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:
70,000 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 162010


  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact was exiting a residential driveway at low speed when the vehicle sputtered abnormally. The failure progressed and the vehicle began to stall without warning when driving at least 55 mph. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the failure was caused by a defect in the air conditioning system. The vehicle was repaired yet the failure persisted. The contact also experienced unintended acceleration and hesitation in the vehicle. Most recently, the gear shift selector became stuck in neutral. The contact called the manufacturer and was awaiting a return call. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000 and the current mileage was approximately 75,000.

- Jonesboro, AR, USA

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