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

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Jeep Commander electrical problems

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments (Page 2 of 31)

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problem #583

Jun 302016

Commander

  • 135,000 miles

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

Intermittently will not start. Turn key on, get a half crank, then nothing. After 5-10 minutes of trying, it will finally start. Had an ignition recall, which the service was performed by Jeep dealer. They also replaced the starter. Still having the issue after having it looked at 4 times. They cannot replicate the issue when it is in the shop, so they cannot find any problem with it. Purchased the vehicle used in 09/15 and have been having the issue ever since.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #582

Feb 012015

Commander

  • miles
See doc I had to replace engiine and now the company that did might responsible for it as well need a attorney or a BBB for help

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #581

Jun 132016

Commander

  • 61,000 miles
Regardless of distance traveled, outside temperature, the 'transmission over temp' message appears on the dash. Had coolant flushed 2X but message still appears intermittently. Had mechanic look at more than a few times, however could not replicate message and thus no resolution/fix to problem. Jeep recently had ignition switch recall completed (thought that would never happen) but 'transmission over temp' would occur prior to that recall being completed. Thought the two were connected somehow. Main concern is the engine does not overhear, temp reads below middle mark but when transmission message appears, after a few minutes, transmission feels 'off' or jumpy. Something is definitely happening. Not safe to drive, not confident taking it on long trips because of possible damage that may occur, not to mention being stranded. This is my girlfriends truck and I'm not comfortable having her drive too far, especially in the evening. His is inconvenient because we take care of our vehicles, this truck has low miles, 62,000. Would really like to resolve this because we love the trick but cannot trust taking it on trips, towing our boat which was the original purpose of having truck. What a stressful vehicle to have. Very dissatisfied with this truck. Again, the transmission over temp would occur intermittently, on the highway at times, in traffic, small trips, after sitting parked after a short trip, message reappears once truck is started again. No rhyme of reason to this.

- Lincoln Park, MI, USA

problem #580

May 312016

Commander

  • 140,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was not filed. The contact sustained injuries to the head and knee, which did not require medical attention. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician stated that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #579

May 202016

Commander

  • 131,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving during rain weather conditions, water leaked into the vehicle from the sunroof through the panels and onto the dashboard causing an electrical short and the head lights to flicker. In addition, the vehicle would randomly shut off while driving and occasionally hesitate to accelerate when shifting to higher gears. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the spark plugs were replaced but the failures continued to occur. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 131,000.

- Orange, TX, USA

problem #578

May 172016

Commander

  • 138,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated while driving at 5 mph, while making a right turn, the vehicle stalled. The contact crashed into to a brick wall. The crash was associated with NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. Medical attention was not required. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not provided. The failure mileage was 138,000.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #577

Dec 182015

Commander

  • 100,046 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 65 mph, the vehicle stalled. The failure recurred numerous times. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. 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 approximate failure mileage was 100,046. Part distribution disconnect.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #576

Jun 022014

Commander

  • miles
Re: ignition switch recall (P41): I am now going on 2 years with a faulty iginition switch that has been recalled. When I last contacted the local dealership (larry H miller Jeep, riverdale, Utah) I was informed they do have the parts for the recall, but they "do not have the specific part" for my Jeep. How long is it reasonable to wait for a recall to be dealt with" I just want my Jeep fixed and I grow tired of larry miller auto group sending me mailings saying they will buy back my Jeep and put me in a new car. How long must one wait for a recall to be fixed"

- Ogden, UT, USA

problem #575

Sep 082014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Ludlow, MA, USA

problem #574

May 052016

Commander

  • 174,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle lost power and stalled. The contact stated that the brakes became inoperable, which caused the vehicle to crash into the rear of another vehicle. The contact sustained injuries to the lower back that did not require medical attention. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact stated that the failure was intermittent. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 174,000. Updated 07/13/16

- Willard, MO, USA

problem #573

May 162016

Commander

  • 100,000 miles

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

Takata recall my Jeep Commander has been nothing but trouble since I purchased it I have had all the recalls done by my local Jeep dealership and still have to constantly replace wheel speed (ABS) sensors and reprogram the computer. At low speeds off aproxamitly 15-20 mph I loose power like the vehicle is trying to starve itself from fuel affecting accelerate so if you pull out into a intersection it practically dies and the. When you go to brake the pedal gets hard and the vehicle keeps rolling I have to replace all 4 wheel sensor (ABS) and get computer reprogrammed for it to stop costing hundreds of dollars to do over the time that I have owned the vehicle I have learned to perform such task on my own. But I am sick and tired of every summer having to buy 4 50 dollar sensors and getting charged 125 dollars to redo the computer and not to mention when the Jeep decides to act up it put my child and mother to my child in serious danger never knowing when it will misfunction again and like many others I am upside down on the payments of the vehicle due to all the money invested.

