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6.9

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,889 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Jeep Cherokee engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #9

Jul 282003

Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

While in the house for ten minutes the Jeep caught on fire. The fire department stated that the fire was associated with the engine. The heat was sort of intense which melted the paint to the hood, making it difficult to open the hood by the mechanic.

- Helena, MT, USA

problem #8

Jan 242002

Cherokee

  • miles
There is an oil leak at hte oil filter adaptor seals. Also, the cylinder head gasket leaks oil. They were replaced.

- Glendale Heights, IL, USA

problem #7

Jan 242002

Cherokee

  • miles
There is an oil leak at hte oil filter adaptor seals. Also, the cylinder head gasket leaks oil. They were replaced.

- Glendale Heights, IL, USA

problem #6

Sep 011999

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

Please note at the present time temperature gauge is not working after approx 6.gasket change water hose etc

- Montclair, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jul 062000

Cherokee

  • miles
Oil pressure gauge dropped due to failure of the oil pressure sending unit.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #4

Jul 071999

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
Support bolts that hold the engine have sheared off. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #3

Jun 191998

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Whenever driving vehicle at various speeds, without any warning, the engine would stall out. The engine check light would come on. Was running rough. Its an intermittent problem. Took vehicle to dealer at least 4-5 different times, but problem not solved.

- Northeast, MD, USA

problem #2

Nov 031998

Cherokee

  • miles
The engine cylinder piston rings broke. Engine was making noises. Had engine taken apart & the piston was found to be broken. Manufacturer informed not a defect in engine.

- Edgewater, MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 021998

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Belt pulley disintegrated after 2600 miles on new vehicle. Fragment of pulley was ejected at sufficient velocity to puncture hood leaving approx. 1/2 inch hole. At approx. 65 mph the engine RPM was only approx. 2500. It is possible that this failure could occur in a standing vehicle, causing a hazard to others.

- Brookfield, CT, USA

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