13th Mar 2008, 15:20
I have a 2000 Grand Cherokee Limited that just hit 175,000 miles. Only major problem was front end differential (at about 125,000) but it did cost $2,200 to fix. My seat has been broken for about a year now and after reading other posts I am now just going to have my brother weld it. Seems like a common problem and I wonder how strong the seat would be in an accident. I noticed the fan goes in and out once in a while now - probably a sign of things to come. However, the jeep is 8 years old now and some of this is to be expected I guess.
17th May 2008, 18:01
I have had my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee for four years now and I will never buy another Jeep!
-new brakes and rotors
-2 water pumps
-fan motor relay
-3 broken window regulators
-3 faulty lock actuators
-rear passenger shock is out
-lift gate lock is faulty
-hood props are broken
-license plate light keeps going out
-the nasty residue in the headlights.
I'm sure there is more that I just can't think of right now. Toyota here I come!!
22nd Jun 2008, 14:03
I have also had the drivers seat frame break on my 2000 Grand Cherokee. There should be a recall for this problem as I believe this could be a dangerous situation in case of a collision. Rotors are also screwed up on my jeep. I agree that the Jeep Grand Cherokee is a piece of overpriced junk and I will never EVER own one again!!!
14th Sep 2008, 00:46
I have the 2001 JGC 4x4 laredo and have had most of the same problems and fixes. As for the sandblasted/foggy headlights, I found a shop that used a headlight polishing kit to fix them ($80). One problem I'm still trying to find a fix for is the gear shift illuminator in the center console. It started out as an intermittent problem and now it doesn't light up at all. The dealer says the illuminator is not a replaceable part and I must buy the entire shifter assembly $$$. Does anyone know of a source for this part?
16th Oct 2008, 15:13
RE: Fan motor relay. I've replaced two. When they get hot, the pigtail connection expands or something, and loses its contact. By a fluke, my mechanic found that Dorman Specialties has been making one for half the price and has addressed the pigtail issue. I comes with a new pigtail. Now, this last summer was pretty mild here in S.E. Wisconsin, so my relay didn't fail, but I did buy a Dorman just in case, and I have it in my glove box.
Rebuilt tranny at 85K. Seat feels loose. Window has a small kink/bind when going up or down (probably a precursor to snapping. Just the other day, it would kill, and sometimes start up by itself. Or, after killing, and hitting the key 15 times, it would start and be alright.
I had a 94 that I put 300K on, but no more Jeeps. Toyota or Nissan, here I come.
1st Nov 2008, 06:39
I have a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee with RUST starting at my rear passenger tire wheel well (front of it). This is caused by a poor weld in the well pieces at the factory. I am very angry because this Jeep is always garaged and regularly washed thoroughly, looks like new with less than 60k miles. And yes like others on this blog, I have had the drivers window mechanism. fixed, Trans. sending unit replaced ($500), Water Pump replaced, front rotors & calipers @ 15k miles. But overall, the rust is going to be expensive to fix right and it has convinced me that I will be buying another brand next go around.
10th Nov 2008, 23:44
I have a 2001 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7 V8. I bought it used in 2002. It has 147,000 miles on it. My record of issues:
1. At 103,000 miles, intake valve follower detached inside valve cover and valve seat dropped. Major surgery, $1663.00.
2. Replaced two window regulators, $326.
3. Replaced all hoses on radiator, $197.
4. Four sets of rotors and pads, over $1200 for parts/labor.
5. Replaced two front motor mounts, $600.
6. Replaced heater core/accumulator at 144K, $916.
7. Replaced front shocks, $250.
8. Replaced hood and tailgate shocks 3X over years, $100.
9. Replaced starter at 147K, $250.
10. A/C recharged once, cost unk.
Auto cost since 2001: $5500.
Other than this, the jeep has been very reliable. However, due to cost of parts/labor, I do not recommend keeping after 100K miles. Just like any other American made vehicle.
22nd Nov 2008, 21:59
This is pretty sad! The seat on my 2001 Grand Cherokee started rocking and I took it to dealer to be be told that the track has to be replaced, and this will cost $365 for the track, plus a couple of hours of labor, so all in all over $600!
When I looked under the seat, I noticed that the the actual seat frame is broken where the bolt goes and not the track! Thanks for the earlier reviews! I'm going to try to find to welder to fix this. If anyone knows one around the Washington DC area I would appreciate the help.
8th Dec 2008, 09:32
So here's my Jeep story. I have a 2001 Grand Cherokee Laredo. I bought it used with 69,000 miles on it. I have replaced:
-2 Window Regulators
-1 Motor. I'm not kidding, my motor blew. I am the kind of guy who pays close attention to changing oil, plugs, fluids, etc., so this was a huge surprise when my rod bearings went out. So yeah, had to replace a motor. NOT CHEAP.
And now I'm having problems with the electrical system connected to the ignition switch cylinder. it is getting ridiculous.
If anyone is in the DC area and knows of a good garage to get this done, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12th Dec 2008, 14:27
Glad to hear I'm not the only one with problems with 01 Jeep GC 4.0. Anyone have a strange, random screeching noise coming from the left front, between 20 and 45 mph? It is not the brakes or related to engine rpm as I cannot duplicate or eliminate the noise with speed or braking??? Any ideas???
17th Dec 2008, 23:57
I've had many of the same problems as others here but was wondering how much it cost for the driver's window regulator to be replaced. It's been broken for a few weeks now and needs to be fixed ASAP... very annoying. Thanks in advance for any info and is this something a novice can tackle?
18th Dec 2008, 13:45
I just replaced the front right window regulator after my dealership wanted $600.00 to do it... I found the regulator online for $100.00 with shipping, and instructions with photos at
It was easy took maybe an hour... good luck.
23rd Dec 2008, 15:51
I have a 2003 jeep and my seat bracket has broken also and I called the dealership and 600.00!!! and used parts place 35.00... and I also think these need to be recalled, because it is not safe if a wreak was to happen. So if any one has any help please reply. thanks.
4th Jan 2009, 16:27
Wow, I have many of the same problems and was looking for answers, but it just seems so common. I have had 3 window regulators replaced over the last two years on my '01 4x4 Grand Cherokee. I too have a broken driver seat, and like the previous comment, I was quoted $600 to fix.. no thanks! I used some wire wrapped around the track and tied off will do for now until I too find a welder (makes it difficult to move forward and backward). Of course the front headlights are foggy along with everyone else, I think this will be my last Jeep too...