With the 2011 redesign of the Grand Cherokee, Jeep took its flagship midsized SUV completely upscale. Based on the redesigned Mercedes-Benz ML, the first new model from post-bankruptcy Chrysler was a big improvement over the SUV it replaced, with levels of fit, finish, and refinement rivaling models costing a lot more.
Alerts
There are 10 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.
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.
Emissions
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

Worse Better
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.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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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?
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

With the 2011 redesign of the Grand Cherokee, Jeep took its flagship midsized SUV completely upscale. Based on the redesigned Mercedes-Benz ML, the first new model from post-bankruptcy Chrysler was a big improvement over the SUV it replaced, with levels of fit, finish, and refinement rivaling models costing a lot more. This Grand Cherokee is a lot more civilized with a quiet interior, steady ride and responsive steering, yet it remains wholly capable off-road when properly equipped. The V8 version accelerates well and tows a trailer effortlessly, noticeably better than the standard V6 alternative, but it gulps gas at an old-fashioned 14 mpg in routine driving. Most four-wheel-drive Grand Cherokees come without low-range gearing, but models with are very capable off-road. 

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

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
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 5-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.6-liter V6 (290 hp)
  • 5.7-liter V8 (360 hp)
  • 6.4-liter V8 (470 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Body control module

"Had to replace keyless module due to engine stall"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)
Cruise control

"I couldn't get it to work"

Anonymous, (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 5.7-L V8)

"collision avoidance system fails intermittently. Apparently under warrantee but expert is being called in to diagnose"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Signal lights did not function correctly due to a problem with the control module ...this was replaced at accost of over $1500"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

"Have had to replace the daytime running lights 3 times in the past year."

Anonymous, SC (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Both driving day light needed changing...but other than that the vehicle for that year has been most reliable and with great safety feature. The manual shift selector was chosen versus electronic and controls are push button versus touch screen which we wanted...much better to use"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Day time running lignts continually fail"

Anonymous, (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 5.7-L V8)

"No category for ignition. Car would not start. Had to install a $600 part so car would start. Thought is should be under warranty. Car had less than 25k miles on it when this was occurring."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

"I have had to replace the driver side running board light 3 times since purchasing the vehicle (about 4 years now). I haven't had any issues with the other lights."

Richard D., NH (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 6.4-L V8)

"the front right side running light burned out."

Phillip H., TX (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"REPEATED PROBLEMS WITH THE DAYTIME DRIVING LIGHTS. BURN OUT TOO FREQUENTLY"

Anonymous, OK (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 5.7-L V8)

"Running lights stopped working"

Jeffrey P., CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Failed rear turn signal"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"We've had to replace daylight running light bulbs multiple times"

Anonymous, DC (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 6.4-L V8)

"Day running lights. The bulb blew 3 times in 5 week period. Dealership gave multiple reasons. Eventually went to independemt and had bulb replaced. No problem since. Disappointed in dealer response"

Joe K., WI (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)
Gauges

"Gauges went blank"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)
Headlights

"I've had to replace the daytime running lights multiple times probably averaging once per year. This seems too frequent in my maintenance experience for vehicles."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"Premature failure of Xeon headlight and igniter headlamp module-s required removing bumper, grill to replace which was a surprising lack of serviceability. One headlamp assembly had water intrusion so early failure of gasket. The bill was over 1,100."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

"They seem to be aimed low, so visibility is not as far as I'd like it to be"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"REPLACED BOTH HEADLIGHTS IN THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS, WHICH IS AT LEAST THE SECOND TIME FOR BOTH HEADLIGHTS"

Anonymous, OK (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 5.7-L V8)

"Switch not working for fog lights, right head light replaced twice on vehicle since owning"

Mark R., TX (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

"Automatic headlight switch does not always work"

Jeffrey P., CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Headlight burned out within an unusually short time period"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited)
Heated or cooled seats

"Seat heater needed replacement"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"Automatic seat position setting keep failing and stop working"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)
Interior lights

"Door compartment light blew and because it's behind door paneling it's $90 just for the labor if I have them replace the otherwise inaccessible bulb"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"SAFETY RECALL - LIGHTED MIRROR PSGR SIDE REPLACED"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo)
Keyless entry

"I have taken my car in multiple times for the doors unlocking spontaneously when locked from the passenger door manually. Nothing they have done has fixed the issue."

