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hardy worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,649 miles

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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee lights problems

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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #18

Sep 192009

Grand Cherokee

  • 127,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the brake lights failed. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the brake lights were replaced however, the contact was still experiencing the failure. The failure mileage was 127,000 and the current mileage was 128,000.

- Los Gatos, CA, USA

problem #17

Jul 182010

Grand Cherokee

  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that when the headlights were turned on, the brake lights would not operate. The dealer advised they were aware of the failure but there was not a recall. The manufacturer advised having the dealer make repairs at the contacts expense. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was approximately 119,000.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #16

Apr 152008

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
Brake light issues-when the headlights are on, the brake lights go out from the research I have been doing, the manufacturer is well aware that there is a very widespread problem with these lights. This should be a recall issue, not "go to the dealer and pay the ridiculous rates for repair".

- Ashland, VA, USA

problem #15

Mar 292008

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,340 miles

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

Within 2 weeks both rear brake/tail lights stopped working. After checking all fuses and bulbs the it was found to be a faulty ground contact within the light housing due to poor design. The dealership replaced both fixtures at my expense since there has not been a recall. After it happened a second time 2 weeks later I searched the internet finding a repair message board www.carsurvey.org/viewmorecomments_review_33943_11.html that assisted me in identifying the problem and fixing it permanently. At the end is the procedure identified on the website.feeling that this is a safety issue (driving and fire hazard) I am reporting it to assist others to fix the situation and making Dodge/Jeep liable for repairs. 1remove the tail light assembly. Most of you know how to remove the light assembly if you've changed bulbs, so I won't cover that. 2disconnect the wiring harness by sliding the red locking clip to the side in order to press the side of the male connector and pull apart. 3. once you've got the tail assembly away from the vehicle and on a bench, remove the light socket for the tail/brake light. You will see 3 silver contact points inside the black plastic ring. 2 are grouped together and there is one that is opposite of the 2. the one by itself is the ground; the other two are the contacts for the tail light and brake light. The problem lies with the ground connector. 4 clean all contacts with a Q-tip and some sort of contact cleaner. 5. you should notice that the ground contact is depressed into the plastic and the plastic itself is slightly warped down. I was able to use a small pair of needle nose pliers that have a 45 degree angle to press up on the contact from underneath using the opposite lip of the hole as leverage (very carefully).once it had moved up a bit, I was able to wedge a MINIflathead screwdriver in between the metal contact and the plastic to force the contact up even further. Once it looked even with the rest, gently reinsert the connector and test.

- Oshkosh, WI, USA

problem #14

Mar 132008

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My driver side tail light will not work when the lights are on at night. It works fine when I press my brake if the lights are not on. I have replaced all bulbs and this still does not correct the problem. Now the other side of my vehicle is doing the same thing. I have noticed other Jeep while driving that are having the same problem.

- St. Joseph, TN, USA

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problem #13

Mar 132008

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recently was told, by another motorist who followed me to my driveway, that my brake lights were not working. After checking the usual defects (fuses, bulbs, relays) and not finding any problems I went online and was shocked to find multiple postings related to brake light failures on Jeep Grand Cherokee (mine is a 2000) I was also shocked that despite repeated postings on this problem, dating back several years, that there is no safety recall for this problem. There is an obvious flaw in the manufacturing of these vehicles that cause brake lights to fail, lights that alert drivers behind you that you are in the process of slowing/stopping. This is not a safety issue" are they waiting for a tragedy to occur before they do something" the fact that people are resorting to homemade remedies rather than pay the excessive cost of replacing a deficient assembly should be troubling. I won't even get into my left turn signal randomly working, also mentioned on the message boards. Jeep can consider itself lucky that I was notified of the problem by another motorist, rather than as a result of my vehicle being rear-ended by a driver unaware that I was slowing. My 1 year old daughter would appreciate any help you could offer in addressing this issue. Thank you.

- Windham, ME, USA

problem #12

Jun 012005

Grand Cherokee

  • miles

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

Driver's side turn signal and brake light go out when brakes are applied. Turn signal works when brake is not applied. Brake light typically works when turn signal is not on. Have replaced light bulbs on several occasions. Obviously not the problem...and after reading some of the complaints I see that this is common and is not related to the bulbs at all so I will stop wasting my money on bulbs!

- Maryville, TN, USA

problem #11

Dec 102007

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Taillight grounding issues. With headlights on and pressing the brake, the taillight will go out. There is a major defect with the taillight socket/ground connector in the taillight. I've been pulled over twice for the taillight being out, and in near wrecks because of this faulty piece of hardware. There should be a recall on the taillights to fix the bulb socket/ground issue.

