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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,143 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 022015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles


The contact owns a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the front driver side door popped open while the vehicle was in motion. The contact stated that the latch failed to close the door. The contact stated that it did not look like the latch was fractured, but it would not hold. In addition, the contact stated that the heat would only blow through the vents on the top of the dashboard and not the floor or other vents. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN and failure mileage were unavailable.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #6

Jul 252003

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
The driver's door failed on my 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, meaning that metal fatigue and nothing more than metal fatigue caused the metal containing the door latch bold mechanism to literally deteriorate and the door had to be replaced. Daimler-Chrysler refused to acknowledge or pay for the defect.

- Princeton, NJ, USA

problem #5

Sep 032003

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Driver's door mechanism is not working at all, won't close properly. Dealer states they are not responsible for that problem.

- Schuylkill Haven, PA, USA

problem #4

Jul 012003

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles


Eletrical, air condition, body noise over all unhappy with vicial evaporator core $1000 to repair lights and dash gages do not fuction properly suspicion sqeaks had oiled helped for a day brakes were very quick will not line up if you let go of the wheel it goes straight off the road radio can not be truned up door paniles vibrate left turn light stays on on the dash at all times fuel gage reeds emepty even when full an light is on.

- Batesburg, SC, USA

problem #3

Jan 012002

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle door latch broke from metal attachment. Driver held on to door until arriving at dealership.

- Goshen, NY, USA

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problem #2

Dec 131999

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
The door locks inside the door fell apart.

- Marlton, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 141998

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Doors continuously attempt to lock even after they are locked. Similarly, all 4 windows rolled down approximately 4 inches while driving on the road.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

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