Brake Disc Problems of Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Cherokee owners have reported 71 problems related to brake disc (under the service brakes category).
#1 - Brake Disc problem of the 2002 Jeep Cherokee
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Jeep Cherokee. When driving down a hillsteering wheel will vibrate when brakes are applied. Contacted dealer. This issue happened on July 10, 2002.
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#2 - Brake Disc problem of the 2001 Jeep Cherokee
The car involved was a 2001 Jeep Cherokee. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1J4FF48S81_. @ 3000 miles car shudders when braking, told operating to factory specs. Independent mechanic said no, dealer turned rotors, @ 7500 problem recurred,@ 11,000 other dealer replaced rotors as originals were too warped to machine, @ 15,000 same problem, @ 18,000 dealer again machined rotors as a "goodwill service. ". It was 11/01/2000 when this brake disc issue happened.
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#3 - Brake Disc problem of the 2001 Jeep Cherokee
The vehicle is a 2001 Jeep Cherokee. The rotors and brake pads have been replaced twice. This brake disc issue occurred May. 4, 2001.
#4 - Brake Disc problem of the 2001 Jeep Cherokee
The car is a 2001 Jeep Cherokee. While driving felt vibration. When applying brakes they felt a pulsation coming from brake pads. Took vehicle to dealership, who had rotors turned.
#5 - Brake Disc problem of the 2001 Jeep Cherokee
The vehicle is a 2001 Jeep Cherokee. The VIN of the problem Cherokee is 1J4FT48SX1_. 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. This problem occurred on 05/10/02.
#6 - Brake Disc problem of the 2001 Jeep Cherokee
The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Jeep Cherokee. The VIN of this vehicle was 1J4FT48S21_. 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. This issue happened on Friday, May. 25, 2001.
#7 - Brake Disc problem of the 2001 Jeep Cherokee
The vehicle was a 2001 Jeep Cherokee. Front rotors and the pads are wearing excessively. Front rotors were turned twice, and replaced once. Brake pads were replaced on three occasions from 15. 000 miles to present. Dealer notified. Consumer stated that while driving the steering and front end shakes. This brake disc problem happened on 08/01/00.
#8 - Brake Disc problem of the 2001 Jeep Cherokee
The car involved was a 2001 Jeep Cherokee. When brakes are applied the vehicle shakes, and driver can hear metal grinding. The front and rear brakes need replacement every 30,000 miles.
#9 - Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee
The vehicle is a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1J4FF68S1Y_. Concerned that failure occurred on a vehicle that is fairly light duty. No safety defect listed in summary. This issue happened on October 1, 2000.
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#10 - Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee
The vehicle involved was a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. The VIN of the car is 1J4GW48S4Y_. When brakes are applied front end pulsates, and steering wheel wobbles from left to right. Dealer has been duplicating problem.
#11 - Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee
The car involved was a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1J4FF48S9Y_. Brakes pulsate when braking. Chevrolet says a recall on Jeep rotors. Jeep (crysler) says no.
#12 - Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee
The car was a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. Steering column vibrates when brakes are applied, especially down hill, causing vehicle to shimmy. Strong vibration allows consumer not to have full control of vehicle. Dealer advised that brakes warped due to overheating. This problem occurred on May. 1, 2000.
#13 - Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee
The car involved is a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. The VIN of this vehicle was 1JFF485S0Y_. 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. This issue happened on Wed., Mar. 7, 2001.
#14 - Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee
The car involved was a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. Crash was involved with the Jeep Cherokee. VIN of the vehicle was 1J4FF48S8Y_. 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. It was May 26, 2001 when this brake disc issue happened.
#15 - Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee
The vehicle involved was a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1J4GW48N3Y_. 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 . It was Saturday, March 10, 2001 when this brake disc issue occurred.
#16 - Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee
The vehicle involved was a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. 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. This problem occurred on 02/01/2001.
