Written on: 13/10/2008 by michael6157 (1 review written)
My 99 Grand Cherokee Laredo has been fantastic. I've changed the differential fluids and transmission fluids at 80,000 and at 140,000 and have had very little problems. The tranny did slip just before the change at 140K, but has worked fine since the change. No problems with the differentials. (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2008
Overall I love to sit in this car, but I don't know when the next thing is going to go wrong with it.
I love it, I guess I'm gonna have to come the realization that it's not as reliable as I thought it would be. (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2008 by noodie
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is excellent to own, great to drive. Put's a smile on my face every time I drive it. A diesel is a poor substitute for a V8. Had an LPG conversion when I had it. Costs less to run than my Mum's 2.0 Mondeo. If you want style, looks & a super 4x4, it has to be a Grand Cherokee 4.7... (read more)
Written on: 08/12/2007
My Jeep 1999 Grand Cherokee has good comfort and over all style. All wheel drive is nice and dependable. My Jeep has 101,000 miles in 9 years. So, this Jeep is not out of control and abused. I drive it around town and highway. I'm self employed and work at home. I've taken it on 2 or 3 1200 mile trips. That's about it. (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2007 by mcghee (1 review written)
Bought mine as a high mileage car, 119k. Was told by dealer nothing ever goes wrong.
At 127k new radiator needed, fair enough,but over £200.
At 129k engine threw a piston, cracking cylinder bore. Replacement engine. engine set of bearing shells for crank: £330. fan belt:£50
136K, water pump failure, another £60
140k, oil cooler hose: £105
142k, rear diff starting to lock, auto box beginning to rattle on kickdown.
various electronic faults with memory seats, mirrors, & abs.
air con hasn't... (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2005 by tstevejones (1 review written)
I've owned my 1999 Grand Cherokee 4.7 V8 for three years now having bought it at three years old and 32000 miles. It's now done 54,000 and has never let me down. I suspected it had been in an accident which meant that the front suspension had to have some work done on it under warranty, but since then the only things which have gone wrong are the heated seats and an oil pressure sensor. Oh and the tracking is difficult to get right, but Ok when done by someone who knows what he's doing.... (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2005 by Wayne Coles
I drive this Jeep 1999 Grand Cherokee 4x4 vehile daily and we use it to go on holiday. We drove down to Southern France in July 04 it was great, loads of space and we went down at 85mph and still got about 20mpg and from 4000cc. My only real gripe is the cost of main dealer servicing, so I do not bother, I use my local guy but follow the Jeep service book. I think this is a very good 4x4 and second hand they are being given away, ok its not an X5 but then again I can have 2 Jeeps for the... (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2004 by tomdesuler (1 review written)
I bought my Jeep 1999 Grand Cherokee limited 4x4 with 53000 miles on it. The winshield fluid hoses need replacing as well as the emergency brake needing tightening. I noticed that the front rotors have some minscule grooves in them and agree that they did not think through the quality of the rotors for a machine this heavy. However many folks have replaced them with special rotors (and or calipers) to permanently eradicate the problem. Some unfortunate souls keep replacing them with the same... (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2004 by Stag (1 review written)
Jeep 1999 Grand Cherokee:
I had to renew the rear axel, as the diff became seized; air-conditioning did not work, and now I have the problem with the auto box, keeps slipping into neutral when it feels like it. After having a Land Rover Discovery with no problems, this Jeep has been an eye opener; I would not buy another one again. !!!!
Charles Van-Asma (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2004 by Barry Harmer (1 review written)
I bought this Ltd 2.5 TD just nine months ago. I had a BMW 2.5 series 3 which I exchanged. The Cherokee had done 59,000 miles warranted with full service history. After receiving the vehicle I went for a long ri=un and the top oil seals blew and after 800 miles had to be returned and fixed. Then the headlight level motor stopped working on one of the lights next thing the passenger front window mechanism broke, then after that a fuel line split, not a big job but just something else. I use... (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2004 by Tooby (2 reviews written)
Jeep 1999 Grand Cherokee:
Climate control heats when you start the car but a soon as it gets to a comfortable temperature then it starts cooling and will not heat until you turn the car off then on again...the Dealer cannot fix it.
The electronic re-positioning of the seat and mirrors has intermitent faults.
