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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (11%)

Chart based on 116 repairs.
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (47%)

< $100 (31%)

Chart based on 102 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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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Jeep Grand Cherokee in Texas, United States
Oct 2013 - Nov 2013
Nov 2013

129000 mi
Car completely died wile on freeway. Not worth repairing. Head gasket blew 3 years ago. Poor reliability. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

180000 mi

US $400
Both front window operators failed at about the same time. Both experienced mechanical break downs causing the windows to drop. One of the back window operators experienced the same failure about two years ago. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2011 - Oct 2012
Sep 2012

91760 mi

C $500
Leaking coolant around thermostat cap 

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic AWD w/low range

Jeep Grand Cherokee in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2013
Sep 2011

84000 mi

US $400
replaced bent steering damper 
Jun 2012

86000 mi

US $676
Driver side outside mirror replaced 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Colorado, United States
Apr 2013 - May 2013
May 2013

US $724
Burning Oil.Nothing was done leaking to much traded in the car.  Air Conditioner would turn off due to needing a new wiring harness. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Apr 2010
Mar 2010

135000 mi

US $250
O2 sensor 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Idaho, United States
Feb 2009 - Nov 2012
Mar 2009

136000 mi
Heater fan/climate control were not functioning properly. Climate control was determined to be urepairable. The heater fan was replaced. 
Jul 2010

155000 mi

US $1086
Air conditioning compressor failed. Replaced compressor, condenser, receiver-drier and expansion valve.  
Aug 2012

176000 mi

US $120
Replaced passenger window regulator 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Michigan, United States
Feb 2007 - Jun 2011
Apr 2007

0.0 mi

US $200
Replace power steering pump 
Sep 2007

109000.0 mi

US $800
Replace heater core 
May 2008

107000.0 mi

US $200
Replace Power Steering Pump 
Sep 2009

122000.0 mi

US $60
Replace starter 
Oct 2009

123000.0 mi

US $300
Replace radiator 
Mar 2010

125000.0 mi

US $60
Replace water pump 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Nov 2007

77500 mi

C $350
Blower control module replaced 
Jan 2008

81220 mi

C $250
Tailgate wiper motor and arm replacement 
Oct 2008

89900 mi

C $300
Front passenger Wheel bearing 
Nov 2008

90520 mi

C $220
Signal/Hazard light flasher module was failing and was replaced 

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Georgia, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2013
Sep 2011

137000 mi

US $125
Motor for back passenger window quit working and the window was stuck in the down position 
Sep 2013 Engine blew up 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2011
Apr 2011

160000 mi

US $350
Vehicle check engine light is on and will not crank on first attempt. Codes indicate multiple cylinder misfire. Replaced ignition coils, spark plugs, MAP sensor, Cam position sensor, Throttle position sensor, Idle air control sensor. 

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic AWD w/low range

Jeep Grand Cherokee in New York, United States
Nov 2006 - Mar 2010
Dec 2006

78000.0 mi

US $120
Clogged fuel injector #2. Pulled apart and cleaned. 
Feb 2007

80000.0 mi

US $450
HVAC Blend doors replaced with factory new parts. AC recharged, did myself and saved $1000 over dealer quote. 
Jul 2007

85000.0 mi

US $120
Rear pinion seal replaced 
Jan 2008

99000.0 mi

US $95
Replaced drivers side front window regulator. Old one broke (Plastic part). New one $65 + shipping from ebay. 
Dec 2008

117000 mi

US $200
Drivers side tie rod end bad. Replaced, realigned. OK 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Nevada, United States
Jun 2011 - Oct 2011
Aug 2011

100000 mi

US $269
Starter failed and was replaced. 
Oct 2011

101000 mi
Recurring coolant leak, diagnosis was head gasket. Not willing to invest $2,000 in the car. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in New Hampshire, United States
Aug 2012 - Nov 2012
Sep 2012

108000 mi

US $14
Hood struts were failing. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Colorado, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2017
Aug 2014

139000 mi

US $62
Front passenger side window mechanism replaced 
Jul 2015

140000 mi

US $115
Replaced lift gate struts, lift gate window struts and hood struts. 
Dec 2015

