definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,667 miles

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2000 Jeep Cherokee brakes problems

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2000 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 212009


  • 124,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Jeep Cherokee sport. The contact stated that whenever there was moisture in the air, the brakes became resistant and jolted the vehicle. The vehicle would come to a sudden stop; however, she felt that she would hit the windshield if she did not have a seat belt on. She noticed the failure every time there was moisture in the vehicle. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired at the time of the complaint. The contact called the manufacturer who referred her to NHTSA. The current mileage was approximately 126,000. The failure mileage was approximately 124,000.

- Flemington, NJ, USA

problem #5

Dec 012007


  • miles
Bought vehicle new and performed regular maintenance. Had to replace brake rotors at 62,000. At 78,000 miles engine overheated; verified fan, radiator, and water pump in working order and replaced thermostat and temperature sensor. Engine continued to overheat with unexplained coolant loss. No leakage and clean oil. Replaced head gasket anyway and noticed no cracks in head. Still runs hot and loses coolant somehow. At 80,000 miles engine developed miss after replacing coil and checking fuel and firing systems removed head again and pulled lifters. Bottom of one lifter was ground off resulting in some wear of cam lobe. Replaced lifters and valve springs. Fixed engine miss. At 82,000 miles oil gauge showed 80 pounds of oil pressure until engine totally warm then dropped to 40 lbs. Also showed 40 lbs when keyed moved to on position with engine not running. Replaced oil pressure sending unit. Now engine runs 40-45 lbs when cold and drops to 10 lbs when running after totally warm. When stopping at lights after driving with warm engine, oil pressure drops to 0 and check gauges light comes on. Purchased a high volume oil pump and will see if this corrects that problem. This is totally unacceptable for a vehicle with 83,000 miles that was purchased new and well maintained. Furthermore when checking with other owners these problems and more seem to be common for this year/model.

- Poplar Bluff, MO, USA

problem #4

Jul 022003

(reported on)


  • miles
There has been a problem with the brakes since January 2003. The brakes locked twice and damaged the rotors. Also, experienced vibration in the steering wheel and pulsation in the brake pedal. On 6/6/2003 the entire braking system was replaced by sears auto shop. Currently the vehicle is experiencing the same symptoms.

- Hortense, GA, USA

problem #3

Mar 282001

Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles


Severe brake problems with 2000 Jeep Cherokee. There was an ongoing braking problem and difficulty diagnosing the problem. The problem was thought to be the rotors which were cut and replaced (the front pads). The problem still continued. Then the front rotors were diagnosed as being warped and the brakes were 50% worn. There was a tapping noise in the shifting area as well as a rubbing noise in the steering column that comes and goes. (unable to diagnose) the vehicle had been diagnose as the rear brake drums being out of round. The water pump leaked and was replaced along with the thermostat. The comsumer requested a refund

- Hillsdale, NJ, USA

problem #2

May 202001

Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
There appears to be defective braking systems on many of the Jeep Cherokee models. I own a 2000 Jeep Cherokee limited and had to replace the rotors and pads on it twice before 25,000 miles. The brakes pulsate and when sitting at a street light with the brake depressed, it feels as if someone has hit me in the rear end. The vehicle moves while the brake is depressed. I have read all over the internet regarding these same issues and daimler-Chrysler doesn't want to admit there is defective equipment on their Jeep.

- Ferndale, MI, USA

problem #1

May 292001

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Defective brakes

- Browsville, PA, USA

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