2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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558
to $
924
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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257
to $
439
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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677
to $
2,577
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170
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591
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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454
to $
651

2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Problems

Exhaust leak from 4.7L V8 due to broken exhaust manifold bolts

A ticking noise may be noted when vehicle is cold due to an exhaust leak caused by broken exhaust manifold bolts. Replacement of these bolts and associated gaskets is necessary to fix the condition.

Temperature 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.

Problems With Brake Lights Due to Damaged Electrical Contacts

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.

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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Recalls

Unexpected Airbag Deployment

The airbag control module can fail prematurely due to electrical noise beyond the tolerance it was designed for. As a result the front airbags, side airbags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners could deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated, increasing the risk of personal injury and/or a crash. Dealers will replace the airbag control module and front and/or side impact sensors as required to correct this concern.

Components of the Airbag System May Deploy Unexpectedly

A component in the air bag control module may fail causing the front airbags, side curtain airbags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated. Inadvertent deployment of the airbags may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash. Dealers will install a supplemental wire harness to the airbag control module to correct this concern. The Chrysler recall number is M35.

Chrysler 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.

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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

I have a 2003 Gran erokee Jeep @ 143,000 miles. I took my car into the shop and they think it needs an ignition coul or a computer. The car is running rough. It starts but when it gets warm it cuts off. If changed from park to reverse it will cut off.
My Jeep that I bought it used, I thank that it is a strong SUV and I am keep it until it stops moving. The transmission, sometimes it stay in 1st and you have to run the RPM to 5000 then it shifts, but sometimes it stay in 2nd and it shifts will nices. The back windshild riper motor stop working and now I have to repair it, (how can I get inside it to replace it).... I thank you
OMG!!! This vehicle is a piece of crap. nothing but problems since being purchased. will never ever buy jeep again.

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