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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,960 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Jeep Cherokee transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Feb 242000

(reported on)


  • miles


Transmission cluncks severely while shifting gear.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 041999

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission grinds excessively from neutral to reverse. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

- Langhorne, PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 081998


  • miles
When in park gear with engine running, car will roll backwards.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #2

Oct 011998

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission mount failed. Mjs

- Shingletow, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 201998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stopped vehicle and put transmission pawl in park, then she got out of vehicle to close the gas tank door and started rolling on a level surface, and ran over her foot. Also vehicle crashed into another vehicle on the second time that pawl jumped out of park. Dealer was contacted.

- Rural Hall, NC, USA

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