fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,143 miles

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1998 Jeep Cherokee fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 012015


  • miles


The contact owns a 1998 Jeep Cherokee. The contact stated that the fuel tank was exposed due to the trailer hitch being removed and could not be replaced due to excessive rust on the frame. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 185,000.

- Berlin, WI, USA

problem #6

Jun 012015


  • miles
The contact owns a 1998 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.

- Catawba, VA, USA

problem #5

Mar 122012


  • 120,000 miles
It started with the lights turning off when I hit a bump. The whole Jeep would go dark. Instrument panel, overhead lights, driving lights, all of them! then after parking the Jeep, day or night, the alarm system would go off all by itself. The door switches locking and unlocking while I was driving down the road. Then there was the radio that would turn on and off by itself. Then the windows decided to stop going up and down. When I would start the Jeep the instrument panel gauges wouldn't move, turn on. So, I would turn off the Jeep and restart it. Some of the gauges, would turn on but others, would not, like the fuel tank gage, speedometer gage. During the summer months, there would be a puddle of water on the passenger side floor board. I still to this day don't know what caused it to happen every day and each time it was turned on. Then there is the transmission and rear end that started having problems. It started to slip out of gear and the rear end made a noise. I had all the oil levels checked out, but still it would happen. I do recall getting a flyer in the mail, regarding a recall, but it also said that the dealer, did not have the parts to fix the problem. Why would you send out a flyer that you have no way of fixing because you can't get the part's" ! and are you even concerned about the worry you put me through? it became another reason to park the Jeep. How could you do.this, to so many people" with all these strange things happening to the Jeep, I had to do what was best for my safety, as well as, those who were on the road driving around me. I just couldn't live with myself, knowing that I could have cost someone or myself injury or death, by having the Jeep on the road knowing it was having so many problems. It has now been close to three-years since the last time I drove it.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #4

Mar 312015

Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles


Bought this vehicle not knowing of the gas tank design problem and now im stuck with a vehicle that I don't dare to drive or sell.

- Glenfield, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 192015


  • miles
The contact owns a 1998 Jeep Cherokee. The vehicle was equipped with a plastic fuel tank located near the rear bumper. A trailer hitch had not been installed by the manufacturer. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Julian, PA, USA

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problem #2

Aug 202014


  • miles
The contact owns a 1998 Jeep Cherokee. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 13V252000 (fuel system). However, the parts needed were not available. The dealer was contacted and explained that they were not aware of when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Richboro, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 052013


  • 1 miles
A recall based on 37 fatal accidents over the course of 20 years, involving millions of cars and billions, possibly trillions, of miles driven is absurd. It is more likely that a person would be struck by lightning than dying in a fire caused be a car crash. I would be willing to bet that there are at least ten other cars with a similar incidence of fire and fatality after a crash.

- Eugene, OR, USA

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