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:
79,576 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

wheels / hubs problem

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 172014

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 101,608 miles


Service tire pressure system.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #4

Feb 182014

Commander 6-cyl

  • 77,061 miles
Purchased 4 new tires on 12/29/2010, mileage was 41015. Now mileage is now 77061, tire tread is at.3/32. Tires have been rotated every 5 - 6 K and alignments performed. All tires are wearing unevenly, there are signs of cracking and stopping in the snow is now a major hazard. The warranty is for 60K and with only 35K they are ready for the trash.

- Ayer, MA, USA

problem #3

Jan 122009

Commander 8-cyl

  • 111,209 miles
The metal valve stem of the tire pressure monitoring system corrodes where it passes through the wheel and results in unexpected sudden loss of tire pressure. Amber TPMS warning light comes on and vehicle is immediately difficult to control/steer. Once vehicle is stopped, air can be heard and felt escaping from valve stem area on wheel and one can watch the tire continue to deflate. This has happened twice on my vehicle at highway speeds: 01-2009 at 111,000 and 05-2013 at 219,000.

- Edinburgh, IN, USA

problem #2

Jun 072011


  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander with Goodyear fortera hl tires, size 245/65/R17, dot number: M68tf4dr3109. The contact discovered a valve defect in both passenger side tires, as well as the front driver side tire. The failure was not repaired. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 79,000.

- Queens, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 212010

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
1. no prior maintenance had been done in the affected area. 2. the rh front passenger tire retaining bolts stripped causing the tire to leave the vehicle while in motion. The threads of the bolts remained in the hub. 3. the hub was replaced at the dealer with no other damage to steering or alignment.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

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