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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
134,157 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. get rid of it (1 reports)
  3. replace/rebuild transmission (1 reports)
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee transmission problems

transmission problem

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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 152009

Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles


Transmission would slip and have to ease into gear when the weather got cold. Got rid of it

- , Nashville, TN, USA

problem #3

Sep 082011

Grand Cherokee Limited V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,224 miles

I lost my gears, sold for the price of used gears from scrap. It was a good car but needs lots of maintenance. I bought for $ 1,800/- & spent around $ 2000/- on maintenance in just 1.5 yrs.

- , Hawally, Hawally, Kuwait

problem #2

Jan 072011

Grand Cherokee 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 273,403 miles

my jeep wouldn't shift out of 1st gear sometimes so I had taken it to a local transmission shop they told me that the shift solenoid were bad so i gave the OK to have them changed but then when i drove it for 3 weeks it happened again and i took it back to the shop parts still under warranty so he said that it will happen again because the transmission kept on damaging them and that the transmission is finished its long life so anyone who knows anything or wants to put in there opinion in about my problem i would appreciate that thanks

- , Toronto, ON, Canada

problem #1

Sep 202007

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee Lerado V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

first time using. not sure yet

- , Las Vegas, NV, USA

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