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#328 of 386 Gas Cap Loose, MIL Light On, Crystal at Chrysler Recommends
Mar 29, 2010 (12:03 pm)
gas cap on 2006 jeep commander was loose (not the three clicks, someone else filled for me the last two times and i noticed this), so i am thinking that is why the Malfunction Indicator Light went on this morning (manual says that can cause this); the commander has 42k on it and i have had problems with it prior to its hitting 36k.
called chrysler today and crystal said that - i told her gas cap had been loose and i filled with ultra premium but light was still on - she explained that several typical driving cycles' (as manual indicates are required before light will go off if it is just a loose gas cap) would = about 50miles and that if light remains on after 50 miles, bring it to service center.
the light is on but not blinking (manual says blinking light suggests need for immediate servicing)
other than the light, the commander is driving well enough. since purchasing used at a local Westport-Norwalk Jeep Dealer (who failed to file warranty papers at time of purchase thus leaving me without a warranty) i have put another $6k into the car, bad brakes, bad tires, new starter, leaking fuel, transmission and power steering lines, etc., i .e., i am hoping that the loose gas cap really could have brought on this light and that 50 miles of driving will cure it.
any insights/experience with this?
#329 of 386 Re: Gas Cap Loose, MIL Light On, Crystal at Chrysler Recommends [itabot]
Mar 29, 2010 (12:42 pm)
The warranty filing issue sounds like a legal matter to me... I suggest getting those receipts out and consult an attorney.
I've had the gas cap issue a couple of times lately. Check engine light goes on and auto start will not work for a few cycles, then it re-sets and works fine. Best/worst car I've ever owned. Definitely going to get a third party extended warranty as factory coverage comes to a close in 10k miles. Good luck!
#330 of 386 Re: Service 4WD system [mdonigan1]
Apr 22, 2010 (7:32 pm)
My 07 also bogs down then accelerate when making a turn. Did you get this resolved?
Does your Commander also jerk around 40-50mph climbing hills?
#331 of 386 Re: Service 4WD system [Cruz63]
Apr 23, 2010 (4:02 am)
no solution..... im told its because of the automatic transfer of power from tires that slip to those that grip. Anyway, I gave up on complaining and im out of warranty now. But I have 46k on it and own it. Best of luck....
#332 of 386 Re: Service 4WD system [mdonigan1]
May 15, 2010 (4:58 pm)
My 2006 jerks like that...it's been to the dealership twice and the have sent it home with no explanation both times. Now not only is it still jerking but the front end is shaking along with the jerking. I am so fustrated!
#333 of 386 Re: blower fan problem [kjr8115]
Jul 03, 2010 (2:01 pm)
There are two phillips head screws on the passenger side that hold the cover plate. Remove the screws and pull out the plastice uncover plate. The fan blower is held by 3 hex torque screws. Remove the 3 trque screws and the fan blower drops right out. The mouse will be in the middle of the squirrel cage. We just removed the 3rd mouse this year. Be sure to clean out everything with Clorox and Lysol. Use Ozium to blow into duct work as well. Assembly is in the reverse order.
#334 of 386 Jeep Commander
Aug 07, 2010 (2:08 pm)
I just repair my Jeep Commander after an accident and the radiator fan won't ccome on. Can someone share some experience with me pretaining to this issue.">
#335 of 386 Re: Service 4WD system [mdonigan1]
Aug 10, 2010 (8:02 am)
gigagirl, did you find out what was wrong with the dash lights flickering? i am having the same problem, as well as the lights behind the temp guages. any insight would be greatly appreciated
#336 of 386 '08 Commander just would not start
Aug 15, 2010 (3:25 pm)
Pls. help!! I just drove to a Sunday mass and after the sevices, started to switch on the ignition, but won't start. I used another spare key fob thinking the other was defective, but same result. This is the first time it happened after puting in 42k miles./ Everything lights on the dashboard when switch to on, but no sound coming from the hood. Battery is good as shown on my voltage meter, horn works well, thightened and cleaned battery clamps, but still does not crank. I presume its an electrical problem between the starter or something. I had it towed just to be home. Can anyone please help me before I spend some dough again? Thanks. Lowenivy
#337 of 386 Re: '08 Commander won't crank
Aug 15, 2010 (3:35 pm)
I forgot to mention that I have an '08 3.7cyl 4 x 4 Jeep Commander with 42K miles. Hope it would help. Thanks again. Lowenivy