Diane S., CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)
Remote engine starter

"Remote engine and automatic start transfer failed to start the car. Please note, I'm in sales and start my car 10-15 times per day which is equivalent to 8 years of normal starts"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Remote start stopped working. They said they fixed it due to a short. It happened a second time and they replaced a whole module and after 3 days had it fixes"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"Monitor takes considerable amount of time before giving correct reading for each monitor"

Anonymous, WY (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)
Warning lights

"lights and warnings came on. took to dealer and there was a fix they downloaded"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 3.6-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"The rear wiper stopped working and had to have the motor replaced"

Harry S., NJ (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

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

Alignment

"The front end was out of alignment when I purchased the Jeep. Had it aligned and it is fine now."

Anonymous, (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"It was out of alignment when sold to me. Car has been in an accident and repainted but that was not disclosed on Carfax report."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)
Electronic or air suspension

"Pump quit.Dealer wanted $1700.00 for a new one"

Keith L., OH (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

"Pump blew"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

"Vehicle auto leveling pump motor broke down"

Joseph S., NY (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"Air suspension leak"

Clyde M., MN (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

"The air ride shocks blew 3 times. It took FOREVER to get parts in each time. While you wait for parts the sticky liquid leaks out onto the garage floor for days on end. The 4th time the new parts were put on is the charm (so far)"

Vici T., UT (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

"Suspension system is adjustable. During cold weather, it seems to lose air and lowers the car. Can't raise it again until it has been driven for a while"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

"When temps are below zero, the suspension air pump runs on and on until it overseas. Then the suspension drops to bottom - either front or rear, never both, but it's absolutely dropped with no suspension left when it drops. it drops to it's bottom"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)
Power steering leaks

"problem with leaks , may have been due to wrong power steering fluid used in this electric pump driven unit as vehicles bought used"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

"SLIGHT WEEP FROM END BOOTS ON POWER STEERING RACK"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"Just had a small leak in the left rear shock discovered during routine dealer check when getting an oil change there. I replaced both rear shocks."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"We have had recurrent problems with the rear suspension. It has gone completely out at least 4 times, making driving unsafe. Each time in shop it took from several days to a few weeks for repair. The actual problem was never identified. Computer sensor was the primary theme. The suspension has been functioning well the past 8 or 10 months."

Anonymous, (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"leaks required replacement for over $1,000"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude 3.6-L V6)

"Brake booster recall (twice) leaking shocks in the rear"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Leaking driver’s side rear shock."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

"shock was leaking on garage floor. fixed under extended warranty"

Robert R., PA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"Rear shock leaked oil and air"

Clyde M., MN (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

"Strut was leaking, which caused radical driving on snow and ice. Warranty only replaced one strut. Thought they should have replace both"

Anonymous, WY (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"The rack and pinion has been leaking and will have to be replace for $1,200"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude 3.6-L V6)

"Dealer replaced Rack and Pinion. It was leaking."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)
Steering wheel vibration

"after 3 or more balance and alignment done by dealer Jeep grand cherokee still wonders and vibirates"

Ronald M., CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"Tires developed severe cupping. Had to replace"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Rear wheel bearing noise became noticeable. I replaced it my self."

Anonymous, (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"Car experienced a whine while driving. Mechanic determined it was a bad wheel bearing and replaced it."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Forward Collision Warning System sensor failure"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"Ceased functioning. Replaced under warrantee"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 6.4-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

"Went blank during driving"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Would not recognize SD Card or USB Drive. Had to go to dealer to have it reset."

