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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,124 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Jeep Cherokee engine problems

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2001 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #9

Jan 122011


  • 110,000 miles


Head liner has fallen and now it is breaking apart and particles are flying all over the inside of my Jeep and I am on oxygen and need to open my windows because the air only works some times and when I use it the car temp get very high and the engine light comes on I have had the radiator flushed twice even replaced the radiator at one point also changed the thermostat I love my Jeep but I hate to say it if I have to replace it I doubt if I will buy Jeep or Dodge again.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #8

May 172012

Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
My daughter called because of a noise in the engine compartment. I went to her work, raised the hood, started the engine, and shortly 1-2 minutes thereafter, a loud popping/grinding occurred. The fan disintegrated sending parts through the radiator, shroud, and toes of my left shoe. And injury could have occurred but did not. I found 1999-2004 Jeep had a recall for this very type of event. However, it missed he VIN. I believe all of these vehicles should be included in the recall. My youngest son has a 1999 that the fan came apart damaging the radiator and resulting in engine failure. I have owner 7 Jeep but never seen this before. Any assistance in alerting the public will be appreciated.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #7

Nov 212001


  • miles
Don't buy a Jeep! piece of junk. Since I have owned mine the following has broke radiator, seat track, power window motor, brakes, blowout, transmission, headlight covers dulled, multiple rear light outages, inside lights out.

- San Diego , CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 052007

Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,800 miles


- the contact stated that the week of 1/1/07 the driver went to start a 2001 Jeep Cherokee sport when a loud noise was heard and vibrations felt. The contact took vehicle to dealership because the vehicle could not be driven. The dealership's service department informed her that the cam shaft was malfunctioning. The contact stated that the cam shaft was replaced and the contact does have the damaged parts. The dealership did inform the contact that this was not an isolated problem.

- Farmington Hill, MI, USA

problem #5

May 242006

Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,500 miles
: the contact stated while driving at various speeds the vehicle stalled without warning. Also, the low beam stopped working. Both problems occurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who could not duplicate either problem.

- Washington , DC, USA

problem #4

Jan 262005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On freeway, oil pump of my 2001 Jeep Cherokee failed, drive shaft to oil pump stripped, at only 45,000 miles. All parts needed to be replaced, at a cost of $1000.

- Rochester, MN, USA

problem #3

Jul 122002

Cherokee 4WD

  • 9,012 miles


Complaint received via E-mail. I have had a consistent problem with my brakes since I brought it. The first failure occurred at 9012 miles. Dealership replaced the front calipers and rotors. Then at 18811 miles dealership resurfaced the front and rear rotors because they were warped. At 24,806 miles the failure recurred. Dealership replaced all 4 brake rotors. Currently, at 32,000 miles the failure recurred, but the vehicle was out of warranty. The manufacturer, dealership, and other Jeep owners informed me that this was a design flaw that occurred in the earlier and some later model Jeep, but has been modified in 2005 model. The consumer stated that the vehicle was taken in for repair three times while under warranty. The engine light was on for one week. The low coolant light comes on when the vehicle is started (cold) and goes off when the vehicle is warm.

- Mchenry, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 252004

Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,800 miles
After driving my vehicle for approx 20 minutes I notice smoke coming from the front of the hood. I opened the hood and found that the hose leading from the engine was very. My temperature gauges all registered normal so I added some engine coolant and did not drive the vehicle until the next am. After a 3 mile drive to work same situation again. I took the car to my mechanic and was told the radiator had rotted and need to be replaced. Odd since there was no indication prior to the smoke.

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #1

May 302003


  • miles
Dealer refusing to honor recall because consumer did not buy vehicle from them.

- Indian Trail, NC, USA

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