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#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.
#316 of 386 Re: Transmission Problems [Cruz63]
Jan 31, 2010 (7:02 pm)
Hi...I am having the same problem with my 2006. Jerking around 40 mph. It's been to the dealership twice this month and they can't diagnose it. Did you ever have any luck?
#317 of 386 Re: Transmission Problems [tdouglas1]
Jan 31, 2010 (7:35 pm)
Sorry. I am in the midst of these issues right now. I haven't put it in the shop yet. My car is undriveable. It will be flatbedded to the shop this Wednesday. I will post back if the shop finds the problem. Right now I am trembling in my boots over how much money this excursion to the shop is going to cost.
I wish Edmunds.com (or anyone) could post a list of reputable mechanics on a state by state by city basis. Then it wouldn't hurt so much when we hand over $700 plus for car problems because we would know that the job was done right.
#318 of 386 Re: Transmission Problems [taken4aride]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 31, 2010 (10:40 pm)
I wish Edmunds.com (or anyone) could post a list of reputable mechanics
Click on the Local Services tab above. Other members are writing reviews of mechanics.
Car Talk has a similar deal.
#319 of 386 Contact Local Congressman, Constituent Complaint Form
Feb 24, 2010 (12:03 pm)
Member of Congress who recommended the Jeep Chrysler Bail Out recommended the following: ask your local congressman for constituent complaint form and provide details of your complaints using that form to them; this is appropriate because Jeep Chrysler received bail out from US Government, i.e., your local congressmen and congresswomen care about how Jeep Chrysler, a.k.a., a company that they allowed their constituents to bail out, is treating those constituents.
#320 of 386 Re: Contact Local Congressman, Constituent Complaint Form [itabot]
Feb 25, 2010 (1:39 pm)
Thank you very much for this information. I will try. Although, in my mind the Chrysler Corp doesn't care what anybody thinks of them and their Jeeps.This can be evidenced by the problems the Jeep Commanders are still having. At some point you'd think Chrysler would step up their game and make Commanders which don't have issues.
#321 of 386 Re: Jeep Commander Problems [CommanderCrap]
Feb 26, 2010 (1:32 pm)
I think this sounds like what we have been dealing with. Once our Commander is warmed up when you go to down shift to stop or turn it knocks. At the time of the knock it also gives a jolt and its almost as if its having a hard time getting into that lower gear or maybe like it is seizing. Its been a while since your last post but I was wondering if anything every came of your problem. Ours has been in the shop 4 times and the 1st 2 times they said it needed a update to the software (which did help for about a month each) then the next time It was I and not my husband who took it in and the service manager told me it was normal and that ALL Chryslers do it. I told him that I was not stupid and that if in fact all Chryslers do do that then more people would be concerned because it sounds like it is doing damage to the transmission. Last time the man my husband talked to finally agreed to look into it and said that it does look like there is an issue and when he figures out what they are going to do they will call us. Well 9 months later we are still waiting for that "call". I LOVE my car. I don't want to get rid of it but I worry that the warranty will be up and then we are really going to be screwed.
#322 of 386 Re: Jeep Commander Problems [fishersn]
Feb 26, 2010 (2:21 pm)
Gotta tell you - my warranty will be up Mayish '10 then the fallback and/or extended one I'd purchased takes place - regardless of all, I'm so fearful that we'll again be on the darn road, a distance away, and have to have it flatbedded back - I'm seriously considering unloading it at that time. Probably getting myself in another bed or worms and considering Cadillac but time will tell as will much research into it. As much as I love the look, service folk have been over-all helpful - wow it's just not worth it for all the problems we've encountered over and over! I guess you really know you feel a major problem when both my husband and I have talked about our road trips this coming summer and even considered renting a mobile and/or taking his FJ which is not as comfortable of course - but unlike the commander it is reliable! That tells it all. I will be however, looking into the constituent complaint form if for nothing else than to get all these problems further on record! Hope it works out for you guys however!
#323 of 386 Transmission Commander 3.7liter
Mar 12, 2010 (7:55 pm)
Hello! My 2006 commander 3.7liter automatic, approx 42k miles, seems to be "stuck" in 5th gear from time to time. i start off at light, and it seems bogged down... if i floor it, the rpm may jump to only 2500max and the engine sounds smooth, yet loud. it accelerates very slowly. when up to 35-40mph, it rides as if nothing is wrong. at next stop sign/light, same problem. it feels like trying to start in 5th gear...Also, when its in this "state", i cannot shift down using the autostick. its permanently stuck in "D"... it wont shift down to 4, 3, etc.
if i then pull over and shut off engine, then start again, it seems to "reset" itself. i press on the gas, and i accelerate like nothing was wrong. i can then use the auto stick to shift up / down as i please. this problem started a few weeks ago and didnt happen for a week. then it started again a few days ago, and seems to happen once/day. if i shut engine off, then on, its fine until next time i turn off again.
Please Help troubleshoot!
#324 of 386 2006 Jeep Commander 5.7 Hemi Starter troubles
Mar 16, 2010 (4:33 pm)
I had the starter replaced back in March 2008.... 2 years later now they are saying the starter is bad again but not under warranty.
Anyone seem to have these starter troubles at all? not sure if its worth getting it refurbished instead of paying for a new one now