140000 mi

US $65
Replaced the driver's side window regulator. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Virginia, United States
Apr 2009 - Oct 2009
May 2009

56000 mi

US $2700
Symptoms of severe gear grinding in turns was traced to rear differential failure. Differential replaced (55K miles).  
Jul 2009

57000 mi

US $175
On hot day, a/c appeared to be minimal. Service found over half the operating medium was depleted. Drained and refilled. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in New York, United States
Dec 2011 - Aug 2015
Jan 2012

70000 mi

US $80
Replaced the hood, window and trunk struts. 
Feb 2012

70200 mi

US $130
Old ten year old shocks were leaking and needed to be replaced. Replaced headlights since the original parts were discolored and produced very little light. Replaced battery. 
Feb 2014

76000 mi

US $150
Starter stopped working. Stuck in my driveway, replaced it myself. 
Mar 2014

77000 mi

US $138
Rear passenger window regulator broke. 
Apr 2014

77000 mi

US $75
Rear driver window regulator broke. 
Nov 2014

79000 mi

US $100
poor idling. Replace Throttle Position Sensor & Idle Air Controller 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Oregon, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2016
Apr 2011

111000.0 mi

US $275
Replaced drivers side exhaust manifold, bolts and gasket. 
Jul 2011

114000 mi

US $60
Replaced worn steering damper with upgraded aftermarket part. 
Aug 2011

114800 mi

US $700
Repaired broken wires in heated seats & lights in heated seat switches. 
Mar 2012

122000 mi

US $207
Replaced radiator and cap. 
Oct 2012

129000 mi

US $62
Replaced master cylinder. 
Nov 2012

129500 mi

US $210
Replaced heater core. Replaced blend doors and recharged AC. 
Oct 2014

153300 mi

US $175
Drivers seat bracket broke. Replaced with one from salvage yard. Replaced IAC motor 
Sep 2016

167000 mi
Transmission quit working 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Indiana, United States
Feb 2014 - May 2014
Apr 2014

115000 mi
Bad battery cell. Jeep wouldn't start. Electrical system was acting up with locking the car, radio, etc. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Texas, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2010
Dec 2009

66000 mi

US $1000
A/C didn't work. Repaired. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Virginia, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

139000 mi

US $1000
radiator had a split in it allowing coolant to leak 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Texas, United States
- Jul 2007
Aug 2006

60000.0 mi

US $800
Radiator Replaced 
Jul 2007

69900.0 mi
Powertrain Replaced 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Rhode Island, United States
Mar 2009 - Nov 2011
Aug 2009

54400.0 mi

US $100
power steering failure, replaced resevior (Leaking) and belt 
Apr 2010

68700.0 mi

US $500
blend doors and recirculaiton doors were replaced due to faulty design 
Jun 2010

75000.0 mi

US $250
rotor warpage due to faulty brake caliper design (TSB is on 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees for the original owner, no help from dealer when complained to)replaced calipers 
Apr 2011

87657.0 mi

US $163
two of four oxygen sensors had to be replaced due to check engine light codes (Bank 1, sensor 2 ; bank 2, sensor 2) two of four oxygen sensors had to be replaced due to check engine light codes (Bank 1, sensor 2 ; bank 2, sensor 2) 
Jun 2011

88000 mi

US $200
Passenger side draglink had worn out and was cracked. I noticed a clunking noise when steering and mechanic diagnosed it. 
Oct 2011

98000 mi

US $600
Oxygen sensors failed (four) after replacement cel would not turn off 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Nebraska, United States
Jul 2016 - Dec 2016
Aug 2016

204700 mi

US $800
Steering gear box was leaking. Replaced whole box. Poor AC temp due to leaking condenser. 
Sep 2016

206000 mi
Air Bag light was on. 
Nov 2016

206600 mi

US $250
Alternator not charging. Replaced alternator. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in United Arab Emirates
Jul 2010 - Sep 2014
Jan 2011

98320 mi

¤300
Replaced headlights with stock aftermarket ones, as original ones yellowed and fogged up inside and out. Also replaced tailgate struts and tailgate window struts. 
May 2011

88660 mi
Sunroof rail broken. Rear wiper stuck. 
Jan 2013

89600 mi

¤1000
Propshaft went. Needed replacement. 
Mar 2014

111600 mi

¤2000
Transmission died. Replaced. 
Jul 2014

113460 mi

¤2100
Threw a piston. 
Sep 2014

113460 mi
Broken sunroof rail. Rear wiper stuck. 

