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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 4 of 15)

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problem #226

Aug 131998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer pulled vehicle up and put it in park, vehicle kept rolling and did not stop until hitting two parked vehicles, claim 22-P397-428.

- Taylor, MI, USA

problem #225

Sep 072000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer backed up and hit another car. He got out to see damage and his vehicle backed up and hit him, pinning him between the vehicles. 25-5434-137

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #224

Sep 051998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle had been placed in park in garage, rolled backwards across the street and was stopped by neighbors wood fence. 31-3012-484

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #223

Jan 292000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle jumped out of park and rolled backward. 13-9729-709

- Washington, IL, USA

problem #222

Nov 091998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After putting vehicle in park and getting out, the gear jumped into reverse and rolled into a neighbors mailbox and house. 59-V053-776

- Tarpon Spgs, FL, USA

problem #221

Oct 031998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While engine was running, gear jumped from park to reverse. 01-6045-177

- Decatur, AL, USA

problem #220

Apr 132002

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Engine was running, emergency brake not applied, vehicle went backward on it's own into the garage. No injuries, damage to vehicle was $2121.

- Conover, NC, USA

problem #219

Mar 192002

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
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 #218

Apr 222002

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked with engine running, emergency brake not applied. It went into reverse on its own, and hit a building. Damage unknown at this time. No injuries.

- Watertown, NY, USA

problem #217

Apr 012002

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving and upon putting vehicle into park it automatically went into reverse on its own.

- Manalapan, NJ, USA

problem #216

Mar 011999

Grand Cherokee

  • miles

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

I was parked, keys out of car, unoccupied. Car rolled back and caused damage to another vehicle.

- Covington, LA, USA

problem #215

Mar 042002

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After leaving vehicle in idle, vehicle started to roll back and ran into another vehicle. Contacted dealer who was not willing to do anything.

- Mount Sterling, KY, USA

problem #214

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 #213

Oct 172000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Sometimes, when the car is set in park, it will not turn the engine and start. It will only start if I put the car in neutral and then turn the key. This happens about once out of every 100 to 150 starts, but it's troublesome. I took the car in for it to be fixed, while it was still under warranty. They made some adjustments, but it keeps happening periodically.

- Shawnee, KS, USA

problem #212

Nov 052001

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Pulled into rear of own business. Put vehicle in park, went inside. When wife returned, vehicle struck a post about 100+ feet away breaking drivers side tail light.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #211

Apr 011999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When placing vehicle in park and without warning vehicle jumped out of gear into reverse, resulting in rollover.

- Turlock, CA, USA

problem #210

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 #209

Feb 252002

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Upon parking vehicle gear slipped into reverse, causing an accident. Contacted Chrysler several times with no response.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #208

Dec 231999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When putting vehicle in park, gear jumped to reverse, causing pedestrian shoulder injury. The consumer had concussion due to blow to head by the vehicle's door when the vehicle went in reverse. The vehicle was damaged too.

- Ashville, NC, USA

problem #207

Feb 032002

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Some thing has to be done about this problem, the vehicle almost backed it self into my neibors living room. Not to mention if a person had been in the way they could have been killed of seriously injured. This problem should be corrected as soon as possible, lives and property damage is at stake.

- Gulfport, FL, USA

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