really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,064 miles

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee steering problems

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

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problem #8

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 #7

Jan 102007

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
Purchased the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited (4.7L) new from dealership. It stalls unexpectedly. Usually at low speeds. Most of the time while turning. It does it probably once every two or three months, which makes it next to impossible to duplicate at the dealership. In addition, no codes are ever tripped, leaving no proof of an existing problem. We have taken it to the dealership on three separate occasions over the years while it was still under warranty, however, the dealerships maintained that if they could not duplicate the problem, they could not fix the problem, leaving it unresolved. The Jeep now has over 100K on it (out of warranty) and it continues to stall. What I find odd, is that this particular problem was happening to thousands of people with Jeep like mine over the years, but on the three separate occasions we took it into the dealership, they acted like they had never heard of the problem. How is this possible?

- Mustang, OK, USA

problem #6

Aug 152012

Grand Cherokee

  • 110,000 miles
At approx. 110K miles the esb, trac and bas indication lights came on and would not turn off. The dealership checked and said that the brake pressure sensor and steering angel sensors had to be replaced.

- Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 272012

Grand Cherokee 4WD 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles


While at highway speed, on the highway, vehicle stalled, lost power steering, acceleration ability, braking and lights. Had to coast to the side of the road while narrowly avoiding other motorists at highway speed. This has occurred on several different occasions at speeds anywhere from 5-60 mph. Very dangerous and frightening. This has been reported by thousands of other Jeep owners and is eventually going to get people killed.

- Bellevue, KY, USA

problem #4

Oct 202011

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • 42,318 miles
While entering on ramp for highway Jeep shuts off... no more control since no power. Hit the guard rail. This stalling happen on many occasions while driving or in park. With passengers in vehicle very scary. Have spent more than $4000 @ dealer @ & manufacturer involved. With no resolution...but the stress & the dissatisfaction in the american product I'd like to buy that can't be fixed. I'm convinced I'll probably never buy american again. Very disappointed on how Jeep corporate handled the issue & left me with vehicle with these problems & told me case closed... trade it in.

- E.Islip, NY, USA

problem #3

May 082010

Grand Cherokee

  • 70,000 miles
Driving 65 miles per hour on freeway. Engine stalled, and front dash lights went out. Power steering was off and brakes were off as well. Was able to maintain control of the vehicle and make my way to the shoulder. Once stopped, started up without an issue.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 092009

Grand Cherokee

  • 31,000 miles
I have a 2006 Grand Cherokee with 30,000 miles. While driving on a residential road, the steering gave out and the vehicle crashed into cars on the right - the vehicle was going around 15mps. Upon inspection the actual inner ball joint that threads into the power steering unit broke free causing the front right wheel to cut loose. The threads were stripped off of the ball joint that connects the rod into the power steering unit. My insurance adjusters quote did not include the steering rack/rod as he did not believe it broke due to the impact in the accident. The threads in the power steering unit are fine. Chrysler's investigation determined are not responsible and there was no component failure. The damage on the vehicle was all front end (bumper, grill, etc) and there is no damage on any of the steering components, just the failed threads. If the steering did fail and the vehicle was on the highway this accident could have been very severe. The steering rack has been replaced and the old parts are available for inspection.

- San Bruno, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 122007

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,558 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The contact stated that her vehicle has been serviced four different times because the power steering continues to shutter. On July 20, 2007, the steering gear was replaced. She was informed by another Jeep dealer that the shuttering can cause the air bag to deploy at any time. The contact does not drive the vehicle because the failure has not been corrected. The speed was unknown. The current mileage was 11,785 and failure mileage was 5,558.

- Cape Creek, AZ, USA

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