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#228 of 350 Re: Jeep commander no start [dougfr3sh]
Apr 08, 2010 (12:02 pm)
Unfortunately, I cannot provide a reply or any additional assistance, but I have what sounds like the exact same problem. I have a 2006 Commander. In the summer of 2007, it started having the same starter issue...all the normal battery type functions work properly, but the engine won't turn over at all and it makes a clicking noise when attempting to start. I seem to have narrowed my issue even further...it does this during the summer months. It appears as if the internal temperature of the car reaches a certain level, the non-starting clicking issue appears. Once the car cools, it will start without any issue. Any time i have attempted to take the Jeep in to have the issue reviewed, it can't be replicated (of course).
Like you, I'm not sure it's the starter, but it sounds like it would be. Of course, I don't necessarily want to replace the starter seeing as it works just fine 8 months out of the year. I'm only anxious during the summer months and it has repeatedly performed like this over the course of the past 3 years. It's maddening. If anyone can provide us with some additional information about the issue so we have a shot at correcting the problem, it would be much appreciated.
#229 of 350 Re: Jeep commander no start [fomerjeepfan]
Apr 08, 2010 (5:04 pm)
i'm anxious driving this commander all of the time. i have noticed that after starter replaced, though i don't have problems starting it any longer, the stall problem while driving grows worse. the stall is subtle, i.e., it's not a complete stall it's just an akward hesitation that happens when i am in slow going and start and stop traffic.that said, the long drives up to ski in vermont and upstate new york and sail in maine are not happening because the chances of this car breaking down are so high.
#230 of 350 Re: Jeep Commander Start Stall and Idle Problems [itabot]
May 21, 2010 (4:25 pm)
I bought my car used a year ago. It has been nothing but trouble since! I have replaced the starter once. Had to have it towed home today. The problem, it wont start. Turn the key,lights come on radio works, etc...motor wont crank. All you hear is "click,Click,click". Weve had trouble with suspension and everything as well. Also the gas light seems to come on too fast! Put gas in drive around town and your on "e" in no time...gas leak maybe? Service lights for everything come on all the time! This suv is CRAP!!! Wish I had never gotten it! I wish they would recall the starter and it would cost nothing to replace. Chrysler/Jeep should be ashamed of themselves! They received a bail out...where the hell is our help!?
#231 of 350 Re: 2006 Commander 5.7 Limited Won't Start [jaynbay]
Jul 02, 2010 (6:44 am)
Same problem here. 2007 Jeep Commander will not start about every three months, regardless of snow, rain, or sun. Sits over night at the dealer ship after being towed and starts right up. No dealers can find a problem, ever. We have found however that under the hood in the fuse box, the starter fuse or relay when messed with will sometimes help get it to start. Look at the diagram of the fuses on the lid and you will see where the starter fuse or relay is. Broke down again last night and this time I tried everything and it would not start. We waited two hours and were going to get a hotel for the night, as that cost as much as the tow, I tried the jeep and it hesitated then started up. The only sound the jeep makes when trying to start is the slight clicking noise coming from the fuse under the hood labeled starter. Its a big black box fuse in the long skinny fuse box toward the cabin of the jeep. We're about to trade in the jeep today unless we can find a fix.
#232 of 350 Re: 2006 Commander 5.7 Limited Won't Start [2007jeepowner]
Jul 02, 2010 (6:56 am)
The problem is the starter. Demand that the dealership replace it. After multiple failed trips to the dealer to get our issue resolved, our warranty ran out. Finally, after reading several posts that seemed to point to the starter as the culprit, we went back to the dealership and had the starter replaced. Since we had been in for this issue prior to our warranty expiring, we contacted Chrysler and they reinbursed us for the repair bill. We have not had any more starting issues since having the starter replaced.
#233 of 350 Re: 2006 Commander 5.7 Limited Won't Start [2007jeepowner]
Jul 02, 2010 (7:07 am)
apparently, mine is going to need a new starter again. it is acting just the same way it did before the last starter was replaced by the dealer i purchased it from almost a year ago. chrysler would not reimburse me for the cost of that starter, and I certainly have no intention of letting that dealer get paid to work on that jeep again.
i just also had frozen caliper replaced.
the cost of rehabilitating this commander since i purchased from dealer is approaching $6k. The next new starter that i will need before end of summer = another nearly $400 and the lights on dash have never stopped flickering so what that will be...that said, at this point i have invested so many new parts in it, it should last quite a while.
the only sticking point is the dealership i purchased from. they should be reprimanded/fined by chrysler. how much control does chrysler have over quality of its dealerships?
