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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 17 of 30)

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problem #279

Oct 062014

Commander

  • miles

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

TL-the contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received a 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. Djr

- Des Moiines, IA, USA

problem #278

Jan 072015

Commander

  • 40,000 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 experienced a failure related to the recall but the specifics were not available. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Sun Prairie, WI, USA

problem #277

Dec 012013

Commander

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the vehicle veered to the right and the check engine warning light illuminated. In addition, the contact stated that the gear shifter was difficult to shift into park. The contact stated that one month later, the check tire pressure light 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 parts needed to do the repair were 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 failure mileage was 40,000. Updated 02/24/15

- Culver City , CA, USA

problem #276

Jan 062015

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 for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform the contact of when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- San Diego , CA, USA

problem #275

Jan 032015

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. 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.

- Sugarland, TX, USA

problem #274

Dec 262014

Commander 8-cyl

  • 126,000 miles
My vehicle constantly stalls while slowing down to almost a stop or a stops. It happens almost every time now. When slowing down for a light while traffic is slowly moving my Jeep stalls and I've almost been hit 5 times now. Not good.

- Hogansburg, NY, USA

problem #273

Jan 012014

Commander

  • 68,000 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 while driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle stalled and the instrument panel lights flashed on and off. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). However, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000.

- Ridgeland , MS, USA

problem #272

Sep 032014

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 delay. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Klamath Falls, OR, USA

problem #271

Dec 022014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the delay. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Post Falls, ID, USA

problem #270

Jul 082014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled on multiple occasions. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The contact stated that the part was not available for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The part had not been available for several months. The vehicle was repaired but not under the recall remedy. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Centerville, IL, USA

problem #269

Dec 252014

Commander

  • 10,000 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 while driving at approximately 3 mph, the vehicle stalled as the esp and the check engine warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was restarted however, the failure recurred on several occasions. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14V428000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 10,000.

- Sini Valley , CA, USA

problem #268

Feb 012014

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • 96,500 miles
I have 2006 Jeep Commander in which I am experiencing issues with the ignition switch on my vehicle. The defective ignition switch causes every light on my dashboard to illuminate and it causes my vehicle to stall, as well as flickering lights with no power to fuel gauges, mph, and RPM needles. After all the lights illuminate and go away the check engine light stays on, and the defective ignition switch drains my battery causing my vehicle to not start without a jump start by the next day. With a slight tap on the key it will move some or a bump in the road will make the ignition switch start acting up and make some of the previously described symptoms act up. Occasionally there are clicks that come from the ignition switch after the vehicle has started, which signifies that the defective ignition switch is going to fail soon. I received the notification from the Chrysler corporation about the recall and that my vehicle is included in it, but haven't received the second notice to this date about when the part would be available. I called in November to check and see what can be done but I was told the same thing that no parts are available. So this leaves me at the end of the road with this vehicle. I check online almost all the time for updates and still the same thing. I have been following this recall since it popped up in the news before I received notification from Chrysler, because I have had this problem with my vehicle. I am scared for my life that the key will move into the wrong places disabling my car or when the ignition switch acts up it will make me loose control of my vehicle and it could be dangerous for me or any of my passengers even fatal. Safety should be Chrysler number one priority. At this point I hope to get rid of this car and move away from Chrysler's products for good especially since Fiat is running the show!

- Alexandria , VA, USA

problem #267

Dec 012014

Commander

  • miles
2006 Jeep Commander. Consumer states car is need of an ignition switch due to a recall that was sent to him. The consumer was informed the part was not available.

- Oak Bluffs, MA, USA

problem #266

Dec 222014

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 repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Phoenix , NY, USA

problem #265

Dec 212014

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Can you tell me when Chrysler will have parts for my vehicle that is on recall for ignition switch. I am still having problems with the vehicle cutting off while driving. I have the recall notification for some time now and waiting for them to notify me when I can have it repaired. I worry about the vehicle continuing to cut off at any time while driving and may cause an accident with the steering locking up. I enter the date above as today which is not the recall date only to complete this form. Thank you [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #264

Dec 102014

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
While driving the vehicle on a slippery road during a snowfall, my wife observed all of the indicator lights on the dashboard light up simultaneously. Shortly thereafter, the engine shut off, causing a loss of power steering and consequently a loss of control of the vehicle on the slippery roadway. As a result, the vehicle slid into a highway maintenance marker along the shoulder of the road, causing minor damage to the license plate holder and bumper of the vehicle. Our concern is that this incident is apparently due to a defective ignition switch, which is the subject of a current recall (14V-438) issued by the manufacturer on 9/3/14. However, the manufacturer has not provided a remedy for this defect, citing the unavailability of repair parts, and as of this morning the manufacturer has no idea as to when these repair parts will be available. In the meantime, the phenomenon of the dashboard indicators suddenly and spontaneously illuminating while driving continues to recur rather frequently, and we are afraid that a recurrence of the engine shutoff and loss of power steering and brake assist will also recur, perhaps at a time and location where a much more serious crash will result.

- Endicott, NY, USA

problem #263

Nov 032014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled on several occasions. The vehicle was able to restart after multiple attempts. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available. The dealer was unable to provide an expected part availability date. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Bellvue, ID, USA

problem #262

Nov 012014

Commander

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and 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 did experience a failure related to the recall but the failure specifics were not available. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Velencia, CA, USA

problem #261

Dec 132014

Commander

  • 95,000 miles
Car lights illuminated and Jeep lost power. Had to rent a car to take my kids to see santa. The ignition switch needs replaced under recall P41 but no parts are available from manufacturer. Car is dangerous and shouldn't be driven. Chrysler has been contacted and says they are sorry but parts are not available. Recall is over 3 months and no one is doing anything about the safety issue so many owners are facing. It is dangerous. NHTSA has numerous complaints on same issue but no one is making Chrysler fix the problem. No one is governing the recall. According to nolo: Contact the NHTSA. If you are still unable to get relief, contact the NHTSA. Although you can skip the first two steps and contact NHTSA immediately, it is usually better to contact the service manager and manufacturer first -- since most problems are solved at those levels. You can contact the NHTSA by telephone at 888-327-4236 or by mail at 1200 New Jersey avenue, SE, West building, Washington, D.C. 20590. Or fill out a form at the NHTSA's interactive website at www-ODI.NHTSA.dot.gov. yet, nothing is being done. There is no remedy and no one is making Chrysler give another solution. Exactly how long does the manufacturer have to comply? I think over 3 months is plenty of time.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #260

Dec 162014

Commander

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

- Ceder Park, TX, USA

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