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Car Will Not Start problems of the 2008 Jeep Commander



Nine problems related to car will not start have been reported for the 2008 Jeep Commander.

car   Car Will Not Start problem 1
Failure Date: 02/05/2015

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, where it was diagnosed that the ignition needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notified of NHTSA campaign number: 14v567000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the recall was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 32,000.

car   Car Will Not Start problem 2
Failure Date: 01/15/2015

In Jan 2015 our key fob got stuck in the ignition of our 2008 Jeep Commander. A day later,we were able to free it. On 2/19/15 it would not start and we had to have it jump started twice. Once started it drove without issues for 3 days. Then on 2/23/15, the Jeep would not start and the key fob got stuck in the ignition. The Jeep could not move and could not be taken out of park. The only thing that worked were the lights. We tried to jump start the vehicle and tried everything we could think of to release the key from the ignition. The fob would not release so we had to have the Jeep towed to the dealership where we purchased it. The mechanic tested the Jeep (battery tested fine). They called Chrysler to see if they had any parts to fix the issue and discovered that the issue with our Jeep was a faulty ignition. The mechanic got the fob released from the ignition by unplugging the battery. He could not guarantee how long this would work. We called the recall hotline and confirmed our Jeep Commander was listed on recall p57. However, Chrysler has no fix at this time. The hotline advised us to get a hold of a Chrysler dealership and get a rental car free of charge through them until the Jeep could be fixed (at an unknown future date). The local Chrysler dealership refused to give us a rental and said they could not look at the Jeep for a few weeks. On 2/28 the Jeep would not start again so we had to purchase a new battery (at our expense). Because of the p57 ignition recall we are worried that we have an unreliable vehicle and that it could also stall while driving and cause an accident with injury or death. We feel unsafe in the Jeep! we want Chrysler to fix these unsafe ignitions immediately and in the meantime provide us free alternative transportation and reimbursement for our expenses.

car   Car Will Not Start problem 3
Failure Date: 08/11/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. In addition, there was a burning odor present. The failure recurred multiple times. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system). The vehicle was taken to the dealer however, the part for repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

car   Car Will Not Start problem 4
Failure Date: 08/09/2013

There seems to be a nationwide problem with 2008 Jeep Commanders. The car will not start,or will stall while driving that can cause a major accident!!!!! this has to do with the win module. It is such an issue that the part needed has been on back order for months!!!!! what is it going to take to take for Chrysler to recall this vehicle!! I am paying for a car that I can not drive!!! so I have to pay for a rental car and this Jeep!!!! if nothing is done, will class action lawsuit be the next step?? please respond.

car   Car Will Not Start problem 5
Failure Date: 10/17/2011

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that after putting his key in the ignition the vehicle would not start on an intermittent basis. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer nor had it been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 68,000.

car   Car Will Not Start problem 6
Failure Date: 05/20/2011

I purchased my 2008 Jeep Commander in may2011, about two weeks after I had the vehicle, I went to start it one day and it would not start. I opened the hood and tested my battery, no problems with it, so I turned the key again and it started. I continued to have this issues every since, sometimes it will go two weeks starting fine and then out of the blue it will not start. The latest incident happened on 14 sept 2011, this was the first time that the vehicle would not start at all (usually when this happens it will start after a few minutes) so on this day I had it towed to a garage, they told me they couldnt find nothing wrong with it, but said maybe you just need a new battery, so I purchased a battery for the Jeep installed it and for two days it was great, so I thought ok maybe it has been the battery after all this time. Today 18 sept 2011, it happened again, but this time it started after 5 minutes. I started researching the problem online, and this is when I learned of the recalls for multiple reasons on these vehicles. I live in upstate new york and winter is approaching, I dont want to be stranded with my family somewhere. I just really want to know exactly what is going on before I put money into a never ending problem.


car   Car Will Not Start problem 7
Failure Date: 04/29/2011

Engine stalls: engine stalls randomly, at a light, around a corner, and even on freeway at 70 mph. Engine will not restart after a stall until the key has been removed from the ignition. I have had at least 15-20 stalls since I have owned the vehicle. Transmission jerks: this started in the last few months. Transmission disengages while driving down the road then suddenly reengages, jerking the car forward. Sometimes the car will continue ok, sometimes the engine will die. Electrical issues: not a safety issue but maybe related, I have had numerous problems with my nav system going dark (won't display until engine restarted) - lost settings. Rear dvd has totally gone out. Dealer says there is a code for "lost communication with radio" due to an open short. Last incident: 04/11/2012 (51000 miles): on interstate 75 mph - took foot off the accelerator to slow down and felt like the engine had died (lost momentum and was coasting). I applied the gas and the rpm's o the engine increased but the car did not gain speed. Felt like transmission had disengaged. The car jerked forward like the transmission reengaged. Momentum was returned for about 1 second then disengaged again. The second time, the engine died and I had to coast to the side of the interstate. Car restarted and I was able to continue down the road. After driving for another 3 hours, the "service 4wd" message came up on the display. Pulled to the side of the road, turned the car off and back on, same message came up. Continued driving to my destination - message cleared. After the car sat in the parking lot for several hours, went back out and started it, the message was gone and has not reappeared. Dealer had car 6 days - there are no codes in the system. They can not duplicate issue. Vehicle dying on freeway is very dangerous and I have small children, please investigate.

car   Car Will Not Start problem 8
Failure Date: 08/01/2010

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start. After numerous attempts, the contact was able to successfully start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, but they were unable to diagnose the failure. The failure continued. The contact also stated that the vehicle began to stall while driving at various speeds. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 08v059000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 45,000.

car   Car Will Not Start problem 9
Failure Date: 04/27/2010

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the front control module failed so the vehicle did not start. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership twice for repair but the dealer could not correct the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in recall 08v059000 (electrical system). The contact called the manufacturer and filed a claim and was told that he would receive a call back. The current and failure mileages were 46,285. Updated 07/28/10.