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#306 of 386 response to having your commander towed
Sep 21, 2009 (6:19 am)
Trite but can't help myself - welcome to the club - I have gone through this twice in the past year - it happened that again (within one year) it appears to be the 'starter'. Interestingly the last post placed by me regarding this - I have been so darn disgusted I decided I wouldn't even follow it up - but then your message - hence response. I was told the last time we brought it in - until the jeep died again they wouldn't be able to duplicate anything! Well someone must have been listening - as the darn thing died right in the entry way of the dealership - couldn't have asked for better! Sorry you are encountering same - a year back had to have it flatbedded back from Sheboygan to Libertyville, IL as it was a Sunday afternoon & everything locally was closed and I run a business. Anyway have them check the starter - ridiculous as it sounds to us, this done twice in one year - it appears that is the problem with this commander I've got. Again it's a 2007 - bought it new - and mind you has less than 20,000 miles as my office is but 3 minutes from my home! Best,
#307 of 386 Re: response to having your commander towed [gigagirl]
Sep 21, 2009 (6:34 am)
Thanks for your welcome and response. Funny you should mention - just got off of phone w/ dealer service: They started the Commander right up this a.m. and could not find any diagnostic code. I will call back and suggest they actually take a look at a mechanical not software based cause... the starter.
BTW, this on the heels of 3 trips to service last week to diagnose why car is sticking in fourth gear. Love this vehicle (Limited, 5.7 Hemi), but considering going down replacement road, hopefully w/o invoking Lemon Law...
#308 of 386 Re: response to having your commander towed [commbri]
Sep 21, 2009 (6:35 am)
Did I mention that we bought w/ 4200 miles on it, now has 9100?
#309 of 386 radio goes out then car wont start
Sep 26, 2009 (7:23 am)
i bought a 2008 commander in 8/08. it had to be flat bedded to dealer in 2/09 because first the radio/phone/navigation system went dead. after a day the car would not start at all, completely dead. it just went in for the 5th time in 7 mos. the dealer replaced the radio system twice didn't work. they think it is a intermittent software problem. they said that the computer shuts the radio down because it senses a problem so it shuts down the least critical system. but the problem is that it also causes a drain on the battery- eventually going dead!! i contacted a lawyer. any advice???
#310 of 386 2007 Jeep Commander (Fatal Crash)-Stall at high speeds
Nov 16, 2009 (2:05 pm)
search under Rumsey, Joann
The newspapers describe it all and pictures speak a thousand words.
This 2007 Jeep Commander crashed by stallling at a high speed claiming the lives of a young woman 40 years old and her 2 children who were 4 yrs old and 18 months old.
Please search and review this incident before selecting to put your family in a brand new Jeep Vehicle. A 5 star crash rating will not do much good if the vehicle stalls at a high speed and the driver is unable to control such vehicle.
Please, if you have a family review this before purchasing a Jeep Product
#311 of 386 2008 Jeep Commander - Amplifier
Dec 12, 2009 (4:30 am)
Hello, I've had the same problems posted here as it relates to the whistling windshields and the Water in the Dash.
The whistling windshield though I didn't know that it was a common problem. Mine didn't start until I had the windshield replaced from a stone chip. I had SafeLite AutoGlass out to replace the windshield 4 times - thinking it was their faulty work. It's now fixed and I haven't had a problem since.
The water in the dash I was told was from a clogged drain in the sun roof. But I had sooooo much water it actually shorted out the speakers. Got that fixed.
Now the new prob... Had some crackling in the speakers and then no audio at all. Took it to the dealer and was told it needed an update. After nearly 2 hours of labor they tell me its not an update that the Amplifier was "burnt" and so were the feed wires. Everything was blackened. and it was going to cost 700 plus to fix it.
Well I bought the extended 100k warranty and was then told that I didn't buy a Chrysler warranty from the original Jeep Dealer but some after market crap and the "new" dealer wasn't going to honor it. After hours of going back and forth the dealer agreed to honor the warranty but then had the audacity to tell me they went over the allocated amount of claimable warranty hours and that I was expected to pay this. I wound up NOT paying it but good grief this has been agrevating.
I'm thinking at this point that the amplifier went due to the previous water issue but no one will tell me. I'm somewhat mechanically inclined and know that to have this arching problem there's something seriously wrong somewhere with the electrical in general or that there is water. And I'm now very concerned since I have this 3rd party warranty instead of a real Jeep Warranty.
Any thoughts from the peanut gallery.
#312 of 386 Re: Well so it seems here we go again '07 commander issues [gigagirl]
Jan 02, 2010 (8:04 am)
I was wondering if you ever got the starting issue resolved. I have an 06 Limited and am experiencing the same issues as it occassionally will not start. Took it in to the dealer and they could not replicate the issue. thanks
#313 of 386 Re: Well so it seems here we go again '07 commander issues [jaynbay]
Jan 02, 2010 (8:33 am)
Yes, I did, thank you. Replacing the starter and pretty much all the modules seems to have fixed the issue. Luckily ours is still under warranty so "gee, let's try replacing this" approach is still possible. Dealers could not replicate. Actually, it did happen once since and I sat there, breathed in and out three times, removed key, tapped steering wheel, prayed - then it started right up.
#314 of 386 response to your question...
Jan 04, 2010 (9:36 am)
for my 2007 - twice it was the starter switch - twice in one year -
Now separately and recently all the advisory lights for service 4wd kept popping on -brought it in they replaced the brake switch (seemed odd to us a brake switch) but anyway two weeks later the same thing happened again and they had me bring it back in overnight and again replaced the brake switch!!
Hope that helps - good luck!
#315 of 386 Won't Start/Fluids Leaking, etc
Jan 30, 2010 (9:46 am)
I have a 2006 Jeep Commander, 3.7, 4x4 with 22K original miles.This truck has multiple problems. Right now it is sitting in the driveway leaking fluids. The most fluid leaking is yellowish and oily feeling. Tons of it. My son checked the fluid resevoirs and discovered that the power steering fluid keeps disappearing as well. This truck will not start right now. When I turn the key all the dashboard lights come on but the truck doesn't turn over. The "not starting" has been going on for a couple of months. It has been flatbedded home twice. I go out to start it and it starts like nothing is wrong. I get in to start it to go back home....won't start. I have had it in to be looked at but it started each time the mechanic turned the key. (go figure). The very last time it started there was a loud rumbling coming from somewhere under the car. In addition, the windshield wiper fluid won't spray. The fluid resevoir is full but the liquid won't come out. In addition addition, when backing up, the back up bells ring even when there is nothing in the vicinity of the truck. Also. My dashboard tire light is always on. Never goes off. I have had it in to the dealer for this. Dealer claimed it was fixed but the light came back on and has been on since.The last time I brought the truck in for service it ended up costing me $700.00 and I only wanted a yearly sticker. Before I bring it in for service I am hoping that someone can give me an idea of what all these problems stem from. Things have changed since 2006. I am now on a fixed income and can't afford these dealer visits at $700.00+ a pop. Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.