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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:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,357 miles

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2006 Jeep Commander transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #51

Aug 042005

Commander

  • 19,000 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 decelerated and excessive force was required on the accelerator pedal in order for the vehcle to respond. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was unable to be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 19,000.

- Charoltte , NC, USA

problem #50

Mar 272012

Commander

  • miles
Tcm downshifts while driving on 2006 Jeep Commander. Tcm and linkage replaced Feb 2011 to address situation. The new tcm is worse. It will downshift to lowest gear and stay there regardless of veh speed (has happened on the highway). The parking assist disable light will come on as a warning then the transmission will downshift. Stopping the vehicle and putting it in park requiredto address the situation. Vehicle is out of warranty and Chrysler will not help. Happens once a day.

- Sterling Hieghts, MI, USA

problem #49

Oct 252011

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled while driving 30 mph. The vehicle operated as normal upon restart. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop and the contact was informed that the transmission control module and power train control module failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 08V203000 (power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, PCM)). The failure and current mileages were 50,000. Updated 11/10/11

- Port Washington, NY, USA

problem #48

Jul 232011

Commander

  • 82,000 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 would stall at any time without warning. A local mechanic diagnosed that the transmission control module would need to be replaced. The dealer and manufacturer advised the contact of the NHTSA campaign id number: 08V203000 (power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, PCM)) but advised that the VIN was not associated with the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 82,000 and the current mileage was 84,500.

- Dripping Springs, TX, USA

problem #47

Aug 132011

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
After having problems with dashboard lights going all on and off while driving two years ago, now my transmission has failed and the computer has gone out of the car. I have had ongoing issues with the air conditioning, and have replaced the module in the air conditioning to just have the issue re-appear a year later. The cruise control has gone out. And with heavy rains, I have leaking with my sunroof.

- Council Bluffs, IA, USA

problem #46

Jul 222011

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 52,130 miles
While driving down the highway the car shut off while going 60 miles per hour. I coasted over to the side of the road. The engine was able to restart. It was very dangerous though having the car shut off while driving 60 miles per hour on a busy road and trying to pull off the road safely. The engine lights stayed on after the car was restarted. I had the car towed to the service center for repair. They re-flashed to correct the codes.

- Charles Town, WV, USA

problem #45

Jul 202011

Commander

  • 94,000 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 while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The interior lighting and the instrument panel lighting began to flicker erratically, and a warning light on the instrument panel displayed a message indicating that the transmission overheated. The contact also stated that she previously experienced intermittent deceleration as well as flickering of the interior lighting. The vehicle was towed home. The dealer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact to bring the battery in for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 94,000.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #44

Nov 152009

Commander

  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. Upon restart, the vehicle operated as normal. The vehicle was taken an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was repaired, by a previous owner, under the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 08V203000 (power train:automatic transmission:control module (cm, PCM)). The contact also stated that there was a burning odor coming from the air vents. Since the presence of the burning odor, the air conditioner no longer functioned. There was also a failure within the passenger side window, in which the window would roll down when the button was engaged to make the window roll up, and the interior dome lights would involuntarily turn on and off. The vehicle was not taken to be repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 37,000.

- Bedford, TX, USA

problem #43

Jul 042011

Commander 6-cyl

  • 66,500 miles
Suddenly out of nowhere my 2006 Jeep Commander V6 just start jerking and driving very poorly. It only stays in third gear and the mil light indicator is on. It also jerks and seems like there's issues with the transmission. I've read online hundreds of users posting the same issue but there is no recall on the vehicle yet. This is very irritating and this could've easily caused an accident. I do not ever plan on purchasing an american made vehicle ever again. The Jeep dealer will not address this issue. This is unacceptable. I still have the issue.

- Leesburg, VA, USA

problem #42

May 102011

Commander

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact stated the failure recurred intermittently four times. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated there was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 08V203000 (power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, PCM)) which may have been related to the failure but advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #41

May 032011

Commander

  • 70,000 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 stalled when the driver was traveling approximately 70 mph. Upon restarting the vehicle, it operated normally. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and advised the contact the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 08V203000 (power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, PCM)). The failure had since recurred. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 74,000.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #40

Mar 162011

Commander

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled in the fast lane of a major highway. She shifted the vehicle into neutral and attempted to restart the vehicle and nothing happened. After she waited fifteen seconds, the vehicle started normally. The contact stated that the failure occurred three to four times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for the failure. She was advised by the dealer that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 75,000.

