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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,900 miles

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #12

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 #11

Oct 182010

Cherokee

  • 117,400 miles
The contact owned a 1998 Jeep Cherokee. The contact was driving approximately 3 mph when the accelerator went into the floorboard abnormally causing the vehicle to accelerate independently. The contact was unable to control the unintended acceleration and crashed into two vehicles, went over a curve, crashed into a guardrail and then into a fence. The contact sustained injuries to the head. A police report was available. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure mileage was 117,400.

- Cocoa , FL, USA

problem #10

Mar 202005

Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,400 miles
Intemittent failure of the speedometer and tachometer as well as the air bag waring light turing on. These conditions were apparently caused by a faulty instrument cluster connector. The connector was replaced with part number 05016261 to correct the fault. It appeared that the service people were familiar with this condition and its' cause.

- Plymouth, MI, USA

problem #9

Jul 152004

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles

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

The vehicle accelerated while in park. The dealer was unable to find any defects.

- Bayville, NJ, USA

problem #8

Jul 042002

Cherokee

  • miles
My Jeep was parked with the engine running to run the ac for approx 5 minutes. It jumped into reverse and raced off (as if someone was seating in the driver's seat with foot on the gas). My friend attempted to jump in to stop it; however, he was thrown onto the ground. The Jeep stopped only after plowing into a brand new 2002 Chevrolet trailbrazer. Hitting the parked trailbrazer was blessing because it stopped the Jeep from rolling into a major highway!! I called Chrysler to report the accident. Their engineer reviewed the wreckage and reported that nothing was wrong with the Jeep. What a joke!!!!!!

- Selma, NC, USA

problem #7

Oct 242000

Cherokee

  • miles
Engine stalls while trying to accelerate, stalls while cruise controll is set at certain speed, hesitates as if not getting gas, but has enough fuel, engine service lights comes, when put ing for repairs the technician did an engine clean and the light went off, and then came back on within 24 hours, car back in for engine check and I was tolf there was a bulletin issued by Chrysler about the # 7 cylinder misfiring.

- Meeker, OK, 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 042000

Cherokee 4WD

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

- Park Ridge, IL, USA

problem #4

Dec 041998

Cherokee

  • miles
Check engine light stays on. Emissions system--vacuum lines and canister.

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 201998

Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experienced sudden acceleration while stopped, resulting in collision.

- Perry Hall, MD, USA

problem #2

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

problem #1

Sep 131998

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
Vehicle accelerated while either in park or drive. Vehicle was stopped when it suddenly speed forward and crashed into the garage. Driver did not have foot on gas pedal.

- Unknown, UN, USA

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