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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 161 repairs.

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (18%)

$500 - $999 (27%)

$100 - $499 (47%)

< $100 (3%)

Chart based on 73 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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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Engine not specified

Jeep Grand Cherokee in California, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

59000 mi

US $1300
no heat or a/c Napa Chyrsler employees are creeps and idiots 

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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

265-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic AWD w/low range

Jeep Grand Cherokee in California, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2015
Oct 2009

66000 mi
HVAC has mind of its own, or more likely, "forgets" what it's supposed to be doing. In manual-mode, air turns on but will not turn off. Heat or cool will fry or freeze pilot with NO flow to nav. System does not blend properly. Random, hard to repeat. 
Jan 2010

68000 mi
Driver's door window failed to stay closed and, when fully open, would not close. Failure of window regulator. 
Mar 2010

69000 mi

US $100
HVAC had mind of its own . . . fried driver, froze navigator (reversed control head wiring did not change anything) and didn't matter if system was in manual or automatic mode. Changed wiring harness and system is allegedly repaired. We shall see. 
Apr 2010

70000 mi

US $260
First time California state-mandated smog test. Tailpipe exhaust cleaner than city air and way cleaner than average car. Oh, excellent! Rear output shaft seal leaking. Replaced seal. 
Dec 2010

72000 mi

US $300
Failed Throttle Position Sensor caused unpredictable surging and erratic idle. Replaced TPS.  
Apr 2012

82300 mi

US $605
Right front door lock functioned intermittently. Open circuit traced to "pinched" wire in door hinge area. Wire replaced. Hand brake let itself off without operator intervention. No wear found. Replaced hand brake mechanism assembly (hopefully taking evil spirits with it). 
Jul 2012

85000 mi

US $124
Car smelled like oil was burning off hot manifold. Shop looked (?) for leak and found nothing. Smell continues after uphill pulls. 
Aug 2012

87000 mi

US $400
Right-front door window regulator failed, allowing window to open under influence of gravity. Replaced window regulator. 
Jun 2013

95000 mi

US $1000
sloppy handling on the road. bushings worn. replaced front trailing arms. transfer case leaks. replaced tailshaft seal, bushing and rear assembly gasket. rear window would not stay open, rear door would not stay up. replaced four gas struts. 
Aug 2013

97000 mi

US $225
Irregular and/or rough idle when warm. Reflashed appropriate software. 
Oct 2013

99300 mi
Driver side heats when passenger side cools or driver bakes while navigator freezes. Inspection determines blend doors in heater box stick and do not blend. Same problem recurring, suggested repair has been done twice with no satisfaction 
Jul 2014

107000 mi
Strong smell of antifreeze and signs of dampness on engine room insulation and front of radiator. Technician claimed loose hose clamp. Tightened hose clamp. 
Aug 2014

109000 mi

US $655
Coolant all over front of engineroom, waterpump area dry. Determined radiator was defective. Replaced radiator. 
Jun 2015

113000 mi
Oil leak, unclear source. Will return to shop in mid-August. 
Aug 2015

116300 mi

US $636
Isolated previous oil leak to oil pan gasket. Replaced oil pan gasket. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in New York, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

80000 mi

US $300
rear brake rotors/pads 

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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic AWD w/low range

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Maryland, United States
Sep 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

114000 mi

US $975
Replaced failed emission control part 

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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

195-horsepower 4.0L I6 w/DoD 4-speed automatic RWD

Jeep Grand Cherokee in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2015
Feb 2011

96000 mi

US $450
crack in the water pump; had it replaced power windows would not go up/down. opened wiring harness in driver's-side door. Re-soldered master wire that was broken. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Florida, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2013
Sep 2010

61000 mi

US $400
rear axle grease seals had to be replaced 
Dec 2011

62000 mi

US $450
rear axle seals - both 
Jan 2012

62300 mi

US $64000
driver door window regulator broke, replaced 

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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 New York, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2012
Nov 2009

138700 mi
Re-weld the driver's seat frame, made from soda cans and cracks on the bolt holes. 
Dec 2009

140000 mi

US $950
Replaced entire exhaust due to a clogged catalytic converter, $750 for the part. Replaced all four O2 sensors at the same time, $200 for parts. Re-weld the driver's seat frame, second time, different bolt. 
Jan 2010

141700 mi
Re-weld the driver's seat frame, third time. This time also reinforced the fourth bolt, as saw a pattern developing. Very common problem that should be fixed by Chrysler. 
Feb 2010

143300 mi

US $250
Radiator and thermostat after radiator sprung a hole. 
Jun 2010

150000 mi

US $1330
burning oil smell and engine started to smoke, oil was spraying on exhaust manifold. Had to have rear main seals changed and oil pan changed due to rust. Also had leaky transmission oil pan, had to have the gasket replaced. 
Jun 2011

173000 mi

US $1200
rear end howling, had all bearings and seals replaced including axle seals and pinon bearing seal. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Michigan, United States
Mar 2008 - Sep 2008
Aug 2008

79000 mi

US $265
Front axle seals, differential seals. Water pump were leaking. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2015
Mar 2010

74000 mi

US $154
All power options inoperable - Interior light stays on unless in off posiiton. The wiring harness that snakes into the driver's door was damaged - dealer repaired with used wire harness. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in New Hampshire, United States
Sep 2008 - Sep 2015
May 2009

55000 mi

US $1550
Front and rear brakes, front calipers, LF caliper was sticking with destroyed the front brakes. Rear brakes past wear point. 
May 2010

79000 mi

US $310
State inspection, replace one rear wheel ABS encoder, change diff fluids. 
Nov 2010

89000 mi

US $750
Brake caliper seized on left front during ride home. Shop replaced calipers, rotors and pads on front. I had to return a week after having the brakes replaced. I lost half the braking capability on the highway. Left front caliper leaking. The garage stated it was a defective caliper and replaced it no charge. 
Sep 2012

106000 mi

US $20
Left front brake sticking. Mechanic inspected and greased pivot points. Problem is now intermittent. 
May 2013

110000 mi

US $1100
Replaced coil packs and plugs because of engine codes being thrown. Brake calipers freezing up 
Jul 2013

112000 mi

US $32
Still getting P0122/P0123 errors. I replaced the throttle position sensor and repaired the problem. 
Jul 2015

123300 mi

US $180
Frozen right front caliper 

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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Repair Histories

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