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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,544 miles

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2006 Jeep Commander fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 102007


  • 18,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle sporadically loses power and then immediately stalls. After waiting for a period of time, the vehicle would restart and the engine light would consistently remain illuminated on the instrument control panel. He took the vehicle to the dealer and it was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number 08V203000 (power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, PCM)). Immediately after the repair, the failure became progressively worse. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer and is in the process of having the fuel system:gasoline delivery pump replaced. The failure mileage was 18,000 and current mileage was 26,000.

- Willmington, NC, USA

problem #1

May 092007

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,089 miles
I was exiting I65 S to I85 North at 40 mph as I came out of the ramp the engine stalled. The ignition switch and all of the lights and gauges continued to read accurately. I coasted to the shoulder and restarted the vehicle. It immediately started, and ran normally. This could have been a bad situation if there had been heavy traffic at the time. The Jeep was due for its first service trip, so it went to the dealer on May 9, 2007. The incident was reported to the dealer, who reported that the vehicle stalled as it went into the shop. The technician stated that he felt he had struck the key while moving the vehicle and this caused the stalling. This could be true. However, I am only 5' 3" tall and even if I had the seat all of the way forward with the front of the seat adjusted all of the way up, it was virtually impossible for the knee to hit the key. These two incidents were the only ones that I have experienced, but I felt there was a systemic problem.

- Pike Road, AL, USA

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