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:
53,727 miles

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2006 Jeep Commander electrical problems

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments (Page 15 of 31)

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problem #323

Jan 132015

Commander

  • 149,000 miles

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

The first time was turning in store all dash lights and engine light on only had Jeep week, then find out recall take to Dodge, Chrysler they do not know how fix yet.next esp, bas and engine lights place I bought said bring Monday they will check it then on way home it cuts off while moving manage stop.we hope all this covered by Chrysler.

- Jacksons Gap, AL, USA

problem #322

Oct 012014

Commander

  • 110,000 miles
TL- the contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact indicated that while driving at various speeds the vehicle would sudden shut off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who indicated that the ignition switch was defective but the vehicle could not be repaired because parts needed for the recall were not available. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number 14V438(electrical) was received in October 2014. 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 failure mileage was 110,000. Jft

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #321

Dec 312014

Commander

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

- Montebello, CA, USA

problem #320

Mar 062015

Commander 8-cyl

  • 91,000 miles

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

My Jeep acts as if I turned the ignition off while going down the road. Today it did it again going down the highway at 65-70 mph. I have no additional keys on the key chain. My seat is slid back and there was no contact with my knee and the ignition switch. I have a 2006 Jeep Commander and have complained about this since 2007. There is a current recall (P41 / NHTSA 14V-438), that I was finally notified about by my dealer a year ago but there are still no parts available to fix the problem. How long should a known safety issue be allowed to go on without a fix. Should we wait for someone to get into an accident and die?

- Wilson, NC, USA

problem #319

Mar 022015

Commander

  • miles
2006 Jeep Commander. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall notice issues. The dealer informed the consumer the parts were not available.

- New Rochelle, NY, USA

problem #318

Mar 022015

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.

- Homen, WI, USA

problem #317

Sep 182014

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 notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the vehicle was unable to be serviced under the recall because the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- University Park, IL, USA

problem #316

Oct 132014

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.

- Queency, FL, USA

problem #315

Feb 032015

Commander

  • 156,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and all lights on the instrument cluster illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. However, the failure recurred and the contact stated that while making a left turn, the vehicle stalled. As a result, another vehicle crashed into the rear passenger side of the contact's vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. No injuries were sustained. A police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The contact was unsure about what 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) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The failure mileage was 156,000.

- Maumee, OH, USA

problem #314

Jun 242014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign id 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.

- Devon, PA, USA

problem #313

Jul 092014

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 ignition switch was extremely loose; however, the key would remain secure in the cylinder. The failure became progressively worse over a period of time. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Beverly, WV, USA

problem #312

Aug 152012

Commander

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the cause of the failure was unable to be determined. 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 made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #311

Dec 012014

Commander

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and restarted independently. The contact mentioned that all the warning lights illuminated. 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 not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Newburg, PA, USA

problem #310

Nov 032014

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • 103,000 miles
To whom this may concern, I called back in late 2014 about a problem I was having, I was told that when the part was made I would receive a call to bring my car in to be fixed. Well it keeps on happening again in January and now more then three time in February. I am now going to be in contact with a lawyer and together we will be documenting everything. I am a family of five and my car is not safe. Your company is giving me the run around and it is your responsibility. These things that are happening with my car is filed from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with recall report electrical system, electrical system: Ignition: Switch and rear seat belts. My car keeps on shutting off. I have had myself and my children in the car when this has happened. I saved us too many times. There has been times when my car shut down and I lost breaks and steering. There was multi times when I am driving and all of my lights start going crazy. Now I have a problem that I tried starting my car and the lights go on but my ignition will not turn on the car. Another phone call was made to the corporate office and the dealership to complain again. We where told that they are still waiting for the parts to come in they are on back order. Every day I have to drive this car with and without my children we are at risk. Your responsible, I have had two other Jeep and loved them never had a problem like this before. So I don't know what else to do I need to work and Transport my children to and from different school/sports activities. If something happens to me or my family it will lie on you and your company. Enough is enough I am scared for my life and my children please help me!!!!!

- Stony Point , NY, USA

problem #309

Jun 012011

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While attempting to turn off the vehicle, the key would not eject from the ignition and remained in the off position. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part 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 made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Martinez, GA, USA

problem #308

Nov 042014

Commander

  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While operating the vehicle at various speeds, the headlights and instrument panel lights suddenly flashed off and on. The contact indicated that the failure was intermittent and had become more frequent. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. Also, the contact indicated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) was received in November of 2014. After contacting the dealer 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 provided. The failure mileage was 180,000.

- Punta Gorta, FL, USA

problem #307

Jun 012013

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). While driving at an unknown speed, all of the instrument panel lighting failed to illuminate intermittently. The failure recurred several times. In addition, the air bag and traction control lights would intermittently illuminate and all the electrical components failed to operate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #306

Jan 262015

Commander

  • 68,481 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. While driving approximately 5 mph, the vehicle completely shut off and all the interior warning indicators illuminated. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 68,481. The VIN was unavailable.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #305

Feb 132015

Commander 8-cyl

  • 0 miles
I have two of these 2006 Commanders which are driven by my two daughters. I received the recall notice for the ignition switch months ago but it said that parts are not available, which is apparently still the case. How long are my girls supposed to drive these vehicles in this condition" will these parts ever be available? I sold a previous Jeep to buy this one because the old one, as I found out after I purchased it, was susceptible to gas tank explosion. And now this. Will Chrysler ever be forced to remedy this situation? or will they be allowed to wait until several more people die from their lack of attentiveness to this problem"

- Courtland, VA, USA

problem #304

Aug 042014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number:14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 04/10/15

- Casco, WI, USA

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