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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee repairs by problem area

Engine (34%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (16%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 77 repairs.
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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (34%)

< $100 (39%)

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Chart based on 62 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee

turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel automatic 4WD

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Denmark
Dec 2008 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

122140 mi
Change right front wheel bearrings 

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Engine not specified

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Florida, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

US $270
replaced starter motor - new 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

101000 mi

US $400
Engine was blown, #2 cylinder worn. Estimated cost $4000-4500. Known problem with Jeep 6-cylinder 3.7 engines. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Queensland, Australia
Dec 2013 - Jul 2015
Nov 2014

60760 mi

A $2950
replaced resonator intercooler,hose,damper crankshaft,acc belt,idlers & pulleys hose charge air. Chrysler Jeep (shame on you. this should not be necessary. Some parts may not need to be changed. Oil leaks at low mileage. Southport Austrlia 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Ohio, United States
Jun 2010 - Jul 2010
Jul 2010

86000 mi
Front ball joints worn when sold. 

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

420-horsepower 6.1L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Jeep Grand Cherokee in New York, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Jul 2008

26000 mi
Run flat tire low pressure warning is not accurate or usefull. Warning given when tire pressure drops due to cold temperatures and when a differential greater than a few psi is detected. Warning will stay on even when psi is greater than 32! 
Nov 2008

28000 mi
Run flat tire low pressure warning is not accurate or usefull. Warning given when tire pressure drops due to cold temperatures and when a differential greater than a few psi is detected. Warning will stay on even when psi is greater than 32 
Dec 2008

28000 mi
Remote start would not always work. 

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

330-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Florida, United States
- Oct 2007
Oct 2007

24987 mi
Warranty Repair-Vehicle steering sensor for electronic stability program. Warranty Repair-Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2012 - Mar 2015
Jan 2013

US $490
6 of the 8 frost plugs were corroded and leaking coolant. Repair shop replaced all 8 frost plugs. 

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

330-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

Jeep Grand Cherokee in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2015
Oct 2013

64000 mi

US $3200
aftermarket transmission filter split caused loss of pressure on the clutches and had to rebuild the transmission 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Colorado, United States
Jul 2017 - Jul 2017
Mar 2017

98000 mi

US $300
Entire drivetrain was replaced, transmission, front and rear diff, Axel's, hubs, drive arms 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Texas, United States
- Jan 2008
Jan 2008

22215 mi
Replaced power steering pump under warranty and replaced leaking transmission cooler hoses. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Michigan, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
Nov 2014

96100 mi

US $322
Driver-Front Wheel Bearing Noisy and required replacement 
Dec 2014

98000 mi

US $360
Rack and Pinion Leaking badly, unit replaced and alignment performed. Driver Side Seatbelt/SRS module faulty causing SRS light on dash. Entire unit replaced. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Idaho, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2018
Jul 2010

54328 mi

US $54
R and R'ed EGR Valve. 
Jan 2012

90500 mi

US $50
Thermostat gasket seal leaking. 
Mar 2012

73000 mi

US $25
Passenger side aftermarket exhaust header flange gasket leaking. Replaced gasket. 
Jun 2014

90000 mi

US $250
Replaced all four wheel TPMS Sensors. 
Aug 2015

97500 mi
Both header flange gaskets leaking. Tightened header flange bolts. 
Nov 2015

99000 mi

US $40
Replaced driver's side steering rack dust boot. Old one was split. Slight exhaust leak at flange just aft of catalytic converter. Replaced "donut" gasket. 
Feb 2016

101000 mi

US $17
Replaced broken recirculation door actuator drive gear, and cabin filter. 
Jun 2016

104000 mi

US $700
Upper and lower Ball Joints on both right and left side were replaced, and then the front end was aligned. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in New York, United States
Aug 2011 - Apr 2012
Sep 2011

53000 mi

US $700
Had to replace the tire pressure monitor sensors in all of the tires. The module on the sunroof also needs to be replaced ($950+). 
Apr 2012

61000 mi
Sunroof module never fixed. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Maryland, United States
Oct 2008 - Jan 2017
Jan 2012

61000 mi

US $80
Driver side outer CV joint failed. Rust build-up on lower control arm required replacing that also (bad design that lets bolt rust up). Replaced O2 sensors, EGR and PCV valves. 
Dec 2012

70000 mi

US $700
Driver side axle failed, caused loss of traction and very loud thumping 
Apr 2015

85000 mi

US $300
Exhaust sensors 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2007 - Sep 2011
Oct 2007

31000 mi
Brought Jeep in for recall repair of brakes, shop discovered water pump was leaking and about ready to go. Replaced under warranty. Had to rent a car so they could keep vehicle overnight. Noticed drivers window was closing to hard, passengers would go up then come back down. Dealer had to replace window sensors and motors on both front driver and passenger sides 
Sep 2008

35000 mi

US $30
Hood strut failed, had to replace it. 
Sep 2010

51000 mi

US $100
Starter failed while out of state on road trip. Was able to get under car, bang on starter with wrench and get unfrozen. Took to nearest dealer for replacement under extended warranty.  
Sep 2011

