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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,875 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 #4

Jun 082004

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,500 miles


When consumer attempted to have the brake pads changed he found that the bolts on each side of the brake assembly were missing. The dealer replaced the missing bolts.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #3

Sep 122003

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
While depressing on the brakes consumer heard a grinding noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. This caused the vehicle to have extended stopping distance. The consumer has the parts that were replaced.

- Plainfield, NJ, USA

problem #2

Mar 112003

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
1. fuel injector failed causing the engine to misfire and operate on only 5 out of 6 cylinders. 2. in the same cylinder (#6) rod broke, causing engine to blow and need replacement at only 42,000 miles. 3. power steering pump almost fell off the vehicle. (most likely due to improper installation after engine rebuild). 4. brakes constantly squeak or make grinding noise when pressure is applied. When temperatures are below 50 degrees, a high pitched whinning noise is heard from underneath the vehicle. Can only be heard when traveling under 45 mph - due to road noise masking the sound. (multiple dealers have not been able to determine what the problem is nor be able to fix it, so constantly whines). 5. fuel gauge fluctuates when 3/4 full (drops to empty and fuel light turns on, then returns to normal reading. Will continue to do this until tank is 1/4 full). Told this is a problem with the fuel sensor. 6. transmission is occasionally rough (jerky shifting between 1st and 2nd gears).

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #1

Jul 142001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Brakes squeaking and vehicle popping out of gear a lot. 59-V830-680

- Panama City, FL, USA

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