Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 1997 Cherokee are official communications between Jeep & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

    STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

    • TSB #190997

      Date Announced:
      JUN 13, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52539

      CLICKING NOISE IN THE STEERING COLUMN WHEN THE STEERING WHEEL IS TURNED. *TW Read More »

    • TSB #232197

      Date Announced:
      APR 04, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51929

      ENGINE COMPARTMENT NOISE OR COLD AIR LEAKING INTO THE DRIVER'S FOOT WELL DUE TO THE STEERING COLUMN BOOT NOT BEING FULLY SEATED. *TW Read More »

    SUSPENSION:FRONT

    • TSB #021299

      Date Announced:
      AUG 20, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #607616

      THIS BULLETIN PERTAINS TO FRONT END ALIGNMENT - ADJUSTABLE / OFFSET BALL JOINTS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #020899

      Date Announced:
      JUN 25, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #606163

      EXPERIENCING A RATTLING / KNOCKING NOISE FROM FRONT SUSPENSION. *TT Read More »

    SUSPENSION:REAR

    • TSB #050697

      Date Announced:
      MAR 28, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088769

      CONCERNS WITH UNDER BODY KNOCKING/ BANGING NOISE COMING FROM REAR AXLE AREA. *NLM Read More »

    SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #020399

      Date Announced:
      APR 23, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604969

      SUBJECT REGARDING THE LEAF SPRING RETAINER CLAMP. *TT Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR

    • TSB #050398

      Date Announced:
      AUG 28, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602194

      EXHIBITING MINOR BRAKE PEDAL PULSTION WHICH MAY BE CAUSED BY ROUGH DISC ROTORS. *AK Read More »

    • TSB #240398

      Date Announced:
      MAR 20, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600808

      A SQUEAKING NOISE MAY BE PRESENT WHEN THE SYSTEM MODE IS CHANGED FROM FLOOR TO PANEL HEATING.*AK Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #22

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2006
      NHTSA ID:
      #10020666

      REPROGRAM PCM AND INSPECT CATALYTIC CONVERTER. *KB Read More »

    • TSB #180100

      Date Announced:
      FEB 04, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #609988

      SUBJECT REGARDING MISDIAGNOSED LEAK DETECTION PUMP SYSTEMS WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P1494, P0442 P0455, OR P0456. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #980130183197

      Date Announced:
      JAN 30, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #54178

      SUBJECT PERTAINING TO OBD II MISFIRE MONITOR. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #090197

      Date Announced:
      MAR 26, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088851

      BULLETIN INVOLVES ENGINE SUPPORT TICKING NOISE. *NLM Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

    • TSB #182498

      Date Announced:
      JUL 31, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602322

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT LIGHT SPARK KNOCK WITH A WARM ENGINE UNDER LOAD. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #236697

      Date Announced:
      DEC 12, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #600606

      CONDITION WITH ENGINE COMPARTMENT NOISE, AIR/WATER LEAK. *YC Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

    • TSB #070397

      Date Announced:
      MAY 09, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52963

      VARIOUS CAR OWNER'S HAVE EXPRESSED INTEREST IN USING ENGINE COOLANTS MADE WITH PROPYLENE GLYCOL INSTEAD OF ETHYLENE GLYCOL. *YC Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

    • TSB #250298

      Date Announced:
      OCT 23, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602881

      SUBJECT REGARDING I/M ( INSPECTION MAINTENANCE ) TESTING - OBD II "CARB" READINESS MONITOR INFORMATION. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #110798

      Date Announced:
      JUL 31, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602327

      THE OUTER EXHAUST MANIFOLD STUDS MAY FATIGUE AND BREAK. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #110498

      Date Announced:
      MAR 27, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600886

      TOPIC REGARDING A SQUEAKY NOISE FROM EXHAUST. *YC Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE

    • TSB #110798

      Date Announced:
      DEC 11, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603108

      OUTER EXHAUST MANIFOLD STUDS MAY FATIGUE/BREAK. *AK Read More »

