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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,909 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 AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 252007

Commander 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,128 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 21,128 and the current mileage was 84,000. Updated 08/28/12 updated 09/24/2012

- Pensacola , FL, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Feb 242008

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,600 miles
I own a 2006 Jeep Commander 4X4 V8. I have had a ton of problems with it. It makes a terrible wind noise coming from the windshield, my ac sounds like a freight train when switch to or from ac, and the most dangerous is that my car dies while turning on a regular basis. I have taken the car in and the dealer tells me they can not find the problem. I am so annoyed with my death trap. I drive around my 3 kids, my husband, and myself. I fear for ours lives being in this car. It is unsafe and will end up killing someone one day.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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