hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,879 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Jeep Wrangler engine problems

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2006 Jeep Wrangler Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 302016


  • miles


Opda failed on my Jeep by design flaw.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #5

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 #4

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 #3

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 #2

Jun 142012


  • 72,681 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. The contact started the ignition and a loud noise emitted from the engine compartment. The contact proceeded to drive and eventually the noise stopped however, a few moments later the noise recurred. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road and inspected under the hood area. The contact was a certified mechanic and detected that the oil pump drive assembly was faulty. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 72,681.

- Laporte, TX, USA

problem #1

May 082012


  • 39,000 miles
The contact own a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, he noticed that the vehicle was running rough. The contact then drove into his driveway and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The dealer stated that the gear pump cracked and caused the engine to seize. They stated that they needed to replace the engine. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that they would cover a portion of the repair costs. The failure and current mileages were 39,000.

- Buckley , WA, USA

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