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#256 of 349 Re: 2007 Commander won't start, now stalls in transit [cjrn]
May 18, 2011 (7:11 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 349 Re: 2007 Commander won't start, now stalls in transit [ingridluv]
May 19, 2011 (6:56 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 349 2006 Commander - stalls, won't start often - dealer denies any problem
Jun 03, 2011 (7:29 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 349 Re: Jeep Commander Stalling
Jun 05, 2011 (5:17 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 349 Re: Jeep Commander Stalling [mickeyd_28]
Jun 05, 2011 (11:30 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 349 Re: Jeep Commander Stalling [1ibluebird]
Jun 06, 2011 (4:11 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)
#262 of 349 2006 Jeep Commander
Jun 17, 2011 (11:11 am)
I have had so many issues with my 2006 Jeep Commander it is ridiculous. The brakes were replaced before 12,000 miles. I have had the hood replaced for rusting. The bolts on the manifold broke off and now I have had trouble with the car not starting twice in the last week. The first time I took it to my mechanic he thought it was the battery needed charging. He did that and it ran for three days with no problem. Today I went to leave and it wouldn't start again. The mechanic feels it is the alternator. Which according to every website I go to the alternator should last the life of the car or close to it. My car has 70,000 miles on it and every time I turn around something else is wrong. These cars are obviously made very poorly. This is the second jeep I have bought. The first one has 106,000 miles on it and has never had the alternator replaced. What can we do as a group to get Jeep to stand up to the piece of crap that they have manufactured. Enough is enough. I called Chrysler about this issue this morning and of course I have to take it to the dealer before they will consider doing anything. But since it is out of warranty the chances are slim and nil. HELP!!!!!!!!!!
#263 of 349 Re: 2006 Jeep Commander [jcornblatt]
Jun 17, 2011 (12:03 pm)
I wish I had something helpful to say to you....we ended up at the dealer with ours and even they had a difficult time diagnosing any trouble... it read starter issues.. ignition switch... cellinoid issues... ultimately, they landed on starter and so far (knock on wood) the Jeep is running fine. I have close to 90k miles on mine... I am the 2nd owner though.. it was a lease turn in and had 60k on it when I purchased it.
I am seriously looking for a new/newer SUV. I don't think that I will ever buy another Jeep based on the few issues I have had with this one. Being stranded with it was 1 time too many for me.
#264 of 349 Re: 2006 Jeep Commander [jcornblatt]
Jun 18, 2011 (9:14 am)
Smart advice that I was given is to send your complaint to Jeep Corporate certified. Also, I think it's a good idea to contact your local congressman about this considering that Jeep Chrysler benefited from the US Taxpayer Funded auto industry bailout.
Maybe a new thread should be started for everyone with longstanding, recurring and various complaints about the 2006 Commander. Everyone who fits that criteria and wants to address Jeep Collectively should congregate there and coordinate efforts.
Though my Jeep Commander has now been rebuilt on my dime, I am still having - as of Friday - problems with it not feeling reliable in that I can sometimes feel it hold back when I am accelerating, dashboard lights are blinking and the control panel for information - the one that you press and it shows you temperature, wheel pressure, etc., the buttons get broiling hot so that you can barely touch them. This has been a problem since I first got the commander...but, remember, my dealer didn't process my warranty paperwork as requested and we didn't double check so they wouldn't cover anything.
If someone starts a thread for us all to congregate and coordinate efforts towards forcing Jeep Chrysler Corporate to address these problems, I will join it.
Jun 21, 2011 (6:01 am)
I just purchased (by Mistake) this jeep commander-06. It start to show all these signs mentioned here. Like everybody else I went to the dealer ...got no help whatso ever.
Couple of questions:
1. Is it the first model of the commander in 2006 ?
2.Does Firmware Upgrade help inthis case ?
3.Has anyone changed the Ignition box/start and the stalling/flashing of the front panel (diagnostics mode) issue fixed ?
4. Since it is a big safety issue for me and my family. Will a collective law suite from all the current users having problem help ?