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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
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1998 Jeep Cherokee brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 142002

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer states that when trying to apply the brakes the brake pedal will go to the floor causing the vehicle to have extended stopping distance. Dealer notified.

- Forsyth, MO, USA

problem #6

Mar 042001

(reported on)

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
The brake rotors have been replaced twice. Nlm

- Surveyor, WV, USA

problem #5

May 172000

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
I was traveling on a straight road heading East, I glance off to the left only a glance and as I looked in front of me I could see two cars in front of me one came to a stop to turn and the other notice the unsual stop and stopped. I was behind and had about thirty feet space in front of me to stop. I placed both feet on the brakes and pulled up the hand brakes to stop my Jeep, but it would stop and glided into the rear of the car in front of me who in term hit the car in front of him. Both cars are ok, the first car I hit had a tire on the rear with burst my radiator. The car in front of that car had a little dent on the trunk. I think that this accident could have been avoided because I stud on the brakes and also used the hand brakes. Please advise..

- Kingshill St. Croix, VI, USA

problem #4

Nov 251998


  • miles


Brakes make a cluncking noise when driving approximately 30 mph, and when pressing on the brakes to stop. Dealer contacted, and is aware of the noise. Repair work to be done to remedy the problem. Provide further information.

- Hamilton Ontario, CD, USA

problem #3

Mar 151998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front and rear brakes failed.

- Canyon Cou, CA, USA

problem #2

May 161999


  • miles
Vehicle experienced loss of brakes and steering wheel lock up resulting in minor collision with curb, damage to vehicle. Mjs (attorney for consumer).

- Colorado S, CO, USA

problem #1

Jun 151999


  • miles
Brakes lock up when wet or cold. I have had the master cylinder and proportioning valve replaced in June. 3 weeks later the car was back at a dealership in petoskey, Michigan because the brakes locked up again 4 times. They replaced the shoes and turned the drum on the right rear wheel. The warranty service department told the dealership they have had many complaints about this, "tell her to get a heated garage and live with it." Any problems you know of with the brakes locking up on Jeep Cherokee? I dont' feel safe in this vehicle and if the brakes lock up while traveling at a faster speed in city traffic or on the highway, I dont' think my chances of survival are very good.

- Birmingham, MI, USA

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