2003 Jeep Cherokee KJ Limited (4x4) Blue 4 Speed Automatic Wagon
I have only just bought as of the day of writing this review my 2003 Jeep Cherokee KJ Limited (4x4) Blue 4 Speed Automatic Wagon. this car had 309812 km done on it but that's expected for a 2003 model.
this car is amazing. its a bliss to drive and I enjoy driving it. defiantly recommend it so far. I am looking at adding an apple CarPlay radio in the car in a week or so just so can have maps and my music playing in the car and hands free calls. other than that, over the next year I am looking at possibly doing a few other modifications to the ...car but nothing major. at least this will be one car I can finally customise to be my own. as it is now I am happy to take the car as it is and if any issues arise with the car I will handle them all as they come. I have read both the "good" and "bad" sides of the arguments about this car and while it may take a bit of work and money with repairs, it's an older car so I'd expect that. my last car was a tiny hatchback so I am definitely enjoying the extra boot and car space. while it is a little cramped in the front when driving due to my small stature and having to sit so far forward to reach the accelerator pedal, everything else has been a dream. handles like a knife through butter, yes a little bumpy on some roads and a wider turn angle than I am use to, but that's part of owning a 4WD I guess. only issue I have with it, which is more my own issue, is that the indicator and wipers are on the opposite sides to what I am use to but that might be because the car was manufactured overseas. I'll get use to it in no time. I will be updating in a few months just so I can give an update in the future on how the car has gone after a few months, just incase any major issues arise that I think should be alerted on here.
Purchased in August 2020 for A$5,000.00.
Best jeep I’ve ever had
Love it. 2005 automatic. 115,000 miles on the clock. Smooth, classy, solid and very comfortable. As they say; look after your car and it will look after you. Get it serviced, don’t hammer it on the roads, enjoy the ride. I’m smitten
Purchased in May 2020.
great car with loads of features
Love this car - my only issue is the lack of control and ability to preset the climate control. It is over enthusiatic and attempts to fry me with hot air for no good reason. Nearly crashed the thing trying to adjust it. Most times would just like to have outside air on my face but it resets to sending air to the windscreen
Purchased in November 2014.
Packs a punch
I do 650k a week commuting to work Monday to Friday
Comfortable drive with great features, only issue I've had is slight build up if Brake dust on the callipers.
3 Years complimentary servicing which was hand due to the amount of kilometres I do.
Certainly got me hooked on JEEP
Long list of expensive issues never again
Bought the car new(2015 kl) and nothing but issues from the start, replaced everything underneath. Including rear diff,ptu, tailshaft twice, rear axle seals a couple of times. Well over $30000 in repairs, sold the vehicle at a massive loss to get it out of my life. Would never ever get a jeep again
Purchased in January 2016 for A$52,000.00.
Jeep Customer Service
I've posted on this Cherokee Site twice before. I have previously owned a 2014 and 2019 Cherokee Trailhawk. I now own a second 2019 Trailhawk. Long story short my first 2019 Trailhawk whilst almost faultless was a hybrid. It left the manufacturing plant in the US with the wrong U-Connect info unit (minus GPS and some other bits). After 3 months FCA admitted they couldn't fix the car to spec, there was also a wiring issue associated with the missing GPS. So after 3 months and 6,800km of ownership of my 2019 Cherokee Jeep replaced my car for nil ...outlay on my part, took my car back and gave me a further 12 months rego as at 24/06/2019 on a brand new 2019 Cherokee Trailhawk. Yep pretty happy with the outcome! For all you doubters Jeep has great product and it would seem they now back their product with great after sales service. If you go off road the 2019 Cherokee has no peer in it's class
Purchased in June 2019 for A$50,000.00.
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hemi 6.4 Motor
For the past 20 years our family has had the pleasure of owning many Jeeps and Chrysler’s from Cherokee, Grand Cherokee Overland, Wrangler unlimited, 3 x Grand Voyagers and in 2014 the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT which all have been a pleasure to drive and own for our family.
