hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
120,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 142012

Grand Cherokee

  • miles


In auto lights flash on and off untiil put in reg position for bright lights and clock does not lite upwhen in lights on in motion or statiunery.

- Crockettt, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 112014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 200,000 miles
On a trip from northern Virginia I was South bound on hwy 15 when I began to smell smoke and applied my brakes. The pedal went to the floor as smoke rolled out from under the car. I tried to down shift into low as my car was in flames and smoke engulfed the hood. I entered the on ramp for hwy 460 bypass East bound when my transmission caught a lower gear, my car was still moving when I shifted into neutral and jammed the car into park and exited my Jeep. After I ran (approx. 50 yards) I looked back ans noticed there were droplets of flames coming from underneath the rear and the car blew up sending flames up 25 to 30 feet up into the air. The 911 dispatcher advised me to get away as the fire and safety people arrived on the scene. Earlier that day when filling up my car I noticed a strong smell of gasoline but since I was in a sheetz station I shrugged it off. I had my trailer hitch on the car and removed it at the salvage yard. I contacted service at the local Jeep dealer but they said they had not heard of any recalls. Today I received the NHTSA recall notice stating the obvious. Although quick thinking and some devine intervention spared me......... some lady with her kids in passenger seats might not be as fortunate. Finally, I appreciate your effort I called the number you provided and [xxx] assisted me in providing me with 800 853-1403. I called 5 times with nothing but a recording after waiting 45 minutes. Please tell Chrysler I want another Jeep 98 with a good hitch or I will be meeting them in court. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Farmville, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 022015

Grand Cherokee

  • 160,000 miles
This vehicle is a safety hazard!!! it just dies at any speed. My daughter and her newborn almost went off the road at highway speeds twice now. Just about everything has been changed and the problem is still there. Why is nothing being done to rectify this problem"??? just go to any Jeep forum and you will find a multitude of people pouring their hard earned money into this same problem and still no fix. What does it take to to get all of these potential killer SUV's fixed??? a certain amount of deaths????????????"

- Soulsbyville, CA, USA

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