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: See the 8 and 10 minute door handle YouTube installation videos below. The two videos demonstrate how to remove the door panels on front and back and how to install the handles themselves. Jeep Grand Cherokees and Commanders share a faulty interior door handle assembly problem. Learn how 2006 – 2010 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. Now we have superior quality replacement interior door handles for Jeep Commanders and Grand Cherokees. For repeat business, we offer wholesale discount pricing. Available at our sister site WiseAutoTools.com. Call or email us with your email, your business name, address, phone number etc and we can enter you in our system quickly for same day shipping. You will only see discount pricing after you’re logged in on our WiseAutoTools.com website. DenLorsTools.com has low retail prices, but does not have the option for wholesale pricing at this time.
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.
See all the Jeep Commander Handles and replace the interior door handle instead of replacing the entire interior door panel.
Also Paint to match if needed. 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, pairs or singles. The pair has one left and one right and they can be used on the front or back.
Vehicles affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Jeep Commander interior handle.
Video below is of the installation of the left rear door handle.
The video below is of the driver’s front door handle installation. Just a little different due to the door panel being held on with one more screw. Also the front door panels have a small piece of plastic behind the side-view mirror area that can break easily if not careful.
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Comments: Just got your set of commander door handles. Only took me about an hour to do both doors. Really worked well. Thanks. Sure beats paying the dealership astronomical prices to replace the whole door.
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Interior Door Handle Kit Now In Stock-with Handles Included instructions & hardware. It only 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 link below.