- Cordele, GA, USA

problem #572

May 082016

Commander

  • 160,000 miles
When driving on the highway the vehicles engine just stops. Power steering is gone if you have to maneuver out of the way it's very difficult when decelerating it seems to down shift very hard like going form 4th to 1st the dash lights flash randomly when ever they feel like it. I've been thru 3 fan speed controls fir the heater this has been happening for the last 2 years

- Hope, MI, USA

problem #571

Jul 072015

Commander

  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated while at approximately 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to merge to the shoulder of the road. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. The contact was concerned for their safety and parked the vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was 57,000.

- Summit, NJ, USA

problem #570

May 072016

Commander

  • 110,000 miles
I purchased the vehicle in 2010 and within a month some electrical issues were intermittently occurring. The dealer said the ignition had to be replaced and did so. These problems seemed to continue thought not often. The symptoms are as follows-first the lights start flickering and then go out. All of the dash components go out including the speedometer, fuel gage, radio etc. The ac fan also turned off. This condition did not stop the vehicle from running it just turned off the electrical components there was however a problem with stalling, a separate issue from the electrical issue., a few times while in the vehicle was stopped it would stall when stopping or starting off again. This was true in reverse and forward. I was never really worried about safety until last night when the lights went out while driving on a dark curvy country road. It was only for a few seconds but it was terrifying. This issue needs to be dealt with. In 2015 there were several recalls issued and they seemed to be related to the problems I was having. I had all of the recall notices dealt with. The software upgrades and the ignition replacement. This didn't solve the problem. In fact

- Great Barrington, MA, USA

problem #569

Jun 082010

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 for the repair was not available. 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Vincennes, IN, USA

problem #568

Apr 182016

Commander

  • 111,117 miles
Stalling problems while driving. This issue has been going on for over a year now, I was told by Jeep to get P41 recall repaired and possibly fix the problem. I've had P41 done and the same problem keeps happening. Everything just completely shuts down and I am unable to steer and have to restart the engine. This has happened to me numerous of times including driving on the freeway. I've contacted Jeep customer service, I was told I was the only one they know of regarding this issue which is not true. Another problem is dashboard lights will light up on and off while driving. All light indicators will stay on for period of time until car is restarted again.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #567

Oct 142015

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 recall repair was not available. 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Mt. Juliet, TN, USA

problem #566

Apr 062016

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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #565

Apr 012016

Commander

  • 127,000 miles
This vehicle was recalled for the ignition switch experiencing an unintended change in ignition switch position and because the ignition switch was loose made it difficult at times to start and remain running. The vehicle was taken in for recall work and was supposedly fixed, however upon picking it up the vehicle was difficult to start and the dealership stated it was because of the new ignition system and that you had to press and turn the key just right for it to start. This condition only worsened the next week and eventually the car would not start at all. When the vehicle was towed to the dealership they started the starter and the wiring to the starter was fried and that it had nothing to do with the ignition replacement and said it would cost over $800 to repair!!!

- Southfield, MI, USA

problem #564

Mar 012015

Commander

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving various speeds, the vehicle shook and stalled. The vehicle was restarted and resumed normal operation. The contact took the vehicle to the manufacturer who diagnosed that the ptm needed to be updated and/or replaced. The contact stated that NHTSA action number: EA07007 (electrical system, engine and engine cooling, power train) directly related to the failure associated with the vehicle. The dealer informed the contact that the NHTSA campaign number: 08V203000 (power train) for the year, make, model, and failure were similar because the investigation involved the 4.7L V-8 engine. The contact's vehicle was equipped with a 5.7L V-8 engine. The manufacturer was unable to provide a recall repair. The manufacturer opened a case on the contact's behalf regarding the vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Missoula, MT, USA

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