Due to warped front brake rotors or variations in the thickness of the rotors, brake pulsations may develop. The best method to reduce pulsations is to use an "On the Car" brake lathe (as long as the rotors are suitable for turning). "On the Car" equipment can correct variations (or "runout") in the rotor surfaces because it also corrects variations in other components (e.g. the hub).
Car Problem Reports
Jeep Grand Cherokee Brake Pulsations Due to Warped Front Brake Rotors
Jeep Grand Cherokee Problem
Average Mileage: 89,641 mi (14,500 mi - 162,222 mi)
Visitor, 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 162,222 mi
I have the same problem and more . this jeep is the deivl from hell I will never by other jeep again I coul have bought a bran new car for what I have put into this one .
Visitor, 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 66,000 mi
Steering wheel wobble at 60-70mph
Visitor, 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 144,111 mi
Braking from 55 mph the steering wheel shakes substantially; dealer reported front and rear rotors need replacement due to warping. Brake fluid compartment has "rotted" and needs replacement. $1400+....
Visitor, 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
New Rotars and pads don't seem to fix.
Visitor, 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 35,000 mi
All 4 pads worn all the way down. Had to replace rear rotors due to "Rust groove" and had to turn front rotors due to being warped. Still have front brake issues.
Visitor, 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 50,000 mi
I've had the disk rotors turned twice and finally had to replace the rotors themselves. After I had the rotor replaces and a non-Jeep dealer I haven't had any problems for the next 75000 miles!
Visitor, 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 35,000 mi
Brakes had to be replaced several times because of severe brake pulsations!
I have to change the rotors every six months!
Visitor, 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 28,063 mi
Extreme pulsating of brakes (grabbing/slipping sensation) along with steering wheel vibrantion during braking. Not fixed yet.
I'm changing the rotors now.