2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
- Temperature Blend/Recirculation Doors May Fail and Cause AC Problems
- Brake Pulsations Due to Warped Front Brake Rotors
- AC Blower May Only Work on High or Melt Connector at Blower
- Replace Transmission Cooler Return Filter if it Has "AB" Suffix At End
- Water Leak and Sloshing Due to Clogged Evaporator Drain
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Problems
Temperature blend and recirculation doors commonly fail, which can cause the AC modes not to change or the temperature to be different on the left and right sides. If replacing blend air doors, a recirculation door, a door link, or a sub-assembly housing, new heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) sub-assemblies are available that improve reliability.
Due to warped front brake rotors or variations in the thickness of the rotors, brake pulsations may develop. The best method to reduce pulsations is to use an "On the Car" brake lathe (as long as the rotors are suitable for turning). "On the Car" equipment can correct variations (or "runout") in the rotor surfaces because it also corrects variations in other components (e.g. the hub).
Failure in the blower motor power module (automatic temperature controls) or resistor block (manual AC) may cause the heater blower motor to work only on the high setting. The connector to the power module/resistor block is known to overheat (and sometimes melt). The connector or terminals should be replaced; a replacement connector is available.
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Questions
I am over 100,000 and the manuel says i need to do 4WD maintance.
Somehow either the hose leading to the rear glass has broken or become disconnected, not sure which because I cant find any way to get to it. I know the leak is in the fender area somewhere but the only way I can find to get to it is by taking off the plastic in the wheel well, an di really don...
I have been trying to find where the plugin for the wireing harness for a brake controller on my jeep is. It has the factory installed plugs on back but i cant find the little blue plug that the controller plugs into. I aked the people at the local dealership where it is but they were no help, as...
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Recalls
The 4-wheel drive transfer case can direct engine power to the rear wheels only, all four wheels, or in its neutral position, non at all. These vehicles are being recalled because the transfer case can shift into its neutral position without warning. If this were to occur, engine power would not reach any of the drive wheels and the vehicle could not move under its own power. Dealers will reprogram the final drive controller which governs the transfer case to correct this concern.
Chrysler has recalled 2006-2007 Jeep Commanders and 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokees because the software programmed into the ABS electronic control module may allow a momentary delay in braking when coasting up a hill during certain conditions. This may cause a crash. Dealers will reprogram the ABS electronic control module with new software.
Chrysler is recalling 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokees because the inflator connector for the driver's air bag may have been incorrectly assembled. This may cause the air bag not to inflate properly, which can increase the risk of injury in a crash. Dealers will repair the driver's front air bag inflator free of charge.
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews
I really like the styling of this car/jeep, it's too bad everyone I know who has one is always at the repair shop. If this was a reliable car, and I didn't have to keep up the repairs and maintenance on it like a Jaguar, I'd get one in a heartbeat. It's an SUV without the bulk and size -- and the V8 has a lot of kick. The interior on the Grand Cherokee is quite nice also.
Love the ride, looks great, and good suspension. Exhaust manifold bolt broke, replaced manifold bolt & gasket- $365. Brakes pads and rotors turned @ 35k miles. Transmission-delayed engagement after extended shutdown. Had trans flushed & cooler flt replaced. Still does the same. 3.8L V-8 has good power. A/C works well. Overall, love it, but transmission scares me
I've had my Cherokee for four years now and I've put on 123,000 miles. Just recently the front brake calipers siezed and had to be replaced. The air conditioning is acting up....apperently the door that controls the amount of outside air coming into the sytem has failed open. I have the same slow start issue others have noted. I've heard that this is caused by a sensor which will not allow ...