2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Piece of Junk
2004 Grand Cherokee (File Photo)
About 6 years ago my mom bought her first new car in her life.
A 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. Fully loaded, HO V8, leather, etc.. Cost her almost $40,000. At any rate, it now has about 60,000 miles. I have a 4Runner with 300,000 miles that has had less repairs to it.
The emergency brake cable broke. The power steering pump went out at 35,000. The heat/ac vent broke and was replaced under warranty. A year later, it broke again not under warranty. $1700 to fix it.
A year later, broke again, fixed it myself. The wiring harness for the heat/ac fan melted...$500 estimate to fix it, fixed myself for $30.
The seat heater got super hot. Was recalled and fixed.
The newest problem is all of the weather stripping around the front and rear doors is falling off.
What a piece of crap!
She could've gotten a Lexus or an Acura or a BMW, but she wanted to buy American. What a mistake. Now, 6 tears later, her $40,000 Jeep is worth $13,000.
What a joke.
Larry's Comment: Sorry to hear that your mom had so much trouble with her Grand Cherokee Steve.
Is anyone else out there having this kind of difficulty with your Grand Cherokee...especially after 2002? Or...is this just a story about a particular "lemon" (which often happens with any make or model vehicle)?
I would like to know. Please enter your comments below.