18th Aug 2004, 13:00
Wow, please tell me who to contact?? My driver's door on my 1998 cherokee has fallen off the frame of the car. Four estimates later put the price tag somewhere around $500 to fix!
31st Mar 2005, 19:49
I also have a Cherokee with this problem. The door has not fallen off yet, but I would be surprised if it can stay on much longer. The car is 11 years old so I really don't feel like spending a lot of money to get a new door. Does anyone have any cheap fixes that will help sturdy the door? Thanks.
2nd Jun 2005, 14:16
The driver's side top door hinge was broken off my '94 Cherokee Country when I bought it--it is just welded to the sheet metal of the inside of the front fender. The local body shop charged me $200 to weld it back on (the fender must come off to do a decent job). It is OK, but I think something got bent as the top of the door does not seal quite as good as it should--if it had been done immediately, and someone hadn't (unsuccessfully) tried to stick-weld it w/o removing the fender, it might have come out better. It still beats having to climb over the console to get into the driver's seat, though!
BTW, this is my first Jeep, and I love it!
27th Jun 2005, 19:22
We have/had many XJ's and never experienced this problem or any other major problems. What causes the door to fall off? Is it maybe because it's a unibody frame?
30th Mar 2006, 12:05
Hello fellow Jeep drivers... I thought that my door falling off was a unique problem. I work on top of a mountain and constantly park on a slope, so I assumed that it was this strain that caused my door hinge to separate from the spot on the car body. The first time I had it repaired, the body shop actually cut me an excellent deal, but it was a quick soldering job... I hope that this time it's not nearly as pricey as what some of you have been quoted, but if I could get the information on who to contact at JEEP, that would be super. Thanks for making me realize I'm not alone in dealing with this frustrating problem!
22nd Oct 2007, 18:49
If you all look on the official jeep website you will see this has been fixed with a new bracket that can be installed to sturdy up the hinge, the main cause of this problem is from people grabbing the door and pulling themselves out of their jeep, a even better way to fix this, and this is what I did, is lift your Jeep then you don't have to crawl out of it, just step out of it.