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Washington, United States
May 2009 - Nov 2009
Jul 2009

66000 mi

US $950
Car overheated. Had it towed to dealership, was told thermostat and relay in the cooling system had to be replaced.  
Jeep Grand Cherokee in California, United States
Mar 2016 - May 2016
May 2016

143000 mi

US $450
Speed sensor replaced 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Florida, United States
Mar 2016 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

108000 mi

US $25
Not blowing cold. Needs a new relay and possibly a blower motor. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Washington, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2013
Jun 2013

125000 mi

US $600
Starter replaced 

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2015
Aug 2015

133000 mi

US $250
Crankshaft position sensor 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Rhode Island, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2014
Aug 2012

108000 mi

US $300
Control module in steering column failed 
Mar 2013

115000 mi

US $460
Driver door window regulator broken 
Jun 2013

120000 mi

US $75
Cooling fan not running- replaced relay 
Sep 2013

121000 mi

US $50
Floor panel rust corrosion 
Sep 2014

127000 mi
Transmission would no longer engage reverse gear. Required complete rebuild. Vehicle scrapped. 

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

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

Jeep Grand Cherokee in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Apr 2017
Sep 2011

124000 mi

US $400
Oil breather hose cracked. Replaced hose, valve cover grommet and gasket. 
Jul 2012

128300 mi

US $75
Window regulator failed 
Mar 2013

134000 mi

US $60
Drivers window regulator 
Apr 2013

134200 mi

US $30
Replaced throttle position sensor. 
Jul 2014

140300 mi

US $370
Engine would turn over but not start. Started after 20 min. No Check Engine light or codes. Replaced Crankcase sensor and cam sensor. 
Sep 2014

142000 mi

US $30
Front parking brake cable broke. Replacing cable required removal of pass seat and carpet. 
Jan 2016

139200 mi

US $30
Replaced rear tailgate struts. 
Dec 2016

154000 mi

US $196
Front differential oil seal leaking. Replaced same. Oil pressure sending unit leaking oil. Sending unit replaced. 
Apr 2017

155000.0 mi
Water leaking into front passenger floor. Body shop unable to locate source of leak. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Maryland, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2015
Jun 2011

120000 mi

US $80
Driver side window regulator broke. Discovered on web that this has occurred thousands of times to power windows on Jeeps. Saved over $400 by buying part on-line and repairing myself. Not very happy w/ Chrysler/Jeep at this moment. 
Mar 2014

127000 mi

US $180
Parking Brake cable broke 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2011
Aug 2011

138000 mi

US $3000
Transission was toast, but still drivable. Traded in. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

93000 mi

C $3000
compression 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Virginia, United States
Feb 2013 - Feb 2014
Jun 2013

105000 mi

US $115
Oil Pressure Sending Unit (Oil Pressure Sensor) 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Colorado, United States
Dec 2014 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

177000 mi

US $750
Fan replaced with faulty sensor replaced as well. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Washington, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2015
Feb 2015

184000 mi

US $300
Replace inop driver side window actuator 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Kentucky, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2017
Dec 2013

163000 mi

US $44
Replaced drivers side window regulator. Reused existing motor. 
Feb 2014

164000 mi

US $150
Replace electric radiator cooling fan 
Nov 2015

172400 mi
Replace battery 
Mar 2016

176000 mi

US $100
Replaced starter 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2014 - Apr 2016
Dec 2014

107000 mi

US $234
left front hub and bearing 
Mar 2015

108000 mi

US $211
replaced pinion seal 
Jan 2016

114300 mi

US $35
replaced power steering pressure hose 

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