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1998 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 062003

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Three months after the purchase of the vehicle, rust marks appeared. The electrical system malfuntioned with out any warning. There have been problems with the air conditioner and the radio. There is a thumping noise in the rotors that was fixed but the noise still remains.

- La Jolla, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 182001

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Front defrost has broken 4 times, dealer fix each time, cannot discover root of problem. Electrical system required 3 visits to dealer.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #4

Oct 122000

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
Whenever it rains water enters into passenger's compartment, wetting mats and carpet, which could cause mold to grow inside passenger's compartment. This could esult in a health hazard to occupants of vehicle. Also, problem could cause various electrical problems. Consumer has contacted dealer. Dealer has sealed windows, but problem has reoccurred, dealer believed problem was linked to blower unit.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 291999

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Air bag illuminates while driving for 15-25 seconds, vehicle is going on the fourth time for service, defroster noise made when control know adjusted, found to be definately not working during a freezing rain storm, having to stop a few times on my way to work to scrap the windows. This has been an ongoing defect with this new vehicle since first happening in Nov.1998, each time the vehicle goes in for service and getting it back the light will come back on from two weeks - one month of having back. Absolutely getting no help, concerns, answers, return phone calls, I could go on forever, most importantly about the air bag saftey concern. No one seems real concerned that death could possible occur when operating this vehicle. I have got the run around from the beginning concerning the air bag and my persistance is my only hope. I have made phone call after phone call to dealerships, Chrysler customer service center, NHTSA, attorney general's office, and safety departs. I am currently waiting for the vehicle to go back to the dealer at least five days after notification.

- Morrisonville, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 011998

(reported on)

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Headlights flicker when defroster is on. Dealer claims this is normal operation.

- Coventry, CT, USA

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problem #1

Mar 231998

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
When rolling window on both driver's and passenger's sides, mounting will roll under the window. Also when running defroster, headlights will begin to flicker and begin to dim or brighten up intermittently. Dealer claims this normal.

- Hillsboro, OH, USA

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