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Fuses And Circuit Breaker Problems of Jeep Cherokee



Jeep Cherokee owners have reported 16 problems related to fuses and circuit breaker (under the electrical system category).

car image   Fuses And Circuit Breaker problem of the 2003 Jeep Cherokee 1
Failure Date: 04/29/2005

Consumer states: vehicle cuts off while going down the highway, no warning, doing almost 70 mph. Nothing worked, and there were no brakes. The only thing working was the 4-way flashers. Tried to turn steering wheel and lost power steering. Another time went to turn in the position the wheels were and in that was the way the vehicle went. The repair shop mechanic said it needed a crank sensor. Previously, before they put in a fuse and it blew out.

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car image   Fuses And Circuit Breaker problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee 2
Failure Date: 01/05/2005

The 2000 Jeep Cherokee does not provide any diagram for the fuse panel or a means to determine which fuse or relay protects a particular circuit. The owner's manual refers to a chart on or near the panel, and the access door to the panel contains an imprint refering to the owner's manual. Several safety related systems are routed through the fuse panel.

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car image   Fuses And Circuit Breaker problem of the 1997 Jeep Cherokee 3
Failure Date: 06/26/2002

My guess is the water build up from the a/c evaporator is causing some kind of short to the left turn signal, horn, and radio.

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car image   Fuses And Circuit Breaker problem of the 2001 Jeep Cherokee 4
Failure Date: 01/18/2001

While driving on highway at 70 mph and without warning, headlights went completely out causing poor visibility which resulted in an accident, consumer rearended another vehicle causing one injury, upon impact the airbags did not experience deployment, consumer had been to dealer several times due to taillights inoperable and headlamps inoperable prior to accident, dealer replaced fuses and found connector's loose. Consumer states front end pulled to the left while driving, dealer found no problems. Consumer states on normal braking, pedal goes to the floor and during above mentioned accident brakes locked causing a block of skid marks, prior to accident when dealer could find no problems with abs or hydraulic brake system. Vehicle had stalled on 2 occasions at stops, dealer found no problem and 3000 miles later the stalling occurred again, however dealer still could not find problem, possible engine problem.

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car image   Fuses And Circuit Breaker problem of the 1998 Jeep Cherokee 5
Failure Date: 12/20/2000

The fog lamps stopped working. Warranty had expired. Contacted dealer they stated that there was no re-call on this. Six months later when they were replacing the rotors on re-call,I said something to the mechanic about the lights. He stated that they knew about the problem. He asked if I ever used the power outlet for a phone. I stated yes! he said that when using the outlet it was melting the wires to the fog lamp switch making it unoperable. Still the switch has not been replaced. I'mnot the only person here at work that has that problem. Another fire fighters lamps stopped working just after his warranty was up,and his was never replaced either. .

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car image   Fuses And Circuit Breaker problem of the 1998 Jeep Cherokee 6
Failure Date: 07/01/2000

Electrical sysyem will go on and off at times. Also, while driving fog lights will go out. Contacted dealer, and dealer is not willing to do anything.


car image   Fuses And Circuit Breaker problem of the 1997 Jeep Cherokee 7
Failure Date: 06/01/2000

While driving entire electrical system went out. Fuses were checked and replaced to repair. The next day the entire instrument panel went out other than the cruise control. The defect does not allow the consumer to have access to see speedometer and other important parts.

car image   Fuses And Circuit Breaker problem of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee 8
Failure Date: 01/31/2000

Manufacturer's omission of critical information from owners' manual and vehicle components. Use circuit labels do not exist for the fuse panel located in the passenger compartment of this vehicle. The owners manual states that one should refer to the fuse panel cover. The fuse panel cover, however, states that one should refer to the owners manual. In an emergency situation (e. G. Remote breakdown or failure of lighting circuit, wipers,etc. ) it would be very difficult to diagnose. Each fuse would have to be removed and a spare reinserted to verify whether or not each is functional. Failure has not yet been corrected despite contacting the manufacturer and dealer.

car image   Fuses And Circuit Breaker problem of the 1999 Jeep Cherokee 9
Failure Date: 11/01/1999

Fog light shortage from the interior switch, rear left shock squeaks non stop at low speeds, loss of electrical power when a/c is on (hot or cold), grinding noise coming from rear axle when coming out of first gear, noisy dashboard when road is bumpy, small signs of rust starting to appear on exterior, font passenger window does not go up if put down by passenger, driver side window making noise.

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car image   Fuses And Circuit Breaker problem of the 1998 Jeep Cherokee 10
Failure Date: 11/15/1998

Horn fuse failed.


 
car image   Fuses And Circuit Breaker problem of the 1997 Jeep Cherokee 11
Failure Date: 05/01/1998

Initial fuel tank assembly failure 5/98 occurred at freeway speeds on highway overpass 680/24 walnut creek, CA. Vehicle ran out of gas even though gauge indicated fuel level above 1/8 tank. Created hazardous traffic backup for several miles on southbound interstate 680 requiring police assistance. Subsequent problems with replacement fuel tank assemblies 3/29/99 and 8/30/99, currently unresolved. Transmission failure affected drivability requiring replacement 8/30/99. Began experiencing dangerous engine and electrical problems, including abrupt check engine light preceding engine bucking, severe engine surging, followed by loss of power, near stall at 35 mph, radio and power window failure 8/23/99, creating hazardous situation for vehicle occupants and other drivers on road. The fuel assembly fuse failure on 11/1/99 occurred at freeway speed in rush hour traffic on eastbound highway 4 in martinez near pacheco blvd. Off-ramp with absolutely no warning. Loss of engine, power steering, power brakes at this speed and traffic conditions created potential for fatal collision involving multiple vehicles. Vehicle at lehmer's dealership from 11/1/99-11/5/99. Dealership failed to duplicate, locate, or repair failure. Vehicle released on 11/5/99. The second fuel system fuse failure occurred without warning on 11/6/99, on westbound ygnacio valley, a secondary 4 lane road at 45 mph speed, again creating a potentially hazardous situation. Police called to prevent possible collisions while waiting for tow. Due to these recurring and unresolved service problems we have lost all faith in the safety of this vehicle. We refuse to put our family or other drivers at risk and wish to file a formal complaint with the NHTSA and to pursue resolution of this matter under the lemon law. We purchased this vehicle in good faith, but cannot in good conscience sell it or trade it in due to the potential for loss of life in its current condition.

car image   Fuses And Circuit Breaker problem of the 1998 Jeep Cherokee 12
Failure Date: 02/03/1998

Fuse panel cover loose and falling off.

car image   Fuses And Circuit Breaker problem of the 1996 Jeep Cherokee 13
Failure Date: 08/09/1996

The alternator circuit fuse to the power distribution center had an improper clamp load, causing a fire. There was a recall but this vehicle was not involved. Please describe.

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car image   Fuses And Circuit Breaker problem of the 1996 Jeep Cherokee 14

While vehicle was parked and not running, a fire ignited in the engine compartment, the adjuster and fire company believed the fire was started at the power distribution center, consumer asked dealer about the recall (95v193) that dealt with this component and was told this vehicle does not fall under the recall, after the fire the vehicle was a total loss.

car image   Fuses And Circuit Breaker problem of the 1996 Jeep Cherokee 15

While driving, the tail lights and dashboard lights went out due to a short in the fuse system.

car image   Fuses And Circuit Breaker problem of the 1996 Jeep Cherokee 16

Pdc fuse w/ fuse link recall repair needs to be done, however dealer not able to get part.


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