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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Jeep Cherokee brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #14

Oct 052004

Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving consumer applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor. Consumer swirled in order to avoid a pedestrian and animal. Consumer was unable to maintain control of the vehicle and hit a ditch. Upon impact, both frontal air bags did not deploy. A medical technician was on duty from the ambulance, and examined the driver, who was okay. The vehicle was towed, and totaled by the insurance company.

- Hahnville, LA, USA

problem #13

Jul 042001

Cherokee

  • miles
When it rains brakes become defective and itharder to slow down, causing extended stopping distance. Consumer has had a car crash due to faulty brakes. Contacted dealer, and dealer was not willing to do anything.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #12

Jun 172000

Cherokee

  • miles
Brakes failed intermittently whenever vehicle declines on road. Vehicle been in dealershop on three occasions, and unable to correct problem. Feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Greenburg, PA, USA

problem #11

Oct 202000

(reported on)

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

Rear brakes lock-up when wet or cold out. Vehicle returned to dealership total of 5 times for repair. Manufacturer contacted, and a case number issued. Returned vehicle to dealership again. Could not duplicate problem, and dealership would not install any replacement parts under warranty. Condition still exists. Unable to receive satisfaction from dealership and/or manufacturer.

- Hanover, PA, USA

problem #10

Sep 052000

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
ABS brakes at times fail on dry pavement. Causing extreme distance to stop. At times if applying brakes over bumps or washboard road, brakes fail to stop and takes long distance to stop car.

- Park Ridge, IL, USA

problem #9

Sep 052000

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
ABS brakes at times fail on dry pavement. Causing extreme distance to stop. At times if applying brakes over bumps or washboard road, brakes fail to stop and takes long distance to stop car.

- Park Ridge, IL, USA

problem #8

Aug 022000

(reported on)

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

Brakes have made a squealing noise every since the Jeep was purchased. The dealership said it was dust on the brakes, so they cleaned them. This has not corrected the problem. It has been reported to the dealership severl times. We recently had to have our tires replaced due to a "blowout" the tire dealer stated the brakes were in bad shape and needed to be replaced.

- Kingsport, TN, USA

problem #7

Aug 011998

Cherokee

  • miles
While going at about 30 miles in wet conditions, driver had to slam on brakes. It felt like vehicle just flew, and then it stopped. Owner has had continual brake repair--pads, rotors, and tire replacement. Brake problems still exist.

- Beverly, MA, USA

problem #6

Jan 092000

(reported on)

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
I have been with a terrible noise from the front drivers side section from since a brake job was done by the dealer startin August 19th, 1999.first there was a squeeking sound right after pads were replaced. The vehicle was returned early September for correction and after second brake job done there was another terrible noise (worse than the first noise) when ever the brake is applied. I was given another appiontment to correct the job for the third time, and it still was not corrected. For 4 months I have been going to the dealer 2 times a month for the same problem.I have paid for the job 3 times from all these times. They have changd the world of parts and the noise is still worse than before. I normally leave the vehicle for as long as it takes, but the job cannot be corrected yet. At present the vehicle is at the dealer for the same brake job, and after five days of changing parts and the problem stiil persist, the dealer is calling me to sign and pick up the vehicle, and they will call me at some piont to return it when they have the correct tool to detect where the noise is coming from. This tool I was told by a rep was already odered from chrsler 2 months ago for an intrepid with same problem, but is yet to arrive in P.R. I am renting cars all the times and my vehicle would be returned to after 5 days some times from the dealer with job incomplete and a new appiontment to correct the problem which for 4 months cannot be solved. The final idea from the dealer is that we have been changing all these parts, and the noise still persist(greater). Take your vehicle and when we receive the necessary equipment from Chrysler they will call me to try again. I have risk my life and family life to many times by driving an unsafe vehicle, I refuse to accept the vehicle in that condition.sometimes when I can't afford anymore rental car both my wife and I ask friends to take us to and from work, becuase so many times we bring our vehicle to the dealer for the same matter.

- Rio Piedras, PR, USA

problem #5

Mar 201998

Cherokee

  • miles
Braking system malfunctioned, causing extended stopping distance which may result in a crash.

- Caguas, PR, USA

problem #4

Jan 011997

Cherokee

  • miles

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

When driving at any speed and applyingthe brakes, there is vibration coming out of vehicle.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #3

Mar 191999

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
When applying brakes front wheels lock up, and the rear wheels keep spinning at the speed that vehicle is proceeding. Dealer says it's normal.

- Roseburg, OR, USA

problem #2

Dec 161996

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
Extremely long stopping distances and extremely high pedal effort, added some rebuilt parts.

- Sandy Hook, CT, USA

problem #1

Nov 041997

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
Vehicle pulls to the right during normal operation and during braking. The dealer has tried to correct the problem.

- Everet, WA, USA

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