Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

4.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,023 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

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

« Read the previous 20 complaints

problem #8

Feb 252000

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Dealer sold vehicle with leaking rear seals, defective differential. Noticed bumping and whining noise less than 8 hours after purchase. Sun roof leaked causing the headliner to detach from roof of vehicle. Repaired once-said drain tubes were routed properly. Second time replaced roof-said seals did not match. Rear differential replaced. But did not address leakage around transfer case, seals etc in Dec 98. Now it's in the shop again! gas gauge fluctuates to empty when idling. Transmission slips. Driver seat automatiically reclines and heater does not work consistently.

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #7

Jun 091999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle been experiencing unnecessary noise coming from the rear; rear end differential was replaced twice by dealer, and problem still occurring.

- Sewannee, GA, USA

problem #6

Jan 262000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for abov evehicle.

- Severn, MD, USA

problem #5

Oct 201998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

Front differential initially rebuilt by dealer, at same time rear differential was replaced.. subsequently front differential failed and was replaced in total, including axle housing. While traveling 200 miles from home at 65 mph in passing zone car "died" losing all power. Able to make breakdown lane through traffic, waited 1.5 hrs. For chrylser provided tow to nearest dealer. Closed at 8:45 P.M. on Friday. Tow truck took us to hotel and returned our disabled car to dealership. They were only open for sales on Saturday, so we needed to rent a car to get to relatives house for sat. Night till someone from home could come up and tow our disabled car back to NY on Sunday, where it was left at local dealer. Dealer said coil wire was routed to close to exhaust manifold causing it to overheat and short to manifold, causing loss of power.

- Staatsburg, NY, USA

problem #4

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Rear differential leak.

- Calabasas, CA, USA

Search CarComplaints.com for these popular complaint phrases...

problem #3

Jan 261999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Howling noise when traveling between 50 to 70 mph. Have had vehicle into the dealership 9 times for same problem. The Grand Cherokee is a quadra-trac. The dealership and the Chrysler rep. (bob horne) have told us that chrylser is aware of this problem and cannot repair the problem, that we have to "live with it" or purchase a select-trac or 2-wheel drive the next time. That was their solution for fixing our vehicle. If Chrysler is aware that the problem exists, why are they not letting the consumer know at the time of purchase and investigating the problem to find a solution. We didn't pay almost $30,000 to listen to a howling noise in the rear-end for 4 years, and to be told to turn the radio up louder.....please help.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 061998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Loud whine appearing to originate from rear differential. Dealer removed differential and observed obvious wear to gears. Replaced with new differential. Whine is louder and higher pitched.

- Scottsville, KY, USA

problem #1

May 181998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear differential failed.

- Chicago, IL, USA

Not what you are looking for?