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.

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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:
35,694 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 wheels / hubs problems

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 122012

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 37,700 miles

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

I took my vehicle to hall Chrysler Jeep and Dodge dealership to get an oil change done and for them to check my starter. Well after I picked it up that night I was driving home my tire sensor pressure pistons on the right passenger back side of the car first fell off. I called the dealership and they were closed. I called my insurance company luckily I was covered and they sent someone over then the next day because obviously it was too late and nothing was open, at the tire place the next day the second one fell of glad I was already at the tire place when it happened and not driving again. But it was both tire pistons at on the right side of the car passenger side from the driver's side and the back tire of the right side. I called the dealership that same day they were fixing my vehicle and they told me to bring in the two parts and submit a claim and I could get re-imbursed for it with my receipt. And I went in today to the dealership like the manager from the dealership said and he told me I had to call a 1-800 number to submit the claim they said that they are not willing to reimburse me for it.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #4

Oct 192010

Commander

  • 80,000 miles
On my 2006 Jeep Commander I have defective corroded tire valve stems which are now cracked and cause the tire to constantly lose air pressure causing an unsafe driving condition. Chrysler is aware of the problem but refuses to replace the defective parts.the problem I am told is due to the aluminum valve stem being corroded by the metal valve stem cap. All is original factory parts. I am afraid if the valve stem completely fails and the tire goes flat while driving it may cause an accident resulting in serious injury or death.

- Somerset, PA, USA

problem #3

Feb 012009

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
On my 2006 Jeep Commander I have defective corroded tire valve stems which are now cracked and cause the tire to constantly lose air pressure causing an unsafe driving condition. Chrysler is aware of the problem but refuses to replace the defective parts. The problem I am told is due to the aluminum valve stem being corroded by the metal valve stem cap. All is original factory parts. I am afraid if the valve stem completely fails and the tire goes flat while driving it may cause an accident resulting in serious injury or death. The Chrysler/Jeep dealer has been aware of this and in fact at my last service which included an annual safety inspection did not want to pass the vehicle because they thought the situation was to dangerous but still refused to replace the defective valve stems.

- Wantagh, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 102008

Commander

  • 15,771 miles
Jan. 1., 07--replace windshield; at 20,853 mi. Rotors warped, needed to be resurfaced; 25,000 air only works on high and low--resistor motor ordered; 30,500, front and rear rotors warped, resurfaced; 32,000 car won't start--nothing found; 36,063, car started, then shut off and would not restart; security control module replaced; 39049, car would not start--towed to dealer replaced immobolizer control module; resistor blower motor finally replaced; resurfaced both front and rear rotors again; 48,010 car won't start; starter replaced starter; resistor blower motor again faulty, replaced motor, resistor and wiring; 50,831won't start again, towed to dealer, battery dead due to unfounded short, cause unknown, installed new battery; 58,0573 won't start, no crank, battery dead would not charge--suspected radio was the culprit replaced battery and radio; 61,5932 towed to dealer will not start battery voltage low checked all charging systems, replaced battery again; 61,700 car would not start--towed to dealer where it remains. I have a car that I owe 18K on that I cannot trade in because of this history it is only worth 8K. Throughout ownership I have had intermittent stalling, constant hesitation in acceleration. Additionally, the rear seat belt has let go and caused my son to hit his face on the back seat. Problems with seat belt latch sliding so that belt will not hook. Cannot see when backing up when my 5 kids are in the car. Tire pressure light comes on often, as does the air bag light. Exterior headlights are tilted so that they look like highbeams. This car is a danger.

- Milford, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 202007

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
My husband and I are leasing a 2006 Jeep Commander since Nov 2005. I have been involved in 3 separate traffic accidents on May 31 2006, August 8 2006 and September 20 2007. The engine stalled during low speed turns on both August 8 2006 and September 20 2007. I had just left a stop sign on May 31 2006 when my engine stalled in the intersection, resulting in a crash. I was cited for failure to yield on May 31 2006. I wasn't cited on August 8 2006 or September 20 2007, although the police report from the September 20 2007 accident describes a "failure to yield." I have also had ongoing tire pressure issues as well as intermittent brake failure issues. Prior to May 31 2006 I had never been involved in a traffic accident nor had I received any traffic citations. I am 48 years old. My vehicle was repaired twice after the first 2 accidents, but I am awaiting contact from the other party's auto insurer before proceeding with the repairs following yesterday's accident. I've brought the 2006 Jeep Commander in to bud mulcahy's Jeep on several occasions. That dealership is now closed.

- Des Moines, IA, USA

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