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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The power window motor commonly fails in the front and rear doors. This may require replacement of the complete window regulator assembly which will include the window motor.

Brakes -- Verified

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).

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Temperature blend and recirculation doors commonly fail, which can cause the AC modes not to change or the temperature to be different on the left and right sides. If replacing blend air doors, a recirculation door, a door link, or a sub-assembly housing, new heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) sub-assemblies are available that improve reliability.

Drive Train -- Verified

Leaks at the front and/or rear differential pinion seal and from the transfer case are common. Leakage from the transfer case normally occurs at the case-mating surfaces and require removal of the transfer case to reseal.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Electrical contacts in the tail lamp housing tend to break or melt, which can cause the brake lights to fail or work intermittently. Complete inspection of the tail light housing and bulbs is recommended before replacing any parts.

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 12, 2000

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The information on how to secure a car seat properly using tether anchors using step by step, illustrated procedures is missing. Improper attachment of child seat tether straps to vehicle tether anchors could cause a child safety issue in a collision. Owners were sent an addendum to the owners manual that addresses tether strap installation.

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Engine, May 13, 2002

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The design of the intake and exhaust manifolds allow for debris collection in the area of the number three cylinder. This may cause a fire hazard. Dealers will install a manifold shield to modify air flow characteristics to prevent debris accumulation.

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Suspension & Steering, November 23, 2009

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Chrysler is recalling 2001-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees with heated seats and Chrysler recall no. 06V-197 completed (2003-2004 MY) or seat heater elements service replacement (2001-2002 MY). The front seat electric heater elements may overheat, which could cause a fire or injury. Dealers will replace the front seat heater elements free of charge.

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Suspension & Steering, December 26, 2000

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Chrysler has recalled 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokees because an internal nut in the steering gear assembly could loosen and cause the steering gear to lock up. This may reduce steering control, which can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering gear assembly.

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Questions and Answers

bptynot, 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.0L 6 Cylinder, Bridgeport, CT

caliper locks up when 4x4 is engaged

fitmonkey, 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.0L 6 Cylinder, Edinburg, IL

This problem happens intermittently, but is characterized by engine losing power, usually at speeds over 55mph and a couple times when accelerating quickly. I believe the engine may have stalled on...

luis69, 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.0L 6 Cylinder, Myrtle Beach, SC

Estimate for a timing belt

2001Jeep, 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.0L 6 Cylinder, Fishers, IN

When comping to a stop the engine surges so strong that the car lurches forward like someone had hit the rear end. When driving the car idles at 35 MPH without touching the gas pedal.

ruiz5013, 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, El Monte, CA

my radiator fluid keeps coming up, about 2 months i replaced the radiator and the pump, not sure what could be the problem

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

2001 Jeep grand cherokee.Broken frame on passenger side.Never will i purchase another Jeep. Total piece of junk.

The right rear panel near the right rear door has developed body rust The vehicle has only 73,000 miles and wonder if Chrysler has addressed this. A dealer has said there is no recall but I am wondering if others have this problem as I see many, many same year and type Cherokee without this problem, Seems to me that a water leak has somehow found its way in and to repair it a body shop said it is rust coming out from the inside and requires removing rr panel, possibly a defect in its quality control when built. As the owner I take care of my vehicles. My wife's 1996 Chrysler LHS original owner with 54,000 miles has no exterior body rust.

Currently having trouble with the heater. Right side vents blow cold air. There is also an intermittent leak that soaks the passenger side footwell. I've replaced the transmission and both front door window gear boxes. Not real happy with the vehicle other than looks.

These trucks are no good from the time my wife brought hers the thing has been no good,the back goes up on all of them and head gaskets go up in them all

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