56000 mi

US $100
Radio/Nav screen goes blank, had errors upon Diag., Replaced with rebuilt unit.  Also, rear liftgate window wouldn't open. Replaced struts & hinge assembly. All covered under ext. warr. (less deductible). 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Illinois, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

30000 mi

US $100
4-wheel drive warning came on--only needed software patch 

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Arizona, United States
Feb 2014 - Apr 2021
Apr 2014

73300 mi

US $50
Transfer case would not shift into low-range or neutral several months after having recall performed. Dealer cleared all codes and verified reflash. Liftglass rattling while driving. Latch was adjusted to eliminate rattle. 
May 2014

75000 mi

US $1469
Intermittent "Transmission over temp" message. Cause was diagnosed as solenoid pack failure, which then damaged powertrain controller. Replaced solenoid pack, replaced powertrain control module, reconditioned valve body. 
Jun 2014

75000 mi

US $120
Replaced liftglass window hinges to solve rattle issue. Old hinges were worn, not holding glass at correct height and allowing glass to abrade against liftgate. 
Jul 2018

131000 mi

US $1200
Replaced seized AC compressor, AC service parts 
Jun 2020

156619 mi

US $287
Rear liftgate glass sliding down when closed, rattling and scraping against liftgate. Dealer replaced support props. Repair was not successful; liftglass needed new hinges, but hinges are discontinued. 
Feb 2021

161796 mi

US $845
Oil pan gasket 
Apr 2021

163147 mi

US $500
Cracked cylinder head, bank 2. Shop suspected flawed casting from the factory. Declined repair (complete engine replacement required). 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Kentucky, United States
Sep 2007 - Jan 2013
Oct 2011

77000 mi
exhaust manifold gasket and two bolts 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Michigan, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2009

39000 mi

US $125
Engine started, dashboard was lifeless and then everything lit up leaving the check engine, ESP, and BAS lights lit up. Dealer charge $100 to diagnose, essentially reset system and vehicle has been fine since. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Arizona, United States
Jan 2010 - Jan 2013
Feb 2010

49000 mi
Satellite radio didn't work Brake light switch input for computer 
May 2010

55000 mi

US $50
Front differential transmission sensor for 4wd system Sway Bar bushings needed replacing 
Jan 2013

88000 mi

US $75
Ignition key lock sensor and steering angle sensors tripped a computer code and both needed to be replaced. 

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Jeep Grand Cherokee in South Carolina, United States
Oct 2009 - Jan 2011
Sep 2010

36000 mi

US $190
The "service electrical brake system" warning and ABS light were coming on intermittently. It was a wheel speed sensor that went bad for the ABS system. The sensor was replaced and the problem remedied in just a couple of hours. ABS light came on after driving a few miles. A sensor at one of the rear wheels was replaced. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Maryland, United States
Oct 2014 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

109000 mi

US $390
Intermittent starter issues. Had spark plugs changed. Pcv valve, air filter. Etc. 

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Ohio, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2015
Sep 2014

165000 mi

US $2200
Replaced torque converter 
Nov 2014

167000 mi

US $2600
New teams sensor Broken axle mount 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

126000 mi
Tire pressure sensor died in one wheel. Passenger occupant sensor stopped working. Dealer quoted $400 replacement. Opted to not have replaced at that time however when dealer removed and replaced the bad part the issue was resolved likely due to a poor connection 
Mar 2017

136000 mi

US $500
Front struts replaced 
Nov 2017

149000 mi

US $200
Heat not working due to bad blower motor resister and hvac control module 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in New York, United States
May 2010 - May 2013
Dec 2011

93000 mi

US $800
Transmission went to limp home mode, check engine light, dealer replaced transmission control module. Common problem, apparently-tow truck operator had same issue with identical Jeep. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Indiana, United States
Sep 2016 - Sep 2018
May 2016

155000 mi

US $300
Car would start then die. over and over. Then got to a point it would not start at all. I switched relays around for the starter but they came back saying it was a starter relay. car would start and then die. over and over. same thing as last time. said they replaced the starter relay (which I checked before hauling it to the dealer). 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2011 - Jan 2013
Dec 2012

84000 mi
R&R Thermostat Housing, R & R Water Pump operation 
Jan 2013 R & R Pinion Shaft Seal Operation 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in New York, United States
Dec 2008 - Apr 2009
Jan 2009

38000 mi

US $1700
Sensor in transmission-stuck in 1st gear. Also starter broke. 
Jeep Grand Cherokee in District of Columbia, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2011
Oct 2010

39000 mi

US $372
new battery and reprogram computer 

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel automated manual 4WD

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Finland
Aug 2012 - Nov 2012
Sep 2012

107260 mi

€1300
Leakage where crank shaft goes into rear axle. 
Oct 2012

109740 mi

€1000
Park assist did not work. glow unit for the diesel engine needed to be replaced 

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

Jeep Grand Cherokee in Texas, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2008
Oct 2007

29000 mi
Replaced lifters and cam shaft. Dropped car off in September, got it back in October... took 6 weeks to fix - VERY frustrating. 

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