Complaints about the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee include the engine shutting off while driving, the air conditioning system blowing out hot air and components coming loose, such as door latches and interior fabric, according to CarComplaints.com. Fuel system problems account for most complaints from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Engine stalling or shut off issues while the car is driving typically occur after the odometer of the car reaches over 158,000 miles on average, according to user testimonials on CarComplaints.com. The average cost to repair the issue is about $160, and drivers have found success in repairing the issue by replacing their PCM wire harness connector seatings, computers or CPUs.
The air conditioning system in the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee may blow out hot air after 120,000 miles, as stated by drivers on CarComplaints.com. Drivers can correct the issue by replacing the evaporators in their vehicles, but the repair can cost as much as $1,300.
Door latches, door hinges, hood latches and interior ceiling fabric are some of the most common components that are prone to breaking off or coming loose on the 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee, as reported on CarComplaints.com. Other components include rearview mirrors and sunroofs. Power equipment that may become faulty include the blower and motor in the windshield defogging and wiper blade systems.