2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reliability - Consumer Reports
This iteration of the Jeep Grand Cherokee is an improvement over its predecessor, but still scored lower than most of its contemporaries. Steering and handling were markedly better, but the Jeep wasn't particularly agile by the standards of the day. The 5.7-liter V8 engine is thirsty and failed to deliver the performance of some V6s in the class. Horsepower was increased to 305 for 2008.
Alerts
There are 6 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Grand Cherokee to be less reliable than other new cars. This prediction is based on Jeep's brand history and the previous generation of the Grand Cherokee.

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The 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee has been recalled 6 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

"Jeep recall on 4 wheel drive sensor, replaced on recall. 4 wheel sensor gave false signal and dealer couldn't find problem. Wanted to charge for false signal, protested and did not pay. Jeep did second recall for 4 wheel sensor and everything has been fine since."

James P., CA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

"i'm not sure what the 'body control module' is, but the front passenger door developed a glitch in the door module that had to have a new module and then be reprogrammed. This is the module that controls the electric window and locking mechanism on that door."

Robert B., IN (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)
Clock

"Clock minutes can not be reset."

Richard S., IN (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Brake lights will stop working every now and then"

Patrick H., IL (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)
Gauges

"Gas gauge has stopped working."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee)
Headlights

"Headlights keep going off. I finally found that the problem was in the on/off switch in the handle. The control handle on the steering column needs to replaced to fix it."

Ronald H., FL (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"While driving at night, the headlights would turn off for 20 seconds or so, then turn back on"

Kay E., MI (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.7-L V6)
Keyless entry

"One of two key fobs fails to work, even with new batteries. Other one works fine"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)
Tire pressure monitor

"light comes on every few miles, regardless of air pressure. Unable to correct"

Vernice B., TX (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

"Electrical issues started with the tire pressure monitor. Warning indicated low tire pressure while driving in the rain. Now warning lights for multiple other issues that are not happening"

Anonymous, OK (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited)
Warning lights

"warning light "transmission overheating" goes off all the time and dealer says nothing is wrong"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Warning lights will flash on and off even though there is no problem. May be a short in the vehicle"

Patrick H., IL (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"Multiple lights on with no real issues. Seat continuously sounds seatbelt alarm. Airbag light is on. Also, several others. Also, the tire pressure sensor is defective and indication lights are always on. Too numerous to list all lights"

Anonymous, OK (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"Front CD player does not function. Can play CDs through the rear entertainment center"

Don M., CA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)
Display screen difficult to see

"During the day time dash board is faint and difficult to read. However, alert section which is separate stays bright all the time"

Dilip J., BC (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 6.1-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

"The navigation screen was blank at time of purchase; have not been able to find how to update the system. Removed the navigation 'cd', as a continuous beeping sound would occur when the radio was on."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Does not display anymore and too costly to fix."

Anonymous, MD (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Display screen for time, GPS and radio function and status has gone blank. No repair available since you need replace radio which works fine"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Radio/Nav screen has become inoperable"

Vic C., WA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"System locks up and screen goes blank. Cannot switch from whatever mode is operating. Navigation is usesless, and has been for years!!! CD player balks at any CD insertion!!"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Radio/CD/GPS display screen goes balnk frequently. Radio/CD works fine. Did not have the navigation disc when I bought the car used"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Screen failed. $1,000.00 to replace entire module. Could not get NAV disk out; $135.00 to replace NAV disk. (Jeep did not return it to dealer)"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Bought this car used without GPS disc which I did not need. Was unable to adjust the time display without the GPS disc. Design flaw"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

"This system has never worked well, and for years hasn't worked at all! Too expensive to fix. Uses separate DVD, but won't recognize one, A real piece of junk!"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)
Speakers

"Front drivers side went out"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.7-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"replaced water pump"

Dan L., CO (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"Factory sunroof will not fully shut."

James P., CA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

"passenger front floor filling with water 3times till corrected py dealer"

Henry S., NY (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

"When parked on a hill nose facing downhill, it leaks on the driver’s side into the floorboard. When parked nose uphill, no problem. I think this may be a known problem."

