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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 1 of 15)

problem #286

Sep 122002

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles

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

Received recall #02V053000. Contacted dealership, and informed consumer no partsvailable. Contacted manufacturer, and informed consumer no recall issued to consumer. Was also informed parts not manufactered. Had an accident because of no parts to correct problem.

- N Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #285

Jul 022002

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
NHTSA recall 02 V 053 00/recall B02 concerning inadvertent vehicle movement: Vehicle inadvertently jumped out of gear while parked and idling with two children in vehicle. Vehicle continued through two fences, and hit a parked car and a house. Manufacturer notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Rensselaer, IN, USA

problem #284

Apr 032002

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Prior to the recall, NHTSA campaign id 02V053000, vehicle jumped out of park rolled back and caused damage to the vehicle. Consumer is asking reimbursement for the damage sustained.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #283

Jun 172002

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer pulled out of parking spot and left vehcle in park position. Several seconds later, vehicle jumped gears and reverse several feet into a building support beam, then proceeded to drive head on into a wall. When consumer went to retrieve vehicle, consumer noted that vehicle was in drive position. No injuries. Vehicle damaged. Consumer adds that this incident was recorded on building surveillance camera.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #282

Jun 162002

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While vehicle was in idle it went into reverse and ran into a street sign. Contacted dealer.

- Middle Port, NY, USA

problem #281

Aug 302001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The car was placed in park with the engine running, the consumer exited the vehicle then noticed that the vehicle was suddenly rolling backward, the driver attempted to stop the vehicle but with no luck, the vehicle rolled down a 12' bank incline, on another occasion the vehicle shifted into reverse while in a parking lot. Nlm

- Carbondale, IL, USA

problem #280

May 192002

Grand Cherokee

  • miles

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

Vehicle was in park when it suddenly went into reverse and hit a beam in garage. Then, took off forward, hitting a wall.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #279

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 #278

Feb 042000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Truck lumped out of park into reverse and hit two other vehicles in the parking lot. Consumer tried to stop the truck and could not. She ended up injuring her shoulder. 17-9111-256

- Mc Kee, KY, USA

problem #277

May 111999

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was placed in parkd in the driveway, while the consumer went to go open the garage, the vehicle then started rolling backwards and broke thru the fence and backed into a tree. 53-C363-458

- Victoria, TX, USA

problem #276

Nov 111997

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

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

- Bloomsburg, PA, USA

problem #275

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 #274

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 #273

Jul 142001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Brakes squeaking and vehicle popping out of gear a lot. 59-V830-680

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #272

Sep 192001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
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 #271

May 252001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Owner put vehicle in park, left it running in her driveway, when she heard it moving and it was rolling down the driveway. 13-7348-771

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #270

Jul 211998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gearjump 33-0039-626

- Rural Hall, NC, USA

problem #269

Jun 161999

Grand Cherokee

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

- Monroe, LA, USA

problem #268

Mar 062001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle rolled out of gear. 04-1271-656

- Jacksonville, AR, USA

problem #267

Apr 282001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle popped out of gear and hit another vehicle. 44-3103-960

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

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