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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,446 miles

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 2 of 5)

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problem #67

Oct 012000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While parked with engine idling, vehicle jumped from park to reverse, resulting in a collision. Dealer has inspected and repaired vehicle. Consumer had attempted to stop vehicle, but was unable to. Brake/rotor problem.

- Weston, FL, USA

problem #66

Jun 012000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Front & rear rotors warped (pulsating sensation), replaced at 25K miles, again at 37K miles. Dealer claims excessive braking!!

- Foster City, CA, USA

problem #65

Jul 062001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Vehicle was having problems with brakes. Took vehicle to dealer and was informed vehicle was on recall #00V136000 for rotors. They were repaired along with other parts of brakes. Owner was charged for repairs to brake rotors and other parts. This was a leased vehicle.

- Warren, RI, USA

problem #64

Jun 222000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

Consumer has been trying to contact dealer since June of 2000 for a recall letter that was received on vehicle. Consumer does not specifically state which recall, however there is only 1 in the recall database from a year ago and that is dealing with the rotor:disc hub, a dealer 30 miles away resolved recall issue.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #63

Oct 102000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
I bought a Jeep Grand Cherokee limited with 16,000miles in March 2000 & thought it was a fine running vehicle with excelent brakes. Jeep recalled the rotors & replaced them with stainless steel ones on 10/10/2000 at 29,234miles. The mechanic commented about a problem & on the way home we also noticed a terrible change in the car. When the brakes are applied the vehicle bucks & shudders, practically knocks your teeth out! very reduced & unsafe stopping resulted. These rotors have now been replaced four times & tomorrow will be the fifth time, all still under warrentee. These new Jeep rotors have been manufactured out of plane, like a warped record, resulting in unsafe braking & great discomfort. Our fine vehicle has become a lemon with these rotors! Chrysler will not give us any help, except to tell us to deal with our local Jeep service manager, who doesn't have a clue what to do. Do you have any suggestions" letter to the state attorney general"

- Sumner, WA, USA

problem #62

Mar 302001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The front brake rotors failed prior to recall notice 00V-136 resulting in warpage and excessive vibration while driving, the consumer requested reimbursement but has not recieved a response yet. Nlm

- Orwigsburg, PA, USA

problem #61

May 012001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

I want to know why vehicles in Minnesota, especially Twin Cities area, are not included in the brake rotor salt belt recall (recall 00V136000) issued by Chrysler corporation involving the Jeep Grand Cherokee" our winters last 6 to 7 months during which this year the state of Minnesota was running out of salt due to the extreme usage this winter required. You cannot tell me that we don't qualify for this recall. I have received a written denial from damlier-Chrysler requesting this recall be performed on my vehicle. I was told the recall did not apply to my car. Am I supposed to feel safe and secure knowing that this problem exists where heavy salt usage occurs? does anyone see the massive lawsuit pending from owners living in Minnesota" I want an answer to this and I want my rotors replaced with the new style rotors named in the recall.

- West St Paul, MN, USA

problem #60

Jan 022000

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The front brake rotors failed prior to recall notice 00T-005, consumer request reimbursement. Nlm

- Belmar, NJ, USA

problem #59

Aug 152000

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While the consumers daughter was driving the brakes failed when applied resulting in a rear end accident, after the accident the consumer received recall notice 00V-136 for the brake rotors, the consumer feels the faulty rotor may have caused the previous accident. Nlm

- Short Hill, NJ, USA

problem #58

Mar 062000

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The brake rotors failed prior to recall notice 00V-136, the manufacturer refused reimbursement, mechanic stated that the rotors were replaced because of normal use not because they were pitted. Nlm

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #57

Apr 092001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles

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

Rear brake rotors are prematurely wearing, cause unknown. Also, when applying brakes a loud noise occurs, and pedal goes to floor, causing extended stopping distance.

- Mcdonald, PA, USA

problem #56

Mar 222000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Both rear rotors were flaking and rusting. Dealer has advised that they must be replaced. In early November, consumer received a recall notice for front rotors for the exact same problem.

- St Joseph, MO, USA

problem #55

Feb 212001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Vehicle has been repaired uner recall 00 V136 000 for brake rotors five times. Twice before, and twice after recall. When brakes were applied vehicle vibrated. Dealer stated that rotors were warped.

- Perryburg, OH, USA

problem #54

Feb 231999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Have had to have the rotor replaced 5 times since purchase. Took in when I received the recall, but brakes are bad again. This will be the fifth set of rotor the vehicle has gone through at 40,000 miles

- Grove City, OH, USA

problem #53

Sep 301999

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Brake rotors failed prior to recall notice 00V-136, consumer request reimbursement. Nlm

- Lisle, IL, USA

problem #52

May 042000

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Consumer was charged for resurfaced front and rear rotors, soon after he learned of recall 00V-136 and request reimbursement but has not recieved it yet. Nlm

- Lido Beach, NY, USA

problem #51

May 042000

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Front rotors failed prior to recall notice 00V-136 causing steering wheel to pulsate while braking. Nlm

- Roscoe, IL, USA

problem #50

Sep 101998

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
My car started pulsing upon braking at about 10,000 miles. I took its to potamkin Jeep and they fixed it under warranty. The problem started again at 18,971 miles. I took it back to potamkin Jeep and they replaced the rotors. The problem was back at 26,789 miles and I took it to dade Jeep. They replaced the rotors again with the same defective parts. The problem started again at 37,000 miles. Now that the car is out of warranty, they will not fix it now. I filed arbitration with Chrysler and they refuse to admit this car has a problem.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #49

Mar 011999

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dealer replaced first set of front rotors under warranty. Both sets afterwards that were replaced consumer had to pay for repairs. Dealer said this was a known problem with Jeep.

- East Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #48

Nov 012000

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Dealer replaced the rotor under recall 00V-136 soon after the vehicle began to experience steering wheel vibration again because the pads had worn, dealer refused to replace the pads at their expense claiming they were not covered under recall. Nlm

- Oakton, VA, USA

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