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Jeep Commander, Jeep Commander SRT-8, Engine, SUV
#310 of 350 Re: 2006 Jeep Commander [nathaniel5]
Feb 07, 2012 (8:34 am)
I will definitely join a class action and if that isn't coordinated by March 2012 I'm filing papers on my own. Im taking the month of february to put the folder together. My Commander has 64,000miles on it &, to date, I've put more than $5,000 into repairs that should have been under warranty ( as chryslers own technical service bulletins acknowledge these repairs are result of chrysler manufacturer defects. I'm looking at another $1,100 - $3000 in repairs right now (sunroof leak, radio & navigation system, & a valve). The valve at 64k miles isn't totally a 'not to be expected', I.e., I understand importance of regular maintenance but the other necessary repairs are intolerable because, again, chrysler jeep is aware that these are manufacturers defects.
Also, I agree with you and others here within this forum that Chrysler jeep does not care about restoring us to 'satisfied' customers; I have dated, fully cited quotes from Chrysler Corporate customer service who agreed that I could quote them declining to warranty my starter at 30k miles in 2008 stating that they will not be 'restoring' the commanders, the dealer adding that they do not care what corporate agrees is a defect, etc. What's more in my discussions with Chrysler over the last month I have been spoken to so rudely, given the run around, told that there were no TSBs regarding sunroof & radio (once I provided the TSBs to them they said they woukd have supervisor call me back - 2 weeks later I get the call back during which I referred to TSBs & was told by supervisor that they didn't matter?!?)
#311 of 350 2008 Jeep Stalling issues and oil leak
Feb 18, 2012 (10:33 am)
I purchased my 2008 Jeep in Jun 2010 w/only 12,700 miles and it now has 29,573 on it. Luckily I purchased a Gold Plus warranty because I have had nothing but problems w/this car. It has been returned for repairs on average every 2 months for one thing or another due to sensor lights coming on . It has leaked oil on and off at times which has been found to be coming from the manifold, head gasket has been replaced and oil pan. Again leaking resumed this week. It has completely stalled on us while driving, engine cut off, lights, radio everything thankfully the car behind us was a safe distance behind and the steering wheel was not locked. It took 10 minutes before it would restart again. It has turned off 4 times while idling. The dealership states they do not know why and act as if surprised that this has happened. They have inspected it twice for this same reason. Appears to be no lemon laws regarding used vehicles. Have been advised my options are either to trade this junk in or have the engine taken apart. Left the service shop being told that, of course they are eager to have us look at one of their vehicles. I am at a loss and completely frustrated anyone w/any advice?Thx
#312 of 350 Re: Driving and My Commander TURNS OFF [fgjeep]
Feb 18, 2012 (10:42 am)
Hi, I am having the same problem w/my 2008 did you ever get the problem resolved?
#313 of 350 Re: Jeep Commander Stalling [jklightner]
Feb 18, 2012 (10:47 am)
Hi, I am having the same issue w/my 2008. The service dept acts as if they are baffled and don't know why this is happening. I was wondering if you continued to have this problem?
#314 of 350 Re: Jeep Commander Stalling [2jeepfamily]
Feb 18, 2012 (10:51 am)
Hi, I'm curious to know what the outcome was? I have a 2008 w/same issues and they act as if they have never heard of this!
#315 of 350 Re: 2008 Jeep Stalling issues and oil leak [1usedcar]
Feb 18, 2012 (11:35 am)
I had same issues on a 2006 Commander; check the Technical Service Bulletions that I posted, &, I had posted that an independent mechanic who is a jeep enthusiast & specialist showed me that at 40,025 miles many fluid hoses were cracked & had to be replaced and replacing these made a huge difference in the reliability of the engine, I.e., replaced transcooler lines, steering line from pump to cooler, power steering hyd pressure line.
That said, the commander has more problems: leaking sunroof, flashing/strobe light dashboard, cruise control turns on by itself & park assist turns off, headlight covers aren't aligned so moisture seeps in., etc.
The Kelley blue book value, please post here how close to that you get if you trade it in as I'm planning on doing so as well.
