The Worst 1984-2001 Cherokee Problems

  1. Death Wobble

    The death wobble is a creative term coined by Jeep owners that describes a situation when the front axle begins violently oscillating, causing the car to shake (or wobble) in a manner which makes the vehicle hard to control.

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  2. What Are We Missing?

    We know there's more problems than this. Let us know which one you'd like to see us cover next.

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What Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

What Breaks

Years to Avoid

2nd Generation Cherokee Key Numbers

  1. 18 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 137 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 3rd in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 18 eligible generations.