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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,200 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 Grand Cherokee accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 232003

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,400 miles

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

Primary & secondary hood latch failure.

- Watervliet, NY, USA

problem #6

Jan 212003

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While driving the hood will pop up causing lost of visibility. Please provide any additional information.

- Lawrenceville, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jan 292002

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The consumer experienced a hood latch problem. Driving down hwy 64 at 65 mph when hood flew open. Driver was able to pull vehicle to side of road. Diamlerchrysler investigator came out and said latches had corroded due to owner lack of maintenence. Maintenence manual has a small note in the middle of the manual regarding lubrication of the latches, but this task is not part of scheduled maintenence tasks nor does manual describe what to use to lubricate latches. Also owner purchased vehicle used in January 2001. Previous owner was in NJ or md. Entire hood and primary and secondary latches had to be replaced. Front fender had minor damage. Cat 10/28/03

- Sury, VA, USA

problem #4

Dec 092001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

Hood flew open at 65 mph, safety latch did not engage as designed.

- Williamsburg, VA, USA

problem #3

Jun 162001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
I was traveling on the hwy at 70-73 mph. When hood lifted and completely blinded me. I have been told by people that a safety latch should have stopped the hood from lifting the way it did.

- Wareham, MA, USA

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problem #2

Dec 262000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At 60 mph hood flew open, safety hood latch was not operational. Chrysler takes no responsibility. The hood was replaced one month after purchase due to hail damage while at dealer's care.

- Maple Grove, MN, USA

problem #1

Sep 011998

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Hood latches failed.

- Irvine, CA, USA

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