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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 3 of 30)

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problem #559

Oct 192015

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 95,000 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 after starting the vehicle, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000. The consumer stated the dealer informed her, the part had arrived and scheduled an appointment for 02.26..16.

- Salem, VA, USA

problem #558

Jun 012015

Commander

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would suddenly shut off. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced but the parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Royal Oak, MI, USA

problem #557

Jul 082014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander 4X4. While driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. After restarting, the vehicle resumed normal operation. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). Four days after the remedy repair, the failure recurred. The contact mentioned that the remedy was insufficient. The manufacturer was notified and denied to repair the vehicle free of charge the second time. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Waynesville, NC, USA

problem #556

Feb 082016

Commander

  • 180,000 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 the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it could not be diagnosed or repaired. Prior to the failure, the vehicle was remedied under NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 08V203000 (power train), but the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was approximately 180,000.

- Sandusky, OH, USA

problem #555

Mar 012015

Commander

  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep commamder. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle would randomly shut off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the ignition switch and lock cylinder, but the failure continued. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the ignition switch and the win module were both faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 106,000.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #554

Aug 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 recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer had 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.

- Salem, NH, USA

problem #553

Dec 012015

Commander

  • 75,344 miles

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

Electrical was going haywire for a year prior to new ignition switch being replaced after recall. Things were fine for a couple of months and now the car has started doing the same thing. Lights flashing, stalling mutilple lights on at the same time ie: Engine, park assist, etc.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #552

Dec 082015

Commander

  • 89,150 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. 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 failure mileage was 89,150. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Ft Wainwright, AK, USA

problem #551

Jan 162016

Commander

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. When the vehicle was in reverse, it stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact also stated that the vehicle was taken for routine service and the technician replaced the ignition switch. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Maybee, MI, USA

problem #550

Jan 022016

Commander

  • 126,000 miles
This is in response to the recall for the ignition switch on my 2006 Jeep Commander. My vehicle has had the ignition switch replaced at the dealership but you should know that the replacement does not cure the problems that it was meant to fix. The work was completed at 9:30am and the next time I drove that day, it did the same exact shutdown as it did before (with all lights on the dash flashing).the stalling and shutdown does not occur because of hitting the key with your leg as I am only 5'4" and my leg doesn't touch the ignition. The shutdown occurs because of a short somewhere inside the ignition. It occurs randomly and sometimes can be stopped by lightly turning the key to the left. I have also found that the shutdown occurs at extreme frequency when driving in heavy rain or extremely slushy roads, which tells me that somewhere, something is getting wet and shorting the vehicle out. It is very hard to get the lights to stop flashing in this type of weather and I have had to pull over a couple times because of the danger of stalling in traffic. I am stuck with this dangerous vehicle because of my financial situation and have fought for something to be done about it by the dealer starting 20 days after I bought it but of course nothing was done until the government got involved and sadly it still hasn't cured the problem. I hope you receive more complaints and make the dealership correct the problem the right way.thank you for your time, tracy L.field

- Clarence Center, NY, USA

problem #549

Oct 272015

Commander

  • 62,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving 10 mph, the power steering seized and the instrument panel lights illuminated. 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 62,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Austin, MN, USA

problem #548

Aug 052013

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and was unable to get the part to receive the repair for an extended period of time. The manufacturer was unable to provide a reasonable time frame to provide the part to the dealer to receive the recall repair. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Canfield, OH, USA

problem #547

Aug 072015

Commander

  • 190,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving various speeds, especially uphill, the vehicle would independently shift into neutral. The contact also stated that the vehicle would not go into 4-lo and the transfer case warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the transfer case failed and the software needed to be updated. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V175000 (electrical system, power train). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 190,000.

- Sultan, WA, USA

problem #546

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 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. Part distribution disconnect.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #545

Nov 242015

Commander

  • 70,000 miles
Had issues with faulty ignition switch authorized Jeep dealer replaced with a new switch but not the new switch that is to be a per ant fix for your recall14V-438 because they could not get the revised switch from factory basically replaced it with a new switch that was still recalled was told to fill out claim form and send it to Chrysler which I did along with invoice from Chrysler winona stamped (paid) got a call from Chrysler saying that the paid invoice was not enough and they wanted a couple of my cancelled check sent to them I'm not comfortable sending a check with my info on it to Chrysler for anyone to see the Chrysler claim # [xxx] thank you [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Rollingstone, MN, USA

problem #544

Dec 302014

Commander

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at 15 mph, the vehicle stalled and various warning lights illuminated. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the part for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #543

Sep 132015

Commander

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the transmission, the catalytic converter, and the windshield wipers failed. The contact also stated that the vehicle failed to shift gears and the seat belt failed to retract. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the transmission solenoid and the catalytic converter sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the seat belt and the windshield wiper motor were not replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #542

Oct 242015

Commander

  • 156,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 55 mph up an incline, the gear shift switched into the neutral position independently and the rpms revved without warning. While driving down the hill, the vehicle failed to accelerate and jerked forward as the check engine warning light illuminated the vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 08V203000 (power train) or 13V175000 (electrical system, power train). The failure mileage was 156,000.

- Florence, VT, USA

problem #541

Nov 182015

Commander

  • 121,345 miles
Jeep has total loss of power, control, and steering while driving. Car will no start unless in park or neutral, losses all power electrical and steering once you let foot off of the accelerator. I almost ran into another vehicle while heading hope and was nearly rear ended at another intersection due to stalling and no control. All of this happened within hours of ed voyles Jeep replacing the ignition switch P41 recall. Super super dangerous...

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #540

Oct 132014

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.

- Campbell, CA, USA

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