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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 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 #11

May 312001

Cherokee

  • miles

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

Rotors became warped at 19380 miles and 34087 miles and had to be turned due to flat spots on them. The original disc pads are still inuse and there was no excessive slamming of the brakes or sudden stops involved. This is unacceptable. I have been told by my mechanic that this is due to the thinness of the backing on the rotor hub, a problem similiar to that found on certian Ford in the past. Problem should be corrected and owners reimbursed for expenses already incurred.

- Sanford, NC, USA

problem #10

Apr 112001

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
Front brakes are warped which causes extended stopping distance when brakes are applied.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #9

Apr 012000

Cherokee

  • miles
Vehicle has been experiencing severe rear brake problems. Vehicle has been taken to the dealership on 3 different occasions, and has not yet found a remedy. Dealer removed rust ridge from the drums and adjusted brakes, but problem still occurs. Please fill additional information.

- Forest Park, 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

Mar 011998

Cherokee

  • miles
When consumer applied brakes there was a grinding noise. Mechanic told consumer that the brakes were worn out, sounded like metal to metal grinding. That was why the noise wouldn't go away.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #6

May 121999

Cherokee

  • miles
When driving at any speed and applying the brakes, there is a squeaking noise coming from the brakes. Also, brake pads keep wearing out due to brakes rubbing against the brake rotors.

- Moneta, VA, USA

problem #5

Aug 021999

(reported on)

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Front brakes wore prematurely. Nlm

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #4

Apr 011999

Cherokee

  • miles
The front right brake locks up, causing the steering wheel to shake hard.also, smoking from the right wheel, and the right wheel won't turn, which may result in a crash.

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 171998

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
At 11,029 front pads and rotors were replaced, sway-bar bushings were replaced, exhaust hanger was replaced, drivers seat squeeked (fixed under recall), and exterior door button broke. Now, at 27,098 rotors and pads need replaced again, transfer case and front differental input shaft leaked and repaired.

- Mt. Airy, MD, USA

problem #2

Mar 111999

Cherokee

  • miles
No summary

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 051998

Cherokee

  • 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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