20th Aug 2007, 10:06
Well, I would be lying if I said that I love my jeep. I bought my jeep back in July of '06. In the first 3 weeks my water pump needed to be replaced, and then my window regulator went out--and, oh yeah--I had an oxygen sensor go out, too, in the first month I had it. I left my window for a year after it broke (I had a 2x4 in the window holding it up. It worked really well... lol. I know what your thinking, "Hillbilly,"), but I found the part on ebay for $50, put it in myself, and it took me an hour to do. I also had troubles with my left rear light housing. I just fixed the window and housing about 1 week ago. Now my jeep is sitting in a shop for a radiator flush and new thermostat because it started to over heat. I just heard from the guy and he said that my fan is not coming on, so I'm taking the advice from you guys and told him to check the fan relay. I hope I don't have to spend that much more.
20th Aug 2007, 10:24
So I just decided to randomly google 01 jeep problems because I just took my jeep back to the shop for the 5th time this year.
This year alone I've had the rotors replaced which caused the car to stop shaking when it breaks, but just a few months later, the brakes stopped working completely. You'd have to pump it a few times just to get it to stop. To fix that, I had to fix the master cylinder! That sounds almost made up. Later that year, I had to replace the water pump because it leaked all my coolant on the street.
Here's a new one for you guys. My radio would go out when I applied the brakes. My your turn light is on would constantly tell me that I was signaling. Then one day, my windows wouldn't roll down at all and the AC went out. Turns out it was all electrical and the BCM (body control module) had to be replaced. 800 bucks!
Just 1.5 weeks after I had the BCM replaced for 800 dollars and a week's worth of rental car. The window went out. As I can see on this board, that is fairly common. I was so frustrated I told the dealer to go ahead and fix it, but he quoted $500. Argg! sounds like I could have found someone to do it for $350 but I just couldn't take it anymore.
I unfortunately bought the car after a lease and of course all these problems didn't happen until after the conversion. How much money is too much money to put in an old car??
20th Aug 2007, 15:58
YEAH, same here: windows (fixed), chair (NOT fixed, but I will take it to a welder like someone on this site recommended), and of course the transmission is slipping. Does anybody have any idea how to get it fixed cheaply? I got a price quote between 1000 and 1250.
24th Aug 2007, 18:12
I bought my jeep used after being a lease vehicle, worked great until the day my warranty expired. I've replaced my oil sensor, had 3rd gear go out, driver window fall down in the door. just fixed a T.P.S Sensor, and now my liftgate lock is making funny noises when it locks or unlocks.
I love the jeep name, but am sickened at the Grand Cherokee parts they put in there vehicles. ugh!!!
2nd Sep 2007, 21:17
Thought I'd look around as I can't believe the money pit I have parked in my garage called a "Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo (2001) ". I have dumped so much money into my Jeep... I have been telling everyone to stay away from JEEP. I drive my Jeep in a rather responsible manner and get all of the regular maintenance and oil changes done, but since owning the junker...I've had the transmission replaced, 3 lock actuators replaced, both tail lights replaced, the hood prop replaced (how often does a hood prop go bad??), driver-side window fell down into the door while driving... dumped another $250 to have that fixed, the all too famous rotors replaced, cruddy moisture in front headlights, rubber window molding shrank... and now it looks like I'll be spending more on a water pump as it's pouring anti-freeze all over the driveway from a much popularly reported issue.
Who in their right mind will think people will be return buyers after junk like this?
Can we say "lemon"? This will be the last Jeep I will purchase and I will make sure everyone I know will be aware (BEWARE of JEEP)...has there been any class action suits??
8th Sep 2007, 14:56
I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 2001. My driver's side window wouldn't come back up at around 60,000 miles and my passenger's sider front power window wouldn't come up at around 70,000 miles. The dealer fixed the driver's side window at a price of over $400.00. By the time the second window broke I bought the part online and replaced it myself at a cost of $100.00 (for the motor and the unit). It took two hours to do it, but was well worth the savings.
12th Sep 2007, 23:31
Have an 01 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and it seems to be starting in second gear. I believe the governor pressure sensor is to blame. This does not require rebuilding the transmission.
Have read lots of complaints on the same problem, and some people are getting quotes for rebuilds. Take your vehicles to the dealer even if warranty is out. These guys are factory trained, and have seen these same problems numerous times. In addition, they have the required tools to diagnose the issues properly.
13th Sep 2007, 09:24
Man, we do I begin.
My husband and I brought a Jeep GC Overland 2002 edition in July '06 with 33,000 miles on it. We thought we were getting a great deal. WRONG!
In one year we have replaced the power steering hose ($150.00), a fuel-mile reader (something with the omission system, $300.00), 2 front rotors with all 4 new brake pads (498.00), all new tires (that happened with in the first month $440.00) and the grand daddy of them all; the heating master unit went out. One side blows cold air all the time and the other side blows hot air all the time, and you cannot adjust the temperature. We have been driving around with windows rolled down, or something covering the side that blows out cold air so we can get some heat. The price to get this fixed is $460.00 for the part plus 4 hours of labor. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER JEEP AGAIN.
24th Sep 2007, 16:30
I have a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited.
- one blown transmission at 100,000 - Big clunk into 3rd
- another blown transmission at 120,000. - Big clunk into 3rd again...
Driver seat failure, stuck a 3/8 drill bit in there until I can find a dowell.
Power seat has no heat.
Finish is coming off all of the branding, ie Jeep Grand.
Next stop Toyota 4 Runner. This thing is junk.
Oh yea, the little plastic jeep things in the rims are breaking down too.