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Car Will Not Start problems of the 2008 Jeep Commander



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

car   Car Will Not Start problem 1
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 2
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 3
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 4
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 5
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 6
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.