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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,100 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Jeep Commander electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 112007

Commander 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,100 miles


Vehicle stalls at random times at random speeds, sometimes while sitting at a stoplight, other times while accelerating, and also while just cruising at freeway speeds. Several times I have lost all power to engine, steering and electronics(lights, gauges radio), and a few times I have only lost power to my electronics and then they kick back on like nothing happened..this is a serious problem that is wide spread throughout the Jeep Commander community, I seriously see some lawsuits in the near future due to the accidents this is going to a second owner of mine and have had it for about 3 months with no problems, then within the last week it has died at least once a day...thank god im still under warranty. I am going to the dealer tomorrow, they hope that replacing the ignition module is going to fix it..we'll see.

- Ft Walton Beach, FL, USA

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