Review: Jeep Cherokee (2002 – 2007)

Rating:

Better than the previous Cherokee model. Cute old-school looks.

All models are thirsty. Poor pedestrian safety rating in crash test. Quality problems.

Recently Added To This Review

8 July 2016 R/2016/110.

2003 Jeep Cherokee (KJ) & 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ): FRONT AIRBAG AND/OR SEATBELT PRE-TENSIONER MAY DEPLOY UNEXPECTEDLY. The airbag system Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) module may experience... Read more

22 May 2015

Information from reader that Chrysler UK is now offering an approved tow bar that satisfies the recall conditions, and and that they will fit to affected vehicles free of charge. A local dealer 'Olds... Read more

28 November 2014

Chrysler UK admitted that the MOPAR towbars fitted to Jeeps in the USA are not EU Type Approved, but that other towbars might be compatible with the modification and that it is trying to find a solution... Read more

Jeep Cherokee (2002 – 2007): At A Glance

What does a Jeep Cherokee (2002 – 2007) cost?

Contract hire from £548.76 per month
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Real MPG average for a Jeep Cherokee (2002 – 2007)

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Average performance

91%

Real MPG

17–34 mpg

MPGs submitted

49

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Jeep Cherokee recall has disabled my towbar - what are my options?

I recently took my Jeep Cherokee to the dealer for its safety recall and, after the inspection, a cross-car beam had to be fitted. To do this Jeep have removed the towbar and told me that the vehicle cannot be fitted with it anymore (they have not be able to source one to fit yet). I find this unacceptable as I specifically bought the car to tow things. I’ve contacted Jeep customer services, but they’re not interested. What are my options?
Absolutely. If the Jeep dealer fitted the towbar then the Jeep dealer is liable to either repair your car and fit another towbar so that it can tow or buy your car from you because it has been rendered unsuitable for the purpose for which you bought it. As part of the recall in the USA, Cherokees fitted with the modified protective crossbar were also retrofitted with MOPAR towbars free of charge. You and anyone else with the same problem can legally compel either the dealer who sold you the car or Chrysler UK to make the car safe and also make it capable of towing.
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