really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,776 miles

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #25

Feb 012012

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


Starting in Feb. 2012 the engine would quit running while driving. When the engine would quit we loose steering and braking. The vehicle starts right back up and is drivable. We would experience this problem once every 2-3 months. The frequency in which this is happening has increased with the latest incident occurring 3-18-15 while exiting the interstate and nearly avoiding a crash off the roadway. We received a recall notice from Jeep (P41) but everytime we call they tell us the parts are not available. I have tried several times to contact Jeep but am left on hold for over 40 minutes. Can you please help us with this problem.

- Gretna, LA, USA

problem #24

Mar 062015

Grand Cherokee

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle jerked forward without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. In addition, the contact stated that the hydraulic service brake warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 13V175000 (electrical system, power train) and 07V434000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The failure mileage was 78,000.

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #23

Aug 242005

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
Incident happened multiple times. Engine, shut down briefly. When I stepped on brake it vibrated severely. The instrument panel lit up, was unable to steer. Received notice from NHTSA tried to have fixed several timesand part is still unavailable. It is happening more often and I am afraid to drive it. Very disappointed. I believe Jeep should furnish me with a safe vehicle.

- Gulf Breeze, FL, USA

problem #22

Aug 172014

Grand Cherokee

  • 178,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the when the vehicle was started, the instrument panel became inoperable. In addition, the contact stated that the brakes engaged without the brake pedal being depressed and the air bag warning 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 178,000.

- Martinsburg, WV, USA

problem #21

Sep 292014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to slow down when pressure was applied to the brake pedal. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the part needed 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 failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Hunting, FL, USA

problem #20

Sep 152006

Grand Cherokee

  • 6,500 miles
The first incident happened just weeks after I purchased my Grand Cherokee. I was on a two lane highway going 75 mph in the left lane.the highway did not have a shoulder to pull over on. There was a tractor trailer in front of me, behind me and to my right. My car suddenly started decreasing in speed rapidly, my steering wheel locked up and it was as if my car had been turned off. I had no where to go as it was sandwiched in between semis all going at a high rate of speed. I turned on my hazards until I was completely stopped in the middle of the highway. I put my car in park, put the key into the off position and restarted it.I drove straight to the tulsa, ok Jeep dealership. To say I was shaken up is an understatement. They ran tests on it. Came back to me and told me the car checked out perfectly fine and either my knee hit the ignition or my keys were too heavy. My keys only had my car key, house key and my key fob on it and I knew my knee had not hit the ignition. I was scared to drive my car from then on. The incidents continued to happen over and core again.sometimes at a high rate of speed, but also lots of times at a slow rate of speed under 25mph or while going from a stop to start (like at a stop light or while trying to turn). I continued to take my car in to the Jeep dealership the entire time it was under warranty. I received the exact same answer every single time. They treated me like I was making the incidents up. The incidents started happening more frequently and after my second child was born we were finally in a position to purchase another vehicle. My Jeep has been sitting in my driveway for over a year. We are unable to sell it for anything close to what kbb says its worth. And we also feel like we can't sell it consciously knowing it could kill someone.these cars are a death trap and because of financial situations families are forced to keep.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #19

Oct 152010

Grand Cherokee

  • 7,000 miles


I bought a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4X4 limited edition. I bought 4 new tires the day of the purchase. The TPMS-tire pressure monitoring system began failing a short time thereafter. The light in the dashboard flashed telling me my tire pressure was low on various tires. My wife was the sole driver of the Jeep and she was constantly calling telling me a tire was flat. She worked evening hours. I took the Jeep into les schwab for repair. They advised me the price for the sensors was more than the price of the vehicle. I was constantly putting air in the tires and had to reset the vehicle service mileage.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #18

Dec 122014

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
I was driving my 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee approximately 30 mph and applied the brake pedal. Without warning the brakes hesitated when depressed, the pedal went mushy, I had no braking control and the ABS started cycling like I was on a patch of ice. This lasted for approximately 10-15 seconds. The esp, ABS, check engine, and traction control indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. After the dash lights illuminated the brakes worked but ABS and traction control did not. I periodically have instances where the brakes cycle on various wheels, I assume this is the ABS cycling the brakes. After a period of time ranging from hours to a couple days, the affected instrument panel warning lights go out and the whole process starts over again within a few seconds to minutes. The first time the car was taken to the dealer they said it threw off to many error codes to troubleshoot. The dealer cleared the codes and asked me to return when it happened again. I just returned the car the second time. The car is unsafe to drive in this condition.

