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#57 of 90 2006 Commander Leak
Jun 24, 2012 (11:36 am)
I have a 2006 Jeep commander that I bought brand new. I have been suffering through the driver side leak for a couple years now. I now have a problem where my sunroof does not close all the way. I went to the car wash last weekend and when it came out my entire dash and passenger side floor was soaked. My transmission over temp warning is always going on eventhough Jeep and non-dealer repairs say nothing is wrong with my transmission. I have to cover my car with a tarp whenever there is a chance of rain. So frustrating. What can we do as Jeep owners to make them responsible
#58 of 90 Re: have we came together yet with one attorney? [deputycm]
Jun 27, 2012 (7:56 am)
Any word from your attorney? I was told we may have to go to the states attorney to file a lawsuit
#59 of 90 Re: Plan on bringing a lawsuit [wswig]
Jul 04, 2012 (7:26 am)
I would like to start contacting more Jeep Commander owners because I have the same water leak problems. I'm from south Texas hardly get any rain but when we do my jeep gets a third of it.
#60 of 90 2008 Jeep commander
Jul 10, 2012 (10:18 am)
I'm so glad to hear that I am not the only one that has a leaking Jeep. I just removed 2 INCHES of water out of the drivers side floor. I was told by Jeep thatitI was due to clogged drains in the sunroom and said $250+ plus to look at it and fix. I recently had it in body shop for unrelated repairs and asked them to look at it. The blew the leaves out in a matter of minutes and never charged me. Living in GA in the summer it rains EVERY afternoon!!! It's only a matter of time before mold becomes the bigger issue! My other concern is that the water is coming from the small square that holds the airbag. very dissapointed!!!
#61 of 90 leak problem Jeep 08
Jul 24, 2012 (9:04 am)
It all started with the leak in the JC08 now my dvd player monitor in back dont work my transmission temp light came on and vehicle didnt work they said it was the battery but now a month in a half later its something else. And you wonder why alot more americans purchase imported cars versus our own its a damn shame. I had the seal for sunroof replaced 3 times already it work for a few month than get clogged again. My car doesnt work again and i know its something to do with the electrical work, and it all started because of the leak.
#62 of 90 flooding floor boards
Jul 24, 2012 (10:57 am)
I have a 2007 Jeep commander that has started leaking in the last month. Thoght maybe didn't close door fully. Next rain, flooded again. Saw all the complaints, have not taken to dealer yet but talked to them and of course they have to look at it to see what the problem is. Meanwhile covered car with tarp, (front to back and halfway down the side) still flooded. Bought car cover (fit under front to rear bumpers and abt 2/3 down sides) still flooded!!!. How does the water get in????
Jul 26, 2012 (6:16 pm)
We thought we were the only ones experiencing the water leak problem with our 2006 Jeep Commander. But, after reading the majority of the comments left on this forum, we are relieved to know that we are not the only ones. We bought our Jeep used in 2008, and had no problems at first. We've had issues with the sunroof leaking and not closing properly, problems with the radio, and a lot of problems with water pooling in the driver and passenger side floor, as well as the rear driver and passenger side floor. I know that there must be mold growing in the carpet, because the smell of mildew is so intense in the car. We have 2 kids and 1 one the way, that I'm scared for their health, because of this immense problem with no resolution in sight. We had the leakage problem fixed at the dealership and it cost over $250. to fix, just to be told that it was a "clogged" drain tube. And, a year and a half later, we are back to square one, with the same issue. My husband has looked for a clog of maybe leaves, or crud, and has found nothing. My husband, has dismantled our car within the last 2 days, in search of the leak. He found a blue drain tube, and it for some reason was not completely in the drain hole that's at the bottom of the floor board. He added clear plastic tubing to the existing tube, to try to fix the issue, to no avail. We are frustrated and need help, but don't have any money to put into our Jeep to fix the issue right now.
#64 of 90 Re: 2008 Jeep Commander - water leak and radio problem [klink1]
Aug 10, 2012 (4:59 pm)
So now, we are 2 because I also purchased a 2006 Commander thinking that i just bought a great car. One week later, I realized that i had in fact bought a boat.
After a storm, I open the door and my wallet was floating in 3 inches of water on the floor of the passenger side.
Middle seats were all wet, back right top window was pouring water like Niagara falls, etc....
And here is my thank you for trusting American Car for the first time in my life.