#17 - Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee
The car involved is a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was PLEASE FIL_. Severe pulsation in steering wheel when brakes are applied, and not stopped properly. Dealer was notified. Feel free to provide any further information. This issue happened on Apr. 15, 2000.
#18 - Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee
The vehicle having this issue was a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. There was crash involved with this Jeep Cherokee. The VIN of this vehicle is 1J4FT48SXY_. 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. It was July 4, 2001 when this brake disc issue happened.
#19 - Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee
The vehicle was a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1J4FB28S4Y_. Heavy duty front rotors. . . Non component style. . . . Built to run mail routes. . Right hand drive. Front brakes continually overheating causing rotors to have to be turned every 3 to 6 thousand miles. Front brakes getting so hot. . . Rotors turning blue. Now with a brand new set of rotors and new pad on front. . New shoes and turned rotors on back. . . After only 30 minutes of running. . Overheated. . Blued rotors and brakes faded. . Completely away. Vehicle would not stop. Back brake do not appear to be holding at all. Only one set of back pads needed in 26,ooo miles while 4 sets of front pads worn out or broken from overheating of rotors. First set of rotors replaced after turning 2 times. . They warped causing shimmy in front end on braking. This vehicle has never had good brakes. Pedal has felt mushy from day one and very hard pressure must be applied to pedal in order to come to a complete stop. Dealership has already replace one master cylinder and I just had another one installed. Don't know where the problem is. . . But when vehicle is up on stands in rear. . And placed in gear. . Back wheels continue to roll when brakes are applied. Seems that there is not nearly enough pressure being sent to back brakes. Vehicle seems to be relying solely on front brakes. All lines have been checked. . And wheel cylinders and calipers are okay. Dealership says. . . No recalls or problems from other customers. I can see from reading this forum. . . That is not true! please help! I don't want to wreck when my brakes fail and possibly injure myself, grandkids, or someone else. Especially don't want to wreck on the mail route. The post office might just frown on that. . . Especially since Jeep is very much aware that they have a problem but still insist that there is none! help!!!!. This issue happened on 09/24/2000.
#20 - Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee
The car is a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1J4FF48S8Y_. 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. It was May. 1, 2001 when this brake disc issue happened.
#21 - Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee
The vehicle was a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. 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?. This issue happened on Monday, August 6, 2001.
#22 - Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee
The car involved is a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. The VIN of the problem Cherokee is 1J4G258S4Y_. 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. It was Thu., Jan. 4, 2001 when this brake disc issue happened.
#23 - Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee
The vehicle having this issue was a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. 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. It was 11/27/2000 when this brake disc issue occurred.
#24 - Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee
The car involved is a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. The VIN of this vehicle is 1J4FF48S2Y_. 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?. This problem occurred on Tuesday, Jun. 11, 2002.
#25 - Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee
The car was a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is PLEASE FIL_. When brakes are applied steering wheel and front end vibrate. Dealer contacted. It was Monday, Apr. 2, 2001 when this brake disc issue happened.
#26 - Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee
The car is a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. The VIN of the problem Cherokee is 1J4GW58N7Y_. Vehicle and brake pedal vibrated when brakes were applied. It was 05/01/02 when this brake disc issue happened.
#27 - Brake Disc problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee
The car is a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Jeep Cherokee is 1J4G258N2Y_. There has been a problem with the brakes since January 2003. The brakes locked twice and damaged the rotors. Also, experienced vibration in the steering wheel and pulsation in the brake pedal. On 6/6/2003 the entire braking system was replaced by sears auto shop. Currently the vehicle is experiencing the same symptoms.
