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1998 Jeep Cherokee fuel system problems

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #18

Nov 022001

Cherokee

  • miles

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

Consumer states the fuel guage is reading incorrect. Consumer states gauge is reading there is gas when theres is none.

- Natick, MS, USA

problem #17

Oct 202001

Cherokee

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle stalled while driving 55 mph due to a faulty gas gauge. Button popped off emergency brake lever.

- Scranton, PA, USA

problem #16

Jun 192001

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gas gauge does not indicate when vehicle is on empty. Took to dealer, and they replaced gas gauge. Consumer states the previous year Jeep had exact same problem, however those were recalled.

- Yardville, NJ, USA

problem #15

May 142001

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

I have had multiple problems with my gas gauge giving erradic readings. At times it has read that I am out of gas when I had a full tank. If I turn the car off and restart it the problem is usually resolved. I would like to have the problem fixed before I end up on the side of the road with no gas. I also have a sound coming out of the air conditioner that sounds like a gurgling or bubbling sound. I would like to know if this is a common problem or a normal sound.

- Sandy, UT, USA

problem #14

Dec 142000

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel light does not come on when vehicle needs gas, runs out of gas at a quarter tank. The fuel warning light failed while consumer was traveling.

- Louisville, OH, USA

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problem #13

Oct 172000

Cherokee

  • miles
In the past 6 months at different times the dashboard mounted gas gauge has given irratic readings and two days ago the gauge showed 1/4 tank the "dte" gauge showed approx 125miles till empty, and it ran out of gas.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #12

Sep 192000

Cherokee

  • miles

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

Jeep ran out of gas while gauge on dashboard showed tank at 1/4 full (no one hurt, pulled to side of road safely). Apparently there was a recall for this part for the 1997 Cherokee models, but the recall was never extended for 1998 models. Had part fixed at local dealership (car still under original warranty), but dealership said that they never saw this problem with 1998 models.

- Essex Junction, VT, USA

problem #11

Jun 032000

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Fuel gauge moves up and down while driving. I can never determine how much fuel I have in the tank at any given time. Also, the electrical system causes the power locks not to work properly on hot/humid days. Dealer could not fix locks successfully.

- Drexel Hill, PR, USA

problem #10

Jun 032000

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Fuel gauge moves up and down while driving. I can never determine how much fuel I have in the tank at any given time. Also, the electrical system causes the power locks not to work properly on hot/humid days. Dealer could not fix locks successfully.

- Drexel Hill, PR, USA

problem #9

Jul 122000

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
While driving home the instrument panel quit working on our Jeep. As soon as this happened I contacted the dealer from my cell phone. On the way home it started to work again. Dealer said in order for them to look at it the panel could not be working call if it happened again. Second time the gas gauge quit and then started working again. The brakes make a funny noise and they have been replaced one time already. We have only had this Jeep for about 6 weeks the first two weeks it was in the shop.

- Cardington, OH, USA

problem #8

Sep 011997

Cherokee 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Fuel warning gauge failed.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #7

Sep 141999

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
Gas guage read more fuel than the actual amount found in the fuel tank. This caused the consumer to run out of gas because consumer thought that tank was 3/4 full when it was actually empty.

- Garden City, NY, USA

problem #6

Aug 171999

(reported on)

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Fuel gage shows 1/4 full when gas tank is empty

- St. Michael, MN, USA

problem #5

Jun 231998

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel level indicator failed cauising it to indicate it's empty when it's really full. Nlm

- Bakersfiel, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 011997

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gas gauge failure.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 291998

Cherokee

  • miles
Car ran out of gas with gauge reading just below 1/4 tank. We cannot rely on gauge for information. When it first occured, dealer claimed there was going to be a recall on gauge. Over a year later we still have a malfunctioning gauge.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 011997

Cherokee

  • miles
While driving at any time vehicle will run out of gas. However, gas gauge will will indicate that there is a full tank of gas.

- Eden Prairie, MN, USA

problem #1

Aug 011997

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Gas gauge indicated that gas tank wa S3/8th full. The vehicle cut off without any warning. There is a low fuel warning light and buzzer, but neither came on.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

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