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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,838 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

Sep 272006

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,838 miles


I purchased the vehicle used in September 2006 from South bay Mercedes in torrance California. It had less than 600 miles at the time of purchase. Following are dates a descriptions of a chronic problem regarding the Commander. 9/27/06: Mileage1835 description: Customer states that when going up any kind of grade and the brakes are applied, pedal was hard and vehicle will not stop. Also a grinding noise when brakes were engaged also on flat ground. Intermittent. Solution: Undiagnosed. Test drove, did not duplicate customer concern. Star report# 8501436 11/17/06: Mileage4704 description: Customer states that when going up a hill at low speed and braking pedal goes soft and there is a noise and brakes fail grinding noise. Solution: Undiagnosed. Unable to duplicate concern at this time. If concern persists recommend to return. 1/19/07: Mileage8343 description: Customer states that when going up a hill and braking vehicle makes loud noise and brake pedal goes hard. Solution: Replacement of master cylinder. Found wet gummy wet substance in the brake. Unable to duplicate concern at this time. 3/5/07 mileage10698 description: Customer states that when going up hill and braking the brakes make noise and pedal goes hard. Solution: Pending 3/6/07 reported problem directly to Chrysler at 800-992-1997 @12:31 pm. Representative karen took historical information and gave reference number 16014820. Pending call back after she speaks with dealership.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

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