- Glen Mills, PA, USA

problem #39

Jan 032011

Commander

  • 60,000 miles
Jeep Commander gets hard jolt, as if being hit from behind, and engine "dies". no lights on dash, just won't go. Engine doesn't rev. Tach at 0 regardless of amount of accelerator. You can put it in park and it will start again. This has happened on several occasions, I have had it in the shop on numerous occasions, always with the report of nothing is showing on the computer report. I have spent over $1000 on various fuel systems services, tune ups, etc which they say may be the problem, but it is still stalling. Dealer says that the problem can't be replicated. With all these reports, and the obvious danger of an unexpected stall this is life threatening and needs to be recalled.

- Salisbury, NC, USA

problem #38

Dec 222010

Commander

  • 60,000 miles
2006 Jeep Commander stalled while on the highway and would not move. The vehicle towed to a service facility. The torque converter in the transmission came apart. The vehicle had 60,000 miles on it. Chrysler was no help at all. Transmission was replaced at a cost of $3200.

- Huber Heights, OH, USA

problem #37

Dec 192010

Commander

  • 87,000 miles
2006 Jeep Commander limited. Transmission failed at 87,000 miles. Without warning, the check engine light illuminated and the vehicle downshifted to first gear at 60 mph (remember, this is an automatic) no acceleration control caused a slow down in an area where there are no shoulders to pull off on and nearly caused an accident. Could not get vehicle to move. Left family stranded in unfamiliar area. Two independent shops say it will take a transmission to remedy the problem. $3,500 dollars.

- York, PA, USA

problem #36

Oct 172010

Commander

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving 25 mph, the gear downshifted to neutral and the vehicle stalled. The check engine light, brake light and another unidentified light all illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the transmission had failed and needed to be replaced. The contact referenced recall 08V203000 (power train: Automatic transmission: Control module (tcm, PCM)) but was told her vehicle was not included. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.

- Beverly, MA, USA

problem #35

May 162010

Commander

  • 44,000 miles
My check engine light came on in my 2006 Jeep Commander this is a common problem code 0700 failure of transaxle control module it was a recall for the 4.7 but not the 3.7 it can be lifethreatning for your truck to hesitate while you are merging into traffic something needs to be done.

- Cola, SC, USA

problem #34

Nov 102008

Commander

  • 67,000 miles
Had cruise control set to 65 mph on the freeway. Out of nowhere the car began accelerating on its own to reaching speeds of 85 mph. If cruise control is turned on now it accelerates on its own and I MA not able to control the speed at all. Have taken car to dealership but they say nothing is wrong. Front windshield leaks and lets in too much air. I should not have to pay for repairs since it is a defect. Driver side window does not go down. Now rear passenger side window is starting to get stuck. Have replaced driver side switch and the problem still exists. Front passenger window goes down but the driver side which has controls to all the windows does not work for any of the windows. My car accelerates on its own on a daily basis. It can go from 35 mph to uncontrollable speeds. Taken to dealership several times but they never find the problems. Dealership cant even figure out what is wrong with the electrical windows.

- Salinas, CA, USA

problem #33

Oct 052009

Commander

  • 57,659 miles
Driving my 2006 Jeep Commander on 635E in dallas, tx, the car just died going 70 mph with 6 lanes of traffic, and I was in the lane next to the hov lane and it had not shoulder, just a concrete wall. Rather that cross 4 lanes of heavy fast traffic with no acceleration in the car, I went into the hov lane which had less traffic and got rear ended but was not a serious wreck as it well could have been. I put my car in park and started it and took the next exit and reported the accident to the police. When I got home I looked up recalls for my Jeep and found the V8 engine had a recall on the front control module since the car would stall on the highway. My car is a V6. I took it to the dealership and they could not find anything wrong. I called Jeep and they said I should take it to another dealership 50 miles away to "see another doctor to find the problem" in the meantime I have to fix the damage from the rear end collision and thank my luck stars I am still alive to fix it. Your campaign number for the recall I referred to is: 08V059000.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #32

Mar 202009

Commander

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving 65 mph the vehicle stalled without any prior warnings. As a consequence there was an increased risk for a vehicle crash. The vehicle was towed to a local repair facility, in which a mechanic stated that the transmission caused the failure. No repairs were made. The current and failure mileages were 60000.

- East Greenville, PA, USA

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