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#325 of 349 Recent Consumer Reports - Average Cost over 5 Years
Mar 11, 2012 (7:45 am)
also, refer to the consumer reports recently published, i.e., the jeep - not commander but cherokee, but it says alot about Chrysler Jeep's concern with it's reputation - costs on average $15k more than the BMW SUV over a 5 year period.
#326 of 349 Re: Commander engine shuts down [itabot]
Mar 11, 2012 (8:37 am)
Thank you for the tips, itabot. Sadly, there aren't very many Jeep dealers around anymore but I will start looking for a specialist. I have been having multiple problems with this dealership. I enjoyed 14 years out of my Cherokee before it was totalled but this vehicle has been nothing but problems. I have emailed Chrysler a copy of my original post. Will wait and see if anything gets done about it.
As for the valve replacement. I understand if there is too much tightening, the manifold will crack. The way the crack was found was with a smoke test. The dealership thought that both of those problems caused the stalling issue but neither fix has helped.
#327 of 349 Stalling - Report to NHTSA Now! - Jeep Commander 2007
Mar 15, 2012 (11:43 am)
I bought my Jeep Commander 2007 Ltd approximately 6 months ago. Two days ago, while driving down the tollway at 70 mph, it stalled. Frightening to say the least! Then over the next few days, the problem continued to get worse and stalls at lights, while driving, after starting. I have called Chrysler and they act like they have never heard of it. My friend found this site, thankfully. Today, I reported issues to Chrysler and was told to take it to an authorized Jeep Dealer. I understand that Chrysler will not do anything, but if EVERYONE that is having issues would please call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 to report safety defects in your vehicle. You can also complete a report online at https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/. I did both and will be contacted by an investigator within the next 24-48 hours. Going around Chrysler and having everyone report that incidents will get noticed. If you complain to the banks about their fees they look the other way. You have to go OVER their head. Please call!! And let me know if their is a lawsuit. I'm interested.
#328 of 349 Limited Recall to Repair Jeep Stalling Epidemic
Mar 15, 2012 (12:21 pm)
NEWS: Limited Recall to Repair Jeep Stalling Epidemic
But consumers say the problem is more widespread than Jeep admits
ConsumerAffairs.com -- March 3, 2008 -- Chrysler is recalling 1,338 of the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Commander SUVs to repair a stalling problem in the vehicles.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the “the front control module may have been incorrectly manufactured. This could cause the engine to stall while driving or nor to start.”
The safety agency also reported that the windshield wipers on the vehicle may fail. “Engine stalling or inoperative wipers could cause a crash without warning,” NHTSA said on its web site.
ConsumerAffairs.com readers report that the stalling problem is far more widespread than just a handful of 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Commanders.
In Arlington, Texas, Joanna said her 2006 Jeep Commander stalls without warning “during turns which are both from moving and stopped positions. ”It occurs during cold and hot weather, with electrical devices on or off, in park, neutral and drive,” Joanna said.
From Anniston, Alabama, Deanna reported a similar condition with her 2000 Grand Cherokee.”I can be traveling 65 mph or less or sitting in the drive-through when it stalls. All power is lost," she said.
Deanna said her Jeep is now dangerous to drive and she is afraid to get behind the wheel.
Elizabeth in El Paso Texas agreed.
“I too have been having stalling problems with my 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo,” she wrote. “I am scared to drive on the highway because it sputters and stalls suddenly. The problem has not been found. We have replaced the fuel pump, but the problem continues.”
Chrysler should do something about all of the stalling problems," Elizabeth warned. “By searching online, I found that dozens of people have the same problem with their Jeep. Too many people have had the same thing happen while driving.”
For Jeeps part of the limited recall just announced, dealers will inspect the front control module and replace it if necessary. Jeep owners can contact Chrysler about the stalling problems at 1-800-853-1401 or NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).
