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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Problems and Repair Histories

99 TrueDelta members own a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 41 of these members (41.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 106 repairs to 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees--an average of 1.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2004 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 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee repairs by problem area

32% of the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee repairs were to the engine, 12% to the transmission, 13% to the brakes, 14% to the suspension, 21% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 106 repairs.

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee repair cost distribution

Of the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 4% cost less than $100, 45% between $100 and $499, 25% between $500 and $999, 20% between $1000 and $2499, and 6% more than $2500.

Chart based on 51 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.

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Jeep Grand Cherokee in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 59000    
59000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 65000    
66000 0 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. 
68000 0 Driver's door window failed to stay closed and, when fully open, would not close. Failure of window regulator. 
69000 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. 
70000 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. 
72000 300 Failed Throttle Position Sensor caused unpredictable surging and erratic idle. Replaced TPS.  
82300 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). 
85000 124 Car smelled like oil was burning off hot manifold. Shop looked (?) for leak and found nothing. Smell continues after uphill pulls. 
87000 400 Right-front door window regulator failed, allowing window to open under influence of gravity. Replaced window regulator. 
95000 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. 
97000 225 Irregular and/or rough idle when warm. Reflashed appropriate software. 
99300 0 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 
103000  
Jeep Grand Cherokee in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 75000    
80000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 110000    
114000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 91000    
96000 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. 
106000  
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 60000    
61000 400 rear axle grease seals had to be replaced 
62000 450 rear axle seals - both 
62300 64000 driver door window regulator broke, replaced 
72000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 128000    
138700 0 Re-weld the driver's seat frame, made from soda cans and cracks on the bolt holes. 
140000 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. 
141700 0 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. 
143300 250 Radiator and thermostat after radiator sprung a hole. 
150000 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. 
173000 1200 rear end howling, had all bearings and seals replaced including axle seals and pinon bearing seal. 
 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 71000    
79000 265 Front axle seals, differential seals. Water pump were leaking. 
 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 73000    
74000 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. 
110000  
Jeep Grand Cherokee in New Hampshire, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 47000    
55000 1550 Front and rear brakes, front calipers, LF caliper was sticking with destroyed the front brakes. Rear brakes past wear point. 
79300 310 State inspection, replace one rear wheel ABS encoder, change diff fluids. 
89000 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. 
106000 20 Left front brake sticking. Mechanic inspected and greased pivot points. Problem is now intermittent. 
110000 1100 Replaced coil packs and plugs because of engine codes being thrown. Brake calipers freezing up 
112000 32 Still getting P0122/P0123 errors. I replaced the throttle position sensor and repaired the problem. 
118000  

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