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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:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,249 miles

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments (Page 1 of 8)

problem #151

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 #150

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 #149

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 #148

May 262016

Commander

  • 80,400 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. When the vehicle was started, it failed to move without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine was destroyed due to the valve being vacuumed into piston #4 and the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 80,400. The VIN was not provided. Updated 08/17/16

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #147

Apr 302016

Commander

  • 128,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 70 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact had to maneuver to the side of the road and noticed all the warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was shifted to park and restarted normally but the check engine warning indicator was illuminated. The contact stated also that the same failure occurred for approximately three years. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The vehicle was repaired under an ignition switch manufacturers recall two years ago. The vehicle was not repaired this time. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 128,000. The VIN was not available.

- Ocomonowoc, WI, USA

problem #146

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

problem #145

May 072016

Commander

  • 110,000 miles

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

I purchased the vehicle in 2010 and within a month some electrical issues were intermittently occurring. The dealer said the ignition had to be replaced and did so. These problems seemed to continue thought not often. The symptoms are as follows-first the lights start flickering and then go out. All of the dash components go out including the speedometer, fuel gage, radio etc. The ac fan also turned off. This condition did not stop the vehicle from running it just turned off the electrical components there was however a problem with stalling, a separate issue from the electrical issue., a few times while in the vehicle was stopped it would stall when stopping or starting off again. This was true in reverse and forward. I was never really worried about safety until last night when the lights went out while driving on a dark curvy country road. It was only for a few seconds but it was terrifying. This issue needs to be dealt with. In 2015 there were several recalls issued and they seemed to be related to the problems I was having. I had all of the recall notices dealt with. The software upgrades and the ignition replacement. This didn't solve the problem. In fact

- Great Barrington, MA, USA

problem #144

Apr 152016

Commander

  • miles
When driving my Jeep Commander it stalls. It happens when I am stopped and try to go or when I slow down then try and accelerate. My life has been at risk when this happens. One of the times I was driving on the interstate going 65mph and it stalled. I am extremely upset about this especially since I have a 2 year old son that is in the car with me.

- Goshen, IN, USA

problem #143

Apr 232016

Commander

  • 97,000 miles
Shuts off without warning while driving ignition switch was replaced dealer can, T find any other problem I was on the highway 3 times and a couple times on a local street

- Middlesex, NJ, USA

problem #142

Apr 182016

Commander

  • 111,117 miles
Stalling problems while driving. This issue has been going on for over a year now, I was told by Jeep to get P41 recall repaired and possibly fix the problem. I've had P41 done and the same problem keeps happening. Everything just completely shuts down and I am unable to steer and have to restart the engine. This has happened to me numerous of times including driving on the freeway. I've contacted Jeep customer service, I was told I was the only one they know of regarding this issue which is not true. Another problem is dashboard lights will light up on and off while driving. All light indicators will stay on for period of time until car is restarted again.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #141

Mar 012015

Commander

  • 110,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving various speeds, the vehicle shook and stalled. The vehicle was restarted and resumed normal operation. The contact took the vehicle to the manufacturer who diagnosed that the ptm needed to be updated and/or replaced. The contact stated that NHTSA action number: EA07007 (electrical system, engine and engine cooling, power train) directly related to the failure associated with the vehicle. The dealer informed the contact that the NHTSA campaign number: 08V203000 (power train) for the year, make, model, and failure were similar because the investigation involved the 4.7L V-8 engine. The contact's vehicle was equipped with a 5.7L V-8 engine. The manufacturer was unable to provide a recall repair. The manufacturer opened a case on the contact's behalf regarding the vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Missoula, MT, USA

problem #140

Feb 042016

Commander

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled. As a result, another vehicle crashed into the passenger side of the vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained neck injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed from the crash scene to an auto body repair center for body repair and replacement of the steering wheel. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #139

Feb 172016

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving 30 mph, the check engine, oil change, air bag, and check pressure warning indicators remained illuminated. The vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the air bag check pressure and oil change warning lights illuminated after the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Lewis, KS, USA

problem #138

Feb 012014

Commander

  • 85,000 miles
Exhaust manifold bolts broken allowing gases into the passenger compartment.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #137

Aug 132015

Commander

  • 125,000 miles
Turned vehicle off at store, came out to start it and while I was in the store a valve seat fell out of the cylinder head into the cylinder. Engine now needs an entire rebuild costing half of the book value of the vehicle. Upon research online, this is a very common problem with these engines specific to 2006-2007. From what I have read it was due to a known issue from a vender that supplied the cylinder heads.

- Saint Paris, OH, USA

problem #136

Apr 012015

Commander

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving 5 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning twice. The vehicle was taken to a dealer to be repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Las Angelos, CA, USA

problem #135

Jan 252016

Commander

  • 165,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle lost power and stalled without warning. When the vehicle was restarted, it failed to accelerate and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the bank 5 misfired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V203000 (power train). The failure mileage was 165,000. Updated 04/04/16

- Parnell, IA, USA

problem #134

Jan 022016

Commander

  • 126,000 miles
This is in response to the recall for the ignition switch on my 2006 Jeep Commander. My vehicle has had the ignition switch replaced at the dealership but you should know that the replacement does not cure the problems that it was meant to fix. The work was completed at 9:30am and the next time I drove that day, it did the same exact shutdown as it did before (with all lights on the dash flashing).the stalling and shutdown does not occur because of hitting the key with your leg as I am only 5'4" and my leg doesn't touch the ignition. The shutdown occurs because of a short somewhere inside the ignition. It occurs randomly and sometimes can be stopped by lightly turning the key to the left. I have also found that the shutdown occurs at extreme frequency when driving in heavy rain or extremely slushy roads, which tells me that somewhere, something is getting wet and shorting the vehicle out. It is very hard to get the lights to stop flashing in this type of weather and I have had to pull over a couple times because of the danger of stalling in traffic. I am stuck with this dangerous vehicle because of my financial situation and have fought for something to be done about it by the dealer starting 20 days after I bought it but of course nothing was done until the government got involved and sadly it still hasn't cured the problem. I hope you receive more complaints and make the dealership correct the problem the right way.thank you for your time, tracy L.field

- Clarence Center, NY, USA

problem #133

Nov 182015

Commander

  • 121,345 miles
Jeep has total loss of power, control, and steering while driving. Car will no start unless in park or neutral, losses all power electrical and steering once you let foot off of the accelerator. I almost ran into another vehicle while heading hope and was nearly rear ended at another intersection due to stalling and no control. All of this happened within hours of ed voyles Jeep replacing the ignition switch P41 recall. Super super dangerous...

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #132

Nov 012015

Commander

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle shook and the engine sensor light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the engine was faulty. The engine was replaced and the failure was remedied. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 20,000.

- Mountainside, NJ, USA

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