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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,667 miles

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1998 Jeep Cherokee drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #9

May 302014

Cherokee

  • 150,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Jeep Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, there was a sudden acceleration and the brake pedal failed to respond as a result the contact crashed into a tree. A police report was filed and the contact sustained no injuries. The vehicle was towed and had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- North Port , NY, USA

problem #8

Jan 042002

Cherokee

  • miles
While driving, the air bag light illuminateed on dashboard, once the air bag light illuminates other lights will illuminate and then blink on and off, consumer took vehicle to the dealer. Consumer is requesting reimbursement for the air bag, due to discovering that there is a recall on the air bag sensor, however the problem still exists, also the speedometer drops to zero when driving.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #7

Aug 012001

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Possible transmission failure, transmission went from park into gear by itself.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #6

Sep 042000

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

Cruise light comes on, loss of speed and tach0meterreadings.

- Park Ridge, IL, USA

problem #5

Sep 182000

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
Consumer had recall 00V10500 performed on 6-15-00 for airbag control module. There was no problem with airbag before the recall was performed. On Sept.6 2000, consumer noticed airbag light came on intermittently, contacted dealer, and was told only available appointment was for Sept 19,2000. On Sept 18,2000, consumer was driving when suddenly vehicle experienced a loss of RPM's/speedometer, and airbag light stayed on.

- Lake Ronkonkoma, NY, USA

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problem #4

Sep 042000

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Cruise light comes on, loss of speed and tach0meterreadings.

- Park Ridge, IL, USA

problem #3

Sep 052000

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles

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

Speedometer intermittently works along with the airbag warning light coming on. Deaelr has seen and repaired vehicle.

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #2

Feb 021998

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Odometer/ speedometer/ techometer and signal light for the air bag stopped working. All the wirnig connections were checked and tightened by the dealership, which solved the problem for a while. Because this happened intermittently, dealer was not able to fix problem. When the owner hits the dash very hard everything returns to normal.

- New Lexon, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 291998

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving the cruise control kicked on, and it came on/off. Whenever it wanted to. Also, the air bag sensor light came on, and the light came on and off whenever it wanted. In addition, speedodmeter didn't work, and the consumer had the vehicle in the shop four times for the air bag sensor light. The vehicle is still in the shop and the dealer can't determine the problem. The dash board goes dead while driving because connectors were not seating properly. Fuse panel falls off and will not stay on at all because right kick panel is deformed.

- Crossville, TN, USA

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