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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,375 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.

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1998 Jeep Cherokee brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 152002

Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,750 miles


The first incident happen around Nov of 2002, while driving on a wet road in tampa, fl, speed about 35 mph. I was attempting to stop at a stop sign. When I apply my brakes, the rear brakes locked up and I slid through the stop sign, missing two cars. The rear brakes lock up at odd times. The brakes have been replaced and the housing has been cleaned, both drums have been turned. Fluid has been drained from system and replaced with new dot 3 brake fluid. No improvement, brakes still lock up.

- Merced, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 151998


  • miles
While driving on ice rear brakes will not lock up, but keep spinning while the front brakes locked up, which may cause slipping, and could result in an accident. Dealer replaced front pads at 10,000. Then replaced the rear brake pads and cut the rear drums. Problem is still occurring. Please provide further information and VIN#.

- Phildelphia, PA, USA

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