#28 - Brake Disc problem of the 1999 Jeep Cherokee
The vehicle was a 1999 Jeep Cherokee. The VIN of this vehicle was 1J4FF68S0X_. At 12,000 miles I noticed a slight vibration in the front of the vehicle, I called the dealer, but decided not to follow up and bring it in at that time. In mid may, I was traveling on the MA tpke, and upon braking noticed a pronounced vibration in the fron end of the vehicle. My dealer, who is very reliable, took the vehicle and found the front rotors and rear drums warped. At first they informed me that Chrysler had chnged rotors without notifying them. Upon their further examination they found that my Jeep had the old parts and they replaced the rotors and drums. At 17,300 miles I noticed the same vibration in the front end when braking on i84 in CT. The dealer again inspected the rotors and found that they were defective. This time they will turn the rotors "on the vehicle" with Chrysler's okay. While the work is under warranty I question whether this will be a permanent solution to the problem. My complaint is no way to be construed as against the dealer, in fact the dealer encouraged me to contact Chrysler customer service, which I did. I have been informed by Chrysler that a technical bulletin is out concerning the disc brake problem. I have seen complaints on the NHTSA site, of "minor" pulsation in the disc brakes, the pulsation on my vehicle was very pronounced and in fact the vehicle was shaking. I question if a recall is in order. Thank you. This brake disc issue occurred Saturday, May 15, 1999.
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#29 - Brake Disc problem of the 1999 Jeep Cherokee
The car involved is a 1999 Jeep Cherokee. A day after a good rain when vehicle is first in motion (even in dry driving conditions) even at 5mph any pressure on the brake pedal results in the brakes locking up. I have consulted with the dealer and various mechanics and they think a film of rust is building on the discs, and said I must warm the brakes up? this doesn't seem like a logical answer, why should one have to warm the brakes. Is this a design flaw?. This brake disc problem happened on Sun., Aug. 15, 1999.
#30 - Brake Disc problem of the 1999 Jeep Cherokee
The vehicle having this issue was a 1999 Jeep Cherokee. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1J4G258S8K_. Front rotors were prematurely warping at 17,000 miles. Dealer replaced the pads, and resurfaced the rotors, which did not correct the problem. Please give any further details.
#31 - Brake Disc problem of the 1999 Jeep Cherokee
The vehicle involved was a 1999 Jeep Cherokee. As in the technical bulletin the brakes are very poor and pulsating. At 12000 to 14000 the first time, if you are going xway speed and tried to stop the car vibrated very bad. I took the car in and they said there was a bulletin to replace the rotors. That was done, the car was ok until another 12000 miles. Same problem. The dealer replaced the rotors again. As a " good customer benifit" I know I will have to go thru this again. After 2000 miles the brakes are pulsing again. I have a '97 passport with 75000 miles and still have the origonal brakes. This is my wifes , there is no hi speed starting and stopping. I think this will be a safty problem in the future or at least an expensive one every 12000 to 14000 miles. It was 04/04/99 when this brake disc issue occurred.
#32 - Brake Disc problem of the 1999 Jeep Cherokee
The car is a 1999 Jeep Cherokee. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1J4FF68S0X_. While traveling at 35mph and applying the brakes, vehicle shakes and vibrates. This brake disc problem happened on Thu., Jun. 1, 2000.
#33 - Brake Disc problem of the 1999 Jeep Cherokee
The vehicle having this issue was a 1999 Jeep Cherokee. When driving and applying his brakes vehicle shakes and vibrates. Dealership was aware of problem. This problem occurred on Wednesday, June 7, 2000.
Other Service Brakes related problems of Jeep Cherokee:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Brake Disc Rotor problems||287|
|Brake Electric Antilock problems||76|
|Brake Disc problems||71|
|Brake Foundation Components problems||36|
|Brake Disc Pads problems||32|
|Service Brakes problems||15|
|Brake Drum problems||12|
|Brake Disc Caliper problems||11|
|Brakes Failed problems||6|
|Brake Pedal And Linkage problems||5|
|Brake Master Cylinder problems||4|
|Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problems||4|
|Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problems||4|
|Brake Drum problems||3|
|Abs Brake Fail problems||3|
|Brake Abs Warning Light problems||3|