About Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Cherokee was a full-size SUV, one of the first compact SUVs and now is crossover SUV manufactured by FCA US LLC since 1974. The first Jeep Cherokee (SJ) actually was a redesigned Jeep Wagoneer introduced in 1974. Up to now, it has been produced through five generations. The Jeep Cherokee is a very successful vehicle and its nameplate has spawned to the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The fourth generation Jeep Cherokee (KK; 2008-2013) was called as Jeep Liberty in North America unveiled as a redesigned version in 2008. It was available in several trims such as base model, S (Sport), Chief, Golden Eagle, Golden Hawk, Limited, Classic, Sport, Pioneer, and Laredo, which were powered by 2.8 L inline 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine and 3.7 L V6 gasoline engine mated to 4-speed, 5-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions. The fifth generation Jeep Cherokee (KL; 2014-present) was unveiled at the 2013 New York International Auto Show for 2014 model year. It carries the trim levels over from previous generation. Available engines include 2.0 L and 2.2 L inline 4-cylinder diesel engine for European market and 2.0 L inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine for Chinese market, 2.4 L inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine and 3.2 L V6 gasoline engine. And available transmissions are 6-speed manual and 9-speed automatic transmissions.
Jeep Cherokee Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Because Jeep Cherokee is often used in different off-road conditions as a crossover SUV, it is normal that some problems would appear. In order to help Jeep Cherokee vehicle owners to recognize and solve problems, here we listed the most common problems and solutions:
First, braking system problem. It is widely acknowledged that braking system is one of the most important systems in the whole car. And the bad-operating braking system in Cherokee often shows signs including leaking brake fluid when braking or corrosion can be seen on the brake lines. But the most obvious warning is the Brake Warning Light is illuminated. These signs actually are indicating the brake line is failing, the only solution would be check it and replace it.
Second, performance problem. This problem shows as sluggish response in handling and a decrease in power, acceleration, and fuel economy. Even it would have trouble in starting or powering Cherokee. Other expressions include engine constantly overheats, misfires, stalls or coolant keeps leaking. As it is important for drivability, you had better check sway bar bushing, intake manifold, battery line or cylinder head gasket first.
In modern vehicle, most parts are powered by electricity. Window regulator is responsible for lowering and rising windows when the power button is engaged. It is easily to wear out if used in millions of times. For your inconvenience and occupants' safety, you should pay attention to maintain it as well.
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