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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 6 of 15)

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problem #186

Oct 182001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

The car had been in park (idleing), in the driveway, but popped into reverse after I stepped out for a moment. As the car rolled backwards, along side another car in the driveway, the drivers side door (which I'd left open since I was simply grabbing something 20 feet away) was inverted (folded backwards) due to the impact from the other parked car. Due to the accident, there is major damage to my door, my front left panel, and the front right panel of the car that had been parked in the driveway.

- Fairfield, CT, USA

problem #185

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 #184

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 #183

Dec 142000

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle was in park, it jumped out of gear and was dragging consumer, claim 43-R626-676.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #182

Jun 161999

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle jumped out of park, rolling into trees, claim 18-0245-300.

- Monroe, LA, USA

problem #181

Aug 131998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
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 #180

Jun 272001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

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

problem #179

Apr 212000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

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

- Dupont, WA, USA

problem #178

Oct 051998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

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

- Unknown, 00, USA

problem #177

Oct 112000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states instead of vehicle going into park it went into reverse, claim 32-V328-437.

- Wayne, NJ, USA

problem #176

Jun 061998

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

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

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #175

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 #174

Jul 092001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was running and in park, it popped out of gear into reverse and rolled backwards, claim 06-5415-479.

- Greeley, CO, USA

problem #173

Mar 231999

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was in park and it rolled backwards hitting gas pumps, vehicle was still in park when witnesses looked at vehicle after impact, claim 14-1122-391.

- West Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #172

Nov 111997

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was in park, jumped into reverse and hit another vehicle, claim 38-1592-200.

- Bloomsburg, PA, USA

problem #171

Sep 182001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle jumped out of park into reverse while in a parking lot, as a result the vehicle hit 2 parked cars. Nlm

- Mckee, KY, USA

problem #170

Nov 151999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Parked vehicle and it appears to have slipped into reverse while the consumer was not in the vehicle. The vehicle backed out across the street and collided with a parked unoccupied vehicle

- Columbus, NE, USA

problem #169

Nov 141999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer had her car in park, car jumped out of gear and went across parking lot. 30-V161-008

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #168

Jan 302001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gear jumped out caused the vehicle lunged into a dumpser, the door got caught on it and alot of damage was done to the door. 33-0292-410

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #167

Jul 061998

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Consumer indicates gear was between park and reverse. He got out of car and then car started moving in reverse. 32-V006-620

- Pt Washington, NY, USA

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