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:
53,727 miles

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2006 Jeep Commander electrical problems

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments (Page 7 of 31)

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problem #483

Jul 212014

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. 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

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.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #479

Sep 152015

Commander

  • 101,000 miles
My ignition shut off after hit a small bump. There are no other keys on the key fob went to two dealers and was told the part is unavailable. Couldn't make an appointment without part, was told to report the problem. The service manager did not know when the part would be available. The key moves back and sets off all dashboard lights.

- Coventry, RI, USA

problem #478

Aug 132014

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 experienced a failure.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #477

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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 1/12/16

- Mckess Rocks, PA, USA

problem #476

Nov 052014

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 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. Update 01/13/16 MA updated 01/25/16.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #475

Aug 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 dealer was unable to provide a time frame for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- New City, NY, USA

problem #474

Oct 062014

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

- Carrollton, GA, USA

problem #473

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

- Marion, OH, USA

problem #472

Sep 042014

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.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #471

Oct 092015

Commander

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle stalled and the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The contact pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road and shut off the vehicle. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #470

Oct 132014

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.

- Ocean View, DE, USA

problem #469

Jul 212014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the air bag light flashed randomly. 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Biloxi, MS, USA

problem #468

Jan 152014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While reversing out of the driveway, the igntion switch turned independedntly. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the cause of the failure was not determined. 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 exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Adams, MA, USA

problem #467

Jul 072013

Commander

  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving 20 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The parking brake warning light was illuminated. The contact was able to restart the vehicle only by placing the gear selector in the neutral position; however, the failure recurred. 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 not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 69,000.

- Schiller Park, IL, USA

problem #466

Oct 112014

Commander

  • 175,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle constantly lost power at various speeds and the entire instrument panel illuminated. The failure was persistent. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch failed and 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 recall 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 failure mileage was approximately 175,000.

- Niles, MI, USA

problem #465

Oct 092015

Commander

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. On several occasions, the vehicle stalled without warning. 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 notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Santaquin, UT, USA

problem #464

Mar 122013

Commander

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving at any speed, the vehicle stalled without warning. The control panel failed to illuminate. The contact coasted to the side of the road and was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed for the recall repair were 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 92,000.

- Windsor Locks, CT, USA

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