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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,900 miles

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 262012

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 85,900 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle emitted a loud clicking sound after starting. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the studs that held the intake manifold cracked. The dealer stated that the engine needed to be taken apart in order to determine if the manifold needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and filed a complaint. The contact was then referred to NHTSA. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 85,900 and the current mileage was 86,151....updated 09/12/12 updated 09/18/2012

- Lenoir , NC, USA

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