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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:
53,651 miles

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2006 Jeep Commander electrical problems

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments (Page 1 of 30)

problem #590

Aug 132014

Commander

  • 80,000 miles

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

All the electrical components go off and on I.e. A/C, lights on the dashboard and radio then causes the breaks to stop working, while driving! the car keeps stalling out especially while driving and in park!!!

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #589

May 312016

Commander

  • 123,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving 40 mph, the turn signals failed to illuminate. In addition the meters and gauges displayed incorrect readings and multiple warning lights illuminated intermittently. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and multiple dealers who were unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 123,000.

- Neenah, WI, USA

problem #588

Sep 022015

Commander

  • miles
I received recalls P73 and P41 called sorg Dodge in goshen and downey Chrysler Jeep in nappanee in Sept of 2015 needless to say no one will do the recall work. I have had nothing but the run around since these came out. What am I suppose to do??

- Elkhart, IN, USA

problem #587

Jun 122014

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. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not provided.

- Medford, NY, USA

problem #586

Jan 012016

Commander

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the parts 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 not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 150,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Bellevue, OH, USA

problem #585

Jun 192016

Commander

  • 137,000 miles
I have a 2006 Jeep Commander 4.7. last month after coming home from another state, the car parked for several days while I was out of town it would not crank when I went to start it... just the clicking sound. My boyfriend jumped it and it overheated his cable. Then it happened after sitting just overnight, same scenario. I did not leave anything on like lights, etc. I had the battery checked and it was fine. It began to happen more frequently (several nights in a row). Took it into a dealer and he replaced a few parts but nothing changed. Then the battery started draining after sitting for 15 minutes with the ignition off. Took it to a friend who's an auto mechanic, he said something was discharging from somewhere.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #584

Jul 182016

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: Ignition); 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.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #583

Jul 072016

Commander

  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was coasted to the side of the road. The contact was able to resume driving. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 13V175000 (electrical system, power train) and 14V438000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 103,000.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #582

Jun 302016

Commander

  • 135,000 miles
Intermittently will not start. Turn key on, get a half crank, then nothing. After 5-10 minutes of trying, it will finally start. Had an ignition recall, which the service was performed by Jeep dealer. They also replaced the starter. Still having the issue after having it looked at 4 times. They cannot replicate the issue when it is in the shop, so they cannot find any problem with it. Purchased the vehicle used in 09/15 and have been having the issue ever since.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #581

Feb 012015

Commander

  • miles
See doc I had to replace engiine and now the company that did might responsible for it as well need a attorney or a BBB for help

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #580

Jun 132016

Commander

  • 61,000 miles

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

Regardless of distance traveled, outside temperature, the 'transmission over temp' message appears on the dash. Had coolant flushed 2X but message still appears intermittently. Had mechanic look at more than a few times, however could not replicate message and thus no resolution/fix to problem. Jeep recently had ignition switch recall completed (thought that would never happen) but 'transmission over temp' would occur prior to that recall being completed. Thought the two were connected somehow. Main concern is the engine does not overhear, temp reads below middle mark but when transmission message appears, after a few minutes, transmission feels 'off' or jumpy. Something is definitely happening. Not safe to drive, not confident taking it on long trips because of possible damage that may occur, not to mention being stranded. This is my girlfriends truck and I'm not comfortable having her drive too far, especially in the evening. His is inconvenient because we take care of our vehicles, this truck has low miles, 62,000. Would really like to resolve this because we love the trick but cannot trust taking it on trips, towing our boat which was the original purpose of having truck. What a stressful vehicle to have. Very dissatisfied with this truck. Again, the transmission over temp would occur intermittently, on the highway at times, in traffic, small trips, after sitting parked after a short trip, message reappears once truck is started again. No rhyme of reason to this.

- Lincoln Park, MI, USA

problem #579

May 312016

Commander

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was not filed. The contact sustained injuries to the head and knee, which did not require medical attention. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician stated that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #578

May 202016

Commander

  • 131,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving during rain weather conditions, water leaked into the vehicle from the sunroof through the panels and onto the dashboard causing an electrical short and the head lights to flicker. In addition, the vehicle would randomly shut off while driving and occasionally hesitate to accelerate when shifting to higher gears. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the spark plugs were replaced but the failures continued to occur. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 131,000.

- Orange, TX, USA

problem #577

May 172016

Commander

  • 138,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated while driving at 5 mph, while making a right turn, the vehicle stalled. The contact crashed into to a brick wall. The crash was associated with NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. Medical attention was not required. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not provided. The failure mileage was 138,000.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #576

Dec 182015

Commander

  • 100,046 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, the vehicle stalled. The failure recurred numerous times. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed for the repair was 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 100,046. Part distribution disconnect.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #575

Jun 022014

Commander

  • miles
Re: ignition switch recall (P41): I am now going on 2 years with a faulty iginition switch that has been recalled. When I last contacted the local dealership (larry H miller Jeep, riverdale, Utah) I was informed they do have the parts for the recall, but they "do not have the specific part" for my Jeep. How long is it reasonable to wait for a recall to be dealt with" I just want my Jeep fixed and I grow tired of larry miller auto group sending me mailings saying they will buy back my Jeep and put me in a new car. How long must one wait for a recall to be fixed"

- Ogden, UT, USA

problem #574

Sep 082014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). 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 aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Ludlow, MA, USA

problem #573

May 052016

Commander

  • 174,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle lost power and stalled. The contact stated that the brakes became inoperable, which caused the vehicle to crash into the rear of another vehicle. The contact sustained injuries to the lower back that did not require medical attention. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact stated that the failure was intermittent. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 174,000. Updated 07/13/16

- Willard, MO, USA

problem #572

May 162016

Commander

  • 100,000 miles
Takata recall my Jeep Commander has been nothing but trouble since I purchased it I have had all the recalls done by my local Jeep dealership and still have to constantly replace wheel speed (ABS) sensors and reprogram the computer. At low speeds off aproxamitly 15-20 mph I loose power like the vehicle is trying to starve itself from fuel affecting accelerate so if you pull out into a intersection it practically dies and the. When you go to brake the pedal gets hard and the vehicle keeps rolling I have to replace all 4 wheel sensor (ABS) and get computer reprogrammed for it to stop costing hundreds of dollars to do over the time that I have owned the vehicle I have learned to perform such task on my own. But I am sick and tired of every summer having to buy 4 50 dollar sensors and getting charged 125 dollars to redo the computer and not to mention when the Jeep decides to act up it put my child and mother to my child in serious danger never knowing when it will misfunction again and like many others I am upside down on the payments of the vehicle due to all the money invested.

- Cordele, GA, USA

problem #571

May 082016

Commander

  • 160,000 miles
When driving on the highway the vehicles engine just stops. Power steering is gone if you have to maneuver out of the way it's very difficult when decelerating it seems to down shift very hard like going form 4th to 1st the dash lights flash randomly when ever they feel like it. I've been thru 3 fan speed controls fir the heater this has been happening for the last 2 years

- Hope, MI, USA

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