10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
22 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
13 / 2
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1996 Jeep Cherokee seat belts / air bags problems

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1996 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #25

Aug 112001

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

Airbag severly damaged my right eye. I had seat belt on, seat was upright. No other injuries.

- Bethlehe, CT, USA

problem #24

Dec 082000

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a frontal collision in which driver's and passenger's air bags did not deploy.

- Lexington, MS, USA

problem #23

Feb 172000

Cherokee

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and the airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries. Vehicle was totalled.

- White City, OR, USA

problem #22

Nov 011999

Cherokee

  • miles

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

Jeep was struck on passengers side, Jeep struck another truck head-on, hitting more of the front passengers side, causing hood damage/broken windshield, and drivers gears to come out. Driver broke sternum in two places due to safety belt not working and airbags not coming out. Jeep was totalled out.( dot number: Tire size: P225/70R16 )

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #21

Nov 011999

Cherokee

  • miles
Jeep was struck on passengers side, Jeep struck another truck head-on, hitting more of the front passengers side, causing hood damage/broken windshield, and drivers gears to come out. Driver broke sternum in two places due to safety belt not working and airbags not coming out. Jeep was totalled out.( dot number: Tire size: P225/70R16 )

- Richardson, TX, USA

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problem #20

Oct 081999

Cherokee

  • miles
Consumer rearened another vehicle at a 35-45 mph impact without applying brakes, dual airbags did not deploy, causing safety a hazard. Vehicle sustained $7,000 of damage to front end alone.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #19

Oct 081999

Cherokee

  • miles

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

Consumer rearened another vehicle at a 35-45 mph impact without applying brakes, dual airbags did not deploy, causing safety a hazard. Vehicle sustained $7,000 of damage to front end alone.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #18

May 191999

(reported on)

Cherokee 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Front driver's side hit a boat being towed at about 50 mph, and driver's side airbag did not deploy. This is the second crash that this vehicle has had, and airbag never deployed. Bodyshop has vehicle currently.

- Shumway, IL, USA

problem #17

May 191999

(reported on)

Cherokee 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Front driver's side hit a boat being towed at about 50 mph, and driver's side airbag did not deploy. This is the second crash that this vehicle has had, and airbag never deployed. Bodyshop has vehicle currently.

- Shumway, IL, USA

problem #16

Sep 041998

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
Wife is 4 feet tall and cannot drive without sitting closer than 10 inches to the wheel. Afraid driver's side air bag may explode, causing injury to wife. Wants to install the disconnect switch. Concern about safety of short person and air bag; posted on 09-07-1999. Also, concern about safety of short person and air bag; posted on 09-07-1999.

- Timberlake, VA, USA

problem #15

Jul 261997

Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

First instance, while driving slipped on ice, hit head first into guard rail, driver's air failed to deploy, driver sustained 3 crushed discs in back/broken finger. In second instance, while driving at 57 mph, violent deployment of passenger's air bag, distracted driver, causing a major collision. Passenger suffered a broken neck and died.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #14

Jul 261997

Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
First instance, while driving slipped on ice, hit head first into guard rail, driver's air failed to deploy, driver sustained 3 crushed discs in back/broken finger. In second instance, while driving at 57 mph, violent deployment of passenger's air bag, distracted driver, causing a major collision. Passenger suffered a broken neck and died.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #13

May 301997

Cherokee

  • miles
Driving 30mph started applying (ABS) brakes slowly; vehicle did not slow up; brake pedal to floor; vehicle continued on. Turned steering wheel to avoid another vehicle; hit cement divider in hwy. Air bags did not deploy. Took to dealer.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #12

May 301997

Cherokee

  • miles
Driving 30mph started applying (ABS) brakes slowly; vehicle did not slow up; brake pedal to floor; vehicle continued on. Turned steering wheel to avoid another vehicle; hit cement divider in hwy. Air bags did not deploy. Took to dealer.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #11

Apr 211997

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
While driving 30 mph and applying the brakes the driver's side air bag deployed, causing the driver to hit a trailer.

- Palenstine, TX, USA

problem #10

Apr 071997

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
Driver's airbag deployed after applying brakes suddenly. Driver sustained injuries.

- Brigham City, UT, USA

problem #9

Mar 241997

Cherokee

  • miles
When going through intersection about (15) mph vehicle was involved in a crash, totalling the right front end of vehicle and there was no deployment of the driver's side air bag. Vehicle has not been repaired.

- King, NC, USA

problem #8

Mar 111997

Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Passive restraints, driver's side air bag: Driving approximately 40mph and vehicle from opposite side of hgw. Hitvehicle one head-on. Air bag did not deploy. Cause unknown, Chrysler sent someone to look at vehicle, have not heard from them.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #7

Dec 281996

Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Failure of the passenger's side air bag, consumer was involved in an accident while travleing 70 mph, the passenger was in the reclining position with the seat belt on and the air bag causing injuries to the occupant's legs.

- Hartselle, AL, USA

problem #6

Dec 261996

Cherokee

  • miles
Owner states that vehicle was involved in a frontal impact with no deployment of driver's side or passenger's side airbags.

- Muscatine, IA, USA

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