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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 13 of 30)

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problem #359

Jan 302015

Commander

  • 114,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. When she inserted the ignition key into the ignition switch and turned it, the vehicle would not start. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 114,000.

- Cincinnati , OH, USA

problem #358

Apr 052015

Commander

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While attempting to start the vehicle, the engine failed to start. The engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The ignition switch was replaced, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000. The VIN was not available.

- Philadelphia , MS, USA

problem #357

Nov 052014

Commander

  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle randomly changed gears from drive to neutral without warning. The contact constantly had to adjust the gears while traveling to prevent a failure and a crash. The failure was reported to an authorized dealer months ago and they indicated that the part needed was not available and that they would call the contact when the appointment was available. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V175000 (electrical system, power train) and stated that the part 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 manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 135,000.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #356

Apr 162015

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 110,162 miles

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

The instrument cluster reset 3 times and the head lights went out at the same time. It was night time when this occured. The road was smooth with no apparent bumps.

- Duluth, MN, USA

problem #355

Apr 172015

Commander

  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While starting the vehicle, the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The mechanic diagnosed that the ignition switch and the air bags needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. 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 119,000.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #354

Apr 162015

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #353

Apr 072014

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 stated that the instrument cluster flickered and failed to work while operating the vehicle. Also, the contact mentioned that the key was difficult to turn over to start the vehicle and that the engine stalled more than once. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part needed was not available for recall repairs. The authorized dealer was notified of the failure and indicated that the part needed was not available to repair the vehicle and did not give 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 failure mileage was not available.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #352

Jan 152014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure...updated 05-26-15 updated 6/30/2015

- Willingboro , NJ, USA

problem #351

Dec 182014

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • 158,757 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving at various speeds, the engine stalled. While parked, the vehicle automatically went into reverse. Also, the contact stated the air bag warning indicator was illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 158,757. MA 10/6 the consumer stated the while driving the vehicle would stall. When the vehicle was in park it would roll backwards. Also, the air bag light would turn of and on, the dash lights would flash, and antilock on the dash turns on and off. When coming to a stop the vehicle would make a grinding noise. The vehicle was taking to the dealer who advised the vehicle could not be repaired. Updated 3/28/2016

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #350

Apr 042007

Commander

  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle would suddenly shut off. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The contact indicated that the notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) was received in September of 2014. After contacting the dealer and manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the failure was not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 1,000.

- Ruther Glen, VA, USA

problem #349

Apr 042015

Commander

  • 140,930 miles

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

I was driving on the express way do 70 mph and we hit a bump and the Jeep lost all power. It shut right off. Thank fully we were in the outside lane and could get pulled over. The check engine light came on. Once we got pulled over we shut the key off and started it back up and it was fine. But the check engine light stayed on.there has been a recall on the ignition switch since June of 2014 and the dealership keeps telling me they don't have the parts. This is my only vehicle and I have a child and do not want to drive it now.

- Flushing, MI, USA

problem #348

Oct 152014

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving at 30 mph, the vehicle stalled and restarted independently and all the instrument panel warning indicators illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 91,000. Updated 5/20/15

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #347

Sep 152014

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 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Bethleham, PA, USA

problem #346

Nov 152012

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • 148,000 miles
My car was turning off when driving. I had the ignition switch replaced and paid for it. I received a recall notice in September 2014 that the ignition switch was recalled. I sent in my receipt and paperwork from the Chrysler dealership that fixed my Jeep on 9/22/2014. It says you will be reimbursed within 60 days. They received my receipt and told me the part was on back order. I said it doesn't matter because my Jeep was fixed on 11/15/2012. It has been over 6 months and I still have not received my $108.30 refund. This part is still not available and it has been over 6 months, since my car was repaired and I proved it with my receipt I want my money refunded.

- Aurora, OH, USA

problem #345

Sep 242014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received a recall 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Colonial Beach, VA, USA

problem #344

Mar 272014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving at 40 mph, the contact's knee made contact with the key and the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. 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.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #343

Sep 022013

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While attempting to start the vehicle, the engine failed to start without warning. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received a 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 made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 93,000. Updated 6/8/15 the consumer stated the dealer advised there was no repair to be made. Updated 11/6/15

- Sheffield Ville , OH, USA

problem #342

Jul 282014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received a 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 VIN was not available. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

problem #341

Sep 152014

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 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Harrington Park, NJ, USA

problem #340

Mar 242015

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 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Washington, DC, USA

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