hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,173 miles

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee fuel system problems

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #13

Nov 152015

Grand Cherokee

  • 81,244 miles


On Sept.2, 2014 I had my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee towed to the nearsest dealer, milford Chrysler, milford, pa. I was driving the day before with family when the vehicle suddenly stalled in an entrance to a parking lot just avoiding an accident. Message center showed key not detectable. Several attempts later it turned over. To play it safe I returned home to exchange vehicles. It was making hissing sounds so I left it out of the garage. The next day, it was still making noises. I called for a tow to the dealer. I called Chrysler and they advised me of a recall but that the engineers were still trying to determine why but that the tipm was malfunctioning. I was also told that a final recall would not come out for about 3 months! I had no choice but to get my vehicle repaired. They had to replace the battery, fuel pump, tipm for a total out of pocket cost of $2493.98. Chrysler eventually reimbursed me for the total amount. On November 20,2015 I went out and found that my blinkers did not work. In fact, when engaged, the fog lights blinked and or flashed. I took it to my original dealer, R.I. suresky in goshen, New York. They ran a scan and found that it was caused by the tipm ! this makes tipm #2!. I called Chrysler, the final verdict, it was not covered by the recall (fuel pump related only). The tech replaced the tipm yet again at an out of pocket cost to me of $1043.40. On October 21, 2016 the engine light came on. I have an appointment at suresky's on Monday October 24 to run a diagnostic on it. Could it be tipm related? we'll see. I feel that Chrysler owes me $1043.40 for having parts ( never available immediately by the way) that are defective and place people in very dangerous situations on the road.

- Milford, PA, USA

problem #12

Apr 152016

Grand Cherokee

  • 180,000 miles
Gasoline odor/check engine light have had this vehicle machanically checked the smell of fuel on startup with window lowered is overpowering..the check engine light came on and I had the vehicle plugged into service computer..was told too check gas cap/replace..which I did..the gasoline odor is still present and the check engine light is back on..so new gas cap isnt the problem. There are no leaks anywhere on the engine or at the gas tank, yet the smell of fuel is still present. No gas line leaks...we need to make these trucks in America again with american parts. Have always owned Jeep have a 93 sport in my driveway right now, but this '01 may be my last...literally.

- Antigo, WI, USA

problem #11

Apr 142016

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
I am concerned that my gas tank is a hazard if in a rear end collision. My gas tank is in the rear of the Jeep and if hit in the back would be the first thing to impact. It looks the same as the Jeep that have been recalled. But I don't see a recall.

- Buckhannon, WV, USA

problem #10

Dec 012014

Grand Cherokee

  • 136,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated while driving 30 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the bottom of the vehicle. The contact discovered that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was taken to dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 136,000.

- Wilmington , OH, USA

problem #9

Apr 082015

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 132,000 miles
Plastic fuel tank is located in rear of vehicle without adequate protection in the event of a rear end accident vehicle is not equipped with a trailer hitch. I an concerned for the safety of my family in the event of a rear end accident. Brought vehicle to Chrysler dealer, service adviser said there is no recall for this vehicle...

- Castro Valley, CA, USA

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problem #8

Mar 282015

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
I want to know if safety recall for rear end fuel tank explosions is still in effect on these vehicles 01&02.

- Sherrill, NY, USA

problem #7

Mar 232015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles


The contact owns a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 02V104000 (fuel system, gasoline). The dealer stated that the parts needed to complete the recall repair were not available, and that they were waiting on an approved remedy from NHTSA in order to proceed with the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- North Easton, MA, USA

problem #6

Feb 202015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle was equipped with a plastic fuel tank located between the rear axles. The contact mentioned that there was no tow hitch installed on the vehicle and was concerned that in the event of a crash, the fuel tank would catch on fire. The contact did not experience a failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue.

- Galloway, NJ, USA

problem #5

Sep 292014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 202,000 miles
I am concerned that my after market towing package is not up to code to protect my family from a rear end collision. I understand that my model Jeep is at high risk for rear end collision fatalities.

- Goldsboro, NC, USA

problem #4

Aug 012001

Grand Cherokee

  • 0 miles
Some Jeep Grand Cherokee were recalled to install trailer hitches to prevent gas tank involvement in the event of rear end collisions. My vehicle has not been included. I do not want my daughter to be injured or killed if she is rear ended. I feel that there are not enough owners left in this vehicle age group to make the outcry that resulted in the recall and fix of more recent models. However, the gas tank in my model is still at the rear and clearly visible from the rear of the vehicle. I would like to keep the car but I would like to feel that it is safe and have the same repair that more recent vehicles have undergone.

- Orwigsburg, PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 132013

Grand Cherokee

  • 96,000 miles


Nothing has happened at this point, however I am very concerned with this fuel tank issue. I have 3 small children that ride in what would be the most dangerous place should I get re-ended and have a fire/explosion. I think it is absurd that they are refusing the recall or offering a fix. I cannot afford to go buy a new vehicle and had I known about this issue, I certainly would have never purchased it. I am very concerned for the health and safety of my children and definitely would like to have an update on this should one become available.

- Lock Haven, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 222012

Grand Cherokee

  • 80,000 miles
Twice in last 8 months, on my Jeep Grand Cherokee, I've got a check engine light w/ obd code 0442 (evaporative emission control system leak detected). Could this small fuel vapor leak add to the likely hood of a fire in a rear collision?

- West New York, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 052011

Grand Cherokee

  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that every time he refueled, fuel would spew back out from the top of the fuel tank. The contact also mentioned that gasoline fuel fumes were emitted into the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 135,000 and the current mileage was 160,000.

- Ponca City, OK, USA

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