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#279 of 350 Re: Jeep Commander Stalling and Leaking problems
Aug 06, 2011 (8:32 am)
I have had my 2006 commander for going on 3 years now and just recently started having the leak, about 2 inches of water on the passenger side floorboards. I have noticed drips of water coming from what I believe is the screw cover near the handle near the windshield on the passenger side. If you are bringing a class action lawsuit, please include me as I take meticulous care of my commander, now the inside, for several days after drying out, stinks like mold and mildew... I'm also having stalling problems.
#280 of 350 Re: Jeep Commander Stalling and Leaking problems [abarrios]
Aug 07, 2011 (5:55 am)
I had that problem; if you have a sunroof what you need to do is get the drain holes in the sunroof cleaned out. there is one drain hole in each of the 4 corners; eventually these holes become clogged with dirt, leaves, and wax from car wash.
jeep dealer - they are really too much - told me that they couldn't just clean holes out but had to replace several pieces estimating cost $500+. however, 2 independent service stations explained that just cleaning them out would end the leaks into the passenger side. I was charged $135. they use a high pressure air hose. I have been through several storms since they were cleaned out, i.e., no more leaks since cleaned out with high pressure air hose.
you'll know if it's clogged drain holes if you park over dry pavement, pour windshield fluid into tracks of drainage area of open sunroof and over the wheel wells - if the sunroof drains aren't clogged - you will see the fluid; if the sunroof drains are clogged it will remain dry.
Hopefully that's the problem. It's easy to remedy.
#281 of 350 Re: 2006 Jeep Commander [jeepercreepe2]
Aug 25, 2011 (12:03 pm)
I guess this will all be redundant but I too have a 2006 Jeep Commander limited. Bought it used last year. I would say for the first 6 months it ran like a top. No issues no problems at all. All of the sudden one day, I was backing out of my driveway and when I put the car in drive...it didn't move. Once I realized it had stalled, I was able to start it right back up without any trouble....however the volume on the stereo began going up and up and up all by itself. I shut it off, and didn't think much of it.
Since that day it stalls randomly for no reason, even while driving at high rates of speed, dashboard controls go out, headlights go out (yes even on dark roads at night). I have found that if I am patient when I turn the key, and wait a few seconds for all of the controls to climb up before actually starting the engine, that the dash board will function normally, but occasionally the engine light is on after an "incident".
Jeep had a recall for some computer chip so I contacted them to see if that could be the problem and they said that my VIN was included in the recall but had already been repaired.
Based on all of the things I'm reading I'm considering having the ignition switch replaced but haven't tried that yet b/c I'm not into throwing money away for no real reason.
Why hasn't more been done? I bet I have seen hundreds of posts for this or very similar issues with this SUV...how are they getting away with what is clearly a manufacturing defect as significant as this? Does someone have to die first????
I wonder if any type of class action suit has been filed...if not maybe I will pursue that
#282 of 350 Re: 2006 Jeep Commander [brokeazzjeep]
Aug 30, 2011 (3:51 am)
My 2006 Commander is dead in the driveway - AGAIN!!! I, too, was told that my computer chip was replaced (although I am the original owner, I do not recall them ever mentioning this on a service or receive a letter stating this problem) ... Really? Now the dash says: Programming Active. Huh??? I have had it ... I have four children and I am a single parent. This car is not reliable or even safe to drive, in my opinion. Jeep assured me in June that that they "could not duplicate the problem."
#283 of 350 CONSTANT PROBLEMS IN SHOP 5TH TIME IN 3 MONTHS
Sep 01, 2011 (11:31 am)
My 2006 (75,000 miles) Commander. We bought it in May 2011 from Carmax. We have bought previously from them and thought we were getting a good deal. although we are still paying $20K for it, its loaded. We have had nothing but problems. It is in the shop again today for the 5th time since we bought it! We have heard constant clicking noises in the engine since we drove it home. It had problems with the idle and they changed the throttle positioning sensor. We replaces spark plugs, air filter, changes oil. Still has noise in engine! Carmax keeps taking it to dealer where they are not finding any problems. The second time I took it too dealer myself and made the manager ride with me...he notices the jerking when coming to stop. IT was fine for a about 2 weeks and now it jerks again and hesitates when pressing gas. They keep telling me they can not find anything wrong, Its very frustrating that we have bought this car and its been in the shop more than any other vehicle we have Ever owned! I have 4 children and can not afford to buy another vehicle. Class Action Lawsuit...Im in! Lemon Laws does not qualify for me here in MO but still looking into talking to a lawyer!
