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#361 of 384 Re: 2006 Jeep Commandr - Power Steering Failure [martinellis]
Dec 02, 2011 (1:05 pm)
I have a 2006 Jeep Commander 4.7L. bought it at Peel Chrysler (Mississauga, Canada). Had tire indicator problem for one tire.... would not indicate tire pressure, took it to dealership and they replaced/recalibrated the sensor $$$.
As of today I'm having intermittent starting problems...... All the dashboard lights and blower motor turn on when the key is in the ON position but the vehicle just wont start!!! The past few times this has happened, all I would have to do is to wait 24-36 hours and the vehicle would start with no problem??? Although when it does start the blower motor will sporadically turn on and off.... Cant wait for the cold weather to begin. OH yes, almost forgot to mention that since the first month that I've owned the vehicle (3 years) I have had transmission problems...... It seems to take a freakashly long period of time to switch from first to second gear. At times I wonder if my transmission is about to explode?! But when it finally does shift into second, the following gear shifts are effortless??? Brought it back to the dealership twice for this same problem and each time they so called "fixed" the problem it would reoccur a few weeks later. They revised the software the first time and replaced the filter the second time (not covered under warranty). This went on until my extended warranty expired and I dont want to have to use my hard earned money to pay for them to fix and not repair my problem!!! So to this day I truly believe that the only way to resolve my problems is to get rid of the CRAPPY COMMANDER and NEVER, EVER PURCHASE another CHRYSLER VEHICLE EVER AGAIN!!!
Good Luck to all the Commander owners out there.
#362 of 384 Re: won't start and leaking windshield [taken4aride]
Dec 02, 2011 (1:17 pm)
Love your sense of humour!!! I guess if you cant drive it, you might as well laugh about ( at ) it.
#363 of 384 My Commander Dream Car turned Ice box
Dec 05, 2011 (1:07 pm)
Okay, so same problems. Start, no start, start, no start. Tire problem, no problem, leaking windsheild, easily scratched paint you name it. I still love the car, I am just angry that no one seems to know what the hell is wrong here. At this moment I finally had mine towed to the dealership after being stuck in a freezing ice box at the gas station. Oh yes, filled her up and then she repayed me by not starting. Same thing will not start, however, all of the other features come on. When I go to turn it off the computer says the transmission is overheated when it is clear that this could not possibly be true. So at this moment I am paying $100 hr. for confused mechanics. Any advice?
#364 of 384 Re: My Commander Dream Car turned Ice box [lkittila]
Dec 06, 2011 (8:00 am)
Yes, get an aftermarket service contract. We got a good one for 2,500 or so, which will take us through 100k miles. Of course, nothing has gone wrong since the initial slate of troubles, probably because every computer component in the car was replaced. Leather seat is starting to crack on driver's side, though - unacceptable at 50k miles.
#365 of 384 Jeep Commander Gas Mileage & Recalls
Dec 12, 2011 (11:08 am)
We bought a 2006 Jeep Commander 5.7L in July. We like it but it could get better gas mileage, we average about 12.7MPG. Have noticed some engine hesitations while going 30-40 MPH and engine at 1-1.5k RPM. Not sure if this is causing the below average mileage or not.
Also, I only read a few posts and noticed alot of engine not starting issues. I wonder if anyone has found that there are some recalls on various Jeep Commanders. One notably for engine stalls. Here's a link.
#367 of 384 Re: Don't buy Jeep Commander [commbri]
Dec 15, 2011 (8:29 pm)
I've also replaced many components. Now, today, the radio - the buttons on the bottom of the radio panel - are not functioning. The radio display has been flashing for about 3 years now but I have not had it replaced deciding instead to replace parts that were keeping the jeep from starting, running without talking, etc.
Have you ever had this radio problem? If you did, what was the solution? I'm worried about cost of - not even the repair - but the time it will take the audio repair shop to determine the problem; I haven't been able to find audio repair with jeep commander experience.
#368 of 384 Re: Transmission Problems [dreichert]
Dec 19, 2011 (8:42 pm)
I also have a 06 jeep commander & have been having the same exact problem with the jerking when I reach 60mph. The engine light comes on after it jerks Everytime. My husband is deployed right now so I've taken it to several mahcanic/dealers & no one can seems to find the problem, I get a different solution to whats wrong everywhere I go. Finally my friends husband came home from deployment who is a mechanic and told me it was the transmission. I've been waiting to figure the problem out for some time now, so now the end result... now my transmission completely gave out & I'm basically carless at the moment.
#370 of 384 headlight & brakelight covers let moisture in
Jan 16, 2012 (12:06 pm)
does anyone else have this problem of the head and brake light covers not fitting well enough so that moisture seeps in? that eventually dries up but as soon as the air is damp, it rains, it snows, etc., the moisture is in there again.
so far it has not impacted the lights working, but given The Chrysler Jeep Commanders 'overall water leak issue' and the eventual results of that, I think that this is a problem that also needs fixing.
so, if anyone else has the same problem and has been able to successfully fix the problem, please share. the independent service stationS that i have gone to regarding the windshield leak tried to reinstall the covers and were not able to remedy the problem; they believe it's an overall autobody defect.