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:
36,120 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 202007

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,120 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that he heard a loud screaming sound. Upon inspection, he concluded that the timing belts caused that failure. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they rerouted the timing belts and the blower motor. Approximately two days while driving 60 mph, the vehicle vibrated excessively. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they performed a wheel alignment. One week later he heard the screaming noise again. The dealer repaired the serpentine belt however two weeks later he heard a loud noise coming from the engine. The dealer stated the compressor caused the failure. As of January 7, 2008, the dealer had not repaired the vehicle. The failure mileage was 35,121 and current mileage was 36,120.

- South Gywnn Falls, NY, USA

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