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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 12
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2001 Jeep Cherokee engine problems

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2001 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #17

Dec 052001

Cherokee 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

While parked, engine compartment caught on fire, claim 22-V664-585.

- Portage, MI, USA

problem #16

Sep 142001

Cherokee 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Insured noticed smoke coming from under hood and got out of vehicle, there was fire under the hood, insured was not sure if electical or fuel related. Claim number 45-8024-144.

- Malta, NY, USA

problem #15

Dec 052001

Cherokee 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Insured stated that engine compartment caught on fire while parked. Claim number 22-V664-585.

- Portage, MI, USA

problem #14

Mar 182001

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle was parked when engine fire started, claim 38-J660-506.

- Concordville, PA, USA

problem #13

Sep 142001

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer noticed smoke coming from under the hood, consumer got out of vehicle and noticed there was a fire under the hood, claim 45-8024-144.

- Malta, NY, USA

problem #12

Mar 182001

Cherokee 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle caught on fire while parked. Claim number 38-J660-506.

- Concordville, PA, USA

problem #11

Sep 142001

Cherokee 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Insured noticed smoke coming from under hood and got out of vehicle, there was fire under the hood, insured was not sure if electical or fuel related. Claim number 45-8024-144.

- Malta, NY, USA

problem #10

Dec 052001

Cherokee 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Insured stated that engine compartment caught on fire while parked. Claim number 22-V664-585.

- Portage, MI, USA

problem #9

Mar 182001

Cherokee 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle caught on fire while parked. Claim number 38-J660-506.

- Concordville, PA, USA

problem #8

Feb 022002

Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At 60 mph or higher there is a whinning noise from engine area. Vehicle brought to dealer 4 times. Dealer recommended to check engine.

- Minlo Park, CA, USA

problem #7

Sep 112001

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

This Jeep has had problems since I first bought it. I questioned the dealer about these problems as they arose. I was made to feel that "all these things" are perfectly natural. This Jeep cannot even back up my driveway without squealing, tires and smoking the tires, no matter how slowly I try to go up it. I do not feel safe in this vehicle and would like Jeep Chrysler to take this vehicle back. I cannot put into 2000 characters all the problems I have had with this vehicle. I have an 11 year old child and thought I was buying reliable transportation. I am very disappointed in the reliablility and the handling of this vehicle. I am afraid to take it on a trip for fear it will quit on me again and strand me in an unsafe place. I have never owned a new vehicle like this before that put the fear of the devil in me like this Jeep does. We live in the northeast and should never have to be stranded or put on hold with Chrysler emergency roadside assistance for 29 minutes. It took me 3 1/2 hours to warm up. I had severe frostbite due to the mechanical failure I had to endure.

- Troy, NY, USA

problem #6

Sep 142001

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer noticed smoke coming from under the hood, consumer got out of vehicle and noticed there was a fire under the hood, claim 45-8024-144.

- Malta, NY, USA

problem #5

Mar 182001

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked when engine fire started, claim 38-J660-506.

- Concordville, PA, USA

problem #4

Dec 052001

Cherokee 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While parked, engine compartment caught on fire, claim 22-V664-585.

- Portage, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 202001

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There is vibration in the steering wheel. Gears are stuck when trying to change gears. Dealership is aware of problem. Steering wheel does not lock. Consumer feels vibration in steering wheel, gas pedal, passenger door, gear shift, and passenger seat, consumer hears a noise that sounds like it is coming from the rims. Air conditioner switch needed reset. Hood is out of line, drivers side door panel needs replacing and there is a gap at the top of the outside. Engine light is illuminated. Glove box light went out. Upper ball joint was replaced.

- Nile, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 012001

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Also a brake problem that they said they fixed by rotating and cleaning the rotors. Is this fixed?

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 182001

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving on highway at 70 mph and without warning, headlights went completely out causing poor visibility which resulted in an accident, consumer rearended another vehicle causing one injury, upon impact the airbags did not experience deployment, consumer had been to dealer several times due to taillights inoperable and headlamps inoperable prior to accident, dealer replaced fuses and found connector's loose. Consumer states front end pulled to the left while driving, dealer found no problems. Consumer states on normal braking, pedal goes to the floor and during above mentioned accident brakes locked causing a block of skid marks, prior to accident when dealer could find no problems with ABS or hydraulic brake system. Vehicle had stalled on 2 occasions at stops, dealer found no problem and 3000 miles later the stalling occurred again, however dealer still could not find problem, possible engine problem.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

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