Last post on May 18, 2013 at 6:49 AM
You are in the Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee
What is this discussion about?
Jeep Cherokee, SUV
#142 of 154 Re: Hopefully -fingers crossed- [mike1214]
Oct 26, 2011 (4:51 pm)
I have had this exact problem with my 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo over the years. I can't tell you how many times I've had my brake pads & rotors changed...MUCH more often than normal.
This "campaign"...was it something you started, or is there a way for others with the same problem to go about getting Jeep to fix this issue? Can you give me some direction or who to contact? I looked everywhere and haven't found any official recall or anything.
#143 of 154 Re: Hopefully -fingers crossed- [ecsescilla]
Oct 26, 2011 (7:47 pm)
Hi Elizabeth, The campaign I mentioned is similar to a recall. Recalls usually notify the consumers with a post card. The campaign is more like, oh while you are here, let's do this for you. I had the "campaign" work done by the Jeep dealer 10 years ago. The service writer seemed like he was always an advocate for me whenever I had service and was questionable. You might call the dealer to see if it still available.
The combo that I have done with Akebono pads in Akebono calipers and Bendix rotors have worked for me. Akebono makes pads for both styles of calipers. As I mentioned before these are not cheap, maybe $30 $50 more than other pads,but I think the extra is well spent. If you are using an decent independent shop, they will have heard of these pads. Log on to Rock Auto and you can see the different pricing.
Good luck with your repairs. We really enjoy our Jeep and do the best we can to keep it running.
#144 of 154 Re: Hopefully -fingers crossed- [mike1214]
Oct 28, 2011 (5:17 am)
Can you give me some information on this campaign. I have a 2002 Grand cherokee and have been going thru pads and roters even 40000 miles. That seem excessive so any help would be appriciated.
#145 of 154 Re: Hopefully -fingers crossed- [brutus1255]
Oct 28, 2011 (7:32 pm)
I do not have any info on the 2002 models. My best suggestion would be to call a Jeep dealer and talk to the Service Writer. I do not know if there is a time limitation on campaigns or not, or if there was a campaign for brakes in 2002.
As I have posted before here. the combo that I have used which is Akebono brake pads in Akebono calipers and Bendix rotors. These are working well for me!
#147 of 154 1998 GC brake failure
Nov 21, 2011 (8:25 pm)
Twice in the past couple of weeks I have had a serious failure of the brakes on my 1998 GC. Both times I was slowing down rapidly. the first time I was deccelerating hard onto an expressway exit ramp and I thought I had skidded off the ramp. I hit the brakes hard and after a couple of seconds I was skidding all over the wet ramp. I found it extremely odd as I have never slid in my GC even on ice, let alone light rain. This is my thrid GC 95-98 and I have never had this problem. Then it happened again as I stopped hard for a chaning traffic light from 45mph on dry pavement. I hit the brakes and initially the jeep slowed, then suddenly the brakes stopped braking and the car continued on. I had to turn abruptly to avoid going into the intersection. I did not feel the ABS kicking in so that isn't it; it was as if I had taken my foot off the brake, but I hadn't. I did not feel the peddle travel any differently or release under my foot either time. Dealer has had it a week and cannot find any problem, nor can the test driver reproduce it. Both times I had been driving constantly for over 3 hours when this happened, if that might matter in determining the problem.
Nov 26, 2011 (10:02 am)
My son's 1999 jeep cherokee has had brake failure 3 times. The latest incident was on thanksgiving night while driving to a sale at target. thank god I was going slowly because after i let my son out to wait in line, the brake pedal went all the way to the floor. There was a small child about to walk across the crosswalk when my daughter pulled the emergency brake and stopped us from hitting him. One year ago, the exact same thing happened while my 17 yr-old son was driving (thank god in a parking lot), and a few years ago we had the entire brake system replaced due to the brakes failing. Is this a defect with this jeep model? My husband has a 2006 model and he said the brake line is not rubbing against the inside of the ldft front tire like it is in the 99 cherokee. Is jeep willing to make any repairs due to the brakes failing? I can't imaging that this is an isolated incident with our jeep.
#149 of 154 brake failures
Nov 26, 2011 (2:09 pm)
Brakes are pretty simple devices...cylinders and a master cylinder that pushes on mechanical devices to grab or push against the wheels to stop. You have either blown a seal in one of the cylinders or more likely have a really bad master cylinder. Modern brakes have sort of a back up when one of the wheel cylinders goes out there are still two wheels that work since they have two chambers in the master cylinder. Two loose the whole thing you must be having a bad master cylinder. Scary stuff.
#150 of 154 Jeep Cherokee Sport 2000 Brake Issue
Nov 27, 2011 (5:39 pm)
I just had my front brakes replaced on my 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport and am feeling a slight vibration on the peddle? I purchased Wagner brakes. Can someone provide any insight on what the issue could be? My jeep has currently 144,500 miles.
#151 of 154 Re: Jeep Cherokee Sport 2000 Brake Issue [nflyers1]
Dec 01, 2011 (12:17 am)
did you machined your rotor? that could be the problem