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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
107 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
76 / 3
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 10 of 15)

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problem #106

Aug 062001

Grand Cherokee

  • miles

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

I left the vehicle idling in park in my driveway. I walked across the road to get my mail. When I got back into my vehicle, it started backing up. I slammed on the brakes to try to stop it. It went backwards across the road, down an incline, and stopped when it ran into my neighbor's fence.

- Union, MS, USA

problem #105

Aug 062001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle went into reverse while idling in park.

- Parsons, TN, USA

problem #104

Aug 132001

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Lever will shift from drive one to drive two. Dealer is inspecting vehicle at owner's expense. Please provide additional information.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #103

Jul 122001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

Engine was running while in park, (driver was outside of the car) car slipped into reverse and drove itself across a field and hit a fence.

- Mcgaheysville, VA, USA

problem #102

Jan 182000

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Having backed my car out of the garage, I realized I had left something in the house that I needed. I put the car in park, it was idling when I got out of the car. Before entering my house I glanced over my shoulder and saw my Jeep rolling back down the driveway to eventually crash into a tree on my property.

- Bogart, GA, USA

problem #101

Nov 011998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I left car idling in park, went in house and about five minutes later I looked out the window and saw the car backing out of driveway and it crashed into a tree. This was on level ground. I contacted local dealer and they said that it must have been my fault. This car ultimately went back to dealer on the lemon law in August of 99. The dials went off when I was traveling, the air went off, the locks wouldn't work nor the air conditioning. This would last a few minutes and then come back on. It went back to the dealer about ten times and for more than thirty days. I tried to have them take back the car but they refused so I went the lemon law route. I do not know where the car is now. I will forward to you in another email what I wrote into your regional office on Friday night.

- Clifton Park, NY, USA

problem #100

Apr 012001

Grand Cherokee

  • miles

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

While vehicle was parked in garage. Engine running. And car was in park, driver side car door was opened and driver started to step out of car. Car began rolling backwards and driver was able to jump back in car and put in park, after car had hit the garage door.

- White House, TN, USA

problem #99

Aug 092001

Grand Cherokee

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While taking out a stroller and putting it on side, parking pawl jumped from park to reverse, making vehicle to crash into a tree. Consumer had contacted manufacturer, and they said they will send a technician to dealer area to inspect vehicle. The gear shift would stick due to a design flaw.

- Athens, GA, USA

problem #98

Aug 092001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Nothing happened to the air bags. My concern was for information on the parking gear for my vehicle.

- Coram, NY, USA

problem #97

Aug 042001

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle jumped from park to reverse. Consumer was not parked on a incline. Dealer has been contacted.

- Hot Springs, AK, USA

problem #96

Jul 272001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

Transmission would slip out of gear and rpms would rise. This would cause vehicle to jerk forward while driving. Problem only happens when gears are between 2nd & 3rd, and traveling between 25 and 45mph.

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #95

Jan 262001

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Car was pulled into the garage and placed in park with the engine still running. I exited the car and left the driver's side door open. At this point the car was idling and was not moving. In approximately 5-10 seconds the car started moving rapidly backwards and proceeded out of the garage, down the driveway, across the grass and was stopped by a 10ft tall row of shrubs and a chainlink fence. As the car proceeded out of the garage the open door slammed into the garage, bending it back and causing siginificant damage. Luckily, my 5 and 3 year old were securely buckled into their car seats and were not injured in the accident. The incident was reported to Chrysler. They sent out and inspector who reported no mechanical errors with the vehicle and the accident was due to negligence on my part.

- Crawford, TX, USA

problem #94

Jul 182001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stepped out of vehicle while it was parked and still running, without any indication the vehicle went into reverse, knocking consumer down and bent the drivers side door and left side frame.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #93

Aug 011999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Poped into reverse and hit another truck. While I was 8 ft away.

- Dyersburg, TN, USA

problem #92

Aug 102001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While still running put vehicle in park to get out for a few minutes, and consumer noticed a clicking noise. Soon after vehicle was traveling backwards in parking lot, running into another vehicle.

- Oklahome City, OK, USA

problem #91

Jan 271999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After parking vehicle inside garage while still running consumer got out of vehicle, and was standing on the side. Without any indication, vehicle traveled backward, pulling consumer out of garage, and bending driver's side door while traveling down driveway. Please provide further informaton.

- Pittsburg, NH, USA

problem #90

Apr 302001

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle jumped from park to reverse causing driver's side door to be knocked off the hinges. It continued moving and hit a parked vehicle. Finally it stopped when it hit the wall. Repairs totaled three thousand dollars. Dealer has been contacted. Consumer suffered injuries.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #89

Aug 042001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle was in park at our mailbox, suddenly started moving backwards, in attempt to jump in door knocked me down and the vehicle ran over my leg.

- Flagstaff, AZ, USA

problem #88

Dec 222000

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While putting vehicle into park to get out for a few minutes engine was running. Consumer soon noticed vehicle traveling backwards in parking lot, running into another vehicle.

- Oklahome City, OK, USA

problem #87

Jul 221999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle shifted from park into reverse on two different occassions. The second time I was teaching my niece to drive. We were sitting in the vehicle when it shifted from park into reverse. No damage that time.

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

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