2nd Generation (1999—2004) Grand Cherokee Problems

Grand Cherokee owners with a 1999—2004 model year have the most problems with the windows (20%), engine (15%), and the interior (9%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Engine Failed 6 complaints at an average of 132,044 miles in the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
  2. Engine Stalls/shuts Down While Driving 23 complaints at an average of 158,953 miles in the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
  3. Power Window Motor Failed, Won\'t Stay Up 27 complaints at an average of 98,228 miles in the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

What Grand Cherokee Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Jeep model years.

Watch out for the 2002 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2004 110 14 53 16.55
2003 45 10 65 8.98
2002 89 16 80 18.88
2001 86 10 63 18.58
2000 70 12 103 13.13
1999 60 10 161 15.0

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