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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 11 of 15)

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problem #86

Aug 032001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

The Grand Cherokee did an inadvertant rollaway in reverse last summer. Luckily I caught and stopped it before it hit my neighbors house.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #85

Jun 102001

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
I noticed that I was having trouble with the shifting mechanism. More recently I have had several incidents of having to manipulate the shifter to start the car. On 7-26-2001 I was standing behind the vehicle(it was running and in park) when all of a sudden the vehicle jumped into reverse without anyone being in the vehicle. My daughter is 9 months and I would hate to have this problem when I am taking her out of or placing her into her car seat. I contacted the manufacturer on 7/27/2001 but still have no response. Is there something else I should do? I am taking the Jeep to be looked at 8/4/2001 should I have them look for anything specific. I can be reached at (228)860-5584 or via E-mail at aliceh@cableone.net.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #84

May 011998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
I had shut off engine and had put it into park, opened door and had just put foot onto ground when the vehicle started to roll backwards. I was unable to get back into vehicle as the door was still open and the vehicle started rolling backwards too fast, so I reached in and hit the brake pedal with my hands. The passenger in front seat put it back into park. I had minor injuries from being dragged those few feet. The three of us had seen me put it into park.

- Verona, WI, USA

problem #83

Apr 232000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Car was running and in park. Driver had exited vehicle, was standing near it, when it shifted into reverse and went backwards hitting fence at side of yard.

- Yardley, PA, USA

problem #82

Jul 252001

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
When putting vehicle in park it would slip out of gear. Also, can't start vehicle unless it is in neutral or pushed back into park.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #81

Aug 082001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When shifting from park to reverse gear jumps back into park. T dealer has been notified.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #80

Aug 072001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While idling in park vehicle jumped into reverse, resulting in a collision. Please provide additional information.

- Batton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #79

Jun 012001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PE01-021, vehicle was idling in park when it shifted out of park into reverse on its own with 4 month child in vehicle, and it rolled backwards, hitting a stone wall.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #78

Oct 012000

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked with engine running, emergency brake not applied, and vehicle suddenly went backward. Door was opened, consumer was able to jump in and shut off engine. Consumer suffered slight injuries. No damage to vehicle.

- Grandview, IA, USA

problem #77

Oct 012000

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked with engine running, emergency brake not applied. Vehicle suddenly went backward, came to stop when it hit another vehicle. Damage to vehicle was $1100.

- St. Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #76

Jul 172001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle was in park while engine was still running. Within minutes vehicle started to roll backwards. Vehicle came to a stop when it hit house.

- Eddington, ME, USA

problem #75

Nov 011998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer placed the vehicle in park and went out of vehicle to drop some mail, driver's side door was opened. After she got out of vehicle it then jumped out of gear and into reverse, causing door to fall off. Dealer did not find defect for transmission.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #74

Oct 012000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While parked with engine idling, vehicle jumped from park to reverse, resulting in a collision. Dealer has inspected and repaired vehicle. Consumer had attempted to stop vehicle, but was unable to. Brake/rotor problem.

- Weston, FL, USA

problem #73

Nov 012000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer's vehicle was in park and idling. Consumer exited vehicle and it started moving backwards towards her. Consumer was knocked down, and was unable to stop vehicle before it crashed into another car across the street. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Sperry, IA, USA

problem #72

Jul 102001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stopped at a gas station, got out and left the vehicle running. Consumer was told the vehicle was moving backwards, and by the time the consumer got in, vehicle had already hit another vehicle. Both vehicles were damaged. A week before, consumer took the vehicle to dealer because of hearing a grinding sound when in reverse. Dealer at that time replaced the valve system. The shifter cable was loose right after the valve work had been completed.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #71

Jan 141999

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was left running while in park, consumer got out to go to a mail box, and vehicle jumped into reverse backwards, down a hill, and ran over consumer's leg. Consumer has yet to contact dealer.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #70

May 302001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked with engine running, emergency brake not applied, and vehicle suddenly went backward. Driver side door was open. Consumer was able to jump in, and shut off engine. No accident, no injuries.

- Cambridge, MD, USA

problem #69

Jul 132001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A parking garage attendant pulled my car out for me and stepped out of the car, and walked several feet away. I was standing behind the car attempting to put my bike on the bike rack when it suddenly started backing up on top of me. I tried to hold the car.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #68

Mar 012000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer put vehicle in park opened the door to get out, and vehicle started to roll backwards. Consumer will add more detailed information to the form.

- Maple Heights, OH, USA

problem #67

Dec 012000

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While in a parked position vehicle jumped out of gear. Consumer no longer owns vehicle. But dealer was made aware of problem at time of incident. Consumer is employed by Jeep.

- Coralville, IA, USA

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