    • TSB #110798

      Date Announced:
      JUL 31, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602327

      THE OUTER EXHAUST MANIFOLD STUDS MAY FATIGUE AND BREAK. *YC Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #140897

      Date Announced:
      NOV 21, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088884

      INFORMATION ON POOR DRIVABILITY WITH HIGH DI (DRIVABILITY INDEX) FUEL. *NLM Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #140698

      Date Announced:
      DEC 11, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603109

      A RATTLING, KNOCKING OR GURLING NOISE MAY BE PRESENT COMING FROM INSIDE THE FUEL TANK. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #140398

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601669

      SUBJECT ON FUEL PRESSURE GAUGE ADAPTER USAGE. *YC Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #210899

      Date Announced:
      APR 30, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604975

      VEHICLES EXHIBITING BUZZ, WHINING, OR MOANING LIKE NOISE FROM COLD TRANSMISSION WHEN REVERSE GEAR IS SELECTED. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

    • TSB #181299

      Date Announced:
      JUN 18, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #607298

      THIS BULLETIN EXPLAINS THE OPERATION AND APPLICATION OF THE LEAK DETECTION PUMP (LDP) MONITOR TEST. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT

    • TSB #210998

      Date Announced:
      OCT 26, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602337

      A THUMPING OR CREAKING NOISE MAY BE HEARD COMING FROM THE TRANSMISSION TUNNEL AREA ON ACCELERATION OR WHILE DRIVING OVER BUMPY ROADS. *YC Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #0801001

      Date Announced:
      MAY 25, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #620059

      SUBJECT REGARDING AIRBAG / CLOCK SPRING SERVICE FOR VARIOUS MODELS INCLUDING 2002 MODEL YEAR JEEP LIBERTY. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #0800600REV

      Date Announced:
      DEC 29, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #618049

      SUBJECT REGARDING WIRE SPLICE REPAIRS. *SB Read More »

    • TSB #083499

      Date Announced:
      OCT 08, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #612142

      SUBJECT ON THE HEAD LAMP FLICKER. *MJS Read More »

    • TSB #080799

      Date Announced:
      MAR 12, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604705

      INFORMATION REGARDING POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER (PDC) SERVICE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #082797A

      Date Announced:
      SEP 26, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088814

      VEHICLE MAY EXPEREIENCE INOPERATIVE CD PLAYER SALES CODE RAZ RADIO. *NLM Read More »

    • TSB #0832097

      Date Announced:
      SEP 19, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088834

      INFORMATION REGARDING NHTSA AUTHORIZED AIRBAG DEACTIVATION FOR MEDICAL NECESSITY. *NLM Read More »

    • TSB #081997A

      Date Announced:
      JUL 25, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088799

      INFORMATION REGARDING FUEL GAUGE ACCURACY. *NLM Read More »

    • TSB #081997

      Date Announced:
      JUL 25, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52981

      CONCERNS WITH FUEL GAUGE NOT READING ACCURATELY. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #082597

      Date Announced:
      JUL 11, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088806

      CONCERNS WITH WINDSHIELD WASHER BOTTLE FILLS TOO SLOWLY. *NLM Read More »

    • TSB #081397

      Date Announced:
      MAR 28, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088797

      INFORMATION ON IOD FUSE INSTALLATION. *NLM Read More »

    • TSB #181297

      Date Announced:
      MAR 14, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088886

      CONCERNS WITH ERRONEOUS MIL ILLUMINATION. DRIVABILITY IMPROVEMENT. *NLM Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

    • TSB #080600

      Date Announced:
      FEB 25, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #609995

      THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES A REVISED WIRE SPLICE PROCEDURE AND RELATED PARTS. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD

    • TSB #082597

      Date Announced:
      JUL 11, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52986

      WASHER BOTTLE IS REQUIRING EXCESSIVE TIME TO REFILL. *YC Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH

    • TSB #183197

      Date Announced:
      JAN 30, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #6089145

