Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM - FAN
06V199000DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 02/04/2002 to 06/17/2002V (Vehicle)18947909/04/2006ODICHRYSLER GROUP LLC06/08/200606/07/2006
Defect SummaryOn certain sport utility vehicles, the plastic blades of the electric motor driven cooling fan may separate and penetrate the shroud.
Consequence SummaryIf this occurs while the hood is open, a person in the vicinity of the engine could be struck by the blade and injured.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the electric cooling fan modules free of charge. the recall began on september 4, 2006. owners may contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
NotesDaimlerchrysler recall no. f25.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL
01V348000DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 07/01/2001 to 09/14/2001V (Vehicle)3870012/03/2001MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC11/13/200111/15/2001
Defect SummaryVehicle description: sport utility vehicles. the onboard vapor recovery system vent hose may have been misrouted. this could allow water to enter the canister which can cause fuel to spill out of the filler tube when refueling the tank.
Consequence SummaryFuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect (and reposition as necessary) the vent hose. if the vent hose is found in the bent down position, and the vehicle has been driven more than 20 miles, the canister assembly will be replaced. owner notification began december 3, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
NotesAlso contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
180450412/18/200410011928Warm engine rough idle. 4.7l. *tt02/07/2005
180310309/05/20031802702100039864.0l rough engine idle after restart following a hot soak. *tt11/10/2003
090030308/01/2003100035384.0l multiple cylinder misfire. *tt10/23/2003
180090303/14/200310002282Transient grumble sound or rattle that intermittently occurs during lift-throttle or coast condition while the torque converter is locked. *tt08/20/2003
250010302/21/200310001100Duty cycle purge solenoid causes a ticking-like sound from engine compartment. *tt04/14/2003
0200704/24/2002633964Subject regarding 4.7l crankshaft to bedplate interference. *slc09/26/2002
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL
2500102A09/02/2002250010210006129Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illumination, diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0442, p0455, or p0456 - leak detection pump (ldp), leak detected. this bulletin supersedes 25-001-02 dated feb 11, 2002. *tt04/21/2004
250020309/12/200310003995New evaporative canister inlet filter for use in severe debris environments. *tt11/10/2003

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM - FAN
EA05020CHRYSLER GROUP LLC11/14/200509/12/2006FAN BLADE FAILURE (ENGINE COOLING FAN)
 Daimlerchrysler corporation (dcc) has notified the agency that it will conduct a safety recall (06v199) of certain jeep grand cherokee vehicles to replace the engine's electric motor driven cooling fan. the 182,875 vehicles included in the recall are model year (my) 2002 equipped with 4.0 liter (six cylinder) engines manufactured from february 4, 2002 through june 17, 2002; and my 2000 equipped with either the 4.0 liter (six cylinder) or the 4.7 liter (eight cylinder) engine manufactured from january 31, 2000 through june 12, 2000.dcc noted that their analysis of failed parts showed evidence of brittle fracture of the fan blade.dcc further stated, poor bonding between the resin material and the glass fibers was observed, which may be attributed to the injection molding process. since the root cause of fan failure could not be conclusively identified dcc decided the recall scope would be determined by the build date range of the complaint vehicles.there were 48 reports for my 2000, and 196 for my 2002.odi will continue to monitor this issue for reports on vehicles outside of the recall scope.
PE05039CHRYSLER GROUP LLC07/13/200511/14/2005ENGINE COOLING FAN BLADE FAILURE06V199000
 This investigation was opened on july 13, 2005, based on four odi consumer reports.odi contacted all of those complainants and each of them reported that pieces of the broken fan blade had damaged the radiator and penetrated through the protective fan shroud.since opening the investigation, odi has received 12 new consumer reports.in its response to odi's preliminary evaluation information request daimlerchrysler corporation provided additional owner reports and warranty data.this preliminary evaluation has been upgraded to engineering analysis ea05-020 to further study the issues regarding the alleged fan failures.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ENGINE
05/20/20121350001
 Was driving and all of a sudden the air bag light and check engine light came on. now they wont go off. check engine light has been hooked up to computer but all it says is that there's an emissions leak but no one can find it. the air bag light wont go off. *tr
05/20/2012135000
 Was driving and all of a sudden the air bag light and check engine light came on. now they wont go off. check engine light has been hooked up to computer but all it says is that theres an emmissions leak but no one can find it. the air bag light wont go off.
05/20/2012135000
 Was driving and all of a sudden the air bag light and check engine light came on. now they wont go off. check engine light has been hooked up to computer but all it says is that theres an emmissions leak but no one can find it. the air bag light wont go off.
05/20/2012135000
 Was driving and all of a sudden the air bag light and check engine light came on. now they wont go off. check engine light has been hooked up to computer but all it says is that theres an emmissions leak but no one can find it. the air bag light wont go off.
05/20/2012135000
 Was driving and all of a sudden the air bag light and check engine light came on. now they wont go off. check engine light has been hooked up to computer but all it says is that theres an emmissions leak but no one can find it. the air bag light wont go off.
05/20/2012135000
 Was driving and all of a sudden the air bag light and check engine light came on. now they wont go off. check engine light has been hooked up to computer but all it says is that theres an emmissions leak but no one can find it. the air bag light wont go off.
07/11/2012224000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. while parked, the contact noticed a leak around the radiator and determined that the radiator was cracked. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. the mechanic advised the contact that the ignition needed to be cleaned and the radiator would need to be replaced. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 224,000 and the current mileage was 300,000. kmj
07/11/2012224000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. while parked, the contact noticed a leak around the radiator and determined that the radiator was cracked. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. the mechanic advised the contact that the ignition needed to be cleaned and the radiator would need to be replaced. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 224,000 and the current mileage was 300,000. kmj
07/11/2012224000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. while parked, the contact noticed a leak around the radiator and determined that the radiator was cracked. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. the mechanic advised the contact that the ignition needed to be cleaned and the radiator would need to be replaced. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 224,000 and the current mileage was 300,000. kmj
07/11/2012224000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. while parked the contact stated there was a leakage around the radiator and noticed it was cracked. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for a diagnostic testing. the mechanic stated the ignition needed to be cleaned and the radiator needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 224,000 and the current mileage was 300,000. dr
08/04/201298000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee laredo. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph the vehicle stalled. the vehicle was taken to a dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure. the failure recurred several times. the failure and current mileage was 98,000. pmb
08/04/201298000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee laredo. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph the vehicle stalled. the vehicle was taken to a dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure. the failure recurred several times. the failure and current mileage was 98,000. pmb
08/04/201298000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee laredo. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph the vehicle stalled. the vehicle was taken to a dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure. the failure recurred several times. the failure and current mileage was 98,000. pmb
08/04/201298000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee laredo. the contact stated while driving 55 mph the vehicle stalled. the vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the failure could not be replicated and therefore no repair was made. the failure had recurred several times. the failure and current mileages 98,000. dt
06/23/2012108000
 We were driving jeep on highway and all was normal. we stopped for fuel and when we started the car it idled very rough and started smoking. shut car off and upon inspection the rocker arm had been pushed through the valve cover. appears to be damage to valve but do not know extent of damage yet. engine had approx. 108000 miles on it
06/23/2012108000
 We were driving jeep on highway and all was normal. we stopped for fuel and when we started the car it idled very rough and started smoking. shut car off and upon inspection the rocker arm had been pushed through the valve cover. appears to be damage to valve but do not know extent of damage yet. engine had approx. 108000 miles on it
06/23/2012108000
 We were driving jeep on highway and all was normal. we stopped for fuel and when we started the car it idled very rough and started smoking. shut car off and upon inspection the rocker arm had been pushed through the valve cover. appears to be damage to valve but do not know extent of damage yet. engine had approx. 108000 miles on it
06/23/2012108000
 We were driving jeep on highway and all was normal. we stopped for fuel and when we started the car it idled very rough and started smoking. shut car off and upon inspection the rocker arm had been pushed through the valve cover. appears to be damage to valve but do not know extent of damage yet. engine had approx. 108000 miles on it
06/23/2012108000
 We were driving jeep on highway and all was normal. we stopped for fuel and when we started the car it idled very rough and started smoking. shut car off and upon inspection the rocker arm had been pushed through the valve cover. appears to be damage to valve but do not know extent of damage yet. engine had approx. 108000 miles on it
06/23/2012108000
 We were driving jeep on highway and all was normal. we stopped for fuel and when we started the car it idled very rough and started smoking. shut car off and upon inspection the rocker arm had been pushed through the valve cover. appears to be damage to valve but do not know extent of damage yet. engine had approx. 108000 miles on it
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
08/03/20121600001
 My ac system is faulty. hot and cold air blows at the same time. windows constantly fog up and i can't see. getting blend door codes on the climate control reader. *tr
08/25/20121800001
 I was driving on university approaching the stop light on 66th st in lubbock tx, as slowing down from approximately 35 mph, i heard an overwhelming loud bang come from the front of the jeep, it shook the entire vehicle it felt like i had hit someones car. i was getting leaving lubbock headed home to plainview. me and my daughter stopped at walmart where i left my vehicle idling for no more than three to ten minutes max. i came out from walmart and smoke was coming from my car. antifreeze was spilt out everywhere and the person parked next me that my car had overheated and to let it cool down before driving it again. i came back to lubbock yesterday with my daughter and i almost stalled on the highway but was able to make into the walmart parking lot. a friend pointed out the radiator fan was all busted up. the jeep will not start and is in the parking lot at the walmart on ave. q in lubbock. trying to figure out why it will not start up i believe it could be the radiator relay. *tr
08/25/20121800001
 I was driving on university approaching the stop light on 66th st in lubbock tx, as slowing down from approximately 35 mph, i heard an overwhelming loud bang come from the front of the jeep, it shook the entire vehicle it felt like i had hit someones car. i was getting leaving lubbock headed home to plainview. me and my daughter stopped at walmart where i left my vehicle idling for no more than three to ten minutes max. i came out from walmart and smoke was coming from my car. antifreeze was spilt out everywhere and the person parked next me that my car had overheated and to let it cool down before driving it again. i came back to lubbock yesterday with my daughter and i almost stalled on the highway but was able to make into the walmart parking lot. a friend pointed out the radiator fan was all busted up. the jeep will not start and is in the parking lot at the walmart on ave. q in lubbock. trying to figure out why it will not start up i believe it could be the radiator relay. *tr
08/25/20121800001
 I was driving on university approaching the stop light on 66th st in lubbock tx, as slowing down from approximately 35 mph, i heard an overwhelming loud bang come from the front of the jeep, it shook the entire vehicle it felt like i had hit someones car. i was getting leaving lubbock headed home to plainview. me and my daughter stopped at walmart where i left my vehicle idling for no more than three to ten minutes max. i came out from walmart and smoke was coming from my car. antifreeze was spilt out everywhere and the person parked next me that my car had overheated and to let it cool down before driving it again. i came back to lubbock yesterday with my daughter and i almost stalled on the highway but was able to make into the walmart parking lot. a friend pointed out the radiator fan was all busted up. the jeep will not start and is in the parking lot at the walmart on ave. q in lubbock. trying to figure out why it will not start up i believe it could be the radiator relay. *tr
03/01/2012175100
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that the vehicle would stall as soon as it was started. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they advised him that they were unable to diagnose the failure but replaced the fuel pump. the failure recurred on an intermittent basis. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was approximately 175,100. the vin was unavailable.
