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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,516 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.

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Jul 302003

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 42,596 miles


The consumer stated the brake pedal traveled to the floor. The mechanic found the front brakes pulsating and the master cylinder was leaking. The master cylinder was replaced. Also the transmission was slipping, the air condition was not very cold.

- Latham, NY, USA

problem #7

Apr 032002

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 11,226 miles
The vehicle is "hopping" up to stop signs/stop lights. The steering wheel shudders when applying brakes at 50-60 mph. The differential was faulty from day "one", and has been disassembled and reassembled/ parts replaced up to four times. It will be fine for awhile then the whinnying/whistling/groaning progressively gets worse until I fear for my safety and take it back to the dealer for repair again. I believe this repair is faulty from the factory. ****dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12-12-02 cut over to artemis****761448

- Higganum, CT, USA

problem #6

Mar 202003

Grand Cherokee

  • 43,000 miles
The steering wheel shook when the brakes were applied. The dealer was notified.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #5

Apr 122003

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,500 miles


Vehicle vibrates when brakes are applied. I took the car to the dealer 5 times already. Dealer has resurfaced front rotors 3 times already (8000 miles, 15500 miles and 16500 miles) and replaced front brake rotors and calipers with 29500 miles. After all this repairs, problems still persist and now vehicle is with the dealer again (43000 miles) but dealer already told me that this problem will not be under warranty. Please advise.

- San Rafael, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 232002

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,472 miles
While applying pressure to my break pedal front wheels began shaking violently. Nearly lost control of vehicle while driving at high speed on expressway. Took vehicle to Jeep dealer and was told there is a product problem with front rotors, calipers and pads and that manufacturer has issued an upgrade kit. Dealer said he sees this on many, many Grand Cherokee. I had just had my pads replaced 14,000 before this incident. Jeep dealer could not work on my vehicle for a week so I had to have new rotors and pads put on by another repair facility. Called Chrysler-Jeep consumer hotline. Asked if they were aware of this problem and if they knew about the nhsta summary bulletin number. I was told if I persisted in seeking an answer to that question I would be disconnected. I asked again and was disconnected. What kind of stone walling is happening here? please check into this incident. I have read of other where rotor had broken off and caused wheel to lock up.

- Traverse City, MI, USA

problem #3

Jul 012001

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While driving, front brakes started shaking causing an extended stopping distance. Please provide additional information.

- Lincoln, MA, USA

problem #2

Oct 162002

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
When driving at 50 mph, consumer states if you apply the brakes the steering wheel shakes violently. This is causing consumer to loose control. Consumer was told by a mechanic that the problem is with the front brake rotors and calipers.

- Sebastian, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 022001

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Consumer states that the brakes on the vehicle are not working properly.contacted dealer and the dealer is not willing to do anything.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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