21st Mar 2008, 11:19

I replaced the rotors 5 times in 6 years, I try to time it so I am only paying for every second one. if its within the year that the warranty covers the rotors unfortunatly I paid for the last 4 before I caught on. I had trouble with a Ford product once and never bought another one it looks like Jeep will suffer the same fate.

26th Mar 2008, 10:32

I bought my 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited V8 in February 2007 and still own it. I so far have not had any problems with the brakes. I do remember over the summer them squeaking some, but after having them checked it went away.

However, I am having a problem with what sounds like the rear-end. It "hums" when you give it gas and when you accelerate more it tends to get a little louder and then eventually stops. It used to be so loud it hurt my ears. They've checked the rear-end and say it has a new one and that sometimes when you put new ones in they hum?? It also grinds every now and then, I had it to the garage the day before yesterday because it sounded like the rear-end was coming out. They couldn't find anything and say it could be the transfer case. Has anyone else had any type of problems like this?

28th Mar 2008, 17:58

I own a '02 Grand Cherokee Laredo with an I6. It has been a nightmare since I bought it. Let's see. I lost my cooling fan relay, which caused my cooling fan to blow. $800 later I had that fixed. Then I had my rotors and pads replaced (front only). Then 13 months later my cooling fan blew again. Chrysler wanted me to pay. Needless to say that didn't happen (I snapped). Then just 6 months after the new brakes went in, the rotors are warped, and appear to be sticking. I feel like I'm towing something and the fuel economy has gone completely downhill! Needless to say I'm going Japanese from here on in!

12th Apr 2008, 13:18

I also own a 2002 Jeep Cherokee limited V8 with VERY bad brake problems. So we took it to the dealership only to find out to fix the problem would cost us a lot more than what we can afford. The dealership did tell us that this is an on going problem with Jeeps and that we needed to update the front calipers along with new rotors. Chrysler is very aware of this problem, they are just choosing to do nothing about it.

FYI To those who are not having break problems, there is no way the same problems could be happening to so many different jeep owners and all due to "bad" driving habits. This is a WELL known problem with Jeeps.

26th Apr 2008, 08:26

I have a 2002 Grand Cherokee Limited,4.7L H. O V8 with 93000 miles. I like the car. It has maintained a good appearance, is a comfortable ride, gets 23mpg on the road. I have had three significant problems.

The Front Brakes, vibration when braking at 60+. About 18000 miles between the need to resurface or replace front rotors. There is/was a class action suit that covered repairs for 36000 miles but my problem still persists.

Have replaced Multifunction switch 56042302AG three times. Problem draws down the battery, car won't start etc.

Last evening I walked out of a restaurant to find the drivers side front window down. It would not move up. The front passenger and driver rear windows have had the same problem, all within the last four months.55363286AD Regulator has had to be replaced. Has this been a problem elsewhere?

I intend to keep the car, any other problems I should anticipate?

28th Apr 2008, 15:01

I purchased my 02 GC Special Edition in Nov. of 02. Had to have the rotors turned twice so far. Need to have them turn/replaced again, it has started the very bad vibration again. First time was just outside my 36k warranty and now I have 64k miles on it. Plus, my Jeep has always seaked and made loud noises evertime I go over any type of bump.

Today my Jeep is at a local repair shop getting the third electric window fixed. The regulator/motor is not working. Only one more window to go. All three within a 2 month period at $348.00 a pop! Plus I have noticed a small motor oil spot on my garage floor. My local repair shop says I need to replace my valve cover gasket. Again I only have 64,000 miles. Seems very strange. Well look into this. I have always maintained all of my cars and normally keep them for 8-10 years (to get the most $ out of them) I am very thankful that I did not pay any interest on this SUV back when I purchased it new! My other car is a 11 year Honda which I have not had any problems with except for one A/C issue. I not buy another Jeep and will be looking at Honda again.

11th Jul 2008, 17:19

Here is the official TSB on the brake issues for 2000-2002 JGC's. We've done the recommended work and I haven't had a problem since - however, I do agree that Jeep needs to do something about this.


28th Jul 2008, 23:50

We have a 99 GC Lmtd with a perpetual squeaky brake problem. New pads, rotors, cleaning, wiping, lubing, holding your mouth right, repeating the process several times in two years ---- nothing works for more than a month. Three different dealerships and no change. We have managed to get the squeaks into a different pitch just to break the boredom. Any clues?

12th Aug 2008, 16:46

Obviously, all of the above comments and problems about the warping of Jeep rotars are true. I bought an '02 Special Edition V8 new back in '02. At about 28k miles, my car started shaking when I braked so I took it into the Jeep Dealership. They knew exactly what I was talking about and replaced the brakes / rotars under warranty. They led me to believe that the problem was fixed for good, but now I'm over warranty (60k miles) and my car is shaking again. I can feel the warped rotars / brakes when I am applying light pressure to the brake pedal. It doesn't look like Jeep is going to do anything about it. Although I like my car, it will definitely be the last Jeep I ever buy.

Other problems: I have replaced my battery twice which may be normal. My car is often leaking water and I hope that this is normal with A/C usage. I just replaced a leaking radiator for $800 about three months ago. The switch which adjusts the heat / ac location (i.e. floor, body, defrost) broke and had that replaced by a friend for $100. I haven't experienced the window problems yet, but the comments are scary.

I'm not looking forward to replacing the rotars but I have to do it soon. I've been driving with a shaking car for about 6 months. If anyone has additional information where to buy the parts and which ones to buy, it is all very helpful. Thanks and looking forward to buying another Toyota, Honda or Nissan.