03/01/2012175100
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that the vehicle would stall as soon as it was started. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they advised him that they were unable to diagnose the failure but replaced the fuel pump. the failure recurred on an intermittent basis. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was approximately 175,100. the vin was unavailable.
03/01/2012175100
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that the vehicle would stall as soon as it was started. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they advised him that they were unable to diagnose the failure but replaced the fuel pump. the failure recurred on an intermittent basis. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was approximately 175,100. the vin was unavailable. kmj
03/01/2012175100
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that the vehicle would stall as soon as it was started. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they advised him that they were unable to diagnose the failure but replaced the fuel pump. the failure recurred on an intermittent basis. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was approximately 175,100. the vin was unavailable. kmj
10/28/2011
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated the fan relay module failed on the vehicle. when the part failed it caused the fan for the radiator stop working and the vehicle would over heat. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who confirmed the fan relay module failed and it was defective. the contact stated the failure was a manufacturers defect. the current mileage on the vehicle was 129,682. rvk
10/28/2011
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated the fan relay module failed on the vehicle. when the part failed it caused the fan for the radiator stop working and the vehicle would over heat. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who confirmed the fan relay module failed and it was defective. the contact stated the failure was a manufacturers defect. the current mileage on the vehicle was 129,682. rvk
10/28/2011
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated the fan relay module failed on the vehicle. when the part failed it caused the fan for the radiator stop working and the vehicle would over heat. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who confirmed the fan relay module failed and it was defective. the contact stated the failure was a manufacturers defect. the current mileage on the vehicle was 129,682. rvk
10/28/2011
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated the fan relay module failed on the vehicle. when the part fails is causes the fan for the radiator stop and the vehicle will over heat. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and it was confirmed the fan relay module had failed. the dealer confirmed the relay is defective. the contact feels this is a manufacturers defect. the current mileage on the vehicle was 129,682.rl
08/30/2011135000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph or while idling, the check engine light would illuminate and the engine would overheat. the vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop and the engine cooling fan was repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number: 06v199000 (engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan). the failure mileage was 135,000.
08/30/2011135000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph or while idling, the check engine light would illuminate and the engine would overheat. the vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop and the engine cooling fan was repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number: 06v199000 (engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan). the failure mileage was 135,000. kmj
08/30/2011135000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph or while idling, the check engine light would illuminate and the engine would overheat. the vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop and the engine cooling fan was repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number: 06v199000 (engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan). the failure mileage was 135,000. kmj
08/30/2011135000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph or while idling, the check engine light would begin to illuminate and the engine would begin to overheat. the vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop and the engine cooling fan was repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 06v199000 (engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan). the failure mileage was 135,000. sm.
05/18/2009810001
 I own a 2002 jeep cherokee 4x4 quad drive ,i recently broke down had to be towed. the problem was cooling fan. due to the relay switch. this is just one of many electrical problems i have with this jeep the door lock motors failed the windows failed on both driver and passenger side doors the bk hatch failed. the cost for the relay pkg was 347.59 i have yet to replace passengerside window operator and driverside door locks as they are both well over 300.00 each. this seems to be a defect as i have heard the same complaints from people that own 2002 jeep cherokees. *tr
07/23/200895000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. while driving approximately 5 mph, part of the radiator fan fell off of the vehicle. on another occasion the remainder of the fan fell off of the vehicle. both failures occurred approximately one week ago without warning. there was a very loud popping sound and she observed that a piece of the plastic fan was on the ground. the dealer also confirmed that the vin is a part of a recall. the current and failure mileages were 95,000. the vin was unavailable.
10/31/2007700001
 Failure of heater to deliver warmed air to the passenger side (this model has a dual heat control). in investigating this problem, it became clear that this is a very frequent issue with this model, often occurring at 50-70000 miles,filling many chat room threads, and even leading to an independently manufactured fix. (the heater treater--easily found by google or ebay). the problem apparently is due to cheap plastic blend door mechanisms which often break and require total dashboard removal to fix (~$1100-1500). if you want to see just one thread to judge the frequency of this problem,go to: www.topix.com/forum/autos/jeep-grand-cherokee/tserat48371icob68/p8. *tr
03/13/2008105/15/2007
 Intake manifold crack feeding cylinder #1. *tr
01/01/20032112/01/2002
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. since the day the vehicle was purchased, the contact feels a vibration when driving 30-45 mph. the failure occurs when the brakes are applied. the dealer stated that the brakes were 50% worn. the manufacturer stated that nothing could be done. the vehicle has yet to be repaired. the failure mileage was 2 and current mileage was 20,000. updated 01-15-08. *kb the dealer stated installed intake debre shield. updated 01/15/08 *tr
10/09/200765000109/01/2005
 When i tried to start my 2002 jeep grand cherokee, there was a loud bang and the smell of something that had burned. the next day i had the vehicle towed to the dealer. i was told that the intake manifold blew off and the parts are on backorder. it has now been over a month and i was told it will be another month before parts will be received. the dealer told me they had never seen an incident of the type i experienced. i have contacted chrysler three times and have been told on each occasion that they will not financially participate in the repair. *tr
03/20/2007109/15/2005
 1)unknown, purchased as pre-owned 2)vehicle won't start right away, turn key to start then wait approx 10 seconds and try again, typically will then start, all other electrical parts would come on. on two occasions vehicle was towed because it would not start at all. entire electrical system went haywire, no gauges, power windows and locks did not work. heat/ac blower randomly works. 3)computer was replaced, starter was replaced, ignition switch was replaced. problem still exists, but much more infrequently. was advised by phil long jeep repair that there is no part available to repair blower on heat/ac unit. windows fog and freeze, no visibility. this has been an ongoing problem for many months. complete failure occurred sometime in march 2007. *tr
12/16/200649000104/06/2002
 Tl*- the contact is not happy with the service that he received from the chrysler corporation. the contact has received a recall notice on his 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the notice said that he had to contact the aaa to have the vehicle towed to dealership. the contacted stated that dealership will not reimburse him for the vehicle being towed. the recall is for the electrical radiator fan. the dealership gave tentative date of 12/19/06 by 5:00 pm.
