17th Apr 2008, 08:33
2000 Jeep Cherokee 78,000 miles cracked cylinder head; as you can see, it's a common problem on this site (and other sites) and a very expensive repair.
Besides filing the www.nhtsa.gov complaint, you can also go to www.chrysler.com, fill in the comment form (need vin#) and send it. Maybe if they get enough of these cracked cylinder head complaints, they will act on a recall. Chrysler LLC P.O.Box 21-8007 Auburn Hills, MI 48321-8007.
23rd Apr 2008, 17:06
Hi, my name is Danielle.
I have had a 2000 JGC Sport for a little over a year. About 5 months ago the check gauges light kept coming on, saying I was over heating, but it I wasn't. I changed my temperature sensor, my radiator and temperature gauge. Was on my way to work and the new radiator blew, luckily I work at a body shop and tow service, we checked everything, replaced my radiator and everything again, but my coolant is not flowing... at all. I haven't had to put coolant in it the whole time I have had it.
Now just today I was going to Sacramento and it started doing the same thing.. and it's 56 degrees out. I'm so lost; I think I'm just going to can this thing altogether. Any help would be great.
29th Apr 2008, 16:51
I have a 99 JG with all the same issues. Oil pressure low; spent $700 to fix and still no oil pressure. Paid money for nothing. I'm willing to sign any petition against Jeep for all these problems; it's ridiculous! I feel better, I thought I bought a lemon.
20th May 2008, 21:43
I have a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, and I'm having the same coolant problems.
I also changed the brake rotors, but the new ones are starting to feel a lot like the old ones.
It has a 100,000 miles, and the coolant low started at about 85,000. I had a water pump replaced and it didn't do it for a while, but it again is doing the coolant low, it never overheats at night, but usually during the hot Florida day, and the A/C on it starts spiking up when I idle.
These comments don't sound too promising; I'll probably sell it on to someone else to deal with, but it is a very nice looking car.
3rd Jun 2008, 12:41
I have a 2000 JGC with 100,000 miles. I had to replace the oil pump, sending unit, and pickup screen to rectify the low oil pressure problem when purchased last year. I have had no problems until last week when the problem came back. No oil pressure at idle but fine when rpm's are up. I have replaced all three again this time substituting the stock pump for a high pressure pump. I still have the same problem. My mechanic (excellent and honest to a fault) has confirmed the readings with a mechanical gage. He has pulled the pan and inspected the main and there is little or no wear. The engine/valves do not get noisy at 0 psi as one would expect. He tried 70w oil to see if there was any improvement - there was none. We now think the port that the gage uses is partially plugged. There is no other port to verify the engine pressure. He is currently trying to blow or clean it out to see if that makes any difference. I will post again with the results. I too have two other Jeeps with the 6 cyl and have had no problems. Their performance is why I purchased the GC with the straight 6. Only Chrysler could f up a great engine like this. A recall would be nice but what are the chances that they will recall 8 year old vehicles with over 100,000 miles.
5th Jun 2008, 13:49
I have a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It over heats when I idle and move at a slow speed. Today it over heated and actually shut off. I keep filling the coolant but it keeps emptying. But I'm not sure where. There is no puddle or anything. (And the oil looks fine, not like it is going in there) It actually looks like there is coolant on my hood... like it is spraying out the top of the container. I'm scared to drive it home tonight because I don't want it to die on me again... grrr!!!
10th Jun 2008, 21:05
Wow, for 1 year now I have had all the same problems with my 2000 JGC 6 cylinder.
Sometimes I find water leaking from what looks to be the water pump, but yet sometimes there is nothing.
Took to a dealership for the recall of the electric fan motor, and they told me I had a cracked head. Now the dealership wants to give me $1000 for my car and purchase a Cherokee with 70,000 miles from a woman who works in the office.
Car starts off in the morning, with the oil pressure gauge working till I stop, and then it goes to 0 and it does not come back up.
FYI though, I have 194,000 miles on it and it still runs. Recently the temp got to 98, and in heavy traffic stopping and starting, the temp gauge went almost to 260. I turned the heater on all the way, and fan on all the way, and made it home.
Dealership must have a big mark up on used cars; today they called and wanted to give me $2000 on my car to buy the used Cherokee.
11th Jun 2008, 10:32
I have a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Laredo with only 60,000. I was shocked when I saw this site and have most, if not all, the same problems. My Jeep is now at the mechanic because of the low coolant light. I recently had the problem with the oil pressure gauge and had that replaced. I've also had a new water pump. I've been adding antifreeze every couple of weeks, but have not seen a leak. This morning, I checked and the reservoir was empty. I cannot afford a new car or a new motor. I sent an email to Chrysler, and suggest that everyone on this site do the same. I would like to know why a recall has not been issued.
11th Jun 2008, 20:52
Oh lord, I am right now test driving a JCL 2000 model with 91,000 miles on it. Obviously someone got rid of it for a reason. What should I do, and what should I be looking for?
No one has mentioned gas mileage. It seems to be getting around 16 miles to the gallon, I don't think that is good. Any comments? Saturday of this week 6/13 is supposed to be when we make our decision.
13th Jun 2008, 17:29
I have a 1999 JGC with 106k miles. I was driving the other day and the check gauge light turned on. The temp was at 260. I check the reservoir and it was full, but there's a leaking coming from the bumper by the radiator. Any help would be appreciated.
25th Jun 2008, 15:40
We have a 2000 Grand Cherokee and I must say I thought we were sold a lemon. However, after reading every ones comments, this just actually proves that the quality of Chrysler is not of importance.
We have had the same problem, since we purchased the vehicle four years ago. It all has to do with the coolant / radiator.
After receiving the notification that the radiator was recalled -- we at least thought this was the solution to our problem. Unfortunately it was not. We have had this car back and forth to the dealership with the same problem, two or even three times throughout each year.
The worst part of all of this is that we have paid a fortune for this vehicle to be fixed and guess what... it still is not fixed.
So far this year the car has been supposedly fixed twice. We just picked it up at the dealership two weeks ago, paid almost $500.00 and guess where the beauty is headed today... the dealership.
Questions: Why are we being charged for parts that have been recalled? Is this fixable?
P.S. Don't you just love Customer Service.