hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
157,707 miles

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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee brakes problems

brakes problem

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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 192017

Grand Cherokee

  • 218,600 miles


The coolant sensor bad is constantly on. Changed that. Went out on and off. Then about a month later my radiator blew apart at the seam side without any indication. No warning light.no change in coolant temp. And the coolant level was checked right before I left that day! had to replace radiator at this point

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #2

Dec 142016

Grand Cherokee

  • 122,000 miles
The engine control module shorts out and causes an onset of problems from wrong air/fuel ratio to shutting off car power while in drive and/or stationary. The vehicle shut off on me going down the highway at a constant speed, then suddenly I was unable to accelerate and was nearly hit by an 18-wheeler. This short in the ECM even caused backfire in my muffler and flooded muffler with gas. I have become aware of this on many Jeep from 1993-1997. Was this a recall at one point? also, the vehicle information center does not work, this also is common. Additionally, the evap canister fittings have just deteriorated, causing the hoses to not get a secure connection and improper emissions.

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 282010

Grand Cherokee

  • 132,520 miles
My vehicle will stop running while I am driving, the car will begin to shake uncontrollably and then it will completely die. This cause me to try to turn the car over several times till I get it started again and the vehicle will loss power, hesitate when I give it gas. This vehicle is not safe. Especially when I drive on the highway and it begins to shake and will completely shut down. I am afraid for my life, and my daughters.

- Citrus Heights, CA, USA

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