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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,126 miles

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee engine problems

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 1 of 5)

problem #93

Sep 302016

Grand Cherokee

  • 105,000 miles

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

Driving down the road engine revved down, pulled over immediately called tow truck. Took into dealership they said the timing chain had broke and engine was no good. Replacing motor due to still having a warranty on it. Hoping this does not happen with the replacement engine. I have noticed on forums that has happened to numerous others wondering why no recall has been issued. Oil changes were all on time and plugs and wires changed at recommended time. This should not happen an engine with 105000 miles

- Applegate, MI, USA

problem #92

Apr 012016

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the check engine warning indicator randomly flashed. The dealer replaced the head gasket months ago, but the check engine indicator remained illuminated. The dealer indicated that a sensor may need to be replaced. In addition, various warning indicators and gauges illuminated and there was a strong hesitation as if the vehicle would stall. The dealer asked the contact to bring the vehicle back for further diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no solution. The VIN and failure mileage were not available.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #91

Oct 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 9 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted after the first attempt; however, the failure recurred on several occasions. The dealer was notified of the failure, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #90

Sep 112016

Grand Cherokee

  • 140,000 miles

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

The faulty valve seats failed and destroyed my engine which left me stranded while traveling out of town. Engineers know the design was faulty as revision to address this situation were made in 2008 to correct the problem for the newer models. A recall should be issued for the earlier models to have the revised seats installed. This is negligent and will hurt the Chrysler name if not addressed soon. I had just pulled of the highway to refuel with no indication of any problems. The Jeep would not restart after filling the tank.

- Woodruff, SC, USA

problem #89

Aug 092016

Grand Cherokee

  • 107,000 miles
My ignition switched off disabling mostly everything on the vehicle. This was all while doing 75 mph on the interstate. I love Jeep but they to get this fixed.

- Jacksboro, TN, USA

problem #88

Jul 092016

Grand Cherokee

  • 110,000 miles
I was advised by larry H miller in albuquerque nm that my recall was fixed and that I would need to pay for a diagnostic to see why the " service 4wheel drive system" light was still on even though I had been there 2 times in past and issue was said to be resolved by a system update. I left the dealership after I was told it was about 280$ that I would have to pay to get the issue fixed-

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #87

May 232015

Grand Cherokee

  • 129,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. After the vehicle was started, there was an abnormal ticking sound emitting from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the timing chain needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 129,000. The VIN was not available.

- Foley, MN, USA

problem #86

Apr 232016

Grand Cherokee

  • 80,000 miles
Exhaust manifold bolts broke on 4.7L V8 engine while driving down the street.

- Salina, KS, USA

problem #85

Dec 012015

Grand Cherokee

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power. The vehicle restarted and operated normally. The check engine warning indicator illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 75,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Blue Point, NY, USA

problem #84

Dec 302015

Grand Cherokee

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The vehicle received a recall repair; however, approximately two miles from the dealer, the vehicle began to shake and fumes emitted through the air vents. The contact was unable to drive the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the water pump and timing belt needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #83

Nov 302014

Grand Cherokee

  • 107,500 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 25 mph, all of the warning indicators illuminated and the engine stalled. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was able to restart. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 107,500.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #82

Jul 202014

Grand Cherokee

  • 89,500 miles
Driving car just shuts off and loss of steering and breaks was in a rear end account because of this Chrysler still not fixing I don't know what's going on with it unsafe to drive.

- Laporte, IN, USA

problem #81

Nov 092015

Grand Cherokee

  • 162,000 miles
I bought my vehical used in June. (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited with 160,000 miles) I took it back to dealer where they told me the battery had issues and they "fixed" the problem. I'd be driving and if I came to a stop I would lose all power and my engine would turn off. At a drive through, it would die, at a stop light, die. In October my issues started up again. Now the same things are happening but every light on the dash lights up, flashes/flutter/flickers, headlights shut off, radio shuts off, HVAC system shuts off, but engine will run for about 20min then I lose all power where ever I am, I'll be driving down the highway going 55mph and the engine shuts off. Pulling into the store engine shuts off. On my way to work engine just shut off while going down the highway. Coasted as far as I could to get to a safe place to stop. Now it won't start again.

- Kendrick, ID, USA

problem #80

Sep 052014

Grand Cherokee

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that when attempting to make right turns at various speeds, the vehicle stalled and the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Robinson, TX, USA

problem #79

Apr 212015

Grand Cherokee

  • 81,688 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving at approximately 50 mph, the engine stalled. The vehicle was able to restart after two attempts. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system), but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 81,688.

- Pomona, CA, USA

problem #78

Jun 152009

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 60 mph, the ignition turned out of its original position causing the vehicle to stalled. The vehicle was able to restart. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received a notification NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Conway, AR, USA

problem #77

Aug 302014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. When starting the vehicle, the engine stalled and shook uncontrollably. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the starter needed to be replaced. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Clinton Township, MI, USA

problem #76

Oct 152014

Grand Cherokee

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle hesitated and caused the contact to pull over. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine failed and needed to be completely rebuilt. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure related to the recall.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #75

Sep 112014

Grand Cherokee

  • 70,000 miles
I received this recall this month however, this Jeep had three instances of losing engine power by last November 2014. When we called the hotline then, after going to a dealship three times, noone at Chrysler could or would help us so this vehicle was traded at a dealership at a substantially lower price. Quite honestly, we wanted to keep it and not take on car payments so I think Chrysler should pay us money. While I think VW lying about fuel and catalytic converters is wrong, I don't think that would have endangered my son's life like this did. Three times he lost power which was unacceptable and after the way this was handled, there will be no more Chrysler products for us.

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #74

Jul 212014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. While driving at various speeds, the engine stalled without warning and was able to restart. The failure mileage was unknown. Update 01/15/16

- Roanoke, VA, USA

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