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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

100 TrueDelta members own a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 15 of these members (15%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 13 transmission and drivetrain repairs to 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees--an average of 0.1 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, 12% 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 105 repairs.

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 57% cost between $100 and $499, 7% between $500 and $999, 29% between $1000 and $2499, and 7% more than $2500.

Chart based on 14 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 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 130000    
149000 100 Rear axle seal leaking 
151000  
Jeep Grand Cherokee in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 65000    
70000 190 Rear output shaft seal leaking. Replaced seal. 
95000 1000 transfer case leaks. replaced tailshaft seal, bushing and rear assembly gasket. 
103000  

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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 South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 86000    
160000 170 Developed noises during tight low speed turns, was getting progressively worse. Renewed fluids in transfer case and both axles. Simple fix, should have kept a closer eye on the maintenance schedules... 
165000 3050 Transmission failed, both the dealer and our favorite independent shop recommended replacing (vs trying to repair). Installed a rebuilt transmission with a 100k warranty. It's been a good vehicle, so we're not losing sleep over this repair. 
 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Brazil
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 93000    
93000 2900 Transmission started to slip in 3rd gear. Also check Engine light came on with P0733 code. Complete transmission overhaul with all rotors and plates. Also found solenoid pack seal plate with a broken seal bead, cause of the clutch pack wear 
122760  

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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 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 
72000  

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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 224000    
249000 2000 No reverse. Installed rebuilt transmission. 
270000  

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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
May 2012 84000    
96700 1100 Rear axle seals failed and leaked oil on brakes causing failure of NY safety inspection. 
125000  
Jeep Grand Cherokee in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 128000    
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. 
 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 68000    
91000 175 Dead Ujoint in center shaft 
103000  

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