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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 5 of 30)

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problem #519

Sep 032014

Commander

  • 5,000 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 NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated that parts were not available. On several occasions, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 5,000.

- Evarts, KY, USA

problem #518

Aug 172009

Commander

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start once the key was placed into the ignition. After several attempts, the vehicle was able to start. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The ignition was replaced, but the failure recurred. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part was unavailable to perform the repairs. The contact also received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 13V175000 (electrical system, power train); however, the part was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Simpsonville, KY, USA

problem #517

Mar 282014

Commander

  • 120,000 miles
I cannot "safely" drive my vehicle as the car goes into neutral on it's own" there have been many a times that I have been on the highway traveling 55 mph or more and all of a sudden, the car would slightly jerk and then loose complete power. I would step on the accelerator but no change, I would simply pull off to the side of the highway. Wait a few minutes and eventually the car would start up again? the headlights and interior lights go off and on? the face plate to the radio system gets hot? and has affected the illumination of the dashboard instrumental lighting? this is not a VIN thing but a Jeep Commander thing? such an attractive vehicle with so many many issues? safety issues. And the company has yet to fulfill the recalls? its been more than a year? dealers keep telling the consumers, the part isn't available yet? I need to be able to drive to work, this has cost me additional money to buy a reliable vehicle to get me to work. I paid over $35,000 for it, and meanwhile it sits in the garage. A lot of money for your average joe to fork out. Who's going to force the manufacturer to honor the recall"

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #516

Oct 122015

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.

- Oak Park, MI, USA

problem #515

Sep 062013

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled randomly several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the ignition switch was replaced. Years later, a recall notice was received for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and the part was not available to receive the recall repair for an extended period of time, which was longer than a year. The contact was unable to determine if the failure would recur wihile waiting for the recall repair part. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The VIN and failure mileage were not available.

- Chesapeake Beach, MD, USA

problem #514

Jul 212014

Commander

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving at various speeds, the interior and exterior lights failed intermittently. The ignition had to be turned to the off position and back to the on position in order for the lights to function properly. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the diagnosis was unknown. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 170,000.

- Hagerstown, MD, USA

problem #513

Oct 152015

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

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #512

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 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.

- White Bluff, TN, USA

problem #511

Sep 052014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Carmichaels, PA, USA

problem #510

Jul 152014

Commander

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle stalled and the instrument panel illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #509

Sep 032014

Commander

  • 100,000 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 while driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to be restarted. 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

- Williams Bay, WI, USA

problem #508

Sep 012014

Commander

  • 85,000 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 the dealer who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced but parts to repair the vehicle were not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts were available. The recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) was received in September of 2014. After contacting the dealer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Monroeville, PA, USA

problem #507

Jun 172015

Commander

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 2 mph in reverse, the vehicle stalled as the brake pedal was depressed and shifted into the drive position. After restarting, the vehicle resumed normal operation. The failure recurred numerous times. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to perform 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 75,000.

- Dickinson, TX, USA

problem #506

Oct 152015

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. The VIN was not available.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #505

Oct 082013

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.

- Compton, CA, USA

problem #504

Sep 152014

Commander

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 60 mph, the vehicle was losing engine power. In addition, when accelerating, the vehicle decelerated independently. The failure occurred multiple times. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Provindence Forge, VA, USA

problem #503

Oct 092015

Commander

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the ignition switch failed to start the vehicle. 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 98,000.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #502

Jan 012014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the recall repairs. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to provide a time frame and added the contact's name to a waiting list. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The VIN was not available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Daytona, FL, USA

problem #501

Jan 012013

Commander

  • 120,000 miles
The engine stalls and the head lights fail while my son is driving the car. We have gotten several recall notices. The latest tells us the parts are in and go to the local dealer. No. they don't have the part. We are frustrated and demand we get the ignition switch and lock cylinder replaced. Do your part dodger chrystal Jeep.

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #500

Oct 052015

Commander

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to restart after multiple attempts, but the failure recurred several times. 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000. The VIN was not available.

- East Setauket, NY, USA

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