The last few months however have caused me so many issues mentally dealing with the fact that after just 150,000klm and all services being completed at either Jeep Brisbane, Jeep Gold Coast and Canungra Auto Clinic that I am now with a Jeep sitting in my yard with the motor ...removed and it sitting in the back of the car in pieces. It started with a regular service when a warning code light came on which was a Misfire in a cylinder. This then manifested to a complete new engine being required and quoted at $21,000 from Jeep Gold Coast. Jeep Gold Coast had to pull the motor apart costing me $1500 just to tell me it’s no good and make me have it towed back home. After some online research it appears this is a common problem with the Hemi 6.4ltr V8 motor in the US so much that they no longer produce them in the latest Jeeps. Jeep won’t take any responsibility at all and I don’t have the money to put a new engine in so I’m stuck owing money on a car that has no motor. What do I do ? Jeep have washed there hands from it all, nobody wants to talk to me from Jeep.
Purchased in January 2015 for A$90,000.00.
I Try to be supportive of Jeep But their Customer service is ridiculous
Had a 2014 Cherokee Trailhawk that was the best and most reliable car I ever had until it suffered a PCU failure in the 4WD differential assembly at 85,000km and 4 years (out of warranty)! Worked out a deal with Jeep and the dealer to buy a 2019 Cherokee Trailhawk (Five year warranty) with appropriate discounts and trade in allowances. It was a good deal and my Firecracker Red Trailhawk was delivered in Early April 2019. Absolutely great car and the paintwork and fit and finish is definitely superior to the 2014 model. Only issue was that the u...-connect system was missing the sat-nav. Whatever the fix is and you would think it's a simple fix, Jeep Australia seem unable to communicate with myself or the dealer on what the fix is. Like, it's unbelievable, Jeep has such a great product a great dealer network (excellent) but the Staff at Jeep Australia seem to be unable to communicate with their valued customers on solution based outcomes. It's unbelievable. I have been waiting over 3 weeks now for an outcome, with no communication. It's a minor issue but jeeze I paid for Sat-Nav. I don't have it. Jeep Australia you ruin the whole Customer Experience. with abysmal communication. Further to the above, Jeep Aust, after 4 weeks agreed that the u-connect system needs to be replaced. A new U-Connect system has been ordered from the US, but as at today, closing in on 3 Months of ownership I still don't have a U-Connect System with Sat Nav. I will say for anyone with a 2014 - 18 Cherokee Trailhawk, upgrade to the 2019 model, it's much improved and fantastic off road.
Purchased in April 2019 for A$50,000.00.
We recently had two recalls completed, both were software related, within 24hrs we had a completely drained battery. RACV came out, load tested the battery - advised it was ok and something was running in the background which caused the fault. They did a temp reset to enable us to take the car back to the dealer where we were advised a new battery was required @ $700.00. Has anyone else experienced this after a software update - seems very coincidental to me especially when we have not had one issue with this car.
Purchased in November 2014.
Purchased my KL last year interstate was told it had a 5 year warranty with 12 month fixed priced services by the dealership. Recently tried to book a service locally and was told it was out of warranty because FCA had the Cherokee in there system as having a 3 year warranty with 6 month services even though the vehicle had been complianced in May 2017 three months after Jeep Australia had introduced the new 5 year plan. After making a complaint to FCA they refused to reconise the 5 year warranty leaving me up the creek without a paddle basically. Great customer service for some who has purchased 4 Jeeps in 15 years.
My Trailhawk has now done 85,000 km and have owned since new, purchased May 2015. Other than a blown Headlight and a faulty sensor that caused the engine warning light to come on (both fixed for free under warranty), my jeep has been absolutely trouble free (Battery replaced at around 60,000km) The off road ability is amazing. I recently went off road on a very steep rocky mountain trail with a Land cruiser and D Max. The other 2 vehicles thought I was crazy. Trailhawk kept up no problem. Rear diff lock on and in Rock mode. No other medium SUV ...in Australia is as good in off road abilities On road it's as comfortable as any mainstream SUV. Love my Jeep and will probably upgrade to another Trailhawk. Can I also add that in my experience the 9 speed auto is just quirky but not bad, it's just a bit different and you adapt your driving style accordingly, I've had no problem with mine. The power of the 3.2 V6 is good, fuel economy average and on road handling is very good considering the off road abilities. I've just had the car serviced at Southport Jeep and the advice from their Service Team on pickup was, whatever you are doing keep doing it as the car is faultless. An update, In Mid Feb the 4WD warning light came on (yellow) and advised I had a problem with the 4WD system. After this light went out but I found that I couldn't put car in 4WD Low. Long story short, the dealer advised the PTU Assembly has suffered an internal failure. Cost to replace $3,995.00. Vehicle has done 85,500km and is 3 years 9 months since first regn. Lets see what Jeep do on this?
