really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1997 Jeep Cherokee brakes problems

brakes problem

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1997 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 202001

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles


The button on the parking brake detached rendering it ineffective.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #3

Jul 052000

Cherokee 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
After vehicle was parked on an inclined driveway with manual transmission on, but not left in gear. Parking brake was applied, but did not hold vehicle.

- Orangeville, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 181998


  • miles
Brake problems; at 2900 miles the disc rotors and pads had to be replaced. The emergency parking brake was also adjusted. About a month later, driver was involved in a crash when going uphill and applying the brakes. The wheels locked up, driver had no control over Cherokee. Jeep went over to the left side of the road, hitting a telephone pole. This happened on dry road conditions. Dealer would not look at Jeep. Jeep has been repaired.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 251997

Cherokee 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Went to start vehicle. The emergency brake was on and vehicle began rolling backwards and then accelerating. It crashed into consumer's husband's truck which was parked in the driveway, causing extensive damage.

- Richfield, CT, USA

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