6.8

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,545 miles

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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee brakes problems

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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #11

Sep 062005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

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

The contact stated that twice the driver's door had to be put back on. It had a defect in the body frame. The first time was in 4-04, the second time it was in 4-05. Currently, ABS brake system malfunctioned. A month ago, all of the pads on front and rear were replaced. Three days ago, the ABS light came on and would not go off. The contact took vehicle a service dealer, and they told him the control unit module and the hydraulic pump motor needed to be replaced at a cost of $2,300.

- Midtholian, VA, USA

problem #10

Jun 212001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Before consumer purchased the vehicle, the rotors and pads had been replaced. Consuemr received a recall notice regarding the rotors and pads and had them replaced again per recall standards. In June of 2001, consumer noticed a pulsing in the brakes. The brakes were worn, the rotors were replaced and the pads changed. In September of 2002, there was a heavy pulsing and a grinding noise during braking. Consumer was told the pads were completely worn away and metal was grinding against metal.

- Indianapolis , IN, USA

problem #9

Oct 011999

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Rear brake/ front and rear brake pads, and the emergency parking brakes disintegrated which caused extended stopping distance which may resultin a crash. Common problem.

- Falmouth, ME, USA

problem #8

Apr 271999

Grand Cherokee

  • miles

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

Front brake pad failure caused the vehicle to shake and pull.

- Parma, MI, USA

problem #7

Sep 281999

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Brakes were soft, on test driving the brake pads fell off.

- Rowley, MA, USA

problem #6

Sep 281999

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Brakes were soft, on test driving the brake pads fell off.

- Rowley, MA, USA

problem #5

Oct 061999

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles

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

Brake pads and rotors failed intermittently. Nlm

- Wetumpka, AL, USA

problem #4

May 071999

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Poor design of brake pads / rotors failed. The front brake rotors warped and were replaced by dealer at 10,000 miles. However all repairs were done under warranty but the rotors have now warped again at 22,000 miles, dealer will not make repairs.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #3

Apr 011998

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake rotors and pads failed.

- Hingham, MA, USA

problem #2

Sep 011998

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Brakes squeak whenever they are applied. Vehicle has had new pads put on the front and lubricated the rear. This condition still unresolved.

- Desmoines, IA, USA

problem #1

Jul 261997

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake pads failed.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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