I have a 2007 Grand Cherokee. The engine light came on. Took it to Jeep dealer and I was less than one month outside of regular warranty. Vehicle has less than 36,000 miles. I was told that it would cost nearly 4,000 dollars to tear apart engine to repair a swirl valve that had gone bad. The swirl valve has to do with emissions so the car does not pollute the air and complies with EPA. The emissions warranty is supposed to be good for 80,000 miles or 8 years. Neither dealer or corporate office will honor the warranty as emissions, trying to say that it is the engine.
I will now drive with billboards on my Jeep urging people not to purchase one. Biggest mistake of my life. What a nightmare.
I purchased my 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee new in 2003. I am retired, and do very little driving. In June 2011, at 38,000 miles, my transmission went out and it was necessary for me to completely replace it. The cost was $2,459.93. I feel this reflects a inferior product manufactured by DaimlerChrysler. A transmission should not go out after 38,000 miles. I have religiously maintained my vehicle at all times. I have bought my first and last Jeep, for sure.