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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,996 miles

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #42

Mar 012016

Grand Cherokee

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

All 4 interior door opening handles breaking/failing: 1 front drivers door completely cracked and falling apart. Front right passenger completely inoperable. You must roll down window and open door from outside. Passenger rear door totally inoperable. Drivers side rear door also cracked and falling apart.***this is a dangerous safety issue ¿ if handles break or are inoperable in certain emergency situations, passengers may not be able to exit the vehicle, causing serious injury or death!*** manufacturer charge to replace/repair handles is prohibitively expensive. Manufacturer safety recall warranted!¿

- Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA

problem #41

Jan 022016

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the plastic housing that supports the chrome latch for all four doors had fractured causing the latches to hang unsecured to the doors. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who indicated that the interior door assembly would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 58,000. The VIN was not available. Updated 06/14/16

- Edgewater, FL, USA

problem #40

Mar 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. In addition, water leaked into the vehicle and the contact noticed moisture on the front passenger side floorboard. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired due to part unavailability. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Fall River, MA, USA

problem #39

Jan 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The door handle has broken on the driver side of my Jeep making it difficult to open the door.

- Kernersville, NC, USA

problem #38

Mar 222016

Grand Cherokee

  • 145,000 miles
¿all 4 interior door opening handles breaking/failing: 1 rear door totally inoperable. ***this is a dangerous safety issue ¿ if handles break or are inoperable in certain emergency situations, passengers may not be able to exit the vehicle, causing serious injury or death!*** manufacturer charge to replace/repair handles is prohibitively expensive:

- Eagle Lake, TX, USA

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problem #37

Nov 202015

Grand Cherokee

  • 150,000 miles
Takata recall - airbags did not deploy when the Jeep had a head to tail collision.

- Mountain Brook, AL, USA

problem #36

Jan 012013

Grand Cherokee

  • 140,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Interior door handles breaks, brittle plastic, becomes inoperative. Safety hazard - unable to exit vehicle! just like the plastic Dodge used on the 2001 P/U trucks. Jeep does not offer replacement handles only ($25eh), but they do sell complete door panel ($800eh)

- Rockport, TX, USA

problem #35

Aug 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • 110,000 miles
All four of my door panels have cracked/disintegrated behind the door handle. August 1, the drivers door handle is now non functional requiring the lowering of the window to exit vehicle. This would be a safety hazard in a crash. Dealer states all door panels must be replaced at part cost of $450 each (install extra) - this is obviously a defect given that all four doors have done this and there are many internet threads about the issue.

- Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

problem #34

Jun 012014

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
All four door handles on my 2006 Jeep Laredo had broken for no reason. Jeep had been contacted numerous times via chat and phone to no avail. This issue was originally addressed at an original complaint submission dated back a year ago but the issue on the door handles was never addressed. This vehicle is used to carpool kids to/from school and about two weeks ago, a friend of my daughter's had hurt (pinched) his hand trying to exit the vehicle. This may seem to be a small matter, but as a parent driving kids to/from school and school events, I cannot just wait for an "emergency" to occur before taking action. This may not be electrical or engine related but as I see it, doors are used to exit the vehicle and in the event that there's an emergency, I would like to think that my family (and other passengers) can safely exit the vehicle. As stated in the original statement/complaint, I have had to let my daughter get out of the car by opening the passenger side door for her. These handles should not have broken due to its normal use but because of a defective or lower quality item used for these door handles, it is now a safety hazard. This has been a known issue on these Jeep and I would really appreciate if your office could review this issue with Chrysler/Jeep as such equipment/item should not have passed quality inspection. Thank you very much in advance, and I can only hope that this be resolved as soon as possible.

- Valrico, FL, USA

problem #33

Jun 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • 82,000 miles
My car ignition inadvertently turned off and disabling power steering, brake etc. This resulted in the driver not being able to control the keep. The Jeep rolled down the hill and hit the car behind and damaging both the cars and injuring one of the passengers in the car behind.