09/09/2006567191
 2002 grand cherokee overheated and had to be towed to mechanic. fan blade separated from the fan, which put a hole in the radiator. *ts the failure occurred on august 24, 2006. the consumer feels that the failure stems from a recall that was issued on august 30, 2006 by daimler chrysler. the dealer that serviced the vehicle indicated that the vehicle would not be covered under the recall because the failure occurred prior to the recall being received. after repaired the vehicle overheated again. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who determined that the fan relay switch had to be replaced as well as the thermostat. while repairing that problem the technician found out that the vehicle had a blown head gasket. the dealer didn't have the parts available to replace it. the head gasket was replaced under warranty. the transmission cable broke while the dealer was test driving the vehicle. the consumer request reimbursement for all repairs. *nm
05/01/200640000112/30/2004
 2002 laredo engine light and service light illuminated. *ts when the consumers vehicle was returned to him, the engine light was still on and other problems had surfaced. the consumer believed the dealership didn't do anything to the vehicle but create more problems. *jb the vehicle used excessive amounts of antifreeze. the transmission malfunctioned. the four wheel drive could not be used. the check engine light and coolant light remained illuminated at all times. the head gasket blew. while the consumer's foot was on the brake pedal the vehicle would accelerate suddenly. the ses light has been illuminated since the vehicle was purchased. *nm
10/14/200525000603/05/2003
 This is my 4th jeep. here is a little background on this issue. i purchased a 2002 jeep grand cherokee, the overland edition. the dealership pushed buying a used certified jeep vehicle! they mentioned the extended warranty that would take care of any issues that the jeep had during the last years of my ownership. i went in the dealership looking to purchase a new vehicle but they told me all the added benefits / value from buying from the used jeep facility! the warranty: as mentioned i purchased the warranty sold by jeep at the local dealership. the service agreement that was sold by the dealership went bankrupt! gary miller chrysler jeep isuzu located in erie, pa sold this to me. my 1st issue was when i decided to take the vehicle in because of a vibration while driving. i was made aware that the company was bankrupt when tying to call and find out what information will be needed when i go to the local jeep dealership in kansas city. furthermore i mentioned to the jeep dealership that pushed the contract that i am wiling to purchase the best contract to make sure i do not have an issue with my new vehicle in the future. the constant issues: i have now taken in my jeep for 6 visits! i have only included some of the payments (see the additional paperwork) but you can see a trend here. this jeep had been nothing but a problem since i purchased the vehicle! i am now stuck replacing the steering pump for the 2nd time! i have to pay for the replacement and live without a vehicle. i am out several thousand dollars and still have to take this vehicle (that jeep pushed on me) to the service shop about every 6 months. i just started driving my vehicle from the last service repair (i am getting very familiar to the local jeep dealerships) and still the item is not fixed and my jeep is leaking oil all over our company driveway. this vehicle is a lemon and the company that made the vehicle sold me a bankrupt contract. *nm
09/16/200576400109/11/2003
 I was driving on interstate 68 in maryland when engine failed. douglas motors a member of the chrysler group informs me the engine failed due to sludge. engine oil has been changed every 3000 to 5000 miles with 5w 30. chrysler offers no help except i should of taken the extends warranty. *jb
11/02/2002910/26/2001
 Concern regarding safety of brakes, shake very noticeably when brakes applied. replaced front rotors and calipers. *bf there was continuing unresolved brake problems. the steering would also shake when the brakes were applied, the shaking and pulsation problem worsened, the cd changer had an internal fault, there was a fault in the transmission governor pressure sensor, the transmission leaked from the t casse adapter seals, the front pcv valve leaked at the front grommet on the valve cover, the front body seal was loose, there was a whine when the vehicle was driven up hill and upon acceleration, and the front rotors were out of round. *sc *tc
08/28/200475835104/25/2002
 The radiator electric cooling fan suffered a catastrophic failure. the fan blew apart with a loud bang as car was placed into drive to leave a parking lot. the owner thought he had hit something and checked the exterior of car. the disintegration of the fan blade blew a hole through the radiator fan shroud which was probably the loud bang. this caused coolant to overheat and air conditioner to stop functioning when car was stationary. this was not noticed on highway where most driving is done and car was driven on a 700 mile trip before failure was detected. if hood had been open at time of this failure an injury could have occurred to individual in vicinity of shroud. the owner replaced both fan and shroud as dealer was too busy the day failure was discovered. no other engine damage has been noticed. the jeep 5 star dealer showed no interest in this failure. a member of a golfing fore some told me that the same thing happened on his 2001 jeep grand cherokee a month later at approximately the same mileage. his cooling fan disintegration punctured a hole in his radiator. my parts were thrown out with trash but digital photographs of damage are available. *jb
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM
12/21/2010125000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. while driving approximately 45 mph the vehicle over heated. the contact pulled over to the side of the road and noticed the antifreeze was boiling out of the over flow. the contact let the vehicle cool off and added anti freeze. the vehicle was taken to an auto repair shop. the technician stated the radiator fan needed to be replaced. the contact was aware of a recall for that problem and was informed by the manufacturer his vin was not included (nhtsa campaign id number: 06v199000 engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan). the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 125,000 . ds
12/21/2010125000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. while driving approximately 45 mph the vehicle over heated. the contact pulled over to the side of the road and noticed the antifreeze was boiling out of the over flow. the contact let the vehicle cool off and added anti freeze. the vehicle was taken to an auto repair shop. the technician stated the radiator fan needed to be replaced. the contact was aware of a recall for that problem and was informed by the manufacturer his vin was not included (nhtsa campaign id number: 06v199000 engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan). the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 125,000 . ds
12/21/2010125000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. while driving approximately 45 mph the vehicle over heated. the contact pulled over to the side of the road and noticed the antifreeze was boiling out of the over flow. the contact let the vehicle cool off and added anti freeze. the vehicle was taken to an auto repair shop. the technician stated the radiator fan needed to be replaced. the contact was aware of a recall for that problem and was informed by the manufacturer his vin was not included (nhtsa campaign id number: 06v199000 engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan). the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 125,000 . ds
10/12/201084162
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. while driving approximately 35 mph, the contact smelled a strong burning odor. there was a loud noise inside and outside of the vehicle. the vehicle was driven to the side of the road and the engine was turned off. the contact observed that the engine overheated. the vehicle resumed with caution to the dealer and they informed that there was a recall related to the failure under nhtsa campaign id number 06v199000 (engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan). the vin was not included in the recall. the technician recommended that the vehicle not be driven. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 84,162. js
10/12/201084162
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. while driving approximately 35 mph, the contact smelled a strong burning odor. there was a loud noise inside and outside of the vehicle. the vehicle was driven to the side of the road and the engine was turned off. the contact observed that the engine overheated. the vehicle resumed with caution to the dealer and they informed that there was a recall related to the failure under nhtsa campaign id number 06v199000 (engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan). the vin was not included in the recall. the technician recommended that the vehicle not be driven. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 84,162. js
10/12/201084162
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. while driving approximately 35 mph, the contact smelled a strong burning odor. there was a loud noise inside and outside of the vehicle. the vehicle was driven to the side of the road and the engine was turned off. the contact observed that the engine overheated. the vehicle resumed with caution to the dealer and they informed that there was a recall related to the failure under nhtsa campaign id number 06v199000 (engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan). the vin was not included in the recall. the technician recommended that the vehicle not be driven. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 84,162. js
10/12/201084162
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. while driving approximately 35 mph, the contact smelled a strong burning odor. there was a loud noise inside and outside of the vehicle. the vehicle was driven to the side of the road and the engine was turned off. the contact observed that the engine overheated. the vehicle resumed with caution to the dealer and they informed that there was a recall related to the failure under nhtsa campaign id number 06v199000 (engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan). the vin was not included in the recall. the technician recommended that the vehicle not be driven. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 84,162. js
06/16/201075000
 Tl. the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated upon starting the vehicle the vehicle began smoking inside and from the engine and spitting out hot liquid from the radiator. the contact notice the radiator bust and that's what caused the smoke. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic to have the cooling system replaced. after having the cooling system replaced the contact came across a recall for the engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan (06v199000) but due to the vin number the vehicle did not fall into the recall. the contact stated the manufacturer will not cover the cost of any repairs. the contact stated some one could have been seriously injured due to the liquid spitting out. the failure mileage as 75,000. jo
06/16/201075000
 Tl. the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated upon starting the vehicle the vehicle began smoking inside and from the engine and spitting out hot liquid from the radiator. the contact notice the radiator bust and that's what caused the smoke. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic to have the cooling system replaced. after having the cooling system replaced the contact came across a recall for the engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan (06v199000) but due to the vin number the vehicle did not fall into the recall. the contact stated the manufacturer will not cover the cost of any repairs. the contact stated some one could have been seriously injured due to the liquid spitting out. the failure mileage as 75,000. jo
06/16/201075000
 Tl. the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated upon starting the vehicle the vehicle began smoking inside and from the engine and spitting out hot liquid from the radiator. the contact notice the radiator bust and that's what caused the smoke. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic to have the cooling system replaced. after having the cooling system replaced the contact came across a recall for the engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan (06v199000) but due to the vin number the vehicle did not fall into the recall. the contact stated the manufacturer will not cover the cost of any repairs. the contact stated some one could have been seriously injured due to the liquid spitting out. the failure mileage as 75,000. jo
06/16/201075000
 Tl. the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated upon starting the vehicle the vehicle began smoking inside and from the engine and spitting out hot liquid from the radiator. the contact notice the radiator bust and that's what caused the smoke. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic to have the cooling system replaced. after having the cooling system replaced the contact came across a recall for the engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan (06v199000) but due to the vin number the vehicle did not fall into the recall. the contact stated the manufacturer will not cover the cost of any repairs. the contact stated some one could have been seriously injured due to the liquid spitting out. the failure mileage as 75,000. jo
03/15/201087725
 1. i had my jeep 2002 grand cherokee repaired then a few hours later it broke down again. when i stopped and turned it off the engine continued making noise, the coolant ran out the bottom of the vehicle and the car was hot and smelled bad. 2. i called lithia in concord, it was the radiator cooling fan and it was inoperable. they estimated the repair at $1400. i had just paid $1400 to have this car repaired, i bought the car and a warranty from lithia in december. the warranty and lithia and chrysler-daimler would not help with the repair. i finally had it towed elsewhere. 3. i am now trying to get it repaired but the radiator cooling fan is not available. it's completely out of stock and on back order from jeep. they can't make them fast enough to replace the broken ones, and this part costs over $900. however, it is not a recall item.
05/21/20091054991
 I have a 2002 jeep grand cherokee w/ 105,000 miles. i have been mysteriously losing coolant for about the last 5,000 miles and now my oil pressure is going to 0 when at idle. after checking on this online i find that this is not an isolated incident.this is an ongoing problem for many jeep owners and some kind of recall or factory repair should be forced asap. this problem will inevitably lead to an engine replacement.this vehicle has had numerous problems since i bought it (2nd owner) and did all the repairs myself but this repair is a major engine overhaul and significant expense. it is a shame to have this many problems with this vehicle by so many people and being blown off by the manufacturer. this jeep has been otherwise well maintained and in very good condition. any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. *tr
01/27/2009890001
 My 2002 jeep cherokee started blowing heat only on the drivers side and cold air on the passenger side. the windows were constantly fogging up making driving only possible by lowering the windows to reduce fogging. now, i have no heat and the mechanic says it is my blower doors and that this happens to alot of jeeps. we had to abandon the vehicle during a snow / freezing rain even last week and then couldn't drive it for the next several days due to freezing conditions. i have replaced the heater core due to fogging windows 2 years ago and the ac had to be charged constantly to stay cool. this is dangerous to drive and you freeze during cold times. i always have to make sure precip in not expected whenever we drive this vehicle during winter months. jeep owners need help with this...! now my passenger window wont go up either. *tr
10/14/2008929481
 My wife was on her way home from work when the vehicle suddenly overheated. the cooling fan blades had disintegrated, blown thought the top and bottom of the fan shroud and into the radiator causing loss of coolant. the fan shroud assembly, the radiator and the engine head gasket all had to be replaced due to overheating of the vehicle. *tr
10/28/2008792891
 The weather turned to snow and i needed the defrost/ heater. the passenger side only blows cold air. my visibility became so impaired i had to pull over and abandon the vehicle until the following day. i took it to my mechanic, the diagnosis is broken blend air door and recirculation door, estimate $1200.00. *tr
09/23/200827000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. on april 17, 2006, the vehicle was serviced for nhtsa campaign id number 06v199000 (engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan) regarding the electric motor driven cooling fan system. after the repair, the failure recurred three additional times. the vehicle normally overheats and shuts off. the most recent failure occurred on september 23, 2008. the vehicle will be taken to the dealer for a diagnosis. the failure mileage was 27,000 and current mileage was 35,358.
