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#103 of 350 Re: Stalling Electrical Issue [jenh1]
Aug 06, 2007 (11:24 am)
As of May 1, 2007 The National Highway Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation that could lead to the recall of 136,444 Jeep Commanders because the engine stalls unexpectedly.
I have a 2006 Commander which I am leasing, in the past 4 months it has stalled 4 times-all of which were different driving scenarios. I have taken it to my dealership like many of you before and of course they can't duplicate it. I have called around to numerous dealerships like Chrysler suggested and none of them can help me....surprise!!! I am 9 months pregnant with a 2 year old and I am scared to death to drive this car. I contacted Chrysler and they are more than willing to blame the dealership than take responsibility for a dangerous car. I lodged a complaint with the NHTSA and I am waiting on paperwork to start an investigation.
I, like the rest of you are at a loss, until Chrysler admits a problem none of us are going to get a resolve.
#104 of 350 Re: Good news! [jbeck22]
Aug 06, 2007 (12:22 pm)
I called the Governer's Office of Consumer Affairs and spoke with the nicest guy. Here is a link:
Print out the Additional Lemon Law Forms. It is very simple and easy to understand. We just got a copy of our vehicle history printed out from Ed Voyles and are getting ready to start compiling the information. (How many times it was in for each thing.) I spoke with a really nice guy names Eric and the office of consumer affairs. I will keep everyone posted. Hope that helps. I can't believe that the national highway safety people still haven't recalled it with that many people calling and complaining.
#105 of 350 Re: Driving and My Commander TURNS OFF [gug]
Aug 06, 2007 (7:04 pm)
I have had the same issue with my Jeep. The Jeep just shuts down. Like you, I take the Jeep in to the dealership only to be told they have been unable to duplicate the problem. The last few times I have been able to predict when it is subject to shut down. A couple of days before the shut down, the Jeep will get a little skip/sluggish while traveling in slow traffic once this starts it is just a matter of time before the shut down
#106 of 350 Re: Jeep Commander Stalling [steve_]
Aug 07, 2007 (5:15 am)
I love the look of my Commander, but I am having many problems with it that seem minor until I get killed!
-Car stalls when turning or slowing down - turning left in front of traffic is a gamble!
-There is a high-pitched noise that comes from the right passenger side when on the interstate.
-The gas tank does not let me fill up past 3/4 of a tank - it kicks off and won't let anything else in. This means that I am filling up all of the time.
I had the car in for the stalling a couple of weeks ago, any my dealership said that this is a problem they are having. I was told it needed a software update, but it stalled again after the update.
#107 of 350 Re: Driving and My Commander TURNS OFF [rbyers]
Aug 07, 2007 (5:17 am)
The same thing happens to me. I didn't think about it until you said it. I have noticed that mine will jump for a little while and then it shuts down after this starts. I originally thought I had a loose spark plug or something. I try to do the right thing and buy an American car, but I have never had problems with my Mazdas or Nissans!
#108 of 350 Re: Jeep Commander Stalling [lrooks]
Aug 07, 2007 (6:53 am)
The noise you are talking about is what we call the "whistle" - Jeep knows about it...it has to do with how the window is/isn't sealed and a firewall thing I think. My windshield was replaced twice, but after the second time, it doesn't seem to happen as often and when it does it's barely there. The stalling is not a software update. Have your dealer call Krissy at Ed Voyles Chrysler/Jeep in Marietta, GA. Whatever they did to mine seems to helped the stalling...it has become sluggish again, but it has not cut off since they did whatever it was that they did.
#109 of 350 Re: Driving and My Commander TURNS OFF [nginnetten]
Aug 10, 2007 (4:47 pm)
Hello. I purchased my Jeep Commander 4x4 in 06 new. Just before the first maintenace was scheduled it shut off on me from the parking lot to the stop sign. I now have 16,000 miles and it has shut off on me a total of 5 times. The factory radio was defective (cd player didn't play) and I waited 7 weeks for a new one. Last week the truck shut off again after five hours from me picking it up from the dealer. Heritage Jeep Chrylser in Northern, Va. horrible service reps and GM for new car sales. Rude rude rude. They replaced some software that was supposed to do the trick.
Wrong answer. I took it back that same day dropped it off and it took an act of congress to get it back. They let it sit while they serviced paying customers. They told my fuel injectors were clogged and to take care of that for 163.00 because that could be the problem. This vehicle is a world class lemon. Chrylser doesn't even provide a arbitrator in the state of Va. Thank god Va. has a lemon law that entends to 18 months. I was told by a mechanic at another dealer that Chrslyer is aware of this problem and that he replaced every computer chip in one truck and it still kept shutting off.
#110 of 350 Re: Driving and My Commander TURNS OFF [lemon06]
Aug 11, 2007 (5:36 am)
I agree...read through some of other other posts. I would call the National Highway Safety People - apparently they are the only chance we have to getting the things recalled. There are all ready several opened investigations (I believe 197). I also called my state Governors Office of Consumer Affairs. Anyone we can educated about this cars the better.
#111 of 350 Re: Driving and My Commander TURNS OFF [lemon06]
Aug 12, 2007 (7:53 am)
If your waiting for a recall that will not happen anytime soon i promise you that.The reason being is there has to be a deffective part.We (dealers) dont have any idea what the defective part is there for no recall.What i would do if i were you guys would be call chrysler first 1-800-992-1997.you will get nowhere with that call you might get a cair #/file number which is only good for documentation.Documentation is very important to you guys at this point.the next step is to call the BBB.they come down very hard on dealerships and the Genral manager has 30 days to respond.When they get those BBB letters they will pretty much kiss your butts.And off the record i have been told by chrysler to start replaceing ignition switchs if people come in with this concern i fail to see the logic in this but its something to try. Iwill keep you posted on the results and any new info that come to me .
#112 of 350 more stalling
Aug 12, 2007 (12:41 pm)
I filed under the lemon law several months ago and am still waiting to hear from Chrysler. In the meantime, I continue to be saddled with a vehicle that I consider a threat to personal safety. I have been borrowing a vehicle for several months out of fear of driving the commander and it stalling on me in traffic - again. However, I've exhausted the kindness of others and have to start driving the commander again. My biggest concern was getting it stopped and restarted if it went dead on the interstate or other high traffic area. But, the other day my husband and I "practiced" on back roads. We made it turn off and it was pretty simple just to put it into neutral and restart without fighting to get it stopped and out of traffic (which is difficult when you lose power steering and brakes). We also discovered that mine would restart while still in drive (without ever putting it into neutral). From what I understand, this shouldn't happen - but nothing else can surprise me about this pathetic vehicle. It is a shame that I've had to resort to such measures with a new vehicle, but it looks as if getting rid of it will not be easy and we're stuck. Good Luck to you all and do file with the National Transportation and Safety Board if you haven't yet.