CarComplaints.com 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.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$0.00
Average Mileage:
81,125 miles
Total Complaints:
9 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (6 reports)
  2. blow out the drain tubes (3 reports)
2006 Jeep Commander windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 152007

Commander Limited 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

the sunroof leak was so bad we had an inch of water on the floors, they'd fix it and it would leak again, happened 4 times, the last time they fixed it on friday it rained saturday night and we had an inch of water on the drivers side floor. water came out the courtesy lights above the door, it ruined the radio and nav system 2x, The last time it happened we took monday off , brought it in to service the service manager asked whats wrong? I told him it leaked again taking the nav system and radio out again, He said oh we'll get right on it ,I told him don't bother I'm going to shove this jeep up somebody's ass before we leave, Needless to say we drove out of there in a new truck at a greatly reduced price and got almost full price we paid for the jeep! that was nice of the dealership!

- , Mlps, MN, USA

problem #8

Jan 272015

Commander 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,127 miles

The sunroof leaks! I have cleared the drain tubes .... blew air through them, then poured hot water down. They drained fine. It rained two days later and the floor on the driver's side splashed as I got in. Water came from the grab handles and near the sun visor. TWO DAYS LATER... water dripped from the entertainment system! Something has to be done!

I keep my car well maintained but it will probably rust from the inside! There have been many complaints. Something has to be done.

- , Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #7

Mar 082014

Commander Limited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

Just bought Jeep today so not sure if the leaking sunroof tubes are a recurring issue but while we were inside dealership signing paperwork it was raining for hours. When I went to leave parking lot noticed saturated wetness and dripping water on corners of driver and passenger side inner roof. The sun viser was up and also wet. I'm assuming this is either from sunroof drain pipes or windshield. I loved the Jeep but now getting skeptical and owned less than 6 hours.

- , Strafford, MO, US

problem #6

Jan 082013

Commander 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

sun roof leaks, water comes in through "A"" post on the passenger side. tried to blow air through the drain holes but didn't seem to help. can hear water gurgling above on the driver's side also.

- , Reisterstown, MD, US

problem #5

Jul 062011

Commander 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

accordion style gasket in sun roof over the driver's head is loose/detached.

Update from Sep 24, 2013: can hear air rushing through

- , Reisterstown, MD, US

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problem #4

Apr 262013

Commander Limited 5.7L V8 Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles

Leaking sun roof- stopped up drains, carpet mold. Pray it doesn't rain when the jeep isn't in the garage.

- , Niota, TN, USA

problem #3

May 132007

Commander Limited 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

okay it leaked so many times we started a buy back they said they fixed it and sometimes it would leak within a week it would leave an inch of water on the floorboards blew out the radio 2 x's and nav system 1x had it in at least 5 times for this and they always said they fixed it, too bad we loved the commander but with the warranties about to go we had to get rid of it all because of this stupid leak drain tubes my rear.

- , Mlps, MN, USA

problem #2

Aug 012010

Commander Limited V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles

EVERY TIME IT RAINS OUTSIDE, IT RAINS INSIDE IN MY CAR. THE LEAK APPARENTLY COMES FROM THE ROOF. IT TRAVELS THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE CAR AND GETS THE ROOF LINING WET. WHEN THAT GETS WET IT LEAKS ON WHOMEVER IS IN THE CAR, THE FRONT, MIDDLE AND BACK ROWS. IT GETS SO BAD THAT THE CAR SMELLS AWFUL AND THE RUGS GET WET AND I DON'T MEAN JUST DAMP. YOU CAN ACTUALLY STEP ON THE RUG YOUR SHOES GET WET. JUST DISGUSTING. WHEN MY HUSBAND TOOK THE CAR BACK TO CHRYSLER THEY SAID THAT THEY ARE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM AND THERE IS NOT FIX.

- , Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 252011

Commander

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

I noticed that the handles in front beside the windshield were leaking when it rained.I took it to the dealer ship they said the drain tubes were clogged up so $144.00 later they cleaned them out. It still leaks and now makes a gurgling sound!

- , Blackstone, VA, USA

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