Left indicator only works if you put the hazard lights on.
Heated seats packed up twice.
I could go on and on, but it is a comfortable ride and looks great just wish it was reliable. (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2004 by skipshealey (2 reviews written)
Jeep 1999 Grand Cherokee: Take a very good look at the steel brake line that holds the brake fluid that is sent to the rear brakes. Look carefully at each of the 3 black brackets that hold the brake line (and fuel supply and return lines). If you have rust on your brake line (especially near the rear of the car... replace this brake tubing.... It can break and spill brake fluid all over the road. Next time you go to apply the brakes!!!... guess what!.... (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2004 by B1 GUY (1 review written)
I bought my Jeep 1999 Grand Cherokee from a BMW dealer in the UK and it still had two weeks' manufacturers warranty left. I highlighted that the passenger seat heating did not work and that the key fob central locking was poor. BMW dealer booked the car with Jeep to have the work done under warranty. Jeep delayed and delayed until the warranty ran out so they would not have to pay. I was told by a Jeep mechanic that Jeep were aware that they had problems with the key fob and if anyone... (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2004 by mikegqgunner (1 review written)
The Jeep Grand Cherokee 1999 is a nice truck, runs good, nice seats and 4 wheel drive. Not enough room for the family though. It leaks oil, dealer said it was spilled but its all over the garage and the truck is always low on oil. Stalls a lot and burns oil. Wiper motor broke during big storm
Its a nice truck when running right, got to keep on the problems though. (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2004 by Jeep Driver (1 review written)
Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo (2001)
So far, I have put front and rear brake pads and rotors on, had transmission sensors and module fail ($350), had engine cooling fan relay fail, and had left rear wheel (axel) bearing fail while I was driving. Not extreme expenses, but inconvenient, and only a 3 year old vehicle. I expect to keep vehicle 2 more years. I expected a little better for $32,000. My main beef is the remote control door opener key-chain, which has never worked properly, and the... (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2004 by slongmuir (1 review written)
I swapped a Jeep Cherokee 2.5TD, 2000, for my Grand Cherokee 4.0Ltd in Sept 2002. The space in the rear of the Cherokee for adult passengers being a little restrictive.
I test drove her once and fell in love. The comfort of those seats is heaven. If your buying one the leather is a must! Heated too.
The drive is sufficiently positive. Okay, if your used to anything less than a 4x4, you will notice the wallow in corners but hey, try any other 4x4 and unless you can spend the REALLY big... (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2003 by wilsonr1 (1 review written)
Mine is the Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0 litre (68000 miles) and is a very impressive 4 X 4, both in comfort and smooth road driving refinement. LP Gas conversion has helped with running costs. 17 imperial MPG on Petrol and 15 MPG on Gas but LPG is 36p litre as opposed to 80p. Climate contol is superb and recorded the lowest air-vent temperature at our local top-up agent of 1.1'C.
The Jeep has so far coped admirably with floods, severe frosts, and scorching temperatures without batting an... (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2003 by richpinkham (1 review written)
Jeep used to have a good reputation for being a great offroad vehicle and being very reliable. Chrylser needs to get back to building quality and reliablity into their products instead of seeing how much can they make on repairs. There are common parts that should be changed regularly like Fuel filters on the Grand cherokees, that can only be bought from Chrylser. When you pay for a sopposed top of the line vehicle you dont expect to have to start having it fixed as soon as you get it home. (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2003 by getclear (1 review written)
I bought my Jeep 1999 Grand Cherokee with 30K mi. Now I have 80K mi. I've replaced the differential, front driver side window motor, Front bearings- twice, had the window seals worked on three times, currently have a coolant leak, front end again making noises, front end alignment is always a problem. (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2003 by rayjr (1 review written)
i bought my Jeep 1999 Grand Cherokee in may of 2003 and alraedy two fan relays and a water pump bad gas milage to boot (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2003 by lngnmn007 (1 review written)
Aside from the 'normal' brake problems like rotor warping and vibrations on my 2001 V8 GC, which I may have been able to live with, my transmission/drivetrain now has a very nasty 'clunking' when shifting from 2nd to 3rd under light or no load (46k miles). My 1999 Grand Cherokee does it when 'coasting' down a slight incline! Also makes really loud clunks and groans shifting from reverse to drive and back with foot on brake. Xmission has been checked and reprogramed several times, but not... (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2003 by Tom P (1 review written)
My Jeep Grand Cherokees have always been the best vehicals. I started buying the G.C. in 1995. Never and I mean never have I ever had to bring them back for warranty work. I follow the guidelines in the book, change the oil when due, grease, rotate, and everyone has kept me happy. on and off road. I have a 1999 I bought in that year with 85,000 on it now and never a lick of problems. I also have a 2003 i just bought and it is perfect. In short, you treat it right and it treats you right. (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2003 by danielthebravesfan (1 review written)
I bought the Jeep 1999 Grand Cherokee with 97000 on it. I am a full time student and can work but 20 hours a week so money is hard to come by. Anyhow, when I first got the car, my dad and I drove it around and it was immaculate: the most beautiful vehicle I have ever seen. Then the problems kick in. The transmission gets stuck in overdrive at 98000. That costs $500 to fix. I just replaced the radiator because it had a gaping hole in it and antifreeze was pouring out (I saw the old... (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2003 by Wayne.
