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

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee transmission problems

transmission problem

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

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problem #6

Oct 011997

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


When the gear shift is placed in park, the truck continues to roll. I have had the truck into the dealer several times without fixing the problem. I contacted Chrysler in April 1999 and they sent a manufactures rep. To center Jeep to fix the problem. They assured me it was corrected. Approximately 2 months later, the truck started intermittently rolling in park. I have left several messages with my contact at Chrysler on his voice mail (john baumgartner). None of the messages were returned, and there is now another name on the voice mail. Recently, the truck rolled while at a car wash, hitting another car. This is a very severe safety problem, and I need some assistance in getting Chrysler to fix this.

- Northridge, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 271999

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Idling vehicle shifted out of park into reverse and ran down driveway striking a mailbox, jumped the curb and crashed into trees in neighbor's lot.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 081998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Truck was parked with the engine running on a flat incline, when the transmission slipped out of gear, and the truck rolled backward and hit the neighbor's vehicle. Nobody was in the truck at the time of the incident. But when consumer went to retrieve the truck it was still in the park gear.

- Concorde, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 081998

Grand Cherokee

  • miles


Vehicle shifted out of park gear striking consumer causing severe injury. (attorney for consumer).

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #2

Oct 161998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle jumps out of gear from park into reverse while engine is running, causing the vehicle to run into tree, dealer cannot determine problem.

- South Orleans, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 301998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While the key was in the ignition and the vehicle in park position, the vehicle rolled away, almost causing an accident and injuries.

- Chicotee, MA, USA

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