10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1999 Jeep Cherokee brakes problems

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1999 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Aug 012002

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles

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

This vehicle has had two sets of brakes since new, 60,000 miles ago. At approximately 30,000 miles the front disc brake calipher warps causing vibration and shimmying of front of vehicle to the point of "near loss of control". there is a "service bulletin" out from Chrysler to change the brake assembly when customers come in with this problem. However, the customer must pay $425 for this component. If the component must be replaced. There should be no cost replacement. However, Chrysler and the dealer refuse to accept this position. Can you help"?"

- Fair Oaks, CA, USA

problem #20

Aug 011999

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling on highway applied brakes steering column shook and vibrated. Dealership was aware of problem. To correct the steering column shaking, the dealer machined and replaced front rotors and pads. But the problem was still not solved. The transfer case was leaking oil.

- Ramsey, NJ, USA

problem #19

May 302001

Cherokee

  • miles
Brakes warp every 16,000 miles. Brakes have been replaced three times already. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Woburn, MA, USA

problem #18

Jan 012001

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When applying brakes, vehicle will vibrate and shake, dealership is aware of the problem. Brakes have been repaired 4 times.

- Franklin, VA, USA

problem #17

Mar 182002

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
After brakes are heated extreme vibration occurs within front end of vehicle. Steering wheel shakes, and the vehicle pulls to the right and left. Dealer has been notified.

- Roanoke Rapids, NC, USA

problem #16

Nov 152001

Cherokee

  • miles
Vehicle would shake badly. When trying to stop, vehicle would shake all over the road. Can smell brakes burning when applied.

- Corinth, MS, USA

problem #15

Sep 012001

Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Brakes have bbeen redone, turned or replaced 4 times within 36,000 miles. Vehicle shakes/ shimmies, and steering wheel jerks when brakes are applied. Dealer explained it could be several problems, but consumer was still paying $300-$500 trying to correct what they were not sure off.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #14

Jun 272001

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
Brake pads and rotors are prematurely wearing, cause unknown.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #13

Jun 202001

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
Front brake pads and rotors are prematurely wearing which has resulted in poor braking ability. When brakes are applied a very unusual noise occurs, and pedal at times goes to the floor.

- Gresam, OH, USA

problem #12

Apr 252000

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Called dealer back in approx.April,2000, car had 16,000 miles at that time. We were told the rotors needed to be cutand that it wasn't under our waranty. We had them cut and new pads put on. Tha car now has 30,000 milesand is pulsating and the wheel shakeaspearelly bad when the brakes are applied at about 50.mph.asked dealer about recall and they won't fix problem.we got snubbed once, but won't let it happen again....please help!!!rwrra.

- Watchung, NJ, USA

problem #11

Oct 012000

Cherokee

  • miles

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

I would like to add that the brake disc problem that I've encountered hasn't been a failure. However, I'm very worried about these components on all Jeep. All of my friends have Jeep and do complain about the brakes. The brakes may not stop the vehicle, rotors warp constantly under normal driving conditions, and repairs/service issues are a hassle. I would hope that this is investigated before somebody is injured or killed. Also, jasper Jeep is the dealership that sold the Jeep to me. They are great. It is nalley Jeep in roswell ga that is giving me a hard time. They will no longer authorize "free repairs" to a faulty product. The number to that dealership is 770-998-6150 and the address is alpharetta hwy, roswell ga 30076. Thank you for your help.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #10

Feb 162000

Cherokee

  • miles
When braking from above 45mph, vehicle/steering wheel/pedal vibrates so excesively that it is dangerous and hard to control.dealer has worked on this problem 5 times and repairs only lasts for approx 6 months.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #9

Dec 012000

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front brakes and rotors are wearing out too fast. Every few thousand miles front brake and rotors need replacing. Took to dealer, and they said it was normal. But, consumer did not think so. The front rotors and brake pads were replaced but the same problem occured on rear brakes and rotors and were replaced. The front brakes were pulsating and possibly need replacing. The manufacturer says this was normal.

- Highland Mills, NY, USA

problem #8

May 012000

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Jeep lemon!!! terrible vehicle, terrible company!! this vehicle should be recalled immediately for these two issues, among others! I have almost rearended someone, by lookingback to see if I was rear ended due to the hard shift. The brakes shake so much under braking that I did rear end someone, however there was no noticable damage to either vehicle.

- Fishers, IN, USA

problem #7

Feb 062001

(reported on)

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Ray, ND, USA

problem #6

Jun 072000

Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving and applying his brakes vehicle shakes and vibrates. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #5

Jun 012000

Cherokee

  • miles
While traveling at 35mph and applying the brakes, vehicle shakes and vibrates.

- Hammonton, NJ, USA

problem #4

Apr 041999

Cherokee

  • miles
As in the technical bulletin the brakes are very poor and pulsating. At 12000 to 14000 the first time, if you are going xway speed and tried to stop the car vibrated very bad. I took the car in and they said there was a bulletin to replace the rotors. That was done, the car was ok until another 12000 miles. Same problem. The dealer replaced the rotors again. As a " good customer benifit" I know I will have to go thru this again. After 2000 miles the brakes are pulsing again. I have a '97 passport with 75000 miles and still have the origonal brakes. This is my wifes, there is no hi speed starting and stopping. I think this will be a safty problem in the future or at least an expensive one every 12000 to 14000 miles.

- Gainesville, GA, USA

problem #3

Mar 272000

(reported on)

Cherokee

  • miles
Front rotors were prematurely warping at 17,000 miles. Dealer replaced the pads, and resurfaced the rotors, which did not correct the problem.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #2

Aug 151999

Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
A day after a good rain when vehicle is first in motion (even in dry driving conditions) even at 5mph any pressure on the brake pedal results in the brakes locking up. I have consulted with the dealer and various mechanics and they think a film of rust is building on the discs, and said I must warm the brakes up" this doesn't seem like a logical answer, why should one have to warm the brakes. Is this a design flaw"

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

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