What's Wrong with the Jeep Cherokee?

Cherokee owners have made 1528 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the transmission (55%), followed by the engine (13%) and the interior (5%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Cherokee.

Comparing Cherokee Generations

You should avoid the 5th generation (2014–2017) Cherokee because of its overall PainRank™ of 48.69. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
5th Gen Cherokee 2014–2017
1384 48.69
2nd Gen Cherokee 1984–2001
135 1.57
1st Gen Cherokee 1981–1983
0 0.0

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    The Worst Cherokee Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2000 (13), 2001 (13), 1996 (10), 1994 (9), 1990 (6), 1989 (5), 1993 (4), 1995 (4), 1987 (4), 1992 (3), 1988 (3), 1991 (3), 1986 (0), 1985 (0), 1984 (0), 1983 (0), 1982 (0), and 1981 (0).