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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,000 miles

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 262010

Commander 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact pulled over and after several attempts, was able to restart it. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer but the failure could not be diagnosed. The contact also stated that the vehicle would experience a hard shift and hesitation when she tried to accelerate. Updated 5/9/11 the consumer stated when she attempted to start the vehicle, the ignition key would not start the vehicle, it would take several more times to try and get the vehicle started. Also, when acceleration, the vehicle would hesitate and then stall. The transmission was making loud noises when shifting and the transmission light has since illuminated. The tail light lamps seals were broken and water was seeping inside. Updated 08/22/11

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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