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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 14 of 15)

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problem #26

Jul 102001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

PE01021, vehicle was in park position with engine running when it popped out of gear and went into reverse on its own, causing vehicle to roll. Consumer jumped in, and put foot on brakes to stop vehicle. Consumer noticed vehicle was still in park positon.

- Burlington, NJ, USA

problem #25

May 152001

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked with engine running, emergency brake not applied, vehicle suddenly went backward. Consumer was able to stop vehicle. No injuries.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #24

Nov 141999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was in park and still running when it jumped out of park into reverse, and went backwards into a building. Vehicle slammed into building so hard that it jumped into drive and hit another building before coming to a stop. Consumer has contacted dealer.

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #23

Jun 272001

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle was parked in driveway in park with engine running, and emergency brake not applied, and vehicle suddenly surged forward, consumer's foot on brake, vehicle was stopped by garage door.

- Emerson, NJ, USA

problem #22

Dec 012000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After placing vehicle in park, consumer got out and vehicle began to move backwards, and hit a house. Vehicle was parked on flat ground.

- Bluffs, IL, USA

problem #21

Feb 031999

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While vehicle was idling in park it had rolled across the street into neighbor's vehicle. Manufacturer examined vehicle and determined that there was nothing wrong with vehicle. The vehicle went in reverse on its own from where it was stopped with the engine running and struck another vehicle.

- Rifle, CO, USA

problem #20

Jun 212001

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

PE 01 021/rolled away in park: While pulling out of a parking lot, gear shift inadvertently jumped out of gear into reverse and caused vehicle to run into a wall. Dealer manufacturer were not notified at this time. Feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #19

May 012000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While vehicle was in park with engine idling, it jumped into reverse, resulting in minor injuries to driver.

- Laflin, PA, USA

problem #18

Oct 132000

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While vehicle was idling in park it started rolling backwards, knocking consumer down and dragging her into a neighbor's yard. Vehicle impacted a mail box, and stopped when it struck a house. Consumer suffered head lacerations, scars on her forehead, and a broken left arm that required surgery. Plate and 9 screws installed during operation. Also, there was a back injury, and she was confined to bed for 6 weeks. Manufacturer examined vehicle and could not determine a reason for problem. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Brentwood, TN, USA

problem #17

Aug 262000

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked with engine running, emergency brake not engaged, when it suddenly went backward. Driver door was open, door was bent back by concrete pillar. Consumer ran after vehicle, jumped in and shut off engine. Damage was $ $2500 to $ 3000.00.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #16

Oct 031998

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While vehicle was in park and idling vehicle rolled backwards, approximately 65 yards before consumer was able to jump into vehicle to apply the brakes. Consumer ruptured a disk in her neck when she jumped into vehicle. Manufacturer has examined vehicle, and could not determine a cause for the problem. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Decatur, AL, USA

problem #15

Jan 012001

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was in park with engine running, emergency brake not used, when it suddenly went backwards about 150 feet through a fence, consumer was able to get in, and shut off engine.

- Newtown, CT, USA

problem #14

May 112001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked in driveway with engine running, emergency brake not engaged, and vehicle suddenly went backward, across road into wooded area. Stopped when it hit a tree. Damage unknown at this time. No injuries. Vehicle sustained $1810.72 in damages.

- Saranac, NY, USA

problem #13

Jun 012001

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Transmission jumped into reverse from park when brakes were applied. Vehicle traveled approximately 20 feet before consumer was able to stop vehicle. Dealership has not examined vehicle. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #12

Mar 091999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle jumped from park into reverse while consumer was in a store, causing vehicle to roll across the parking lot uncontrolled. The vehicle was on a level surface and motor was running.

- Mendham, NJ, USA

problem #11

Feb 012000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While vehicle was in park, consumer was unloading news papers. Consumer proceeded to walk away and heard a noise. Then, turned around and vehicle was rolling backwards. Consumer states that vehicle was in park and popped out of park. Consumer took vehicle to dealer, and dealer said there was no problem with gears. Also, dealer could not duplicate problem. Consumer feel this is related to investigation in todays newspapers on Jeep Cherokee coming out of gear.

- Sherwood, AR, USA

problem #10

Mar 261998

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While vehicle was in idle and park, vehicle rolled backwards side swiping a tree and impacting a neighbors house. Dealership examined the vehicle and repaired the problem.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #9

Jul 302000

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
PE 01 021: While parked and idling vehicle jumped out of gear into reverse, and hit a parked car and injure the consumer.

- Watonga, OK, USA

problem #8

Feb 212001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was placed in park position when exiting vehicle, and vehicle jumped out of gear into drive, bounced off curve and went into reverse. Consumer has contacted dealer.

- Orland Park, IL, USA

problem #7

Dec 042000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission jumped from park into reverse, causing a collision. Dealer has inspected vehicle, and manufacturer has been notified.

- Williamsville, NY, USA

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