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The Grand Cherokee is cramped and noisy, and lacks comfort and agility. Handling is unimpressive, though secure. Off-road, however, the Grand Cherokee still shines.
Alerts
There are 12 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
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Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
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Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. Head protection air bags available from 2002, standard from 2007. ESC available in 2005, standard from 2006.
Road Test
The Grand Cherokee is cramped and noisy, and lacks comfort and agility. Handling is unimpressive, though secure. Off-road, however, the Grand Cherokee still shines.
Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 4-liter 6 (195 hp)
  • 4.7-liter V8 (235 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

“Calipers keep locking and this in turn drags the pads,then warps the rotors”

Anonymous, OH (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“Factory calipers were sticking. Went to Napa and they sold me the up-graded calipers based on Jeep manual”

Anonymous, BC (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“left front brake locked up”

Anonymous, CT (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“CALIPERS FROZE UP”

Anonymous, OH (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“left front caliper seized, replaced it”

Anonymous, ME (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“Calipers have locked and failed several times”

Joseph H., CA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Seized up”

Anonymous, WA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)
Premature brake wear

“Brakes have failed after 12-15000 miles four or five times. No reason found. Latest theory is water in the brake fluid causing rust from the inside”

R W., IL (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“Brakes regularly wear prematurely. I always put on premium rotors and premium pads. They only seem to last about a year before they warp the rotors and cause pulsations”

Anonymous, UT (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“I have a caliper problem and it keeps warping the rotors”

Anonymous, OH (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“i have had to replace the rotors on three occasions due to warping”

James L., MD (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“Rotors need replacement at least 30,000 and in several cases as little as 12,000 miles. New they only lasted 20,000 and the dealer replaced them under warrantee but it just continued,”

Anonymous, IL (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“Warped, replaced, and warped again, and again and again”

Virginia R., AZ (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Had to replace the rotors &brakes”

Anonymous, RI (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Needed turning (truing)”

Anonymous, AL (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“Cost a fortune. The head was cracked”

Anonymous, CO (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“Not master cylinder but break line to right front caliper leaked. Breaks operated leak was detected when radiator was replaced”

Anonymous, MO (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“brakes kept locking, so everything was replaced”

Anonymous, FL (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Unsure)

“Leaking brake fluid. But car is 15 years old so not surprising”

Anonymous, MA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

“i always get an alignment after doing front end work”

Daniel T., MI (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“I would suppose at 250,000 a leaking power steering pump would be considered normal were & tear”

William L., NJ (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“The high pressure hose failed. Went to Napa and bought a replacement”

Anonymous, BC (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)
Shocks or struts

“Rear shocks leaking and under-performing. replaced shocks”

Anonymous, MT (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“Shocks leaked”

Anonymous, WI (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“Rear shocks had to be replaced recently; had been making a knocking sound, now fixed”

Philip H., NM (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“replaced before it became a problem, it was starting to be a little sloppy”

Daniel T., MI (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“This area seems week in the Jeeps. We take them off road but don't abuse them. I would have thought a Jeep would have been stronger in this area”

Anonymous, CO (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)
Tie rods

“Loose tie rod on front right”

Anonymous, NC (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“Tie rods regularly wear out prematurely, causing wander, loose steering, and "death wobble." I do not get the tie rods to last more than a year”

Anonymous, UT (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“Failed in this Jeep. This area seems week in the Jeeps”

Anonymous, CO (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“see previous”

Anonymous, MI (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

“left tie rod loose, replaced it”

Anonymous, ME (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“Several problems in this area. Each part in the system failed over the course of the last year. It was in the shop for several weeks at different times”

Anonymous, CO (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“In the shop right now went in to rotate having noted wear. found defective tie rods”

Anonymous, MI (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

“I tow the jeep behind my rv, because of that it has more mile on the wheels than the odometer”

Frank S., CA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

“This required 3 separate shop trips for repair and is still not working fully”

Anonymous, NH (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)
Automatic climate control

“Simply stopped functioning. The AC or heater was either on full or was off, no inbetween”