Anonymous, VA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"Sun roof leaks water into passenger compartment if the drain holes in the perimeter of the glass channel get plugged. I have to periodically run a long wire down each drain hole and blow debris out of the drain lines with air compressor. Sun roof doesn't always re-seat properly after being opened."

Robert B., IN (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

"The moon roof water drain tube became dislodged from the grommet in the floorboard and began draining water into the cabin"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Sun roof would not seal shut and rain traveled in somehow and soaked the carpet"

Doris V., TX (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"I assume my water leaking problem, previously described is because of the weather stripping around the driver’s door frame."

Anonymous, VA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"Sun roof has leaked for several years but 3 attempts to fix it have not worked"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.7-L V8)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"rubber trim at door falling off"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.7-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The paint is chipping along the engine hood and on various places on the body"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"Paint fading and chipping"

Timothy M., CA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)
Rust

"Front passenger side fender closest to the rocker panel rusted out and fender had to be replaced"

Regina P., MA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"getting an estimate for repairs"

Charles G., MI (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"Replaced both front fenders as they had rusted through completely."

Nancy Z., SK (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"left front fender"

Charles G., MI (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"Front passenger side fender rusted through behind wheel opening"

Regina P., MA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"Rust throughat top of front wheel well"

John A., SC (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"Has electrical fault that won't allow you to engage 4WD. Found a temporary fix online."

Anonymous, TN (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Transfer case motor failed resulting in check engine and other illuminated lights"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)
Driveshaft or axle

"rear axle bearings"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"right rear wheel bearing replacement"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)
Electrical failure

"Low beam on drivers side will not work. Rear running lights on driver side don't work. Running lights on rear passenger side dim when brake is applied. Various instrument lights are out"

Anonymous, CT (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo)
Transfer case

"Electronic shift to 4wd. Fixed with BlueDriver obd2 scanner"

Michael H., CA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"On very bad roads it sounds like the transfer case chain jumps teeth until I stop and shift to reverse. I personally installed a new chain and sprocket and have yet to test it on a bad road"

Wallace C., CA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

"HAD TO HAVE REMAN INSTALLED BECAUSE THE CLUTCHES WENT IN THE ALL WHEEL DRIVE SYSTEM"

Jim M., ME (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Servo motor to engage low range burnt out/failed"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7-L V8)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"It is hard to believe that the factory would build a stainless steel converter and exhaust system and construct all the flanges and bolts out of mild steel. Therefor all the flanges have rusted off causing us to have to replace the converters and exhaust system again and again every time electrolytics eats it away"

Robin R., CT (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"CatLitic converter rotted out 2 times, oxygen sensors are an inherent issue with this vehicle at least 1x per year. Causes rough idle when getting faulty"

Vincent P., NY (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"Catalytic converter failed at about 88000 miles; unsure as to the cause. Replaced it by myself at a cost of about $500 and approximately 8 hours of labor"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Had a dent in it"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)
Exhaust leaks

"Entire front exhaust system had to be replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)
Exhaust manifold

"Seems Jeeps have problems with manifold gaskets and leaks"

Joseph B., AZ (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)
Muffler

"Rust"

Merle S., BC (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)
Pipes

"Rust"

Merle S., BC (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Apparently this is not uncommon for the Mercedes transmission in this vehicle. All in all, I have no complaints about the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It has been a very reliable car for the age and miles of the vehicle"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"torque converer shudder"

Anonymous, TN (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"The part of the 4 wheel drive system that makes it go into 4WD died, and had to be rebuilt."

Anonymous, GA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"Transfer case power unit failed and was replaced. Incorrect fluid installed in front differential resulting in lack of limited slip. Same for rear differential. Both are electronically controlled limited slip differentials. Unique installation."

Anonymous, WA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"The transmission failed in 2015 and the dealer recommended a rebuild, which I did for a cost of about $2300. The transmission failed in 2016 and the dealer said it was the result of the failure of parts that were not included in the rebuild. Recommended replacing the transmission at a cost of $2300. Did not honor any sort of warranty on the previous work"

Douglas E., IN (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Our transmission started slipping and shifting into a higher gear"

Anonymous, NE (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"This year was the second transmission replacement needed in approximately 6 years of ownership"

Chad C., WV (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Compressor locked up"

Anonymous, CT (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo)

"Has been fixed twice and part from jeep continues to fail....this has been issue with jeeps since 2006. U thk they would fix the issue. Will cost me $1100 at dealership to fix ...NOT"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo)
Automatic climate control

"Sometimes it continues to blow hot air when cooling is selected"

Carl H., AL (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"The automatic temp control busted and had to be replaced"

Joseph B., AZ (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

"The climate control panel needs to be replaced. The a/c fan only runs on high."