07/10/200894000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. while driving at an unknown speed, the seat frame spontaneously failed and allowed the seat to suddenly retract backwards. the failure increased the risk of a crash. the dealer stated that the entire seat frame needed to be replaced at the cost of over $400. he is in the process of having the seats repaired. secondly, the power windows worked intermittently. the dealer replaced the window regulators. thirdly, he noticed that fluid from the heater coil leaked into the front passenger side of the vehicle. the manufacturer would not assume any responsibility for the repair because the vehicle exceeded the warranty. the failure and current mileages were 94,000.
06/05/2008560001
 Driving along and low coolant light went on, then pulled over and revealed no coolant whatsoever. replaced the coolant every few days then finally after a couple weeks took it to the radiator shop and had to have the radiator replaced. *tr
07/18/2008755001
 Radiator cooling fan blades broke into several pieces while i was driving. not easily determined if the radiator was damaged. fan is inoperable which causes the engine to overheat unless vehicle is kept in motion. have not done a replacement yet. chrysler is refusing to even consider covering the repair unless i pay to have their tech diagnose the problem. chrysler will not commit to pay for any percentage of the repair until after i pay to have a tech diagnose the problem. *tr
06/24/20081150001
 Cooling fan motor bad in 2002 jeep grand cher. also cooling fan blades are cracked. called about a recall, but they said jeep did not fall within the correct vin # range. *tr
01/01/200842000108/15/2002
 The vehicle was running, in park position. a loud bang occurred as if someone had just hit my vehicle hard, but i felt nothing. i looked around the vehicle and did not see anything or anyone around that could have caused the loud bang. later, i noticed the vehicle was overheating and was losing coolant. a closer inspection indicated a broken radiator shroud and a shattered fan assembly.*cn
11/20/200791000607/28/2005
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact noticed that the heating and cooling system did not work. she called the local dealer and they instructed her to bring the vehicle in for inspection. while driving at an unknown speed to the dealer, she noticed freon rising from the instrument panel. as a result, other components of the engine and engine cooling system began to fail. the air conditioning and heater no longer worked. the dealer stated that not only had her blower motor and resister failed, but the heater core, evaporator core, actuator, and blend door (which no longer provided heat on the driver side of the vehicle) were corroded as well. the dealer further stated that the freon from the instrument panel originated from the evaporator core, indicating the presence of ethanol (toxic gas). the manufacturer has not offered any assistance and stated that the failures were due to lack of maintenance. currently, the estimated cost that the contact has spent on repairs is $2,000. the vehicle is at the dealer and has not been repaired. the failure mileage was 91,000 and current mileage was 91,350.
11/20/2007820001003/09/2006
 First there was the recall on the electric radiator fan, and now consequently the heater, or blower doesn't produce hot air. there has been multiple hundreds of these similar problems within the past year check this link to secure the validity of this argument http://www.topix.com/forum/autos/jeep-grand-cherokee/tserat48371icob68/p14. *tr
12/01/20053300030010/01/2004
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that the vehicle failed to blow warm air when the heater was activated. the dealer stated that the blend doors failed and did not make the repair. the current mileage was 62,000 and failure mileage was 33,000.
06/07/200748000111/28/2006
 F25 recall-radiator fan blade failure-subsequent damage to radiator beyond repair-replacement only-no help from recall center or local dealer-the consumer is expected to pay the bill for the recall failure damage to other parts of vehicle
11/21/200531610806/27/2002
 Dt*: the contact stated the vehicle overheated and leaked antifreeze. the dealership determined the fan, radiator, and harness were burned. these components were replaced, but the problem persisted. this has been occurring since the vehicle was purchased. *ak
12/24/200450000101/05/2004
 I had the exact same problem as below. had it repaired and the dealership says they repair 2 - 3 every week and they even gave me a copy of the service bulletin that jeep puts out to their mechanics. service manager says he has complained to jeep about recalling but they told him it was too expensive of a part and not a safety issue. 2002 grand cherokee limited has a known problem with the dual climate control system. a door in the system routinely breaks or strips as soon as the vehicle has passed the manufacturers warranty end date. one side(drivers) of the system works as advertised, however the passenger side will only blow extremely cold air. the cost to rectify this anomaly is around $800 at a jeep dealership. from reading several automotive repair forums on the internet, this problem is occurring in a very high number, probably percentage of vehicles. supposedly jeep is aware of the defective part used in the system and is not doing anything about it.*ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM - FAN
09/05/2006525488
 2002 jeep grand cherokee. consumer writes in regards to several expenses related to vehicle and requests reimbursement *tgw the consumer stated the front brakes which included rotors and a master cylinder, left rear seal axle, bearing, snap ring had to be replaced more than once on different occasions. also, the vehicle broke down on several occasions and smoke was emitting from the vehicle on one of those occasions. it was discovered the relay fan radiator fan needed to be replaced. the transduce pressure sensor, solenoid, transmission gov and gasket were replaced at a cost of $ 530.50. *jb
09/05/2006525488
 2002 jeep grand cherokee. consumer writes in regards to several expenses related to vehicle and requests reimbursement *tgw the consumer stated the front brakes which included rotors and a master cylinder, left rear seal axle, bearing, snap ring had to be replaced more than once on different occasions. also, the vehicle broke down on several occasions and smoke was emitting from the vehicle on one of those occasions. it was discovered the relay fan radiator fan needed to be replaced. the transduce pressure sensor, solenoid, transmission gov and gasket were replaced at a cost of $ 530.50. *jb
09/05/2006525488
 2002 jeep grand cherokee. consumer writes in regards to several expenses related to vehicle and requests reimbursement *tgw the consumer stated the front brakes which included rotors and a master cylinder, left rear seal axle, bearing, snap ring had to be replaced more than once on different occasions. also, the vehicle broke down on several occasions and smoke was emitting from the vehicle on one of those occasions. it was discovered the relay fan radiator fan needed to be replaced. the transduce pressure sensor, solenoid, transmission gov and gasket were replaced at a cost of $ 530.50. *jb
09/05/2006525488
 2002 jeep grand cherokee. consumer writes in regards to several expenses related to vehicle and requests reimbursement *tgw the consumer stated the front brakes which included rotors and a master cylinder, left rear seal axle, bearing, snap ring had to be replaced more than once on different occasions. also, the vehicle broke down on several occasions and smoke was emitting from the vehicle on one of those occasions. it was discovered the relay fan radiator fan needed to be replaced. the transduce pressure sensor, solenoid, transmission gov and gasket were replaced at a cost of $ 530.50. *jb
09/05/2006525488
 2002 jeep grand cherokee. consumer writes in regards to several expenses related to vehicle and requests reimbursement *tgw the consumer stated the front brakes which included rotors and a master cylinder, left rear seal axle, bearing, snap ring had to be replaced more than once on different occasions. also, the vehicle broke down on several occasions and smoke was emitting from the vehicle on one of those occasions. it was discovered the relay fan radiator fan needed to be replaced. the transduce pressure sensor, solenoid, transmission gov and gasket were replaced at a cost of $ 530.50. *jb
01/01/1901
 Consumer has an issue with the safety recall f25 for her jeep grand cherokee and reimbursement for the recall. *nj the consumer stated she was without her vehicle for 10 days to have the problem fixed. the consumer is seeking reimbursement under the recall. # 06v199000. *jb
07/02/20081006771
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact received a safety recall notice for nhtsa campaign id number 06v199000 (engine and engine cooling: cooling system:fan) and took the vehicle to the dealer for repair. she was informed that her vin was not included in the recall and paid $315 for the repair. the failure mileage was 100,677. updated 09/15/08 *bf the gearbox had seized. updated 09/18/08. *jb
01/01/19012
 2002 jeep grand cherokee recall for electric radiator fan. consumer states that he had these parts replaced before the recall was received. he also states they have been replaced again and the manufacturer stated the repair order the consumer submitted did not show the replacement of the parts involved in the recall. *kb the consumer stated the engine overheated and the repairs were necessary. *jb
06/20/200878000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that the vehicle vibrated for several seconds after it had been shut off. when the vehicle was restarted, he heard a loud explosion. the contact exited the vehicle, lifted the hood, and noticed that the fan was destroyed. pieces of the fan were lodged into the radiator. aaa towed the vehicle to his residence. on june 23, 2008, the manufacturer stated that they would repair the fan, but the contact would have to pay for the radiator repair. the failure and current mileages were 78,000.
11/27/2007100000401/26/2003
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. when the vehicle is idling for 10 minutes or more, the temperature gauge dial would move to the hot side. the contact turned off the vehicle for thirty minutes. the vehicle was not inspected by a dealer. the manufacturer stated that the vin was not included in nhtsa campaign id number 06v199000 (engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan). the failure mileage was 100,000 and current mileage is 105,411. updated 02/14/08. *lj
12/04/200789652111/14/2003
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact heard a loud noise when he started the vehicle. he exited the vehicle and noticed plastic pieces on the ground and water leaking from the radiator. the vehicle was driven to the dealer and they stated that there was a defect in the fan. the vin is not included in nhtsa campaign id number 06v199000 (engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan), although the vehicle is experiencing the same failure. the current and failure mileages were 89,652. updated 3/4/08 *cn
01/01/19011
 2002 jeep grand cherokee with recall for the radiator fan. consumer stated that he received the recall notice. mechanic told him there were no parts available after he had dropped the vehicle off and left the dealership. consumer called another dealership and they stated they had the parts. *kb
07/25/2007900004004/01/2002
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the vehicle was repaired for nhtsa campaign id number 06v199000 (engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan). after the recall was repaired, the temperature gauge began to increase towards the hot level. speed was not a factor because the failure occurred whenever the engine was running. the contact stated that the heat would not work and the check gauge warning indicator light illuminated. he placed anitfreeze into the radiator and the failure temporarily stopped. the radiator had to be refilled with antifreeze every four days. the vehicle was taken to the repair shop and they stated that the part that the hose connected to failed. the failure mileage was 90,000 and current mileage was 94,000. updated 01/09/08.*lj the consumer was unable to turn the heat on because anti-freeze would leak.