#284 of 350 Re: CONSTANT PROBLEMS IN SHOP 5TH TIME IN 3 MONTHS [peeweemom]
Sep 01, 2011 (11:44 am)
It's costly - a little over $1k - but, it worked for my Commander: replace hoses. It seems that several pieces of The Commander when initially installed were inferior so that they deteriorate much faster than they should for a Jeep, then they should for any SUV.
If you're really considering class action, you need to start complaining to Jeep via certified letters. If someone on this forum starts a thread with letter by which the letters can be uniform, and then each of us adds our own personal details as experienced that would be great.
In absence of that suit or until that suit forms, you're essentially doing as I'm doing, i.e., rebuilding The Commander so that it functions like a real Jeep.
The company should be ashamed of itself not taking initiative here.
#286 of 350 Re: CONSTANT PROBLEMS IN SHOP 5TH TIME IN 3 MONTHS [peeweemom]
Sep 16, 2011 (12:15 am)
I've had my commander for a little over two years and I've had alot of issues with leaks, idling and other small issues. I fixed both manifold gaskets and replacing one because the bolts snapped. I just replaced the water pump because i had a major coolant leak. I love the Commander because it is a great vehicle its heavy duty and I just like Jeep but they took a wrong turn on this one, Needless to say i know what you are all going through and I'm in on what ever we can do to get the company to take up some responsibility. Because I believe that we are all hard working individuals and we shouldn't be spending most of our time worrying about what else is going to break. Or spending our money on a vehicle that should hold its own.
Oct 12, 2011 (5:12 pm)
I am so beyond annoyed with this Commander situation. I bought a left over '08 in '09 and have about 50K miles that I've accumulated over the past two years. Prior to this past Monday I have never had an issue with my truck (except for an issue with the airbag alert not going off so now they're saying I need a new seat belt). I digress, on Monday I was driving to work (60+ mile commute) when every light imaginable began flashing in my car and then the car just stopped accelerating but never cut off. It started running really loud so I pulled over, cut it off, gave it a minute and tried it again - same thing. I was able to drive it to the dealer - probably 7-8 miles away but it wouldn't accelerate past 30ish. Left it at the dealer and they called and said it was a sensor problem. Off the bat they charged me $105 to look at it and then tacked on another $25 for the sensor. I was actually relieved b/c I thought it was the engine. I finally got my car back today, drove it like 30 miles and no issue. I'm get in again a few hours later, on the turnpike again and same thing - panel lights up car stops accelerating but stays on. Conveniently service is closed at this point but I kinda need my vehicle to get back and forth to work but there's no way I'm risking taking this thing on the road. Guess I'll head back to the dealer and see what they say. I think I'm going to try to trade it in this weekend if it will act right. So is this what you guys experience when you reference the engine stalling?
#288 of 350 Re: ugh...say it's not so... [mycommandersux]
Oct 12, 2011 (6:03 pm)
Hi....it sounds similar although I dont think I have ever noticed issues with acceleration....but generally when it happens I quickly pull off the road to turn the engine off and back on b/c I'm worried that if the gauges aren't working then I will tear something up if I keep going.
I have become so accustom to this happening to my jeep that if I'm super careful when I start it up I dont seem to have as many issues. So basically what i have to do is get in...gentlly and slowly turn the key to the on position and wait until all of the controls go up before actually starting the engine. I have had times where I'm driving and the dashboard controls all go to zero basically after the lights flicker and a few dings happen. My headlights also go out when this happens so when it's dark it's loads of fun!
It's very frustrating and there is no doubt that this model has some MAJOR electrical or computer issues and it's also obvious that JEEP doesn't really give a damn