What are some common problems with the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk?

I’ve always wanted a car that combined versatility with off-roading ability. After a bit of research, the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk looks like a great fit for my needs. But before I buy, I want to know if it has any issues, especially if I’m going to buy a used one. Are there any common problems with the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Whether you’re on the pavement or off-road, keep an eye out for these common problems with the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk:
  • Warping of the front brake rotors
  • Faulty liftgate, which causes it to fail to open or latch
  • Backup sensor alarm malfunction
  • Premature failure of the transmission, often around 70,000 miles
With a four-star out of five-star safety rating from RepairPal, the
Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
ranks near the top of dependability ratings. Most Cherokee Trailhawks have few problems, but older models may start to suffer from some issues.
If you decide to indulge your off-roading urges, make sure to protect your Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with an affordable car insurance policy from the
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