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:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,667 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 electrical problems

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 202007

Commander 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles


Vehicle continued stalling while is driven a low RPM. More the 25 times. Vehicle was bought with 15, 200 miles. Vehicle has now 52, 300. Everytime is taken to service the problem was mention to the dealer technician but they can't find the problem. Nov 20, 2007 I scratched the left rear fender of the vehicle with a tree while backing up. The vehicle lost power vehicle rolled back and stopped. Resting on the side of the tree. Pictures were taken of the damages on the vehicle. Dealers technician states no problem with the vehicle. Second problem backup system. Assists the driver to move the vehicle safely, one sensor failed from the bumper mount. Two months dealer has not repair the vehicle yet. Need to replaced the entire bumper to repaired one sensor.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 292006

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
The contact found that the back up alarm sensor did not work properly. The contact took the car to the dealer about six times for this problem, and they found that the owner's manual stated that the sensor should sound at 59 inches, but the contact's vehicle alarm sounded U at 11 inches. The dealer did not offer to repair the failure.. updated 03/19/07.

- Warren, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 282006

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
On July 28, 2006 I had place the Jeep in reverse and the parking assist never picked up my 2004 Chevy Avalanche parked behind me in the drive way. Causing the Jeep to back into the Avalanche. Jeep was taken to dealer for review, found nothing wrong by their computer test. Jeep was contacted and a adjustor came and ran the same test in August, he stated nothing was wrong with the parking assist. Since then I have had the Jeep in for normal service (oil change), they have found a code in the computer for errors with the sensor. Jeep has stated they will not review the case again until I have the damage repaired. Sensor is going off everytime the Jeep is in reverse whether something is behind it or not.

- Warren, OH, USA

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