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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 262004

Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles


Parking brake button popped off with spring as driver was trying to engage parking brake. Parking brake will not engage now.

- Chalfont, PA, USA

problem #4

Jan 162004


  • miles
The emergency brake release button popped out when applied. The driver was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer for analysis. The mechanic ordered the part for replacement.

- Marianna, PA, USA

problem #3

Mar 032003


  • miles
After the recall was performed on the parking brake, the vehicle experienced the same failure.

- Port Saint Joe, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 242002


  • miles
The emergency brake was not connected. Adjustments to the emergency brake cables and rear wheel star wheels were needed.

- Glendale Heights, IL, USA

problem #1

Oct 202001


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle stalled while driving 55 mph due to a faulty gas gauge. Button popped off emergency brake lever.

- Scranton, PA, USA

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