#316 of 350 Constant Problems
Feb 18, 2012 (7:20 pm)
I bought my 2007 Commander used and it was just now about a year ago. Since then I have had it in the service department roughly 15 times and also at different service locations. Each time they have never been able to understand the problem. The first time it stalled out while my wife was driving down the freeway at 70mph. When I took it to them and told them they told me they would honor it as a good faith warranty and replaced the front right speed sensor for free. I thought that the issues was resolved but then it continued to stall out however not while I was accelerating. Typically only stalls when I am coming to a stop and most recently when it is cold it seems to play a big part in the stalling. But after the initial issue, it continued to happen and I continued to take it in per the instruction of "Chrysler Customer Care". Each time they would hand me a rental while they attempted to "duplicate" the issue. This happened for approximately 4 months. While they finally came to the conclusion that my spark plugs needed to be changed?!?!?!? So I changed them out...and the issue continued. Took it back to them and they were once again unable to determine what the issue was. They then contacted the "Chrysler Engineers" whom then told them that the wires that ran to the coils were too close and that they needed to be rearranged. Needless to say this didn't solve the issue either...they finally came to the conclusion that the computer module was faulty. So they then replaced it and told me that everything was good and all their tests came back clear. But, they then decided to let me know they were no longer honoring it in good faith and I was told to fork over $500.00 before I could get my car back. Unfortunately, I did...and two days later it did it again. So now I am unable to figure out what the issue is and so is every place I take it. Escalated my issue with Chrysler which appears to do nothing, but give me another person that tells me to do the same thing "take it in and have it diagnosed". I'm done with them...and now I'm hoping I can just get out from underneath it as soon as possible as it is pretty much our daily driver and it continues to have these stalling issues. But, yet Chrysler doesn't seem to be concerned with the lives of their customers...I would be more than happy to join in on a class action suit and would be ecstatic to gather all of my documents and information on this issue. Other than this issue it has been a great vehicle which is very upsetting because my wife wanted an Explorer, but I sold her on Jeep because of their reliability...Currently has 55k and its a HEMI if that makes any difference.
#317 of 350 Jeep Commander
Feb 24, 2012 (8:04 pm)
In 2008, I bought my 07 Jeep Commander as a demo from the dealer. For a couple of months the commander was completely fine. Everything has gone wrong since the 35,000 mile mark. Being a collage student it hard to keep on pumping money into a car, that can't be fix. I have had the stalling problems, water leaks, starter problems and many of other thing. The jeep dealer has a list of every service appointment's from oil changes to the stalling problems and on. I'm tried of have a car sitting in a parking lot that I can't drive because I don't know when it wants to work. Jeep company need to recall the commanders for everything. It doesn't make since that I have to rent a car every time I want to go out of town. When I have a car with less then 65,000 that have had all the work done that the owner need to do of a regular bases. Jeep get your act together. These cars are getting out of control.
#318 of 350 Re: Jeep Commander [racer18]
Feb 25, 2012 (10:57 am)
I'm in exactly the same spot. I now haven't driven the Jeep in more than a month because I feel like it will just fall apart literally at the seams. It's at 64k miles. Once it started leaking so much water that puddles are forming AND the cruise control turned on by itself at the same time that the park assist turned off by itself, I got the feeling that this Jeep is a danger to others on the road.
Am I wrong?
That said: are you aware that if you call Chrysler Corporate and make formal complaint they will consider refunding you all or partial for repairs? I have had NO SUCCESS with this 'offering' of Chrysler-Jeep, i.e., they have determined not to cover the repairs thus making the efforts for restitution on my part simply a waste of my time but you may have better luck. More: the Chrysler-Jeep customer service represenative, Luis, that I have unfortunately been assigned to is so obnoxious and unaware of the seriousness of these inherent design flaws, i.e., make sure you do not get Luis if you pursue this reimbursement strategy.
You said you are a college student, if it happens to be a Business Major or MBA or even a Poltiical Science Major, think about making it a case study in the results of government bailout of US auto-industry, i.e., prior to that bailout Jeep did not have these sorts of customer service problems because their proprity was to cultivate long term repeat customes (which i was until this purchase; my 3rd AND LAST Jeep purchase).
This bailout of the auto-industry that I believe this Jeep problem, our dissatisfaction and the threat these Jeeps pose everyone driving alongside us, is, the only thing standing between my vote going to the Obama Campaign or to his opposition in the next presidential election.
#319 of 350 Caliper Bolt Loosened and Gone
Feb 25, 2012 (11:04 am)
Fortunately a local Jeep Dealer (Manhattan Jeep, NYC) discovered this and provided me a bolt free of charge whiel they were making Jeep Recall Adjustments on the brakes.
That said: has anyone else had problems with their caliper bolts coming loose from the Jeep Commander?
I literally could have killed someone driving with that bolt being loose.
Needless to say this service manager at Jeep Manhattan gave me a bit of hope that even if Chrysler Jeep Corporate is inept and the dealer that I purchased from in Connecticut is equally inept, that other Jeep Dealers can very well still be acting with total integrity. Needless to say, the sunroof water leak will go to Jeep Manhattan for repair (though only now that i have received no less than 4 opinions as to what the problem is and how much it should cost to make the repair; Jeep Corporate and the Jeep Dealer I purchased from in CT have done Jeep's reputation a real diservice by not attending to Commander problems thoroughly).