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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:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,571 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 302016

Commander

  • 170,000 miles

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

I went to start my 2006 Jeep Commander and it would turn over, but it would not start. I finally worked with it a little bit and got it to start, but then my power steering went out. I cut it off and tried it again and everything went back to normal. However, when I got going, there was a horrible gas smell coming from the rear of the vehicle. This starting issue has happened multiple times and every time the power steering goes out. The vehicle was stationary at a public place after it had been running for about 30 minutes.

- Luray, VA, USA

problem #6

May 062014

Commander

  • miles
Unknown reason for lost of motor oil, no observed source of a leak.

- Joppa, MD, USA

problem #5

May 292016

Commander

  • 165,000 miles
May 29th, 1026, while driving along I-80 in North platte, Nebraska the Jeep suddenly, without warning accelerated on me causing an accident. I could not get the Jeep under control, ran off the road and into a highway sign before getting control. One witness even stated that it looked as if the Jeep "just took off". been having issues with irregular rmps and now this. Why the sudden acceleration with loss of control?

- Ogden, UT, USA

problem #4

May 132015

Commander

  • 115,000 miles

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

Transmission over temp warning came across the dashboard and continued after truck was turned off and back on. Coolant and temps levels are normal. Warning has continued to come on past couple days at 60 degree weather with no reasoning as to why. No electrical failures or other problems exist.

- Merrimack , NH, USA

problem #3

Jan 152015

Commander

  • 66,000 miles
When almost stopped the engine revved up like the vehicle was power braking..it happened twice on Jan 15, 2015 and again on jan16, 2015...it threw us forward and thankfully we had enough distance between us and the vehicle stopped at the red light in front of us that we did not hit it....I consider this a safety hazard. It makes me leery to drive when it is acting like this...we did not have any previous problems with the Jeep before this date. I reported this to Chrysler and they told me there was nothing they could do about it..I would need to take it to a dealer and have it checked out at my expense. We have not driven the vehicle since Jan. 16th.

- Everett, PA, USA

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problem #2

Jun 092014

Commander

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled after coming to a complete stop. The dealer stated that the fuel bowl needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred shortly afterwards. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the failure was verified, but no remedy was available. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000.

- Shaker Heights, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 132014

Commander

  • miles
The transfer case motor/actuator will not shift after dealer performed N23 recall on the final drive controller.

- Signal Mountain, TN, USA

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