Ronald H., FL (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)
Evaporator

"The evaporator sprung a leak. Must be replaced."

Richard S., IN (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)
Heater system

"Heater blower stopped working. Dealer said $1800 to replace the defective parts. They charged me $300 for troubleshooting. I was out of work at the time and decided to troubleshoot it again myself and found a power wire connection loosened up. I plugged it in and the heater worked fine. Dealers are crooks and their mechanics don't know how to troubleshoot."

B M., NH (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"no start, took months to figure out it was transmission gear box"

Greg P., OH (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"Fluid and filters changed seems to have fixed it"

Conrad M., CA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited)

"It slips every so often but it is not needed to be replaced yet"

Melissa C., GA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.7-L V6)
Transmission computer

"it will say it needs to be replaced and then it does not say it"

Melissa C., GA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.7-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"transmission harness connector seal was leaking"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Transmission went from high gear to 4th gear and would not go back up to high gear. A bad sensor was replaced"

Anonymous, TN (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Two instances of broken bolts connecting exhaust manifold to engine block, a common Jeep issue, and expensive repair."

William T., OR (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

"problem with cylinder #7 and 8"

Albert K., CA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

"#7 Cylinder is leaking coolant. Cause spark plug damage"

Albert K., CA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"$10,000.00 replacement cost. Valve guide failed, wrecked engine"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)
Head gasket

"The leaking of coolant into #7 cylinder may be due to head gasket.Just to tear down engine to get to the gasket is too expensive ($2500.00)"

Albert K., CA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Repair was difficult to find a shop that would complete it at a reasonable cost"

Chad C., WV (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Radiator

"Plastic fitting on radiator cracked"

William C., AL (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

"replaced do to leak"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

"Had small hole causing fluid leak"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)
Water pump

"Vehicle overheated and stalled"

Anonymous, ME (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7-L V8)

"THE BEARING FAILED BON THE WATER PUMP SHAFT AND SHUT THE ENTIRE ENGINE DOWN. IT DID NOT DAMAGE ANYTHING ELSE OTHER THAN THE BELT"

Ludwig R., WI (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Faulty throttle position sensor led to "at-speed" stalling"

Russell L., NH (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Started having intermttent stall problems and being unable to restart. Had to be towed to dealer several times. Dealer was unable to find an issue. Stalled again and took dealer two weeks to decide it was the PCM and replacement cost over $1200"

Bob R., MD (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)
Oil leaks

"There was a leak in the oil pressure line that was easy to fix"

Anonymous, WY (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee)

"Seal for the pinion gear had a minor lead. Had seal replaced"

Anonymous, AR (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Pan gasket,"

Dennis B., OH (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"All four calipers had to be replaced due to excessive corrosion, rear left actually seized and for vehicle with so few miles, I've never experienced such failure. Aftermarket calipers are actually better than the OEM!"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)
Master cylinder

"Internal Leakage. Replaced Master Brake Cylinder and Fluids. Age-related repair"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)
Normal routine brake wear

"The normal brake wear was not unreasonable with the over 200,000 miles!"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

"Back breaks at 40,000 replaced, front brakes replaced at 62,000"

Dennis B., OH (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Rear brakes only - lost one pad resulting in damage to rotor. Upon inspection, the other rotor revealed wear. Neither rotor had enough thickness to allow resurfacing. Both replaced with new rotors, new ceramic pads. Front still looks okay"

Don M., CA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Over voltage"

Anonymous, NH (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)
Ignition switch

"The ignition switch has been recalled as the car will shut down when driving down the highway. The new switch is a bigger joke as now to turn off the cat you need to push in the on the key or it will not turn to shut off the engine. This is a real safety issue"

Robin R., CT (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)
Starter

"Failed to crank"

Anonymous, NH (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Failure gave no warning whatsoever. One day, vehicle would not crank though all dash idiot lights indicated nothing wrong, battery fully charged. Happened during one of the coldest days in winter, had to be flat bedded"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Engine light continues to light. Mechanic says it is the catalytic converter has become weak"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7-L V8)
Fuel pump

"Fuel delivery problem left me stranded three different times. Fuel pump replacement fixed for a short time. Died while driving. Had to have it towed to two different locations. Still waiting for the cause to be found and fixed. Will sell the POS as soon as I get it running again."

