really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,125 miles

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee electrical problems

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 282006

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,500 miles


: the contact stated while driving various speeds, when the key in the ignition was gently pressed, the ignition shuts off without warning. The engine was easily restarted. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who determined this was a design flaw. The manufacturer was not alerted.

- East Amherst, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 262006

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving between 25-30mph, the key was slightly tapped, the ignition turned off, causing the contact to hit a tree. There were no injuries sustained in the accident. This problem has occurred on two separate occasions. The dealership and manufacturer were alerted and determined there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The police were alerted and a report was filed at the scene.

- Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, USA

problem #2

Mar 092006

(reported on)

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
2006 Grand Cherokee ignition switched off when brakes were applied. While driving at highway speeds the vehicle ignition suddenly shut off when the brake was applied. The consumer believes the problem was the result of the location of the ignition switch. It was only on inch above the consumer's knee cap when his foot was on the throttle. When he lifted his foot off the throttle to apply the brake his knee would touch the key and the ignition would shut off. The vehicle was a rental.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 172005

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Rented 2006 Jeep Cherokee at airport. During two stops at intersections I reached to switch radio stations and accidentally and lightly brushed the keys in the ignition. They switched to "acc" and the vehicle turned off. When I say "lightly brushed" I mean just that. I wasn't even aware of what had happened until the second incident. Two things appear defective: The placement of the ignition and the fact that just a light touch turns the key off. Had I done that while driving, the car would have immediately been inoperable and a dangerous situation would have occurred.

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

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