Jeep Grand Cherokee owners have reported 21 problems related to spare tire (under the tire category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Jeep Grand Cherokee based on all problems reported for the Grand Cherokee.
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the rubber on the sidewall of the spare tire that came equipped with the vehicle was worn. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was noticed of the failure. The failure mileage was 48,000.
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The contact owns a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee . The contact stated that the vehicle was equipped with dakota infinti tires, tire size 225/75/15 (na). While driving approximately 60 mph, there was a loud thump sound on the front of the vehicle then the front driver's side tire exploded. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road and a spare tire was installed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic on two separate occasions where each of the four tires were replaced at different times. The front driver and passenger's tire exploded and the two rear tires exhibited excessive tread separation upon replacement. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was failure was 160,000. The dot number was unavailable.
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The contact stated every time it rained the tail lights and brake lights shorted out. The bulbs have been replaced four times. The dealer replaced the wiring harness. The problem recurred. The spare tire storage area kept filling up with water.
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I own a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee that I bought as a 'demo' in March, 1997. In it was a space saver spare. This Jeep has full time 4-wd. Last Thursday, 5/6/2004, I had my first flat tire ever with this car, and I mounted the space saver spare. I drove about 20 miles before I had to stop due to the front differential's heat and resulting blue smoke as it burned up inside. In your database, there is a recall for 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokees with full time 4-recall number is 98v006000. Jeep/Chrysler has given me no satisfaction when confronted with this information -- that my 1997 had the same issue as the 1996's, that they sold me a defective "booby trapped" car, and that I shouldn't be liable for any damage caused by the defect that they, in fact, knew about and said nothing to 1997 owners. So far, damage to the vehicle has been $516, but may reach $1500-$2000 before it's fixed. The car is currently at naperville Jeep (630-505-8282 -- Jeep service dept). I got no notification of this defect since 1997's were not recalled. I have not been offered a full sized spare kit either. Why no recall on the 1997's with full time 4-wd too? how about other years?.
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I purchased a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee in July 2002 with 30000 miles with an extended warranty. I have two problems to report. Problem 1-- my Jeep only has 44000 miles on it now and my brake rotors are warped. Problem 2--this may sound funny but its true. The 1998 Jeep grand I have has its spare tire inside compartment above fuel tank. This past winter I tried to remove my spare and found that due to condensation it was frozen to the compartment. Although I did not need it at that time I thought that was strange. Well it just so happens I had to use my spare tire on 5/16/03, when I removed the spare from the compartment there was about 1 gallon of water sitting around the spare. I have no leaks and would like to know if it is a design defect or what can I do to get rid of the condensation build up.
Aaa refused to mount spare tire on wheel when call for service due to manufacturer's recall 98v006000. Consumer was advised by mfr that VIN was not included in recall.
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Recall 98 v 006 000/temporary space saver: front axle overheated due to temporary spare tire. Manufacturer was notified, and informed consumer that this vehicle was not covered under that recall. Consumer found recall 98v006, but his vehicle was not included. Vent tube from the front differential was spiiting burning oil into the engine compartment.
Spare tire is a 15 inch tire, when normal used tires are 16inch, it states in owners manual that a smaller tire should not be used. Dealership continues to provide consumer with a 15 inch tire. Recall 98v006 was received by consumer who took vehicle to dealer for repairs, dealer stated recall work was complete, however in the fall of 2000, consumer was attempting to use spare and noticed that it was still a 15 inch tire, consumer contacted another dealer who again installed the wrong 15 inch recall kit, now Chrysler has decided instead to certify the 15 inch spare for the cherokee sport two wheel drive as a safe spare for this vehicle, consumer believes this is still unsafe and even the owner's manual states that if all tires are not of the same size and type, unpredictable handling may result.
Recall 98v006000 for 1996 Grand Cherokee temporary spare tire. Reporting of the same condition for this vehicle. Temporary spare tire when used causes the front axle to overheat and force axle fluid out of seals, which results in a fire. Dealer / manufacturer notified and refused to accept responsibility. Can NHTSA help in this problem.
Spare tire is not the same size as other tires. Therefore, when on, will heat transmission or create excessive heat, and driver cannot control vehicle while driving. Manufacturer aware and contacted owner to remedy. Problem still exists because the replacement tire is larger than original, and problem is created in reverse. Provide further information.
Received a recall from the manufacturer about the spare tire. The dealer has ordered the tire twice. Both times the tire was the wrong size.
Use of the undersized spare tire caused a fire.
Spare tire too small for quadra trac vehicle, resulting in ring and pinion gear damage.
Compact spare tire was poorly designed and caused the differential to fail. Instructions were unclear but driver drove less than 40 miles at a maximum speed of 40 mph before ir failed.
Manufacturer recall spare tire, however size is smaller than other sized tires. Mjs.
The tire provided for the spare tire recall is not the recomended tire size for the vehicle. The owners manual says only the factory specified tire can go on an all time four wheel drive vehicle. However Jeep still provided a different tire size. In addition with the larger spare inside the rear compartment, you can no longer use the safety netting or the privacy cover because the tire is larger than the original spare. The safety netting is very important in a crash to keep objects from hitting occupants inside. You can now no longer use the netting. The manufacturer needs to provide the correct spare!!! (tiresize: 245/75-16)( dot number: tire size: 245/75-16 ).
Advised by NHTSA recall to have spacesaver spare tire replaced with a full sized spare tire as per recall. Took vehicle to dealer for repairs. After picking up vehicle discovered that they had not fixed problem. In addition vehicle experiences sudden acceleration.
Consumer took vehicle in for recall service and dealer replaced spare tire with a smaller size. Consumer questions the safety of a 15 inch spare on a vehicle with 16 inch wheels set according to owners manual specs.
This is ref: a recall notice to have the spare tire replaced with a larger spare tire, because if the current tire is used, the vehicle is alleged to be able to roll over. 4 visits to dealership has failed to rectify problem. Dealer always has some excuse, mis-information ect.
Recall on the spare tire, however replacement tire might cause damage to axle if used.
This vehicle came with 16" tires. The original spare was a donut . This was recalled . They gave me a 15" tire for a spare. How can the car be safely driven when it has 16" tires if I put a 15" spare on in an emergency. Nut and was recalled . The dealer gave me a full size 15" spare tire. When I complained to him that the car came with standard 16" tires he said that is all we are obligated to give you. How can a car that came with 16" tires.