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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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

problem #5

Feb 032002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving consumer smelled smoke inside passenger's compartment due to transmission fluid leak. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, and dealer replaced transaxle.

- Perry, ME, USA

problem #4

Jul 062000


  • miles
The transmission cooler line quick connect fitting on the transmission leaking, required replacement.

- Perry Hall, MD, USA

problem #3

Jul 062000


  • miles
Transmission cooler line quick connect fitting failed causing leakage.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #2

Jan 151999


  • miles
While driving at 60 to 65 mph on wet pavement consumer saw smoke and pulled over. Popped the hood and saw fire coming from the engine. Fire department stated tthat he transmission line popped, causing oil to leak down on the engine and started a fire.

- Teeryville, CT, USA

problem #1

Jan 151999

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission line broke, causing the transmission fluid to leak onto engine, resulting in a fire.

- Terryville, CT, USA

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