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10.0

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

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 011998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

On the evening of December 1, 1998, I had my 1998 Grand Cherokee in park with the door open while I was getting my mail from a bank of mailboxes. While I was out of the car, it started to roll backwards, even though it was sitting on level ground. The open door hit the bank of mailboxes and I was able to get into the car to stop it. I reported this to the insurance company since I needed to have the drivers door replaced. The car was in park, and after I got in to stop it from rolling backwards, it was still in park. I never reported this to Jeep because no one believed me and it has not happened since then. The Jeep was leased, and I turned it in on June 27, 2001 to gene's Chrysler in fairbanks, Alaska. However, after reading about this happening to other Jeep in the la times, I wanted to file my complaint also.

- Fairbanks, AK, USA

problem #2

Oct 082000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Driver side door hinge bolts are brittle and broke resulting in the hinge separating from the body frame. Owner took photos of broken bolt in hingle assembly and has broken part to show a poor cast of the bolt. Owner drilled out and replaced one bolt until taken to dealer. Dealer does not believe this is a serious issue and wishes to charge for replacement. However, the failure of both bolts of one hinge allowed the door to be unsafe for vehicle operation. What would have happened if this occured during movement of the vehicle" my question is could this be a result of a bad batch of bolts and has this occured to another vehicle"

- Glen Allen, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 011998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Door hinge failed.

- Tustin, CA, USA

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