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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

electrical problem

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments (Page 16 of 30)

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problem #299

Apr 152014

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 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 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 04/13/15 updated 06/29/2015

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #298

Feb 032015

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.

- Bayonne, NJ, USA

problem #297

Dec 012014

Commander

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the dashboard lights and gauges suddenly began to turn off and on. The contact mentioned that the vehicle would momentarily turn off and on before resuming normal operation. The driver indicated that during the incident the engine never shut completely off. The vehicle was not diagnosed and repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The recall notice for NHTSA campaign number 14V438000 (electrical system) was received on December 2014. After contacting the dealer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 64,000.

- Fort Smith, AR, USA

problem #296

Jul 282014

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 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. Updated 3/31/15 the consumer stated the vehicle would lose engine power causing the key components to become inoperable. Updated 10/20/2015

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #295

Sep 172014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V175000 (electrical system, power train); 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.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #294

Jan 292015

Commander

  • 123,000 miles
The car went into a neutral position while driving. It has done it about 5 or 6 time in the past couple of months while going down the road. It will switch to neutral and the squares will go around each gear. I had the recall to update programming in the box under the shifter. But apparently Jeep has no record and the dealership (which switched hands since it was done) has no record of this being done. The recall was done in 2011. They do have a case number for my incident.

- Wellsboro, PA, USA

problem #293

Jan 302015

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 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.

- Calabash, NC, USA

problem #292

Jul 282014

Commander

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

- Muncie , IN, USA

problem #291

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 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 failure. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- North Canton, OH, USA

problem #290

Jan 272015

Commander

  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received a notification of 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 experience a failure.

- Monee, IL, USA

problem #289

Oct 272014

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 id number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was informed of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- West Deptford, NJ, USA

problem #288

Sep 142014

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 of failure. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

problem #287

Dec 092014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer stated that the part was not available for the recall repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Houston , TX, USA

problem #286

Jan 102014

Commander

  • 110,000 miles
I have had my 2006 Jeep Commander for a year and in that time period I have had a consistent problem. When I am driving the vehicle I will randomly lose power to the instrument panel, windows, windshield wipers and almost everything electrical. The engine will continue to run but if it happens at night I lose interior lights dash lights I can't see how fast I am going due to the panel not working. I have had it to the mechanic and he insists it has something to do with the ignition switch. I know a recall has been issued for a separate ignition problem but after reading online and seeing many other reports just like mine I, believe there is another issue to be handled. This problem is also making it impossible to get the vehicle inspected because when it acts up it cause the check engine light to come on and has to be reset. Then before all sensors have reset it occurs again. I have spent a small fortune is gas trying to get lucky to be able to pass inspection.

- Connelly Springs, NC, USA

problem #285

Jan 022013

Commander

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the park assist warning light illuminated and the vehicle suddenly failed to accelerate. In addition, the gauges failed. The contact also stated that the vehicle stalled on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) was received in July 2014. The dealer and the manufacturer were contacted on multiple occasions and was informed that the part was not available. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Collinsville , IL, USA

problem #284

Sep 012014

Commander

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled without warning. Also, the contact mentioned that the vehicle failed to turn off after the key was removed from the ignition switch. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Winchester, VA, USA

problem #283

Sep 022014

Commander

  • 70,000 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 failure mileage was 70,000.

- Chulavista , CA, USA

problem #282

Jan 082015

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.

- Nevada City, CA, USA

problem #281

Jan 092014

Commander

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated that the part needed was not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The contact stated that the warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel daily. The vehicle failed to accelerate faster then the current speed during the failure. The contact operated the vehicle with one key in the ignition switch. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000. Updated 02/24/15

- Asbury Park , NJ, USA

problem #280

Jan 072015

Commander

  • miles
TL-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. Djr

- Norwalk, IA, USA

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