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#74 of 83 Re: Water leak, no radio and dodgy gauges [fairwinds]
Jan 03, 2013 (9:54 am)
I have an '07 Commander Ltd Hemi that has been leaking for over a year. Thought initially it was a faulty install of a new windshield. Windshield company ran water tests and told me the leak was coming from eroded fasteners on floorboard.
Carpets are molded.
Recently, the front windows do not open and the radio does not shut off when I turn off the car.
I have 1 more month on the lease, and I am dreading turn in.
#75 of 83 Re: Water leak, no radio and dodgy gauges [alloyfinder]
Jan 04, 2013 (5:44 pm)
This was the solution to the leaking sunroof issue that you are experiencing. It was due to a design flaw of the draining tubes. This YouTube video shows how to remedy the problem.
#76 of 83 Re: Water leak, no radio and dodgy gauges [alloyfinder]
Mar 26, 2013 (7:06 pm)
We just purchased a 2007 Commander Overland and have the same problem now with the radio not shutting off when I turn off the jeep and the next day my front windows won't open. Has anybody figured out what this problem is with the 2007? I'm waiting now for other things to go wrong, I sure hope not, as I'm sure repairs aren't very cheap. Thanks for any help on this.
#77 of 83 Re: Water leak, no radio and dodgy gauges [mstav2u]
Mar 26, 2013 (8:25 pm)
What the big problem is that it's not repairs are expensive, but rather no one has a clue why these cars are having all these problems so they cannot fix the problems. So you are basically throwing your money out every time you bring the car in for a repair...no one can actually fix the problems. It's just disgusting how the company did not have a recall on these vehicles. I wonder how many of us drive around with a tarp in our cars. The only ones that don't have a problem are those who cover their cars when it rains. So go buy a tarp and throw it over the car when it rains and you will have better luck than bringing it to a dealer. Good Luck...I cannot even talk about it anymore...it makes me sick!!
#78 of 83 the blue pipe works
Mar 27, 2013 (5:28 am)
Actually, i had some of those problems on my 2006 jeep commander and going through this blog, i found some tips to fix some of the issues so I would recommend you to keep digging this blog to find solutions.
i would recommend you to lift carpet and sub insulation on both driver and passenger front floor and look for leaks.
The issue is most of the wiring is going on the floor for all front dash commands and seats and if it is in the water, then you start to have some of the issues like radio not working, heater not functioning properly, etc...
one of the fix I found is the blue pipe (drain) going vertically from dashboard to floor along the main structure of the car. this is the drain of the sun roof and this pipe is cut too short, so, instead of pouring the excess of water outside from the hole on the floor, it pours inside and fill up your car with water.
the fix is easy ; go to home depot or Lowes and buy a clear flexible tube just on size up of the blue pipe so you can insert the blue pipe onto it tightly and drive this pipe through the hole in the floor and long enough so you can see/feel it under your car from outside.
but before you do that, try to blow air onto the blue pipe in case it may be clogged.
the reason i am using a clear pipe is that you can see in the future if there is clogging or material going through this pipe, which means it is time to clean it
This would get rid of flooding on the front of your jeep.
I believe there is the same drain issue towards the center and the back of the car but i did not explore that part yet... i am waiting for better weather so i can work outside on the car without freezing myself.
One thing is : don t change the joint of your door or the seal of your windshield or any of the BS the jeep dealer wants to sell you because it will not fix the problem and they know it
Keep the faith, we will overcome this, together, as a team ; we can be stronger than a corporation
#79 of 83 Re: Leak is no problem! [tomison]
Mar 27, 2013 (5:35 am)
Thanks for the tip on the blue tube ; it helped me figured out that my blue tube was cut too short and was pouring inside the car instead of outside ; I extended it and worked like a charm ; I don t have a swimming pool in the passenger side anymore.
I still have leaks in the rest of the car, lost the lighting on the dashboard for the heater and ventilation, the radio button can only be controlled on the wheel but i keep hope to fix things as we go and explore...
At the end, i think i will be able to un-build and rebuild this car my eyes closed lol
#80 of 83 Re: Filing Complaints For Leaking Problems [wswig]
Mar 27, 2013 (5:38 am)
it is a great car and fall in love as soon as i sat in the driver seat but I agree, i would never bought it if i knew all the major water and electrical problems we have with those cars ; it is just unsafe and would not recommend you to buy one.
each time i drive, i expect something to go wrong and always watch out for something to go terribly wrong
not a fun way to drive
#81 of 83 Re: Plan on bringing a lawsuit [angiern]
Mar 27, 2013 (5:43 am)
did you check the blue pipe - do a search for blue pipe or blue tube on this blog and you ll have your solution for the water leak on the passenger side
this is the drain of the sunroof that is clogged or cut too short and pour into your car instead of outside.
rip off the carpet and insulation from the floor, look at the frame on top right and you ll see a blue tube going down vertically to the floor and normally onto a hole on the floor and outside
first, blor air into it to see if it is clogged, then pour water on your sunroof to make sure water goes through it and then extend it and make sure the tube goes through the floor
that will fix your problem
#82 of 83 Re: Water leak, no radio and dodgy gauges [alloyfinder]
Mar 28, 2013 (6:31 pm)
We just took our 2007 commander into the dealer because of the radio not working and the front windows not rolling down, just like yours. It was a pinched wire going to the sunvisor, so you might want to check it out on your vehicle. Everything is working again since they unpinched it. Just thought this might be your problem.
#83 of 83 Re: Plan on bringing a lawsuit [wswig]
Apr 11, 2013 (12:27 pm)
place me on your list of folks to contact mine started leaking last year.