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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,483 miles

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2001 Jeep Cherokee wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 232012

Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 93,500 miles

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

Lost steering control on Jeep Cherokee when hitting bumps at highway speeds. Front end had severe lateral oscillation with no damping; steering was very difficult. Had to slow vehicle to below 35 mph to regain control. Very hazardous on highways! inspection at repair shop determined one front tire had broken steel belt and other tire had partial belt shift. Tires were 2.5 yrs old and had only 18 K miles. No evidence of road hazard damage was present. Replaced all tires on vehicle and problems were eliminated. Tires were super sport ap radials manufactured by Goodyear. I understand these tires are no longer manufactured.

- Pottstown, PA, USA

problem #5

Dec 112010

Cherokee

  • miles
2001 Jeep Cherokee, the left rear wheel/tire broke free from hub rolling off the left side of road. Unit 1 coasted to outside berm. According to the police report, 1 of 5 bolts were missing from the right front hub, 1 of 5 stud bolts were missing from the right rear hub and the right rear tire was bald and exposing steel belts. The five stud bolt holes in the rim were severely worn. It was also noticed that the front ball joint was bad. (Ohio traffic crash report # 10-0864-90) updated 02/15/11

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #4

Sep 262008

Cherokee

  • miles
Needed tires rotated. Tech show me the side wall of all four tires with cracks and said I should replace them asap. Tires are big O big foot.

- Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

problem #3

Nov 072002

Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,400 miles

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

Car skids, hydroplanes and dovetails in even slightly wet road conditions. Recently, the car hydroplaned into a fallen tree on a highway off-ramp, causing excessive damage to the vehicle.

- Toluca Lake, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 042002

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Purchased Jeep Cherokee 4WD 2001 new drove off dealership lot and noticed vibration and wheel shook slightly, technician said this was due to the newness of the tires and that I was not used to driving an SUV and it was a "sportier and rougher ride". vibrations increased as time went on. Then steering started to pull to one side. I met with a mechanic (not at the dealership-wanted outside opinion). Mechanic stated front tires needed replaced as they were bubbled on inside, needed new ceramix front brake pads, new machine rotors, and front end alignment and my right rear rim is bent and left camber is out and their are no kits available at this time to repair my Jeep. I paid $846.43 and when I drove home the Jeep still vibrates and pulls. I hear a noise when I am driving that sounds like the tires or rims are rubbing. I don't blame my mechanic, he did a fine job however I feel that I got stuck with a lemon and was shocked to see 113 consumer complaints on your site that were all very similar to my own. I think this should be looked into further by someone who has more expertise than myself in this area. I have an appointment with service technician next week to check manifold due to engine fires recall notice I received-one more thing to add to my list of worries for myself and my families safety while driving this lemon. Thank you, karen moore.

- Mechanicsville, MD, USA

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problem #1

Sep 112001

Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving outside wall of driver's side rear tire blewout, causing driver to lose control (dotm69ldywr2900). Nlm

- Pinellas Park, FL, USA

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