Anonymous, MN (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"It doesn't always pair with my smartphone. Often times it won't let me control the music on the smartphone. I have to use controls on the phone. I have to turn the volume up very high to use Bluetooth system which blasts the ears when you switch to"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"too difficult to upgrade maps. Dealer was asked twice to do it but did not"

Joseph B., MA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"It quit working and the whole radio needed to be replaced not under warranty"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Tried to update navigation software as well as other software that came with the package and it froze up the screen half way thru update. After many day in the shop, they finally had to replace the Nav/Entertainment system with new and worked fine"

Anonymous, AL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 5.7-L V8)

"GPS failed to start up for a couple of weeks and then came back on line with no further problems"

S C., TX (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.7-L V8)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"uconnect does not update software to stay up with my Apple device. I have contacted Mopar repeatedly and taken it to the dealer, but They have no resolution. Although other make/model of same year have no issues, I am not able to pair my phone which is only because I update my iOS per Apple suggestions. This is very frustrating as I have extended Mopar warranty but they do nothing."

John W., CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 5.7-L V8)

"It doesn't always pair with smartphone. Requires volume to be turned up very loud to use Bluetooth so it blasts your ears when you switch to radio"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"finally fixed"

Scott S., IL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"When starting vehicle there are times that the backup video display does not operate (blank screen) for 10-15 seconds when in reverse. Also, a few times when my phone did not pair quickly (Bluetooth) with the system when attempting to make a call"

Charles D., MA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 3.6-L V6)
Radio

"The radio will not hold XM stations in memory and bluetooth is glitchy. The unit has been replaced twice and repaired an additional time. Bluetooth connection doesn't always work automatically; I have to select the device."

Ian H., CO (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"Satalite radio drops often compared with my other vehicle when driven the same route. The dealer can not seem to repair this ongoing problem.. very frustrating considering the cost of the vehicle."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 6.4-L V8)

"The radio just stopped working around 1-2 weeks ago. CD player and Bluetooth work fine, but no audio when I switch to radio. In this time period, the audio for radio came on briefly. When the car was restarted, the radio no longer worked again."

Jeff M., OH (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"It quit working and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Keep losing presets"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

"Kept losing the presets on the radio"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

"Entertainment system was replaced at barely two years old. So was water pump and rear cargo shield"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 6.4-L V8)

"looses the preset channels"

James H., PA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)
Software update fixes

"Mopar Uconnect does not update their software to stay inline with Apple iOS updates preventing bluetooth sync between infotainment and my smartphone. I live in CA; all smartphones must be used in the vehicle HANDS FREE. It's the law"

John W., CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 5.7-L V8)
Voice control commands

"voice commands poor & difficult to use"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

"it does not work"

Scott S., IL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

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

"There was a recall regarding possible electrical fire in lighted sun visors. When repaired developed leak in windshield up along roof line. Problem not yet resolved"

Anonymous, (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"Rear window leak,lost rear window defrost. Dealer fixed it."

Keith L., OH (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

"The sunroof leaks from the sunroof opener mechanism almost every time it rains Brought it back to the dealer on 3 occasions, they said they could not find the leak Would never buy another Jeep again"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"A seal was broken and water got into the car. They did not tell me which seal. Every time my wife drove the car you could hear splashing underneath in the car. They finally fixed it"

Sheldon F., NY (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Rear window hatch"

William H., MI (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"Sun roof leaked"

Mark Z., NY (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"rear hatch has sealing problems"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"The seals around the sun roof leak in an intermittent fashion, which makes diagnosing the problem difficult. Water accumulates in a compartment beneath the front passenger dash storage unit, and will evaporate only if you run the heat at a high level"

Jordy T., IN (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"factory seals and weather stripping were defective and replacements were even worse"

Ronald M., CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

"rear window wiper arm seal leaks"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"It was in the tire"

Anonymous, AL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"Several knocks and rattles the overall ride is very rough"

Anonymous, (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"Rattle in panoramic sunroof since vehicle purchased. Attempts to resolve have been unsuccessful."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"sunroof rattle"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"There is a persistent rattle in the area of the window in the rear lift door. Cleaning the gasket will resolve the noise for a time, but it returns after a while"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"Have had an annoying squeak since 3 months after purchase. No one can fix it"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 6.4-L V8)

