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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,280 miles

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 012016

Grand Cherokee

  • 200,000 miles


Death wobble in steering system at 40 mph and above.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #4

Aug 162002

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 3,401 miles
'scraping' noise in front end when turning. Unable to find cause, southview Chevrolet said it was 'normal' in all Jeep. After searching the web, I found a discussion page for Jeep. After much research, I was told the fluid in the front axle was not full. I went to another Jeep dealers, explained the problem and showed them the report. It was resolved and there were no futher issues with the axle. Southview chev. Is now defunct after the owner cheated clients out of millions of dollars. Several more issues with my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee overland are to follow...

- Holcombe, WI, USA

problem #3

Mar 082011

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The wheels on my vehicle are chrome plated, and have been peeling and chipping. This has caused air to leak from the the tire bead. I have had the wheels brushed and cleaned at least six times each and they still leak. At 380.00$ for a re-conditioned wheel is not a good fix since I have paid on the average of 30.00$ for repairs. I just recently noticed that their is cracking near the hub.

- Wrightstown, NJ, USA

problem #2

Dec 292006

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles
The wheels on my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 17" chrome plated aluminum. Oem wheels are corroding. This corrosion is seen on the exterior of the wheel and when I was having problems with them holding air I took it to sears to have the problem corrected. When the tire was removed from the wheel itself, the tech called me over and showed me that the wheel is corroding along the entire surface where it meets with the tire. It appears that the chrome plating was and had peeled off allowing the corrosion to start and the air to leak. He also pointed out the corrosion on the hub of the wheel where it meets the axle and it appears that some of the thickness at the hub has corroded away. There was also corrosion on the inside on the wheel, which makes absolutely no sense to me, as it is not exposed to air or water. He also stated that if its like this on one its like that on all. The tech and his manager advised me that at any time this wheel could just crack off because of the excessive corrosion. They recommended that I file a complaint with your office. I truly believe that this is a serious and dangerous issue with these chrome plated aluminum wheels. Although I only found a few similar complaints registered on your site, I would tend to believe that its a much larger issue that simple hasn't popped its ugly head out yet. I hope and trust that your office will take a serious look into this issue and not just write it off as a wear and tear failure. I have owed several other vehicles and I work in the automobile insurance industry and never have I seen or heard of similar issues with oem wheels corroding to the point where they have the possibility of cracking off the vehicle. This is a serious problem that needs your attention and the attention of the manufacture. Luckily, there have been no accidents or a death related to this defect and lets all hope that neither happens before anything will be done about it. I look forward to hearing from your office.

- Chicago Ridge, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 102003

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
The wheels on the owners 2002 Jeep corroded and leaked air from three wheels due to the winter road salt/weather conditions. The owner has to check the air in the tires constantly. The owner contacted the dealer whom said there was nothing they could do because the vehicle was lo longer under warranty. The first wheel was replaced under warranty, the owner is not sure what he is going to do with the wheels yet and just keeps putting in air for time being.

- Syracuse, IN, USA

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