08/23/20071
 2002 jeep grand cherokee for the cooling fan. customer stated that the fan blew while on vacation and when the fan blew it also broke the radiator and the shroud. he says this happened because the dealer said they did not have the part. *kb the consumer stated he wants to be reimbursed for unexpected expenses due to the recall not being performed on the vehicle. *tr
08/19/200775000105/01/2002
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that the electric fan detached, shattered, punctured the radiator, and tore the insulation underneath the hood. the failure occurred while driving between 15-25 mph. the dealer stated that nothing could be done since the vehicle was out of warranty. the contact ordered all the parts himself and had the vehicle repaired at a different repair shop. the mechanic informed him of nhtsa recall number 06v199000 (engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan), however, the manufacturer stated that his vin was not included. the current and failure mileages were 75,000.
07/24/200794000103/01/2005
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. while driving approximately 20 mph, the contact heard what sounded like gunshots. he later discovered that the noise came from his own vehicle. he noticed that the needle on the temperature gauge was increasing. he pulled the vehicle over and it began to overheat. the contact lifted the hood and removed the radiator cap. as a result, scalding hot water poured out and cut his left eye and burned his right hand. a gentleman who was present at the scene provided the contact with water. he used the water to nurse his wounds. a nearby mechanic stated that the fan blade shattered into several pieces along with the guard above the fan (shroud). the mechanic informed the contact to call chrysler. the contact called stevens chrysler motors and was hung up on twice by the same person. his vehicle was towed to park motors and they reimbursed him for $900 worth of repairs. the contact plans to notify his attorney's general office and the better business bureau in regards to the poor service from stevens chrysler motors. the contact received a recall notice approximately two weeks ago regarding the fan. the contact has receipts and paperwork concerning the failure. the powertrain, purchase date, and recall number were unknown. the current and failure mileages were 94,000. updated 08/29/07*jb
07/03/200784000107/01/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. while driving 30 mph, the vehicle overheated and smoke appeared underneath the hood. the dealer stated that the radiator fan was defective. recall # 06v199000 (engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan) was found. the contact spoke with the dealer on july 3, 2007 and they stated that they did not have the part. as of july 17, 2007, the vehicle has not been repaired. the current and failure mileages were 84,000.
07/11/2007121000109/04/2003
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact received recall notice # 06v199000 (engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan). on july 11, 2007, the electric radiator fan blade fractured and separated on his vehicle. the failure damaged the radiator, caused the engine to overheat, and caused the head gasket and headers to fail. the dealer stated that they will only repair the fan blade under the safety recall, even though the contact believes this led to the other failures. the current and failure mileages were 121,000.
02/01/2007101/01/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that the plastic fan blades of the electric radiator fan were overheating. he took the vehicle in to be serviced prior to receiving a recall notice and the recall repair was not performed. he spoke with the dealer who stated that the recall work was already done. however, the contact does not believe that because the manufacturer will not offer reimbursement. the recall # was unknown. the current mileage is 90,000 and the failure mileage was unknown. the consumer stated she tried to obtain a copy of the receipt for reimbursement, but was informed after sending over the receipt to daimler chrysler that the receipt provided was not enough. the consumer then tried to obtain more information for drivetime but to no avail. the consumer wants to be reimbursed for the recall repair performed on the vehicle. updated 08/02/07 *tr
07/21/20061
 2002 jeep grand cherokee safety recall f-25- electric radiator fan customer states that the radiator fan motor locked up caused the fan blade went through the radiator causing the radiator to leak antifreeze customer wants reimbursement**cc a recall had been issued for the problem the consumer had already experienced. the consumer submitted the receipt to the manufacturer. the manufacturer wrote the consumer back and stated the repair bill she submitted did show of the replacement parts that were involved in the recall. *jb
11/11/20041
 I received safety recall f25-electric radiator fan, back in november of 2006. i called the dealership to schedule repair and was told that there was a national backorder on the part. i was informed that i would be contacted, once the part was received. i have made several calls to the dealership, to try and schedule the repair and have not gotten an appointment as of yet. *jb
03/26/20071150001
 Tl* - the contact owns a 2002 chrysler jeep grand cherokee. the vehicle was overheating and the fan was vibrating. the failure mileage was 115,000. the contact had the fan assembly replaced, and approximately one month later he received a recall for the fan assembly. the contact mailed the receipts to daimlerchrysler. the manufacturer denied reimbursement because they believed that the fan blades did not need to be replaced. the contact has the repair invoice. the current and failure mileage were 115000. ak the consumer stated the jeep has ran perfect since the repair but daimler chrysler refuses to honor their recall notice. updated 08/13/07 *tr
06/14/20061
 Customer has concern about recall f-25- electric radiator fan**nar**cc the vehicle's fan broke. *nm
06/10/200630000207/11/2003
 Safety recall f25-electric radiator fan. *nm
02/03/2007108/19/2002
 I received a recall for my jeep grcher laredo-vin 1j4gx58s82c29xxxx to replace the plastic fan belt. the dealer tamiami chrysler jeep miami fl, claimed they did not have the part in stock. after three call over a two month period, no response form the deal to fix. in the meantime the fan belt fractured and separated and damaged the radiator. we took the car to the dealer and they fixed the problem, but charged us $387.34. *nm
12/23/200633000207/21/2006
 Tl* - while driving at 10 mph the blade from the cooling fan popped off and penetrated the radiator. the mileage at the time of failure was 33000. the contact was concerned because she felt that vehicle should be covered under nhtsa recall 06v199000. *ak
10/25/2006105/22/2002
 Unable to remedy safety recall f25 - electric radiator fan. *nm
11/08/2006460001
 Dt*: the contact stated a nhtsa recall letter #f25 for the engine and engine cooling: cooling system: fan, was received two months after the electric fan blade module was replaced. the manufacturer refused to reimburse the contact due to the module being replaced and not just the fan blades. updated 1/19/2007 - the vehicle had been overheating as a result of the failure. *nm
06/23/200658169108/01/2002
 My wife & i own a 2002 jeep grand cherokee that we purchased new. we had overheating problems with the vehicle and took it to our chrysler dealership june 23, 2006 to have it repaired. the dealership determined that among other things, the cooling fan was not working properly and needed to be replaced. i had researched the problem and learned from your website that on june 6th,, 2006 chrysler group announced that it was recalling our jeeps cooling fan for potential separation of the fan blades (attachment). i told our repair advisor of the announced recall and despite having an unrelated problem with the fan i didn't want to pay to replace a part that chrysler was going to replace per the recall. he told me that because chrysler had not completed the administration of the recall i would have to cover the cost of repairs but would be reimbursed when the recall made it through the system. on august 30, chrysler completed the administration of the recall; i followed the instructions for reimbursement and was reached by a chrysler customer service representative by telephone. the representative stated that i was not going to be reimbursed for repairs because the recall notification occurred august 30 and i had replaced the recalled fan june 22nd for an unrelated problem. i stated that the recall was announced june 6th; i replaced the fan after that date; my statement fell on deaf ears. i believe chrysler is failing to live up to the recall; chrysler should reimburse me for the replacement of the cooling fan plus labor because i had replaced it at my expense more than two weeks after the recall was officially announced. i should not be castigated because chrysler took greater than two months to administer the recall. please contact me with what you feel is the proper remedy. *jb
10/16/2006870001
 Dt*: the contact stated a nhtsa recall letter # 06v199000 regarding the engine and engine cooling: cooling system: fan was received after the fan blades fractured and caused damage to the radiator and the engine, while driving 5 mph. an independent service dealer replaced the fan and repaired the radiator. then the vehicle was towed to the service dealer for repair to the engine. the manufacturer was notified.
01/01/19011
 Consumer complaint requesting reimbursement for electric radiator fan on 2002 grand cherokee. *ts the failure occurred while the vehicle was being driven 65 mph. the fan broke it caused damage to the radiator which caused the vehicle to overheat. *nm
04/06/2005354141
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving 35 mph, there was a loud clunking noise heard from the front end of the vehicle. this was followed by the temperature warning light illuminating, and the engine overheating. the vehicle was towed to a service dealer, who determined that the cooling fan had separated. the radiator fan, the shroud and the radiator were all replaced. there was a nhtsa recall # 06v199000, which pertains to the engine cooling fan. the vehicle was not included in the recall due to the vin.
06/02/2006770001
 Dt*: the contact stated the engine overheated and cracked the radiator due to the radiator fan having fractured into pieces. the service dealer was contacted for repairs. the contact heard of a recall for the same issue in a news report, but was informed by the service dealer and manufacturer that there was no such recall in effect. at a later date the manufacturer was notified of a nhtsa recall #06v199000; regarding engine and engine cooler, cooling system fan by the contact. the vehicle was not included in the recall due to the vin.
08/25/200644000108/15/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated while the vehicle was started with a child with down syndrome standing outside of the vehicle, the fan blades broke resulting in a loud pop. the blades dented the radiator and broke the shroud. the contact expressed concern regarding the safety of her child during this incident. in june 2006, the vehicle was taken to the dealer for a noise and it over-heated. the dealer could not determined the problem with the vehicle. the contact believes the incident was related to the recent failure.
08/26/200652000108/01/2004
 Dt*: the contact stated the vehicle's cooling system fan went out. the vehicle had the same symptoms as described under recall 06v199000. the vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer stated they will not reimburse the contact.
08/25/2006306/20/2005
 On 6/19/06 we took the jeep in to ancira jeep on 281 n. because of overheating and a rumbling noise. they checked it out and found nothing wrong with the fan or motor and paid $80.50. now on friday 8/25/96 we heard a loud pop sound and then the car started to overheat, stopped the car until it cooled down and checked the water levels in the radiator. on 8/26 had a mechanic look at it and found the that all the blades to the fan were broken off and had broken the radiator shield and dented the radiator. we can not drive the car if it is overheating and looking at all the complaints it is clear that this is a major recall issue that needs to be 1-800-853-1403 for close to 2 hours during my breaks and still have been unable to get some assistance. i do have a reference # and will keep trying later after i get out of work. please, please we need assistance, my son needs his car to drive to college and we his parents have to work. thank you for any assistance. *jb
08/23/200699566109/05/2002
 Large vibration in car was noted along with noises emanating from under the hood. i lifted the hood to find the radiator and shroud shaking violently and pieces of plastic was thrown from the fan at me!. it seems one of the blades broke off subsequently causing the fan to be out of balance and break apart destroying the shroud --blades also went into the radiator and damaged it as well. *jb
08/15/200629980103/10/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated while parked with the engine running a noise was observed under the hood. after inspecting the vehicle the plastic blades of the electric motor fan separated and penetrated the shroud and radiator. there was a recall #06v199000 pertaining to the engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan. the vehicle was not included in the recall due to the vin. the manufacturer was contacted.
