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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 6 of 30)

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problem #499

Oct 152014

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 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.

- Quarryville, PA, USA

problem #498

Oct 012015

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) was received in October of 2015. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer 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 contact had not experienced a failure.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #497

Nov 182014

Commander

  • 150,000 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. In addition, while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact stated that the vehicle was able to restart on its own. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that there was no failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

- Laurel, DE, USA

problem #496

Jul 162015

Commander

  • 87,000 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 40 mph, the vehicle stalled and restarted on its own. The contact stated that all the warning indicators illuminated. The failure occurred intermittently. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 87,000.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #495

Jul 012015

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.

- Henrietta, NY, USA

problem #494

Oct 162014

Commander

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

- Monroe, NC, USA

problem #493

Jun 152009

Commander

  • 40,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #492

Apr 152015

Commander

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving 20 mph, all the warning lights on the instrument cluster illuminated. In addition, the meters and gauges displayed incorrect readings. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired due to part unavailability for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Zephyr Hills, FL, USA

problem #491

Oct 132015

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.

- Dunwoody, GA, USA

problem #490

Sep 022014

Commander

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, her knee made contact with the ignition key causing the vehicle to shut off. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000......updated 04/15/16

- Milford, CT, USA

problem #489

Dec 122014

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • 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), but 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. Updated 01/27/16 the consumer stated after two years, the vehicle was repaired. Updated 02/09/16

- Winthrop Harbor, IL, USA

problem #488

May 222015

Commander

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to restart and all the warning indicators illuminated. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the computer software could be the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #487

Jun 152015

Commander

  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While the vehicle was parked, the contact attempted to shift into four wheel drive low. The contact heard an abnormal noise and noticed a warning indicator stating to service the four wheel drive. The failure occurred intermittently. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 104,000.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #486

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.

- Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA

problem #485

Jul 212014

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 experienced numerous ignition failures and having to restart the vehicle. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown.

- Seminole, FL, USA

problem #484

Oct 012015

Commander

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start when the key was in the ignition. After several attempts, the vehicle started. The failure recurred multiple times intermittently. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part was unavailable to perform the repairs. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 89,000.

- Adams, MA, USA

problem #483

Jul 212014

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. When the ignition was turned to the on position, the air bag warning indicator illuminated continuously. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 1/14/16

- Wellson, OH, USA

problem #482

Jul 152013

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Hi, this is the second notice that I have received regarding the recall for the ignition switch (P41/NHTSA 14V-438). Upon receiving the notice I called my local Jeep dealer and both times was told that the parts are not available. I have experienced some of the problems described in the recall. I have two young children and I am concerned for their safety. I have brought my vehicle (2006 Jeep Commander) in for service before the recall was made aware of and they could not diagnose the problem. At times I have been driving and all of a sudden my vehicle's instrument panel seems to shut off, the steering tightens, and the lights flicker on and off. This happens quite frequently and now that I know that there is a recall I'm more afraid that I may be putting my family and myself in danger. I realize that the recall notice has been made public for a year now but this has been happening for much longer than that. I read on your site that it may be possible for the vehicle to be purchased back. My vehicle has 115600 miles and I'm the original owner. How does that work? thank you for your time.

- East Longmeadow, MA, USA

problem #481

Oct 132013

Commander

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was restarted, but the failure recurred continuously. 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 75,000.

- Hillburn, NY, USA

problem #480

Oct 132015

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.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

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