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#119 of 350 Re: Jeep Commander Stalling [steve_]
Sep 04, 2007 (4:44 pm)
I had my jeep commander stall on me yesterday. I had just returned to Houston on a long trip and was driving on a about 45 miles an hour when the engine shut down on me. I lost my power steering, power brakes, etc. I only have 3200 miles on my brand new 2007 Jeep Commander. It would not restart and I had to have it towed back to the Helfman River Oaks dealership where I bought it. They looked it over today and said that it was a bad fuel pump. I am not sure how a fuel pump can go bad after 3200 miles. I am concerned about this and, after reading some of these posts, I am worried that it is something else. Has anyone else had a bad fuel pump with a new Commander? It seems as if Jeep has put quality on the back burner for now.
#120 of 350 Re: I filed the TX lemon law on my 2006 Jeep Commander [joannaanton]
Sep 05, 2007 (3:39 am)
I have not gotten to that point yet - mine is going back in the shop and then we will actually file. Please keep us posted and let us know how it turns out. From what I'm reading on the Lemon Law papers, even if it's a favorable outcome, you still lose. If you do the math, based on the miledge, whether you trade in for another or have them repurchase it, you still get screwed. I'll say this...I will NEVER again purchase another American made car. I hate to be unpatriotic, but I this is a HUGE pain in the neck. I am about 30 minutes from the Jeep dealership and have two kids. They won't give us a loaner anymore, so I am just out of a car when they have to fix it. I have always had Toyotas or Hondas and never had this type of situation. Again, please keep up posted! I would have them extend your warranty through the life of the loan and have it written in that you get a loaner anytime they have - financially, that is your best bet if you were in a loan agreement. I'm not sure what the best option is for a lease...
#121 of 350 Re: Driving and My Commander TURNS OFF [gug]
Sep 06, 2007 (7:54 pm)
We recently purchased a used 06 Jeep Commander about six weeks ago. While driving the car completely stalled, I lost all breaks and power steering. I almost drove straight into the front of a house before quicly through the car into neutral and restarted. I could have been killed if driven on the highway at speeds of 70mph. Thank God i was on a side street going about 30mph. The car is currently at the dealership. They have put on a recording device to recapture the stall as no codes were saved when the car stalled out while I was driving it...Basically I have been told that Chrysler had a multidiciplinary taskforce working on the stalling problem, but there is no fix. So now I am sitting on a car which we owe a ton of money on and afraid to drive my family in it.....Any other stories of this same problem and if you found a solution!
#122 of 350 Re: Driving and My Commander TURNS OFF [erin22]
Sep 07, 2007 (5:22 am)
Sorry to say that what you describe could not possibly have happened. You never lose brakes and steering, they may be harder to push or steer but they're never gone. If you had time to throw the car in neutral and restart it before crashing through the front of a house, you certainly had time to push on the brakes! Stalling doesn't cause a vehicle to go out of control. Maybe you should consider giving up your license and going to mass transit.
#125 of 350 Jeep Commander Stalling
Sep 28, 2007 (4:33 pm)
The dealership where I purchased my 2006 Commander gave up on trying to duplicate/fix the stalling problem. They called the service center at Benchmark Chrysler Jeep in Birmingham. From what I understand, when Benchmark ran my VIN through their computer system it was noted as needing a software upgrade. I took the Jeep in on August 13, 2007 for the upgrade. Good news....knock on wood..the jeep has not stalled yet. I am not sure how this works but here is the number to Benchmark 205-957-1313.
By the way, The dealership in which had purchased the Jeep had indicated that they had loaded the software upgrade. My guess is that their upgrade did not work.
#126 of 350 Jeep Commander Complete Shutdown
Oct 01, 2007 (5:46 pm)
Have owned this vehicle for alomost two months. It only has 2,145 miles on it.