Wayne H., CA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

“AC light does not function”

Anonymous, IL (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Motor resistor, blend doors, and seals failed”

J H., AK (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)
Heater system

“Heater core leaked had to replaces”

Alfred A., AR (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“Heater control doors stopped working. No heat in car. Purchased online repair kit to restore heat”

Timothy S., CA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

“A leak from the heating core entered the vehicle on the passenger side floor”

Anonymous, VA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

“have to tear the dash apart to fix”

Anonymous, PA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“the leak was in the compressor. Several garages could not find it. The Jeep dealer said I needed a new evaporator ($1100). When they had ordered and received the new evaporator, they retested and said the leak was in the compressor ($900). This time they were right. I doesn't leak any more”

Anonymous, VA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“"Coolant Low" light. Replaced two or three radiators”

Anonymous, OK (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“blower motor only works on "high" setting”

Anonymous, FL (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“Short in controller board”

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)
Evaporator

“The evaporator leaked to the extent that it could not be repaired. I did not bother to replace it”

James L., MD (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

“Door seals separating from vehicle frame and shrinking due to age create wind leaks and noise, especially around the driver and front passenger doors”

Anonymous, MT (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“Pulley broke on serpentine drive belt. Sent ball barrings into radiator... both had to be replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“I have replaced: Radiator, hoses, water pump, therastat, and I'm not getting great heat and on hot days, my temp goes into the red”

Thomas F., NY (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“They just kept happening”

Anonymous, SC (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“A coolant leak that we're still trying to pinpoint”

Anonymous, CO (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“door weather strips shrinking I replaced them with better after market. air noise is gone with new weather strips”

Anonymous, MA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

“Just appear to be from age and mileage. Haven't had a major problem”

Anonymous, FL (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“Just what one would expect after 14 years and 145K miles - Great winter transportation in northern MI”

Anonymous, MI (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“control arm upper rear also ball joint”

James P., MA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“It's really a 1997 Jeep, but I could not select that year. It's old! Brakes squeal when car is cold, and there are rattles and other noises from underneath the car”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Brake clip was broken”

Anonymous, CT (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“door(s) weather stripping.... sunroof seal”

Anonymous, OH (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

“Door sensor failure causing alarm to go off”

Amy S., WA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

“headlights have to be reconditioned every year”

Anonymous, SC (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“burned out headlight”

Anonymous, NY (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“Brake light does not work when the headlights are on. The lightbulb change doesnt help”

Anonymous, MD (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“rear brake/running light housing had to be replaced”

Anonymous, AL (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“The tail lights have been shorting out for years. We have replaced the whole lamp system numerous times over the year”

Anonymous, VA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Turn signals/hazard lights sometimes work, sometimes don't”

Philip H., NM (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“Rear brake lights fail on a regular basis. Numerous mechanics have no explanation. This is a safely issue”

Anonymous, NH (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“Heated seat has stopped working”

Ronald T., UT (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“Cruise control no longer activates below 35 mph”

Anonymous, SC (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“Replaced headliner and since developed short”

David P., MO (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)
Horn

“This is actually a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. There was no option for this. Horn was involved with electrical system. Had to remove some fuses to correct problem. Have since had electrical system worked on. Most work now. Few do not. Can”

Anonymous, FL (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Unsure)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

“Two doors have failed in a manner that there was no way to open them, Dealer had to go in from the other side and pull out the seats”

R W., IL (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“Same problem as described under "Latch." Rear passenger door won't open and latch needs to be replaced”

Anonymous, MI (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)
Locks and latches

“door locks make noise when remotely locked. passenger front door will not unlock except manually”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“Rear passenger door won't open. Latch needs to be replaced”

Anonymous, MI (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

“passenger side door stopped unlocking with electric door locks”

Anonymous, OH (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)
Mirrors

“Driver's side mirror adjusting motor failed”

Daxon E., TN (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Started to leak water and wouldn't close tightly”

Anonymous, NY (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

“2 window regulators gone bad”

Ronald T., UT (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“tailgate out of alignment readjust every 60 to 90 days”

