Sounds like I'm not alone! I just found this web site and was a bit surprised. Yes, our 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee also has warped rotors, but I guess we got lucky... they didn't warp until approximately 36k! From the other mail threads, this must have been one of the longest times before warping. The only thing is that my wife drives this Jeep and does a lot of highway miles. Maybe that's why it took so long on the mileage. On the other hand though, I agree with others; this should not be happening; not when you pay the amount of money we pay for these vehicles. It's our first one and I'm not sure yet if it will be our last...we'll have to see.
I just bought an "01" Jeep Grand Cherokee. I have always wanted one! I saw this website right before I bought it. My dad told me to look into another make and model after I showed him this website, but I wanted to get the car anyway. I love it, don't get me wrong. I bought it with 23k, and it now has 27k. as of an hour ago, I was driving home from work and I smelled something like burning really bad. I pulled over and lifted the hood to see what it could have been, then drove to an Oreily Auto parts and the guys helped me out. he touched each wheel and the last wheel he touched was the driver side wheel which burned the crap out of his finger!! anyways... I had to get it towed! It seems that the wheel is stuck to the rotor!! After talking to my dad overseas he said to tell the mechanics to make sure the front break lines aren't collapsed. Is that something that happens often? Its gone to the shop and I guess I will be finding out the problem Monday! can't wait to see the nice "little" bill I get!! someone please tell me that this isn't something that's going to happen on a regular basis!! and I "do not" drive this car like a sports car. I really watch how I brake! I know that slamming on your brakes can really wear and tear your rotors, so I am aware of that while driving.
OK guys, here it is. The JGC model I drive is a 00'. Yes I am on my second set of rotors and who cares if the second set is aftermarket. Why? Because if the original ones were any good they would not have warped in the first place so spare me the name brand is better gibberish. Want to hear my solution? The manufacturer has determined that the calipers on my 00' were trash. They offer a brake package for this problem now. It includes front pads and calipers, yes, calipers. The new calipers are silver and should replace the old black ones. I now have 93k on the JGC which puts 60k on the aftermarket rotors. Here is the parts # for anyone interested--05093174AA. Check your warranty b/c calipers are reimbursable on mine.
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