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2006 Jeep Wrangler repairs by problem area

Engine (39%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (18%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (11%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 79 repairs.
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2006 Jeep Wrangler repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (37%)

Chart based on 59 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 Michigan, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2017
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 Mississippi, United States
- Jan 2010
Dec 2008

17015 mi
adjusted passenger door opener 
Jeep Wrangler in Colorado, United States
- Mar 2008
Mar 2008

19600 mi
Replaced blown center Sub-woofer under warranty. Took a couple of weeks to get new speaker as they were back-ordered but successfully replaced. 
Jeep Wrangler in Texas, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

105300 mi

US $250
Worn tie-rod ends. Replaced tie-rod and ends with ZJ V8 solid tie-rod, sleeve and HD tie-rod end. Drag-Link ends worn, sloppy steering leading to minor "death wobble" episodes. Replaced Drag-Link and Drag-Link end. Track bar end-link old and worn. Replaced track bar. Worn Upper and Lower control arm bushings; risk of allowing "death wobble" episodes. Replaced Upper and Lower control arms. Steering stabilizer shock worn, leaking. Lowers system's resistance to and recovery from "death wobble" episodes (this is not a "fix" for "death wobble"). Replaced steering stabilizer shock after resolving "death wobble 
Jeep Wrangler in New York, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2014
Jun 2013

56000 mi
The internal material of one of the catalytic converters broke up and clogged the exhaust. 
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 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

109300 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 Texas, United States
Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

35000 mi

US $50
Blower resister replaced 
Jeep Wrangler in New Mexico, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2017
Mar 2011

97000 mi

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

107200 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

161400 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

168100 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. 
Mar 2016

176000 mi

US $10
Replaced 4x4 sensor. 4x4 light was OFF *in* 4 wheel drive, and ON *out* of 4 wheel drive. CEL, poor fuel mileage, longer than normal crank to start. Replaced crankshaft and camshaft sensors. Original OEM OPDA replaced with Crown unit with Crown sensor. OEM OPDA no longer available from Mopar. CEL - oxygen related CEL P300, P305 - engine misfire. Replaced ignition coil with Mopar OEM. Replaced spark plugs, twice. Suspect oxygen sensors next. 
Jul 2016

181700 mi

US $1600
Jeep bucking. P Codes 174-too lean,340-cam pos. Replaced following sensors + then Re-replaced aftermarket sensors with MoPar sensors: 2x O2 pre-cat convert, crankshaft,air temp. Crown OPDA *not* replaced at this time, but Crown Camshaft sensor replaced with Mopar OEM camshaft sensor on Crown OPDA. Injectors replaced last fall with aftermarket, P300-misfire,305-misfire cyl5, Compression test shows all cyl good, exhaust valves not rotating properly, Misfire moved with injector #5 to cyl #4, Replace injectors with MoPar+cam time+flash Cruise control non-operational. P582-cruise vac servo, P586 cruise vac circuit. Leak test reserve bottle + cruise servo OK. Replaced servo with OEM Mopar (hard to find!), replaced brake switch with Mopar. 
Dec 2016

187000 mi

US $1300
More tows to dealership (5 since July). Jeep will only run in "limp mode" (bucking). December, dealer said replace PCM. Did not make any difference. Jeep towed back to dealership 12/29/2016. Stay Tuned for more in 2017! 
Mar 2017

188000 mi

US $830
Jeep in limp mode. Jeep engineers from MI flew out, traced electrical --> OK. 2/4 engineers thought OPDA bad, weak and/or loose magnet. W/other info, try new OPDA from diff aftermarket manufacturer. Dealership picked up half in diag labor. 
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 Virginia, United States
- Jan 2007
Jan 2007

5000 mi
2 O2 sensors went bad. Replaced under warranty 
Jeep Wrangler in Georgia, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2011
Mar 2008

42000 mi
Replaced catalytic converter. Covered under federal warrantly. Problem: Poor performance due to clogged cat. 
Oct 2008

48000 mi

US $300
Replaced broken transmission shifter cable. 
Jul 2009

55000 mi

US $2000
Complete motor top end job. Replaced cam, lifters, valves, plugs and ignition rail. Problem: Misfaire caused by faulty valve that scared cam. 
Jeep Wrangler in Colorado, United States
Sep 2010 - Nov 2014
Dec 2010

60000 mi
Oil leak from engine. Quoted almost $1000 to repair. I have decided to keep an eye on it and if it gets worse I'll have to fix it. 
Jan 2012

70000 mi

US $30
HVAC vent selector knob stripped on shaft. Replaced knob. 
Apr 2012

71000 mi

US $230
Front driveshaft rebuilt to replace worn and squeaky U joint. 
Jun 2012

75000 mi

US $150
Experiencing very bad steering wobble at 45mph. Shop recommends replacing shocks. Shocks were relatively new. Had tires balanced and alignment performed. Problem reduced, but not eliminated. This has been a nagging problem for years. 
Mar 2014

83000 mi

US $260
Leaking radiator replaced. Also replaced thermostat and flushed coolant. 
Jun 2014

85000 mi

US $110
Replaced driver side sway bar end link. Ball and socket joint had separated and was knocking as the suspension moved driving down the road. 
Jul 2014

84000 mi

US $145
Fuel filler was spitting up gas upon fill-up. Common Wrangler problem, replaced with non-OEM part and has fixed the problem. 
Sep 2014

89000 mi
CEL for overheated transmission following driving I-70 over mountain passes in Colorado. Cleared codes, installed transmission cooler. 
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 New Brunswick, Canada
- Sep 2007
Sep 2007

5580 mi
Hinge plate in glove box bent due to the force of closing the glove box. Mechanic pulled hinge plate back into place(cheap metal). 
Jeep Wrangler in Virginia, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2014
Jan 2014

US $300
Replace power steering 
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. 
Jeep Wrangler in Georgia, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2017
Jul 2013

12000 mi

US $500
Intermittent misfire and check engine light on. Coil replaced - unable to determine what was causing the check engine light to remain on so it is still on to this day. 
Jeep Wrangler in Oregon, United States
Jan 2014 - Feb 2014
Feb 2014

73000 mi

US $400
Broken spyder gears in rear differential. 
Jeep Wrangler in California, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

63000 mi

US $1000
U joints went out. drive shaft bad. Replace ring and pinion. Replace seals and bearings. 
Jeep Wrangler in New York, United States
Mar 2015 - Apr 2016
Aug 2015

37600 mi

US $700
Sway bar broke Blower fan not working 
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 New York, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2017
Sep 2015

102000 mi

US $250
New alternator and battery 
Jul 2016

116700 mi
Engine light came on after visisting different gas station,code 2069. Run tank pretty dry, then filled up from usual gas station 
May 2017

128000 mi

US $10
Replaced oil pressure sensor 
Sep 2017

127000 mi

US $140
Heavy water pump leak. Replaced that, new thermostat. Then temp wasn't right so replaced another thermostat and radiator cap. 
Jeep Wrangler in Indiana, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

98000 mi

US $350
Seized caliper, replaced calipers, pads, rotors and hub on both front wheels. 
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. 

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2006 Jeep Wrangler 2dr SUV

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

Jeep Wrangler in United Arab Emirates
Jan 2016 - Sep 2017
Apr 2016

79980 mi

Oil leakage from deferential 
Sep 2016

80600 mi

[axle] leaking oil 

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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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