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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,182 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Jeep Cherokee body / paint problems

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #11

Jun 012002

Cherokee

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Jeep Cherokee. While the vehicle was parked, all the doors became difficult to open. The contact had to apply force to the push button on the door handles in order to open the doors. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #10

Apr 122012

Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 156,000 miles
I just found out I have a cracked manifold, my driver side door has broken put a new part in it and now that is broken, I have also had to put a new transmission in it with only $148,000 miles. In 2006 I had to fix the gas tank because it was broken too. Is this not a recall problem"???" any of these, I have had the Jeep since 2000 and I bought it when it had 20,000 miles on it. Please help because this is 2012 and I only have 156,000 miles on it now. Thank you.

- Seymour, TN, USA

problem #9

Dec 102001

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
My vehicle was turned on in park; while in park for less than 2 minutes the vehicle went from park to reverse; vehicle was stopped by hitting a tree. Now my trunk is damaged, and my power locks don't work; if I understand correctly there is a federal investigation going on with my particular brand of Jeep; the dealer said they will not fix my Jeep; so what I am suppose to do.

- Waycross, GA, USA

problem #8

Oct 202001

Cherokee

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

After parking vehicle, consumer applied emergency brake and the button and spring popped out. Dealed ordered the parking brake lever assembly. The emergency brake was fixed, but the consumer states that he was not satisfied. The front passenger door was not closing properly due to missing bolts.

- Scranton, PA, USA

problem #7

Jun 032000

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Fuel gauge moves up and down while driving. I can never determine how much fuel I have in the tank at any given time. Also, the electrical system causes the power locks not to work properly on hot/humid days. Dealer could not fix locks successfully.

- Drexel Hill, PR, USA

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problem #6

Jun 032000

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Fuel gauge moves up and down while driving. I can never determine how much fuel I have in the tank at any given time. Also, the electrical system causes the power locks not to work properly on hot/humid days. Dealer could not fix locks successfully.

- Drexel Hill, PR, USA

problem #5

Jul 132000

Cherokee

  • miles

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

Door locks locking without application due to faulty door wiring harness.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #4

Feb 031998

Cherokee

  • miles
The inner door panel was warped and loosened, replacement necessary.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 011999

Cherokee

  • miles
Was replacing speaker wire harness. Had noticed door was warped. Took to dealer & mechanic indicated door panel had to be replaced due to warping. Drilled hole in panel to secure panel to door.

- Sykesville, MD, USA

problem #2

Jan 031999

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Since 1/99, we have encountered numerous times...the airbag light comes on, the spedometer/tachometer read "O"...sometimes includes all gauges (gas, oil pressure, etc). Also, had window motor and radio front replaced...related"??"

- Machesney Park, IL, USA

problem #1

May 211998

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
When using remote lock, horn sounds off full blast until horn fuse blows.

- Centerport, NY, USA

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