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Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine Problems

1207 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Jeep Grand Cherokee. 227 of these members (18.8%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 343 engine repairs to Jeep Grand Cherokees--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Jeep Grand Cherokee problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Chart based on 1432 repairs.

Jeep Grand Cherokee engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 194 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Jeep Grand Cherokee repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

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

22000 mi   Defective waterpump! 
47000 US $85 Engine light came on; dealer said it was due to software...one update on warranty, one I paid for. 
47300   Engine light came on after previous repair. This time, the dealer listened to me and checked the catalytic converter. 
69300   Smell of gasoline while driving. Dealer could not recreate the conditions. 

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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

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

31000 mi   Replaced shift control module. 
86000 US $300 Water pump was leaking. Pump was replaced. 

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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 4WD

12000 mi   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

31000 mi   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. 

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

29000 mi   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

47000 mi US $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   Bad EGR valve 
28000   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

47000 mi US $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

79000 mi US $265 Water pump were leaking. 

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