pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
144,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #2

May 292016

Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles


Anyone from So Cal knows the steep grade of Cahon Pass. Coming down the Pass, a vibration started in the steering due to uneven road conditions. The vibration started and continued until it turned violent. The entire Jeep shook almost uncontrollably until the only fix is to come to a complete stop. This is never easy in the Cahon Pass. It is several miles of sharp grade and momentum forces you to watch speed as you travel with many tractor/trailer rigs. Stopping rarely is a option, but you have no choice. Accidents can and will happen should this occurs, and could lead to multiple car accidents. After researching this "death wobble" condition, it is assumed by others, and acknowledged by Diamler/Chrysler that this is a known defect in Jeep Wrangler, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee primarily, but other makes and models could be affected.

- , Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #1

May 012013

Grand Cherokee Laredo V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles

going right along fine then you hit a bumpy patch on the road and the jeep vibrates violently and doesn't stop until you slow down. You could be going 30 or 60mph when this happens. Mechanic says nothing is loose and really doesn't know what is causing this to happen other than it is 13 years old and 183,000 miles. New shocks or a steering dampener might help, but, no guarantees. Any suggestions?

- , Raymond, ME, USA

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