06 Jeep Wrangler X - Problem with Shimmy in Steering Wheel....

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by larryariz, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. larryariz

    larryariz Guest

    I have a new "06 Jeep Wrangler X" (Great Jeep!) with a total of 6192

    When I drive about 60 mph on the freeway, the steering wheel wants to
    "shimmy", i.e. turn to the left, then to the right and vice versa. I
    have to hang tightly on the steering wheel or slow down to about 50
    mph. I could really end up in the next lane to the right or left.
    It's really noticeable with the cross winds and windy days. Slower
    speeds on the regular city streets, it's OK.

    I had it to the dealership last month and they test drove it and they
    found nothing wrong. I also use this same jeep, to tow behind my RV.

    Do I need more air pressure in the two front tires of this jeep, or
    what else could be going on here????

    There is a NHTSA ODI - Technical Service Bulletin out there and I'm
    going to follow up on it.
    Make : JEEP
    Model : WRANGLER
    Year : 2006
    Service Bulletin Num : 1900306
    Date of Bulletin: AUG 30, 2006
    NHTSA Item Number: 10020334
    Component: STEERING

    Has anyone experience this same problem, if so...how did you solve

    : -)
    larryariz, Sep 12, 2007
  2. larryariz

    Bill Putney Guest

    Forgive me, but I find your post not credible. If the problem is as
    obvious and repeatable as you make it sound, how could the dealer
    possibly say they can't duplicate the problem. If you're not making
    this up, then get a Chrysler rep. to meet you at the dealer, or go to
    another dealer.

    Bill Putney
    (To reply by e-mail, replace the last letter of the alphabet in my
    address with the letter 'x')
    Bill Putney, Sep 13, 2007
  3. larryariz

    philthy Guest

    two biggest bs lines used by dealer personal when a warranty issue is
    brought in
    can't verfy issue!
    no problem found!
    and you will go bac at a later time and get the same line of s@(^%^
    2 comebacks now finally after you wasted your time 3 times they finally
    look at it better and do indeed find a problem
    i wonder how long dealer personal will take to learn that the customer does
    not want to be there anymore than the employee does but the employee must
    be there to get paid
    you paid big bucs on that product and it will take 5 years to pay for it
    raise your voice in a firm and strong manor so others in the service bay
    can hear your disdain and watch what happens when other customesr see
    one getting treated poorly
    philthy, Sep 16, 2007
  4. larryariz

    larryariz Guest

    I took my Jeep to the dealer today, and they replaced the steering
    dampner/linkage at no charge. It took two trips, but it looks like
    this was the problem. They did not find this problem, the first time
    around. Finally, the steering is much much better. I'll run this
    jeep on the freeway later today, to give it a good test run.

    All I can say...my THANKS!!!!, to the "rec.autos.makers.jeep+willys"
    newsgroup and their suggestions.

    The "Technical Service Bulletin" made the difference. It's amazing
    what a little piece of paper can do.

    So, if you have a 06 Jeep Wrangler X, ##get this "Technical Service
    Bulletin" service done on your vehicle. ##

    : -)

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    larryariz, Sep 19, 2007
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