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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 032006

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


: the contact stated all the tires were losing air. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop, who determined the rims were cutting into the bead of the tires and causing the tires to lose air. The rims needed to be replaced.

- Cortland, OH, USA

problem #4

May 092005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles
The chrome rims that were an option on the vehicle, on the inside metal corroded and peeled off. Already talked to the dealer, and the manufacturer noticed this. Just this week. The tires are Goodyear, Wrangler. The tires now are Michelin tires which were changed at 50,000 miles. The wheel or rim hubs had to be broken off because they were rusted out due to corrosion.

- Millinocket, ME, USA

problem #3

Jan 102004

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Two of the wheels on the consumer's 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee leaked air due to rust. The consumer was told the inside of the rim was rusting.

- Newark, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jun 182004

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
The consumer stated that the rims corroded in such a way that they failed to maintain proper air pressure. The consumer contacted the dealer and manufacturer and was told that there was nothing they could do about it.

- Butler, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 072003

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,500 miles
Factory 17" rouge chrome plated wheels have hairline cracks in the chrome between the spokes. Do not know if safe to drive because this cracking of the chrome may be stress cracks in the aluminum wheel. The car a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee only has 9,000 miles on it. Jeep dealer says the cracking chrome/wheel is not under warranty but stops short of telling me why it happened and if it is a safety problem.

- Dayton, OH, USA

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