2006 Jeep Commander Problem Reports

Most Reported 2006 Jeep Commander Problem Reports

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A water leak from the sunroof and/or headliner is often caused by clogged or misrouted sunroof drain tubes. Inspecting the sunroof drain tubes should be the first step in checking for the cause of these type of water leaks.

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.

3.7 V6 and 4.7 V8 engines may develop exhaust leaks due to broken exhaust manifold bolts. Exhaust manifold gaskets and bolts should be replaced as necessary.

Delayed engagement of the automatic transmission may be due to a faulty internal cooler return filter. Our technicians tell us all cooler filters with the "AB" suffix on the part number are suspect and should be replaced.

Many reports say that the plastic is breaking and cracking at the door handles of the Jeep Commanders. I have had mine replaced at the cost of $1200 for two of the them. The cause is the spring that activates the door latch when you pull on the handle. If you pull the handle and let it slap back into position, there is a part of the actual handle that will hit the plastic. The spring attached to the handle has a lot of strength and it will ove...

Vehicles with manual temperature control may develop a condition where warm air is coming from the instrument panel outlets when cold has been selected. Our technicians tell us a revised air distribution housing is available to correct this concern.

An abnormal noise may develop from the HVAC blower motor as a result of debris ingestion. After any debris is removed, an air baffle screen can be installed on the inlet opening under the cowl grill to try and prevent a re-occurrence of the problem.

EGR valve position sensor fault code(s) may be stored in the powertrain control module (PCM) resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light. A PCM software upgrade is available which may correct this issue.

The engine may be hard to start and/or illuminate the Check Engine Light with code P0340/P0344 stored. The common repair is to update the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software. In some cases replacement of the camshaft position sensor may also be required.

A whine sound may develop from the power steering immediately after starting the engine at temperatures below 32 degrees. The repair may involve replacing the remote mounted power steering reservoir.

A squeak noise may be noted from the rear suspension. Replacement of the upper spring isolators and reorientation or the rear springs may be required to correct this condition.

The thermostat may fail causing illumination of the Check Engine Light. A failed thermostat will require replacement.

Spark knock, noise/vibration/harshness, and/or Check Engine Light issues may develop. Our technicians tell us powertrain control module (PCM) software upgrades may correct these concerns.

Use of a cell phone with the vehicles radio on can cause a buzz or clicking sound from the radio speakers. It is recommend to move the cell phone away from any components of the radio system if this occurs. Replacement of radio system components will not correct this concern.

Our technicians tell us that various driveability issues and/or illumination of the check engine or electronic stability program (ESP) warning lights may occur on vehicles with 3.7L V6 and 4.7L V8 engines. A powertrain control module (PCM) software upgrade is available which may correct these issues.