#329 of 349 Re: Limited Recall to Repair Jeep Stalling Epidemic [texasgirl16]
Mar 15, 2012 (1:25 pm)
Hey Tex, Thanks for posting the 2008 article to make it easier to report these problems. I'm one of the lucky ones who has been happy with my 07 Commander purchase almost a year and a half ago. The nearest problem that has happened to me is that with my long legs, my knee has hit the ignition key twice and it made the car shut down. It acts like some sort of short in the ignition, which I have proposed in this thread as one possible place to track down problems. The solution in the above 08 article mentions the computer module and most people seem to agree that is the culprit.
#330 of 349 Re: Stalling - Report to NHTSA Now! - Jeep Commander 2007 [texasgirl16]
Mar 15, 2012 (5:01 pm)
I have completed the complaint reports on-line at nhtsa, and now I'll call too, i.e., I'm calling tomorrow morning. thank you so much for posting the consumeraffairs article.
also, something i notice with Jeep Chrysler, in addition to not informing me of this recall even when i was someone complaining to them about this very stall problem just a month before the recall was issued, maybe because the dealer entered the wrong VIN number on my paperwork and maybe because Jeep Chrysler Corporate is purposely being negligent, when i call in to Jeep Chrysler with the VIN number about TSBs and recalls, their reply is "though there is a safety recall for this problem in Jeep Commanders your Jeep Commander's VIN number is not part of the recall.' you would think their reply would be though your VIN isn't listed as part of the recall if you are having the same problem and it's a safety issue, we need to take care of it, right?
#331 of 349 Re: Constant Problems [haak21]
Apr 18, 2012 (8:46 am)
I purchased my 2007 Commander in Feb. 2011. It has not stalled completely but has tried to when sitting at a light. I had not thought to much about it until now. Just add that to the list!
My problem now is the REAR DRIVE SHAFT! I know there are 10 others (at least) on back order. My Commander cannot be driven it went in at the beginning of March and I have not seen it since. I had taken the Commander in to the dealer in February because of the serious vibration at 50 mph or higher. The dealer balanced the tires and thought the problem was solved. I took it back in a couple of weeks after I was on the highway and the serious vibration was still a problem. It turned out to be the rear drive shaft. The dealer tried to send the part out to be rebuild however it could not be fixed. They ordered the rear drive shaft and now we sit and wait.
Chrysler is being of no help or assistance at this time! They put a rush on my order however they cannot give me a date for the part. They have their money for the car so it does not concern them if I have to make payments on a car that cannot be driven! I am looking for the other Commander owners that are also sitting a waiting for a new drive shaft!
I do not understand how it takes 2 months to come up with a rear drive shaft!!!
#332 of 349 Re: Constant Problems [sdk72]
Apr 18, 2012 (3:00 pm)
so strange that mine went in for a new engine valve and then they drove it and the 'subtle bump' feeling i had when shifting gears, i.e., reverse to drive turns out to be that the bushel has been worn down and needs to be replaced; i'm picking it up friday.
the cost of the bushel itself is about $70 but the labor is about 2 hours. that said, if you are getting this done at an independent repair shop, see if you just need a new bushel; if you are getting it done at jeep dealer they are replacing the whole shaft on a a car that - let's be honest - isn't going to last forever. if they aren't charging you that's one thing, but if they are think about if you really need to install or new or just keep car running perfectly for as long as you think you will get your value out of it.
Also, the reason that the rear drive shaft bushel is getting worn down - on my commander that is only at 65k miles - is that though Jeep Chrysler recalled for the problem that is at the heart of these damages to the bushels and rear drive shafts when they do the recall repair Jeep Chrysler isn't repairing all of the parts that are worn down prematurely by 'the reason for the recall'
#333 of 349 Re: Constant Problems [sdk72]
Apr 19, 2012 (2:21 pm)
i meant 'bushing' not bushel.
#334 of 349 Re: Constant Problems [itabot]
by kyfdx HOST
Apr 19, 2012 (4:10 pm)
I know... i was corn-fused...