10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #12

Jan 022002

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving and upon trying to go from regular drive to 4 wheel drive, the transfer case malfunctions and will not go from one to the other. Consumer states vehicle has been in the shop for transmission problems, Goodyear tires have been replaced 3 times within 26000 miles, rear axle seal was leaking oil, and hubs were warped.

- Waco, TX, USA

problem #11

Sep 202001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Tire blew out at 25 mph. (tiresize: 235 15)

- Roseville, AZ, USA

problem #10

Jul 182000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When shifting vehicle in reverse it makes a loud noise and vehicle jerks. Dealership replaced tranfer case twice, and rebuiltd the driveshaft. The vehicle would not start due to fuel pump failure. Driver side wiper blade was worn out. Rear differntial was worn, also the rotors were replaced, the fule injection was serviced cleaned the throttle body, power steering fluid was serviced, tires were rotated, pinion bearings, front axles seals replaced.

- Lawrenceburg, IN, USA

problem #9

May 102001

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Whenever braking after traveling 45mph and above vehicle will vibrate. Can maintain control when this happens. Been to dealership at least 3 times for problem. Problem is causing tires to wear out excessively due to rotors. Mechanic cannot resolve problem.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #8

Apr 302001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
On Sunday car at 45 mph began with violent shaking at 45mph. Happened several times on mon. Called car dealer who rec tires get checked. (tires are 2 months old with 1-2000miles). Tire dealer found a leaking steering stabilizer and refered us back to the auto dealer who replaced the stabilizer and noted that the front tires were badly worn. They stated that the wear was not caused by bad stablizer but by bad tires. The tire dealer claims the tire wear was caused by the stablizer. I am reporting this because of the significant vehicle control problem and to find the cause of the problem. Thank you. (dot number: Mk9L tiresize: P24570R16)

- Frackville, PA, USA

problem #7

Oct 012000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
After almost twice a month trips to the service provider and being told that my allignment was a result of my driving there was a recall posted for a part that caused allignment problems. Although this was eventually fixed, my tires suffered and had to be replaced very prematurely. After contacting Goodyear and Chrysler I was told the tires were my responsibility and that the "bad" part would not have caused significant tire damage. I still feel that although the problem is better it is still apparent and I would like it to be resolved. After owning this car for less than 2 years the myriad of major component failures is rather frustrating especially when the Jeep service providers won't acknowledge the problem and seem to not care about their customers who pay their salaries. This is an embarressment to the american car industry.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #6

Jan 132001

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
After dot is : M671 ekwr 039. Dealer will not honor tire - nor will Goodyear. (dot number: M671 ekwr tiresize: 225 75 R16)

- Bellefontaine, OH, USA

problem #5

Aug 042000

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Cups and flat spots found from professional inspection. Tires have flat spots making noise. Tires also causing vibration. Sidewalls have visible dips. Extremely rapid wear also noted. (tiresize: P225/75R16)( dot number: Tire size: P225/75R16 )

- Oro Valley, AZ, USA

problem #4

Oct 012000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Goodyear Wrangler tire (P225 75 R16 St) experienced blowout.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #3

Nov 032000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
Left rear tire had tread separation and sidewall circumferential disintegration, with loss of control of the SUV. It was dry road, daytime, outside temp about 55F, speed about 42 mph, and car had been moving for about 10 minutes from cold start. Car careened side to side of 2 lane medium speed highway, finally stopping in about 1/4-1/3 mile. Required extremely vigorous muscle to limit lateral travel and torque roll of vehicle. The sound was like a helicopter rotor chop that became rapidly louder over 5-10 sec, followed by loss of control. Tire inspected by insurance who certified there was no road hazard cause, and 'had never seen a tire disintegrate like this before'. tires are oem, original, rotated per schedule, maintained pressure per labelling. Vehicle had two persons, no towing or loads more than 1-2 additonal passengers at any time. (tiresize: 245-70-16)( dot number: Tire size: 245-70-16 )

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 262000

Grand Cherokee 4WD

  • miles
My wife was traveling down I-20 in ga, in the far left lane at the speed limit when right rear tire sidewall blewout, causing her to struggle to maintain control of vehicle. Maneuvered to the roadside emergency lane on the right, through significant traffic. A passing tow truck asissted her, and advised that had the tire blowen occurred on the front of the car, she would have undoubtably lost control of the car and would have had a serious accident. (tiresize: P245/70R16)( dot number: Tire size: P245/70R16 )

- Roswell, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 251999

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
High speed vibration, repeated balancing does not eliminate( dot number: Tire size: P225/75R16 )

- North Miami Beach, FL, USA