2006 Jeep Commander Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Jeep Commander

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2006 Jeep Commander Problems

Interior door handles break off of door panel

Owners have reported several instances of the interior door handles coming loose or breaking. The factory door handles are part of the entire door panel, so an OEM or factory repair would require replacement of the door panel at considerable cost. There are multiple aftermarket solutions involving removing the door panel to repair the original assembly, or retrofitting an aftermarket interior handle to address the issue.

Service 4WD System Warning Light On

The service 4WD system light may illuminate with no fault codes stored in the final drive control module (FDCM). Our technicians tell us a software update for the FDCM is available to correct this concern.

Solenoid Pack failure after P73 Recall

After having a Recall completed (Solenoid Pack failure after P73 Recall for Final Drive Control Module) my 2008 Jeep Commander 5.7L got stuck in 4th Gear and became un-drivable. My Wife stopped the car, turned it off and back on and it when into Drive OK (D on the Display), but when she got up to speed on the Freeway again, the display changed to 4th Gear (4) and when she exited the Freeway, it wouldn't go back into Drive (D). She couldn't use...

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2006 Jeep Commander Questions

I took my to the shop because it makes ticking noise and shakes. (1 answer)

the mechanic said I needed an oil change. Ieft the truck there with him. Only for him to call me back to say my transmission is bad.

I have changed all spark plugs and ignition coils but still misses while idling (1 answer)

One day started missing really bad and check engine light came on and I check the codes and it said multiple cylinders misfired so I changed all spark plugs and ignition coils. I started it up and I still runs the same with alot of misfiring and turns off by itself.

I have a transmission problem that is causing my annual inspection to fail (1 answer)

How can I get an inspection sticker when the engine light goes on indicating transmission problem, When I drive 50 plus miles, the transmission will not go into 2,3 gear. Why does that happen. If I let the engine cool, reset indicator light, keeping the speed to 50 and acceleration at or below 2...

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2006 Jeep Commander Recalls

The Engine May Turn Off Unexpectedly

While operating the vehicle the driver may hit the ignition key with their knee, accidentally moving the key out of the run position. If this were to occur the engine would turn off, affecting various safety systems and increasing the risk of a crash and/or personal injury. As of this writing, the remedy for this recall is still under development.

The Transfer Case may Shift into Neutral Unexpectedly

The 4-wheel drive transfer case can direct engine power to the rear wheels only, all four wheels, or in its neutral position, non at all. These vehicles are being recalled because the transfer case can shift into its neutral position without warning. If this were to occur, engine power would not reach any of the drive wheels and the vehicle could not move under its own power. Dealers will reprogram the final drive controller which governs the transfer case to correct this concern.

Bad Programming in Control Module May Cause Engine to Stall

Improper programming in the PCM powertrain control module may case the engine to stall. This could cause a crash. The dealer will reprogram affected units. The Chrysler recall # is H19

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2006 Jeep Commander Reviews

2006 commander My jeep has been showing transmission over temp off and on. I feel it tugging when driving, we've had the transmission fluid replaced but still showing sign and tugging. I would not buy another jeep. These cars are not cheap and I can see myself spending a lot of money on transmission repairs, who knows what's next.
Don't by this death trap! I have had it to many dodge service centers and they could never find a problem with the 2006 jeep commander. Even though, I would tell them it would shut down and lights go off and on and engine would stop on a mountain,on the interstate,etc. Then after charging me a$100 plus for their time or changing a light bulb for$150.00 and the list goes on and on until one da...
My 2006 jeep commander is the worst car I ever bought. I've had several lights come on. The air bag light has been on for 2 years now. Had it service 7 times,by 2 differnt dealers, for this light, and after changing many parts it is still on. The main computer and transmission went out at 75000miles. Replace exhaust manifold bolts 2 times and is ready for a third time. Muffler failed and was on...

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