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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
19 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,962 miles

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2006 Jeep Commander electrical problems

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments (Page 12 of 30)

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problem #379

May 192015

Commander

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Dunwoody, GA, USA

problem #378

May 012013

Commander

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While the gear shifter was shifted into park, the vehicle continued to move forward. The contact had to engage the emergency brake and depress the brake pedal in order to stop the vehicle from rolling away. In addition, the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was taken to a dealer multiple times who diagnosed that the battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 7/16/15

- Port Orange, FL, USA

problem #377

May 102015

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 78,500 miles
There is actually a recall on the ignition switch for my vehicle, P41/NHTSA 14V-438. I have tried several times calling Chrysler's group recall assistance center at 800-853-1403 and get automated response that part is not available. Several times over the last few years, mainly while using the cruise control, my knee has hit the switch and the vehicle shuts off. Most times I have been able to start back up right away. However, recently I lost all power and another vehicle was rapidly approaching me from behind and it wouldn't restart, I had to quickly pull off to the side, just narrowly avoiding getting rear ended on the interstate. Now, I have a 15 year old that is starting to drive and it scares me to have my child drive this vehicle. Is there anything you can do to expedite Chrysler fixing this problem or possibly buy back this vehicle as it is becoming increasingly unsafe to drive. Please let me know and thank you for your time.

- Fountain Inn, SC, USA

problem #376

Apr 302015

Commander

  • 149,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. When the vehicle was started, the gear shift failed to switch into gears without warning. In addition, the contact stated that the ignition key failed to disengage from the ignition. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the gear shift needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000(electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 149,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #375

Nov 012014

Commander

  • 195,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 195,000.

- Gardnerville, NV, USA

problem #374

Aug 012014

Commander

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the lights on the instrument panel and exterior lights would sporadically flicker. The failure progressed and the vehicle would stall without warning. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed to remedy the failure were not available according to the manufacturer. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 95,000.

- Antioch, TN, USA

problem #373

Sep 152014

Commander

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Hudsonville, MI, USA

problem #372

Aug 252014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Fishkill, NY, USA

problem #371

May 012015

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
2006 Jeep Commander. Consumer writes in regards to a faulty ignition switch. The consumer stated the vehicle stalled while driving. The consumer received recall # 14V438000 last summer. However, the parts were not available. The consumer stated when the vehicle shut off, he was able to shift to neutral, shut the key off quickly, turn the key back on and re-start the engine while still coasting on the highway. Updated 08/03/15.

- Livingston, MT, USA

problem #370

Sep 032014

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact stated that the engine stalled without warning on numerous occasions. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 6/25/15

- Man, WV, USA

problem #369

May 022015

Commander

  • 108,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

As I was driving I had adjusted myself in my seat and my knee accidentally hit the key which turned my vehicle off while driving 65mph with my 13 month old child in the backseat. My power steering went out and all gauges on the dashboard went out, it was hard to stop and pull the vehicle over and then turn the vehicle back on.

- Harvard, IL, USA

problem #368

May 012012

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving at 30 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 7/1/15

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #367

Aug 042014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #366

Sep 102014

Commander

  • 154,200 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 154,200.

- Mooreland, OK, USA

problem #365

Feb 152014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lenexa , KS, USA

problem #364

Aug 012014

Commander 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) was received in August of 2013. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 7/16/15 the consumer stated the vehicle would not start at times. Also, while driving, the vehicle would stall. Updated 08/06/15

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #363

Oct 102014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to perform the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #362

Oct 202014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #361

Apr 262015

Commander

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle suddenly shut off. The contact pulled to the side of the road, restarted the engine, and the vehicle operated as normal. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Gainesville., FL, USA

problem #360

Oct 052014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was not available. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Algonac, MI, USA

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