"lots of wind noise and rear rattle"

Eugene L., NM (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

"steering wheel squeeked on turns"

Steve F., NY (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"Engine rattles with a vibration at idle sometimes. Took to dealer, they kept vehicle 3 days and said they never heard a rattle. Since rattle/vibration comes and goes, matter is still unresolved and they could care less of my concern. We live with it"

Janice C., FL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"it sounds like the frame and body are not properly connected. had it in several times to check for the constant rattle but no solution"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)
Wind noise

"At freeway speeds there is wind noise coming in through the window(?), shotgun side. It is not consistent. It gets so loud that it becomes an annoying vibration. When mechanics drive it they are unable to repeat it. It happens day or night. Hot or co"

Vici T., UT (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Water Pump leak Replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"This seems to have been related to the need to replace the engine block, but all attempts to glean information on the real problem have been shrouded in mystery by Chrysler/Jeep"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 3.6-L V6)
Radiator

"This vehicle has had both the water pump and the radiator replaced. The water pump died at about 50,000 miles and the radiator went at 70,000."

Ian H., CO (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"Radiator leaked coolant after a 100 mile drive. Had to add coolant, sealant, and have the radiator replaced when I returned home. Only 52K miles on vehicle."

Anonymous, MN (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)
Thermostat

"Check engine light came on in November, had free diagnosis at Auto Zone. Faulty thermostat. No driving issues, just warning light. Made appointment with Dodge Dealer for three weeks later. They replaced thermostat for $350. Check engine light now off."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)
Water pump

"Water pump failure after 35000 miles just doesn't make sense. $800.to repair"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Engine light came on and I took it to the nearest service station."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"Water pump was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 6.4-L V8)

"It started squeaking and I took it in to be replaced"

Anonymous, SC (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

"The water pump began to leak at 50,000 miles and had to be replaced"

Ian H., GA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"Come on now. The car is 3 years old with only 24,000 miles on it and the water pump goes out!! Seriously!"

Tom C., AZ (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"had to be replaced"

Jim W., MD (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"At 15000 miles, heard growling sound from front of engine. Took to dealership and replaced water pump and thermostat under warranty"

Michelle R., AL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"The water pump was making noise at 27000 miles, had it replaced and have gone an additional 6000 miles without a problem. The vehicle has been trouble free other than the water pump"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Master cylinder

"recall on braking system- took car in - fixed"

Anonymous, SC (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"Brake booster recall--Replacement"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Recall on associated components. Took to local Jeep dealer here in Fairbanks, a sensor on the master cylinder supposedly went out sitting on their shop floor. They adamantly deny having damaged it during work on the master cylinder. Which is why I no longer allow them to work on the vehicle!"

Anonymous, AK (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 5.7-L V8)

"Recall for cover leaks"

Gary J., NM (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"Vehicle was recalled for a problem with the Master Cylinder"

John W., NJ (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"Didn't have problems with master cylinder but it was the subject of a recall"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Just a grinding noise"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 6.4-L V8)

"Rear brake calipers were improperly lubricated causing brake pads to stick when applied, causing premature brake wear"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Worn at 65000km ... disappointing"

Anonymous, PE (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)
Rotors

"I think this was involved with a recall ?"

Phillip H., TX (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"Rotors warped after 15,000 miles. No serious trailering. Denied waranty coverage at first, then just covered parts not labor"

Bruce H., NH (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)
Squeaking

"Brakes squeak when vehicle is first started each day."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"I experienced some loud squeaking a year ago. I had the front brake calipers replaced, then the rear. The noise persists , but the mechanic was not able to identify the source. The noise comes and goes...typically more noisy after parked and after precipitation."