      CONDITIONS ON OBD II MISFIRE MONITOR. *NLM Read More »

    • TSB #082797

      Date Announced:
      JUL 18, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52983

      CONCERNS WITH CD PLAYER NOT ACCEPTING CD WHEN ATTEMPTING TO INSERT THE DISK INTO THE RADIO. *YC Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

    • TSB #182198

      Date Announced:
      JUN 05, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601583

      SERVICE CAUTION ON POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE ( PCM ). *YC Read More »

    • TSB #080197

      Date Announced:
      FEB 03, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51278

      JTEC POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR REPAIR PACKAGES. *JD Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING

    • TSB #182298

      Date Announced:
      JUN 12, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601582

      INFORMATION ON THE OBD II MISFIRE MONTIOR. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #081998

      Date Announced:
      MAY 08, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601677

      A HARNESS REPAIR KIT HADS BEEN RELEASED TO ENABLE REPAIRS TO THE HEADLAMP AND DASH HARNESS. *YC Read More »

    VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR

    VISIBILITY:REAR WINDOW WIPER/WASHER

    • TSB #235497

      Date Announced:
      OCT 10, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #6089094

      THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES WASHER FLUID LEAKS FROM REAR WASHER FLUID NOZZLE. *NLM Read More »

    VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM

    • TSB #980320240398

      Date Announced:
      JUN 10, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600888

      A SQUEAKING NOISE MAY BE HEARD WHEN THE SYSTEM MODE IS CHANGED FROM FLOOR TO PANEL OR DEFROST. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #240398

      Date Announced:
      MAR 20, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600808

      A SQUEAKING NOISE MAY BE PRESENT WHEN THE SYSTEM MODE IS CHANGED FROM FLOOR TO PANEL HEATING.*AK Read More »

    AIR BAGS

    • TSB #082700

      Date Announced:
      SEP 29, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #6092304

      SUBJECT REGARDING NON-DEPLOYED AIRBAG HANDLING PROCEDURES. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #970919083297

      Date Announced:
      SEP 19, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #54423

      AUTHORIZED AIRBAG DEACTIVATION FOR MEDICAL NECESSITY. *YC Read More »

    AIR BAGS:ON-OFF SWITCH ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #083799

      Date Announced:
      NOV 12, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #6089800

      DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION IS NOW OFFERINB AIRBAG ON / OFF SWITCHES FOR SELECTED VEHICLES. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #081798

      Date Announced:
      DEC 30, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603153

      SUBJECT REGARDING AIRBAG ON - OFF SWITCHES. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #081798 REV B

      Date Announced:
      SEP 18, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602450

      SUBJECT REGARDING THE AIRBAG ON-OFF SWITCHES. *YC Read More »

    STRUCTURE

    • TSB #31-006-19

      Date Announced:
      NOV 20, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169245

      Repair Parts Used For Structural Repairs This bulletin involves discussing FCA US LLC position with regard to structural repair parts usage. Read More »

    • TSB #31-005-19

      Date Announced:
      NOV 20, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169249

      Use of Aftermarket Parts This bulletin involves discussing FCA US LLC position with regard to collision repair industry awareness regarding the use of aftermarket parts. Read More »

    • TSB #9002849

      Date Announced:
      SEP 03, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10139596

      Part Description: Insulator on Lever Assy Manual Valve - Valve Body - RWD Transmission Issue Description: The manual valve insulator, attaching rivet and instruction sheet are now available as a kit. Read More »

    • TSB #231397

      Date Announced:
      MAR 28, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #6089055

      CONCERNS WITH LOWER INSTRUMENT PANEL/KNEE BLOCKER RATTLE. *NLM Read More »

    STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

    • TSB #230397

      Date Announced:
      FEB 14, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51942

      DIFFICULT TO CLEAN LIGHT COLORED "CHALKY" RESIDUE FROM PLASTIC BODY COMPONENTS THAT ARE MOLDED IN BLACK. *TW Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY

