Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments

problem #6

May 202016


  • 131,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving during rain weather conditions, water leaked into the vehicle from the sunroof through the panels and onto the dashboard causing an electrical short and the head lights to flicker. In addition, the vehicle would randomly shut off while driving and occasionally hesitate to accelerate when shifting to higher gears. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the spark plugs were replaced but the failures continued to occur. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 131,000.

- Orange, TX, USA

problem #5

Sep 132015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that all four door handles were fractured. The contact also stated that the vehicle stalled and only shifted into third gear. Additionally, water leaked from the sun roof causing the passenger side floor to become wet. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was not available.

- Gastonia , NC, USA

problem #4

Oct 012013


  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that during inclement weather, water leaked through the driver and passenger's side of the sun roof structure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the tubes on sunroof were clogged and needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 132011

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • 96,000 miles


After having problems with dashboard lights going all on and off while driving two years ago, now my transmission has failed and the computer has gone out of the car. I have had ongoing issues with the air conditioning, and have replaced the module in the air conditioning to just have the issue re-appear a year later. The cruise control has gone out. And with heavy rains, I have leaking with my sunroof.

- Council Bluffs, IA, USA

problem #2

Jun 302010


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the sun roof would leak whenever it would rain. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the drain tube was unclogged but the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer at least three times but the technicians were unable to locate a repair for the failure. The manufacturer was contacted and made aware of the failure but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

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problem #1

Jun 102009

Commander 8-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact experienced a no start condition when attempting to start the vehicle. In addition, the vehicle stalls without warning. She is in the process of having the vehicle inspected to determine the cause of the failures. The failure and current mileages were 44,000. Updated 7/23/09 the consumer stated on several occasions when she applied the brake, the vehicle acted as though it didn't want to stop. Also there were times when the engine would not start and the lights would flicker on and off and all of the gauges would act erratic. The sunroof drain tube was blocked, which was causing water to enter the vehicle. Updated 07/30/09.

- Sharon, MA, USA

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