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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,721 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 192003

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,162 miles


The transmission did not shift and accelerate properly, the dealer could not duplicate the problem. The ABS light illuminated on the dashboard, after the vehicle was turned off, all the gauges illuminated, the parking brake was adjusted, and the battery was replaced.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Sep 292002

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Consumer states that when vehicle was in park the parking brake disengages causing an accident. Dealer notified.

- Orem, UT, USA

problem #1

Jul 012002

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Rear parking brake shoes seem to "fall off" of backing plates. I discussed this with several people who own the same vehicle, and have the same problem. My service advisor stated he has seen this on other vehicles, as well as a dealership mechanic. Once the show separates inside the rear brake, the parking brake does not function properly. Daimerchrysler states it is not a warranty item because it is part of the brakes. If a consumer does not know that his parking brake is inoperative, it could cause a potential accident.

- Milford, MA, USA

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