Brake Disc Problems of Jeep Cherokee - part 1

Jeep Cherokee owners have reported 71 problems related to brake disc (under the service brakes 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.

car image   Brake Disc problem of the 1999 Jeep Cherokee 1
Failure Date: 08/01/2002

This vehicle has had two sets of brakes since new, 60,000 miles ago. At approximately 30,000 miles the front disc brake calipher warps causing vibration and shimmying of front of vehicle to the point of "near loss of control". There is a "service bulletin" out from Chrysler to change the brake assembly when customers come in with this problem. However, the customer must pay $425. 00 for this component. If the component must be replaced. There should be no cost replacement. However, Chrysler and the dealer refuse to accept this position. Can you help??? ts.

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car image   Brake Disc problem of the 2002 Jeep Cherokee 2
Failure Date: 07/10/2002

When driving down a hillsteering wheel will vibrate when brakes are applied. Contacted dealer.

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car image   Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee 3
Failure Date: 06/11/2002

2000 Cherokee sport - 20626 miles. I initially had issues with the steering dampner which was causing vibration in the front end. After that was fixed everything was fine for a few months, then the front end started shaking when braking. . . . . Worse when going down hill. Service says this is not normal, but it has been seen before. I called Chrysler and spoke with matt. Explained the situation and was told there was nothing they could do since it was beyond the 12/12000 warranty for brakes. Decided to do a little research and found that Jeep has had serious issues with brakes on the Cherokee for years now. There are occassional re-calls, but not on the 2000 Cherokee! why can we not get help from from the NHTSA in forcing chrsler to recall these dangerous vehicles?.

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car image   Brake Disc problem of the 2001 Jeep Cherokee 4
Failure Date: 05/10/2002

Vehicle front end shakes when brakes applied. Rotors are warped and have been turned twice by the dealer, once at 5791 miles and again at 14207 miles and now Jeep wants to turn them again at 21500 miles. I have been forced to deal with the manufacture myself because my dealer has been told by Jeep that they will not replace the rotors, they will only turn them at my cost because this is a maintenance item and not in warranty eventhough the vehicle was purchased this way when it was new. Also this has been a month long process because I cannot get any answers from anyone because they keep saying they are sending this to their district manager who will return my call but I have not recieved any calls so far.

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car image   Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee 5
Failure Date: 05/01/2002

Vehicle and brake pedal vibrated when brakes were applied.

car image   Brake Disc problem of the 1999 Jeep Cherokee 6
Failure Date: 11/15/2001

Vehicle would shake badly. When trying to stop, vehicle would shake all over the road. Can smell brakes burning when applied. Please provide any further information.

car image   Brake Disc problem of the 1999 Jeep Cherokee 7
Failure Date: 09/01/2001

Brakes have bbeen redone, turned or replaced 4 times within 36,000 miles. Vehicle shakes/ shimmies, and steering wheel jerks when brakes are applied. Dealer explained it could be several problems, but consumer was still paying $300-$500 trying to correct what they were not sure off.

car image   Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee 8
Failure Date: 08/06/2001

I had been involved in an accident on 7-4-01 due to brakes failing to even slow Jeep. On 8-6-01 I met w/ district service manager, frank teliofario at martin Jeep so he could look at the Jeep. He test drove it for 2 miles, "pulled the wheels" and said there was nothing wrong with the Jeep. He stated that he thought my problem was that it didn't have abs brakes as I'd been told. I told him no, my problem was the brakes didn't work sometimes! an hour and a half later, I stepped on the brakes for a yellow light and heard a screeching as if working on a metal lathe and bringing the cutting tool too deep, and the whole Jeep shook, felt like it was going to fall apart. I was hoping I would slow down before I went through the now-red light. I did stop but didn't know what had happened. I checked rear-view mirror and also turned around at next opportunity. No skid marks. It was not the tires as the dist mgr had suggested. I called him *still at the dealership* and he said he would check into some things and call me back "today or tomorrow". I have never heard from him again. Hired a lawyer, now my insurance company notified me to not drive the Jeep as it's not safe, and I"m awaiting their specialist to come look at the Jeep. It is parked and I am driving another vehicle. I will not trade it in because I don't want someone to be killed due to whatever this problem is that Chrysler is refusing to acknowledge. If what they stated was true and there was no problem, then I would have no problems with stopping of this Jeep. Each time they tell me there is no problem, the problem occurs again. They have a serious problem w/ these Jeeps. When I took Jeep in to get repaired from accident on 7-4-01 auto body shop owner said he's had at least 4 other Cherokees identical to mine in his shop for repairs of the same problem. What is wrong with these Jeeps? why is Chrysler refusing to fix this problem?.

