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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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,090 miles

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #45

Oct 222007

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving 40 mph, the engine stalled and the power steering and brakes failed without warning. The failure lasts for only five seconds. The failure also occurred while traveling 20 mph through a red light. The vehicle would not stop until it turned itself back on. The vehicle was taken to the dealer twice, but they could not determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle is currently at the dealer being serviced. The current and failure mileages were 32,000.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #44

Oct 122007

Commander

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My husband and I financed a used 2006 Jeep Commander while he was home on 2 weeks of leave from and 18 month tour in afghanistan. About a week after we took the car home it stalled out for the first time. A week after that it did it again and we immediately pulled off the road and took it to the closest dealer which was luckily less than 2 miles down the road. He hooked it up to diagnostics and told us something about the computer recording a freak reading of barometric pressure which is what made the car shut off and that it shouldn't happen again. After my husband returned to afghanistan to fight terrorism for the us army I was driving home after dark from out of town and my headlights started to flicker...the frequency of this kept increasing and each time this happened the interior lights would also flicker and it became increasingly difficult to have the lights come back on. Luckily I got home before they quit working completely. Today, I was at the end of a drive to visit family and the car stalled for the third time in less than a month! I lost brakes, steering, lights, ac, and radio. Traffic was heavy and I narrowly avoided an accident!!!! after about a minute, I was able to pop the car into neutral and get it started again. Thank god my two children were not in the car! I got to my relatives house and began researching this problem and found numerous complaints on the internet, something we were not made aware of when buying the vehicle. The fact that this has happened to hundreds of other families makes me livid. My husband is getting shot at everyday for his country and its okay for an american manufacturer to sell faulty vehicles to people"!?!"!

- Fort Bragg, NC, USA

problem #43

Sep 092007

Commander 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 35mph and engaging the brake pedal intermittently, the engine stalled. The power steering and power brakes also failed and the radio continued to play. The vehicle has been at the dealer for 28 days to diagnose the failure. There were no warning lights illuminated during or after the vehicle stalled. The vehicle restarts immediately. Speed was not a factor when the vehicle stalled. The current and failure mileage was 22,000.

- Port Deposit, MD, USA

problem #42

Sep 092007

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles

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

My 2006 Jeep Commander continually stalls, threatening the lives of whoever is in the car. There is no warning. Suddenly there will be a complete loss of control over the vehicle. No warning lights, no bells, sounds, whistles...nothing! the only way to remedy is to turn vehicle off and restart. This turns in to a life threatening incident when the traffic behind you is unaware that you are in fact stalled. The dealership has no updates or complaints of this problem (ya, right) and drives it around the block...with no incidences occurring. If they think it's going to happen while they're driving the vehicle, they're wrong. I 'm risking my families lives every time we get in the car. It's the most expensive piece of junk I've ever owned! visibility out the rear window when the 3rd row seats are up is just about zero. This is extremely dangerous. You can't see cars, kids, or your neighbors house when you're trying to see what's behind you. Driver's side locks on it's own. Luckily the passenger doors remain unlocked, so I haven't locked myself out...yet.

- St. George, UT, USA

problem #41

Sep 152007

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Jeep Commander 2006. Engine stalls while driving. Loss of power.

- N Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #40

Aug 152007

Commander 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles
My 2006 Jeep Commander has stalled on my twice now while driving down the road. Didn't realize it had stalled until I tried to give gas or use the brake. Hard to maneuver off to side of road due to power steering going out after the stall. Very dangerous!

- Canal Fulton, OH, USA

problem #39

Aug 012007

Commander 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 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 idles roughly and the engine revs intermittently. A few months ago, the service engine soon light illuminated for a while and then dimmed. During that time, the vehicle began to stall while driving 10 mph. The vehicle would lose all power, including the power steering. She has taken the vehicle to the dealer for approximately a year, but they have been unable to determine the cause of failure. The current mileage was 20,000 and failure mileage was 6,000.

- Saint Augistine, FL, USA

problem #38

Apr 012007

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle stalls at different speeds and when idling. She took the vehicle to the dealer approximately three times, but they were unable to duplicate the failure. The current mileage was 16,000 and failure mileage was 12,000.

- Collegeville, PA, USA

problem #37

Jul 012007

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle shut off and there was a total loss of power. The vehicle was able to be restarted. The failure has occurred on four occasions and the dealer has been unable to duplicate the failure. The current mileage was 9,800 and failure mileage was 8,000. The consumer provided the invoices for repair. The dealer stated windows are malfunctioning they only go halfway up and come right back down. Updated 08/22/07

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #36

Jul 172007

Commander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled. The instrument panel lights and the air conditioner remained on for a few seconds then shut off. The road conditions were clear. The dealer replaced the starter. The contact has not driven the vehicle since the replacement. The failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 21,000.