- Soddy Daisy, TN, USA

problem #10

Sep 302007

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2000 Jeep gc Laredo, and along with many, many other people I have numerous problems. The warped rotors are very dangerous when you have to use your brakes, especially when you have children in the car as I do, also the taillight/brake light issue, that has gotten me pulled over more than once, even though I put a new bulb in it every time. The door lock actuator that is very annoying not to mention my transmission has a shifting problem that I can't do anything about and now my radiator fan will not work so my car will overheat if I am stopped for too long.

- Claremore, OK, USA

problem #9

Aug 312007

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,995 miles
Passenger rear door lock actuator failed; passenger front door window regulator broke and window fell into door while on highway;left brake light fails to light up with new bulb.

- Grantville, GA, USA

problem #8

Jul 302007

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 65 mph, the police pulled the contact over because the vehicle's brakes lights were not operating. The rear connection was previously tightened, but the failure still persists. The vehicle has not been taken to the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 113,000.

- Sandstone, VA, USA

problem #7

Jul 012007

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,300 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that there is a wiring issue regarding the vehicle's brake lights. As a result, the vehicle has no brake lights at all. The dealer and the manufacturer have not been notified. She has received traffic tickets from the police because of the failure. The current mileage was 130,100 and failure mileage was 129,300.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #6

Feb 132007

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,050 miles
To whom it may concern, I am writing to you about a two serious safety issues with my 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. First, the door locks are all starting to fail. Without warning they fail to operate and you can not unlock them. This is a serious safety issue if a rescue worker can not get into my vehicle to rescue my children. Second the rear brake lights continue to fail intermediately. This could cause a grave accident killing me or my children in my vehicle. I have talk to twenty to thirty Jeep owners of this same model and approximate year and they all have the same problems. You have to go to this web site; P://www.carsurvey.org/viewmorecomments_review_33943_4.html. this site lists over 700 complaints, most of them with the door locks and brake light. These parts are obviously defective to have such a nationwide outcry. Please investigate these problems and Chrysler recall all affected vehicles. Thank you for your attention.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #5

Oct 012005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
- the contact stated that the 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee had a number of problems. The vehicle had problems with the brake rotors since 2005. He had to replace the rotors on 2 occasions since he purchased the vehicle in 2003. The contact had been informed that he needed to have the rotors replaced again. Also, the contact has been having problems with the driver's side door locks. When hitting the unlock remote control to unlock the doors the vehicle did not unlock. On some occasions while in the vehicle and trying to unlock the doors from inside the doors did not unlock. A number of times he's had to get out the vehicle from the passenger side door. In addition, tail lights are malfunctioed. The socket that held the bulbs did not work properly. He stated that his brake lights and his reverse lights have failed. He had to glue the plastic sockets together, and on the last time he needed repairs for the socket, he had to rig them up to work. Finally the contact had to replace the brake and back up lights. The failure mileage was 80,000, and the current mileage was 100,000.

- Cedar Bluff, VA, USA

problem #4

Sep 262006

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Failure of brakes lights, tail lights when checked were due to over heated power strips in my 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Could cause fire and now have to replace both strips at 200$ each plus 150$ labor-this is all from poor design the light bulbs plug into a black power strip that actually heats up from the bulbs melting the power strip-causing lights to not work-bulbs still work when tested, but due to melting of the black strip the connection doesn't work. Dealer does nothing but charge us to fix. Consumer paying for bad design, not over usage or any other problem.

- Enumclaw, WA, USA

problem #3

Nov 102005

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
I would like to report a defect in 1999- 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee rear brake lights. 90% of all of the stated models will have failure of the brake lights due to a design flaw in the contact and locking mechanism that keeps the bulb locked in place. I have replaced the bulb and the rear light assembly only to have the same thing happen again. When the headlights are on and the brakes are applied the rear brake light or lights will fail to light up because the defective locking mechanism won't allow the electrical current to make to that particular bulb. This causes an increase risk of these SUV's being hit from behind because the lights are not working properly. I have seen numerous other models with the same problem and it is almost laughable. But on a serious note when driving on dark and hilly roads making sure the brake lights are working effectively could save someone from being hurt.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 082004

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact stated every time it rained the tail lights and brake lights shorted out. The bulbs have been replaced four times. The dealer replaced the wiring harness. The problem recurred. The spare tire storage area kept filling up with water.

- Hanford, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012004

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Left brake light on Jeep Grand Cherokee defective... nature of defect: Taillights remain operable until foot brake is depressed. When brake is depressed, the left brake light turns off only allowing the right brake light to illuminate. Upon release of the foot brake, the tail lights return to operation. Attempts to repair this defect have been unsuccessful by me and Firestone. I have noticed over twenty other models similar to mine with this same defect.

- Hampton, VA, USA

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