was a recall)
My husband has a 2001 Toyota 4 Runner. Not one problem at 68,000 miles and has NEVER taken it into the shop. He does his own oil changes.
Sad to say, I'll NEVER buy another Jeep.
29th Sep 2006, 16:25
I Bought a 2003 grand cherokee laredo used this year, for the entire second month I had it, it was in the shop being worked on. Cost me over $1,000 to have the crank sensor replaced plus wires that had melted from this malfunction. I had to replace the shocks $450 and now the window regulator died and needs replaced $490. Also the brake rotors have been turned down so far that they no longer meet specs and need replaced $500. I have had nothing, but problems with this vehicle.
21st Oct 2006, 18:57
I had a 1997 Cherokee, traded it in for a 2000 Cherokee Sport, which was traded in for a 2003 Grand Cherokee. All 3 had the same rotor problem. Got them replaced on the GC for $200 - only because I know the manager at the dealer. By the way, they also had to replace the Ball Joints and outer tie rods - at 22,000 miles!!! Just got a class-action mailer for a 'free brake inspection' resulting in some suit about the brake rotors... Then the passenger window motor went - extended warranty covered it with $200 deductible. Now, the driver seat frame has sheared off - at the bend, not the bolt. They just told me it will cost $1,275.00 to 'repair the frame... Between my wife and I, we have purchased four new vehicles from the same dealer (nearly $100,000) since 1997. I told the manager that I didn't care if the owner paid for it out of his pocket - that I have had 20-year-old cars with no floors left that still had the frames intact... I am finding it incredibly hard to believe that a three-year-old, $30,000 vehicle is such a piece of junk. My friend has a 1996 Toyota Tacoma with 180,000 miles on it - never put a cent into it other than brake pads and oil changes... I am definitely getting rid of the Grand Cherokee - never again... the Dodge Nitro looks pretty nice and is much cheaper. Good luck to all -
1st Nov 2006, 12:38
I have owned a 1991 Jeep Cherokee, replaced the engine at 70k miles. I leased a 1995 Grand Cherokee for two years, no problems. Leased another Grand Cherokee in 1998, no problems except for tail lights burning out. Leased a Grand Cherokee in 2001, bought the car at the end of the lease (dumb decision). Did not get an extended warranty. It now has almost 70k miles and had to replace the transmission, all the window mechanisms, lots of tailight bulbs. Now the engine picture is on. No more Jeeps for me. As soon as I can, this one goes and I will only have Japanese vehicles.
11th Nov 2006, 22:31
From a Jeep owner, of 2 Jeeps vehicles, the latest a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo.
I too have the seat problem, developed at 80k miles, all of the sudden. Now when I turn right, my eye hits the driver window.
The rotor problem, ha, seems the brakes need replaced every year, top to bottom, and rotors "always warped". Fixed 5 times in 3 years.
Water pump went out at 70k miles, tie rod broken, and rear axle leaking oil. This despite normal use and never missing oil changes and maintenance.
Passenger lock wont lock. Rear wiper won't actually touch the glass.
$$$1000s of dollar to repair, I can't take it.
Big 3 you do have a problem, and its not health care, its quality. Goodbye. Hello Toyota.
30th Nov 2006, 11:15
Have 2001 GC Limited (V8). Looking for others with Transmission problems. Mine went out last night and will not shift into third. Has 72k miles. Anyone have any luck with manufacturing covering problem?
4th Dec 2006, 11:48
I've had a 2000 GC since new (now 124k miles), and it has always had maintenance at or slightly before the schedule. The brakes have been a problem with warping rotors, but the Akebono kit to replace the calipers fixed that. Other than that, the only thing was a fuel pump that went out (I'm sure the dealer suckered me in on that). I just had the cooling fan replaced under the recall, but other than that it's been trouble-free totally. My biggest gripe is the fuel mileage, at 16.4 average, it sucks. My 1993 Mustang gets over 20MPG with an automatic, and it's got way more power. I'd probably buy another Jeep, but they don't make them like this GC and I'd have to swallow looks I don't like.
5th Jan 2007, 08:21
Hmmm - where to begin. We purchased a new 2001 GC Limited 4WD. We were very careful about proper maintenance and tune-ups. At < 10K miles, we had to replace the steering wheel - the leather covering broke down and peeled. The A/C blower and seat heater failed at under 20K miles. At just under 40K miles, we had to completely replace the rotors due to the frequently discussed rotor issue. Now, we are off our 75K extended warranty (79K miles) and we have to replace the entire front axel (due to differential problems), a heater coil, an evap coil, and NOW the window motor/regulator. So just under $4,000 on a car that is 5 years and 2 months old (from Nov '01 purchase). I am still stunned; I have had cars with over 100K miles with less than half of these problems. I am going to call jeep customer care, so I will post their response.