#234 of 350 2007 Commander won't start, now stalls in transit
Jul 26, 2010 (8:08 pm)
We purchased this jeep used whilestill j deer the manufactuer warranty. The first time it didn't start was in May, on mother's day after sitting in a parking lot for a couple hours. No warning, no lights, nothing. Just wouldn't turn over. They replaced the starter. It happened again, they replaced the computer module. The check engine light would come on and then disappear, since they found nothing wrong with it they told me it was probably bad gas. We purchases the extended warranty. The entire reason we bought this car was to tow our boat for a trip we recently took and started and ended in near disaster. Three weeks ago the car didn't start again, no warning, no reason. Towed it to Jeep and it started. They replaced the starter and then it wouldn't start foe them, they replaces the fuel pump again. Since we were leaving on vacation we paid to change all fluids and spark plugs just to p,ay it safe. We nervous put were assured the car was imperfect working condition. We made it to vacation, however almost did not make it home. While the jeep was running, going 65 mph on the Ny thruway in the middle lane, towing our boat with our two children in the back seat ... It died. No power, no brakes, very little steering. We had traffic on either side barreling down on us ... 18 wheelers included. It started for a brief moment and my husband was able to coast to a reststop. It's now at a jeep dealer and they want to replace the fuel
Ump a third time in a year and a half. Something is very, very wrong here. What does it take to get jeep to recall????
#235 of 350 Re: 2007 Commander won't start, now stalls in transit [discouraged1]
Jul 27, 2010 (8:01 am)
i had similar start problem about a year ago, it was replaced and though the car continues to have start problems, it starts. the dealership it was purchased from (norwalk/westport, ct) and replaced it will not take responsibility for it.
last week on I-95 similar stall to yours happened, albeit i'm fortunate that i didn't have small kids in back of car because obviously that would have been much worse. what jeep did was - driving at about 65mph steadily for about 10 minutes and then all of a sudden it was like i had pulled up the emergency brake up (I hadn't) and the car dropped speed (this all happened over about 3-5 seconds) and then all dash board lights lit up like they do when you immediately start the car but then within 2 seconds the lights went off and the acceleration increased on its own...back to speed i had been driving it at/relative to how much i was pressing on gas pedal. i'm lucky there was no traffic around me at that moment.
if jeep were more responsible and if the government cared enough about this situation to do a recall i would of course, in the interest of public safety, bring car in to be looked at because if this happens again a major accident could be the result; but, as it stands - just look at this thread to see the efforts already spent to get jeep to take care of this - nobody in authority effectively believes that these are real or dangerous problems to have out there on the roads...so i'm not going to go all out to diagnose and fix on my dime. i am though when it becomes necessary replacing everything under the hood of my commander
#236 of 350 2007 Commander w/Hemi stalling
Sep 06, 2010 (12:58 pm)
Hey. I see a lot of good troubleshooting in this thread, but mostly about tsb 18-049-07, which seem to apply only to 2006 Commanders.
I have a 2007 Commander w/Hemi. It stalls when stopped at lights or stopped in parking lights every time we drive it more than 15 miltes. Turn it off and start it back up and it will stall a little while later, sometimes 2-3 times on a single stop light cycle. Have had it into the dealer 3 times so far. They replaced the MAP sensor and poked around on it a bit, but it is definitely worse than before we brought it in the first time.
Today it stalled while approaching a light, rolling at about 15 MPH. I stuck it in neutral and started it back up while rolling, but that was a first. Check engine light stayed on for the rest of the 75 mile drive.
Any advice I can give the dealer? Is there any point to tsb 18-049-07 with the 07 w/Hemi? Thanks!
#237 of 350 2007 3.7L Commander
Sep 22, 2010 (10:02 am)
I have a 2007 Jeep Commander 3.7L that my husband and I purchased in Feb 2010. No problems, everything was fine until Aug 2010. One day, mid-Aug, I went to start my Jeep & got absolutely nothing. Very upset since there was NO warning that anything was wrong & I had just drove it; it wasn't even turned off for 5 mins! I was able to unhook the battery and let it sit for a while then hook the battery back up & it started just fine. This worked for about a week. Now it has been sitting in my in-laws front yard for almost a month with no signs of life. We replaced the starter, still nothing. Tried jumping it, it started once. Drove it around the block then shut it off. After it sat for an hour, we had nothing but "click, click, click" from the starter. We have also had the battery tested, it's good. Checked every fuse & relay in the vehicle, nothing. Check engine light blinks 10 times(open circuit), still haven't found the open circuit. Hooked it up to a computer at a dealership, which read nothing. Out of ideas at this point, frustrated and without a vehicle... Any ideas/suggestions??