First time it shut down did not think much of it. It also happened when my wife was driving the car and she did not think anything of it and we never made the connection. Yesterday it happened again, twice, both on my way to a soccer game with my wife and two children and then on my way back. On the way there I was turning left after stopping at a stop light in front of oncoming traffic. The engine shutdown and all power steering and power brakes were lost. The car coasted into the turn and down a slight incline. I was able to muscle the car to the side of the road and slowly stop as I pulled over to the curb. Put the car into park and was able to restart. On the way back from the soccer game I was accelerating after stopping at a traffic light and the vehicle shut down completely. This time as the car was coasting to a stop, and cars behind me were honking, I shifted into neutral and was able to restart the car.
Called a Jeep delaership today and took the car in tonight. When I explained the problem to them, they did not acknowledge that this is an issue with these vehicles. Will see what they say tomorrow but the postings on this board have certainly confirmed that there is a problem with this vehicle. I also called NHTSA and reported the problem as a potential tragedy waiting to happen.
It is incredulous to me that these vehicles are even being allowed to be sold. The good news is that the more people speak up about this problem the greater the likelihood that the word will get out and hopefully sales of this car will come to a halt. In the meantime, it is completely irresponsible on the part of Chrysler/Jeep to be selling them.
#127 of 350 Re: Driving and My Commander TURNS OFF [lemon06]
Oct 13, 2007 (6:11 pm)
I wish i had known all this...
My husband is currently about halfway through an 18 month deployment with the US army to the middle east. He was home for two weeks in september and we purchased an '06 Commander, used, for a great price and were THRILLED...at first. we hadn't had the car for a week before the first stall...we thought it was something WE did, like bump it out of drive or hit the keys and didn't think anything of it. Less than a week later, driving 65mph down the highway it turned off again!! and the transmission light came on...hubby put it in neutral and got it started again but i was flipping out! i made him pull of and take it to the nearest dealer which was less than two miles from where we were. it was hooked up to the diagnostics and the guy told us the computer said it was some freak accident where our onboard system read a weird barometric pressure and shut the car off because of it...whatever the heck that meant. I was skeptical, but the car seemed fine after that.
last week i was driving home late at night from about 3 hours out of town...after about 2 hours of driving my headlights started flickering...it increased in frequency and duration the whole last hour and became increasingly difficult to keep on...thankfully i made it home before the completely died. i haven't driven in the dark since.
two days ago i was on the last few minutes of a six hour drive to see relatives and i was sitting in traffic and just starting to move and THE CAR DIED AGAIN!! i had NO STEERING and NO BRAKES and i almost got rear ended. I was TERRIFIED!!! i couldnn't get it to resart for about a minute. this time i knew it wasn't anything i did or some stupid "barometric pressure freak incident" and started doing my research...
how the hell can they sell this car to people?!?!?! i have two toddlers and i'm TERRIFIED to put them back in this car.! We are a military family, we have limited funds, and we sunk all our savings in to buying this car! My husband is overseas and the car just rolled over 36,000 so is oout of warranty.
i don't know what to do. i've lodged a complaint with the NHTSA and Chrysler and as soon as i get enough money to take it to the dealer, I'm going to do that too, but it doesn't seem like anyone really knows how to fix the problem, so i feel like its pointless.
I'm also planning on contacting some of my lawyer friends and see what i can get done.
i'm angry, i'm so angry that i put so much of my husbands hard earned $$$ into this vehicle and i'm scared to drive it. My husband thought he was buying us a SAFER car and its worse than what we had (which is VERY hard to do). I don't even want to tell himm because i don't want him to have to worry about that while he's getting shot at everyday.
this whole situation makes me LIVID
sorry, i just had to vent. does anyone know if this problem is only with the 06 models or are the 07's just as bad? which "fix" is the most effective? what the heck should i do with this thing?
#128 of 350 Re: Driving and My Commander TURNS OFF [cbestbaby]
Oct 13, 2007 (11:31 pm)
the car just rolled over 36,000 so is oout of warranty.
Not necessarily! You brought the problem to the attention of a dealer while the car was still under warranty. They failed to fix the problem and the problem continues. You may still be covered by that warranty.
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