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:
54,000 miles

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2006 Jeep Commander body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 112011

Commander 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


Two door handles broke and I was unable to open doors, the plastic shattered in pieces. I had to get out by the passenger side. I love Jeep but this is simply junk!

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #1

May 012010

Commander 8-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
There are no events leading up to the failure, other than normal opening and closing of doors. I have a 2006 Jeep Commander and the door handles are cracking and breaking off. The front passenger door handle is completely broken and my daughter can not open the door unless she opens the window and uses the outside door handle. The driver side back passenger door has now done the same thing. The driver door handle is now cracking and I am afraid it will do the same thing. The car only has 51,000 miles on it and it is very dangerous that if the car were to wreck and power windows couldn't be used, my passengers would be unable to get out.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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