About Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee is a mid-size luxury SUV manufactured by the American automobile manufacturer Jeep. The first Jeep Grand Cherokee used the unibody chassis was introduced in 1992 as a 1993 model and the successor of Jeep Cherokee (XJ). It has been produced through four generations. As a popular and successful SUV, it has won lots of awards and recognition, only in 2011, it won 30 awards.
The third generation Grand Cherokee (WK; 2005-2010) was first unveiled at the 2004 New York International Auto Show for 2005 model year. It offered several trim levels including Base, Laredo, Laredo X, Limited, Overland, SRT-8, CRD, Predator and Model S. Different submodels were powered by different engines ranging from 3.7 L 215 hp V6 engine with 235 lb of torque to 3.0 L 215 hp Mercedes Benz CRD OM642 V6 engine with 376 lb of torque. Then in 2009, the fourth generation Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK2; 2011-present) was introduced at the New York Auto Show and went on sale in 2010 as a 2011 model. It carries over most trim levels from previous generation except added Summit, Altitude and High Altitude trim levels. However, engine options are still versatile varying from 3.6 L 290 hp Pentastar V6 engine with 260 lb of torque to 3.0 L 179 hp CRD V6 engine with 420 lb of torque.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Problems starts to show as the accumulation of mileage of Jeep Grand Cherokee, SUV owners has provided some problems they have met usually which are listed as follows:
First, engine overheating constantly. Grand Cherokee SUV owners complained this problem in details. They describe that they could find leaking coolant externally from below the exhaust manifold as well as white smoke coming from the exhaust pipe. Once the engine misfires, it would be hard to start and when accelerating, a noticeable decrease in power and fuel economy would happen. Based on their story, we can assume that they have a bad intake manifold or cylinder head gasket. If you encounter the same problem, you can check these two parts.
Second, electrical problems. Some customers said that they have problem in starting and powering Grand Cherokee as well as find corrosion on the battery terminals. While others told that the Check Engine Light stays on. At the meanwhile, the gas mileage gets worse and worse, which also result in a rough idle. Under these conditions, it is the battery cable or oxygen sensor that went wrong; you are advised to check them.
However, apart from the above problems, some routine problems also arose. For example, drivers can feel vibration when placing hands on steering wheel and hear clunking noise while the steering is pulled to the left or right unintentionally. Something is wrong with the control arm. Drive belt needs extra attention as well because it is an easy-to-wear auto part.
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