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Broken interior doors at the handles. on Jeep Commander
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I have the same problem with my driver-side door handle being broke, but there was no way I was going to pay that much money to get it fixed. So I did some research online and found a web site www.denlorstools.com where I can order replacement door handles. There's a video that shows how to replace the handles in DIY fashion. No reason to pay a dealer $1000 just to replace some door handles! http://www.denlorstools.com/autoblog/2012/05/jeep-commander-interior-broken-door-handle-solved/
I have an 06 Jeep Commander 5.7 Hemi with chrome handles. The handles began breaking apart shortly after 60,000 miles. I got replacement handles on ebay for about $45 each. 90,000 miles later they are still looking like new, and did not have to pay $600+ for each door panel. It is very easy to install, just a little hassle to take the panel out, but well worth it. Just search in ebay for "2006 jeep commander door handle". Make sure you select the correct one for each door. (eg. FR, FL, RR, RL).
The plastic surround around the door handle became fractured and slowly piece by piece began to break off and fall into the inner door. As of now have not had it fixed viewing the costs some of you have cited.
Drivers side door handle broke. I used a plastic epoxy and glued it back together.
2006 Jeep Commander60,000Visitor
both driver and passenger door handles have broken...
My 2006 Jeep Commanders door handles also broke into pieces all for of them . I DO NOT have the means of paying 500.00 per door to replace handles.
2006 Jeep Commander70,000Visitor
The plastic that holds the doors handle are broke
2007 Jeep Commander15,000Visitor
Door handles broke
2006 Jeep Commander75,000Visitor
I have had all 4 handles break. The plastic is so weak and brittle, it literally crumbled with any pressure. Before Denlors Tools sold replacements, I used a 2 part epoxy to repair the plastic. The repair worked for a long time, but then it failed. As of now, I have replaced 3 handles and the 4th still has an epoxy repair holding - but I have the replacement handle on hand for when it fails again. The Denlors Tools replacement handles match perfectly, are reasonably priced and very easy to install.
2006 Jeep Commander77,896Visitor
Opened the door on a cold day and door handle cracked on driver side....also happened to passenger side...not sure when.
Doors broken very cheap
2006 Jeep Commander65,000Visitor
I contacted Chrysler shortly after the purchase of my commander and reported this problem. They denied any knowledge of this situTion. This issue was denied any wrong doing by Chrysler and they tried to blame this on abuse by me and my family however I advised them I purchased a jeep for the well known durability and fact that it was American vehicle but was completely dissatisfied by the cheap plastic door handles provided on a 100 year vehicle company with notoriety in the service industry & off road durability. Chrysler did agree to replace all four of my panels as they were all broken at no charge to me. I did have this completed but have since had another issue of the exact same kind. I am glad to see that some one now has a repair kit at a much less expensive cost to fix this reoccurring defect in this design. Although I'm overly disatisfied with the fact I again have to repair this problem, my commander is a great running truck that has served me very well for the past 9 years. Very littl maintenance and she runs like a champ. For those like me who have had this problem, thank you for the repair kit to save $300-400 per door for the entire panel to replace as the handle is a major issue and a necessity to have working properly.
2006 Jeep Commander128,000Visitor
When opening the door on the right rear door handle broke and on the other doors the plastic is cracking
all foru of my interior door handles are broken, each one cost at least 50.00 and who knows how much the labor will be.
2006 Jeep Commander100,000Visitor
we had three out of four door handles break when opening the doors, the ring cracks the problem is cost still broke
2006 Jeep Commander88,000Visitor
Roof leak ,all service lights on ,plastic broken around door handles,four wheel low switch does not work.
2006 Jeep Commander101,236Visitor
Front and both back door handles have broken.
2006 Jeep Commander90,000Visitor
Every time I get in my 7 year old son broke both of the back by useing them correctly and I pay over 100$ a piece and I still can't get them in right I'm worried if we rolled me or my son couldn't get out and that just cheap engineering there all breaking
2006 Jeep Commander130,056Visitor
broken plastic around left and right front doors. Causes difficulty opening doors.
2006 Jeep Commander152,000Visitor
Both handled on the inside of my 06' jeep commander are broke. We really have to work the handle and jiggle it for it to open.
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