The Worst 1984-2001 Cherokee Problems

Death Wobble

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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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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.

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By the Numbers

  1. 15 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.