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8.2

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,509 miles

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #11

Sep 272007

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Recently went to have my vehicle inspected and was told that failed due to a cracked exhaust manifold. Unable to drive my vehicle now until its repaired.

- Marlborough, MA, USA

problem #10

Jul 292003

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Exhaust manifold has cracked. Local dealer says this is common and will replace with after market manifold. They use after market because factory manifold has a design flaw.

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #9

Jul 182003

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,600 miles
Dealer identified a cracked exhaust manifold in my 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The car only has 49,600 miles and is not used for off-road driving. I believe there is a manufacturer defect. Most owners, as in my case, find out too late. There seems to be increasing and recurring incidents with the 4.0L engines. Chrysler redesigned the 1999 models without notifying 1998 owners of the manifold problem. Chrysler is not willing to pay for any of the $1200 plus it will cost me to repair.

- Natick, MA, USA

problem #8

Jan 042003

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Broken exhaust manifold, allowing exhaust gases to exit exhaust system. Allowing gases to enter passenger compartment possibly causing death from carbon monoxide poisoning. This is the second time that I had to replace this manifold. At a cost of $1127 each time.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

problem #7

Mar 042002

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
The exhaust manifold is cracked. I decided to have a tune up and discovered the problem through the dealer. It seems to be a relatively new vehicle for this type of part to failure.

- Eagle River, AK, USA

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problem #6

Aug 012000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Exhaust manifold is cracked, causing fumes/odor to escape out into engine compartment, and can be smelled in passenger's compartment. The consumer believes the exhaust manifold was defective but the manufacturer declined to replace.

- Cochranto, PA, USA

problem #5

Oct 011999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

Exhaust manifold failed.

- Marlton, NJ, USA

problem #4

Oct 261999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Exhaust manifold has a leak in it, transmission was replaced last month and is slipping all over again. Dealership had my truck for three days and did not fix I'm in the process of bring it to another dealership.

- Marlton, NJ, USA

problem #3

Sep 081999

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Engine, muffler, sunroof, brakes, cruise control.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #2

May 251999

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Muffler and tail pipe failed. Mjs

- San Rafael, CA, USA

problem #1

May 251999

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Muffler and tail pipe failed. Mjs

- San Rafael, CA, USA

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