hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,608 miles

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee cooling system problems

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #10

Aug 192012

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while the vehicle was idling the cooling fan failed. The fan exploded and blew out two holes through the radiator and shroud. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and they stated that the vehicle was not included in any recall. The failure mileage was 70,000. Updated 10/12/12 updated 10/17/12

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #9

Dec 162010

Grand Cherokee

  • 123,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The engine cooling fan blade separated and broke into pieces. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic to repair the radiator and he found the failure in the cooling fan. The dealer was contacted and informed her of recall NHTSA campaign id number: 06V199000, engine and engine cooling: Cooling system: Fan but her VIN was not included. The manufacturer was contacted and informed her that recalls are VIN specific and she should contact NHTSA for the reason. The failure mileage was 123,000.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #8

Aug 062008

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 83,162 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving less than 65 mph, the contact noticed fluid leaking from the vehicle. She then heard a loud boom coming from the vehicle and the temperature gauge went haywire. The vehicle stalled and she placed water in the radiator in order to drive to the nearest mechanic. The independent mechanic stated that the cooling fan separated and damaged the radiator. The cooling fan module, radiator, and fan clutch were replaced. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 83,162 and current mileage was 85,000. Updated 3/5/09 updated 03/10/09.

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #7

Apr 202008

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles


I bought my Jeep Grand Cherokee in 2005 as a used vehicle with no know problems on my car fax report. Has only had one other owner. This is now the 4th time I have had to have the cooling fan relay replaced! im sick of this and have heard from auto shops and dealers that this is a very common problem.... Jeep should do something about this. It seems to go out about every 6 months. I can't keep affording this. It is ridiculous. You have to remove the whole front end to get to the relay to replace it and that in labor costs can cost a fortune on its own for a $90 piece to be replaced. My truck has now over heated 4 times because of this little fuse failing. Due to the over heating I have had to replace the water pump 2 times. I love Jeep but not enough for it to keep nickel and diming me to death. This problem needs to get resolved.

- Shelbyville, KY, USA

problem #6

Oct 272007

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,300 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 30 mph, the plastic fan blade assembly nearly separated. The failure caused the vehicle to overheat. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer to have it repaired and was informed of a recall as well as the repair price. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall, even though it was experiencing the same failure as the 2000-2002 models. The vehicle is currently parked at her residence. The recall number was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 75,300.

- Elgin, IL, USA

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problem #5

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 #4

Dec 012005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact changed the vehicle's cooling fan in December of 2005, March of 2006, and may of 2007. The parts fail to last for long periods of time. The vehicle's relay switch was also replaced. The current mileage is 102,000 and failure mileage was 76,000.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 112006

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,113 miles
: the contact stated while traveling 20 mph, a loud bang was heard. The vehicle was pulled over and the contact looked under the vehicle and found the radiator was leaking fluid. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence, and it was noticed there was a dent on the hood. When the hood was raised, the contact noticed the fan fractured causing the dent and the hole in the radiator. The dealership replaced the fan, fan shroud, and radiator.

- Seminole, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 042006

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
Ac fan quit working on long trip home. Took to dealer had to replace resistor, which they said they also had to replace with a new style wiring harness. Cost $410 for parts and labor, with parts being more than labor. Had to drive in extreme heat with windows down to get home, over 3 hours.

- Princeton, IN, USA

problem #1

Feb 022006

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,500 miles
I follow all the recommended schedules of maintenance by the manufacturer and keep our Jeep is good working order. My wife was driving our car and the car began to overheat and pulled off the road. She noticed immediately that a orange fluid was leaking from the engine area. The car was towed to the nearest dealership and they advised that a fan assembly just "fell to pieces" and resulted in the shroud being damaged and consequently - the car coolant overheated as well. The dealership advised that the fan needed be replaced, the shroud needed to be replaced and a coolant flush service too. The total cost would be well over $700.

- Sanford, FL, USA

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