08/24/200450000104/25/2002
 My jeep experienced the failure in the nhtsa campaign id 06v199000 prior to the recall. at the time, i contacted chrysler to see if this was warranted part. they advised me it was not and that i should have the car repaired on my own. in 6/06, i saw the announcement of the recall. i have contacted chrysler numerous times regarding the recall and been told that my vin # is not included in the recall and that they cannot help me. what recourse do i have to be reimbursed for my out of pocket expenses for a product failure that was recalled? *jb
08/13/200633000106/01/2002
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving 15 mph, there was a popping noise from under the hood. the steering wheel vibrated, which prompted the contact to take the vehicle to a private repair shop. the certified mechanic determined that the cooling fan had separated and destroyed the fan shroud. the pieces also damaged the radiator, causing a major coolant leak. the repair shop replaced the cooling fan, radiator, and the fan shroud. there was a pending nhtsa recall # 06v199000, pertaining to the cooling system fan. the recall was expected to begin during august 2006. updated 10/25/2006 - the manufacturer reimbursed the consumer for the cost of the repairs. *nm
08/08/2006431871
 I have a 2002 jeep grand cherokee that the fan blade came apart on and went through the radiator and i am told by two dealers that there is no recall out. the old parts were available to fix it. *nm
08/08/200663950104/01/2002
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving 15-20 mph on the highway the cooling fan separated ripping the shroud, cracking the radiator and causing other damage to the vehicle. there was an nhtsa recall, # 06v199000, regarding the engine and engine cooling: cooling system; fan. the vehicle was not included in the recall due to the vin.
08/02/200635800104/01/2006
 Dt*: the contact stated while driving 25 mph through a commercial area during very hot weather conditions the vehicle began to vibrate. the vibration occurred right before the cooling system caused the vehicle to run at high temperatures and over heat resulting in a blown engine cooling fan. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic shop where the mechanic determined that the failure was caused by the shroud and the plastic blade of the electric motor fan. the mechanic also indicated that the parts were defective. the was a recall # pertaining to the engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan. the manufacturer was called and determined the vehicle was not included in the recall due to the vin.
07/31/200662860103/01/2002
 Dt*: the contact stated that the vehicle overheated and a very loud bang was heard from the engine. the contact inspected under the hood and noticed the fan had exploded. there is an nhtsa recall, # 06v199000, regarding the engine and engine cooling: cooling system: fan. the vin was not included in the recall.
07/27/2006105000302/03/2002
 Dt*: the contact stated the plastic blades on the fan fractured and detached from the engine puncturing the radiator. there is a nhtsa campaign id # 06v199000 pertaining to the engine and engine cooling system; fan. the vehicle was not included in the recall due to the vin. there was also an unnecessary delayed in acceleration. there was a grinding noise and smoking coming from the brakes. the dealership determined the brakes were rubbing against the discs causing friction which caused the brakes to overheat. the caliper was also leaking. the brake calipers, brake shoes and pads were replaced.
07/05/2006784001
 2002 jeep grand cherokee 4.0 electric radiator cooling fan blades fractured and seperated from hub cracking radiator shroud.
07/16/2006920001
 Dt*: the contact stated that while backing out of a parking space at 3 mph, there was a loud bang noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. upon inspection of the the vehicle, the contact observed that the electric motor driven cooling fan had fractured into pieces. there is a nhtsa recall # 06v199000 pertaining to the fan. the vehicle was not included in the recall due to the vin. updated 10/04/06. *jb
10/15/200575500112/01/2004
 This is in relation to action # ea05-020 on the 2002 jeep grand cherokee. on the date listed below, the blades separated from the motor and the shrapnel punctured my radiator and my battery. the car was in motion so, the hood was closed and no one was injured. however, i had to spend about $800 in parts to repair the vehicle. *nm
07/10/200675000110/01/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated the electric cooling fan separated causing the fan shroud to be punctured. there is an nhtsa recall, # 06v199000, regarding the engine and engine cooling: cooling system: fan. the vin was not included in the recall. 08/01/06 updated. *tt
06/29/200652000104/13/2002
 1) vehicle at idle, after initial startup in the morning 2) electric fan broke into pieces and hit the main fan, shattering 3) airpark chrysler/jeep dealer completed the repair on july 1, 2006. *jb
06/22/200664000105/15/2002
 My jeep grand cherokee cooling fan blades came off of the cooling fan and struck the shroud causing it to break apart while i had the hood open checking the engine, luckily i was not injured by the flying debris. *jb
06/26/2006103/10/2006
 I own a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. it started to overheat, leak and smoke, coolant fan broke and tore right through the cover. i now need repairs totaling approximately $2600 due to the coolant fan malfunctioning. i thought i could get it repaired at the dealer for no cost since there was a coolant fan recall on this particular vehicle because i have the same year, make and model. i was told that even though there was a recall on the same suv that i have, my vin number was not included in the recall, therefore there is nothing that can be done for me. due to the coolant fan breaking, i need a new cylinder head, radiator, cooling fan motor and coolant fan realignment. i have to pay for all of this myself just because they did not include my vin number in the recall. *jb
06/09/200683193109/04/2003
 I was driving and felt a bump. i stopped and got out and looked under the vehicle, behind the vehicle and in front of the vehicle and a fellow motorist looked and saw a piece of black plastic in the street under and pointed to it. got back in the vehicle and drove to my destination and parked, came back and cranked it up and was pulling out, noticed what looked like smoke was coming from the vehicle and the temp gauge needle went into the danger zone. after noticing this i started heading to the dealership,but stopped to keep from during any further damage and called a wrecker. upon arrival at the dealership i informed them what happened. after they examined the vehicle, they informed me that the fan had broken and knocked a hole in radiator and broke the fan shroud. *jb
03/14/200655000108/15/2002
 I have a 2002 jeep grand cherokee 6 cylinder 4.0. yesterday my cooling fan blew up for no apparent reason, damaging radiator and area around cooling fan. this is an extremely dangerous problem since if the hood was up at the time the fan blew up, someone could have gotten maimed or killed. this is the same issue as reported on your january listing of problems. *jb
11/18/200257000107/11/2002
 11-18-05 driving my car on freeway, heard a pop sound, then loss of fluids. drove off nearest exit to nearby service center. plastic cooling fan broke apart sending pieces into the front of the radiator, cutting and splicing it. the entire casing/shroud of the fan was cracked on the bottom and top, as well as several blades of the fan broken out. chrysler refuses to cover the damage stating it is past the warranty time of 3 years or 36,000 miles!!! i now have tp spend $1200 to fix as well as rental car for 1 week while they were evaluating the situation. heeeellllp!! *jb
11/17/200557000407/01/2002
 Dt: the consumer stated that there was a nhtsa engineering analysis ea05020 concerning the engine and engine cooling fan. the consumer's vehicle manifested the same problems as indicated in this analysis. the fan of the motor exploded, resulting in extensive damage to the radiator. the vehicle was towed to a dealership, where it is currently being repaired for this problem. *ak (11/23/05) the steering was noisy and would grind on high idle, the vehicle would shake when braking due to the front disc pads wearing low and the front rotors and the pinion seal leaked. *sc
10/26/200577881104/30/2003
 Driving at approximate speed of 35 mph, i heard a loud boom (like something had hit the car), i stopped and checked and saw nothing. all gauges displayed normal ranges and i checked all fluids and visually looked around the engine area from the top. everything appeared normal, but six days later without further noise or warning signs the engine temp peaked max, while sitting in a parking lot. tested the engine as directed per the manual and no good. a tow was initiated to a repair shop the end result was the fan had broken into pieces and gone into the radiator and through to another section. total cost of repair was over $1500 and i am still have problems with leaking transmission fluid that is being addressed all related to the fan coming apart and flying into other engine parts. *nm
09/16/200565271104/18/2002
 I own a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. about a week ago while driving i heard a loud pop come from the engine. when i stopped to examine the problem, i saw a large leak coming from the bottom of my car. after looking under the hood, i saw that the plastic cooling fan in my engine had shattered and the pieces punctured my radiator. the shroud covering my cooling fan had also been shattered. i immediately took the jeep to my local chrysler dealer (whom i bought the car from). after looking at it they told me there was major damage caused by this incident. in addition to needing a new cooling fan, shroud and radiator, i also needed a new head gasket because the car had overheated. i believe there was a defect with the plastic fan which led to the damage to my car. i have contacted chrysler about this situation and they said there is nothing they will do. i would appreciate your prompt attention looking into this matter. thank you. *jb
08/17/200445654104/18/2002
 I was driving on sr 70 when i felt my jeep slugging then i looked at the gauge and noticed that it was all the way to the boiling point. then i pulled over to the side of the road because i wasn't sure what had happened. called my dad he came and looked at my jeep and found that the fan had busted we had been able to put enough water in it to get it to wal-mart where we came to the conclusion that it had a hole in the radiator. there was pieces everywhere from the shroud. the next day had it towed to firkins in bradenton it was out of warranty so i ended up paying $1131.45 for this to be fixed. now ever since this has been fixed my check engine light comes on for awhile then goes off. this happened with the fan on 8/17/04 now both power windows in the back are not working just the other day my son got out of the jeep shut the door and down came the window neither of the back windows work had it checked out and it will cost me 300.00 per window for the bearings what is going to happen next the front ones. i thought when i bought this brand i was getting a good value but turns out all i have had is a nightmare. *nm
