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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
127,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace moonroof (1 reports)
2006 Jeep Commander windows / windshield problems

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2006 Jeep Commander Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 222018

Commander 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles


The glass separated from the frame in the moonroof while I was driving down the highway in July 2018, basically creating a gaping hole in the roof. I went to the dealership to have it fixed as it seemed fairly part specific and it took almost two months just to get the parts in. (I was told Jeep had started working with a new manufacturer for that part and they were behind in getting it out.).

After the new glass and frame were installed the seal only lasted a few weeks before it started leaking again. Back to the dealership for a new gasket around the new glass. Then in January of 2019 the glass separated from the frame again. Third trip to the dealership and they installed a (second) new moonroof with a (second) new gasket. Even with the new parts the moonroof would still leak from time to time.

- John S., Comstock Park, US

problem #1

Sep 302015

Commander Limited 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

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This has been a huge pain...there is mold and mildew in my jeep commander! It leaks every time it rains!! I would have never bought this vehicle had I known it did this. This is my only real complaint with this car, but it's a huge one!! I will never be able to re-sell this vehicle because of this problem! I am stuck with this waterlogged, moldy mildew filled piece of crap. We can't leave things in the floor board, because it will get ruined. The radio screen has been replaced 2 times, and now I just don't deal with it because the water has ruined it again! Huge waste of my money and a hazard to my wife who drives it with my 3 year old son, and 1 year old daughter!!!!

- Andrew F., Elberta, US

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