car image   Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee 9
Failure Date: 07/04/2001

When it rains brakes become defective and it is harder to slow down, and feel like they don't catch immediately. I have had a car crash due to faulty brakes. I reported this problem to the manufacturer and they are not willing to do anything. Since purchasing this Jeep I have had it repaired or looked at by 3 different dealerships and one goodyear dealership, 6 times in the first six months in attempts to get the various problems corrected. My main concern was and is the brakes. In dry weather they vibrate, pull and cause the whole front end to shake. In wet weather and snow they do not always catch right away and also I feel a "thumping" on the brake pedal and also a "thumping" noise when they are applied, as if something is broken inside. On July 4 after a heavy thunderstorm the person ahead of me failed to turn and I slammed on the brakes. At about 30 feet I realized that my Jeep wasn't slowing down, and because the dealership that sold me the Jeep said I had antilock brakes, I stood on them, knowing that you shouldn't pump abs brakes. I hit the car in front of me, damaging my Jeep but not the other car. I have reported this to Chrysler, and yesterday (7/13/01) met with their independent special investigator, who test drove the Jeep in dry weather. He stated that there is nothing wrong with the brakes, but that I have rear-wheel drive and do not have abs brakes. I checked with my insurance company and the dealership reported to them, the day I purchased the car that I had antilock brakes. Chrysler has been totally unresponsive, and does not seem to care that this vehicle if not for the slow speed could have already resulted in major injuries or death. They say this vehicle is safe but the brakes have *already* failed in one accident, how do they conclude this vehicle is safe when none of their representatives have ever driven it in wet weather, except the one dealership that * find a problem with the brakes.

car image   Brake Disc problem of the 1998 Jeep Cherokee 10
Failure Date: 05/31/2001

Rotors became warped at 19380 miles and 34087 miles and had to be turned due to flat spots on them. The original disc pads are still inuse and there was no excessive slamming of the brakes or sudden stops involved. This is unacceptable. I have been told by my mechanic that this is due to the thinness of the backing on the rotor hub, a problem similiar to that found on certian fords in the past. Problem should be corrected and owners reimbursed for expenses already incurred.

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car image   Brake Disc problem of the 1999 Jeep Cherokee 11
Failure Date: 05/30/2001

Brakes warp every 16,000 miles. Brakes have been replaced three times already. Dealership is aware of problem.

car image   Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee 12
Failure Date: 05/26/2001

Jeep acelerated on its own causing me to have to stand on the brakes(thinking I had abs) brakes did not work correctly, causing me to hit the back of a 4x4 truck at the speed of about 15 mph all bumper parts had to be replaced as did many other parts air bags did not go off. Today I took the Jeep back to dealer for the 4th time to try to get thing taken care of . On the 1st trip I was told that my abs breaks were working fine and that the mechanic felt them kick in. Took it back a week later because break peddle dropped to the floor, again I was told that all breaks were fine and that the abs were working. On 5/29/01 my husband took Jeep in and test drove it w/ service manager and they decided the abs was not working at all. And then we were told that we did not have abs ( salesmen told us the Jeep had abs). The front end now shakes at about 45-55 when going around curves and sometimes when making turns at lower speed. When jchrysler was contacted they tried to blame everything on me. It was my fault that I didn't check to see if the Jeep had abs( who would have thought that it wouldn't have them and we did ask to make sure and we were told yes it had them) and it was also my fault that an inspector did not come out to inspect the Jeep after the crash because I did not request one to although no one told me that one could come out I am supose to be able to find this information out on my own. As of today the Jeep is in for service again 3rd time for brake service 2nd time for front end vibrations and 2nd time to have them fix all the things they didn't do right the 1st time.