09/04/200565700108/02/2002
 While i was driving vehicle on wednesday, august 31, slight vibration was noticed. while my wife was driving vehicle on friday, september 2, a loud pop was heard, sound similar to that of metal expanding when heated. the air conditioner quit working at this time. when i drove the car on sunday,september 4th, the vehicle overheated and upon raising the hood, saw that the fan was gone and pieces of the covering of the radiator were broken and missing. *nm
08/29/200531000107/08/2002
 While stopped in a parking space, check gauge light came on. vehicle temperature gauge was at 260 degree. i shut off engine and opened hood. the electric fan had shattered and put a hole through the fan shroud and the radiator. parts of the shattered fan were lodged in the serpentine belt pulleys. vehicle was towed to repair shop where mechanic said that the exact same thing happened one week before to an identical 2002 grand cherokee laredo. (same year and motor).my vehicle is now in a jeep dealership. i am awaiting determination as to whether or not repairs are covered under an extended warranty i purchased. upon returning home, i went on line to investigate and found out that the nhtsa was conducting an investigation based on other owners complaints that their electric cooling fans had shattered and punctured the fan shroud and radiator. vehicle was purchased new and is a 2002 jeep grand cherokee with 6 cylinder engine. *jb
08/22/2005105/01/2004
 Dt: the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee laredo. a piece of the fan broke off and went into the radiator, causing damage to the radiator. the fan and radiator had to be replaced. the mechanic told her a piece of the fan blades broke off, destroying the radiator. he said the fan must have stalled to have possibly caused this problem. this incident occurred on august 22, 2005. the contact was pulling out of a parking space at a low speed when this happened. *ak
08/10/200541000106/17/2002
 2002 grand cherokee jeep started making an unusual noise when first starting the car and when idling. mechanic said that the cooling fan needs to be replaced. as this car only has 41,000 miles on it, i am upset to have this problem. this is the third jeep that we have owned and have never incurred this problem. *nm
08/09/2005610001
 Fan blade broke and penetrated the protective shroud on my 2002 jeep grand cherokee 4.0 six cylinder. i have not taken it for repair. i am taking the car in 8/15/05. i did not notice any thing wrong until the vehicle over heated and i looked under the hood. *jb
06/30/2005102/01/2001
 Dt: the contact owned a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. on june 30, 2005 the electric fan on the engine came apart and shot through the radiator. cost about $900 for repairs. the mechanic said this was the third jeep he had repaired in the last couple of weeks for the same problem. the manufacturer was contacted and said that it was not covered under warranty.*ak *jb
07/23/200568390101/23/2003
 Under normal driving conditions, and the day after the vehicle had been serviced by an authorized jeep dealer, the fan blade broke apart damaging the radiator and shroud. the fan, radiator, and shroud all had to be replaced. the vehicle as 68,000 miles on it. *nm
06/16/200558510703/29/2002
 The cooling fan blade just broke while stopped at a light. it made the car thump i thought someone hit us but the fan blades broke the fan shrode and put dents all in the radiator and broke the fan guard. this vechile has had many of the same problems due to the electrical system. we lease the jeep and have put $$$ in it because they would not take it back as a lemon with in the 2 years. i still hear a beep coming from under the dash that jeep never found the problem or fixed it. i just had the fan relay changed because it went out. with in the first 2 years i had it in the shop for a variety of electrical problems i have all the paper work. i am afraid the jeep will catch on fire or cause an accident. i've also checked many other things that were issues with the jeep. leaking shocks and transmission pan and emissions is now leaking. the check engine light stays on and every time i get it checked it's a different problem. i'm out of my warranty now but there have been so many different things wrong. the dealer replaced 2 of 4 leaking shocks they left the transmission pan loose when they replaced a part in the transmission. this jeep is unsafe for the road it has lost power in the past while traveling so they replaced the battery twice with in a month.
04/20/200576000107/19/2003
 When i put my car in drive, there was a loud bang - sounded like the car was shot, so i pulled over. coolant was leaking out and there were pieces of black plastic all over the ground. when i lifted the hood, i found that only half my fan was attached. the other half apparently broke off and blew threw my radiator. i had to replace the fan, motor, radiator, the fan shroud and coolant. the garage said they had never seen anything like it. this was an expensive repair with no warning signs. the car is pampered and maintained well. *jb
08/28/200475835104/25/2002
 The radiator electric cooling fan suffered a catastrophic failure. the fan blew apart with a loud bang as car was placed into drive to leave a parking lot. the owner thought he had hit something and checked the exterior of car. the disintegration of the fan blade blew a hole through the radiator fan shroud which was probably the loud bang. this caused coolant to overheat and air conditioner to stop functioning when car was stationary. this was not noticed on highway where most driving is done and car was driven on a 700 mile trip before failure was detected. if hood had been open at time of this failure an injury could have occurred to individual in vicinity of shroud. the owner replaced both fan and shroud as dealer was too busy the day failure was discovered. no other engine damage has been noticed. the jeep 5 star dealer showed no interest in this failure. a member of a golfing fore some told me that the same thing happened on his 2001 jeep grand cherokee a month later at approximately the same mileage. his cooling fan disintegration punctured a hole in his radiator. my parts were thrown out with trash but digital photographs of damage are available. *jb
07/07/2004560001
 While driving at an undetermined speed vehicle stalled. this caused consumer to drift to the side of the road. mechanic determined that the radiator plastic fan failed. *ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM - RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
06/20/200878000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that the vehicle vibrated for several seconds after it had been shut off. when the vehicle was restarted, he heard a loud explosion. the contact exited the vehicle, lifted the hood, and noticed that the fan was destroyed. pieces of the fan were lodged into the radiator. aaa towed the vehicle to his residence. on june 23, 2008, the manufacturer stated that they would repair the fan, but the contact would have to pay for the radiator repair. the failure and current mileages were 78,000.
11/20/200591000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that the vehicle always swayed back and forth as if it were off balanced. while driving approximately 30 mph, she noticed that the engine warning light was illuminated on the instrument control panel. smoke appeared from the vehicle. she took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the radiator fan cracked and caused the failure. the belt, radiator fan, thermostat, and water pump were repaired at the cost of $1,000. the manufacturer informed her of nhtsa campaign id number 06v199000 (engine and engine cooling: cooling system: fan); however, the contact never received a recall notice. the manufacturer only covered the expense of the fan, which was $265. the engine warning light is still illuminated on the instrument control panel and the air conditioning system does not work. the failure mileage was 91,000.
02/28/2008107/14/2006
 On 2/28/08 i was at the bank about 1/4 of a mile from home and was on my way home there i heard aloud bang under my jeep. when i got home there was fluid coming out from the radiator area. my fiancee looked at it and the housing around the radiator is all broke, there is pieces of plastic stuck in the radiator and the fan is broken and at the bottom of the radiator there is a punctured hole in it. *tr
09/20/2005650002
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. on september 20, 2005 the radiator fan failed while driving 20 mph. the contact stated that the vehicle began to make loud noises when the the electric radiator fan fractured and separated into 50 pieces. she took the vehicle to a mechanic and had the radiator fan repaired. afterwards, the contact received safety recall # 06v199000 regarding engine and engine cooling:cooling system:fan, and would like to be reimbursed. the dealer stated that the vehicle hasda hole in the radiator, and her request was denied because the failure was previously repaired. the current mileage is 70,000, and failure mileage was 65,000. the radiator failed at both mileages.*ak
01/26/2007111/16/2005
 This is a complaint on the daimler chrysler dealership that i went to have the electric radiator fan replaced due to the safety recall f25. i made an appointment for 8:00 am at south bay chrysler jeep dodge on 20900 hawthorne blvd., torrance, ca 90503. based on the letter i received i knew service would take approx 1.5 hours. the service manager raymond told me it would be ready in 2 hours. i told him that i had a business appointment at 2:00 pm that i could not miss and i was reassured that my car would definitely be ready in time. when my vehicle wasn't ready at 12:00 pm, i called the dealership only to be treated very rudely by the service receptionist. i was told they hadn't even started working on my car and that raymond went to lunch and i would have to wait until he returned at 1:15 pm to get an update. i told her that was unacceptable, that it had already been 4 hours and i needed my car. she told me that i could come get my car because they hadn't started working on it yet, but without being serviced. i was okay with that. once i got to the dealership, i was told that my car was completely taken apart and undriveable. i was left stranded. a two hour job turned into a 9 hour job and it severely affected my time. i was not offered an apology, yet was treated very rudely for being a nuisance to them. *jb
05/10/2003112/01/2001
 While driving, the vehicle would not accelerate, then it stalled at 30 mph. the vehicle was towed to the dealer, where it was determined the vehicle overheated. the temperature indicator light had not come on. the mechanic stated the overheating was caused by the faulty radiator. the engine melted and now needed a new engine. the consumer felt this was related to the radiator repair in march 2003. *ak *scc *jb
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
12/27/200975000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee laredo. while driving 40 mph the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealership. prior to the failure the fan relay had to be replaced several different times. the current and failure mileages were 75000.
