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6.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,573 miles

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #14

Nov 292006

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles

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

Rotors, calipers and brakes need cut or replaced anywhere from 1 to 4,000 miles. As of this date, this is my 7th time! a pulsation in braking... the manufacturer has replaced or cut the rotors 6 times, the drive once, the calipers once and the brakes one or two times... I went to an independent on 11-29-06 and had 2 rotors replaced, 2 resurfaced/cut and brakes replaced with 26,500 miles on vehicle. A 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited.

- Murrysville, PA, USA

problem #13

Jan 052006

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,400 miles
: the contact stated while applying brake pressure the front of the vehicle the steering wheel and the brake pedal vibrated. The dealership replaced or resurfaced the rotors and replaced the pads three times. The repairs temporarily solved the problem, but it recurred. The local dealer is unwilling to complete further repairs.

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #12

Aug 172002

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,622 miles
The brake rotors have been replaced/resurfaced three times. The pads have been replaced, and they still do not stop the vehicle the way they should. The manufacturer offered no help, and the dealers have done all they could do. The rotor become warped and the vehicle would shake violently at 50-60 mph. The consumer was made aware that there were many 2001 Jeep with this same problem. The brakes pulsate when stopping, the vehicle pulled slightly to the left and when hitting bumps, the leaking front steering damper was replaced and both front rotors were resurfaced.

- Lynn, MA, USA

problem #11

Sep 132004

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving, the driver noticed that the vehicle would vibrate uncontrollably without warning. The driver was able to drive it to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that the brake pads, and rotor needed to be replaced due to corrosion. Consumer informed mechanic that this problem happened on more than one occasion.

- Laurel, MT, USA

problem #10

Aug 102004

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles
I have a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 6cyl. At approx 27,000 I experienced a vibration/pulsation when the brakes were applied. I took it into the dealer for diagnosis and was informed that the front pads were worn out and the rotors were out of round and needed turning. I had that work performed with dismay that every 27,000 miles that would need to be done. It is now 48,000 miles (21,000 later) and the same problem has occurred. According to Jeep a revised brake caliper design has been built to correct the problem. As of this last changing (using the new rotors and calipers per tsb 05-003-02B) I will have spent $700 in less than 2 years on brakes that should not have worn out once inl 50,000. I was informed that this replacement was not covered under warranty, but being that it is premature failure of a poor design, I believe that it should be.

- Buford, GA, USA

problem #9

Apr 012003

Grand Cherokee

  • 28,000 miles
Rotors and front brakes were replaced at 28,000 miles. The first time was April 2003, and in second time July 2004. The problem had not been resolved.

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #8

Apr 052004

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles

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

While driving at any speed and when the brakes were applied there was severe vibration in the brake pedal and steering wheel. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, who replaced the rotors and the brake pads twice. A technical service bulletin was issued concerning this problem. The consumer stated that the disc were too close to the rotors which caused the excessive heat. The excessive heat caused the rotors to warp.

- Lubbock, TX, USA

problem #7

Nov 242003

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • 7,000 miles
When the brake pedal was applied, the steering wheel vibrated and the brake pedal pulsated. This was caused by premature brake wear. This occurred at 7000 miles. The dealership replaced the brake pad and turned the rotors. The brakes wore again at 12,400 miles. The dealership replaced the pads with a special type of pad and turned the rotors. The problem recurred at 26,000 miles.

- Oregon, OH, USA

problem #6

Oct 162003

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While applying brakes vehiclem shutters violently. It is hard to control vehicle.

- Cambridge, MA, USA

problem #5

Aug 202003

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
Like many other jgc owners, I also had the rotors and pads replaced after 6000 miles and I need to have them replaced again after 17000 miles. I've had this car for just over two years and I cant imagine any style of driving that would require a new set of brakes every 10,000 miles.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 302003

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I took vehicle in to be checked out for extreme front end vibration while braking and vibration in the steering wheel. I was told that it was caused by the brakes, and that I would need to replace the front rotors/calipers and pads. The dealer informed me that Chrysler knew about this problem, and that it happened often on this vehicle. I was also told that even though this make and model was notorious for this problem that Chrysler had only put out service bulletins on this problem and not any recall. I was informed that even though there was extreme front end vibration and vibration in the steering that Chrysler did not consider it to be any type of safety issue. With all the complaints regarding this Chrysler should be biting the corporate bullet, and finally issue the recall to their consumers that they should have done over a year ago for their own design flaw.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 132003

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
I took vehicle in to be checked out for extreme front-end vibration while braking and vibration in the steering wheel. I was told that it is bring caused by the brakes and that I would need to replace the front rotors, calipers and pads. The dealer informed me that Chrysler knows about this problem and that it happens often on this vehicle. I was also told that even though this make and model is notorious for this problem that Chrysler has only put out service bulletins on this problem and not any recall. I was informed that even though there is extreme front-end vibration and vibration in the steering that Chrysler does not consider it to be any type of safety issue. With all the complaints regarding this Chrysler should be biting the corporate bullet and finally issue the recall to their consumers that they should have done over a year ago for their own design flaw.

- Lees Summit, MO, USA

problem #2

Jun 302003

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Dealer replaced rotors and pads last year. Again needed to replace rotors. And pads. Consumer states there is a technical service bulletins on this issue.

- Poulsbo, WA, USA

problem #1

Jun 092003

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Brake rotors were done at 12,000 miles, and again at 31,000 pads/ rotors to the front and rear.

- Muskegon, MI, USA

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