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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.

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1998 Jeep Wrangler brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 072002


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Brakes had fallen out, consumer was unable to stop.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #2

Apr 161999

(reported on)

Wrangler 4WD

  • miles
Brake fluid reservoir cap leaks brake fluid, making it impossible to maintain brake fluid at the design level. Dealership provided me with a new cap which also leaked. This could cause a loss of brake fluid and a loss of brakes.

- Baltic, CT, USA

problem #1

Jun 141998

Wrangler 4WD

  • miles
The rear brakes don't provide any stopping assistance, the front brakes lock up on gravel and the rear wheels never slide or provide any stopping power. When you back up on gravel or any slick surface the front wheels always slide even on level ground. When backing down a hill on gravel or a slick surface the Jeep wont stop unless I use the hand brake along with the brakes. I have tested this on several occasions and it is the same each time. The dealer just says they are adjusted to factory specifications. The rear brakes provide little or no stopping power!

- Yakima, WA, USA

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