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#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
#80 of 90 Re: Filing Complaints For Leaking Problems [wswig]
Mar 27, 2013 (4:38 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 90 Re: Plan on bringing a lawsuit [angiern]
Mar 27, 2013 (4:43 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 90 Re: Water leak, no radio and dodgy gauges [alloyfinder]
Mar 28, 2013 (5:31 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 90 Re: Plan on bringing a lawsuit [wswig]
Apr 11, 2013 (11:27 am)
place me on your list of folks to contact mine started leaking last year.
#84 of 90 Re: Jeep Commander 2006 never ending problems [wswig]
Jun 29, 2013 (8:54 am)
I agree, maybe a thread titled just 'Jeep Commander Class Action' should be initiated, then let that on-line presence build and see if an attorney doesn't pick it up then?
I just received the safety recall notice re. commander that reflects problems people within the Edmunds Forum have been complaining about since 2006.
The problem they say could be corrected by software fix but Jeep can't get in touch with the software manufactuer so they are replacing - if I have it right - the transfer case actuator.
As someone else had said the source of most of these commander problems were 1. the software and 2. poor quality components at time of initial manufacturing. (everything that has been replaced in my Commander - it's basically a rebuild) has not caused any problems.
#85 of 90 Re: have we came together yet with one attorney? [kbb730]
Jul 06, 2013 (12:16 pm)
If you do get an attorney,please let me know. I have a 2006 Jeep commander and leaks badly and my handles are broken this is the worst pue I have ever bought. It just looks good.
#86 of 90 Re: have we came together yet with one attorney? [marty91]
Jul 11, 2013 (11:43 am)
My 2006 Comander leaks like crazy, I went out one day after a good rain and there were 3 inches of water in the drivers side floor. Lights are shorting out and it got so bad we drilled a small hole so the water could drain. We thought it was coming from the back sun windows and sealed those but it still is leaking. You can hear the water move from the top of the door when you are turning the corner. Now the transmission is hot light is coming on.. We already had to have a differential put in just a month a go. The car has 65 thousand miles on it.. I dont get it
Jul 31, 2013 (2:20 pm)
I own a 2006 Limited 5.7 HEMI and had the same leaking problem. I followed the fix instructions in the YouTube video above (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud-ny29vBlI) and it worked beautifully. NO MORE LEAKING!! Of course since I've already been swimming around inside my Jeep for the last year or so, my radio/nav screen just has lines across it (like a bar code) rendering the NAV useless. I was told by the Jeep dealer that I could do a swap out for $975. For that price I can get a better aftermarket radio/nav with bluetooth, wifi, HDD, etc. However, since this is an expense that could have been prevented by the manufacturer widening the grommet hole at the bottom of the sunroof drain tube, I feel that I should be reimbursed for my expenses. My carpets also are beginning to mold, so that is going to be a future expense. Oh, and to list my problems so far: radiator cracked and replaced, cylinder misfires, rough idle, broken sunroof, replaced cyl 5/7 lifter bank, cylinder 7 MDS solenoid replaced, pushrods-intake valve replaced, 4WD front and rear harnesses and actuator axle locker replaced. I bought the Jeep in April 2012 and as of today has 85K miles on it. (It began leaking around July/August 2012 at 65K-70K miles.)