Are you confused about the reliability of the Jeep Commander? The Jeep Commander is a big and reliable seven-seater SUV that’s perfect for any family. Although the Jeep Commander is a good SUV, there are some common problems that owners should be aware of.
Jeep Commander’s reliability rate is approximately 62.5. Due to the Jeep commander’s common problems, the rate of repairs is high. One of the main downsides of this vehicle is its transmission system. In addition, legroom difficulties, Sunroof leaking, temperature control, etc are the other common problems.
In this context, I’m going to describe the 5 most common issues with the Jeep Commander. After reading this content, you can decide whether buying this vehicle is the right choice for you or not. So, without further due let’s get started.
Is Jeep Commander Reliable?
When it comes to reliability, the Jeep Commander outperforms other vehicles in its category. The reliability rate is 62.5. This rate is based on the number of reported problems per 1,000 vehicles. So, you can mark this as a pretty good score.
Actually, the reliability score varies from model to model. Previous model years of the Jeep Commander have flaws, whereas later models have fewer issues. You can get good performance for at least 15 years.
You may face several issues after that, which is not uncommon. You will see similar issues on other vehicles as well.
5 Jeep Commander Common Problems
After researching customer reviews and consulting experts, I can identify the 5 most common problems of the Jeep Commander. You should know about these problems. It helps you to be prepared. So you can avoid these issues in the future. Let’s take a look at these issues:
1) Don’t have enough legroom
Legroom is a portion of a vehicle that provides space for passengers to move their feet. An ideal legroom space should be 30 to 32 inches. This space provides you with room to stretch your legs while driving. However, the Jeep Commander has limited legroom space. It has only 28 inches of legroom.
Now, you can ask me, “Is the legroom space in other cars the same?” Let’s see a chart of other car’s legroom information.
|Model||Front seat legroom||Back seat legroom|
|Toyota Corolla 2020||42.0 inches||34.8 inches|
|Jeep Cherokee||41.1 inches||40.3 inches|
|Ford F-150 Lariat||43.9 inches||43.6 inches|
As mentioned, the data proves that legroom is an issue in jeep commanders. They don’t have enough legroom to be considered a regular vehicle.
2) Transmission Engagement Delays
Transmission Delays are not a new or rare problem with the Jeep Commander. From the model “Jeep Commander 2007 V8” this problem was reported by many drivers. Some owners have reported that their cars take a brief pause when switching from neutral to drive. This usually lasts around 2 seconds before fully engaging.
Is it possible to fix it? You can fix this issue. The average cost of a Jeep transmission replacement is $2400. The cost of international travel varies depending on a few factors, such as:
(i) Year Model.
(ii) The auto shop you take it to
(iii) Jeep model no
Not including the cost of a new transmission, you can anticipate an additional $1000-$1200 in labor costs. Because installing a new transmission takes a few days in the shop. This increases your anticipated labor costs.
3) Broken Door Handle
Broken Door Handle is another common issue that Jeep Commander owners experience. This issue occurs when the handle breaks off from its attachment point on the door. The rate was high in the “Jeep Commander 2006” version. At that time 2k reports were made by Jeep owners.
According to CARcomplaints, “To repair the broken door handle, you need to spend $570.”
The price may vary from year to year. Nowadays, every part’s price is higher.
4) Electrical Issues
An electrical problem is common in most of the models. Several vehicle functions are interfered with by electrical issues. Such as Malfunctioning dash gauges and faulty backup sensors. These problems are associated with the electrical system. It can be really annoying and dangerous.
In Jeep Commander 2010, VIN is generally excluded. Due to excluded VIN, the car’s resale value is decreased. It leads to electrical failure. If you decided to buy a 2nd hand 2010 model; make sure to get the car to have VIN.
If your Jeep doesn’t have VIN, then you should include it. Otherwise, you have to spend a lot of money on repairs in the future.
5) Leaking Sunroof.
The sunroof leaked and the water accumulated in the side beams. It is an issue for the Commander. Most of the model years between 2006 and 2010 had this problem. The company is trying to find the root cause. In the updated versions, they have improved the sealing. So, the new models don’t have this problem.
Due to sunroof leaks, you may face water damage. It can cause the development of mold and mildew. You may need to replace the carpet or other parts of your vehicle. Here are few tips for you:
What are common problems with the 2006 Jeep Commander?
Generally, there are three common problems with the 2006 Jeep Commander. The first one is the problem with the engine. It can be caused by several reasons. Such as a faulty oxygen sensor or a dirty air filter. The second one is the electrical system problem. This is often caused by a bad connection between the battery and the starter. The third one is the transmission problem. Usually, it is caused by bad transmission fluid.
Are Jeep Commanders expensive to fix?
It depends on what problems your Jeep Commander has. For major issues like engine or transmission problems, it will be expensive to fix. However, for minor issues like electrical system problems, it won’t cost you much.
What year did Jeep have transmission problems?
The transmission problem is a common issue between the 2014-2017 models. However, the updated 2018 Jeep Commander has no such problem. The owners reported that the transmission is working well in their 2018 Jeep Commander.
Finally, I want to say that all cars will have some form of mechanical issue as they get older. Even though the Jeep Commander has a few problems, that doesn’t make it an unreliable car.
Don’t judge a car solely on the number of complaints filed with the NHTSA. Do your own research and come to your own conclusions. If you consider all of the factors, you’ll be able to make a more informed decision.
So, guys, now we are at the end of the content. If you have more questions about the Jeep Commander, feel free to email us. Thank You.
I am Rick Bofia, a Jeep mechanic with a wealth of experience in repairing and maintaining Jeeps of all models and ages. I take pride in my expertise in diagnosing and repairing complex Jeep problems, from engine and transmission issues to suspension and brake system repairs. My passion for Jeeps and my dedication to delivering top-quality services have earned me a reputation as a reliable and trustworthy mechanic in the Jeep community. Whether you need routine maintenance or major repairs, you can trust me to get your Jeep back on the road in optimal condition.