- Schertz, TX, USA

problem #35

Mar 012006

Commander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. When driving uphill at various speeds, the engine shutters and stalls. The contact stated that the vehicle loses power and then restarts on its own. There is an open investigation (# EA07007) regarding this failure. The current mileage is 16,500 and failure mileage was 120.

- Moses Lake , WA, USA

problem #34

Jun 112007

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
My 2006 Jeep Commander V-8 4.7L, stalled 4 times. It stalled quickly with no warning, the worst being on the highway last month. The engine cut out, I had to put in neutral or P ark to start the car again. Very scary. I called the Jeep dealer and told them of the problem, the asked if a check engine light was on I told them no. They said nothing could be done, keep driving it. Also, had a problem that the service 4X4 light and esp light came on for no reason when turn ing the car off then back on it sometimes going away. Will usually not happen for more than a few minutes, not enough time to get to the dealer to solve the problem.

- Lawton, MI, USA

problem #33

Jan 012007

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving 5 mph, the vehicle shut off without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle immediately. The dealer did not inspect the vehicle. Approximately six months later, while attempting to accelerate, the vehicle shut off without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted. The dealer has not inspected the vehicle. The contact filed a complaint with the manufacturer. The current mileage is 20,000 and failure mileage was 5,000.

- Forest, VA, USA

problem #32

Jun 212007

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Typically when idling at a light or stop sign the engine will die upon attempting to accelerate. 7 separate incidents the engines died once while decelerating at about 45 mph. Almost have been hit by car behind two different times when this happened. Have taken the car to the dealer 3 different times and got the same answer - unable to duplicate. The car has been a safety hazard since purchasing new in December 2006. The last occurrence was listed below as the incident date.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #31

Jul 032007

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,025 miles
I have a 2006 Jeep Commander. I was driving my 7 year old son to camp. I was driving about 45 mph on a 2 lane road. Suddenly and without any warning the engine, as well as all electrical items completely shut off. I also lost all assist functions. When I was applying the brakes I got the noise that usually you hear when the ABS system has taken control. After pulling to the side of the road I restarted the car and the engine warning light came on. After dropping my son off I attempted to restart the car. I had no instrument panel functions (gas gauge, water temp, odometer, etc.). I will be taking the car in to the dealership on 7/5/2007 for analysis.

- Rock Spring, GA, USA

problem #30

Jun 282007

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2006 Jeep Commander stalled on freeway three times within 30 minutes. In rush hour traffic the Commander stalled twice while I was standing still and once at about 30 mph. In the last instance I was next to a 18 wheeler changing lanes and this was a dangerous situation.

- Fredericksbrug, VA, USA

problem #29

Feb 122007

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
My 2006 Jeep Commander has stalled out numerous times. The service department at the dealership I purchased it from and the jeepcorp. Have no answer nor a fix for the problem. I am afraid that this vehicle is unsafe T drive. One day I was pulling off a parking lot and tried to stop to keep from hitting a vehicle and still ened up hitting the persons fender. Not sure if my vehicle stalled at that time or not because it all happened so fast.

- Covington, VA, USA

problem #28

May 142007

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving 65 mph, the instrument panel lights illuminated, the air conditioner shut off, and there was a loss of power steering. The contact also stated that the vehicle would not accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The dealer stated that the fuel injector, gas tank, and check valve needed to be replaced. The replacement was made. Approximately a week later, the failure recurred while driving 25 mph. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The VIN and engine size were unknown. The current mileage is 20,200 and failure mileage was 19,000.

- Schertz, TX, USA

problem #27

Sep 072006

Commander 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the check engine light illuminated. The computer board was replaced. The vehicle then began to shut off without warning, but was able to be restarted. The Chrysler dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The contact stated that the vehicle was flooded out during a heavy rainstorm. The seals were replaced. The vehicle has been at the dealer for over a month. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage is 13,000 and failure mileage was 1,200.

- Covington, GA, USA

problem #26

Jun 142007

Commander 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,300 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle shut off without warning. There was a total loss of power. The vehicle was able to be restarted immediately. The road conditions were clear. The failure has occurred on three different occasions. The dealer has not inspected the vehicle. The current mileage is 30,400 and failure mileage was 30,300.

- Lagrange, GA, USA

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