I bought a "Certified Pre-Owned Jeep" as well, and paid over $2,000 more for that priviledge as I thought I was getting a thoroughly examined vehicle by trained factory professionals. Here is a synopsis of my visits to the sevice department.
1st trip - Whistling noise when turning, weatherstripping falling out. Dealer did nothing - charge $50.00 diagnostic.
2nd trip - Pass side power window inop. High pitched whine when driving. Dealer replaced power window motor and said the whine was... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2003 by Sweetness.
I had bought my Jeep Grand Cherokee used. I have a 1997 grand with 132000 and it is a beast. I have never had any problems with it it has even lived through a major accident. I love my jeep. (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2003 by Matt D..
Purchased 1999 Jeep Grand Cher. in March, 2003 with 68,000 miles. Two weeks after owning it, it over heated at idle due to a bad fan relay ($190.00). Since then the water pump has started leaking. Replaced front and rear pads and rotors to correct the pulsing. They are pulsing again. The dealer tells me I have to buy a torque wrench to put the lug nuts on at 100flbs. I've never had to do this on any vehicle before! Embarrasing loud "clunk" when shifting in to reverse. (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2003 by Frustrated.
I bought a pre-owned, certified '99 Jeep G/C Loredo in February of '03 and have had numerous problems. In four months: new driveshaft, tranny gasket replaced, rotors & pads, 2 alignments, upper ball joints, 2 computer resets (recalls) and 3 oxygen sensors. Now my engine light keeps coming on telling me it's the oxygen sensors again. It's idling rough and continually tries to stall, but engine revs and keeps it running. Continuously looses forward motion while driving and coasts for 8-10... (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2003 by Objective consumer.
I personally wouldn't have bought a Jeep Cherokee if I couldn't afford the Limited model. For the price of a Laredo or the 2WD model, I would have bought something that is in a diffrent class but the top of the line. Hum, I wonder if it was really a case about be able to afford it? After all have consumers heard and understand the Lemon Laws? I notice that the other complaints, majority of them have not listed if it was a Limited or Laredo. Kind of makes you wonder. It is kind of like... (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2003 by mike.
Bought my Jeep 1999 Grand Cherokee from a great dealer. Took the vehicle home, brought it back next day as the brakes were shot. (pads-rotors etc) dealer replaced under warranty, there was a recall on the 99 brakes. Everything else has been fine but now the heater-AC fan comes on and off (I dont know if this is the fan relay switch as ive read in a few of these reviews...little help?) also when shifted into reverse, if I get on the throttle a little to quickly it makes a horrible sound, like... (read more)
Written on: 10/06/2003 by Kevin.
Bought my 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee (and comprehensive warranty) 7 months ago from a reputable used car dealer, and was initially impressed. However, I have had unusual, albeit minor, problems occur, such as failed hood lift, inoperable rear hatch window, and leaking transfer case. Most recently (2 days ago), on a trip out of state, the vehicle went dead at a stop light. It started back up immediately, however, the check engine light came on within a few minutes, and the vehicle began... (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2003 by Rob.
