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9.3

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,426 miles

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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee engine problems

engine problem

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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #61

May 212006

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

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

Vehicles dies under any circumstances...speeding on the highway at 75 mph, idling at a stop sign, driving in town at 35 mph, hot weather, cold weather, rain, sun and snow. It sometimes starts right up again, sometimes takes an hour - occasionally 5-10 hours before it will restart. Instrument panel simply goes dead, engine stops, no warning. This has nearly caused accidents 15-20 times. Towed 8 times...waited it out the rest. Dealer will not help unless they can duplicate problem - cannot duplicate an intermittent problem, so there 'is no problem'. personal mechanic identified the problem as the computer, tried to order one from Jeep several times, always told it is on backorder. Interesting... back ordered part for 'no problem'. the computer was apparently replaced just before I purchased the car.

- Los Lunas, NM, USA

problem #60

Jan 182003

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
My 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited with 4.7 liter V8 has a nasty white foam where I fill the oil. Looks like some kind of emulsification. Maybe water in my oil. I changed the oil this weekend when it was 2 degrees out and the white foam was frozen in chunks which then fell down the tube. Is there a tsb for this problem. I have heard similar problems from others with the 4.7 liter. How can I get this problem corrected by Jeep?

- Dover, NH, USA

problem #59

Nov 122001

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While driving heard a noise, vehicle started smoking, . consumerpulled over. Engine blewout contacted dealer.

- Warrensburg, NY, USA

problem #58

Mar 032000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle would vibrate severely when applying brakes at 35-40 mph, and more severely at higher speeds. Vehicle has been to the dealer on eleven occasions, and the problem has reoccurring. The engine makes noise. There was a clunk noise from drive line to reverse. The vehicle would not hold in park. Consumer stated that both inner and outer tie rod failed and were replaced. While driving at 85 mph the vehicle makes a growling noise. Transmission makes clunking noise when putting in gear. The steering wheel vibrates while going over pumps due to front brake rotors failure, also the steering shock was replaced.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #57

Nov 252001

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Vehicle cuts off intermittently while driving at highway speeds. Dealer has been contacted.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #56

Jan 022002

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While driving oil leaks from engine. Took vehicle to dealer.

- Waco, TX, USA

problem #55

May 162000

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

During activation of brake system traveling at any speed there is a pulsation in the brakes, there is a squeaking noise, and vehicle pulls to the right. Dealership has examined vehicle three times, and failed to remedy the problem. Brake rotors and front stabilizer bars have been replaced. Consumer stated there was also a possible oil leak, dealer replaced the tie rod to pitman arm and the real pinion seal, also the steering dampner assembly was replaced, and the engine surges at times sometimes hesitates, also there was a leak behind the driver/rear floorboard.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #54

Nov 272001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving vehicle was stopped at red light, engine completely shutdown.

- Evcelsior, MI, USA

problem #53

Nov 272001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While driving vehicle stopped at red light and engine completely shutdown.

- Evcelsior, MI, USA

problem #52

Oct 082001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
This vehicle has had several problems since date of lease. Although in this matter, engine blew after intial 36,000 mile coverage--diamler Chrysler has agreed to pay half of repair amount. This agreement is unsatisfactory in my opinion and I wish to find out what my options are to resolve this matter and get into another vehicle. It was very fortunate that there was not a fatality involved as this happened on a major interstate with no warning.

- Warrensburg, AK, USA

problem #51

Aug 092001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

My 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo had a new differential install edat 15,000 miles; two new front rotors at 36,000 and should have been done way before this; back brake drum cracked at 36,000 miles; front rotors redone again at 42000 miles; and now the motor at 52,000 miles. We had not indication (noise, etc) of the motor going, I was traveling aroung 5-10 miles per hour turning into our road and it felt like something heavy dropped out of the vehicle, it sounded like metal going through a fan. A piece of the block fell out onto the road and the people at the local dealer said they had never seen any thing like it before. It was like a bomb went off inside the motor. My question -- should chyrsler be responsible for this motor, it will be in the range of $6,000. Thank you.

- Mars Hill, ME, USA

problem #50

Jul 012001

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Engine cuts off intermittently. Also, backfires intermittently. Dealer is aware of problems.

- Port Orange, FL, USA

problem #49

Jan 182000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
The engine, while in drive going ~60mph, from time to time, shifts into neutral and/or even shuts off completely on its own Accord. At stop lights, stop sign, etc, while in drive with foot on brake, the engine shuts off on its own. I asked multiple dealers and reported it, they said it was a fuel problem. Please add this to your recent Jeep Grand Cherokee "preliminary investigation".

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #48

Jul 112001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On five occasions, at various speeds, vehicle stalled out and died without warning. Dealer has inspected vehicle several times, and has not been able to duplicate or correct problem.. vehicle failed nine more times and Chrysler agreed to take vehicle back.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #47

Apr 012001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle stalls when in idle position and ready to accelerate or when ready to shift from park to drive. Also will turn on maybe on 3rd try or none at all untill hours later.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #46

Oct 172000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
I have taken my car into either courtesy motors in chico California or normandin Jeep in chico California. Each time, my car was returned to me unrepaired. No safety defect listed in summary.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #45

Nov 132000

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
This vehicle is experiencing stalling problems, it stalls while in parking lots or when accelerating from a complete stop, the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was said to be fixed, however the problem occurred again, the consumer was told that the problem is known, but there is no fix for it.

- San Rafael, CA, USA

problem #44

Jun 011999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Have experienced numerous quality problems including the 4 wheel drive grinding and jumping, window function problems, rear washerhose leak into rear compartment, rough transmission into reverse from park, oil gauge failure and engine clicking noise during acceleration. Dealer on many occasions says they are normal for the truck to experience and not to worry. I don't believe them.

- Exton, PA, USA

problem #43

Nov 162000

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is having many problems with ABS and brakes, on one occasion, front brakes locked up, causing skidding and shaking throughout steering wheel, tsb 879 has been complete, rotors have been found warped several times and have been replaced, brake pads have been replaced, pulsation and vibration are felt due to faulty brakes, however dealer can not remedy problem. Torque converter was replaced, consumer states that a noise is in the transmission after driving a while. Engine surges while driving at 55 mph and above.

- Rehoboth Beach, DE, USA

problem #42

Oct 122000

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
This vehicle stalls intermittently when at a light/stop.vehicle restarts for now.one time vehicle stalled when moving and stopping in reverse and also when slowing for a yield sign.manufacturer very unconcerned about situation says mays have fix in novenber or December.

- Bethel Park, PA, USA

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