Anonymous, TN (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"The vehicle needed a new sensor at the time of it's emissions and safety inspection to pass"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power steering pump failed"

Anonymous, AK (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"A mechanic told me it could cause an accident if I had to suddenly slam on my brakes since the car was bouncing all over the place."

Lynn K., CT (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.7-L V6)

"Both wore out causing 'cupping' on all tires. Mileage was approximately 75000"

Anonymous, NE (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"tailgate hydraulic lifters replaced"

Alan S., FL (2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7-L V6)

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Jul 21, 2014
If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the OFF or ACCESSORY position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including but not limited to air bags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Summary:
This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, drivers should adjust their seat to allow clearance between the driver's knee and the ignition key, and remove all items from their key ring, leaving only the vehicle key. Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 11, 2004, to July 5, 2007, and 2006-2007 Jeep Commander vehicles manufactured January 31, 2005, to July 5, 2007. In the affected vehicles, the driver may accidentally hit the ignition key with their knee, unintentionally knocking the key out of the run position, turning off the engine.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition switch, free of charge. Chrysler sent interim notifications to owners in September 2014. The recall began on October 9, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P41.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V438000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 649353
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, POWER TRAIN
May 07, 2013
If the vehicle shifts into neutral, it may roll away increasing the risk of a crash or personal injury.
Summary:
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 11, 2004, through March 9, 2010; and 2006-2010 Jeep Commander vehicles manufactured January 31, 2005, through March 10, 2010. A transfer case electrical failure may result in an unintentional shifting of the transfer case into the neutral position.
What should you do:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the final drive controller which governs the transfer case, with new software, free of charge. The recall began on August 15, 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N23.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V175000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 295345
SUSPENSION
Jun 19, 2009
THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE A LOSS OF EFFECTIVE LIFT AND LOWERING OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLE, POSSIBLY CREATING THE DRIVER TO PANIC WHICH COULD POSSIBLY LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
ROCK KRAWLER IS RECALLING 44 PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION SYSTEMS SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLE LISTED ABOVE. THESE SUSPENSION SYSTEMS WERE PRODUCED WITH GRADE 2 CARRIAGE BOLTS INSTEAD OF THE PROPER GRADE 5 CARRIAGE BOLTS. THE IMPROPER GRADE 2 CARRIAGE BOLTS COULD EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF CLAMPING FORCE FOR THE BOTTOM STRUT FORK.
What should you do:
ROCK KRAWLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE A FREE REMEDY. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 15. 2008. ALL THE AFFECTED UNTITS HAVE BEEN REMEDIED. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ROCK KRAWLER AT 1-518-270-9822.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E039000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 44
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Apr 07, 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY SABERSPORT.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E012000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16270
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Sep 14, 2007
THIS COULD CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE SOFTWARE PROGRAMMED INTO THE ABS ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE MAY ALLOW A MOMENTARY DELAY IN BRAKING WHEN COASTING UP A HILL DURING CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ABS ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE WITH NEW SOFTWARE THAT PREVENTS THIS CONDITION FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 22, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
For more information:
CHRYSLER RECALL NO. G40.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07V434000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 296550
AIR BAGS
Aug 08, 2006
THE AIR BAG MAY NOT INFLATE PROPERLY WHICH CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY IN CERTAIN CRASH CONDITIONS.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE INFLATOR CONNECTOR FOR THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG MAY HAVE BEEN INCORRECTLY ASSEMBLED.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE DRIVER'S FRONT AIR BAG INFLATOR FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN THE WEEK OF AUGUST 2, 2006. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
For more information:
DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO. F39.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V295000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 15021
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