I purchased my 1999 G.C. new in Aug of 1999. The vehicle has been used to tow loads of up to 6,500 lbs., mild to moderate off-roading, and has been my main source of transportation since the vehicle was new. The vehicle has 80,000 miles on it to date and has been moderately reliable. The main problems that I've experienced relate to the rear axle, a Dana "Super 44". Both axles were rebuilt when the vehicle had only 34,000 miles on it. Both rebuilds were ultimately unnecessary, and resulted... (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2003 by Foster.
We bought our Jeep in March 2000. It had 8000 miles on it, my husband and I had both wanted one for years. We started having problems the first week, we had the transmission throttle valve cable replaced, it was causing harsh shifting. This was replaced again at 12,000. At 13,000 the rear end was rebuilt. The power windows work intermitently, the motors have been replaced to or three times. At 15,014 miles the transmission was replaced. The front brakes and rotors have been replaced... (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2002 by John Milelli.
Buyer beware, you will be spending money on costly repairs down the road. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a transmission nightmare. The car is only three years old and has had the transfer case resealed 3 times. This is a costly repair between $600 - $900. The dealer doesn't want to work with you and calls placed with the Chrysler Customer Care office falls on deaf ears. Chrysler wonders why more people are buying foreign, maybe because they treat their current customers like idiots and turn the... (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2002 by HMCIDC.
I brought my Grand Cherokee with 30K miles on it. Did my homework before buying and had the dealer replace the breaks before driving off the lot. 8K miles later, was back in the shop having the warped rotors replaced. I Decided to spend a little extra for performance rotors and so far am very glad I did. It has been a while and I have had no more break problems. The Quadra-Trek II Full Time 4 wheel drive system is fantastic and cuts through the deepest snow with ease. The drive train whine... (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2002 by Matt.
My Jeep is versitile as well as capable. I feel prety safe driving this vehicle. A while back I was rearended by a car traveling at 35 mph. It did nothing but scuff the bumber and dent the rear skid plate. (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2002 by jay.
Thank goodnness the dealer from which i bought my Jeep Grand Cherokee from had a 5 day return policy. When i picked it up the odometer had 29,818 miles. It was super clean...it even still smelled new..spotless.
On the way home at every stop sign or light there was a thump. Felt like trans or brakes or both. The great feeling of having a new car changed to a sickening feeling. Upon being checked out by my mechanic it had a tick in the engine, transfer case was leaking, brakes were bad, rotors... (read more)
Written on: 18/10/2002 by Craig.
Off road in deep mud or sand the Jeep Grand Cherokee is second to none. I know most people buy it for status so I don't care about some creeks or the odd drivetrain noises HEY PEOPLE IT'S A FULL TIME 4WD - get real. Yes almost every dealer is lost when it comes to the W.J. so do your homework. This is my first W.J., before that I owned Land Rovers. They are the same beast - same kind of noises but their Dealers were few and far apart. Overall I am not completely happy with my ride. (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2002 by barney.
I've had a lot of problems with my 99 Grand Cherokee jeep. It's been in the shop a dozen times at least and it has roughly 35,000 miles on it. It stranded me for the first time with only 24 miles on it. When I called the dealer to complain they told me to check the gas cap...morons.
I feel for anyone that has one of these and they go bad. The dealers won't help you. I've been to three with the same problem and all i get is lip service. "That's normal behavior for this transmission. They... (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2002 by Makaveli.
This Jeep Grand Cherokee was our 3rd car. Our Spare car, our family car for outings. We bought it 3 years ago. Thus, the warranty just ran out by like 3 months. Guess what: mileage is at 22,000 i.e. not over the 36,000 miles when warranty expires and the car starts breaking down.
Last year, in July 2001 we took the car in because after stopping at a stop sign, 10-15 seconds later you feel a big kick from the back. Many a times, I look if some other car hit me while my foot was securely on... (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2002 by fixer5000.
My Jeep Grand Cherokee has 70,000 on it and i've owned it for about 5 months. Replaced the front pads and rotors with aftermarket set and so far no problem...seems China is one up on the US here...also added addco sway bars to make it sway a bit less in the corners and in the wind..all in all i like the jeep so far..i should add the previous owners had the rear axle rebuilt not too long before i bought it...i'll buy another one if this one lasts and oh i'll mention the wife has a 98 that's... (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2002 by TK.
