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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,389 miles

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Nov 022002

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Concern regarding safety of brakes, shake very noticeably when brakes applied. Replaced front rotors and calipers. There was continuing unresolved brake problems. The steering would also shake when the brakes were applied, the shaking and pulsation problem worsened, the cd changer had an internal fault, there was a fault in the transmission governor pressure sensor, the transmission leaked from the T casse adapter seals, the front PCV valve leaked at the front grommet on the valve cover, the front body seal was loose, there was a whine when the vehicle was driven up hill and upon acceleration, and the front rotors were out of round.

- San Anselmo, CA, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Jan 062004

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
The vehicle experienced problem since it was leased. There were engine and electrical trouble. The vehicle had been back to the dealer many times.

- Hopatcong, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 152002

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While driving at any speed and without warning the vehicle will heavily jerk and then the engine light will come on and stay on the remainder of the time vehicle is being operated. Dealer notified.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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