Why Was the 2006 Jeep Commander Recalled?


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The most recent widespread recall of the 2006 Jeep Commander was due to faulty ignition switches that could turn off accidentally, potentially leading to a stall and airbag malfunction. The manufacturer recalled the model previously for power-train, seat-belt, brake, suspension and electrical problems.

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Chrysler announced the ignition switch recall in 2014, and it affected over 792,000 vehicles. The ignition switch could move into the off position by accidental contact with the driver's knee. The manufacturer no longer makes the Commander, but it redesigned subsequent Chrysler vehicles to avoid this issue.

This was the largest recall of the 2006 Commander. Previous issues with the car's electrical system caused a recall of over 295,000 vehicles in 2013 and similar numbers in 2007 for a brake problem.

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