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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,208 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.

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #8

Dec 221998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Transmission intermittantly self shifts into reverse from the parked position.

- Monsey, NY, USA

problem #7

Dec 231998

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
When consumer puts vehicle in park it may shift by itself into reverse. The problem is easily duplicated. Consumer will add VIN# at later date.

- Monsey, NY, USA

problem #6

Oct 181998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Often the vehicle does not start in park. Must shift to neutral and then start.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #5

Oct 181998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

Often the vehicle does not start in park. Must shift to neutral and then start.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #4

Aug 061998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Overdrive unit makes continued thumping noise.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 201998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Gear shifted out of park to reverse after the owner, left the engine running, placed the vehicle in park and exited the vehicle to replace the gas cap. After colliding with another vehicle, the gears shifted from reverse to drive and accelerated forward before the owner was able to re-enter the vehicle, apply the brakes and stop the vehicle.

- Rural Hall, NC, USA

problem #2

May 061998

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Was trying to reverse vehicle but gear did not engage due to defect in a part within transmission, causing erractic operation. No warning was given of defect. Dealer will replace transmission.

- Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #1

May 021998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed to go into reverse.

- Lafayette, IN, USA

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