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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
26 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,969 miles

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #29

Dec 082004

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,095 miles

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

While driving vehicle hit a tree at approximately 25 mph. Upon impact, the air bags failed to deploy. The consumer almost went through the windshield as the passenger seat belt came off of its base.

- Bridgewater, MA, USA

problem #28

Feb 022004

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
Consumer's vehicle was hit on the driver side at 45 mph. The front end of the vehicle was severely damaged yet the air bags did not deploy. When consumer's vehicle was hit on the driver's side, it went off road and hit a tree head-on. Consumer suffered injuries on the neck, shoulder, knee and back.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #27

Nov 072003

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision while driving at 25 mph. Upon impact, the air bags failed to deploy. The driver sustained minor injuries to his wrist. Also the consumer suffered injuries to his right knee and side.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #26

Oct 182003

Grand Cherokee

  • 210,000 miles

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

While driving 50 mph vehicle hit another vehicle, and the front air bags did not deploy. The passenger was transported to the emergency room due to chest injuries.

- Jackson, CA, USA

problem #25

Jan 012002

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While traveling at 55 mph consumer ran into another vehicle crushing whole bumper in. None of air bags deployed. Contacted dealer.

- Sylavania, GA, USA

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problem #24

Aug 032001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Jeep Grand Cherokee was involved in a virtual head-on collision with another vehicle. Other vehicle was traveling approximately 35-45 miles per hour. The air bags did not deploy, nor did the seat belts lock upon impact. Crash resulted in minor injuries to driver and passenger.

- Manchester, GA, USA

problem #23

Jul 091999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle was parked at curve, consumer turned engine on, and vehicle was still in park. Vehicle took off backwards, then dashed forward. Vehicle hit a tree, and almost a pedestrian. Consumers leg was injured.dealer was contacted. Upon impacting the tree both the driver and passenger air bags deployed, the driver's side air bag exploded from the force of the driver's impact, the driver sustained serious right hip and right femur fractures. Nlm

- E. Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #22

Mar 072001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision. Upon impact, airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries.

- Crown City, OH, USA

problem #21

Sep 252000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When vehicle crashed into a cow while traveling about 45 mph there was no deployment of driver's side or passenger's side air bags. Entire front end of the Cherokee was smashed back to the engine.

- Collngsville, OK, USA

problem #20

Feb 012000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Airbags didn't deploy in front end collision, then Jeep flipped on its side then over.

- Clarksville, AR, USA

problem #19

Oct 291999

Grand Cherokee

  • miles

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

Was driving vehicle 50-60mph on a back road when a deer jumped in front of vehicle. Deer was hit by center of vehicle & neither air bags deployed upon impact.

- Lima, NY, USA

problem #18

Oct 291999

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Was driving vehicle 50-60mph on a back road when a deer jumped in front of vehicle. Deer was hit by center of vehicle & neither air bags deployed upon impact.

- Lima, NY, USA

problem #17

Aug 291999

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 50mph. Upon impact, the airbags did not deploy. Manufacturer will be notified.

- West Milton, PA, USA

problem #16

Aug 291999

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 50mph. Upon impact, the airbags did not deploy. Manufacturer will be notified.

- West Milton, PA, USA

problem #15

Jul 301999

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While driving at 35-40 mph another vehicle pulled out in front. Consumer's vehicle ran into the other vehicle head-on, and airbags didn't deploy. Contacted dealer and manufacturer.

- Coral Spgs, FL, USA

problem #14

Jul 301999

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While driving at 35-40 mph another vehicle pulled out in front. Consumer's vehicle ran into the other vehicle head-on, and airbags didn't deploy. Contacted dealer and manufacturer.

- Coral Spgs, FL, USA

problem #13

Jul 041999

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While driving about 50 mph had a collision, but the air bag did not deploy.

- Miami Beach, FL, USA

problem #12

Nov 191998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The vehicle hit a tree head-on at 40mph and the airbags, both driver's and passenger's side, did not deploy. Currently, vehicle is in bodyshop.

- Lead Hill, AR, USA

problem #11

Nov 191998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The vehicle hit a tree head-on at 40mph and the airbags, both driver's and passenger's side, did not deploy. Currently, vehicle is in bodyshop.

- Lead Hill, AR, USA

problem #10

Dec 301998

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Leased company vehicle. While pulling into driveway applied brakes and vehicle accellerated and went through a concrete block wall and window. Wet pavement, 5mph. Neither air bag deployed when incident occurred. Dealer aware of the problem with $6, 900. 00 damage and investigation pending. Provide further information.

- Fenton, MO, USA

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