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Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine Problems and Repair Histories

1132 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Jeep Grand Cherokee. 244 of these members (21.6%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 263 engine repairs to Jeep Grand Cherokees--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Jeep Grand Cherokee problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Jeep Grand Cherokee problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Jeep Grand Cherokee problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Jeep Grand Cherokee repairs by problem area

24% of the Jeep Grand Cherokee repairs were to the engine, 14% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 11% to the suspension, 31% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 9% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 1090 repairs.

Jeep Grand Cherokee engine repair cost distribution

Of the Jeep Grand Cherokee engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 13% cost less than $100, 53% between $100 and $499, 21% between $500 and $999, 7% between $1000 and $2499, and 6% more than $2500.

Chart based on 165 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

330-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 10000    
22000 0 Defective waterpump! 
47000 85 Engine light came on; dealer said it was due to software...one update on warranty, one I paid for. 
47300 0 Engine light came on after previous repair. This time, the dealer listened to me and checked the catalytic converter. 
69300 0 Smell of gasoline while driving. Dealer could not recreate the conditions. 
71000  

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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Jeep Grand Cherokee in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 20000    
31000 0 Replaced shift control module. 
86000 300 Water pump was leaking. Pump was replaced. 
100000  

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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 4WD

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 8000    
12000 0 Repair headliner rattle, Address check engine light. 
 

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

330-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 30000    
31000 0 Brought Jeep in for recall repair of brakes, shop discovered water pump was leaking and about ready to go. Replaced under warranty. Had to rent a car so they could keep vehicle overnight. 
56000  

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

Jeep in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 26000    
29000 0 Replaced lifters and cam shaft. Dropped car off in September, got it back in October... took 6 weeks to fix - VERY frustrating. 
 

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

325-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 45000    
47000 100 Intermittent rough running with check engine light. Acted as if water in gas. Dealer found bad pcv valve (oil in air cleaner), and plugs that hadn't been replaced as needed at 30,000 mile service. Problem hasn't repeated since.  
84300 250 Bad EGR valve 
85000  
Jeep Grand Cherokee in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 25000    
28000 0 Vehicle slowly losing coolant. 
 

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 46000    
47000 67 Bearing went out that holds the fan shaft. Replaced the water pump, and fixed the problem. 
 

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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

195-horsepower 4.0L I6 w/DoD 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 71000    
79000 265 Water pump were leaking. 
 

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