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#241 of 350 Make it right JEEP company!! Ignition switch cause of all problems
Jan 31, 2011 (3:09 pm)
I have a 2006 Jeep commander, electrical probs-the dash lights- on off at random, wont start, click sounds, blowers shut off, transmission gets stuck in3rd gear. it has been back for transmission recall. Same probs. Called Crown dealership in Dublin Ohio, talked to garage, told him the probs, first thing that came out of his mouth was " Ignition switch", I didnt even have to ask what was wrong, he knew.
I called Jeep today, the company, started a claim because I refuse to pay for something Jeep knows about.Its stuck in 3rd again, and it wouldnt start again this weekend, then it decided to get stuck in 3rd gear today. Complete BS, Jeep said they would process the claim , send it to a manager for approval and research?
Really, they need to RESEARCH problems with the JEEP COMMANDER?
#243 of 350 Re: 2006 Commander 5.7 Limited Won't Start [itabot]
Feb 01, 2011 (4:17 am)
Hi, mine was an '08 V6 Commander. It had the same problem as yours. It is not the starter, not the battery and not the computer. My brother-in-law who works for Daimler-Chrysler says the "Jeep thing" are very complicated. It is from the very start of the manufacture that the design was a flop. No long term testing and brought up to the market in a haze. The overall mechanics of the electrical system and the computer were not really co-related in some aspects, in a sense that it falters at a any moment in time, and that fault lies in sudden malfunction. You can replace all electrical parts including the computer, starter, alternator, relays, starter switch and what have you, sooner or later the problem of stalling will occur, whether in hot or cold temperature.
Do you know why they stopped manufacturing these supposed to be anice SUVs? The integrated electrical design was a flop. It came out in 2006 up to 2008, 2009 or 2010 was a carry over just to get rid of the previous stocks. Do you still trust your dealer's mecahanic of their guessing game? Not even Jeep, Daimler-Chrysler can resolve the occuring problems of these "Jeep thing"or if they do, they would not seized producing these nice SUVs. I used to loved my '08 V6, but when all the problems evolved, No other options but to get rid of it. My tow truck driver adviced me not to have second thought to trade it in and so I did. The driver says he towed a countless of times of similar vehicles, at least 5 Commanders per month. Well, good luck to those who still have it!!
#244 of 350 Re: 2007 Commander won't start, now stalls in transit [discouraged1]
Feb 02, 2011 (6:00 pm)
Our 2006 Commander with the 4.7 just decided not to start...96 000 on it, and this is the third time this year it "threatened" not to start, but this is the first time it has actually refused. All the dash lights come on, the battery is at 12.45 v, drops to 11.7v when the ignition is switched on. Headlights good etc I do not believe it is the battery or the starter, but... any ideas? Seems to be a common problem!
#245 of 350 Re: 2007 Commander won't start, now stalls in transit [jggr]
Feb 02, 2011 (6:31 pm)
I posted a theory a few weeks ago that all these problems may have to do with the ignition switch. I have only owned my 07 for 2 months now. But shortly after I bought it my knee hit the keys in the switch and it died on me. But I cranked it back up before it rolled to a stop. I think the last two posts are also "headed in that direction too". Not sure of course that this is your problem, but you may want to explore that.
#246 of 350 Re: 2007 Commander won't start, now stalls in transit [jggr]
Feb 03, 2011 (2:47 am)
that was exactly what happened to my Commander & when faced with that repair the dealer said it needed a new starter. Got that starter & then, because of the 'threats to not start again', started again, brought the commander to a service place in Wilton, Ct where they actually have a genuine Jeep - not just expert- but enthusiast on staff. He didn't need to again replace the starter but has done several replacements on the Commander so that it doesn't threaten to not start any more. It seems as though the parts on The Commander 2006 installed on the 2006's in 2006 deteriorate quickly...they aren't what we think of as Jeep quality. But the replacement parts made now hold up better.
If you're keeping the commander I would try to find out your area mechanics that actually are experts and enthusiasts...it's the only mechanic that is going to be able to steady the car's reliability. Good Luck!
#247 of 350 Re: 2007 Commander won't start, now stalls in transit [itabot]
Feb 03, 2011 (5:39 am)
What did the mechanic/enthusiast do instead of working on the starter?
#248 of 350 Re: 2007 Commander won't start, now stalls in transit [jggr]
Feb 03, 2011 (6:12 am)
You are right there, battery nor the starter are not the problem. I owned an '08 V6 which had a stalling problems too.I replaced the starter and the battery with brand new ones, new key pod and computer, but the poblem of stalling at any time still exist. It happened for 18th time in two years, and had spent a lot of dough curing my Commander's relentless illness, I call it cancer. I used my Advantage warranty for their towing services and it's good having that. Then I had known that the stalling problem was the result of incompatible electrical and computer design which was installed during the manufacturing process and there was no long term test at all for the vehicle and was placed in the market in a haze. So the result and the ultimate decision of the corporate "Daimler-Chrysler Motors, LLC" is to stop the Commander's production in 2009, 2010 is a carry over of the dealers to ged rid of the remaining stocks. (Sources came from the corporate insider). Come to think of it, why would they stop its production when in fact it was selling in 2006 and 2007?
Maybe some owners does not have the same problem or is it? We all love our Commanders, but is it a reliable SUVs? We can keep it and why not, but we have to brace ourselves when the rough gets going! Good luck.
#249 of 350 Commander won't start
Feb 07, 2011 (6:23 am)
I own a 2006 Jeep Commander that I have only recently had problems with. The dash lights have recently flashed on and off. Also, for at least 2 days it wouldn't start intermittantly and as of this morning, it won't start at all. I have cleaned the battery leads and noticed that a cable running from the battery with 2 female connectors is missing a part in the middle and is apparently broken. What is that for? What does it do? I have purchased an online Chilton's manual but cannot find an exact match as to what that part is. I wanted to avoid the dealer. Does anyone have a suggestion? Thanks!
#250 of 350 Re: Commander won't start [galan]
Feb 07, 2011 (7:38 am)
I would call 203.761.9541, that is BP in Wilton, CT. They solved all of my Jeep Commander Problems. I'm guessing you aren't located near there but if you tell them you read about them on Edmunds, that they solved another customers' jeep commander problems, etc., they might talk you through it (it sounds like you know what you are talking about).
p.s. avoid the dealers at this point because 1. they are only towing the party line in a tough economy, a.k.a., customer service isn't a priority, and 2. non-dealer service shops seem to take greater pride in solving problems.