And because I bought it second hand from Honda dealer, I brought it back to the concession, they ran some test, they got me an appointment with the "water doctor facility" but the water doctor could not find anything wrong with the car.
and i bring it back home, it rains and once again, i have an amphibian car parked in my driveway
so i bring it back again and this time, i tell them to run the test on an incline, as my driveway is inclined
after keeping the car for an entire week ($400 of rental car later), they discovered that the tubes connecting the exhaust of the sun roof where not connected to the "exit" and though the water was getting inside the car instead of through the pipes and out of the car.
they also found out that some of the pipes where cut too short at time of assembly of the car and therefore could not connect to each other, and they had th replace them with longer ones for the game to play in... hard to believe but...
so first lesson on this one, if your are parked on an incline when the water enters, make sure they run their water test on an incline
2/ parking your car 180% may temporary fix your water issue
but then, I got back home, the water fall from the back and the right side stopped, but each time it rains, there is still water on the floor of the passenger side, not like before but still enough so the fixture of the passenger seat starts to rust, the smell and the mildew are awful, and as we all say annoying to say the less.
But then, there is water also entering from in between the doors and looks like some of the joints are non efficient.. and you can easily notice that when you open your door after a rain and you see water dropping in the inside.
and now i have problems with the center console and the dashboard, the ac command is reduced to on or off, no variation or level of cold, all lights are gone from the center console background, the car dashboards goes on and off and/or highlight icon that i never seen before and finding anything on the console driving at night is becoming a real challenge, and dangerous while driving
Because this car has electric commands of the seat and all wires are on the floor, behind the wet carpet, i always pray that i don t get fried while driving this truck
I also noticed some weird reactions of the vehicle while driving like if there was a delay between the time the system sends an order and the time the vehicle addresses it . i am not sure if i explain correctly but definitely feels weird .
So today, I still have a leaking car with a 15k loan on it (also first time I do a loan for a car as i was looking for a safer car rather than a cheaper car that i can pay cash but not that reliable= a really bad accumulation of judgement and decision on my part for this one). went to Jeep and they want to charge $500 just to see what is going on, when they probably know more than all of us, seeing those cases every day and site on a mine of gold with those car to fix.
si i don t know what else to do, i keep watching this site to try to find some trick to fix part of the leaks as i read other comments of you guys and i know there are no recalls and this is scandalous and just angry like a fishing man sitting on his wet boat with no fish to catch
#66 of 90 Called Chrysler Corporate about possible Recall
Aug 24, 2012 (8:57 am)
I have a 2006 Jeep Commander Limited, bought it a year and a half ago, low miles, great condition EXCEPT things keep going wrong with it!
About 6 months ago, driving to work my radio/navi screen all of a sudden went black! I banged on it a few times, it momentarily came back on but has basically been blacked out since. Every now and then it comes back on for a few minutes, or I get horribly annoying horizontal lines running up and down on the screen. I've read on several forums that this is a common problem, and unfortunately the only "solution" according to Jeep is to have the entire unit replaced for a cool $2500! I don't think so!
Within the last few months I had also started noticing a gurgling sound coming from my sunroof area after it would rain when I started driving, but I couldn't really see what it was. Low and behold I get in the car after work one day, it had been raining on and off all day, and as I start driving I start hearing this swishing sound and what do I find? A huge puddle of water swishing back and forth on my passenger side floor!!! How infuriating is it that I start researching that issue and it ALSO seems to be quite a common problem!
I couldn't help but think maybe there had been Recalls issued on these that I just missed, but no of course not, that would make it too simple and too fair to those of us dealing w/ this s*it!
So I called Chrysler corporate, ran it by them and it was "this is the first time we hear of this issue on these vehicles." I asked them what needed to be done to get a recall going for these since they are ALL OVER the net and the rep told me they need more ppl to call and report the problem directly to them. Once they get a sufficient amount of complaints the company can push for a recall. Frustrating and annoying as this is, all I can say is for you guys to PLEASE CALL CORPORATE!!! REPORT THIS STUFF!!! 877-426-5337
In the meantime they set me up w/ a Chrysler caseworker who called my dealer and wants me to bring the truck in for "diagnosis" so they can "try to help" me. I'm not completely confident that they're not going to try charge me an arm and a leg, but I'll argue that till the end if the time comes, I'm done dumping money into this vehicle. Worst purchase ever!