1st Oct 2007, 13:19
I have a 2001 Grand Cherokee Larado and it is also a piece of junk. We have had to replace the rotars 3 times in 3 years; Both passenger and driver windows went out. I called Jeep to inform them about the problems and informed them that it should be some type of recall they seem disinterested. I will never buy any thing from Dodge, Jeep, or Chysler again.
2nd Oct 2007, 21:25
Well, first of all we own a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee laredo 4X4 SUV. We love ours No Problems at all. Runs Great has 47,000 miles on it now. We just replaced the front brakes and rotors. That is normal for any vehicle today. Got new Tires on it also the car is almost 8 years old still have a lot tread, but they are 8 years old time for new. We get over 21 miles per gallon in the City and 27 on the high way. We use Amway Freedom Gas Additive and Amway Synthetic Oil and Transmission Fluid I think that has a lot to do with it. But all in all worth every penny we paid for it. My Mom and Dad also had a 2000 they love it had over 170,000 miles on it so can't be too bad of a vehicle. Well that is all I got to say... Going to buy another when this one gives out so should be a long time.
7th Oct 2007, 21:02
I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 1994. The problems are too numerous to list, but the most frightening malfunction was the power steering gear box bolts shearing off and the whole gear box falling off of the car. Luckily, we had just parked the car when the bolts dropped off and the gear box failed. I would appreciate hearing if this gear box malfunction has happened to others. Is it possible to "turn" the car so hard that the bolts will break??? I shudder to think about the consequences if I had lost steering capacity while driving with my two children.
19th Oct 2007, 15:12
Oh no. My transmission just went out. the back door lock is grinding. And guess what it's a 2001 Jeep grand Cherokee. I love my Jeep, but at what point will the company realize, this wonerful 60th anniversary edition is a piece of junk. I wish I would have read all this info before buying used just 9 months ago.
20th Oct 2007, 02:21
Wow! What a surprise to so may complains about 2001 GC. I have been very tolerable about the numerable problems with mine, until 3 days ago it completely died out while I was driving it. The error code said P0320 - crank sensor signal not found. I was trying to replace it myself, but found out it was hard to reach. I found this site when I am doing research on the web.
I own the vehicle when it was new. Here are the list of problems I had during my 7 years of ownership. (Fortunately I was able to fix them all myself, but I stuck at this latest one.)
- Hood could not hold itself in 2002 (Hey, it is a 2001 model.) It is still like that today
- Replaced (break pads + rotors) 4 times (I have less than 90k so far. To those who might be interested: The root cause is the bad design of the break caliper. You will keep having this every 20k or so until you replace it. So, don't waste your money to buy Farrari rotors.)
- Repalced water pump at 70k
- Replaced window rotor at 50k (I thought I used it too much, but seems to be wrong after visiting this site.)
- Tailgate won't hold itself since 2 weeks ago
- Finally 3 days ago, engine died out when I was driving it. Still not fixed yet.
Will I buy another Jeep/Chrysler? Noooooo.
My question: What are those engineers doing in Big Three these days? You are giving up your jobs yourselves. You cannot complain about others.
31st Oct 2007, 10:29
In response to the car turn off after 10-15 minutes. I had the same problem. It has to do with the battery terminals. Have them replaced and this should hopefully stop.
2nd Dec 2007, 22:03
My problem with my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo is the driver seat. This is the third time mine has broken. The first two were under warranty. I'm irked about the seat because how sturdy is it in an accident?
I see many complaints about warping brake rotors. How many of you "bed" your brakes after the rotors have been replaced? I would guess not very many. These rotors are being made offshore probably with poor quality iron or steel. The next set of rotors that go on the Jeep are a quality aftermarket rotor with Hawk pads. No more OEM brake rotors and pads for me.
I've had one window motor go bad. A computer went bad, but it was still under warranty when that occurred. I had an alternator die on me while on vacation last summer. However, all in all my Jeep is still a good vehicle, and it's a very comfortable vehicle to drive. The V8 (4.7) coupled to the 5 speed automatic make this vehicle run like a scalded dog.
13th Dec 2007, 14:32
2000 GD Cherokee Larado. Car seat issues, Yes!! Rocking, broken plate/frame at the bolt hole, front left side of the drivers seat.
Called the dealer about a recall notice for a repair on the radiator fan motor of somekind. Then asked about the broken seat frame, he acted like it was the first time he had ever heard of the issue.
He thought it would be about $1000 depending on whether I have power seats or not. (no power seats)
But really, bought the vehicle about 3 years ago, running good otherwise. Now have almost 150,000 miles on it. Takes two cranks to start it cold every morning, something about a "positioning sensor" of somekind in the the motor some where from what I can find out online.
18th Dec 2007, 11:57
Here is the deal on the oil pressure being high. I quickly shut off the engine and turned the key back on. Guess what. The gauge started dropping, then pinned again. So there isn`t actually high oil pressure, just a factory faulty sending unit. And yes, the fix for the fan relay is easily done by cutting the plastic behind the headlight. AND when you replace the window regulator, take the time to drill a small hole in the lower cable slide. It`s a half moon shaped thing. Then put a small bolt and a series of washers, building to a BIG one which will hold the piece in position. That`ll stop the cable from coming off when the plastic tabs break. As for the brakes, new calipers are the only answer. NOT Jeep parts though.
5th Mar 2008, 09:16
Hello Jeepers... 2001 JGC Laredo 4.0 4x4... Its amazing the similarity of problems. I have had mine for a few years now, had 38,000 when purchased, now has 69,000 miles. Here are my problems: Water pump replaced, front brakes and rotors (since then, no problems), trans pan leaks ("fixed twice" but must be bent or something so now I just keep an eye on it), fuel filter, crankshaft position sensor, passenger window, driver window, broken driver seat, O2 sensor (2/2). With all of this, still garbage and getting 14.0 mpg! Unbelievable. I just saw that the 2007 or 2008 jeeps got the lowest ratings of all cars! No surprise.
If anyone in South Florida is having the window problems and wants to save a couple hundred dollars get back to me.
And remember, when your Jeep fails you next week or tomorrow, smile with the realization that you are not the only angry Jeep owner. Come on, it's a Jeep thing! LOL.