Jeff M., OH (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"There were times when the vehicle would downshift into first gear even though it was an automatic transmission. I would have to shift into neutral then back into drive to correct this"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.7-L V8)

"Problem getting in Park and other gears!"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Doesn't easily go into gears the way previously owned Jeep models did. Frequently have to re-adjust the shifter to get in correct gear"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)
Rough shifting

"Jerky, not smooth shifting. Totally annoying in such an expensive, newer car. Other than that, car is actually very nice"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"tranny slipping has hesitation going into gear sometimes"

Steve F., NY (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)
Transmission computer

"Replaced transfer case and celluloid"

Anonymous, (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

"in and out of the shop 6 times. Terrible customer service (jeep dealer)"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 3.6-L V6)

"Shift slipping"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Transmission doesn't shift out of first gear. Happens once every few months (not often). When it does, need to shift to neutral then back into gear to resolve"

Mark Z., NY (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"The shift solenoid went out. I was at the lake fishing, pulled the boat out of the lake and the transmission went out. Had to be towed home."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"No power to the ground. RPM's would rev up but the trans was actually stuck in 4th gear making starting from a dead stop difficult"

Tom C., AZ (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"oil pressure sensor failed at 38,000 miles. Original transmission went out one month after purchase, out of warranty on the oil pressure sensor, cost 400.00"

Anonymous, NM (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 6.4-L V8)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"replaced Bright work on tailgate due to a connecting bolt rusting and causing it to protrude from tailgate. Bright work contains lic plate lights, backup camera & open button"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

"rear door trim was loose/coming off"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"Loose window trim that was replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"Trim on passenger side came loose. Dealer refused to correct, said vehicle was out of warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 3.6-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Carbon fiber trim keeps poping off and raising away from the dash. Chrome around cup holder peeling. For the price point of this vehicle the finish should be better."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 6.4-L V8)

"Several very loud interior rattles that have taken the dealer a while to identify and fix"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The paint on my hood started to bubble at 40,000 miles. Took it to a local dealer. They couldn't see it???? It was still under warranty. Well at just over 90,000 I had it fix and repainted. This was my 4th Jeep. Owned a motor coach and the Jeep could be towed 4 down. All the other jeep models we owned never had a problem. The 2013 has never been In 4 wheel drive, off road nor towed."

Anonymous, (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

"Paint lifting on front lip of hood with rust underneath."

Clyde M., MN (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)

"Paint peeling on driver's door. While it is a warranty issue, the dealership is making this our problem since we live 125 miles from the dealership. The cost is under $500 but they will not work us locally. Requires at least 3 trips to the dealership"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)
Rust

"Rust was starting to develop in the front of the hood"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"Rust developed UNDER the paint (no cracks in the paint). Dealer said most likely a problem at the manufacturing plant. Happened in several places on the hood"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Was in the dealership twice because of engine light. First time one day. Second time 5 days. Cause was cylinders 2 & 4 misfire. Did not discover problem first time. Next visit replace head and head gasket"

George J., TX (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Cylinder head had a misfire and was replaced at no expense to me"

Anonymous, NH (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"The Jeep began overheating. First replaced thermostat. Problem continued. Then dealer replaced water pump. Problem recurred. Then determined cracker head. Engine replaced with " crate engine". Of concern, after we purchased new, we were notified that the engine had be "replaced in transit". This was not taken into consideration when we required a new engine on a vehicle with under 90,000 miles."

Anonymous, (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"Engine had to be rebuilt on a "unreported" recall. Took two weeks and was a major pain."

Anonymous, (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"Vehicle was experiencing severe hesitation, after new cam and lifers, problem wasn't solved. New engine being installed."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Service engine light indicated head problems. Upon opening the heads,it was determined that there were most likely major problems. Service contract inspector recommended an engine replacement. So, it was replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"lifters failed, head gasket cracked, cam lowered"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"After 37 days at 2 dealerships, Chrysler told dealer to install a new "short block". No specific reason was ever given regarding the issues leading to this decision by Chrysler, nr was there any compensation offered for lack of use and other losses"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 3.6-L V6)
Head gasket

"Head gasket failed and needed replacing"

John A., CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"AC died after 4 years"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 6.4-L V8)

"Was very noisy when AC was on, had to remove entire dash to get to it. Fortunately, was covered i warranty"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland)

