really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,626 miles

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee engine problems

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

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problem #12

Dec 012008

Grand Cherokee

  • 54,000 miles


Driving 75 miles per hour on interstate and engine stalled, and all power components, including power steering stalled and brakes. Was able to maintain control of the vehicle and make my way to the shoulder. Once stopped car started up without problem. This was an extremely dangerous and unsettling malfunction.

- Castle Rock, CO, USA

problem #11

May 122008

Grand Cherokee

  • 51,779 miles
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee/ 5.7 hemi check engine light came on, engine started missing, loss of power, failure occurs once vehicle is started. So far a tune-up, #6 cylinder have the problem, intake plenum seals, mds solenoid, #6 fuel injector and a module powertrain control, have been changed, now I am told the problem is a bad lifter for the #6 cylinder, and that DaimlerChrysler is aware of this problem and since not many complaints have been made, I as the owner of the vehicle should have to pay to have the engine with the internal problem repaired, the vehicle is 2006, limited with 51,938 miles, the vehicle is still out of service, at my residence, I am at a loss that DaimlerChrysler is aware of this problem and is not addressing the issue.

- Hopewell Junction, NY, USA

problem #10

May 302008

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
My 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee stalls when decelerating or accelerating from a stop. Have taken to numerous dealerships and been told that there was nothing they could do. Was not able to duplicate the problem with a service technician. I am now afraid to drive the vehicle.

- Central, SC, USA

problem #9

Aug 202006

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,893 miles


Engine and electrical.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #8

Apr 132008

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
I was traveling down the road at 55 mph when suddenly my vehicle shut off for no reason.. this scared the daylights out of me and I could have been killed- no lights, ability to brake or steer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please find a solution to this problem!!!

- Kingfield, ME, USA

problem #7

Feb 282008

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While driving between 15-45 mph, the vehicle intermittently stalls. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The current mileage was 31,496 and failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 03-25-08 updated 03/25/08

- Lecanto, FL, USA

problem #6

Nov 132007

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles


Drive-by-wire system on hemi powered 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee has hair trigger response, does not allow for engine breaking when the accelerator is released and continues to accelerate even after foot is lifted off the gas pedal.

- Pound Ridge, NY, USA

problem #5

Sep 282007

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Engine has cut off numerous times between 5-30 mph. I have to stop and restart Jeep, have almost been rear ended several times. Have taken into dealership and they can't duplicate the problem so they can't fix it.

- Moyock, NC, USA

problem #4

Sep 152007

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,462 miles
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Problems with vehicle shutting off while driving. Lots of consumers reporting this issue. Driving in city traffic at speed of 45 miles per hour, vehicle and all electrical components suddenly shut off. Lost steering momentarily. I shifted to neutral and restarted- but upon returning home and researching problem on internet, found numerous customer citing this problem. Luckily, no crash occurred although it was close. Had I been on the freeway, this could have been catastrophic!

- Plymouth, MI, USA

problem #3

May 282006

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Purchased new Jeep Grand Cherokee in May 2006. The problem started almost immediately and continue., dealership could not find or fix the problem. The vehicle lost engine power while driving, resulting in no steering or brakes. This happened every few days, without warning, most recently at speed of 50 mph, causing me to have to manually, with much difficulty, steered off road into field to avoid a collision with other vehicles. This was extremely dangerous, I could only imagine if it happened on an expressway during heavy traffic how many people would be killed. The local dealership always stated they could not duplicate problem, and asked me to keep driving until it happened again, then bring the car back in. This could not go on! someone or many people were going to be killed because of this dangerous vehicle, but I have to have something to drive. Please help.

- King, NC, USA

problem #2

Jan 102006

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles
Engine, powertrain, door, dash, gas mileage.

- Astoria, OR, USA

problem #1

Oct 042006

Grand Cherokee

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving various speeds, the engine stalled without warning. After stalling, the engine was easily restarted. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who duplicated the problem, but was unable to determine the cause of the engine stalling. The manufacturer was notified.

- West Mifflin, PA, USA

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