2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Problems

by Andy Joseph

The 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the second model-year entry of the midsize sport utility vehicle (SUV). Customers need to watch out for a host of problems that have been reported with this vehicle.


The most problematic part of the 2000 Grand Cherokee concerns its engine. In this model year, the cooling fan relay, the fuel pump and the camshaft position sensor for the 4 L engine tend to occasionally fail. Problems with the latter two components prevent the engine from starting.

Other Problems

Other problems in the 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee include failure of the speed sensor in the automatic transmission-equipped SUVs and warping of the brake rotors. The blend-air door--a door in the duct system responsible for controlling temperature in the vehicle--also tends to go faulty.


As of September 2010, costs to repair the problems in the 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee range from $26 to $246 for parts and from $33 to $338 for labor.

About the Author

Based in the D.C. area, Andy Joseph works full-time as a data analyst and technical writer. He has been writing articles about technology, health, politics, music, culture and automobiles since 2007. His work has appeared in The Express, Congressional Report and Road & Track. He has a master's degree in journalism and technology management.

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