1st Gen (1993 – 1998) Jeep Grand Cherokee Problems

The 1st generation of the Grand Cherokee has a cumulative PainRank™ of 5.38. That can be compared against other Jeep generations. Shopping for a Jeep? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 1993–1998 Grand Cherokee model years have sent in 156 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (26%) followed by the suspension (12%) and the electrical (9%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Jeep model years.

Watch out for the 1998 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
1998 43
10.16
1997 36
4.16
1996 26
8.38
1995 21
3.59
1994 17
3.77
1993 13
2.22

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