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8.2

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,286 miles

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2001 Jeep Cherokee brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 122004

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • 30,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When brakes are applied the vehicle shakes, and driver can hear metal grinding. The front and rear brakes need replacement every 30,000 miles.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #6

Aug 012000

Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front rotors and the pads are wearing excessively. Front rotors were turned twice, and replaced once. Brake pads were replaced on three occasions from 15.000 miles to present. Dealer notified. Consumer stated that while driving the steering and front end shakes.

- Gincon Falls, NJ, USA

problem #5

May 252001

Cherokee

  • miles
The brakes seem to pulsate when applied. The steering seems to drift over the yellow line at random times when the brakes are applied and the vehicles front end nose dives after braking. These times are unpredictable and sometimes weeks in between.

- Lagrange, GA, USA

problem #4

May 102002

Cherokee

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle front end shakes when brakes applied. Rotors are warped and have been turned twice by the dealer, once at 5791 miles and again at 14207 miles and now Jeep wants to turn them again at 21500 miles. I have been forced to deal with the manufacture myself because my dealer has been told by Jeep that they will not replace the rotors, they will only turn them at my cost because this is a maintenance item and not in warranty eventhough the vehicle was purchased this way when it was new. Also this has been a month long process because I cannot get any answers from anyone because they keep saying they are sending this to their district manager who will return my call but I have not recieved any calls so far.

- Daphne, AL, USA

problem #3

May 072002

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
While driving felt vibration. When applying brakes they felt a pulsation coming from brake pads. Took vehicle to dealership, who had rotors turned.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #2

May 042001

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
The rotors and brake pads have been replaced twice.

- Williamsville, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 012000

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
@ 3000 miles car shudders when braking, told operating to factory specs. Independent mechanic said no, dealer turned rotors, @ 7500 problem recurred, @ 11,000 other dealer replaced rotors as originals were too warped to machine, @ 15,000 same problem, @ 18,000 dealer again machined rotors as a "goodwill service. "

- Santa Clarita, CA, USA

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