really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,124 miles

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 282007

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2001 Grand Cherokee ltd which slipped from park into reverse customer states that the car slipped from park into reverse while it sat idling as it somehow rolled backwards down an embankment over a retaining wall and ended up flipped on it's side in 6' of water* the consumer stated earlier models had been recalled for the same problem she experienced and supposedly the 2001 models had been corrected.

- Elma, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 012006

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
: the contact stated the gear shift position indicator was placed in park with the engine running and the driver attempted to exit the vehicle. The transmission unexpectedly jumped into drive while the door was ajar, this resulted in the contact being thrown underneath the moving vehicle. After traveling over the contact's legs the vehicle continued forward motion until it rolled over a twenty foot embankment and was stopped by a tree. The contact sustained leg injuries. The vehicle was towed and later inspected by the insurance company who deemed it a total loss. Additionally, it was discovered the gear shift position indicator was in drive.

- Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #2

Apr 012004

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,498 miles
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee was placed in "park" with engine on and left vacant while owner walked to nearby housing complex mailboxe. The vehicle slipped out of gear, into reverse, and struck the owner and the building before owner re-entered vehicle and regained control. The owner suffered a significant scratch, about seven inches long, on waist and scratches and bruising on thigh, now swollen and causing a limp. Vehicle's tailgate is smashed in, bumper scraped and rear wiper bent.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 012001

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
Harsh down shifting, results in loud clunking, rear tire squalling, and passenger discomfort. Rough shifting into gears while parked. Moaning brakes, warped rotors fuel pump deficiancies, and miscellaneuos electrical problems.

- High Point, NC, USA

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