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 8 of 30)

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problem #459

Jan 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 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 failure. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled numerous times on the expressway. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #458

Aug 012014

Commander

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle would intermittently stall with the illumination of the instrument panel lights. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed with electrical and electrical ignition switch failures. The vehicle was not repaired; however, the contact later discovered that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system), but had not yet received notification of the recall. The contact received notification of the recall three weeks later and called the dealer for repairs. The dealer verified that the vehicle was included in the recall but also stated that the parts needed for the repair were not yet available. The contact removed all items from her key ring as advised in the initial recall notification; however, the failure persisted for a year and the dealer still did not have the parts available. The dealer and manufacturer were both contacted and stated that they did not have a time frame in which the parts would become available. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was approximately 90,000....updated 02/19/16

- Waynesville, NC, USA

problem #457

Aug 042015

Commander

  • 10,500 miles
1.it leaks. Whenever there is rain I have 2-3 inches of water in the front foot area on both sides. In addition to that water leaks through the lining and front pillars of the truck landing on the dashboard. What is this about? this not only results in my time to drain out the water it also leads to a gross musty smell. After a rain I can hear the water swishing back and forth in ht roof of my car. This is rediculous. Further this issue has done something to the electrical system. 2.the electrical system. The driver's side door window/lock/mirror switches no longer work. So that means that the driver's side window hasn┐T been down in forever. That makes life quite difficult. The next electrical problem is that for no apparent reasons lights come on. As I driving the interior lights just start to shine bright all of them at the same time. One night I woke up at three in the morning to find my headlights on. I tried to turn them off but couldn┐T. it eventually wore the battery out. Lastly electronics wise is my dashboard lights flicker crazy. 3.the door handles. Behind the actual door handle is plastic. This has all broken away. I am sure it is just a matter of time before I can open the doors at all. 4.it just stops running. Five times now as I am driving (streets or highway) the truck has just shut down. Fortunately it starts right back up but this is extemely dangerous. This form asks for dates...all of this is ongoing.

- Binghamton, NY, USA

problem #456

Jun 212014

Commander

  • 32,000 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 revved independently. 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 failure. The failure mileage was 32,000.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #455

May 012013

Commander 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. Status update 11/02/15...updated 11/05/15

- Paris, TN, USA

problem #454

Jul 152015

Commander

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

- Parksville, MD, USA

problem #453

Sep 032014

Commander

  • miles

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

The contact owns 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled. 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 had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #452

Jun 022014

Commander

  • 10,000 miles
Chrysler issued a safety recall P41 / NHTSA 14V-438 and sent notification in June of 2014. 15 months have passed and I have been calling periodically. I was informed the manufacturer is not yet making the part. This is a safety issue as the vehicle can intermittently shut down during operation. I have experienced this multiple times since purchasing the vehicle and taken it to the dealer for investigation prior to receiving the recall notice. To have such an issue, notify owners and then not be able to provide a resolution or an anticipated date is unacceptable.

- Westminser, MD, USA

problem #451

Oct 312014

Commander

  • 147,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 55 mph, the engine stalled and all of the warning lights illuminated. After several attempts, the vehicle restarted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure and the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 147,000.

- Lake Wales, FL, USA

problem #450

Sep 172014

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

- Jeddol, MI, USA

problem #449

Jul 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.

- Norton Shores, MI, USA

problem #448

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

- Denver, NC, USA

problem #447

Jun 252009

Commander

  • 52,000 miles
I currently own a 2006 Commander. I have been having problems with dash light shutoffs since 2009, just recently the vehicle has started to do exactly what the recall has stated that it will do. The dash components will go from on to off and then back on. The warning lights will all come on and then off again without warning. The fan motor for the heater is now starting to cut in and out in unison with all the indicator lights. Right now it is only the lights but at some time the ignition is going to shut off leaving myself in a situation that I cannot control with no steering or brakes to safely get to the side of the road. At this point I can hit the dash to the right of the steering wheel and it comes back on but how long can I do this. This vehicle is definitely a lemon. Sept 20, 2015

- Troy, MT, USA

problem #446

Nov 032014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received 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 aware of the issue. The NHTSA campaign numbers were unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lagrange , TX, USA

problem #445

Mar 052014

Commander

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. After waiting for several minutes, the vehicle was restarted and resumed to normal operation. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the parts needed were not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 120,000. The VIN was not available.

- Crown Point, IN, USA

problem #444

Sep 022015

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

- Greenville, NC, USA

problem #443

Sep 042014

Commander

  • 117,825 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was restarted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 08V203000 (power train). The failure recurred and the service 4 wheel drive warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the battery cable needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and also serviced under a manufacturer recall for the final drive control module software update, but the failure recurred on several occasions. 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 117,825.

- Fort Washington, MD, USA

problem #442

Sep 092014

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 failure. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled repeatedly without warning. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Centerline , MI, USA

problem #441

Sep 082014

Commander

  • 80,000 miles
I was driving; the dashboard lit up and the air bag sign said air bags disengaged. Then the car shut off. I restarted it after several attempts. I want to know when are you going to get this problem fixed. I was fortunate in that I was driving slowly in town. But it has shut off a number of times. I keep only the key in the ignition and it has still done that. To me I think if I am driving on the interstate or some other high volume and high speed area and this occurs again causing an accident you will be the ones to blame.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #440

Sep 042007

Commander

  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving and making a turn at approximately 15 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. After restarting, the vehicle resumed normal operation. The failure recurred six times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure was unable to be determined. 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 not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 1,000.

- Clinton, MD, USA

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