Jeep Cherokee - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Jeep Cherokee owners have reported a total of 7,750 problems for their cars built in the 24 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Jeep Cherokee. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee cars have the most problems reported (2,098 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Jeep Cherokee

  Common problems of Jeep Cherokee

The following chart shows the 26 most common problems for Jeep Cherokee cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (1,923 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (1,069 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Jeep Cherokee

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Power Train
1,923
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1,069
  Service Brakes
797
  Electrical System
703
  Equipment
541
  Vehicle Speed Control
332
  Steering
309
  Air Bag
268
  Other Fuel System
252
  Suspension
229
   
  Structure
214
  Visibility
198
  Gasoline Fuel System
182
  Electronic Stability Control
137
  Exterior Lighting
129
  Seats
101
  Seat Belt
78
  Tire
75
  Wheel
63
  Unknown Or Other
52
  Latches/locks/linkage
47
  Parking Brake
26
  Air Brake
13
  Interior Lighting
7
  Child Seat
4
  Forward Collision Avoidance
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Jeep Cherokee of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Cherokee model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Jeep Cherokee model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Cherokee Model Years

Cherokee
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 6239,1421    
1.58
  2017 19055,9692    
1.70
  2016 46575,3903    
2.06
  2015 1,37265,9754    
5.20
  2014 2,09854,2225    
7.74
  2001 32324,00118    
0.75
  2000 50418,31219    
1.45

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Jeep Cherokee is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2019 Cherokee
3
  2018 Cherokee
61
  2017 Cherokee
55
  2016 Cherokee
113
  2015 Cherokee
639
  2014 Cherokee
546
  2013 Cherokee
3
  2012 Cherokee
3
  2011 Cherokee
7
  2003 Cherokee
5
  2002 Cherokee
15
  2001 Cherokee
89
  2000 Cherokee
77
  1999 Cherokee
89
  1998 Cherokee
79
  1997 Cherokee
88
  1996 Cherokee
86


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