hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,891 miles

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1997 Jeep Cherokee fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1997 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #7

May 262016


  • miles


I went to a local dealer ship because I had looked up on this site my recalls one was brakes they did happily and would call me when the parts came in for the fuel it has been over a year and it's a 1997 how can they not get the parts to fix it yet I ran out of gas a total of 4 times on busy highways and on my way to work what else is going to happen to me when I need my car the most

- Bridgeton, NJ, USA

problem #6

Jun 022016


  • 195,000 miles
Vehicle has hard starts and frequent hesitation and stalling, at all speeds city street driving as well as highway driving. I have had a new distributor cap, rotor, plugs, wires, coil, installed, yet symptoms persist. Sudden deceleration at highway speeds is a seriously dangerous condition. My research suggests this is a common problem with the Jeep Cherokee xj. I narrowly escaped a crash on a busy interstate highway this morning at freeway speeds. Jeep ought to be aware of this problem, yet there seems to be no remedy for owners. I would at least like to know what the problem is. Possible remedies (from my research) include multiple parts and many hours of labor: O2 sensor, throttle position sensor, crankshaft position sensor, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, fuel pressure regulator, engine control module, alternator, neutral safety switch, ballast resistor, transmission control module, torque convertor, power control module, transmission control solenoid, etc. What is causing all of these vehicles to stall dangerously?

- University Place, WA, USA

problem #5

Jan 132015


  • 150,000 miles
I have a 1997 Jeep with 150,000 miles on it and I am having a lot of issues with it stalling out for no reason. It's been doing this for over a year. It started all of a sudden out of the blue. I have taken it to the repair shop over 20 times to try and get the problem resolved and they are not able to find the problem. They have even kept it over night and had it on machines to figure out why it stalls and am not able to figure it out. I have replace sensors, fuel filter, battery, not to mention so many other parts and nothing is stopping it from stalling out for no reason. I have spent so much money and I love my Jeep but I am real nervous to drive it that I might go to turn and the Jeep will stall while turning a corner and get T-boned by oncoming traffic. Or driving on the highway and all of a sudden it will sputter and stall out. I have read that "many" Jeep are having the same issue, can someone please from the safety car site look into this as there will be a family in this type of vehicle driving and the problem could occure and cause a diaster in someones life. I have driven in differant ares on the road, highway, residential areas, going the speed limit, and also going 15 miles an hour and it wil stall out. I have again seen so many posting regarding this issue so there has got to be some kind of a manufacturing problem with these Jeep...please, please look into this.

- Groton, CT, USA

problem #4

Jul 272015


  • 140,000 miles


In response to the latest on the recall of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep liberties, I respectfully request a full review of the 1993 - 2001 Jeep Cherokee's rear impact safety. In NHTSA's initial request to Chrysler, this group of Cherokee was included as a subject vehicle, noting you had only received 15 voq's and only (1) was for a Cherokee, one is too many. NHTSA also stated that "assessment of available data for the Cherokee did not establish an unreasonable risk." Was the available data at the time acceptable" or have you subjected the owners of these vehicles to a life of fear driving vehicle not properly tested. Why was there no rear end impact testing of the cars when they initially came on the market? the location of the gas tank is in exactly the same position as the Grand Cherokee and the gas tank is also "plastic". my grandchildren ride in the back seat of a 1997 Cherokee and if it was to get rear-ended and caught on fire, how long do you think it would take their parents to get them out of their restraints? did you test that? as a family we do not feel safe and the government has done nothing to reassure us either. Why is it up to the public to file complaints? have you not thought that individuals driving these cars are just barely getting by, maybe not knowing that fires from rear impacts are not automatically reported" please, investigate further, I do not want to lose my grandchildren! kindly, sue lzicar- grandma

- Fruitland, ID, USA

problem #3

Dec 092014

Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 9,237 miles
The Jeep shut down on the hwy, wouldn't start had get a tow. Spent over 500 dollars on repairs and tow, four days later it did the exact same thing. Lucky I was home is time.waited two day's went outside and it started with no problem.im not driving it anymore its to much trouble.

- Atlanta , GA, USA

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problem #2

Aug 182014


  • miles
The contact owns a 1997 Jeep Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V252000 (fuel system, gasoline, structure) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was unavailable.

- Cameron Park, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 082010


  • 149,000 miles
Went out to go somewhere and it had a hard time starting. As I began to drive down the road my Jeep started to backfire, all of a sudden it cut off and the steering wheel locked up and the lights went out it was dark so I could of been injured. When I got it to crank back my ABS light has been on ever since and we have bought about 5 hundred dollars in parts and tried everything we know to do even the mechanics we have asked about it have no answers for us, we can't afford to buy another vehicle and no one wants to buy it from us because of all of the problems we have had with our Jeep!

- Hilliard, FL, USA

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