really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,106 miles

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1998 Jeep Cherokee seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Dec 121998


  • miles


Due to air bag light keep coming on, consumer can't read any of the components on the dashboard.

- Manahawkin, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jan 031999

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Since 1/99, we have encountered numerous times...the airbag light comes on, the spedometer/tachometer read "O"...sometimes includes all gauges (gas, oil pressure, etc). Also, had window motor and radio front replaced...related"??"

- Machesney Park, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 291999

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Air bag illuminates while driving for 15-25 seconds, vehicle is going on the fourth time for service, defroster noise made when control know adjusted, found to be definately not working during a freezing rain storm, having to stop a few times on my way to work to scrap the windows. This has been an ongoing defect with this new vehicle since first happening in Nov.1998, each time the vehicle goes in for service and getting it back the light will come back on from two weeks - one month of having back. Absolutely getting no help, concerns, answers, return phone calls, I could go on forever, most importantly about the air bag saftey concern. No one seems real concerned that death could possible occur when operating this vehicle. I have got the run around from the beginning concerning the air bag and my persistance is my only hope. I have made phone call after phone call to dealerships, Chrysler customer service center, NHTSA, attorney general's office, and safety departs. I am currently waiting for the vehicle to go back to the dealer at least five days after notification.

- Morrisonville, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 171998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driving at approximately 45 mph consumer slammed on brakes, ran into a deer and tree head-on, dual airbags did not deploy, which could have resulted in injuries.

- Ft Gratiot, MI, USA

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