Anonymous, MA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“All lift supports needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, MA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

“Oil, power steering fluid, leaks carry around, when I could drive it, oil and power steering fluid. At all times”

Tracy R., NV (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“said they can not fix it unless I pay $1000 up front..you have got to be kidding me..no one really knowes why it leaks”

Anonymous, NJ (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“engine oil pressure sender”

James P., MA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“minor oil pan leak - worn gasket”

Anonymous, NY (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“Oil sending unit replaced 3 times in a month and a half. Still not operating correctly but leak has stopped”

Anonymous, MO (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“Gaskets”

David P., MO (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Valve Cover Gasket, Front Crank Seal”

Anonymous, NM (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0-L 6 Cyl)
Engine computer

“The vehicle started to run rough, sputter, stall and make weird sounds. Mechanics fixed this, fixed that, replaced sensors but could never get it running for long. Eventually replaced the computer and it ran better for a short while. All of that rep”

Anonymous, SC (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

“driver interior door is loose and needs work”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Clear Coat peeling”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“The clear coat is coming off in sections”

Robert M., OR (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“front passenger side wheel well”

William L., NJ (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“Rust is around the wheel wells, and bottom of doors”

Thomas F., NY (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“left front fender rust developed in middle of fender above the wheel opening”

Anonymous, OH (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Transmission solenoid failed and transmission rebuild done”

Anonymous, SC (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“Transmission will randomly stumble or jerk repeatedly. Difficult to diagnose (random nature). Dealer replaced transmission for $4k. Did not fix problem. Says not safety related so just deal with it. Refuses to believe that it's a sensor issue”

Jerome D., CA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“Jeep was not upshifting correctly during acceleration. Replaced transmission and had same issue. It turns out there is a downshift cable that was damaged. Bad diagnosis by local mechanic”

Anonymous, TX (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“transmission replaced with new one. Oil leaks seals repaired”

Anonymous, SC (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“IT STARTED TO MAKE A GROWLING NOISE UPON ACCLERATION”

Anonymous, OH (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

“Transmission was not shifting properly, hard shift”

James M., TN (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

“rear axle bearing seal failure”

Anonymous, SC (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)
Differential

“Differential gears failed ruining bearings , seals, and brakes. However, we use this vehicle primarily to tow boat and moving trailers. It has towed heavy trailers up and down the Alaska Highway 5 times and often tows trailers shorter distances. Towing trailers is its main use”

Dennis T., AK (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“Stripped cover bolt”

Anonymous, SC (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)
Transfer case

“Binding and grinding on low speed turns”

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“replaced was told incorrect fluid had been installed by jiffy lube”

Anonymous, OR (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

“Original radiator finally started leaking”

Anonymous, WI (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)
Cooling fan

“Cooling fan drive system required replacement”

Anonymous, CO (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)
Radiator

“To fix even a minor leak you have to replace the radiator because of its design”

D A., CO (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“Crack in side panel (plastic) of radiator”

Anonymous, CO (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Impeller fax disintegrated inside water pump”

Anonymous, MT (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

“wrist pin broke”

Anonymous, MA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)
Head gasket

“I am losing water,, the cost for a replacement engine installed with 129000 kilometers on it would be approx. $5000. I will be buying a new SUV,, not necessarily a jeep, may buy a used one”

June W., BC (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)
Cylinder head

“This is a known engineering problem, that affected jeeps from 1999-2001. Should have been a recall but there never was. Very hard to get a new head, car out of commission for 4 months. No acknowledgement from Chrysler about this problem”

Anonymous, WA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Check engine light, drives me crazy! Currently not driving do to not passing smog because of this problem”

Tracy R., NV (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

“O2 sensor had to be replaced before purchase Feb 2015”

Anonymous, MA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

“Battery failed (was 4 years old)”

Anonymous, WI (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0-L 6 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

“Muffler started leaking exhaust”

Anonymous, WI (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

“Fixed 3 times in past 15 years, still a problem”

Anonymous, WA (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

“wont work, and dealer says impossible to repair”

D M., NV (2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)
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