NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2006 Jeep Commander (Page 20 of 31)

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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:
53,727 miles

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2006 Jeep Commander electrical problems

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments (Page 20 of 31)

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problem #223

Sep 292014

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 while driving approximately 19 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed the failure but the contact was not aware of the diagnosis. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). However, the part to 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 failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #222

Aug 222014

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 95,800 miles
Less then two weeks after the purchase of the 2006 Commander (purchased on 8/10), the dash started to flicker off and on at random times - slow and fast. As I would drive it would get worse and I would lose RPM, mph, lights at night, wipers during storms, radio, air, heat, defrost, all dash warnings flashing on and off, etc. The dash would go black and then the car would stall. The first time this happened I was on a hwy going 65 and had to drift to the side without killing myself or someone else. I started the car back up with no problem. Two hours later I was at a stop sign and it did the same thing. 8/27/14 took it to the dealer and they said they fixed it. The third time it surged, I was in a storm crossing over a two lane bridge - dash flashing, lights/defrost/radio/wipers on and off, and then nothing but darkness and car stalled - I had nowhere to go. I lost all control with the car and only going 35mph. I was able to coast to high point of the bridge with passing cars beeping and flashing their lights at me. I started the car and had the repeat experience three more times before getting home using the emergency break - brakes lock when car stalls. 9/20/14 I took it to the dealer and they said they fixed it. I was driving 35 on a highway and it started again and I decided to tape the activity with my phone - dangerous while driving but had to show someone what was going on - dealer told me they could get me in to look at it in 4 days. 10/13/14 dealer puts me in a junk car and says they are going to fix it and wants me to be safe. Thinks it is a recall. Love the car but don't want to die in it because of an electrical surge. My concern is that these complaints have been coming in since 2007 and it is just now getting attention. This is a huge safety issue. I wish I would have done my research before buying the car, shame on me.

- Lewis Center, OH, USA

problem #221

Oct 012014

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
2006 Jeep Commander. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall notice. The consumer stated on numerous occasions, the engine would completely turn off and he lost the ability to brake, accelerate and even steer. The consumer stated despite the numerous efforts, in trying to fix the vehicle, the problem would always return. The consumer supplied his recall notice. Recall # 14V438000. According to the recall notice, the parts were not available.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #220

Oct 082014

Commander

  • 78,511 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 5 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 78,511.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #219

Oct 072014

Commander

  • 146,481 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, all of the warning lights illuminated. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). However, the part needed to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 146,481.

- Monroe, GA, USA

problem #218

Oct 072014

Commander

  • 146,481 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, all of the warning lights illuminated. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). However, the part needed to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 146,481.

- Monroe, GA, USA

problem #217

Sep 052014

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 number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #216

Aug 292014

Commander

  • 139,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 40 mph, various warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle suddenly stalled. Once the contact released the accelerator pedal, the vehicle resumed normal operation. The failure occurred multiple times. The dealer assumed that the failure was directly related to NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the check engine warning indicator was continuously illuminated. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 139,000.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #215

Jul 172013

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. Also, the brakes needed to be engaged with excessive force in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Aiken, SC, USA

problem #214

Sep 132014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Mehoopany, PA, USA

problem #213

Sep 042012

Commander

  • 84,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 35 mph, the instrument panel lighting flickered, the windshield wipers erroneously activated, and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 84,000.

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #212

Aug 012014

Commander

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was coasted to the side of the road and restarted after awaiting approximately two hours. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system:ignition:switch), but did not confirm if the vehicle was included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 89,000.

- Sanit Rose, LA, USA

problem #211

Sep 032012

Commander

  • 138,100 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving in reverse, the vehicle stalled without warning and crashed into another vehicle. A police report was not filed and no injuries were reported. The failure occurred on several occasions. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system), but the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 138,100.

- Ludlow, MA, USA

problem #210

Sep 152014

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 122,650 miles
All of my safety warning lights flash on and off repeatedly. When this happens my car electrical things turn off including the ac, radio and everything else. The engine how ever did not. The car kept running but everything else stalled and turned off and on.. the first time was on the street but it continued even on the freeway going 60 mph. I took to dealer and they stated nothing is wrong. They could not find anythin. They even put in on the computer machine and nothing. I have only had vehicle for 2 months and im very worried. I have no other transportation and have to drive the vehicle to work and my kids around. I have a video of how the car kept doing that. If someone can contact me, I would be more than happy to send the vehicle video over.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #209

Sep 022014

Commander 6-cyl

  • 85,500 miles
Today not 10 minutes after filing my complaint I got in my car and while driving the car stalled after my knee barely touched the key fob. I was paying close attention since I had just read about the investigation.

- Pittsburg, CA, USA

problem #208

Jul 212014

Commander 6-cyl

  • 84,500 miles
On multiple occasions in the last 2-3 months the car has stalled out while driving at speeds over 60 miles an hour. Everything including the lights etc... shutdown when it stalls. After pulling over the vehicle will restart fairly quickly.

- Pittsburg, CA, USA

problem #207

Mar 072011

Commander

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The vehicle rolled away while parked. In addition, the vehicle failed to start on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V175000 (electrical system, power train). The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Detroit , MI, USA

problem #206

Aug 282014

Commander 8-cyl

  • 89,900 miles
I bought my Jeep Commander on the 14th of August and on the 23 and 24 and 28 of August it rained and now my floor is wet I had the car looked at on the 25 and they said my sun roof drain tube were completely block and the cleaned them out and yet I wake up today after it had rained over night and my drivers side floor was wet again. Im taking it in again to make sure its not my window and I called the dealer that sold it to me and he said to let him know how that turned out or he would get to the bottom of this problem for us. I hope he does or the Jeep is going back!!! I have been reading on the internet of thousands that have the same problem please make them do a recall. If mold begins to grow someone will get sick. My husband has an autoimmune disease and im sure mold wont be good for his health problems!!!! please make them fix the problems with these Jeep Commanders[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #205

Jun 112012

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
Our Jeep doesn't stay in gear, to back up out of driveway must go from reverse to neutral several times to engage. Also will slip from drive to neutral while driving. There have been many, many, times that our Jeep doesn't know it is in park or neutral and will not start until you mess for along time with shifter. Contact was made with dealers in area and they state our VIN. Isn't part of recall. When driving our Jeep has put itself into neutral but shifter is in drive position... please help us..

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #204

Oct 162013

Commander 8-cyl

  • 98,502 miles
For no reason the Jeep would just die, on the intrastate, in town, anywhere, just shut off, then after a hour or so it would start again. After being in the shop many weeks for this, the two computers were found to be the problem. Changed the computers, at the fee of almost $ 2000 and no more problems, which the money is nothing knowing my teenage daughter wont stall on the intrastate and be killed. Chrylser Corp can care less !!!!

- Lake Charles , LA, USA

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