really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee engine problems

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 262008

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


My 2002 Chrysler Jeep 4X4 Grand Cherokee suddenly took off with no brakes. The accelerator seemed to be stuck and the brakes would not slow the car down. I was leaving the parking lot at work. I had both feet on the brakes, put it in neutral and pulled the emergency brake. This still would not slow the car down. I finally moved the gear into park and that seemed to work. After talking to people at work, this is considered a problem with these cars. No one can find anything wrong with it. I will not buy another Jeep or Chrysler car again. I don't feel they stand behind this repeated problem.

- Chicora, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 182005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Accellerator stuck several times over a 24 hr period. Car was a Jeep cheroke 2002 Jeep [xxx]. the last time the accelerator stuck required the driver to drive the Jeep off the road and hit a tree to stop the car. Jeep was totaled - no additional investigation done by dealership or insurance company. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Libertyville, IL, USA

problem #2

Nov 042002

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Nar 03/05/2003 the consumer experienced problem with the tail gate. On moderate occasions hard acceleration would occur.

- Bloomington, IN, USA

problem #1

Nov 022002

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
If I accelerate moderately hard and release the gas pedal. The pedal continues to remain depressed and the car continues to accelerate- almost as though the cruise control's resume feature is selected, but it isn't. the dealership was able to find and document the problem once, but their repair (replacing a leaking cruise control servo) was not effective as the vehicle is doing this again. The problem is sporadic and does not happen all of the time.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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