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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Jeep Cherokee seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 052000

Cherokee

  • miles

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

Seat belts are not working properly, left/ right and rear passengers' seat belts do not work properly. Ccs will tilt over because the belts won't retract correctly. This is dangerous because the seat doesn't stay in place.

- Orland Park, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 201999

Cherokee

  • miles
Consumer's husband lost control of the Jeep that rounded over into a tree, the seats belt did not hold him in, nor did side air bags deploy.

- Ottawa, WV, USA

problem #1

Jul 241998

(reported on)

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
There is a travel stop button on the seatbelt that keeps the belt from returning too far into the retraction/locking system. This button keeps the belt from being able to be adjusted to fit a small child by about 4 inches. Both my children are approximately 40 lbs.. the seatbelt at its smallest allowable adjustment is too big. This problem prevents the seatbelt from being worm as per guidlines and is in my opinion a severe safety shortcoming. Anyone having children out of child seat age has children susceptible to injuries involving even quick stops.

- Edgewood, MD, USA

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