hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,857 miles

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #14

May 062016

Grand Cherokee

  • 145,000 miles


When driving at 45 to 50 mph the front end starts to vibriate and starts to shake uncontrollably, what's really bad is that you don't know when it will happen.I drove from savannah to Michigan and back with no problems than when you least expect it than it happens ! it shakes so bad you can't drive so you have to pull off the road and stop and it seems to go away but it may return after another one or two thousand miles. I have brought to shops and have replaced front end parts, brakes, tires etc. They can't find the problem.I have read that it's a disign flaw with the coil springs being in a bad position. Google Jeep death wobble.you will find. I won't sell the car because I wouldnt want to put someone in danger.

- Georgia, GA, USA

problem #13

Jun 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving between 45-55 mph, the vehicle suddenly shook violently and vibrated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The contact indicated that the bushings, tires, and stabilizer bars were replaced, but the failure continued. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Midway, GA, USA

problem #12

Oct 132014

Grand Cherokee

  • 157,000 miles
Extreme wobble in front end happens when there is a bump in the road. Happens at various speeds. Violent front wheel wobble. Spent $1600 in repairs and $600 on new tires. The issue is still there. I talked to a man today with a Jeep the same model and year as mine and he has had the same problem. I was following him at 45mph and his right front wheel started the wobble and he pulled off the road and I stopped and talked to him about it.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #11

Nov 242014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 133,000 miles


Jeep had the dreaded "death wobble" many parts failed and needed replaced multiple times within 30,000 miles of highway driving at safe speeds. Tires were properly inflated and alignment was correct.

- Salineville, OH, USA

problem #10

Jun 092014

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • miles
My Jeep is doing several things that is cause for not driving it because it can cause a accident. It does not always just start. I have to move the steering wheel up & down ^ then it will start generally. When driving the Jeep will rev up all of a sudden especially at stop signs. If I didn't have my foot on the brakes I could have caused a accident. Also I would have to keep my foot on the gas or it would die on me. These things have been going on for the last 2-3 months.when I put my Jeep in reverse or in drive it makes a major clunking noise like my transmission is ready to fall out. This clunking noise started when all of the other problems started! I have emailed several websites & have not received a response to my problem!! help!!!

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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problem #9

Jun 302008

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • miles
1-I bought the Jeep 4/2008. A couple of months after, a window stopped working. I got the regulator fixed. Soon after that, another window stopped. I got that one fixed. Every time I get one fixed another breaks. Now I have 2 windows not working. 2-whenever I turn a corner, it sounds like the wheels are scraping against something. 3-soon after I bought the Jeep, whenever it gets wet and I turn corners, there is a sound coming the front like its the axle or something. I have taken it to several people/dealers and no one can find out why. They test drive it and hear it, look underneath and still cant find out why or where the sound is coming from.

- Glen Allen, VA, USA

problem #8

Jun 152012

Grand Cherokee

  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle would wobble violently when driving at least 60 mph. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop where the track bar was replaced. The failure recurred later while the contact was driving 50 mph. The vehicle was not taken back to have the failure further repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #7

May 202012

Grand Cherokee

  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, there was a very loud noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the driver side front axle broke due to corrosion. As a result, the front axle and the tie rod needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 103,000.

- Bellingham, MA, USA

problem #6

Nov 142003

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
The consumer had the vehicle in the shop almost 10 times for repairs. The consumer argued that the power steering was out of order and she was unable to steer the vehicle in reverse. The vehicle had experienced other problems such as the drive pinion, heating pads, brake rotors, calipers, pads, power steering pump, the rear shock absorbers and rear sway bar links. The dealer was contacted about the problems no help was offered. It had appeared that there had been a recall issued for the Grand Cherokee built only from Nov 22- Dec 5 2000 for the power steering and the consumer missed it by a month, but the vehicle experienced the same problem as the recall that was issued. The consumer was very dissatisfied with the dealership. The vehicle also experienced three tire blowouts. The consumer was told the problem was caused by the gear box, there was a recall regarding the issue, however the consumers vehicle was not included in the recall. The front pinion seal leaked.

- Munster, IN, USA

problem #5

Jul 082002

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, consumer applied brakes and without warning brakes made noise and skipped. The rear axle seals were leaking. Left front out side mirror was loose. The right front window rattles. The rear hatch light was inoperable. The brakes pulsated and the rotors were resurfaced. Shock absorber makes noise when hitting slight bumps. The vehicle rattle in front at 15-30 mph. The front tires were wearing out due to misalignment. The vehicle was hard to start after warmed up.

- Yakam, WA, USA

problem #4

Aug 012001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving 40 mph and without warning vehicle will vibrate violently. Dealer has been notified, and has also repaired vehicle 3 different times. However, vehicle is out of warranty.*akdealer wanted consumer to have after market parts put on at consumers expense. Every time vehicle has been in for repair, the mechanic claims they found the problem but the vehicle still vibrates.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #3

May 012001

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has been in to dealer three times already for rotors, and problem still occurs, vehicle shakes when brakes are applied. Contacted dealer. Consumer states noise from right front of console. The air conditioner does not cool enough due to leakage.

- Orange Park, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 151999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
During normal operation of the vehicle and driving at any speed, and when brake system is activated, a severe vibration starts to occur. Dealership has examined vehicle four times, and has been unable to effectively remedy the problem. Corrective action taken by the dealership is to replace the brake rotors and brake pads and wheel bearings. The vehicle pulls right while driving due to hub and bearing failure. While driving, the rear end makes noise due to bearing and pinion worn out. Grease leaking around both front wheels because of drive shaft failure. Left and right front cv boot were leaking.

- Sheffield Village, OH, USA

problem #1

May 012001

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When cutting wheels sharply while driving vehicle vibrates badly. Vehicle taken to dealer 3-4 times, cannot fix problem.

- Hilton Head, SC, USA

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