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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 8 of 15)

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problem #146

Mar 141999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Gear slipped out of park, rolled down the parking lot and into the road hitting two vehiclws which were traveling. 43-R229-872

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #145

Oct 011999

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Consumer got out of the vehicle to close the tailgate when all of a sudden, the vehicle jumped out of park and into reverse.

- Buxton, NC, USA

problem #144

Jul 032000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
For the second time this month vehicle has rolled into another vehicle while parked with no keys. 31-3069-885

- Belen, NM, USA

problem #143

Jun 292001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The gear jumped from park to reverse and car rolled down driveway into tree. 11-3665-771

- Dawsonville, GA, USA

problem #142

Oct 121998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gear jumped from park to reverse and caused injury to consumer. 06-5117-750

- Brighton, CO, USA

problem #141

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 #140

Sep 192001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The vehicle slipped out of park into reverse, as a resulted the vehicle crashed into neighbors motorhome doing extensive damage to its front end and damaging the Jeep rear end. Nlm

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #139

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 #138

Sep 062001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states she was parked beside a dumpster with the vehicle running, when consumer opened the door to get out, the vehicle jumped out of park into reverse and began rolling backward causing damage to the drivers side door.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #137

May 041998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle rolled backwards into a gas pump while it was running and placed in park. 15-5426-570

- Clinton , IA, USA

problem #136

Jul 092001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Gear jumped. 13-7396-955

- Carbondale, IL, USA

problem #135

Jan 292000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle jumped out of park and rolled backward. 13-9729-709

- Washington, IL, USA

problem #134

Nov 032000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumper placed the vehicle in park and was standing in the dfoorway when the vehicle jumped out of gear and caused her to fall. The vehicle rolled over her leg and hit a forklift. Once it hit the forklift it jumped into drive and proceeded forward striking a building in front of it. 59-V629-159

- Fort Pierce, FL, USA

problem #133

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 #132

Sep 272001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On September 27, 2001, I parked my Grand Cherokee in front of my place of business. I left the car idling in park, while I ran into the building to drop something off at the front desk. I was gone for approximately 20 seconds. When I returned my car was rolling backwards through the parking lot. It traveled 214 feet, running up over a curb, over a stop sign and hitting a parked car before stopping.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #131

Nov 141998

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While in park vehicle started to back out in reverse and hit a garage of a house, resulting in 1 fatality.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #130

Sep 062001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was backing out of a parking space and bumped into the right front corner of another vehicle, consumer put the gear selector in park and exited the vehicle while it was still running, however vehicle jumped in reverse, causing injury to another consumers knee.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #129

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 #128

Oct 022001

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
PE 01 021/roll away in park: While parked and idling vehicle inadvertently commenced to rollaway in reverse. Hit a mailbox and and a parked vehicle. Dealer was notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Honesdale, PA, USA

problem #127

Sep 172001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
My husband, wanye furfey, was going to play golf at 6:30 am when his 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee hit a garage in reverse at a high speed killing him instantly. I believe the cause is that a manufacturer defect caused the car to unexpectedly slip into reverse.

- Naples, FL, USA

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