definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 102005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


While driving at different speeds and making slight turns the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee will vibrate and bounce. The steering wheel will begin to pull and the front right tire feels like it is coming off or bouncing. I have taken it to the dealer and three independent shops for this problem over a 2 year period. All of have felt the problem and have no idea where it is coming from. I have so far replaced the entire front brake system, all front bushings, shocks, tires, front U bolts, and had the whole system inspected by at least 10 different mechanics. Also the brakes feel like they are riding on a warped rotor. When breaking the pedal pushes back at the driver and makes it very difficult to control the breaking. This problem has also been looked at by the dealer and the aforementioned shops. To date no solution has been found and the problem keeps getting worse. I fear that either of these problems can cause a major failure leading to injury or death.

- Layton, UT, USA

problem #2

May 162003

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
I purchased a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee in July 2002 with 30000 miles with an extended warranty. I have two problems to report. Problem 1-- my Jeep only has 44000 miles on it now and my brake rotors are warped. Problem 2--this may sound funny but its true. The 1998 Jeep grand I have has its spare tire inside compartment above fuel tank. This past winter I tried to remove my spare and found that due to condensation it was frozen to the compartment. Although I did not need it at that time I thought that was strange. Well it just so happens I had to use my spare tire on 5/16/03, when I removed the spare from the compartment there was about 1 gallon of water sitting around the spare. I have no leaks and would like to know if it is a design defect or what can I do to get rid of the condensation build up.

- Southaven, MS, USA

problem #1

Jun 202000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear calipers locked up. Dealer has replaced rear calipers and pads and shoes. Manufacturer notified.

- Aberedeen, MD, USA

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