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6.3

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,778 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 engine problems

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 222003

Cherokee

  • 106,000 miles

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

Instrument panel does not work properly like the speedometer. Also, gasoline/oil pressure gauge are not working, and air bag light is on. Dealer notified.

- Washington, IL, USA

problem #8

Oct 202002

Cherokee

  • miles
Consumer states while driving at highway speed the vehicle shut down causing lost of power steering.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #7

Aug 152002

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
Consumer states that while driving an average of 100 miles at 70-75 mph, the vehicle will miss and then stall, after letting it sit for approximately 10-15 minutes it will restart, the dealer has replaced the cruise control sensor and crankshaft sensor, however the problem still exists.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #6

Sep 182000

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles

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

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

problem #5

Feb 242000

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
Oil drips from bottom of the engine.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 131998

Cherokee

  • miles
Ongoing problem with vehicle experiencing shutdown on a highway with speed of 70mph and heavy traffic. Vehicle has been to two different deales.; dealer one informd consumer that engine, primarily control module was replaced. But problem reoccurred and almost commenced in a vehicle collision with whole family in vehicle. Dealer two contacted.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

Nov 151999

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles

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

There is a tapping nose near the rear of the engine. May possibly wear out the camshaft. Dealer has seen vehicle, and said it was normal.

- Centereach, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 091998

Cherokee 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When traveling at any speed the vehicle cuts off without prior warning, causing loss of power steering, etc. Also when the problem occurs, the radio is still on. Consumer has contacted the dealer, dealer has replaced the entire computer system, but problem still exists.

- Mahawah, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 071998

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Engine suddenly accelerated with throttle not being pressed

- Dunnellon, FL, USA

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