- Geneva, IL, USA

problem #17

Nov 052014

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 110,780 miles
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee last 8 of VIN 6C[xxx] vehicle running and driving - all brake warning lights came on and cruise quit working. Brakes seemed to be working. Mechanic reset to turn warning lights off. A code was not set. Approximately 2 weeks later it reoccurred. Searched for recall and found recall this year model but Jeep dealer said there was no recall on this model mfg date 09/05....parked vehicle for fear of accident.

- Durant, OK, USA

problem #16

Jun 202013

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
I was driving on a busy road at night approaching a 4 way traffic light intersection. I was going approximately 35-40 mph and the road conditions were dry. Suddenly the electric, lights, gauges, steering and braking system in my Jeep began flickering and spasming like my Jeep entire electric system was having seizures and was switching power on and off. To the cars ahead of me it looked like I was flashing my lights and the cars behind me as if I was turning my lights on and off rapidly. I pulled off the road into a parking lot and my Jeep continued to spasm and flicker on and off. I turned my vehicle off and let it sit in hopes that this issue was a one time electrical glitch and also because I couldn't safely drive it in this condition. I eventually started my vehicle again and began to drive thinking it was alright. Within minutes it began doing the same thing again. My vehicle has continued to randomly exhibit this behavior along with additionally all the gauge lights and sounds blinking and chiming for several minutes at a time. I never know when it is going to happen but when it does it is extremely dangerous and scary to be in the vehicle. I only have my ignition key on the key ring but that doesn't seem to make any difference. I have noticed that my ignition switch is extremely sensitive even when initially starting the vehicle.

- Loveland, OH, USA

problem #15

Sep 122013

Grand Cherokee

  • 54,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and the esp, ABS, check engine, and traction control indicators illuminated on the instrument panel intermittently. The failure occurred on three different occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 54,000.

- North Wells, PA, USA

problem #14

Jul 242014

Grand Cherokee

  • 77,448 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that while driving approximate 78 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The contact also stated that while attempting to coast over to the emergency lane, the brakes hesitated when depressed. The vehicle was shifted into park and vehicle was restarted. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 77,448.

- Chicago Ridge, IL, USA

problem #13

Jul 172014

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 95,038 miles
The dash lights started flickering, then the brakes locked up and the Jeep just lost power and turned off. This was the first time that the Jeep's brakes locked up and lost power and this is enough to cause alarm and resulted with this complaint. I will not wait for a second time that the vehicle's brakes lock up and turns itself off at a more dangerous highway situation on a busy traffic and certainly not putting my family at this type of risk which is obviously a manufacturer's defect. [xxx], a customer service representative from Jeep that I have spoken to advised that Chrysler could possibly issue a recall if enough number of complaints were received from NHTSA. Am I really supposed to wait until my family gets injured before something gets done with this known issue? the dash lights/gauges issue has been ongoing and Jeep had been contacted a few years back to no avail. I also advised [xxx] (Jeep rep) about all four handles breaking at the same time. I had to open the door from the outside to let my daughter and her friend get out of the backseat. These handles should not break at all due to it's normal use and purpose. I request your department to please investigate this obvious safety issue, and avoid any injuries that this defect could cause. Thank you. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Valrico, FL, USA

