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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,393 miles

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1998 Jeep Cherokee miscellaneous problems

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #15

Sep 162015

Cherokee

  • miles

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

Nothing I tried to call dealer and they were not very helpful. I think they feel if they ignore people they won't have to fix our cars.

- Allen Park, MI, USA

problem #14

Jan 182003

Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 50,900 miles
Defroster does not work. Antwerpen dealer said something was dropped in there and they had to charge 600 to replace it. I took it to a mechanic who said that the cable was defective and Jeep no longer made it and I had to replace the whole system. Since they made a defective part and it is a safety issue they should fix it for free.

- Catonsville, MD, USA

problem #13

Oct 222002

Cherokee

  • miles
Consumer states that the instrument panel light will work intermittently causing a distraction to the consumer. Dealer notified.

- New Fairfield, CT, USA

problem #12

Feb 162002

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Emporium, PA, USA

problem #11

Feb 162002

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Emporium, PA, USA

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problem #10

Mar 042001

(reported on)

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
The speedometer, fuel gauge, tachometer, and other parts on the instrument panel become inoperative while driving. Nlm

- Surveyor, WV, USA

problem #9

Jun 011999

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

Tires had to be replaced, couldn't keep it aligned

- Manning, IA, USA

problem #8

Feb 242000

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
Gas guage is erratic.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #7

Dec 041998

Cherokee

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

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 061999

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Faulty indication of 1/4 tank remaining, when vehicle out of fuel, previously okay.

- Maumee, OH, USA

problem #5

Apr 151999

Cherokee

  • miles

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

Instrument cluster experiences intermittent failure. Mjs

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #4

Jul 011998

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Due to carbon build up in the insturment panel, the instrument panel malfunctioned, causing loss of gas gauge/odometer and speedometer. Dealer cannot determine on how to fix the vehicle. Been to dealer 4 times.

- Schaghticoke, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 191999

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
Check engine light continually illuminates, unable to determine failure.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jun 191998

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
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 #1

Nov 241998

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The driver's floor mat slid underneath the acclerator pedal, causing the vehicle to accelerate unexpectedly which caused an accident.

- Temple Hills, MD, USA

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