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.

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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 4 of 30)

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problem #539

Nov 042015

Commander

  • 78,000 miles

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

My Jeep upon being on the highway and in the right lane suddenly slowed down to the point of stalling and I had to bring the car to the side of the road and began shutting it off when coincidently the the light went on in the roof of the car and my headlight dimmed. I called the Jeep place for an oil change and they diagnoised the car and did a recall on the ignition switch and told me the powertrain transfer case is bad and thermostat leaking from the housing and 4 wheel drive failed. I have never used the 4 wheel drive as I recently purchased the car at the end of April and own it for just 7 months. They said it will cost me over $750 dollars to be fixed. I called Chrysler and they said my vehicle is not included however on your web site NHTSA campain# 13V175000 seems to apply to my diagnoised problems. I love my car but this is a defect in manufacturing and not something that I have done. The previous owner had this car constantly maintained at executive Jeep in North haven ct. I want my car fixed at Chrysler's cost not mine. I drive my car with my grandchildren in it and now feel it is unsafe.. please help me. I have all records for the car and the diagnostic information should you need it. I also have howard the manager at Jeep phone #.

- Orange, CT, USA

problem #538

Sep 032014

Commander

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle shifted into neutral. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The contact also stated that the vehicle was brought into the dealer for repairs under NHTSA campaign number: 13V175000 (electrical system, power train), but the remedy was not performed on the vehicle. In addition, the contact stated that dealer refused to do the repair. 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 aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 20,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Boomer, NC, USA

problem #537

Feb 012015

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that when the vehicle was started, the vehicle independently shifted into neutral without warning. The contact powered the vehicle off and back on; however, the failure persisted. The failure recurred on several occasions when the vehicle was started as well as while driving at various speeds. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V438000 (electrical system) and 13V175000 (electrical system, power train), however, the parts to do the repairs 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 failure. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 1/15/16 several transmission components were replaced. Finally, after many transmission failures, the entire transmission was replaced. However, the consumer continued to experience problems. Updated 01/25/16.

- Boomer, NC, USA

problem #536

Nov 102015

Commander

  • 80,000 miles

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

The ignition switch was changed at the local dealership (mc cubbins) as per recall and now is too difficult to turn. This repair is unacceptable. What other options are available?

- Dupont, IN, USA

problem #535

Nov 122015

Commander

  • 17,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While the vehicle was at a stop light, it accelerated independently. In addition, the contact struggled placing the key in the ignition switch and the key became stuck. The vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the failures were not occurring prior to the recall repair. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 17,500.

- Port Saint Lucy, FL, USA

problem #534

Sep 262014

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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Weston, FL, USA

problem #533

Sep 032014

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

- Demossville, KS, USA

problem #532

Oct 282015

Commander

  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 116,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Blairsville, GA, USA

problem #531

Nov 032015

Commander

  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While attempting to start the vehicle, there was a strong odor of burning wires and smoke was seen under the ignition column. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 117,000.

- Clearlake Oaks, CA, USA

problem #530

Aug 032015

Commander

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving at 10 mph without warning the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The contact stated that the failure recurred several times. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the parts to do the recall repair were unavailable. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

- Cosby, TN, USA

problem #529

Sep 302014

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 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Bluefield, VA, USA

problem #528

Aug 152014

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

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #527

Sep 152014

Commander

  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, the instrument panel started to flicker. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 81,000.

- Clarksville, MD, USA

problem #526

Oct 012013

Commander

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that all the lights on the instrument panel illuminated while driving. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system:ignition:switch) 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 ware of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Oak Forrest, IL, USA

problem #525

Oct 012013

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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Update MA 01/13/16

- Hale, MI, USA

problem #524

Mar 252015

Commander

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while parked, the vehicle was started and suddenly shut off. The contact stated that the key was unrecognized and the bad key warning message would illuminate. The vehicle was able to be restarted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was not available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 125,000.

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #523

Oct 092015

Commander

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 70 mph, the engine stalled. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure recurred three 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 not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000.

- Burlingame, CA, USA

problem #522

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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Coatesville, PA, USA

problem #521

Oct 072015

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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #520

Aug 312015

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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Margate, NJ, USA

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