problem #12

Feb 112010

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee (2006). Over the past 5 years, it has intermittently had problems. Sometimes while driving and after startup. These problems have always been loss of gauges, flashing lights in dash, what appears to be the traction control or brakes kicking in and the loss of power steering? when this first started happening I thought maybe the computer had been vibrated or jostled and had a glitch. Over time it would go away and 6 months or so later happen again! I have done everything in my power to stop this from happening, ie changing parts and trouble shooting the problems to no avail. I thought I had this narrowed down to a rusted connection from a ground wire connected to the block.....wrong again! this morning I had my 4 year old son in the Jeep and was taking a left at a busy intersection. I clearly had enough time to make the turn, but as I was turning it sounded like my anti lock brakes were kicking in mid turn with a car coming right at us! I made the turn pulled over on the side of the road. All my gauges were dead, check engine light on and only the gear selector was visible. I have read on many Jeep related forums, that this is not only happening to my Jeep but many others! while reading I have noticed one thing. In many cases these problems were solved by replacing the ignition switch! after reading this I further researched the problem against recalls. I found that, according to the wall street journal, NY times, usa today and forbes, Chrysler is allegedly recalling these vehicles with faulty ignition switches. So I called my local dealer. They looked my Jeep up in their database and told me they're were no recalls on my vehicle and that they haven't recalled any vehicles for faulty ignition switches. I would appreciate it if the NHTSA could help with some of these problems and answer some of these question I and many others have.

- Corydon, IN, USA

problem #11

Jan 012009

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 26,000 miles
If the keys in the ignition shake just slightly, all lights on dash flicker on/off, engine cuts out and comes back on. I've had a problem with this since I bought the vehicle in 12/08 and still happens. I can only have 1 car key in ignition so nothing happens but still does every so often.

- Romeoville, IL, USA

problem #10

Jan 242014

Grand Cherokee

  • 96,000 miles
TL-the contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact state that while driving approximately 30 mph. The vehicle was approaching a red light. The contact was trying to brake. The vehicle accelerated at a high speed while his foot was on the brake. The vehicle crashed into another vehicle. There was no police report filed. There was no injuries. The vehicle was able to be driven home. The vehicle was towed to an local Chrysler dealerships. The mechanic could not diagnose the failure problem. The vehicle had not been repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 96,000.lj

- Brooksfield, NH, USA

problem #9

Dec 122012

Grand Cherokee

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the electronic stability program/brake assist system warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who reset the brake pressure sensor but to no avail. The contact stated that after retrieving the vehicle from the dealer, it began jerking and skidding when the contact applied the brakes. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 43,000.

- Dallas, OR, USA

problem #8

Nov 182013

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
Driving on the highway and the entire dash board lit up, blank a few times, and then went dark. Nothing on the dash board was working (no mph, gas gauge, etc.). after a few minutes of blinking and going dark, everything begins to work again, but the check engine light comes on. This exact scenario has happened multiple times. Usually the light will stay on from anywhere between 1-5 days and then go away. I have been dealing with this issue for over a year. In once instance, I was driving around the city going 10-15 mph and this scenario happened and the brakes were not working properly and the car was very hard to turn. Everytime I have brought the car to the dealer they try to pull a code and nothing is available for them. At this point I am fed up so I am officially reporting the issue. It is completely unsafe to be driving when this happens, especially when you are on the highway. Let's hope something is officially done before anyone gets hurt.

- Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #7

Oct 152013

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
My pregnant wife has had this issue before with the car and we took it to the dealership without anyone being able to fix it. While driving between 15-60 mph the car completely shuts down. No power steering, brakes, or electrical. You have to throw it in neutral and start it back up. This has to be an electrical issue as other quirky things have been happening as well such as the headlights will flicker on and off and the volume and stations selectors on the steerwheel often do not work properly. This is an issue that Jeep needs to identify and fix. Very scary to be going 50-60 mph and lose control of your car going down the highway. Over the past two days this has happened three times. I have done research online as well and there are plenty of other Jeep owners that have this same issue. Jeep needs to have a recall for this issue. I am shocked that this has not happened yet.

- Rocky Point, NC, USA

problem #6

Apr 172012

Grand Cherokee

  • 40,000 miles
My 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee lardeo has all the same issues as listed by every other Jeep owner. The engine randomly shuts off while driving down the road, the dash board and headlights flicker on and off constantly. Sometimes we start sometimes we dont. When pulling out into traffic, maybe it will go, maybe it wont. I have lost my brakes on several occasions as well. Now the Jeep sits in my driveway as it wont start at all, and of coarse nobody can tell me what is wrong with it as usual ! nothing like paying for a dead horse ! I have contacted the Chrysler corporation only to be told these are not "safety" issues. Good lord what does it take to get a decent vehicle that is safe and reliable ? I guess that would be not buying anything Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep in the future is the route I will take ! I only hope when one of these ticking bombs fail, my family and friends arent on the road that day !

- Athens , PA, USA

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