hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,236 miles

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #17

Jul 082016

Grand Cherokee

  • 110,000 miles


Both front seatbelts stopping allowing the buckle to be latched with inserting the latch unless I depress the release button. After a few months the passenger seat belt light began illuminating and chiming but the buckle was latched. If I moved the latch within the buckle at a certain angle it would stop but I'd have to hold it there causing a safety issue while driving or have the passenger do this task. When I am stopped the chiming stops but the light stay on. The chiming restarts once the vehicle is in motion. I looked up seatbelt replacements and the dealer charges about $200 each for just the buckles. I was amazed that this is not a recall after researching and seeing hundreds of posts just like this one. How can this be petitioned for a recall" does someone really need to be killed before we use some common sense here" please help. Most people don't have $500 plus to spend on something that is clearly a manufacturer flaw. Common Jeep/Chrysler time to step up and do the right thing!! possibly first and last Jeep I buy if no solution...

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #16

Jun 112016

Grand Cherokee

  • 106,000 miles
The middle seat belt in the back seat is tightened to the point of not being usable. The plastic lock that prevents the seat belt from retracting too far broke off while using the 40/60 split feature. Upon online research, this is a known common problem with several model year Chrysler vehicles. This is also the only seat belt compliant for child car seats so to have it not working is a safety concern.

- Dunwoody, GA, USA

problem #15

Mar 212016

Grand Cherokee

  • 100,000 miles
Both front seat belts will not lock unless you push the button to lock it in. The passenger seat belt lock in indicates it is not lock and the bell dings until use reach a certain speed. The light indicator also is on. No recall has been issued and you cant unplug it because it turns the passenger air bag off.

- Long Grove, IA, USA

problem #14

Mar 012016

Grand Cherokee

  • 103,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the passenger side seat belt warning light remained illuminated while the passenger seat was occupied and the seat belt secured. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the seat belt was causing the air bag to become disengaged and that the computer needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but he failure recurred. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 103,000.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #13

Dec 292015

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 4 miles
After the dealer repaired recall P41/NHTSA 14V-438: Loss engine power, power brake assist seat belt and air condition failure. The problem always in motion.

- Miami, FL, USA

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problem #12

Jun 032015

Grand Cherokee

  • 114,000 miles
Air bag warning light came on and wouldn't go off. July 20, 2015 took to dealer who scanned system and said driver seat belt buckle had malfunctioned and wanted $384 to replace

- Durant, OK, USA

problem #11

Nov 032014

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


The inside of the seat belt buckle is broken and will not register the alarm to show its buckled, therefore the chime goes off.

- Mandeville, LA, USA

problem #10

Sep 222014

Grand Cherokee

  • 122,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that the air bag sensor illuminated intermittently and the front passenger side seat belt latch was fractured. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed were not available to perform the repair. The vehicle would need further inspection to determine the cause of the air bag failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 122,000.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #9

Aug 012013

Grand Cherokee

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The seat belt warning indicator continuously illuminated on multiple occasions. The dealer was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 43,000.

- San Antonio , TX, USA

problem #8

Jul 192014

Grand Cherokee

  • miles
Rear middle seat belt continually retracts too far and is inoperable - the system is interlocked with the airbag system making it difficult to repair safely. Seat is not usable and is unsafe. This also the only seat belt that can be used for child-safety seats.

- Belmont, MA, USA

problem #7

Sep 092013

Grand Cherokee

  • 64,164 miles


Passenger seat & airbag deployment sensors - passenger airbag light came on, took vehicle to dealer for inspection & dealer stated that seatbelt 'tensioner' sensor tied to airbag deployment velocity was malfunctioning ($278 plus $115 labor to replace).. dealer won't replace (out of warranty), neither will Jeep.

- Randallstown, MD, USA

problem #6

Jul 222013

Grand Cherokee

  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that rear center seat belt failed. The dealer installed a new unit to replace the seat belt, but the replacement also failed. The vehicle was not further repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileages were 59,000.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 092012

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
I bought this Jeep in March on 2012, then few months after buying it the drivers seat belt stopped latching unless I depressed it to make it latch then a month or so later the passengers seat belt started doing the same thing. But since then the seat belt chime started going off and the seat belt light on the dash started staying on too. At first you could unbuckle the passengers seat belt and rebuckle and it would stop but now if someone is in the passengers seat it doesn't stop. Now it doesn't matter whether someone is in the passengers seat or not, it will come on with just the driver in the seat and I always buckle up. The chime will keep going off for a long time but it will eventually stop for awhile but the seat belt light will stay on but if I stop at a light and start going again it will start chiming again. It is very annoying and the latches is aggravating to have to depress them to latch them. There should be a recall on these 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee, . I've never had a problem with one until now and it doesn't have this problem till your out of warranty, then it has to come out of our pocket. Mine is still not fixed... not happy this is my 3rd Jeep Grand Cherokee to own have been wanting to get a 4th one but it may depend on how this is handled. It seems like it would be a recall on this since I'm not the only one having this problem.

- Downsville, LA, USA

problem #4

May 312013

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Passenger seatbelt. Have to press red button to engage seatbelt. Even when locked, the seatbelt alert chimes and the indicator light remains red.

- Palmetto Bay, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 202012

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 57,600 miles
This vehicle was purchased from a previous private owner on or about 19 November 2012. The two forward seat belt buckles, at time the of purchase were already experiencing the problem. Neither one of the buckles would allow you to freely snap in or latch the other end of the belt. The only way one could get the belts latched was to press in the "red release button" on the buckle - it would then lock in place as normal. To unlatch the belt, one would press the "red release button as normal and they would release. However, once it was locked into place, the seat belt light on the dash panel would not go out. It remained on and the chimes would continue to sound as if the belts had not been mated. Eventually, the chimes would shutdown, but the light would remain on. The other strange thing is that the chimes would return when one stopped at a traffic light and began to accelerate. The chimes would remain on for an extended length of time before they shutoff. I took it to a dealer and was advised that I needed to replace the locking buckle assembly on both the driver's side and passenger side to correct the problem. I did order the parts from the dealer and had a mechanic replace the assemblies. There has been no issue with the belts since the replacement. According to the dealer and the information I have accessed on the internet, there has been no recall regarding this problem. The Chrysler mopar part number for the driver's side is 1cb121D5ab and is called, "assembly, pretensioner with microswitch".

- Windermere, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 182011

Grand Cherokee

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that he was unable to buckle the front seat belts. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 65,000. Updated 11/16/11 updated 12/12/11

- Orlando , FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 152010

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • 55,250 miles
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee - seat & airbag deployment sensors - check engine light came on, and took vehicle to dealer for inspection. Dealer stated that seat sensor tied to airbag deployment velocity was malfunctioning ($300 to replace). Dealer re-checked next day and found all 4 sensors malfunctioning (when 150# man sits in seat, sensors read 250# man). Now all 4 sensors need to be replaced ($1000) and fasten seatbelt light/bell sound endlessly. Dealer won't replace (out of warranty), neither will Jeep.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

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