really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,506 miles

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee lights problems

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

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problem #5

Jan 022011

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • 64,800 miles


I purchased a certified used 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee in 2008 with 26K miles. Besides a malfunctioning electronic shifter in 2009 everything has been running great until 1/2/2011. At approximately 6:30pm while driving on the freeway at 65mph all exterior lights and interior lights (except for the map lights) began to flicker and then fail. The lights would come back on for a few seconds and then fail. The problem occurred intermittently over the next 30 miles and persistently worsened until I got home when the lights remained off for 15 to 20 seconds at a time. Each time it failed while driving I cycled the switch, cycled the brights and tried anything I could to get the lights to stay on. None of these methods worked. Upon getting home safely I turned the car off and restarted it only to have the same problem after two restarts. I went to bed and tried it in the morning and the lights worked fine for a 70 mile daylight drive to the dealer. Just received word from the dealer that they could not replicate the failure so there is nothing they can do. This vehicle is unsafe to drive and dangerous to others on the road in this condition even if it only happens once every two years.

- Tigard, OR, USA

problem #4

Jan 062010

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
All exterior headlights (high / low beams and parking lights) and interior dash lights turn-off unexpectedly and without warning which is causing an extreme safety hazard. I have taken it to the shop numerous times but the problem does not duplicate while at the shop as it may happen 3 days in a row then, disappear for a week or two. The problem has been occurring since January of 2010 and still continues to this day (November 2010) without any resolve. The lights will turn-off in the morning or night as there is no pattern. I talked to Jeep directly but, they state they don't have any records of this problem or will not help with the problem until one of their Jeep dealerships contacts them with a diagnosis problem, which seems very odd that they are not overly concerned with their product.

- Cochranville, PA, USA

problem #3

Apr 022010

Grand Cherokee

  • 61,200 miles
While driving at night, headlights on vehicle went off. By flashing the light switch to what would normally turn on the brights, the lights would come back on, regular strength (not the brights). This happens repeatedly every time the car is driven at night, several times during the night.

- Lacona, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 152009

Grand Cherokee

  • 49,700 miles
I purchased my 2006 Grand Cherokee in may of 2008. I started having a problem with the headlights flickering on and off and then totally going off about 3 weeks after we purchased the vehicle. We took it back to the dealership while still under warranty and they serviced it to find "nothing wrong." The service person drove the vehicle at night and stated nothing happened. A couple of months later the same thing happened again, we took it to the dealership a second time, and the service person said the same thing again, "nothing wrong." We go almost a year with no problems and the flickering of the head lights and interior dash starts all over again. I would hate for someone to have to die before the manufacturer decides to do something about this problem. I have a 5 year old daughter and a 17 year old son that I Transport daily and I refuse to allow him to drive my vehicle because of this problem. Hopefully someone will decide to take action concerning the issues with the Jeep Cherokee.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 282008

Grand Cherokee

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact noticed that all of the illuminated components in the vehicle would dim intermittently. She was informed that the lights flickered as if she were flashing them during the day and night. The exterior lighting shut off completely. The interior lighting, specifically the instrument panel, would dim while the vehicle was in motion. The contact would have to manually turn them back on again. The electrical system, however, would still malfunction. She took the vehicle to the dealer on two different occasions and to a private mechanic once, but neither could duplicate or determine the cause of the failures. The manufacturer has not been notified. The current mileage was approximately 31,000 and failure mileage was approximately 30,000.

- Mount Vernon, OH, USA

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