Jeep Commander Interior Broken Door Handle – Solved!May 27, 2012 8:45 am Jeep
Round Jeep interior door handles share the same problem as Grand Cherokees.
© DenLorsTools.com Summary: Jeep Grand Cherokees and Commanders share a faulty interior door handle assembly problem. Learn how 2006 and 2007 Jeep Commander interior handle repairs are made easy. The shape of the handle may be different in each model, however the problem is with the incorrect resin mix which results in a brittle and crumbling material causing failure just the same. This is obviously a manufacturer’s defect, however it’s a fault that is NOT covered under Jeep’s warranty. There’s no recall or service bulletin. Until recently, the only fix was replacing the entire door panels.
Chrysler designed the interior door panels on the Jeep Commander in such a way that the entire door panel had to be replaced rather than just the door handle. The interior door handle is plastic welded at certain points from the backside of the door panel. Now there’s a better way! The Jeep Commander interior door handle housing which typically breaks can now be replaced saving Jeep owners hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Click the following to see the product listings for the Jeep Commander Interior Door Handle Kits.
For example, replacing all four door panels at the Jeep dealer could run $2000. Now with the handle repair kit linked below (CLICK ON THE PICTURE) all four can be fixed for well under $300.
The ZT103 is the Gray Commander Interior Handle Kit.
The ZT104 is the Tan Chrome Commander Interior Handle Kit.
Also Paint to match
Due to different color options, either of these housing kits may be painted to match if they don’t match as desired. Simply use an interior trim paint purchased from a parts store or the local dealer. The dealer will look up the correct interior trim color by using the code found on the drivers door decal or by the VIN (vehicle identification number).
Note: We sell them in sets of four or in pairs. The pair has one left and one right and they can be used on the front or back. Car dealer pricing now available when purchasing 3 sets or more, please inquire. Also see our Grand Cherokee interior door handle kits.
Vehicles affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Jeep Commander interior handle.
Interior Door Handle Kit Now In Stock-with Handles Included instructions & hardware. It takes mechanically inclined Jeep owners about 45-60 minutes to install the first one and then the rest take approximately 20 minutes each. The door panel is first removed and then the plastic spot welds are removed one of several ways. Either drilled out, cut out with a razor knife or a Dremmel grinder can be used. Then the old handle housing (what’s left of it) can be removed. Then the replacement handle is installed from the back side of the door panel using the hardware we provide. Then the door panel can be re-installed. See the links below.
We want to make an installation video Looking for a Commander owner in the Riverview Florida area that needs a door handle installed. Contact us if you are in our area.