Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
19 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,829 miles

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2006 Jeep Commander electrical problems

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments (Page 20 of 30)

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problem #214

Sep 132014


  • 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


  • 84,000 miles
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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

problem #203

Aug 082012


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact started the ignition and the engine failed to operate. In addition, the instrument panel and power windows would only function sporadically. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnosis, who detected that the failure was an electrical problem. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Selden, NY, USA

problem #202

Jan 132014


  • 93,200 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving various speeds, the entire instrument panel illuminated and the headlights dimmed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing, but the results were unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 93,200.

- Glenn Dale, MD, USA

problem #201

Oct 162013

Commander 8-cyl

  • miles
This problem has been occurring since 2010. It first happened to my wife as she drove on I-75 the car just turned off on her and almost got rear ended by a car that was behind her. It has occurred at least 7 times since and recently much more than before where the same thing happens the car turns off and you lose complete control of everything, brakes, steering etc the car just floats for about two blocks and you are helpless until it stops. My wife contacted Chrysler this last time to complain about the issue and was told that our car was under investigation, that recalls were being done in September but that we would have to pay for the repairs and then get reimbursed.I personally don't think the consumer should pay for anything much less something that has already been discovered to be a manufacturing flaw.

- Hialeah, FL, USA

problem #200

Mar 022014

Commander 8-cyl

  • 165,000 miles
Was driving down road and lost power, car stalled. This has happened a total of 3 times with yesterday being the 3rd event and I was traveling about 55 mph with the last incident.

- Waynesville, NC, USA

problem #199

Jun 072014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the instrument panel lights flickered and there was an intermittent electrical short with the lighting on the dashboard and the headlights. The contact stated that at times it was difficult to change gears from the gear box. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who diagnosed that the dialog idle air control valve needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the failure recurred. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 07V434000 (service brakes, hydraulic) and 13V175000 (electrical system, power train). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 88,000.

- River Edge, NJ, USA

problem #198

Feb 262014


  • 129,898 miles
I purchased this vehicle 2/15/14 three weeks later while driving on highway the gauges just came on and kept flashing it continued for the duration of my drive. Once I got to work and put it in park and turn it off and restarted it nothing happened. So 8.5 to 9 hrs later back on the highway it does it again this time just flashed 3 times. It was taking to a shop per finance company to which the mechanic kept for almost 2 weeks. The mechanic stated he could not find anything wrong with it. He needed to see it happen. So I took it back home the first week nothing happened. Second week nothing that third week it happened again this time while on highway on the way to work my speed dropped from 60 to 5 in less than a second. I pulled over and sat for 2 to 3 minutes an proceeded on with my cell phone ready to snap a picture if it happened again and low and be hold it does it again and this time it was continues until I turned off the vehicle once again it was taken to the shop with the proof he needed and again he stated he could not find anything wrong so he took it to Jeep Chrysler and had them reset everything and gave it back to me. For the next month nothing happened. But the following month once again the problem starts again. But this time it completely knocked out my radio. The finance company want help and I don't know what to do. Today is the 25th of July but two or three days ago there was a recall on 2006-2007 Jeep Commanders for faulty ignition switches. I really do not feel safe for me or my kids in this vehicle but noone seems to care. Not sure what to do about this problem but I truly hope you do.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #197

Jul 212014

Commander 8-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
Braking to approach a red light at an intersection the brakes felt mushy followed by complete loss of power. I was stopped in the inside lane of a 4-lane hwy at an intersection without power!. after a moment of panic....thank heavens no oncoming traffic behind me....I put the car into park and restarted the engine. I traveled two blocks to where I could safely exit the hwy and park. After a few minutes while I calmed down I proceeded to drive the vehicle to my home. Since that time I have tried to get the vehicle in for a check but cannot get an appointment until August. It has been a few days and I have no choice but to use the vehicle. I have noted some missing and hesitating from time to time but not complete failure. However, I would not take this vehicle on an open hwy as it is performing right now.

- Mccook, NE, USA

problem #196

Jul 172014

Commander 8-cyl

  • 85,670 miles
Was driving the vehicle first noticed the electric mirrors turned upward and unable to correct. Then the left window went down and moves up or down at random. The electric door locks became inoperative from driver side. The warning gauges started to go off and on and display started to flash different problems with the vehicle. While driving the next day the cruise control went off and everything started flashing this has happened several times and have put the vehicle in the shop. I have a video that I took while driving.

- Pasadena, TX, USA

problem #195

Aug 132013

Commander 8-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
Car turned itself off, ignition switch problem, maybe software.has stalled on many occasions. Has had software checked by dealer and there is no other fix, they say. Is this part of the ignition switch recall problem with ignition switch? thank you!

- Brier, WA, USA

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