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#376 of 384 I sued Chrysler.....
Feb 21, 2012 (8:56 pm)
I feel your pain!!!!!! My 2006 Jeep Commander has been nothing but problems! Lets see, I have replaced the battery twice, I had to have the sensors replaced because my truck gears would light up and would go into nuetral while driving. The belt fell off one time while driving and I ending up pushing the truck off the road while my kids where in the truck! When it rains it sounds like a water fall inside my truck! I have had my tranmission worked on several times! My warrany expired April 2011 and conveniently my engine goes out and not to forget that my tranmission is leaking AGAIN! I hired a lawyer in October 2011. I had to buy another vechile while still making payments on my Jeep Commander. I had to settle on a payment from Chrysler for $2,000!!! Their first offer was $750.00!!! So, now I have to buy a engine quoted at 3,000 and this is not including labor.... Chrysler said they would not pay anything more since my truck has 82,000 miles on it.
#377 of 384 Re: I sued Chrysler..... [cynthia619]
Mar 07, 2012 (9:29 pm)
Thanks for sharing: it's not the best news that the Jeep Chrysler Settlement only = $2k but it gives me something to work with; I think that going after Chrysler is a waste of time, and my time is worth $. That said, once there is a fatal accident documented to be a result of Jeep Commanders' manufacturer's defects, then going after Jeep Chrysler will be worth it. I hope it doesn't come to that; apparently, Jeep Chrysler doesn't care if it comes to that, i.e., it will make it's money, save its money, and bury it's head in the sand until that day comes.
#378 of 384 Cost for 2006 Commander 60K Service in Connecticut
Mar 20, 2012 (1:24 pm)
The dealer price for 60k Service in Fairfield County, CT is about $1300! In round numbers:
Oil, filter: $50
Tune up/plugs, PCV valve: $450
4WD Service (transfer case, tranny, differentials): $550
Coolant flush and thermostat: $250
Does anybody know of a reputable indendent garage in Danbury/Wilton area that might save me some $$$?
#379 of 384 Re: Cost for 2006 Commander 60K Service in Connecticut [fatjack1]
Apr 30, 2012 (8:42 pm)
BP/Getty in Wilton; Mike is the owner, and ask for Tom. I only let Tom work on this car. He is a genuine Jeep enthusiast, and, he is way ahead of the curve in understanding how to rehab these Commanders. Their prices are not low and they are not high, i.e., they are just right. What's more: their integrity makes up for Chrysler-Jeep Corporate's lack of the same. Also, they give you estimates for free which is not something that the Jeep dealer is willing to do (the dealer will charge to research a problem and to remedy a problem even if their remedy proves to be incorrect whereas this service station would not do that).
I'm so grateful to this shop for their work that I joke about removing the hood letters 'JEEP' and replacing it with 'TOM & MIKE'
#380 of 384 Water Leaks, if only in passenger side, are likely AC
Jun 01, 2012 (7:20 pm)
drain clogged. It's common problem in most Chryslers.
#381 of 384 2006 jeep commander front cont module
Sep 20, 2012 (10:52 am)
we had the water leak and after 4 times in they fixed it.....but now a front control module...which they again fixed but needed a new battery because of it, also 3 other problems with wiring a harness and 2 other modules...are they all connected they want me to pay out of pocket for the others ..my car only has 64,000 on the 70,000 warranty but will only cover the fcm.....shouldnt they cover all the damage since one could have caused all this??
#382 of 384 Rear Differential Problems
Nov 27, 2012 (9:16 am)
We bought our jeep commander new in 2006 to use for travelling. It's been garaged it's entire life, we drive it only for trips, no hauling (don't even have a hitch). At 12,000 miles we had a puddle of oil under the car and had to have the pinion seal replaced (covered under warranty). Then ~40,000 miles the rear pinion bearing went bad (we suspect that they over-torqued it when they replaced the seal), but they wouldn't cover it. That cost $1200. Then 3 weeks later there was differential fluid on the rear driver side tire....... the hub was leaking. They said it wasn't related to the replacement of the pinion bearing, but, of course it was. After arguing and threatening legal action, they fixed it for the cost of parts ($300). We have the replaced hub and it is fine... the o-ring was damaged (a $2.00 part). The day after we got it back from having the hub replaced, the pinion bearing was making an awful sound, so we took it back and they replaced it again. Now 2 weeks later, the "whining" sound is back....... This is so frustrating! Has anyone else had problems with the rear end?
#383 of 384 Re: 2006 jeep commander front cont module [2006comm]
Feb 28, 2013 (5:13 pm)
I want to thank you any everyone else for posting their concerns. I am having similar issues too. As a result, I've replaced a battery and a starter. The lights are flicking on and off over the seats and on the dash. My 06 Jeep Commander recently shut down at a gas station. It would not take a jump. So, I had to have it towed back home. I recently had a diagnostic done at the dealer. So, I called them to ask why did they think I was having this problem. They said "it's a common problem. Sometimes the wires in the starter get rusty. It's a easy fix. It will cost about $400.00. After that, my husband wanted to attempted to start it again to avoid the cost of a tow. It started right up. Like there was never a problem. Now I don't believe it is the starter. I think it is the same problem other owner are having with the front cont module. I am really afraid to drive this truck. Also, listed as a issue on my diagnostic results. The transmission software needs to be reprogrammed for over $800.00. I think the 6/ 3.7 engines should be included in the recall for this too.
#384 of 384 Opposite results
May 17, 2013 (1:36 am)
I have a 2006 Commander with 108K miles on it and very few problems. In fact I took in in today for an oil change and asked when I should change the spark plugs. The service rep said 30K miles. I sad I have 108K miles and still have the original plugs. I had (1) AC fan go out, replaced with a $30.00 unit from Amazon. Also replaced brakes, wiper blades, tires, fluid changes, battery - that's it. Original belts, plugs, and everything else still original. Bought it when my daughter was 9 years old, and she will soon be getting it as her car. The car is built like a tank so I feel safe giving it to a new driver.
Just thought some good news on the Commander, as most here have problems. I guess people that don't have issues don't take time to praise a vehicle.