really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,025 miles

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2006 Jeep Wrangler drivetrain problems

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2006 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Mar 212015

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • 104,230 miles


2006 Jeep Wrangler unlimited after getting fuel filled I pull out of station and it starts hesitating and then stalls in middle of street. It nearly caused an accident from car behind me I had to restart and it would stall and bog few more times then run ok. Today I fueled up and pulled out of station at a 6 lane divided road with an interstate with on and off ramps both sides so I had only 100 feet to cross three lanes to get into left turn lane for interstate as this lane goes under and at light turns left to on ramp, just to give you insight on situation, I fuel up pull out and it shuts off cars have to stop I am in middle of three lane dead in the water it starts back up and I pull up thank god a safe distance to car in front of me and it bogs down and the surges making the Jeep thrust forward had to brake hard no accident was caused but god forbid it could have please research this.

- Jacksonville , FL, USA

problem #8

Dec 152008

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while starting the vehicle, the vehicle made a loud creaking noise when shifting gears. The contact also stated that when refueling, gasoline would leak from the filler nozzle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where it was stated that the pressure point needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 4,000.

- North Reading , MA, USA

problem #7

Jun 182013


  • 86,000 miles
While traveling on a slight grade at approx 60 mph vehicle downshifted then noted plume of white smoke exiting from rear I vehicle. Upon pulling over a small engine compartment fire was noted an easily extinguished. Upon further inspection ride side of engine compartment was notes to be covered in transmission fluid. This was right side only further inspection revealed transmission fluid coming from right sided transmission breather tube just behind dipstick on right side. Cause on fluid discharge appears to be an over heating or pressurization of transmission case as there are no other ports of exit. Trams case is intact and areas around transmission are dry free of debris or evidence of leakage. Fluid level prior to event was correct and no possibility of over filling as fluid level was inspected on regular basis. Contact dealer and was advised there is no possible way transmission fluids are capable of causing fire. Dealer stated also no possible way fluid could be coming from breather tube. They did offer a quote for repair of $3800 to $4000 to repair problem. This all was done without offering to even inspect the vehicle.

- Bakersfield , CA, USA

problem #6

Nov 282012


  • 54,700 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while unloading goods from the passenger's side of the parked vehicle, the vehicle began to roll away in reverse and downhill until crashing into another parked vehicle. The contact suffered injuries to the head. The vehicle was towed to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the vehicle allowed her to erroneously remove the key from the ignition without the vehicle being shifted into park. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The failure and current mileage was 54,700.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 242012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
I was traveling down IH37 at 65 mph, mile marker 88, when the transmission oil overheated causing transmission oil to leak onto the exhaust manifold resulting in a fire, causing a total loss of the transmission. Conditions at the time of loss where: Vehicle was in cruise control mode, temperature 90 F, level terrain, speed 65 mph. There was no indication or warning prior to the failure. Engine was operating at normal 2500 RPM.

- Pipe Creek, TX, USA

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problem #4

Sep 012011


  • 35,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. The contact was driving 60 mph when a squealing noise was heard from the oil pump assembly near the cam shaft. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed that the oil failed to pump through the vehicle properly. The manufacturer was contacted and they advised that the VIN did not qualify for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 06V147000 (power train: Clutch assembly). The vehicle was not repaired, the VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 35,500 and the current mileage was 37,000.

- North Little Rock, AZ, USA

problem #3

Sep 012010


  • 74,000 miles


Trac bar had to be replaced after 74K. Along with the replacement, steering stabilizer and alignment was required. This was a costly repair. Now, 20K later, trac bar is again needing to be replaced. After much research, this issue is experienced by a huge amount of Wrangler owners, but Chrysler has never addressed the issue. I love my Jeep, but am unsure if I would buy another. This flaw creates a huge hazard. The entire front end shakes uncontrollably and essentially becomes very hard to control.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #2

Aug 132010


  • 79,000 miles
I would like to complain about a 2006 RHD Jeep Wrangler I purchased from [xxx]. on 4/01/10. Lemon is not the word. Before driving off the lot with veh. I noticed the fan switch for the ac/heater only operated on high speed. Hours later the dealership finally replaced the switch from someones personal veh. Because the switch is so hard to come by apparently. Within 2 mos the switch for the fan went out again. Had to wait another 3 mos. (on back order) the gear shifter cable broke next and had car towed and repaired. Also, it was running extremely hot, I would have to shut veh. Down to cool. Then to top it off on Aug. 13th 2010 the trans fell out on my way to work. I bought the veh on Apr 1st (fools day) and boy was I fooled. I thought this would be a dependable, reliable veh. For my job, the postal svc even gives $1000 incentives for their carriers to buy Jeep. Biggest mistake I've ever made. I could of lost my job trying to drive this Jeep if my boss hadn't been understanding about all the breakdowns and downtimes I had. I would not recommend a Jeep to my worst enemy. Jeep to me stands for just empty each pocket. Even Jeep wont stand behind their veh. Can't buy extended warranty for a RHD Jeep they designed to deliver mail in. Is that a joke or what? I have owned numerous veh. And not paid near the price I did for this Jeep and this has to be the worst experience ever. Be smart don't make the mistake I did. If you do buy a Jeep better buy it brand new under warranty cause you will need it. Big time. And get out from under it before the warranty goes out. The dealership nor the manufactures of the Jeep were willing to help me at all. I was stuck with it and nothing I could do. I am just now (6 mos. Later)rebuilding the trans. I had to have a break from it. I was tired of staying stressed out and upset. As soon as it is repaired I am trading it. Get a warranty for sure. Parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Cordova, AL, USA

problem #1

Jun 072009


  • 14,800 miles
I own a 2006 Jeep Wrangler SE which I bought in May 22, 2009 with 14000 miles. On June 7th the vehicle front end began to shake and wobble the entire car and steering wheel uncontrollably after reaching 45-50 mph or on a rough road or just a slight bump in the road makes the vehicle have this problem. This happened to me 5 separate times today all while either the vehicle was in gear or in neutral and wouldn't stop until I slowed the vehicle down to 30 or came to a stop.

- Kapolei, HI, USA

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