Last post on Dec 04, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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#70 of 90 Re: 2006 Commander Leak [swift1776]
Dec 17, 2012 (11:07 pm)
I had the same problem with my 06 with 65k miles. The sunroof was an easy fix after pulling back the carpet and cleaning out the sunroof drain tubes. The transmission light it another story... The light would come on intermittenly and would turn off automatically or after a restart. Took it to the dealer 2 times where it remained the first time for a few days and the second time for 4 weeks. They could not get it to replicate this and told me everything appeared to be operating normally and gave me the runaround that it may be the solenoid pack(replaced less than 1 year prior at the same dealership)or the computer or some bypass valve. I called jeep corporate to inform them of the issue with the dealership and vehicle and they were of no help. so I pulled it out of service. Overall, I was very dissatisfied with the dealer for not even offering a refund for the diagnostic fee which they could not dianose and for jeep corporate with there lack of assitance. Really makes me hesitant to own another jeep product as i have been a loyal owner since driving nothing but jeeps for 11 years. Thanks jeep. your awesome and really know to keep your customers coming back. Not!
#71 of 90 Re: Called Chrysler Corporate about possible Recall [jmarz514]
Dec 27, 2012 (8:54 am)
So after going back to dealer what has happened? we have an 06 commander also and believe this should be something that was disclosed when purchasing vehicle which we bought new have had this problem before, dealer took care of it but now vehicle is out of warranty and now 6 to 7 yrs later they tell us that it needs regular maintenance for this problem. So for yours, ours and everyone out there with this problem I am going to call
#72 of 90 Water leak, no radio and dodgy gauges
Jan 01, 2013 (11:15 am)
I have an '06 Commander that I've had since new. For the first time yesterday I had water leaking out both A-pillars and a distinct sloshing sound on turns. Shortly after that the radio started cutting in and out and the speedo and tach started moving erratically. Assorted dash warning light coming on and off completed the picture.
I have never had leaks before but based on all of these posts it's clear I am not alone. Now the radio comes on but there is no sound at all.
Had generally had a good experience other than horrendous gas mileage and a windshield that seems to be a magnet for every pebble out there.
Will check the drain tubes but I fear the radio is toast. There should be a recall for this.
#73 of 90 Re: Water leak, no radio and dodgy gauges [thisisrich]
Jan 01, 2013 (4:15 pm)
Isn't a shame that there has been no recall. I guess you will have to join all of us Commander owners who cannot leave our garages when it rains. And when we have to, we always have a tarp come along w/us..... Something should be done! Shame on you Jeep!!!
#74 of 90 Re: Water leak, no radio and dodgy gauges [fairwinds]
Jan 03, 2013 (8:54 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 90 Re: Water leak, no radio and dodgy gauges [alloyfinder]
Jan 04, 2013 (4:44 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 90 Re: Water leak, no radio and dodgy gauges [alloyfinder]
Mar 26, 2013 (6:06 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 90 Re: Water leak, no radio and dodgy gauges [mstav2u]
Mar 26, 2013 (7:25 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 90 the blue pipe works
Mar 27, 2013 (4:28 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 90 Re: Leak is no problem! [tomison]
Mar 27, 2013 (4:35 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