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:
28,000 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.

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2006 Jeep Commander brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 182007

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles


Pulsating of brakes when applied to come to a stop. Asked dealership 2X to check. First time was told they were fine, second time they took out for a test drive and experienced the pulsing. Inspected the brake system and found that all 4 rotors were not worn down, but were warped. They explained that it was most likely caused by being heated up by frequently stopping short. I have been driving for 30 years and have had many vehicles and never an issue with replacing rotors after 2 years, not due to the life of the rotor, but warping. I have been in the same job for 23 years and driving the same roads. I do not frequently stop short or ride my brakes. If anything I utilize the feature of down shifting as not to apply the brakes as often. I was told that when I bought this vehicle there should not be any issues because it was a first model because it was based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee. I have noticed that there was a class action suit regarding the brakes on that model.

- Taunton, MA, USA

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