    • TSB #2302602

      Date Announced:
      JUN 10, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #633948

      SUBJECT REGARDING FLOOR PAN CORROSION. *SLC Read More »

    • TSB #233599REVA

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #612160

      SUBJECT ON THE CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHORS. *MJS Read More »

    • TSB #183298

      Date Announced:
      SEP 25, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603635

      SUBJECT ON FLASH PROGRAMMING FAILURE RECOVERY. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #050697

      Date Announced:
      MAR 28, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #54384

      A KNOCKING OR BANGING NOISE MAY BE PRESENT COMING FROM THE REAR AXLE AREA. *YC Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

    • TSB #2301702

      Date Announced:
      MAY 20, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #633931

      SUBJECT REGARDING DOOR SAG/CREAKING SOUND. *SLC Read More »

    • TSB #232097

      Date Announced:
      APR 04, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51949

      RATTLES OR CLUNKING NOISES MAY BE PRESENT INSIDE THE FRONT DOORS. *TW Read More »

    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

    • TSB #180898

      Date Announced:
      FEB 27, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600344

      INCORRECT FAULT MATURE TIME - DTC $1B THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR VOLTAGE HIGH. *YC Read More »

    TIRES

    • TSB #220197

      Date Announced:
      JUN 13, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #6089038

      INFORMATION ON TIRE AND WHEEL RUNOUT. *NLM Read More »

    SEATS

    • TSB #2300800B

      Date Announced:
      NOV 24, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #615688

      SUBJECT REGARDING CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHORS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #230800

      Date Announced:
      MAR 03, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #610635

      SUBJECT REGARDING CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHORS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #233599

      Date Announced:
      SEP 03, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #607963

      INFORMATION ON CHILD SEAT TETHER ANCHORS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #232198

      Date Announced:
      MAY 15, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601660

      A SQUEAKING NOISE HEARD IN THE FRONT SEAT. *YC Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #31-003-19

      Date Announced:
      NOV 20, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169247

      Use of Salvage/Recycled Parts This bulletin involves discussing FCA US LLC position with regard to collision repair industry awareness regarding the use of recycled or salvage parts. Read More »

    • TSB #31-005-19

      Date Announced:
      NOV 20, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169249

      Use of Aftermarket Parts This bulletin involves discussing FCA US LLC position with regard to collision repair industry awareness regarding the use of aftermarket parts. Read More »

    • TSB #23-014-15

      Date Announced:
      APR 23, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10150552

      Child Seat Tether Anchor Installation This bulletin describes procedures to install Child Seat Tether Anchors based on Customer Request. Retrofits are subject to part availability. Read More »

    • TSB #9002849

      Date Announced:
      SEP 03, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10139596

      Part Description: Insulator on Lever Assy Manual Valve - Valve Body - RWD Transmission Issue Description: The manual valve insulator, attaching rivet and instruction sheet are now available as a kit. Read More »

    • TSB #1801201

      Date Announced:
      MAY 25, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #620066

      SUBJECT REGARDING GENERIC SCAN TOOL (GST), PUBLICATION NO. 81-170-00008 PROVIDED WITH THIS TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN TO PROVIDE REFERENCE INFORMATION WHEN USING GENERIC SCAN TOOL ON OBDII VEHICLES. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

    • TSB #081698

      Date Announced:
      APR 17, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600862

      INFORMATION ON INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING EQUIPMENT. *AK Read More »

    • TSB #970926082797

      Date Announced:
      SEP 26, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #54432

      THE CD PLAYER MAY BECOME INOPERATIVE, AND WILL NOT ACCEPT THE CD WHEN ATTEMPTING TO INSERT THE DISK INTO THE RADIO. *YC Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

    CHILD SEAT:VEHICLE TETHER ANCHOR

    • TSB #23-014-15

      Date Announced:
      APR 23, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10150552

      Child Seat Tether Anchor Installation This bulletin describes procedures to install Child Seat Tether Anchors based on Customer Request. Retrofits are subject to part availability. Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER