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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,060 miles

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee electrical problems

electrical problem

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

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problem #5

Apr 272005

Grand Cherokee

  • miles


I have a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee that I purchased new. Within the last month I have had two power window failures. This car is primarily driven by my wife and has only opened and closed the windows on occassions. This appears to be a defect in the power window mechanism.

- Guntersville, AL, USA

problem #4

Jan 072002

Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
I have owned a Jeep for 3 years. Since I have purchased the Jeep I have had nothing but problems. The rotors went bad, the steering manifold went bad, the engine went bad, and the motor in the window went bad and broke. Now I have replaced my left rear brake light six or seven times. It slowly started to fade out, and now the entire light goes out at night when our lights are turned on and we have to depress the brake. It is also barely noticeable during the day. We thought we had a faulty wire, but when we took it to a shop to have them look at it, they said that in every Jeep that has been brought in with the same problem has been the entire light and casing. The bulb gets too hot and warps the casing that holds the light. So the light no longer touches the casing and will no longer work. They told us also that our right rear light is warping also, so both of them need to be replaced. Shouldn't this be a recall, since it is happening to so many Jeep. And shouldn't it be a recall since they have a rebuilt one knowing the old ones are no good? I don't like it, I don't like knowing my tail lights are getting so hot that it is melting the casing. Could you please let me know about this!

- Clinton, UT, USA

problem #3

Dec 012003

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Consumer complained about electrical problems. Air conditioner regulator and fan stopped working. Also, consumer had to replace both driver's side and passenger's side window switch regulator.

- Hacienda Heights, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 112002

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Consumer states the vehicle has experienced periodic electrical problems, about 3 weeks after picking up the vehicle, the radio stopped working and the air conditioner went from cold air to ambient air temperature, about 15 minutes after hitting several bumps both were working again, this is since happened 3 times, on the last occasion, consumer had pulled into the driveway with his foot on the brake when all of a sudden the vehicle lunged foward without the accelerator being pushed and struck the garage door, consumer believes there is a serious problem within the electrical system.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 012001

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Purchased the Jeep in September-1st incident occurred Sept 30-engine cut off. Trouble light indicated no oil. Took Jeep into dealer I was told it was a lose electrical switch. 2nd incident Jeep had a sizzling sound from engine area like air escaping from valve or manifest. The brakes had a clicking sound when pressed. Took in for repair to dealer. The dealer-prebul Jeep replaces the gear box without informing me of the recall. I was not informed of a recall when I purchased the Jeep. Now the engine sounds like a race car, car shakes when idle, when changing gears sound is harsh like something is tearing, and the brakes click. I was told by prebul repair that there was no problems now and all the Jeep sound like that. The Jeep now drives very rough. I have owned a Jeep previously and it never sound like this one.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

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