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:
673 miles

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2006 Jeep Commander drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 112006

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 673 miles


While driving on the highway, a plastic bag, (in example, like one from walmart or winn dixie) wrapped around the rear axle and broke the pinion seal and fluid leaked out causing internal damage to the rear differential. This resulted in replacing the rear end. This vehicle had less than one thousand miles at the time of this incident. Chrysler/ daimler refused to cover this under warranty and therefore filed the repair cost with my auto insurance. How can a 3 cent plastic bag cause so much damage to a fifty thousand dollar SUV" this SUV is advertised as "trail rated", what about "street rated""

- Panama City, FL, USA

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