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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 3 of 15)

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problem #246

Jan 211999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Placed vehicle in park to go into house upon returning vehicle had appeared to have slipped out of gear cross street hitting neighbor vehicle. 43-R200-494

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #245

Sep 192001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has jumped out of park to reverse while the consumer was still inside, as a result the vehicle traveled abou 35' first hitting and going over a curb and finally hitting a tree which stopped the vehicle, the consumer was not injured but the vehicle sustained damage.

- El Granada, CA, USA

problem #244

Mar 202000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer put vehicle in park to exit vehicle, suddenly vehicle jumped into reverse, consumer's foot was caught in the E-brake release and was dragged out of the driveway, consumer sustained injuries and damage was done to vehicle, dealer has been notified.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #243

Oct 051998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer states this is the second time vehicle has jumped out of park and into reverse, claim 22-P402-189.

- Unknown, 00, USA

problem #242

Apr 212000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle jumped out of park and into reverse, claim 37-3158-660.

- Dupont, WA, USA

problem #241

Aug 201999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer parked vehicle and left it running. Vehicle came out of park and backed into a diesel tank. 13-9488-842

- Olney, IL, USA

problem #240

Mar 192002

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While in park the vehicle popped into reverse, injuring consumers wife while she tried to jump back in to stop vehicle, consumer was crushed starting at her right ankle, up her leg, knee, thigh, pelvis, abdomen, chest, and over her right shoulder. Child was in vehicle at the time of rollaway.

- Pickerington, OH, USA

problem #239

Jan 241999

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was idling in driveway in park, consumer states it jumped into reverse hitting a tree, causing damage to the rear, then it jumped into drive hitting another tree denting the front bumper.

- Corsicana, TX, USA

problem #238

Oct 021998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was put into park, however remained in reverse, causing damage to vehicle, claim number 05-4271-788.

- Unknown, AK, USA

problem #237

Jul 291998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was in park when it began to go into reverse, consumer attempted to get in and stop it, however the vehicles door knocked her to the ground, vehicle then hit stone wall, claim 52-2119-321.

- Ballston Spa, NY, USA

problem #236

Aug 042000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle jumped out of gear. 14-1300-801

- St Anthony, IN, USA

problem #235

Jan 241999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated vehicle was started but was in park when it rolled backwards down a hill.43-R202-294

- Corsicana, TX, USA

problem #234

Mar 282000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states vehicle was in park when she exited, vehicle jumped out of gear and rolled into neighbors tree, when consumer got back in vehicle she noticed the vehicle was still in the park position, claim 13-9784-237.

- Batavia, IL, USA

problem #233

Jul 151998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After parked vehicle found that rolled away hitting bank. 14-1036-355

- Est Lafayettee, IN, USA

problem #232

Aug 111998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle was in park and the owner got out of the car, the vehicle started rolling backwards and crashed into another car. 25-5182-245

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #231

Jul 112001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Parked vehicle had rolled into lake, it was completely submerged and had to be towed out. 13-7399-223

- Murphysboro , IL, USA

problem #230

Jun 061998

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was in park and rolled into a pole, claim 40-2058-894.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #229

Feb 112002

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated that engine was running and gear was in park, got out of the vehicle and walked around 30 ft. Vehicle proceeded to jump out of park and climbed a hill, consumer ran to stop it in which the door was opened, grabbed the steering wheel and the vehicle drugged consumer and hit a tree causing injuries.

- Brighton, CO, USA

problem #228

May 072001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rolled back while vehicle was put in park.46-0437-805

- Elkton , VA, USA

problem #227

Jun 272001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stopped at mailbox and put vehicle in park, exited vehicle and it jumped out of park and rolled into another vehicle, claim 35-W691-557.

- Newark, OH, USA

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