In the seven months since I bought this low-mileage (30,000) "certified preowned vehicle" 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, it's been in the shop 9 times. The brake system has been worked and replaced TWICE. Now, there's a new noise coming from the car, which I assume has to do with the brakes. The speaker system has blown (literally as I drove off the lot listening to AM newsradio at a low volume), the power windows needed to be fixed, the 4 wheel drive struts were cracked and needed to be... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2002 by Dan The man.
I love my jeep 99 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4. I got a great deal and a great car. It does me wonders up the mountain. In fact I drove 10,000 miles this snow season alone. I enjoyed every minute of it, I have yet to use my chains they are collecting dust in the back.. But yes I've dealt with the notorious transfer case leak, and jeep brakes wear quickly but, with a little love and a whole lot of driving I'm going on 70,000 miles and haven't had any major problems.. Can't wait for the season.... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2002 by Sandy.
MY 1999 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED COST OVER 36,000. DOLLARS. WHILE IT WAS UNDER WARRANTY IT HAD 2 FRONT WHEEL BEARINGS INSTALLED, I COMPLAINED BEFORE 36,000 MILES THAT I STILL HEARD A NOISE UNDER THE VEHICLE, THE JEEP MECHANIC COULDN'T HEAR IT NOW AT 47,000 MILES AND OUT OF WARRANTY THE TRANSFER CASE IS READY TO FALL OUT. THEY OFFER TO PAY 1/2 OF THE COST TO REPLACE IT. I'LL DO IT BUT AS SOON AS I GET IT BACK I WILL TRADE IT IN, NEVER TO OWN ANOTHER JEEP. I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN'T GET... (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2002 by Chris.
Against my better judgement, I recently purchased a 99 Grand Cherokee I-6 2WD(4WD's are few and far between down here). My previous ride was an 87 Wrangler. I love Jeeps. I put my Wrangler to the test MANY times so I decided to give the Grand Cherokee a try. Having got much of my aggression out on the Wrangler, I figured I was ready to chill for a while in comfort. The reason I said I purchased this vehicle against my better judgemt is because all you hear on sites like this is about how... (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2002 by Kim.
I just bought a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3 months ago with 36,000 miles. It's been in the shop 5 times with transmission, breaks & linkage problems. The vehicle lunges into gear while putting into park and rolls backwards. No help from the dealer. Jeff Wyler Southgate, Ky. Sucks!!! They state I don't have my foot on the break when putting the vehicle into gear. What morons!!! Dealer says all Jeeps run this way and my problems are normal. My four wheel drive Ford Explorer doesn't drive... (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2002 by Bob.
I have 60,000 miles now on a 1999 jeep grand cherokee.
It gets 20 mpg at 70mph, is very comfortable, very peppy v8 engine. The dealer was very co-operative at 50,000 miles on my extended warranty when I complained about the noisy drive train. He replaced the rear ring & pinion gears, rebuilt the transfer case, and replaced the drive shafts.
The brake problem was solved when I purchased new,harder rotors for the front wheels. The factory rotors were too soft and needed lathe work at 12,000... (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2002 by Craigo.
I have also bought my last jeep. This was my third. 1999 jeep grand cherokee's are awful. 4 sets of front brakes, this last set cost over 500.00, no help from dealer. They don't care! It's off warranty is all they can say. Yesterday had it towed in because transmition went out!!! at 64000 miles. They want 2400.00 to rebuild trans. and they say serpentine belt needs to be replaced at 180.00 and new front brakes (again) just had them replaced in November!!!! Another 500+ dollars. Where's it... (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2002 by becky.
It's been 8 months and I'm already trading my 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 in.. for a jeep grand cherokee laredo limited 4wd v8!!!!!!! I HOPE I DON'T HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH THIS ONE! (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2002 by reedl.
In a word, this 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicle is a piece of junk. As I read the reviews on this site, I noticed that most of the reviews stating the problems that I had (brakes, reliability, general build quality, etc) were poorly reviewed. Well, this vehicle is the piece of garbage that the reviewers are talking about. There are many problems with this vehicle. Brakes are most important problem (service every 10,000 miles), but my rear differential went at 45000 miles. There were many... (read more)
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