- Millburn, NJ, USA

problem #32

Jan 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

All 4 interior door opening handles broke: 1 rear door totally inoperable. ***this is a dangerous safety issue ¿¿ if handles break or are inoperable in certain emergency situations, passengers may not be able to exit the vehicle, causing serious injury or death!*** manufacturer charge to replace/repair handles is prohibitively expensive:. this is a well known safety issue. Where is the recall?

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #31

Jul 152014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
All of my interior door handles have cracked to some extent. Two have been replaced already. One handle is broken to the point where the door cannot be opened from the interior which creates a safety hazard.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #30

Aug 042014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
We own a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. When we start the vehicle, for about the first 20 minutes of driving, the vehicle will shut off multiple times when driving slow or coming to a stop. My wife was coming home from work and she was leaving the parking garage she parked at for work. When she was driving up the ramp to exit the garage, the Jeep shut off on her and it rolled backwards down the ramp into a building support pillar. This caused damage to the back bumper and taillight. We were lucky nobody was hurt or behind her when this happened. When I drive the Jeep it seems like it happens more often. When I leave for work in the morning and arrive at the first stop light, the Jeep will shut off. Sometimes it turns green at the same time so I have to shift back to neutral to start up, making some people miss the green. When I leave work to head home, every time I pull up to the gate to leave, it shuts off. It jumps forward when it shuts off, sometimes I feel like I will hit the gate (have to get close to gate in order for scanner to read garage access pass). Please make a solution for this recall as it is very dangerous and we got lucky with just a minor accident so far.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #29

Sep 062012

Grand Cherokee

  • 8,000 miles
The electric sunroof developed a small leak when it rained. One day my wife took the Jeep to the car wash and the inside was soaked. The electrical system in the doors was wet and also in the roof. The sunroof was defective in some way causing the leaking into the vehicle and the electrical system.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #28

Sep 052014

Grand Cherokee

  • 49,000 miles
Passenger rear door handle broken off due to cheap, defective plastic the door panel is made of. Upon further inspection, all 3 of the other doors have the same cracks in the door panel - it is only a matter of time before the plastic on those cracks and chips off, and those door handles also break off. You can not open the door from the inside once the handles break off - this is a defect in the doors. This is not a result of wear and tear on a vehicle that had less than 50,000 miles when we purchased it. I have never owned a vehicle where broken door handles are considered normal "wear and tear". the cost of repair is $600-$700 per door panel - chyrsler needs to own the fact that these parts are defective and cover the cost for their owners. There are many, many posts on the internet regarding this issue from hundreds of Jeep owners - it is inexcusable. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #27

Aug 252014

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
When exiting vehicle, driver side door handle fell off, making the door inoperable.

- Beaufort, SC, USA

problem #26

Jan 232014

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
My daughter was trying to exit the vehicle and the door handle broke off. I have seen numerous posts on the internet describing the same problem. This is a serious safety hazard in the event of an accident or other emergency requiring quick exit from the car. The door must now be opened from the outside. This could result in a person being trapped in the vehicle unnecessarily. There needs to be a recall to have these defective parts replaced by Jeep.

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #25

Dec 132013

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 67,390 miles
I have a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee, all four door handles have cracks around the plastic. My back passenger door handle has actually come off. I am concerned for obvious safety issues. Once you are in the car you cannot exit through that door. I only became aware of the situation in December 2013. When the rear door handle fell off. I contact the Chrysler corporate immediately, and they told me to go through the dealership. After weeks of going back and forth they finally agreed to pay only one third of the total cost. I believe this is a defect on their part, and should be responsible for 100% of replacement. I also understand from the dealership that this is a very frequent issue with this model.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #24

Dec 272013

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 107,000 miles
All of the interior door handles are becoming non-operative. The plastic that they mount to is brittle and cracks very easily rendering the door handle inoperable.

- Menomonee Falls, WI, USA

problem #23

Aug 012013

Grand Cherokee

  • 64,194 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the interior door handles failed and could not be opened from the inside. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 64,194.

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

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