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Jeep Commander, Electrical, SUV
Feb 18, 2008 (6:46 am)
My '06 Commander seems to be having some electrical problems. The rear assist lights come on, the auto high beam/low beam changes on the computer, the air bag light comes on & chimes. If the A/C is on, it goes from face to feet & back up. I've had it in & the dealer changed the ignition switch. This didn't fix it. I've searched the service bulletins but don't see anything specific to that problem. Any thoughts?
#2 of 35 Re: Electrical Poblem [posessedjeep]
Feb 18, 2008 (6:47 am)
By the way, this all happens while driving - high speed, low speed, hot or cold. Thanks.
#3 of 35 Electrical Poblem
Feb 05, 2009 (5:46 am)
i also am having problem with my electrical system ...the windows don't work right sometimes they don't go up all the way ..the inside lights and gages blink and fad in and out ...and info????
#4 of 35 Dash Board, spec. The Radio/CD Fades In & Out
May 09, 2009 (4:24 pm)
So, now I've posted to the start/stall forum as well as this one on electrical problems.
I still love the look of the car, but, the reason I went to a Jeep from a Jaguar was for reliability; my first car was a jeep, then after having a BMW Convertible I went back to a Jeep, then a Jaguar and now back to a Jeep...because of the reliability of the first two, but after this series of problems which The Dealer says they have no knowledge of, it's doubtful that I'd get another Jeep (though I bet I'll end up having this one forever).
If any of you find out what is causing the electrical problem, please post the solution!
#5 of 35 Head lights going on and off
Feb 03, 2010 (2:08 pm)
For the past month my 06 commander head lights decide to turn on and off when they please. Along with the control panel lights dimming and brightening on their own. Not going over any bumps, does it whenever, no matter if heat, radio etc are on or off. Took it to the dealer, which on the way there lights were blinking like crazy. they drove it and nothing. Cant find anything. Then it did it again this morning. This is a problem since we will be driving from AK to PA here in a month. I need info on this and any mechanic I take it to are stumped! Anyone else having issues?
#7 of 35 Electrical problems due to software upgrade
Apr 25, 2010 (8:14 am)
I recently took my 2007 Commander Limited with a 4.7L engine in for a oil change. I have had not ONE problem with this vehicle, not one. I wanted to have synthetic oil in the engine, tranny and transfer case.
Upon picking up my vehicle the service representative informed me that the oil was changed and that they had completed a software upgrade. Since this upgrade my Commander is doing almost everything that I have read in this chain one by one by one by one.
First it was the back-up sensor, then the dashboard lights coming on a off then the driver side window not auto raising, ghost in the machine now.
I work in the IT industry, if there is one rule we follow and that is NEVER upgrade unless itís completely vetted out COMPLETELY. This upgrade was not, I guarantee you. This is a Chrysler software issue.
I want my Jeep back
#8 of 35 Re: Head lights going on and off [sstaddie]
Jun 25, 2010 (6:34 pm)
Hi sstaddie.... please let me know if you have figured out what was going on with your vehicle. I've had my 2006 commander since December of 2008. I love, love, LOVED this car, when I first got it. But that love has now turn to fear. I've had issues with the transmission, had to get Chrysler involved earlier this year. They ate the cost on most of the repairs even though my car was out side of warranty. But the headlight thing is just ridiculous. Every now and again my radio or console lights would flicker. Now it happens almost every time I drive. But the most scary thing is when the headlights would actually cut off. I've taken my car to the dealership twice, with no results. The 'computer' isn't showing anything wrong. I just took it in today as a matter of fact. I was supposed to take the car back next week to leave it overnight for the service techs to have their way with it for a day or so. Well, i make it home from work this evening with plans to run an errand. Lo and behold my car will not start. I mean WON'T start at all. I call road side assistance the guy couldn't charge my battery with his personal vehicle OR the box that had over 3000 cranking amps (which he said was enough to power a tractor trailer). He felt like it HAD to be something electrical...... so now I'm stuck in the house all weekend. But thank goodness I wasn't actually driving when my car went down. I am so frustrated and angry right now. I don't even want the car anymore I have big plans of getting rid of it.
#9 of 35 Re: Head lights going on and off [sstaddie]
Jan 19, 2011 (6:01 pm)
Hello, I don't know if anyone has come to any solution to this problem yet or not, but I have found the problem with my '06 Commander light flickering. Mine is in the light switch itself. Happens more often if you have fog lights and switch is pulled out. Switch is bad
#10 of 35 Re: Head lights going on and off [prowler_357]
Jan 19, 2011 (7:00 pm)
None of the mechanics in this area could tell me what the problem was. It would do it the entire way to the dealer, headlights flickering then console lights flickering, both going out at times. Then the guys at the dealer have it and it doesn't do it. I took the manager of the service station for a ride RIGHT after it did it for me on the way THERE, and HE gets in the Jeep and NOTHING! ARGH! It suddenly stopped once summer hit, then last week it did it again!! At first we thought maybe condensation somehow since I am in AK and it gets 40 below 0 and my garage is heated. But it would do it on warmer days too. The guy at the dealer couldn't figure it out since the headlights and console lights have nothing to do with each other. I have no idea who to get to fix this problem, since it doesn't show up when a mechanic actually has it. They probably think I am nuts. Thank goodness my husband has witnessed it.