"Unit failed in first year of owning car. Similar problem with previously owned 2011 Grand Cherokee"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 6.4-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

"The fan inside the cabin made noise so much so where we could not talk or listen to the radio"

Harry S., NJ (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)
Condenser

"AC condenser leaked for awhile, very expensive since bumper and AC refrigerant had to be removed and replaced to replace condenser thus making for expensive repair, $700"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

"an internal leak required the both condenser and evaporator be replaced along with other a/c parts"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"took dealer three days to isolate problem. it was fixed in 2014 and reoccured in 2015"

Ellaine R., CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 6.4-L V8)

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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Bad smell (like burned oil) around car after driving. Problem never resolved"

Anonymous, AL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Fuel gauge stopped working about 6 months ago. It sits permanently at a 1/2 tank. Cost to repair is over $1,000 at dealership, mostly all in labor."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"Check engine light came on, replaced Gas cap per mechanic's recommendation, light still on, problem was a faulty pressure release valve on the fuel tank."

Anonymous, OR (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 6.4-L V8)
Fuel injection system

"Two valve lifters needed replaced. Vehicle turned on sporadically but could not put in gear or turn off"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)
Fuel pump

"The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee has two fuel pumps. One or both failed. Both fuel pumps were replaced. Cost was $1510.00"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Check engine light came on. We have extended warranty but it is a pain to take the car in. We scheduled and took it in and they fixed it. I do not like unscheduled visits to dealer service."

Robert R., PA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"check engine light came on-replaced sensor under warranty"

Robert R., PA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Check Engine light on resulted in transmission rebuild by replacement of Torque converter. Jeep was out of service for 2 days"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission went out and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"The dealership was abysmal is repairing this. Was in the shop for 4 months. And even though the car was still under warranty, the Jeep company would not pay for repairs."

Anonymous, OR (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.6-L V6)

"Tranny just quit pulling"

Brian B., TX (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"Car died at a stop light, there was no warning light of a problem. Had to have the car towed to Jeep. Took them a week to rebuild the transmission. Fortunately the cost was covered by my warranty"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)

"transmission went out one month after purchase, took 29 days to get a new transmission from the factory"

Anonymous, NM (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 6.4-L V8)

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

Alternator

"Alternator was recalled on other versions of my same Jeep, but because mine was a different amp size it was not. Due to alternator failing, battery, starter and computer failed, let to $2k repair bill. Jeep was left stranded and also had to be towed. I was lucky I was not in accident due to Jeeps failure to recall"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

"Replacement costs were astronomical due to there being NO used or after-market parts available"

Jordy T., IN (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"recalled to fix a potential problem"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)
Electronic ignition

"The car was progressively more difficult to start. Mechanics couldn't figure it out until I took it to the dealership and found out about the unannounced recall."

Anonymous, (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)
Ignition switch

"Starter relay was repaired under recall"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 6.4-L V8)

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

4WD/AWD components

"hub bearings were bad"

Gary H., VA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"I had to replace the front axles and wheel bearings at 117,000 miles. I did drive the vehicle through high water that was salt water."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)
Stability control (ESC)

"Electrical problem with suspension system; failure of a fuse"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6-L V6)
Transfer case

"Serv 4wd light came on and transfer case motor had to be replaced, very expensive. Over $1k."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

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

Doors or sliding doors

"driver-side door was not closing correctly ... fixed quickly by dealer"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)
Locks and latches

"locks would open without pressing key finally they replaced the door handles and resolved the problem"

Jim W., MD (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"was off centered and body shop had to adjust it. It appears it came that way"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust manifold

"Exhaust manifold broken Wanted $1500. to repair. Manifolds don't break unles there is a defect or possible overheating. This car never overheated."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)
Other/unsure

"Airbag light has come on, then re-set itself twice now."

Anonymous, AK (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit 5.7-L V8)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Starting circuit computer failed took dealer 3 weeks to identify and fix. Still no parts available to fix recalled starter relay."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6-L V6)
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