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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,944 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 Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 152005

Grand Cherokee

  • 100,000 miles


Approximately 5 years ago, the heat stopped working on the passenger side of my 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Then last year, the heat and A/C stopped working completely. This makes for very dangerous driving conditions as visibility is greatly reduced at times. Its too costly for me to repair myself. It appears that this is a problem for most of these vehicles and I can't understand why something hasn't been done about it. Also, the passenger side seat heating element stopped working after it apparently shorted out, luckily, no fire occurred. And the hydraulics through out the vehicle have stopped working and I noticed this when first the hood came down on my head and then the rear window! I've also had to replace the engine and it was due to problems with the coolant/hydraulic a price tag of $4000...

- Brooker, FL, USA

problem #8

Mar 122010

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Engine repeatedly overheats, repairs are very costly for problem not getting fixed.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #7

Jan 092009

Grand Cherokee

  • 96,000 miles
Same thing happened to me with the air doors broke or stuck ( made of cheap plastic). $900 + to pull whole dash out and fix and replace. I had to pay that for a very known and common problem.

- Traverse City, MI, USA

problem #6

Dec 052009

Grand Cherokee

  • 76,500 miles


Heat only works on driver side. Cold air from passenger side. My mechanic the A/C blend door is probably stuck. I have been told they would have to pull the dash to fix the problem. A year ago the heater core was replaced requiring the need to pull the dash. The labor for that alone was $900. My mechanic told me that both of these problems have service bulletins issued for the Jeep & the Dodge durango. I believe the manufacturer should be responsible for the repair costs. These are so common, that the parts needed to fix the blend door are not even available. With the below 0 temperatures we are having this winter I can't go very far without freezing!

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #5

Apr 272009

Grand Cherokee

  • 79,000 miles
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee keeps losing antifreeze with no visible signs of loss. Engine oils appears clean of coolant but have read several online reports where this is a common problem leading to overheating and possible loss of the engine. Something needs to be investigated towards this issue.

- Urbandale, IA, USA

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problem #4

Nov 152008

Grand Cherokee

  • 75,000 miles
The blend doors on my Jeep do not work. This is an extremely wide spread problem for Jeep Grand Cherokee's. both a dealer mechanic, and an independent mechanic have told me the that almost all Grand Cherokee will experience this problem. There should be a recall issued - it is simply a design flaw. Unfortunately, there is no specific complaint choice on this form for heating, so people are classifying this as either visibility issues or engine cooling issues. Hopefully someone at NHTSA will find the common thread of defective blend doors - and no heat.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #3

Jan 012006

Grand Cherokee

  • 50,000 miles


2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee have spent over $3000 to fix a coolant low light that keeps coming on and low oil pressure. The problem persists despite taking the vehicle to the Jeep dealership and someone else to figure out the source. No leak. Replaced everything from water pump to fan. This absolutely has to be an issue from the manufacturer and I would like to see a recall. There must be something to correct this problem. After searching online for an answer, I found that this is a common problem with the make and model of my Jeep. This has been an ongoing issue for 2 years.

- Gloucester, VA, USA

problem #2

Apr 022008

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
This is the second time I have problems with my Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4X4 it is a 2001 it keeps over heating I have had a new fan replace a new housing and the replace the sensor's and it's still over heating I have talk to other people that own a Jeep Grand Cherokee and there having the same problems with there's as well is there anything you can do that Chrysler can do a recall and fix this problem not sure what else to do my car is paid for and don't want to have to buy a new car for I'm a single mom and only have one car.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 142007

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles
Cooling system (for interior) failed this is the 2nd failure. I feel the vehicle should be re-called. I have contacted Chrysler Corp. The refused to investigate.

- Racine, WV, USA

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