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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 9 of 30)

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problem #439

Aug 032015

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles

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

2006 Jeep Commander. Consumer writes in regards to no parts available to complete recall notice 14V-438. The consumer stated on three separate occasions, he lost engine power.

- Grass Valley, OR, USA

problem #438

Mar 292015

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.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #437

Nov 152013

Commander

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that when the gear shift was switched into the drive position, the vehicle jerked and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. In addition, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign: 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #436

Sep 032012

Commander

  • 42,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) on September 3, 2015; however, the manufacturer had not determined a recall remedy. On several occasions, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 42,000.

- Johns Creek , GA, USA

problem #435

Sep 032014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the driver side air bag warning indicator illuminated continuously. 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 unavailable.

- Quincy, MA, USA

problem #434

Sep 032014

Commander

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled. After numerous attempts, the vehicle was able to restart. 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 failure mileage was 140,000.

- Norton Shores, MI, USA

problem #433

Jun 282015

Commander

  • 130,038 miles

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

The contact owned a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated while driving at 70 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart but the failure recurred. The contact was unable to control the vehicle and crashed into the light pole. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained neck and back injuries that did not require medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,038. Updated 11/23/15

- Selah, WA, USA

problem #432

Sep 142013

Commander

  • miles
P41 recall. Before recall my 2006 Jeep Commander turned off on its own numerous times. This resulted in engine shut down, no electrical system, etc. I have contacted Chrysler several times. I get the same response, part not available. Why" I am told the supplier does not have part. Why not?. this is an old recall, however Chrysler is repairing or buying back newer models of vehicles due to faulty design. 2006 Jeep Commander recall is just as serious as newer recalls. The faulty ignition switch results in entire shut down of Jeep, including air bags. I was told to adjust seat so that knee does not make contact with keys in ignition. What" I suggest that vehicles with faulty ignition switch be a part of the Chrysler buy back or repair immediately. Also, to avoid further serious accidents and possible death resulting form faulty ignition switch.

- Glen Allen, VA, USA

problem #431

Aug 172012

Commander

  • 136,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that water was leaking into the vehicle. Also, the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where it was diagnosed that the PCM needed to be reprogrammed. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 136,000.

- Amherst, VA, USA

problem #430

Sep 172014

Commander

  • 73,000 miles
While driving at about 40mph my car shut off completely after a total electrical failure. I was able to pull to the side of the road, turned the ignition off, then on again and was able to drive it. It has happened multiple times over the last 24 months.

- Mint Hill, NC, USA

problem #429

Jun 192014

Commander

  • 85,000 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 70 mph, the vehicle stalled and the interior and exterior lights failed to illuminate. The vehicle was able to be restarted. The failure recurred multiple times. The contact also stated while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled and restarted independently. The failure recurred several times. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the remedy was unavailable to perform the repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- Bozrah, CT, USA

problem #428

Aug 072015

Commander

  • 117,023 miles
As I was driving down the road my automobile turned off and stopped working while driving! this is very dangerous and is very ridiculous considering I received a recall notice over 1 year ago concerning this problem. I make every attempt to ensure the functions of my vehicle are running properly for the safety of my family. I have young children and they could have been seriously injured had we been involved in an accident at the time of my vehicle's failure to operate correctly, due to the manufacturers irresponsibility of taking care of this problem within a proper time frame! Jeep and local dealers have been contacted multiple times to try to correct this problem, with no help from them it has yet to be repaired!

- Princeton, WV, USA

problem #427

Dec 152014

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

- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

problem #426

Feb 062015

Commander

  • 147,000 miles
Vehicle loses ignition power when driving at various speeds. Dash cluster warning lights flash multiple times. Speedometer, tachometer, fuel, temp gauges fall to zero point. Steering becomes difficult/inoperable. Vehicle will sometimes regain power. Recall related to ignition switch has been open since September 3, 2014. Manufacturer has not issued any solution/remedy. Manufacturer has suggested "removing extra keys/keychains from ignition key and avoid bumping the ignition key with knees." This is not a remedy. The problem still occurs. This is dangerous. Recall is incomplete. NHTSA recall number: 14V-438 manufacturer recall number: P41

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #425

Aug 012014

Commander

  • miles
My Jeep Commander has a recall, I took it in right away and was told part not available. It has been over a year and still not fixed. The dealership says no parts in yet and its been over one year. One year and I have made multiple trips and calls to the rio vista California Chrysler dealership and their response is that Chrysler is to send me a letter when the part is available. Dealership is saying part not available. This is a safety issue and my children's safety comes first. I'm appalled at how this has been handled. I've been patient for too long.

- Rio Vista, CA, USA

problem #424

Aug 032015

Commander 8-cyl

  • miles
2006 Jeep Commander. Consumer writes in regards to no parts available to complete vehicle recall notice. The consumer stated the vehicle cut off several times while driving and removing all of the keys did not help. The consumer stated the vehicle stalling was happening frequently. Updated 09/14/15.

- Burlington, NC, USA

problem #423

May 172011

Commander

  • miles
While driving, I have a total loss of interior electrical. All systems go off although the vehicle continues running. This affects the steering as well as braking. There is nothing consistent about the problem. It has been taken to multiple dealers and they can find no issue. I've even taken in a video recording of the situation.

- Morganton, NC, USA

problem #422

Jul 292015

Commander 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.the VIN was not available. MA 10/5

- Purcell, OK, USA

problem #421

Dec 302013

Commander 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start until after several attempts. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure was unable to be 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 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 48,000. MA 10/2 updated 01/05/16.

- Winter Haven, FL, USA

problem #420

Feb 032015

Commander

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While operating the vehicle, the light switch malfunctioned and caused the headlights to intermittently shut off. The driver had to hold the light switch to allow the light to remain illuminated. When touching the ignition key, the driver would receive an electrical shock while operating the vehicle. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Lakewood, OH, USA

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