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2006 Jeep Wrangler repairs by problem area

Engine (35%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (28%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (10%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 60 repairs.

2006 Jeep Wrangler repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (62%)

< $100 (10%)

Chart based on 21 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2006 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV, ext.

190-horsepower 4.0L I6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2011 - Jan 2015
Mar 2011

63000 mi

US $5
Front PVC grommet hard and brittle, causing oil leak from valve cover. Replaced grommet, oil leak fixed. Pulled the OPDA (oil pump drive assembly) to check Cam/Oil Pump gear wear. Known issue on 05/06 models. Found wear, lubed OPDA shaft. On backorder for 6 months. Wear significant, but not dangerous yet. 
Jun 2011

68000 mi

US $40
Driver's Side Sway bar end link broke. Replaced both Front end-links. 
Dec 2011

81000 mi
Rear axle seals leaking gear oil. 2 days in shop, replaced axle seals. 
Jan 2012

82300 mi
Hesitation/miss under load. Replaced Coil Rail, 15 minutes to swap part in driveway. 
Jun 2012

87000 mi

US $50
Rear sway bar bushing were shot, resulting in noise from the rear. Intermittent clunk emination from the rear. 
Jan 2014

108000 mi

US $250
Oil Pump Drive Assembly started making noise due to design flaw. Replaced with updated Aftermarket part. 
Feb 2014

109500 mi

US $800
Check engine light. 1 O2 sensor. Precat Bank 1. Had to replace entire Y pipe with all 3 converters, as individual converters not available. 
Jun 2014

116000 mi

US $150
Sway bar end links broken. Front shocks warn out. Replaced 
Jeep Wrangler in New Mexico, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2015
Mar 2011

97000 mi

US $500
Key transponder identification computer unit failed. Replaced unit, replaced battery, upgraded software per TSB or recommendation.  
Jun 2011

102000 mi

US $120
Replace brake pads 
Oct 2011

108300 mi

US $560
Replaced 4 Shocks. Tires not wearing evenly. Also greatly improved the ride. Small consistent noise above 25 mph. Thought was U-joint. Mechanic could not replicate in shop on lift up to 40 mph. Does not think is U-joint. Noise still occurs.  
Dec 2011

113000 mi

US $45
Still have strange noise over 25mph. Test drove but couldn't hear. Cleared mud and ice from drive shaft (inside?). Increased tire pressure from 28 to 33. Quieted road noise considerably. Tire manufacturer says 28. Jeep size/wt needs 33. 
Sep 2012

129000 mi

US $615
Had developed "Death Wobble". Replaced front shocks w/Monroe. Replaced steering column damper. Replaced worn bushings. Replaced track bar. 
Mar 2015

160000 mi

US $710
Replaced Fuel Pump, which failed shortly after replacing coils. Cost for OEM pump was over $400. Balance was labor. 
May 2015

162700 mi

US $151
Replaced steering stabilizer. Tire vibration occurred over about 35mph. Mechanic noted that the existing stabilizer was leaking fluid. Balance and alignment alone had not fixed the vibration. 
Nov 2015

169000 mi

US $2000
Addressed death wobble / uneven tire (Goodyear MT/R Kevlar 245/75 R16) wear issue again. Includes install, aftermarket steering stabilizer, HD track bar, bushings, new shocks. 4 new OEM (non-kevlar) tires not included in cost of repair. 
Jeep Wrangler in Michigan, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2015
May 2011

12000 mi

US $350
Known issue with 2005/2006 Wrangler 4.0L OPDA (Oil Pump Drive Assembly) gear and cam gear (gear that drives the Oil Pump Drive Assembly) wear. Required replacement of the Camshaft and the OPDA drive gear to correct.  
Mar 2012

15000 mi
Passenger side "flip & fold" mechanism wasn't working properly. I removed the seat and secured the cable to the seat structure to make it work properly. 
Nov 2013

17000 mi
Fuel door did not fit flush. A TSB was performed that replaced the hinge and filler housing assembly that corrected the issue. Driver's door trim panel squeaked when leaned against. 
Jeep Wrangler in Montana, United States
Feb 2011 - Feb 2012
Mar 2011

55000 mi
Fuel spray back when refueling vehicle. To repair entire fuel tank must be replaced. Working with Chrysler customer service to see if they will help with this known defect. 
Apr 2011

55000 mi

US $200
Fuel spray back when refueling. Chrysler paid to replace fuel tank with $200.00 co-pay from us. 
Dec 2011

59000 mi

US $300
check engine light was on due to a bad o2 sensor. replaced sensor and all good. 

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2006 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV, ext.

190-horsepower 4.0L I6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in Michigan, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2014
Apr 2011

46300 mi

US $36
Blew the blower resister causing blower to function full on or not at all. 

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2006 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

190-horsepower 4.0L I6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2013 - Mar 2014
Oct 2013

96000 mi

US $250
Camshaft position sensor failed, causes random losses of power. 
Dec 2013

97000 mi

US $200
Replaced front U-Joint Steering dampener replaced 
Jeep Wrangler in Georgia, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2013
Sep 2013

63000 mi
Radiator had a crack in it. Was repaired under the lifetime warranty. 
Jeep Wrangler in California, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

69000 mi
Lifters bad, camshaft bad, pretty much need new engine. Replaced engine, exhaust manifold, clutch. 
Jeep Wrangler in Arizona, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

51000 mi

US $20
Ignition switch actuator pin broke. Part was around $15 but had to be ordered online. 

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2006 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

147-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

Jeep Wrangler in Georgia, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2012
Jun 2012

97000 mi

US $300
Replace a high pressure hose. 

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2006 Jeep Wrangler Repair Histories

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