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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2002 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.

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.

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).

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.

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., April 29, 2002

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Chrysler has recalled 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees because the air bag wiring harness was improperly manufactured, which may cause improper air bag deployment in certain crash conditions. Dealers will add a wiring jumper to the existing circuitry.

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Electrical & Lights, October 8, 2001

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Chrysler is recalling certain 2002 PT Cruiser and Jeep Grand Cherokee models because the instrument cluster could become inoperative. The majority of cluster functions will stop working if this occurs. Dealers will upgrade the cluster software to correct this concern.

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Engine, September 4, 2006

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Chrysler has recalled 2000 and 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees because the plastic blades of the electric motor driven cooling fan may separate and penetrate the shroud. If this occurs while the hood is open, a person in the vicinity may be struck by the blade and possibly injured. Dealers will replace the electric cooling fan modules free of charge.

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Engine, March 4, 2002

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Chrysler is recalling 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees because the onboard refueling vapor recovery control valve may become detached during a crash, which can cause fuel leakage. In the presence of an ignition source, fuel leakage can result in a fire. Dealers will either replace the fuel tank brush guard with a skid plate or reinforce the existing fuel tank brush guard with a reinforcement bracket.

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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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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Questions and Answers

sheri, 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.7L V8, South Bend, IN

coolant light came on and was very low on antifreeze do I need to get it looks at?

DJ215, 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.7L V8, Copiague, NY

passenger side turn signal will not turn off & now the flashers will not work, Even with the ignition off it stays on I had to disconnect the battery to turn off the signal Is it electrical ????

2002 GC, 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.0L 6 Cylinder, Spotswood, NJ

2002 GC with approx 160K miles on it has developed a loud valve tap. Any idea on the cost of repair for this?

bengs, 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.0L 6 Cylinder, Jackson Center, PA

The engine light comes on and says malfunction indicator light. We did 2 months ago put new spark plugs in.

Jeeper_1, 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.7L V8, Englewood, CO

I have dual temp controls in this car. Although the driver's side works well, the passenger side only blows cold air. I need an estimate to repair and a recommendation of a reliable repair s...

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

i recently bought a 2002 jeep limited cheerokee, with 120,000 miles i love this car, the passangers window went out and the radiator blew but it was cheap,not compared to my vw beetle, never buy a vw....i love my jeep i had one in the past a 93 she was an awesome 4x4 red jeep all high milege cars need maintance and repair jeep is cheap parts. i would recomend this suv.

02 Grand - last couple of months i will start the Grand and it will run rough, pull over shut it down and restart and it runs good, after a few miles the engine light goes off and no problems for a while, this had happened 3 times in the last 5 months.
i think when i jump in and hit the starter real fast instead of turning on the key and then hit the starter this happens ,butt this should not happen no matter what.
any ideas?

I have a 2002 Grand Cherokee Limited with 110k miles. Purchased in June 2001. A nightmare from the beginning. I have replaced all four window regulators and two of them twice, all brake rotors and calipers, the transmission, blend doors on heater/ac twice, re-circ door on heater/ac twice, and the exhaust manifold, the radiator and the water pump. The car cost about 30K and by now has accumulated more than $15K in repairs. The seat heaters have gone out and a multitude of many other issues have arisen. Many repairs were done under warranty; however, this repair history is unacceptable. This is the second Jeep I have owned, but Chrysler has lost me, my family, friends, and anyone who will listen, as customers forever.

If you are considering a Grand Cherokee, be sure you can grab your ankles.

I bought my Jeep May 2002, it has 121,000 miles. There have been some repairs the last one was front hub/bearing assembly for both wheels. It had been bad for some time now its just like new. The sound is very quiet and steers true with no loud noises when hitting bumps in road. Its better to repair as soon as possible before too much gets bad. This is my third Jeep and would buy another without a second thought. Best vehicles going; take care of the vehicle it will take care of you.

Only complaint: Rough ride. Feel all the bumps. Recommendation?

Matt

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