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2006 Jeep Wrangler Problems and Repair Histories

47 TrueDelta members own a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. 18 of these members (38.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 34 repairs to 2006 Jeep Wranglers--an average of 0.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2006 Jeep Wrangler problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2006 Jeep Wrangler problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2006 Jeep Wrangler problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2006 Jeep Wrangler repairs by problem area

44% of the 2006 Jeep Wrangler repairs were to the engine, 18% to the transmission, 3% to the brakes, 18% to the suspension, 9% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 6% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 34 repairs.

2006 Jeep Wrangler repair cost distribution

Of the 2006 Jeep Wrangler repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 9% cost less than $100, 55% between $100 and $499, 27% between $500 and $999, and 9% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 11 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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Repair costs are in local units.

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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 62000    
63000 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. 
68000 40 Driver's Side Sway bar end link broke. Replaced both Front end-links. 
81000 0 Rear axle seals leaking gear oil. 2 days in shop, replaced axle seals. 
82300 0 Hesitation/miss under load. Replaced Coil Rail, 15 minutes to swap part in driveway. 
87000 50 Rear sway bar bushing were shot, resulting in noise from the rear. Intermittent clunk emination from the rear. 
108000 250 Oil Pump Drive Assembly started making noise due to design flaw. Replaced with updated Aftermarket part. 
108000 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. 
Jeep Wrangler in New Mexico, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 96000    
97000 500 Key transponder identification computer unit failed. Replaced unit, replaced battery, upgraded software per TSB or recommendation.  
102000 120 Replace brake pads 
108300 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.  
113000 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. 
129000 615 Had developed "Death Wobble". Replaced front shocks w/Monroe. Replaced steering column damper. Replaced worn bushings. Replaced track bar. 
146000  
Jeep Wrangler in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 12000    
12000 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.  
15000 0 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. 
17000 0 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. 
17000  
Jeep Wrangler in Montana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 54000    
55000 0 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. 
55000 200 Fuel spray back when refueling. Chrysler paid to replace fuel tank with $200.00 co-pay from us. 
59000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 45000    
46300 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2013 96000    
96000 250 Camshaft position sensor failed, causes random losses of power. 
97000 200 Replaced front U-Joint Steering dampener replaced 
97000  
Jeep Wrangler in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 46000    
63000 0 Radiator had a crack in it. Was repaired under the lifetime warranty. 
64000  
Jeep Wrangler in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 68000    
69000 0 Lifters bad, camshaft bad, pretty much need new engine. Replaced engine, exhaust manifold, clutch. 
Jeep Wrangler in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 48000    
51000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 71000    
97000 300 Replace a high pressure hose. 
 

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