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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,838 miles

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 1 of 6)

problem #106

Apr 022013

Grand Cherokee

  • 110 miles

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

The seat brackets in my Jeep started to break apart around 2013, now the brackets are almost completely broken apart. I am driving with the seat leaning and rocking back and forth this is a very dangerous situation. Iżżve contacted the dealership and they said there is no recall. They transfer me to a number where I can find out about recalls they also said there was no recall for this particular model. In my research I found out that there are seat bracket problems with Jeep and this problem should be recalled.

- Burlingame, CA, USA

problem #105

Oct 302014

Grand Cherokee

  • 55,000 miles
Seat became very hot started to smell like burning.had to pullover till it cooled down.seat quit working.the seats had previous repair under warranty.around 2003-2004

- Kings Mountain, NC, USA

problem #104

Jan 272015

Grand Cherokee

  • 131,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the front driver seat over heated and was extremely hot. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V117000 (seats). The failure mileage was 131,000.

- Higlands Ranch, CO, USA

problem #103

Dec 242013

Grand Cherokee

  • 137,500 miles

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

While driving the drivers seat started to lean toward the passenger side, I slowed the Jeep down and pulled over to the side of the road. I did not see any obvious damage to the seating brackets/mounts. I continued to drive and the problem progressively got worse. The Jeep was taking to the auto shop on Jan 2, 2014 and the mechanics tightened the brackets. Jan 4 the same problem occurred again and again is progressively getting worse. Due to finances I am unable to get the entire seating system fixed.

- Coulterville, IL, USA

problem #102

Jul 012011

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving at an unknown speed, the driver seat leaned to the side independently which made the vehicle dangerous to drive. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the driver seat fractured from the bracket. The dealer was unable to service the vehicle because the manufacturer was not producing any parts for replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 17,000. Updated 5/27/15.....updated 06/03/15 updated 7/6/2015 updated 7/7/2015

- Pasco , WA, USA

problem #101

Dec 022014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While driving the drivers seat broke loose from the bracket and made it very dangerous to drive the vehicle.

- Gibraltar, MI, USA

problem #100

Aug 062012

Grand Cherokee

  • miles

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

Driver's seat LH seat base frame cracked through and broke off. Seems to be an issue with a lot of Jeep models. Drivers seat became a "rocking chair" with potential to be thrown from the vehicle during a crash or lose control of vehicle if seat completely comes off the frame. Why has this not been recalled already with the large number of vehicles impacted?

- Zebulon, NC, USA

problem #99

Sep 132013

Grand Cherokee

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated while driving various speeds, the front driver's side heated seat was activated and a high voltage of heat penetrated from the bottom of the seat. There was a recall related to the failure under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V117000 (seats), however the VIN was not included. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Pitman, NJ, USA

problem #98

Sep 172013

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • miles
I called Jeep, they stated that VIN number is not part of current recall. While attempting to repair both driver's and passenger's seat warmer system that was no longer working, and hasn't worked for years. I discovered that the factory installed heated seats had apparently shorted out and caused the foam cushion in the passenger seat to catch fire. I have not checked drivers seat yet. The wiring had burned a hole approximately 4 inches long and 1-2 inches deep. Fortunately, the fire did not spread far within the seat. Upon doing an online search, it appears that this is a very common problem. Jeep repaired the heaters 2-3 times within the first 5 years and they would stop working within 2 years, it was too expensive to continually have them repair.

- Edmonds, WA, USA

problem #97

Sep 182012

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the driver's side seat became loose. In addition, the seat exhibited an abnormal crackling noise immediately after the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not repaired or inspected for the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Pasco, WA, USA

problem #96

Dec 032012

Grand Cherokee

  • miles

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

While attempting to repair both driver's and passenger's seat warmer system that was no longer working, I discovered that the factory installed heated seats had apparently shorted out and caused the foam cushion in each of the seats to catch fire. The wiring had burned a hole approximately 4 inches long and 1-2 inches deep. Fortunately, the fire did not spread far within the seat. Upon doing an online search, it appears that this is a very common problem.

- Beatrice, NE, USA

problem #95

Jun 032011

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
The driver's side seat bracket broke on the right side while driving with no apparent reason. The seat on the right side now slumps down to the right with a terrible angle. Driving the Jeep now means one has to sit @ very uncomfortable manner and constantly be on guard to not move or the seat will rock.

- Mclean, VA, USA

problem #94

Jul 272012

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 156,000 miles
Driver's seat was wobbling. My husband took it out and found one metal fitting that bolts seat to frame totally broke and another one cracked. This is our son's vehicle and we are concerned about his safety in this vehicle. In much research, there are many, many more with the same problem. We live in a city where rear end collisions are not uncommon. This is a severe safety problem. Does someone have to die before a recall of this?

- Neenah, WI, USA

problem #93

Jan 202011

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • miles
The driver seat metal base has broken in 2 parts on both sides. The drivers seat is loose and I cant find any replacement.

- Bayamon, PR, USA

problem #92

Dec 012011

Grand Cherokee

  • 130,000 miles
The front drivers side and rear passengers side bolts on the frame of the driver's seat have pulled through the frame, causing a constant rocking and causing the seat to lean very far back. This is very unsafe. After searching for a replacement seat, I found that this is a very common problem on the 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

- Ruston, LA, USA

problem #91

Dec 212011

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 109,000 miles
The drivers seat is broken. The break appears to be somewhere between the seat and the frame, probably at the brackets. This is both a safety issue (seat could break off in a collision) and a comfort issue (the seat is crooked, causing back issues and discomfort).

- New Albany, OH, USA

problem #90

Dec 202010

Grand Cherokee

  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited. The contact was driving 60 mph when the front driver side seat warmer became excessively hot. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed that the heater switch had burned out the heating core. The contact also stated that the vent doors failed to open, causing the heating and air conditioning units to fail. The vehicle was taken to the dealer again where the failure was confirmed. The manufacturer was contacted and they advised that VIN did not qualify for a repairs under NHTSA campaign id number:09V117000 (seats:front assembly:seat heater/cooler). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 96,000.

- Shawnee, KS, USA

problem #89

Oct 062011

Grand Cherokee

  • 120,000 miles
The driver seat of my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee has broken numerous times and they all broke from the same exact place. Bottom frame of the driver seat is not strong enough. When the single nut pokes through the frame and cracks the seat frame overtime the whole seats frame is bent and the seat becomes unusable.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #88

Dec 192010

Grand Cherokee

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated the drivers seat had hot spots and burned him while driving. The front seat electric heater elements overheated. The dealer was not notified of the failure. The manufacturer was notified and stated that his VIN was not included in NHTSA recall campaign id number: 09V117000, seats: Front assembly: Seat heater/cooler. They manufacturer offered no additional assistance. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Pittfield, MA, USA

problem #87

Sep 052009

Grand Cherokee

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While seated in the front drivers side seat the heated seat overheated and stopped functioning. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V117000 (seats:front assembly:seat heater/cooler) that may be related to the failure. The dealer was made aware of the failure and stated the VIN was not included in the recall. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Linn, MA, USA

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