car image   Brake Disc problem of the 2001 Jeep Cherokee 13
Failure Date: 05/25/2001

The brakes seem to pulsate when applied. The steering seems to drift over the yellow line at random times when the brakes are applied and the vehicles front end nose dives after braking. These times are unpredictable and sometimes weeks in between.

car image   Brake Disc problem of the 2001 Jeep Cherokee 14
Failure Date: 05/04/2001

The rotors and brake pads have been replaced twice.

car image   Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee 15
Failure Date: 05/01/2001

Braking at highway speed causes violent shimmy and causes the vehicle to lurch to the left or right. Dealer told me it was the brake rotors warped. They are not covered past 12mo/12kmile warranty. This is a serious safety concern and should be recalled and covered under warranty.

car image   Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee 16
Failure Date: 04/02/2001

When brakes are applied steering wheel and front end vibrate. Dealer contacted.

car image   Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee 17
Failure Date: 03/10/2001

Vehicle vibrates when lightly applying brakes at hwy. Speeds this condition appears at first to be a alignment problem until you discover that it only happens when you are applying brakes this problem after inquiering with other people seems to be a common occurence it is my belief after talking to other people that this complaint has been conveyed to the dealer and have been told that this is only covered up to 12000 the mfg. I presently have 14760 mil. This could a much bigger problem when someone who is not used to the vehicle or has not been warned of this problem .

car image   Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee 18
Failure Date: 03/07/2001

Severe vibration was experienced when applying brakes at speeds greater than 45 mph. At less than 7,000 miles the problem was diagnosed as "brake run out" by the dealer. It appears as if the braking systems are defective on the 2000 Jeep Cherokee (this is not a grand Cherokee model). I believe the use of composite brake rotors is causing the rotors to warp under normal use. This is a serious safety concern and must be addressed immediately by daimler-Chrysler corporation.

car image   Brake Disc problem of the 1997 Jeep Cherokee 19
Failure Date: 02/21/2001

When applying brakes there is pulsating and grinding, and rotors are warped. Dealership is aware of problem. Consumer states rotors have been replaced twice due to recall 00v136.

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car image   Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee 20
Failure Date: 02/01/2001

Front end was pulsating when applying brakes, stopping distance was normal. Front rotors were warped, and pads needed to be replaced. Consumer had rotors recut,then installed them again. Consumer felt that recall in 1999, and earlier models for rotors should include 2000 model.

car image   Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee 21
Failure Date: 01/04/2001

Brakes began pulsating and shaking on 12/2000, 22422 miles. Repaired 1/04/2001. Repeated previous problem on 4/05/01, 27028 miles. Repaired. Now 1/17/2002 and brakes are again in need of repair. I feel this could be dangerous and at the very least their is a defect in these brakes. Thank you.

car image   Brake Disc problem of the 1999 Jeep Cherokee 22
Failure Date: 01/01/2001

When applying brakes, vehicle will vibrate and shake, dealership is aware of the problem. Brakes have been repaired 4 times.

car image   Brake Disc problem of the 1999 Jeep Cherokee 23
Failure Date: 12/01/2000

Front brakes and rotors are wearing out too fast. Every few thousand miles front brake and rotors need replacing. Took to dealer, and they said it was normal. But, consumer did not think so. The front rotors and brake pads were replaced but the same problem occured on rear brakes and rotors and were replaced. The front brakes were pulsating and possibly need replacing. The manufacturer says this was normal.

car image   Brake Disc problem of the 1996 Jeep Cherokee 24
Failure Date: 12/01/2000

When it rains or snows an d when onsume r applies brakes front wheels slide back and forth. Abs braking system light doesn't function at all. Also, there is squeaking/ pulsating noise underneath vehicle. . Dealership is aware of problem.

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car image   Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee 25
Failure Date: 11/27/2000

After 4 attemts to remedy this problem Chrysler has only "thanked" me for "sharing my concerns". In the meantime I am driving a vehicle that requires new brakes ever 3000 miles. Is there something wrong with that picture? I can send you all the documents regarding this including their response. Thanks beverly paulsey.

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