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2006 Jeep Commander
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: Whenever a new product is introduced, there's bound to be some problems. And man oh man, does the 2006 Commander have some problems.
It's the plight of the 1st-generation adopter: you get the newest and shiniest in exchange for a handful of issues that get ironed out in future versions. But what happens when that handful of issues becomes a bucketload? The 2006 Commander has quality control issues like the door handles breaking off and the sunroof leaking. But what's truly worrisome is the electrical problems like the vehicle shutting down unexpectedly, gauges going crazy or the cruise control having a mind of its own.
Bottom line: if you want a Jeep Commander, you're better off looking at a later model year.
Worst 2006 Commander Problems by Category
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- interior accessories problems50NHTSA complaints: 31
- engine problems36NHTSA complaints: 452
- windows / windshield problems15NHTSA complaints: 38
- body / paint problems7NHTSA complaints: 181
- electrical problems7NHTSA complaints: 605
- seat belts / air bags problems7NHTSA complaints: 85
- AC / heater problems6NHTSA complaints: 4
- transmission problems4NHTSA complaints: 74
- brakes problems2NHTSA complaints: 87
- cooling system problems2NHTSA complaints: 1
- drivetrain problems2NHTSA complaints: 171
- exhaust system problems2NHTSA complaints: 3
- lights problems2NHTSA complaints: 55
- exterior accessories problems1NHTSA complaints: 48
- steering problems1NHTSA complaints: 59
- suspension problems1NHTSA complaints: 7
- wheels / hubs problems1NHTSA complaints: 16
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 48
- fuel system problemsNHTSA: 14
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