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#294 of 350 Re: Jeep Commander Stalling and Leaking problems [itabot]
Nov 22, 2011 (12:30 pm)
Thank you for this information. I have never had a vehicle where I hate to see the rain coming. All I can think is about is I better hurry up and get my Jeep in the garage. I have had my 2006 Jeep Commander for a year and a half. I am amazed at the water that comes in only on the driver side on the floor board. I will get looked into getting the drain holes cleaned out. Thanks again
#295 of 350 Re: Jeep Commander Stalling and Leaking problems [single29]
Nov 22, 2011 (3:00 pm)
we had the same problem. tutns out it was a sunroof leak that drained through that path. when the dealer fixed the sunroof the leak went away
#296 of 350 Class action anyone????
Nov 26, 2011 (6:43 pm)
I have 2009 jeep comm same problems nostart. Frustrated,have replaced fob,wireless ignition node,starter and now problem has occurred again. Thought I was unique. Chrysler claims dept. Acted like they never heard of anything like this. Two jeep dealerships say same "can't replicate problem" statement. Noone does their job. Sound familiar? Buy American and get a run around ??. All I read is commander owners with same problems. If it looks like a lemon and acts like a lemon ... Well I guess we all got squeezed !! Class action anyone ???
#297 of 350 Re: Class action anyone???? [jeepjustice]
Nov 27, 2011 (9:42 am)
SO frustrating to read that Chrysler's response to you was to act as though they had never heard of these Jeep Commander problems. And, this is after they were bailed out via an Act of Congress using US taxpayer dollars.
Speaking with a friend who has a Jeep Commander, I asked if he had problems with it. His reply, not at all except water collects in the roof of the car and he can't get it out. As if that is normal? but this commander was his first Jeep. Prior to this he only had BMWs so he thought it was 'normal'/'to be expected' for Jeeps.
If someone - preferably an attorney- takes the initiative regarding class action i will contribute my paperwork, i.e., I have Jeep names, numbers, dates, details of conversations, etc. indicating that Jeep is well aware of not only my complaint but that several more of these complaints are posted here on Edmunds...
#298 of 350 Re: 2007 Commander won't start, now stalls in transit [ingridluv]
Nov 28, 2011 (1:29 pm)
We bought our 2006 Commander used from Carmax and it ran great for several months. Then it started behaving much the same as yours. On highway trips, the RPM on the engine would move erratically from 2000 to 3500 RPM -- up and down the entire way. I took it to a mechanic who said it was because I had the cruise control on and was going up and down hills. I knew this was not correct because it just didn't feel right.
The problem stopped for a few weeks and then started again, this time on fairly flat terrain with and without the cruise control engaged. I tried several things, including keeping the jeep out of overdrive and only in fifth gear while driving. It seemed to make a difference so I took it to a Jeep dealer here in Houston. They couldn't find and specific problem with the engine except that a bulletin had been issued to upgrade the computer software for a problem with the cruise control similar to what I had described. The problem again went away for a little while.
On another road trip, the car started the RPM thing, then there was a loud bang from the engine, the whole car shuddered and then stalled out doing about 75 MPH. We managed to wrestle the car to the side of the raod and it started right back up so we nursed it to our destination. When we drove home, the car did the RPM thing but no more stalls, thank God. I took the jeep to a mechanic I had been using and trusted and he said that a fuel intake sensor was bad which may be causing the ragged performance. Plus he said we probably were noticing our fuel economy crapping out, which it had.
That didn;t do it and the car is worse than ever. This weekend, my daughter drove the car on a road trip for the first time since the work was done and at first, it ran good but on the return trip, the car stalled no less than eight times in 350 miles! One time, it stalled and she tried to get it to the side of the road but was approaching a bridge and couldn;t get over far enough. A senmi starte blowing its horn at her and she freaked out and ran into the bridge abutment, damaging the blinker, fender, hood, front bumper and tearing off the fender flair on the passenger side of the car.
If there isn't a lwasuit pending, then someone should sue them before someone really gets hurt!
#299 of 350 Re: 2007 Commander won't start, now stalls in transit [behouck]
Nov 28, 2011 (1:45 pm)
Ours was a very similar issue. it was fixed by the dealer replacing the cam position and the crank angle sensors. We've been months now with no trouble, and ours was stalling like yours. Incidently, I have a dodge Neon that we did the same thing with. It's what I suggested when we took it to the shop in the first place. Good luck.
#300 of 350 Re: 2007 Commander won't start, now stalls in transit [mickeyd_28]
Nov 28, 2011 (2:15 pm)
WOW: that story about The Commander stalling on your daughter like that is really horrific. I now know what can cause The Commander to RPM up or down spastically so I can adjust where I'm at in traffic, road pitch, etc., accordingly.
I wish that Jeep Chrysler cared about the safety of the vehicles they have on the road, but in the case of our Jeep Commanders, they do not; in my experience they are purposely turning a blind eye.
I was lucky to find that Jeep Expert in Wilton, CT BP station; finding a local independent station with an actual Jeep Expert seems to be the solution.
I was lucky to find that Jeep Expert and doubly lucky that he is not only talened but honest. They did a lot of work on The Commander but just enough to make sure I don't have recurring problems that interfere with the practical reliabiliy of The Commander. I can't say enough to get all of the hoses checked and if they are the originals that the commander came with, see if they need to be replaced.
Regarding the class action someone else proposed. does anyone know what is the statute of limitations on that possibility?
#301 of 350 Re: 2007 Jeep Commander Overland Engine Stalling [kam888]
Dec 01, 2011 (3:57 pm)
Hi, I went through the same thing. the dealer suggested a tune up, did that. still no luck, went to the dealer again. the they changed both heads and the ECM. they were still not able fix it. Eventually they change the serpetine belt and that did it. it has been working for over a year. it took them more than a month to fix it.it does not make sense at all. but that was the fix. it costed me thousands $$ to for all those parts. but is was a simple fix. hopefully this will help you.Good luck!
#302 of 350 EBC Module - Safety Recall
Dec 30, 2011 (1:37 pm)
speaking w/ chrystler corporate custom relations yesterday and today regardin the leaking sunroof-icing on inside of windshield as well as cruise control problems, I was also informed that there had been an electrical related safety recall titled 'EBC Module'. i never received notice of this recall but it regards the stall that occurs when the commander slows down before a hill then has to accelerate quickly, i.e., the stall feeling that occurs is actually addressed via this safety recall.
#303 of 350 Re: 2006 Commander 5.7 Limited Won't Start [lowenivy]
Jan 10, 2012 (10:47 am)
would you mind telling me, when you traded it in, how close to the Kelley Blue Book value did you get for it? I've got another year to pay this off and then I am back to BMW, Jaguar, Mercedese; they may have a higher sticker price and the cost of repairs is higher, but they never need repairs
This jeep has cost me much more-$ and anxiety than my former BMWs or the Jaguar.