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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.

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee accessories - interior problems

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 012005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The heated seat on the driver's side of the consumer's 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee ltd malfunctioned. As a result the system burned through the leather seat in the lumbar region. The consumer contacted the manufacturer but the refused to provided any assistance.

- Hartford, WI, USA

problem #3

Dec 101999

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Parked and locked vehicle caught on fire. Origin of fire front passenger seat. Probable seat heater defect. Entire interior destroyed. Investigation by Chrysler complete. Chrysler said they could find no reason the seat caught on fire by itself in an unoccupied off vehicle. There was no vandalism as the vehicle was opened by the fire department. Seat heater was used for the first time this year the prior weekend and on the day of the fire smelt a burning odor while driving but assumed it coming from outside the vehicle. After parking the vehicle was notified of the fire after 3 hours.

- Long Grove, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 011998

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Seat heating elements failed.

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 011998

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Seat warmer, when on, gets extremely hot, approximately 214 degrees. Dealer contacted, and cannot remedy the problem. Problem occurred three times. Also, steering gear box locked up and was replaced/transfer case was making noise and was replaced. Provide further information.

- Mahwah, NJ, USA

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