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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Repair Histories

109 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 44 of these members (40.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 127 repairs to 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 127 repairs.

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee repair cost distribution

Chart based on 61 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

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Jeep Grand Cherokee in California, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2010
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 2014
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. 
68000   Driver's door window failed to stay closed and, when fully open, would not close. Failure of window regulator. 
69000 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. 
70000   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   Failed Throttle Position Sensor caused unpredictable surging and erratic idle. Replaced TPS.  
82300   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   Car smelled like oil was burning off hot manifold. Shop looked (?) for leak and found nothing. Smell continues after uphill pulls. 
87000   Right-front door window regulator failed, allowing window to open under influence of gravity. Replaced window regulator. 
95000   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   Irregular and/or rough idle when warm. Reflashed appropriate software. 
99300   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 
107000   Strong smell of antifreeze and signs of dampness on engine room insulation and front of radiator. Technician claimed loose hose clamp. Tightened hose clamp. 
109000   Coolant all over front of engineroom, waterpump area dry. Determined radiator was defective. Replaced radiator. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in New York, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
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
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 2014
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
61000 mi US $400 rear axle grease seals had to be replaced 
62000   rear axle seals - both 
62300   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
138700 mi   Re-weld the driver's seat frame, made from soda cans and cracks on the bolt holes. 
140000 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. 
141700   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   Radiator and thermostat after radiator sprung a hole. 
150000   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   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
79000 mi US $265 Front axle seals, differential seals. Water pump were leaking. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2014
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 2014
55000 mi US $1550 Front and rear brakes, front calipers, LF caliper was sticking with destroyed the front brakes. Rear brakes past wear point. 
79000   State inspection, replace one rear wheel ABS encoder, change diff fluids. 
89000   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   Left front brake sticking. Mechanic inspected and greased pivot points. Problem is now intermittent. 
110000   Replaced coil packs and plugs because of engine codes being thrown. Brake calipers freezing up 
112000   Still getting P0122/P0123 errors. I replaced the throttle position sensor and repaired the problem. 

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