definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,156 miles

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Feb 202003

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


There is a pulsation in the brake pedal upon depression pulsation occurred because the brake rotors warped due to a design flaw in the brakes, per the dealership. The brake rotors and calipers were replaced but the problem recurred.

- Utica, MI, USA

problem #7

May 012004

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • miles
I recently had my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee rotors replaced at about 20,000 miles due to severe shimmers in my steering column when the brakes were applied.T all started at about 12,000 miles. Now I have 25,000 miles and the shim is starting once again Jeep must install the lowest quality rotors on the market and its not safe.

- Tinton Falls, NJ, USA

problem #6

Nov 152002

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
Rotor needs replacing every 7 months. Improper rotor was put on the vehicle to start with. I can pay to have the proper one put on now. The Cherokee shakes all over when you apply the brakes and is more difficult to stop. I have had a different rotor put on twice and Chrysler will not repair it again.

- Dunedin, FL, USA

problem #5

Mar 242004

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • 17,000 miles


When applying the brakes the driver heard a loud noise coming from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the consumer that the rotors and brakes needed to be replaced. Please provide any additional information.

- West Richland, WA, USA

problem #4

Dec 212003

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My wife & I were driving on I-95 South when my Jeep Grand Cherokee's check engine light came on but before we could do anything it shifted from drive to 2nd gear and went from 60mph to around 25mph while we were still in the 3rd inside lane of a 3 lane hwy so we proceded to pull off the hwy and check out the truck and also let it sit for awhile and in doing so the lite went off so we proceded to get back on and go straight home but as we tried to get on the hwy it happened again but this time we went from drive to 1st gear and we almost got rearended by an 18 wheeler but he moved over at the last second, where we got on there was no break down lane so we had to go for about a mile and in the process we started to loose the brakes do to problems ariseing from the ABS and also the engine was acting funny it started to shut off then it would speed up and it did it 3 or 4 times so when we got off we had the Jeep flatbeded to "greenwich Jeep" in greenwich, ct. Soon as it's fixed I'm getting rid of it but I did want to note the problem with you!

- Stamford, CT, USA

problem #3

Jul 082002

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,958 miles
Pulsation in the brakes, rotors warped, calipers replaced, suspension arm replaced, erroneous emissions/engine warning lights, erroneous tire pressure warning light.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 032003

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
I have had the front brakes replaced twice on my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee. At the moment I have just over 30K miles. Now the dealer says that they will no longer fix my brakes. I am on my third set and need to get a fourth.

- Saddle Brook, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 012002

Grand Cherokee

  • 68,000 miles
When the brakes were applied, there was a vibration in the steering wheel and brake pedal.

- Clarks Summit, PA, USA

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