Jeep Cherokee owners have reported 67 problems related to automatic transmission park/neutral start switch (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Jeep Cherokee based on all problems reported for the Cherokee.
The vehicle was park but runnning, without prior warning the vehicle jumped out of gear and went into the river. The dealership is aware of the problem. Nlm.
See all problems of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee.
Vehicle was running and parking brake was on, vehicle rolled backward. Dealership was aware of problem. The vehicle jumped out of gear and crashed into the mail boxes. Damage was done to the drivers side door. The second incident was similar to the first. A friend borrowed the vehicle and the same thing happened. No injureis.
See all problems of the 1998 Jeep Cherokee.
While in park vehical jumped out of gear into reverse, causing injuries.
See all problems of the 1997 Jeep Cherokee.
While in park vehicle jumped into reverse and accelerated. Could have caused an accident. Cause unknown. Dealer notified.
See all problems of the 1999 Jeep Cherokee.
2 separate occasions, after a drive when putting car into park, the engine raced out of control in reverse. Luckily the brakes held it from speeding in reverse.
See all problems of the 2002 Jeep Cherokee.
Transmission was slipping since December 2001. Consumer would put truck in park and it would slip out of gear. Once he thought that had placed vehicle in park, and found that he had to jump back into vehicle because it was going backward. Vehicle in repair shop replacing transmission.
While vehicle jumped out of gear, emergency brake did not hold vehicle while in reverse and moving. Consumer had to reapply brakes to hold vehicle. Please provide more information.
Vehicle was parked and shift pawl was in park. Consumer went to the rear of vehicle to open rear liftgate, but shift pawl jumped into reverse. While moving consumer was able to to grab steering wheel and applied emergency brakes, consumer was dragged, and sustained severe injuries.
Transmission slips, when placing it in park, it slips back into reverse, in other words it does not lock in place. He was told that his vehicle is not in recall. Vehicle continues to exhibit problems with the transmission. Consumer had placed vehicle in park when it started moving backwards, transmission had slipped into the reverse position.
My vehicle was turned on in park; while in park for less than 2 minutes the vehicle went from park to reverse; vehicle was stopped by hitting a tree. Now my trunk is damaged, and my power locks don't work; if I understand correctly there is a federal investigation going on with my particular brand of Jeep; the dealer said they will not fix my Jeep; so what I am suppose to do.
Vehicle was in park and turned on when it reversed on flat surface. Dealer was notified.
Consumer started vehicle, then had to get out of vehicle, left it in park with engine running, as he stepped out of vehicle, it started going backward. He was trapped between garage wall and driver door. He managed to get in to vehicle and shut off engine. Consumer suffered bruises. Damage unknown at this time, vehicle still at dealership.
Vehicle was parked on a slight downhill grade, gear selector in park, with the engine running. After a period of time less than 5 minutes, the vehicle came out of park on its own and began to roll forward, crashing through a fence, small trees and shrubs, then down an enbankment. The vehicle sustained severe damage and is probably a total loss.
See all problems of the 2001 Jeep Cherokee.
Vehicle was left in park with the engine running, consumer turned around to pick up something off the floor and vehicle started to roll backward. Consumer slammed into another vehicle. Consumer felt that car was in park and it had to have jumped out of gear.
See all problems of the 1996 Jeep Cherokee.
Consumer used vehicle for delivering mail. She pulled up and there was a mailbox next to her. She got out of vehicle with vehicle being turned off in park position. She went to retrieve a post card and when she looked up door was open, and vehicle was going backwards and it hit mail box. Consumer jumped into vehicle and turned it on to stop it. $2300. 00 worth of damage. Dealership will hear about it. Consumer stated she jumped into the vehicle, slammed on brakes and turned the keys to unlock steering wheel and put vehicle back into parl.
I angle parked my Jeep in a bank parking lot. After parking, the transmission remained in drive with the motor running. I sat in my Jeep for a minute or two, assembling the paperwork I'd need in the bank. I then turned the ignition switch to the lock position, which turned off the motor (but, unfortunately, the transmission remained in drive). I then pulled my Jeep key out of the ignition, got out of the Jeep and walked about 75 - 100 feet to the entry stairs leading to the bank. At that moment, a lady yelled to me. My Jeep was slowly rolling backwards and it stopped after it hit a building about 70 feet away, striking the building at an approximate 60 degree angle. Due to the manufacturing defect, my Jeep sustained body damage in the amount of $260. 42 for which I have an estimate. Had the defect not existed, there would have been no accident because I would not have been able to turn the ignition switch to lock without first placing the transmission in park. Daimlerchrysler motors corporation repaired the manufacturing defect but refuses to take any responsibility for body damage to my Jeep. Can you help? will you help? your help to resolve this ridiculous issue would be greatly appreciated. Daimlerchrysler's reference number for my claim is 9908985. I have telephoned them two or three times and written two letters to their auburn hills, mi offices and they have written three letters to me but refuse to pay the $260. 42.
Vehicle jerks when traveling. Vehicle was running but was in park. Vehicle jumped out of gear, and rolled backwards. Dealership was aware of problem.
Vehicle was parked and running inside of a parking lot. Vehicle took off without prior warning. There wasn't anyone inside of vehicle, and it stopped on impact with a fence.
I was going to go workout and had started my vehicle. I realized I forgot my gym bag in the house. I live in a townhome and there is a parking lot directly infront of the house. I left the car running in park in the parking lot. I then proceeded into the house to get my gym bag, when I returned the vehicle was moving backwards and headed towards my house. I quickly got inside and applied pressure to the brakes. I brought the vehicle to a stop just before the backend had hit a tree. I am 100% confident that I left the car in park. Fortunately there were no passing pedestrians or cars.
While parked, the vehicle's transmission slipped out of gear, rolling down an incline and traveling about 500 feet before hitting a mailbox and coming ot rest on a neighbors front lawn.
Vehicle was idling in park while putting on seatbelt. Suddenlyand without any warning, vehicle shifted into reverse. Had to slam on brakes, hard to stop. In the process driver had injured his back due to jerking of the vehicle and brakes being applied.
The vehicle continues to move when it is placed in "park". The problem is intermittent and has occured apx 6 to 8 times in the last 6 weeks. I usually need to set the parking brake to be sure that the vehicle will not move.
Vehicle was parked, engine running, emergency brake not applied vehicle suddenly went backward, across the street, hit a house, and damage to vehicle was $ 500, house $ 3000.
When shifting vehicle from drive to reverse there is a clunknig noise coming from underneath of vehicle. Dealership is aware of problem.
Placed gear shift in park, then walked to the rear of the vehicle and raised the hatch. The vehicle started to roll backward toward the owner, owner jumped out of the way and the vehicle proceded into ongoing traffic. Managed to jump in and pulled the gear shift into forward gear and pulled back to sid of road, narrowly missing a semi-truck.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Power Train problems||
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||
|Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problems||
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||
|Transmission Not Engage problems||
|Noises During Shifting problems||
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||
|Transmission Noise problems||