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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,902 miles

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #10

Aug 222005

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. A piece of the fan broke off and went into the radiator, causing damage to the radiator. The fan and radiator had to be replaced. The mechanic told her a piece of the fan blades broke off, destroying the radiator. He said the fan must have stalled to have possibly caused this problem. This incident occurred on August 22, 2005. The contact was pulling out of a parking space at a low speed when this happened.

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #9

Aug 102005

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
2002 Grand Cherokee Jeep started making an unusual noise when first starting the car and when idling. Mechanic said that the cooling fan needs to be replaced. As this car only has 41,000 miles on it, I am upset to have this problem. This is the third Jeep that we have owned and have never incurred this problem.

- Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

problem #8

Aug 092005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
Fan blade broke and penetrated the protective shroud on my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 six cylinder. I have not taken it for repair. I am taking the car in 8/15/05. I did not notice any thing wrong until the vehicle over heated and I looked under the hood.

- Grosse Pointe, MI, USA

problem #7

Aug 092005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles

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

Cooling fan on my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee broke and destroyed the fan, shroud and fan motor!

- South Holland, IL, USA

problem #6

Jun 302005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owned a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee. On June 30, 2005 the electric fan on the engine came apart and shot through the radiator. Cost about $900 for repairs. The mechanic said this was the third Jeep he had repaired in the last couple of weeks for the same problem. The manufacturer was contacted and said that it was not covered under warranty.

- Litchfield Park, AZ, USA

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problem #5

Jul 232005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,390 miles
Under normal driving conditions, and the day after the vehicle had been serviced by an authorized Jeep dealer, the fan blade broke apart damaging the radiator and shroud. The fan, radiator, and shroud all had to be replaced. The vehicle as 68,000 miles on it.

- Iowa City, IA, USA

problem #4

Jun 162005

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,510 miles

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

The cooling fan blade just broke while stopped at a light. It made the car thump I thought someone hit us but the fan blades broke the fan shrode and put dents all in the radiator and broke the fan guard. This vechile has had many of the same problems due to the electrical system. We lease the Jeep and have put $$$ in it because they would not take it back as a lemon with in the 2 years. I still hear a beep coming from under the dash that Jeep never found the problem or fixed it. I just had the fan relay changed because it went out. With in the first 2 years I had it in the shop for a variety of electrical problems I have all the paper work. I am afraid the Jeep will catch on fire or cause an accident. I've also checked many other things that were issues with the Jeep. Leaking shocks and transmission pan and emissions is now leaking. The check engine light stays on and every time I get it checked it's a different problem. I'm out of my warranty now but there have been so many different things wrong. The dealer replaced 2 of 4 leaking shocks they left the transmission pan loose when they replaced a part in the transmission. This Jeep is unsafe for the road it has lost power in the past while traveling so they replaced the battery twice with in a month.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #3

Apr 202005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles
When I put my car in drive, there was a loud bang - sounded like the car was shot, so I pulled over. Coolant was leaking out and there were pieces of black plastic all over the ground. When I lifted the hood, I found that only half my fan was attached. The other half apparently broke off and blew threw my radiator. I had to replace the fan, motor, radiator, the fan shroud and coolant. The garage said they had never seen anything like it. This was an expensive repair with no warning signs. The car is pampered and maintained well.

- Vernon, CT, USA

problem #2

Aug 282004

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,835 miles
The radiator electric cooling fan suffered a catastrophic failure. The fan blew apart with a loud bang as car was placed into drive to leave a parking lot. The owner thought he had hit something and checked the exterior of car. The disintegration of the fan blade blew a hole through the radiator fan shroud which was probably the loud bang. This caused coolant to overheat and air conditioner to stop functioning when car was stationary. This was not noticed on highway where most driving is done and car was driven on a 700 mile trip before failure was detected. If hood had been open at time of this failure an injury could have occurred to individual in vicinity of shroud. The owner replaced both fan and shroud as dealer was too busy the day failure was discovered. No other engine damage has been noticed. The Jeep 5 star dealer showed no interest in this failure. A member of a golfing fore some told me that the same thing happened on his 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee a month later at approximately the same mileage. His cooling fan disintegration punctured a hole in his radiator. My parts were thrown out with trash but digital photographs of damage are available.

- Mandeville, LA, USA

problem #1

Jul 072004

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
While driving at an undetermined speed vehicle stalled. This caused consumer to drift to the side of the road. Mechanic determined that the radiator plastic fan failed.

- Holly Springs, NC, USA

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