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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 182002

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles


Consumer states of having problems with the transmission. Dealer was contacted.

- Scottdale, PA, USA

problem #4

Oct 022001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
The transmission does not shift properly in first and second gear, the vehicle has also developed a leak in the front end possibly related to the failure. Nlm

- Medford, NJ, USA

problem #3

Oct 282000

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
While trying to get out of a parking space, put vehicle in drive, but vehicle stayed in reverse. Consumer could not get vehicle to go in drive. Also, had to turn vehicle off, and restart it to get into drive. Contacted dealer.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 131999

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Transmission failed.

- Marlton, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 211997

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Drove vehicle on a few errands, next day went to drive the vehicle and found there was no reverse, replace transmission.

- Ray, MI, USA

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