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6.8

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,444 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #9

Jul 272006

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles

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

Air conditioning - after 100,000 miles I had to replace my air conditioning system due to leaks. Now I am having problem with water leaking into my car. The replacement parts for the air conditioning are not properly made (in my opinion). There is no drain hose to the evaporator - just a lip - that is suppose to drain out onto the ground. The lip is not long enough to allow the water to dip properly. Therefore, I kept getting water in my backseat floorboard.

- Citrus Springs, FL, USA

problem #8

May 012001

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Consumer states the drainage for the air conditioning is getting clogged and flowing into the vehicle's back seat causing flooding. Vehicle repaired by dlr in 06/01, but problem reoccurred in 07/01. In 12/01 the evaporator was replaced and a screen was inserted into the drain vent area. Repair was only temporary as leaking reocurred 09/20/02. Nlm

- Yellow Springs, OH, USA

problem #7

May 062002

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Consumer states that when turning on the air conditioner, there was hot air blowing out of the fent. Took to dealer and they put on a new evaporater coil. Consumer states this corrected the problem.

- Quakertown, PA, USA

problem #6

Sep 122001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Air conditioner doesn't cool at all.

- Randleman, NC, USA

problem #5

Sep 122001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air conditioner doesn't cool at all.

- Randleman, NC, USA

problem #4

Jun 302000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Wire module to HVAC blower failed. It was extremely hot, made a burning smell, and melted part of the blower motor housing. The wire module and blower motor were replaced. After 1 month, the wire module failed again. (same as the first occurrence: Burning smell and very hot)

- Humboldt, TN, USA

problem #3

Jun 302000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

Wire module to HVAC blower failed. It was extremely hot, made a burning smell, and melted part of the blower motor housing. The wire module and blower motor were replaced. After 1 month, the wire module failed again. (same as the first occurrence: Burning smell and very hot)

- Humboldt, TN, USA

problem #2

Aug 222000

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
A/C low pressure switch replaced.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

Sep 251998

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air conditioning switch failed.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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