hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,370 miles

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2006 Jeep Wrangler electrical problems

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2006 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #15

Sep 152015


  • 68,425 miles


Submitted repair copies for refund in September 2015. Follow up calls to fca stated check in mail, check has been canceled, someone will follow up with you. Today February 18, 2016 and still told someone will contact me about refund.

- New Market, MD, USA

problem #14

Sep 202015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V222000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Jay, OK, USA

problem #13

Oct 142015


  • 120,000 miles
The heater fan speed switch starts failing by only working on high speed. Then it quits completely. I have had the whole unit replaced before about 3 years ago. It just did exactly the same thing again and I have had it replaced again. This time the replacement unit doesn't allow me to change the location of where the heat comes out. It is stuck on the defroster.

- Eagle, MI, USA

problem #12

Oct 132015


  • 156,000 miles


Was delivering mail started to smell something got out to check package got back in smoke was coming from vents around dash area went for help when returning to vehicle it was in flame tried to salvage as much mail as possible and it burned completely

- Attalla, AL, USA

problem #11

Jul 252015


  • 59,365 miles
In one example out of many engine cuts out completely, vehicle slows down then cuts back in. 15 times, then engine cuts out and stalls. Leaving me in an emergency situation on the freeway. All this during a 40 mile trip.

- Yucaipa, CA, USA

problem #10

May 172014

Wrangler 4WD 4-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
While driving on the route smoke start coming out from air / heat vents. I stopped the car, got out of opened frond hood, but was nothing there. Walked to passenger door and saw fire where passenger keeps legs. Got my paperwork from the car and by the time I run away from the car the whole thing was ball of fire.

- Derby, CT, USA

problem #9

Nov 252013

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles


I received a letter from Chrysler that my onboard diagnostic monitor may be defective and that the warranty has been extended to lifetime. I did the test and it is one of the affected vehicles. I took it to ertley motorworld and was told that because I live in an area that doesn't require this pollution test now, the only way they would fix it is if I pay them $ $79.95. I said what if the test is required in the future in my area or if I move to another location that requires it or sell it to someone in that area and it won't be allowed to be licensed" I was told $ $79.95 or don't fix it. Now I'm mad and out of $ $10 in gas for my trouble. Why send these notices if it's just red tape to please the government and make fools of the consumer"

- Nanticoke, PA, USA

problem #8

Dec 182012

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Jeep at times has completely shut down during operation even at higher speeds. If you pull over and wait a minute or tap on the tipm the car will operate again. Also at times the horn, wipers / fluid, and all lights come on constantly while driving. You can take the key out of the car it even stays on and everything stays on until you either tap on the tipm or disconnect the batter completely. Finally, at times when you use the key fob to open the car again everything will come on even the engine without the key in the ignition. You then again have to tap on the tipm or disconnect the battery.

- Pottstown, PA, USA

problem #7

Feb 262011


  • 100,000 miles
Jeep suddenly lost all power at freeway speed. Almost got creamed by semi. Check engine light came on. Pulled over on shoulder, restarted engine and limped home under 2500 RPM. Any higher RPM resulted in complete power loss. Ran obd got "intermittent cam sensor". tried to change sensor but assembly was full of metal shavings. Did research found out that the oil pump drive assembly is faulty. Part on back order, no one has it. Common problem with 05 models due to faulty design. Very dangerous and can destroy engine.

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 262011

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
I tried starting my 2006 Jeep Wrangler one morning and when I put the key in the ignition it just rolled over. I remover the lock cylinder and took it to the parts department at my local Jeep dealership. They told me nothing was wrong with it. Upon further inspection they found that the piece connecting the key cylinder to the switch had snapped somehow. They informed me the only way to replace this cheap little piece was to buy a new $400 steering column ( not including labor )and that this is the third one in the last month with the same problem. If that doesn't wave red flags then they, Jeep, certainly have no concern with the quality of their product.

- Brentwood, TN, USA

problem #5

Jul 152009


  • 25,000 miles


While driving down the highway at 70 mph the 2006 Jeep Wrangler suddenly lost power and decelerated very quickly. The engine was still running. The rpms dropped to around 1500, pressing the gas pedal did nothing to increase the rpms. I had to pull over out of traffic. This happened several more times before I could get it to a Jeep dealership in July 2009. Jeep replaced all the electrical components to include the main computer at the time. They said that they found a sensor that was bad. The repairs lasted for about 10 month and then it did it again in may of 2010. Jeep had the vehicle for 7 weeks trying before they got it repaired the first time. The last time it took 2 weeks to repair it.

- Nacogdoches, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 092009


  • 40,906 miles
The plastic switch controlling the defroster broke, which made it impossible to defog the windows. I was on the highway and had to use a rag to keep the window clear while driving so I could exit.

- Whitsett, NC, USA

problem #3

Jun 102008


  • 10,947 miles
Bought a 06 Jeep Wrangler that intermittently shuts off power while at speeds greater then 50 mph. It is a manual, so the jerk almost puts you in the windshield. Buzz leonard dealership has failed to correct this malfunction 5 times. There is a great danger driving this car, but they don't seem to care.

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #2

May 012008

Wrangler 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. The vehicle is a right hand ride Jeep. At 9,000 miles, the contact had to replace the heating switches and wiring harness. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they dismantled the dashboard. They noticed several malfunctions and replaced a number of wiring harnesses in order to repair the heating switches. Recently, the vehicle had to be returned to the dealer due to alternator failure. The alternator sent so much heat to the battery that is caused the water to boil. Sulfuric acid spilled all over the firewall of the vehicle. The contact was informed that the alternator was sending currents of up to 19 volts to the battery. The failure mileage was 56,000. Updated 05/21/08 the consumer stated he replaced the heater switch 3 times, the alternator and starter were replaced as well. The defroster was inoperative. Updated 05/20/08

- Readfield, ME, USA

problem #1

Mar 232006

Wrangler 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,900 miles
Took my 2006 Jeep Wrangler sport right-hand drive to an independent service garage for routine oil change at approx. 6900 miles. They tested all the lights and found that both main brake lights were not functioning, and not due to bulb failure. The third light, above the spare tire, was working properly. I took it to the dealer under warranty, where they determined the problem was a faulty steering column electrical stalk system assembly. No accident occurred, though such a brake light failure could potentially cause a very serious crash. The dealership replaced the faulty steering column stock assembly under warranty, and the defective part was not saved.

- Endicott, WA, USA

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