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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments

problem #1

May 242010


  • 10,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving 55 mph over a bump in the road, he heard a loud shattering noise, and drove onto the emergency lane. When he looked underneath the vehicle there was no visible damage. When the contact restarted the vehicle, the noise recurred. When the contact restarted the vehicle a second time the vehicle began to function normally. The dealer performed a diagnostic test and the mechanic stated that the retainer clip broke which caused the emergency brake cable to hang down, and hit the drive shaft. The retainer clip and the brake cable were repaired. He spoke to the Jeep manufacturer to confirm that the failure would not recur. He was told the failure was not a common occurrence. The failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 101,000.

- Madison, ME, USA

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