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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,800 miles

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee lights problems

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 202007

Grand Cherokee

  • miles

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

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo the brake lights will not come on when the lights are on. I have read many problems with this on both the 2000 and the 2001 models. We checked to make sure the brake lights were working in the daytime, and they were, but we turned the lights on, and they would not. My wife was coming home the other night, and her friend was behind her, and when she applied the brakes, her friend no longer could see the tail lights, and by the time she realized what had happened, she had to slam on brakes to avoid slamming into her. There needs to be a recall on this, as I personally saw over 1000 complaints on this same problem.

- Beech Island, SC, USA

problem #4

Jul 012007

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles
I own a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee that has 2 potentially dangerous issues with it. Due to a manufacturers design flaw, the brake lights malfunction on a regular basis. The light shorts itself out when the headlights are turned on leaving me with no brakes at night. In addition, the door lock actuator in my rear passenger door has broken. Since Jeep saw fit to only provide a key on the drivers door, this rear door neither locks nor unlocks which would result in a potentially lifethreatening situation if I were involved in a wreck and was unable to exit the vehicle from this door. My cooling fan broke, I replaced with a non-oem model which chewed a hole in my radiator after 100 miles. Replaced radiator and fan. Radiator broke after a year, re-replaced. After searching online I found that these are fairly common problems and not the result of some action on my part.

- High Springs, FL, USA

problem #3

Apr 172006

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Left rear brake light dims and goes out at night when lights are on when I brake or while I am driving with lights on during the day when I brake. I have had the bulb looked at and changed 4 times now. Each time I am assured the problem is fixed. I had it changed again 2 weeks ago and I am now experiencing the same problem.

- Evans, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 192005

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
Rear left brake light failing, rear tail light is fading when hitting brakes and turns off at night when the lights are turned on as if it is shorting out. I have seen several other Jeep with the exact same problem.

- Sanford, FL, USA

problem #1

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

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