definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,701 miles

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee transmission problems

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

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problem #5

Nov 102006

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,350 miles


When slowing down to turn at intersection, and reapplying gas engine RPM goes up but car doesn't move, then all of a sudden it lunges forward. This has also happened at complete stop. Then tries to go but then jumps forward. Which at times it throws you back in your seat.

- Sayre, PA, USA

problem #4

Sep 012006

Grand Cherokee 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,750 miles
My 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a serious safety hazard. When the vehicle is started and placed into reverse, on 2 separate occasions, the vehicle jumped approx. 15 feet backwards. Also, one time while the vehicle was in drive, sitting in traffic, the engine revved on it's own and it jumped forward approx 15 feet. In all three incidences, the brakes where depressed and where not able to hold the vehicle back. The brakes had to be released and then re-applied to get it to stop.

- Poulsbo, WA, USA

problem #3

Feb 202006

Grand Cherokee 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150 miles
My wife and I purchased a 2006 Jeep wk 4X4 on Feb 20 2006. As soon as we left the dealership with 150 miles on it the air bags malfunctioned and had to be repaired. About 1 week after the repairs they malfunctioned again and where fixed again only to malfunction 2 more times and the dealership said there was no problems and cleared the codes. At the 3000 mile service there was an oil leak on the front crank seal which was replaced. It has also been in the shop 5 times due to an engine malfunction light in which case there was a multiple cylinder misfire, the dealership said there where no problems and cleared the code every time only for it to come back on. I just picked my vehicle up from the dealer again because the crank pulley and dampener where wobbling real bad and the check engine light was on again for the same reason. All repairs where made and after I left the dealership 15 miles down the road the light came back on. The transmission shudders when I'm stopped and shifts real hard. The dealership said its fine and there is now evidence of that. All these incidents are ongoing since the day it was purchased.

- San Angelo, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 262006

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle made a banging noise as the gears shifted. The dealership has inspected the vehicle twice, but has not been able to determine the cause of the problem. When the vehicle was stopped, it would idle very low and eventually cut off. Updated 05/30/06.

- Us, VI, USA

problem #1

Mar 312006

Grand Cherokee 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,887 miles
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6 cyl car was in traffic started moving to 25-30 mph then car started bucking, loosing power as I applied my foot on pedal, no signs of over heating (gauge was less than 1/2 mark of C/and H.. moved from left lane to shoulder with car running it basically was moving at 5 mph as I applied my foot on gas. Once in park it idled with some shaking, I tried to move forward with car in drive the car went reverse, I called for help and the nysdot witnessed the car go in reverse with the car in drive. Car has been towed to dealership. 12,000 miles. Fall of 2005 I had brought the car in for service as I felt that the car wasn't going into the proper gears almost not shifting properly lack of power, dealer couldn't find anything........

- Circleville, NY, USA

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