2nd Gen (1984 – 2001) Jeep Cherokee Problems

The 2nd generation of the Cherokee has a cumulative PainRank™ of 1.57. That can be compared against other Jeep generations. Shopping for a Jeep? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 1984–2001 Cherokee model years have sent in 135 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the electrical (17%) followed by the engine (17%) and the suspension (10%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Jeep model years.

Watch out for the 1997 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2001 13
2.0
2000 13
4.5
1999 17
3.24
1998 18
1.87
1997 23
5.31
1996 10
1.19
1995 4
0.76
1994 9
3.35
1993 4
0.29
1992 3
0.62
1991 3
0.57
1990 6
2.04
1989 5
1.01
1988 3
0.62
1987 4
0.82
1986 0
0.0
1985 0
0.0
1984 0
0.0

Keep Up with Everything Cherokee Related

Get FREE email alerts from CarComplaints.com anytime something new pops up about the Cherokee. Simple as that. Learn about the news before others. Impress your friends. Be a hero.

Free Vehicle Alerts