2nd May 2004, 10:28
I've experienced the same problems as many with the rotors warping. While turning does eliminate the problem, it's been a temporary solution. A post on another site recommended replacing the existing composite rotors with ones made from solid cast iron. These supposedly only cost about $30 each. I'm going to try this next and I'll let everyone know how it turns out.
16th Jun 2004, 09:12
I am pleased to see I am not the only one involved with a brake rotor problem. I have complained to the dealership since 20,000 miles. Love the vehicle, but will not buy another Jeep only because Jeep corporate won't support their product.
9th Oct 2005, 19:37
I agree about the brake problems. We have a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and like it except for the brake problems. We have had expensive brake work done that wouldn't have been necessary if they had a good brake system to begin with. We will probably not buy another Jeep product because they have not been able to fix the problem and we haven't had much help from our local dealer. What a foolish reason to alienate so many customers.
9th Jul 2006, 12:47
Had same problem. Solved it by getting a torque wrench and re-tightening each lug-nut to around 85 Lbs/Ft. This is lowest Lbs/Ft setting. It ranges from 85-100 Lbs/Ft. After adjusting, re-tighten after 50-100 miles. Reason is the magnesium rims tend to compress or loosen around lug-nuts. See following link for detailed info http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/techpage.jsp?techid=107.
18th Nov 2007, 06:16
We have a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Righr Hand Drive for a Rural Postal Route. It has been a lemon since we bought it new. Had to threaten law suit and use "lemon Law" to get something done about massive electrical problems. Then fought with them over a transmission warranty that they extended themselves. After that it has just been a constant maintenance night mare. There is something wrong with it constantly. It goes through brakes like water through sand in a desert. Recently the electric window regulators and electric door locks have started giving trouble. The lines to the air conditioning are poorly placed and have had holes rubbed in them from the frame. The dealership gave terrible service, would not make warranty decisions and kept it too long for anything we took it in for. We do most work ourselves and have a favorite mechanic with Jeep experience for what we cannot do. Many of the parts he has to get from the Jeep Dealer and are very expensive. No discount even to the mechanic's shop! I would have to say that this is the worst vehicle I have owned in my life of driving, 42 years and 7 new vehicles, 7 used vehicles.
Bill in Texas.
21st Mar 2009, 05:37
I own a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and after reading about all the complaints on the brake rotors, I feel very fortunate.
I personally have not had any rotor problems since the truck was new. When the truck needed it's first brake job, I went to Auto Zone and purchased their lifetime brake shoes. Now every couple years I replace the shoes for free.
The rotors however I ignored, they are still original after 72,000 miles and I have nothing but smooth braking still.
I am about to change them now because there just so old, I only hope my luck holds out with the new pair. This has been the best vehicle I ever owned. I plan to keep it many more years and will only part with it when it's ready to go straight to the scrapyard.
Frank from Buffalo New York.