2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Repair and Maintenance
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee ProblemsTemperature Blend/Recirculation Doors May Fail and Cause AC Problems
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.
A Check Engine Light may illuminate indicating a "Cylinder #3 Misfire." This normally occurs in hot weather after the vehicle has been driven, parked for ten to twenty minutes, and then restarted. Heat from the exhaust vaporizes fuel inside the #3 fuel injector and causes the misfire. Installing an insulator sleeve normally lowers the temperature enough so the fuel will not vaporize.
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 QuestionsMy brake light is lite on my dash and my brakes dont work. (1 answer)
The brake light is lite on my dash. When I press on my brakes the pedal goes right to the floor. My brake fluid level is fine and my pads are new.
Problem started all of a sudden after running perfectly for the last year.
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee RecallsChrysler Recalls 2001-2004 Grand Cherokees Due to Overheating Seats
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.
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.
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.