Purchased in May 2015.
First thoughts Jeep what a load of crap.. Back to dealership for warning lights always coming on until I changed dealership service departments . They found the problem and replaced the rear diff since then I have never looked back the Jeep longitude goes and does whatever I want .. Thanks to Cricks Jeep in Moorooka Brisbane great work guys Jeep Go Anywhere Yeah Baby..
Had cherokee sport for 3 1/2 year. Trans was replaced under warranty. No other issues. Fine road car, good economy ave. 7.6 lts per 100. Well inder that on country touring.no squeaks or rattles. Been on Flinders ranges tracks with no problems, in dry weather. I would buy another but might go for the trailhawk.
- Cherokee KL (2014-2020)
- Verified purchase
Go to Recalls.gov.au and look up the number of recalls before you consider buying a jeep. Most of t
Had a Jeep and had numerous problems, in the workshop continually and the dealer couldn't even get it started and had the gall to say there was nothing wrong with it!!!! we traded it in at a loss of $18,000 and they would not accept that there was a darn thing wrong with the car....It would not even start in their workshop!
Car was fine until they did an upgrade on the parking computer problem, then downhill from there,
Too many issues!
My vechicle is only 4 years old and has now been under repair for 1/3 of the year and counting. During this time, Jeeps communication has been appalling and I still do not have an answer to why my car is not fixed. I have made a complaint to Jeeps head officer with still no answers. This issue may not be the same for everyone but from what I have experienced I would never has purchased a Jeep if I had known the inconvenience this would of caused me and the lack of customer service I have been receiving from my issue.
Be aware! My Jeep Cherokee 2002 sport airbags exploded when I was driving!!!!
Was like a bomb!!!
On driver side the airbag from fire exploded have fire burn spots!!!!
The car not having any single scratch no accident involved !! I can’t find any recall for airbags on this model!!!!!!!
I still havent found anything good enough to replace it!
I bought this car over 6 years ago with 112k on it. It is a great tow vehicle (2.8 ton), great on fuel (2.8 Diesel), small enough to get around everywhere, tight turning circle, and plenty of power I did thing about trading it at the beginning of the year but I couldnt find anything that was suitable and could do the same things as this puppy! To date the only problem is it will jump out of first gear if you dont know what you are doing, (it seems to have a fake first gear) the driving position is not ideal and to reach the pedals the steering...wheel needs to be a bit closer than I would regularly have. Spare parts from Jeep Australia dealers are ridiculously priced, but I always buy them genuine from Jeep dealers in the US (1/4 of the price) Get it serviced by a local mechanic rather than a dealer and you cant go wrong!
Jeep KJ Renegade CRD 2005 - Brilliant
It has never missed a beat. As long as you don’t neglect you vehicle you shouldn’t have any issues.
The Turbo Diesel engine seems great, no complaints.
The only issues would be my roof lining kinda sagging down and the rear window shocks not holding the window open.
Great all round 4wd that seems robust.
Jeep Cherokee CRD Renegade - Brilliant.
I have had the Jeep Cherokee CRD Renegade for a long while now. Other than the usual log book servicing I can fault it.
Whilst I only do lite FWD on the sand & snow a few times it goes great. It has that good old fashioned turbo diesel feel & has never let me down.
- KL Trailhawk (2014-2020)
- Verified purchase
Jeep - Don't hold you back
Finally my dream comes true "I BOUGHT A JEEP" after had couple of SUV test drive me and wife finally decide we need a JEEP, we really enjoy this amazing machine, i strongly recommend who ever need to SUV with aggressive look. drive really smooth and we really like space and interior they have.
Questions & Answers
Any recent comments from owners with 2020 top model J.Cherokee? They don't look as solid to me.
What is the size of piston ring gap please?
im buying a 2003 Jeep Cherokee KJ Limited (4x4) Blue 4 Speed Automatic Wagon. I am wondering if there are any issues with these cars.
ive read the reviews here and the responses to the questions.
the one im getting has 309812km done and is the 3.7l 6 cylinder version.
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