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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,143 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Jeep Cherokee AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 072003

Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles


Air conditioning evaporators failing in Jeep vehicles from 96 on up, Cherokee in particular. It is a very expensive repair for a piece of equipment that should never fail through normal use. The evaporator is installed in the heater box behind the dashboard and takes 8 hours of labor to replace. This is a common item to fail but I thought I'd actually file a complaint and see if something could be done. This also results in very poor defrosting of the windshield.

- Effort, PA, USA

problem #6

Jul 052003

Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air conditioning evaporator failure, will not hold charge.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #5

Oct 012002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that the air conditioner evaporater is leaking freon into the vehicle. Mr consumer also states that there is a secret warranty for 1993-1997 Jeep for the evaporator failures. This problem continues with his 1998 Jeep. Ph 09-Dec-2002

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

May 012001

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Air conditioner evaporator is leaking, it won't hold any type of fluid. Chrysler stated there were other evaopator problems on other Chrysler vehicles, but not this specific model.

- Pittsburg, PA, USA

problem #3

May 142001

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
I have had multiple problems with my gas gauge giving erradic readings. At times it has read that I am out of gas when I had a full tank. If I turn the car off and restart it the problem is usually resolved. I would like to have the problem fixed before I end up on the side of the road with no gas. I also have a sound coming out of the air conditioner that sounds like a gurgling or bubbling sound. I would like to know if this is a common problem or a normal sound.

- Sandy, UT, USA

problem #2

Jul 062000


  • miles
A/C fan not coming on due to open in wiring to the fan motor.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 051998


  • miles
On hot days the front brakes lock up and would not release, causing linings to smoke. When the air conditioner is on, the compressor kicks in at night while driving with the headlights on. When filling the gas tank, the filler pipe makes a slurping sound, causing the gasoline to slush back and forth in the gas tank.

- Savannah, GA, USA

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