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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,106 miles

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1998 Jeep Cherokee seat belts / air bags problems

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #24

Sep 202014

Cherokee

  • 198,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Jeep Cherokee. While driving at any speed, the air bag indicator remained illuminated. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 198,000.

- Royse City, TX, USA

problem #23

Sep 072015

Cherokee

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Jeep Cherokee. The contact stated that the air bag warning light remained illuminated for an extended period of time and the instrument cluster failed to work due to the gauges not functioning properly. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 00V105000 (air bags). The contact was unable to pass a vehicle inspection due to the failure. The vehicle was to be taken to a dealer for further inspection. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #22

Dec 082014

Cherokee

  • 189,500 miles
Got in the vehicle to go to an appointment, and the airbag warning light was illuminated. Also, I no longer have cruise control, or the use of the horn. I was told by Chrysler that there may be a future recall on the clockspring mechanism that controls these items. I was also told that while it is highly unlikely, there is a chance that the airbag could inadvertently be deployed for no reason. I am still waiting for a recall to begin. The part to repair the car is over $250. I am still driving the car as I am on social security and can't afford the parts. My hope is that I don't have a takata airbag on top of it all!!

- Klamath Falls, OR, USA

problem #21

Jan 122015

Cherokee

  • 231,000 miles

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

I was on my way to work headed South on I-69 in fort wayne, Indiana. I had just passed the Indiana state road 14 underpass when a semi truck tire and rim (the whole thing) came off a semi truck and rolled across three lanes of traffic where my Jeep hit it. It hit the front passenger side of my Jeep. Directly in the front but the right half of the bumper/front end. The tire then went under my car where it forced me to slide in to the cement median in the middle of the highway hitting my driver side front bumper at about 35 miles an hour or so. My airbags did not deploy.

- Cromwell, IN, USA

problem #20

Sep 012012

Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
1998 Jeep Cherokee. Consumer writes in regards to blinking airbag light the consumer was informed the clockspring needed to be replaced.

- Oswego, IL, USA

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problem #19

Mar 162006

Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,248 miles
: the contact stated the horn became inoperable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who determined a faulty clock switch caused the horn failure. The dealer ordered a replacement clock switch and will repair the vehicle when it arrives.

- Kathleen, GA, USA

problem #18

Oct 052004

Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving consumer applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor. Consumer swirled in order to avoid a pedestrian and animal. Consumer was unable to maintain control of the vehicle and hit a ditch. Upon impact, both frontal air bags did not deploy. A medical technician was on duty from the ambulance, and examined the driver, who was okay. The vehicle was towed, and totaled by the insurance company.

- Hahnville, LA, USA

problem #17

Feb 262004

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • 73,806 miles
While driving about 40 mph vehicle ran head on into a tree, and airbags failed to deploy.

- Gasburg, VA, USA

problem #16

Aug 222003

Cherokee

  • 106,000 miles
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 #15

May 022002

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall 00V136000 repairs have not corrected the recall problem. Rotors have been replaced 3 times since first taken into dealer for recall. Battery failed and was replaced. Dash gauges malfunctioned due to cluster harness failure. The air bag light stays on. Fog lamp switch failed. The front pinion seal was leaking. The buckle for rear middle seat belt broke.

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #14

Dec 012001

Cherokee

  • miles

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

Air bag warning light remains illuminated, indicating a malfunction which could cause air bags to inadvertently deploy, vehicle not included in recall 00V105000 due to VIN.

- May Field, NY, USA

problem #13

Dec 282001

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
Vehicle not included in recall 00V10500. Due to road salt air bag control module could lead to corrosion.

- Mayfield, NY, USA

problem #12

Apr 252000

Cherokee

  • miles
As I have reported, I have had numerous serious issues with this vehicle and I do not feel it is a safe car. This vehicle has also been recalled twice, for front brake rotors and defective air bag module, (replaced and moved from under the passanger seat front to under the console). I have contacted Chrysler Corp. With this same information and my feelings that this vehicle is not safe and am awaiting a reply. I do not expect any monetary or new vehicle etc., I'm just reporting the safety problems I have had with this vehicle to any and all agencies to have something on record. I wish to state also that the dealership I bought this vehicle from have been very accomodating and there has never been a problem with them at any time.

- E. Freetown, MA, USA

problem #11

Aug 032000

Cherokee

  • miles
Consumer had taken vehicle to dealer for recall repairs on air bag control module, and for brake rotors. Dealer said they had replaced parts stated on recalls, but consumer did not believe that recall repairs were taken care.

- Milford, OH, USA

problem #10

Jun 011999

Cherokee 4WD

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

- Manning, IA, USA

problem #9

Sep 182000

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
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 #8

Sep 052000

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
Speedometer intermittently works along with the airbag warning light coming on. Deaelr has seen and repaired vehicle.

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #7

Nov 021999

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
NHTSA recall 00V10500/manufacturer's recall 860: Air bag module was repaired, but the air bag warnig light still came on. Dealer has tried to repair the problem several times, but it is still reoccurring.

- Frasiers Bottom, WV, USA

problem #6

Apr 242000

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
All gauges stop working and airbag light comes on, dealer claims it's a dust issue with connectors.

- Northampton, PA, USA

problem #5

Oct 281999

Cherokee

  • miles
While traveling air bag indicator light would flash on intermittently without indication. Dealer can't duplicate the problem.

- Morrison Ville, NY, USA

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