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#252 of 350 Unintended Starting
Apr 18, 2011 (6:40 pm)
I have a 2007 Jeep Commander with the 5.7 HEMI
I have not experienced any stalling issues or failure to start, but have experienced the delayed acceleration where the vehicle doesn't respond to pressing the accelerator, then suddenly lurches ahead.
Today, however, I experienced the weirdest thing ever -- I clicked 'lock' on the key fob and it did lock but all STARTED without any key ignition. I unlocked it, put the key in, and turned it off.
This is very weird and very unnerving -- has anyone experienced this??
#254 of 350 Re: 2007 Commander won't start, now stalls in transit [jggr]
May 11, 2011 (10:54 pm)
I love my commander but it died on me yesterday...I too thought it was the starter since I had full battery power and it just wouldn't start. It has threatened not to start 2 times before, all within the last week. I am planning on a road trip in June and now am worried that it wont be the starter after all. Note: after leaving it sit in a parking lot for 5hours it started back up. windows/locks worked during this episode in aux....not sure what to do from here.....
#255 of 350 Re: 2006 Commander 5.7 Limited Won't Start [jaynbay]
May 11, 2011 (11:34 pm)
mine just started but as I see....its a common problem. I own a 2007 V6 and I have owned the vehicle for less than a year and its done it three times in two days. I have not had any problems with it for the past year (except the windshield seems to break alot (twice in 7 months). I dont know what to do about the situation.....
#256 of 350 Re: 2007 Commander won't start, now stalls in transit [cjrn]
May 18, 2011 (6:11 pm)
I have had problems with my 2006 Commander since October 2009. My Jeep stalled on me while coming home from Norther Calif. I had the jeep towed to the nearest dealership..$200 later, I was told the throttle body needed cleaning...In October 2010, I had the same problem again...I had the throttle body cleaned again...my check engine light continued to come on and the RPM continued to fluctuate and my Jeep continued to stall. In April 2011, I had both exhaust manifolds repaired, rear diff oil changed AND throttle body cleaned...$1100 later, I was driving on the street, my Jeep stalled AGAIN..I took it back to the dealership and was told a piece of cloth somehow got into to the area of the air filter...Jeep was great for approx two weeks. Yesterday, I was driving my wonderful Jeep on the freeway 70 MPH and it stalled on me in traffic...check engine light once again....wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Took it back to the dealership they called corporate down and I was told it was my IACE valve and a sensor issue...
Well after being at the dealership several times in April, each time the diagnostic testing showed nothing was wrong with my Jeep...I was told, they will try and give me a discount on services performed yesterday...hahaha
Lets just say, I will never trust my Jeep on a road trip let alone the freeway...I am trading it in as soon as I get it from the service dept tomorrow...
I have had this Jeep since October 2005 and I will never drive a Jeep again..
#257 of 350 Re: 2007 Commander won't start, now stalls in transit [ingridluv]
May 19, 2011 (5:56 am)
I'm in same situation where I can't trust Jeep on long trips which is really what I got it for, i.e., I am now in NYC and purchased it for trips to Vermont/Maine and out to Long Island. As soon as i finish paying this off I'm going to go back to Jaguar, a.k.a., totally reliable.
Would love to know value Jeep gave you on the trade in. My independent service center that seems to have all problems under control since starting repairs over a year ago, they let me know that in the Jeep Commander I now had a classic on my hands, i.e., I won't be trading it in (I probably wouldn't get much for it and as for trading it back in to Jeep it's not like I will ever get a jeep again).
#258 of 350 2006 Commander - stalls, won't start often - dealer denies any problem
Jun 03, 2011 (6:29 pm)
Help! I have replaced my battery twice, been told that I bought "bad gas" and now my car is at the dealer - again. They claim it starts every time they try and that they are "unable to detect" any issues with regard to the car not starting or stalling. I have been told this several times -- and now I am concerned as I am a single parent of four children and I do not want to be stranded and/or stalled and hit.
My dash lights also spontaneously blink sometimes and the clock on the radio flashes even when the radio is not on. I have also told the dealer this because my hunch was that there is a short or some odd connection causing all of these problems. They basically laughed at me.
I read on this blog that someone had inside information that Daimler Chrysler is aware of this issue, and that the problem is due to a lack of "communication" b/t the hardware and software; thus halting the production of Commanders. Yikes. Please provide me with more information please!
#259 of 350 Re: Jeep Commander Stalling
Jun 05, 2011 (4:17 am)
We have a 2010 Commander with the 3.7 doing the same thing. Initially it was going dead at idle or stalling while driving. Yesterday it died in the middle of an intersection while driving. So, it seems this issue is ongoing and has been happenning since 06 from what I've read in this forum. However, our engine light does indeed come on. I reset it once (in accordance with the manual) and it did ok for a couple of weeks, but now it is worse (about 28000 miles on the vehicle). Anyone that can point me in the right direction I would be extremely greatful for. And, if anyone from Chrysler is reading this, my wife drive my three sons in this vehicle. I'd pray nothing happens to them if I were you.
#260 of 350 Re: Jeep Commander Stalling [mickeyd_28]
Jun 05, 2011 (10:30 am)
I just filed a complaint with ConsumerAffairs.com. There are many others that have been filed, as well. This is not good.
#261 of 350 Re: Jeep Commander Stalling [1ibluebird]
Jun 06, 2011 (3:11 am)
it seems that consumer affairs doesn't do anything until there are numerous tragedies.
with all of these problems, this isn't the kind of car you put children into or anyone that isn't very quick with adjusting things to accommodate a stall. (and to think that most of us, I'm sure, purchased it for the increased safety that a good old reliable jeep offers no matter what the weather).
check the jeep on line forums for mechanics that work at independent repair shops in your area- that's how i found the one person who knew what to do to repair mine., and though it still almost stalls it doesn't go into a full stall.
one of many repairs/adjustments that that jeep expert did was to replace hoses that were clogged and deteriorating. you could see that they were worn thin to the point of fraying. that fraying slowed liquids from getting in and out.
i don't know exactly what stopped the stalling but this is another thing that i had done and was part of process of clearing up the problem.
just put aside at least $4k to rebuild it to point of safety (i shelved ideas of road trips in it because of it's earlier unreliability)