10/14/2008929481
 My wife was on her way home from work when the vehicle suddenly overheated. the cooling fan blades had disintegrated, blown thought the top and bottom of the fan shroud and into the radiator causing loss of coolant. the fan shroud assembly, the radiator and the engine head gasket all had to be replaced due to overheating of the vehicle. *tr
07/01/2008851101
 I have a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. it has 85,000 miles. it began losing coolant. the mechanic determined it was a head gasket. after taking the engine apart, it was discovered that a casting defect in the intake manifold caused the problem. there was a water jacket covered by casting material at manufacture. *tr
08/20/20061075321
 On sunday august 20 i noticed that my vehicle was shaking at certain speeds. on monday august 21 i took my vehicle to a mechanic who diagnosed that we needed new spark plugs. the spark plugs were replaced. on tuesday august 22 when i was leaving with my vehicle it was still shaking and the check engine light was on. the mechanic diagnosed the problem as a bad 02 sensor. on wednesday august 23 he called and told me that the o2 sensor was not the problem and that i needed to take it to the dealership. on thursday august 24 i took my vehicle into the dealership. they told us that they couldn't figure out what the problem was and that they were going to have to take the engine apart. they called me on friday august 25 and said that they were going to have to replace the camshaft and lifters because of carbon build up. when asked what caused the build up the mechanic said that he did not know. when asked if this was a common problem with jeeps the mechanic said yes. *nm
03/29/200694480101/08/2002
 Vehicle low coolant light came on, checked fluid level it was low. oil pressure dropped drastically. normally indicates ~40 psi while at operating temperature, it now indicates 10 psi at idle, in drive. at start up, when engine is hot, the oil pressure gauge will not move until the throttle is depressed. my local repair shop owner called a local jeep shop who informed him that the head was probably cracked, and that leaked coolant internally, causing the cam and or main bearings to wipe out, indicated by the oil pressure readings being low. according to the jeep service shop, this is a known defect with the 6 cylinder engine. i then took the vehicle to a chrysler 5 star service center. after explaining everything to the service manager, he said they would check it out but that he had heard of no such problem regarding this motor. the next day, he called to inform me that the motor did have a cracked head and that they would be replacing it under warranty. when i asked him about possible damage to the lower half of the motor he stated that there was no way of knowing that coolant leakage had caused the problem, that chrysler would not warranty replacement of the engine, and that 3-5lbs of oil pressure is acceptable at idle, 10psi being normal for this motor. i contacted chrysler corporate via email - response- they were sorry i was dissatisfied and that intermittent problems are difficult to diagnose... - follow up phone call yielded the exact same response. i am concerned that once the head assembly is replaced, both the dealer and chrysler will try to ignore the low oil pressure problem until the vehicle is beyond warranty coverage, absolving them of any responsibility to repair it further. this is also a major safety issue with this vehicle. should the engine fail, a serious multi vehicle accident may result from motorists passing thru the resulting oil slick, especially in a congested highway situation. it is my opinion that chrylser knows of this defect. *jb
02/01/2006204/01/2004
 2002 grand cherokee transmission slipped into second and third gear. *ts ***nar*** the problem was diagnosed as a transmission governor sensor. one year later, the coolant light illuminated even though the coolant was full, the oil pressure gauge went all the way too high and stayed there, the dealer stated it was a bad sending unit. the engine light illuminated, when the vehicle misfires, a popping sound comes through the radio whenever it is turned on. the transmission has started to slip again. *jb
09/16/200576046109/18/2003
 Dt consumer stated the engine failed on september 16, 2005, the oil pressure dropped to zero while on a hill, all types of noise came out of the engine. consumer stated they had the vehicle towed to a dealer, and dealer said there was sludge build up inside the motor. consumer a has used the proper oil as stated in the owners manual. consumer contacted the manufacturer, they said there was nothing they could do. they claimed it was not from changing the oil at chrysler. however, consumer stated they had records for the oil changes at their local mechanic. *ak
12/21/2003304/15/2002
 My wife & i were driving on i-95 south when my jeep grand cherokee's check engine light came on but before we could do anything it shifted from drive to 2nd gear and went from 60mph to around 25mph while we were still in the 3rd inside lane of a 3 lane hwy so we proceded to pull off the hwy and check out the truck and also let it sit for awhile and in doing so the lite went off so we proceded to get back on and go straight home but as we tried to get on the hwy it happened again but this time we went from drive to 1st gear and we almost got rearended by an 18 wheeler but he moved over at the last second, where we got on there was no break down lane so we had to go for about a mile and in the process we started to loose the brakes do to problems ariseing from the abs and also the engine was acting funny it started to shut off then it would speed up and it did it 3 or 4 times so when we got off we had the jeep flatbeded to greenwich jeep in greenwich,ct. soon as it's fixed i'm getting rid of it but i did want to note the problem with you! *ak
11/10/20034100307/29/2002
 While driving at 65 mph engine failed. as a result, power steering and brakes malfunctioned. *ak took vehicle to mechanic but they couldn't find anything wrong. two hundred miles later, the same thing, nothing was found. at 6133 miles it happened again. consumer took vehicle to another mechanic. three different mechanics and no one could find anything. problem still exist. *ph
06/23/20037500106/27/2002
 Factolry= lemon left the factory; minus headgaskets!!! possible firetrap!!!*ak
06/01/200210010005/01/2002
 A loud high pitched whirring noise is heard, whenever the engine is under load(eg. whenever step on gas, while vehicle traveling at (appx) 60 mph). jeep insists that there is nothing wrong, but a persistent noise of this type that is unable to be. *ts *nlm *dimsii ivoq entry posted after 12-12-02 cut over to artemis***762797
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE
01/01/20032000711/30/2001
 Purchased november 2001, had two recalls for fuel system within two months, dealer told me there was previous recall fixed before i purchased. engine safety warning light has come on and stayed on several days on seven (7) separate occasions. dealer claims not to worry cannot figure out why. plus seat heater went out and had to be replaced, interior heater stopped working except defrost. i believe they are all related and is why the engine safety warning light keeps coming on. also to note--vehicle sways back and forth over small bumps, like riding a small boat in rough water. *nlm
01/11/2002
 Engine check light comes on, and vehicle will lose all power. contacted dealer. they replaced many parts, but could not solve problem. problem kept reoccurring. *ak
05/01/2002
 Vehicle stalls intermittently at various speed. after it stalls, brakes applied, vehicle will roll back. vehicle was taken to dealer twice, stated manufacturer was aware of stalling problem.*ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE - BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
11/20/200591000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. the contact stated that the vehicle always swayed back and forth as if it were off balanced. while driving approximately 30 mph, she noticed that the engine warning light was illuminated on the instrument control panel. smoke appeared from the vehicle. she took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the radiator fan cracked and caused the failure. the belt, radiator fan, thermostat, and water pump were repaired at the cost of $1,000. the manufacturer informed her of nhtsa campaign id number 06v199000 (engine and engine cooling: cooling system: fan); however, the contact never received a recall notice. the manufacturer only covered the expense of the fan, which was $265. the engine warning light is still illuminated on the instrument control panel and the air conditioning system does not work. the failure mileage was 91,000.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL
10/15/200792870104/01/2002
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 jeep grand cherokee. while driving 35 mph, the engine warning light illuminated. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that there was a leak in the vent valve. the dealer replaced the vent valve and there were no further occurrences. the dealer and manufacturer stated that his vin was not included in nhtsa campaign id number 01v348000 (engine and engine cooling: exhaust system: emission control). the failure mileage was 92,870 and current mileage was 93,100.
08/14/200741880509/04/2001
 Five (5) oxygen sensor failures/replacements between 24,000 and 41,000 miles - at 24, 25, 39, 39, 41 thousand miles. dealer service department cannot find cause. manufacturer refers me back to dealer. last failed o2 sensor is available. *jb
06/16/200558510703/29/2002
 The cooling fan blade just broke while stopped at a light. it made the car thump i thought someone hit us but the fan blades broke the fan shrode and put dents all in the radiator and broke the fan guard. this vechile has had many of the same problems due to the electrical system. we lease the jeep and have put $$$ in it because they would not take it back as a lemon with in the 2 years. i still hear a beep coming from under the dash that jeep never found the problem or fixed it. i just had the fan relay changed because it went out. with in the first 2 years i had it in the shop for a variety of electrical problems i have all the paper work. i am afraid the jeep will catch on fire or cause an accident. i've also checked many other things that were issues with the jeep. leaking shocks and transmission pan and emissions is now leaking. the check engine light stays on and every time i get it checked it's a different problem. i'm out of my warranty now but there have been so many different things wrong. the dealer replaced 2 of 4 leaking shocks they left the transmission pan loose when they replaced a part in the transmission. this jeep is unsafe for the road it has lost power in the past while traveling so they replaced the battery twice with in a month.
09/03/2003570004
 Whenever the consumer attempted to fuel the vehicle fuel spilled onto the ground. there were recalls on the fuel filler neck and the canister assembly. the recalls have been repaired, but the problem still persists. dealer explained that they were obligated to make the repairs once, then consumer has to pay for any other repairs. *ak
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 Consumer received a recall notice however, dealership states it would take close to a month to obtain parts in order to perform recalls 01v348000 *tt
 Consumer received recall notice 01v348000 relating to the vapor canister vent hose and fuel filler nlet check valve. however, consumer is having scheduling problems with dealership due to parts that are not in stock. *tt
01/05/2002112/01/2001
 After recall 01v348000 concerning evaporative/canister was done on vehicle consumer could smell strong gas fumes. *ak *yd
 Received recall notice 02v032000/ manufacturer's recall 10. dealer checked vehicle, but told consumer did not have parts, and didn'tknow when parts will be in. *ak
 Consumer was sent a recall notice 01v348000 at beginning of the year. consumer has been to several dealerships and has not had vehicle serviced.*ak
02/08/2002
 Got recall notice. 01v348000/ manufacturer's recall a02. had recall done, but problem still exists. *ak
12/31/2001
 Manufacturer's recall ao2 concerning refuel vapor recurrng system/fuel filler inlet check valve inside of fuel. rancho jeep 8118 clarremont mesa blvd sandiego ca 92111 858 560 7100 contact bruce. no parts available for two nonths. *ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL - CATALYTIC CONVERTOR
06/16/200558510703/29/2002
 The cooling fan blade just broke while stopped at a light. it made the car thump i thought someone hit us but the fan blades broke the fan shrode and put dents all in the radiator and broke the fan guard. this vechile has had many of the same problems due to the electrical system. we lease the jeep and have put $$$ in it because they would not take it back as a lemon with in the 2 years. i still hear a beep coming from under the dash that jeep never found the problem or fixed it. i just had the fan relay changed because it went out. with in the first 2 years i had it in the shop for a variety of electrical problems i have all the paper work. i am afraid the jeep will catch on fire or cause an accident. i've also checked many other things that were issues with the jeep. leaking shocks and transmission pan and emissions is now leaking. the check engine light stays on and every time i get it checked it's a different problem. i'm out of my warranty now but there have been so many different things wrong. the dealer replaced 2 of 4 leaking shocks they left the transmission pan loose when they replaced a part in the transmission. this jeep is unsafe for the road it has lost power in the past while traveling so they replaced the battery twice with in a month.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL - GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)
01/01/20021
 Consumer received recall 01 v 374 000. consumer called to make an appointment . dealer stated that consumer could bring vehicle in on april 5th 2002. dealer told consumer in two weeks bring vehicle in. consumer was unable to contact dealer. *ak on may 31,2002 vehicle was repaired. *mj