Jeep Commander owners have reported 106 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).
Nhtsa recall number: 14v-438 recall date: September 3, 2014 manufacturer recall number: p41 "summary: some Jeep Commander and Jeep grand cherokee vehicles may experience an unintended change in ignition switch position while driving. Safety risk: this may result in loss of engine power, power steering, and braking assist increasing the risk of a crash and disabling one or more of the vehicles safety features including the frontal airbags. Remedy: Chrysler intends to repair vehicles free of charge (parts and labor). However, the part required to provide a permanent remedy for this condition is currently not available. Chrysler is making every effort to provide the part as quickly as possible. Recall status: recall incomplete. Remedy not yet available" I have had several incidents where all electrical other than the power train fails, including air-conditioning. If I jiggle my ignition switch everything comes back on. If this recall has such a high risk level of crash, injury, and even death, why hasn't Jeep come up with a remedy. I worked in the united states army combat readiness/safety center which deals with accident investigation and truly understand the risk of injury or even death that comes with this potential materiel failure. If I were the ceo for Jeep or worked in their safety division, I would not put this off any longer. It has been over a year since the discovery of this potential materiel failure and Jeep has done nothing. I recommend that Jeep is proactive to this failure rather than reactive.
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No crank, no start; windows, accessories not working as well (I. E. , window operation) w/key in start/accessory no remedy for recall of ignition switch. Cannot drive. Need quick solution.
2007 Jeep Commander. Consumer writes in regards to parts not available to complete ignition switch recall.
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. While driving at 30 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. In addition, the turn signals malfunctioned intermittently and the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle stalled, the power steering failed, and the door locks malfunctioned. The contact was locked inside the vehicle for over an hour. The vehicle restarted and was driven to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.
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I received a safety recall on 9/9/2014 for part p41/NHTSA 14v-438 ignition switch to this date the dealer has not call me to replace this part right now my Jeep won't start, and before this happen while I was driving the engine loss power why is taking so long to replace this part ??? I have to fix my car ,it won't start let me know something about this part.
I received 2 notices for a recall on my ignition switch and nothing is available as of today 7/10/15. End of 2014 was my first notice and July 2015 is another. Backorder is what I here from the dealerships. Why send theses notice if you don't have the products to take care of us? I also received 2 notices on my durango 2007, VIN# [xxx]. I am not complaining about any car dealership. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
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My airbags in my vehicle would shut off on there own then my lights started turning on and off as I drove. . Thats the start . . One day im driving home with my kids and my car stalls out in the middle of the road tryed everything wouldnt start but windows worked except front and lights but no power. I had it towed to Jeep and they insisted it was my battery. I go get my truck and as im driving all my lights come back on and all my gauges no longer worked,airbags no longer worked. They put it on the computer and p41 code came on which is my ignition switch recall from Chrysler. Jeep had me contact Chrysler and they said that part wont be available no time soon and they were going to put me in a rental . The next day Chrysler contacted Jeep and then Jeep said they have no idea its some electrical but they cant guarantee so I called the manager and told them its unacceptable I am without a car because Chrysler wont fix the recall its a safety issue and they told me they cant do anything.
2006 Jeep Commander. Consumer writes in regards to unintended position changes in ignition switch while driving for over a year. Consumer states no parts available to complete recall notice. The consumer stated twice, the engine made a loud noise. Updated 09/09/lj.
After contacting my local Jeep dealership, I am told there still is "no solution" to fix the current ignition switch recall on my Jeep. They have known about this for years. My "official" recall notification was September 2014, and there is no solution yet. How long does one have to wait for a viable solution? why not just install a new ignition switch instead of replacing parts? I believe I have waited long enough, and still no fix. My concern now is with the rush to fix air bad my fix will be delayed even longer. How long is a reasonable time to wait before the government demand action?.
This problem appears to be wide spread. All the intstrument panel warning lights come on and the a/c radio heater tachometer speedometer etc stop working. I investigated online and it seems this is a common problem with no clear cut fix. My Jeep is included in the ignition switch recall and I'm concerned that this is a related problem. There is no eta for the ignition switch parts! I spoke with Chrysler customer service yesterday.
I was driving down the road and the vehicle lost power. I was able to move to the shoulder and bring the vehicle to a stop. There was no power to any system. The ignition switch was in the off position. I was able to restart the vehicle. This is not the first time the vehicle has lost power while driving.
2006 Jeep Commander. Consumer writes in regards to a faulty ignition switch. The consumer stated the vehicle stalled while driving. The consumer received recall # 14v438000 last summer. However, the parts were not available. The consumer stated when the vehicle shut off, he was able to shift to neutral, shut the key off quickly, turn the key back on and re-start the engine while still coasting on the highway. Updated 08/03/15.
The car stops when it wants rather if I'm in traffic, stop sign, red light, or interstate. . The wheel and the brakes will lock up. I've been calling Chrysler the 1800 number and local dealerships such as picayune ms and slidell la about the situation but nobody seems to care!!! they said the parts isn't in and that its the ignition switch so I payed out of my pockets for the ignition switch and got it put on with the money that I didn't have to spare but obviously that wasn't the problem. . Now my car engine is making raggling and tractor noises. Barely want to start. . Basically I don't have transportation to or from work and school for the fall!!!!!!!!! thanks a lot Chrysler. . .
The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While starting the vehicle, the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The mechanic diagnosed that the ignition switch and the air bags needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle 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 119,000.
I was driving on the express way do 70 mph and we hit a bump and the Jeep lost all power. It shut right off. Thank fully we were in the outside lane and could get pulled over. The check engine light came on. Once we got pulled over we shut the key off and started it back up and it was fine. But the check engine light stayed on. There has been a recall on the ignition switch since June of 2014 and the dealership keeps telling me they don't have the parts. This is my only vehicle and I have a child and do not want to drive it now.
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the ignition key moved from the on to off position independently. The failure occurred on two occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and it was determined that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v567000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 98,000.
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My Jeep continues to shut off when driving, I have been contacting Jeep for approximately 1 year now and they keep telling me there are no parts available. There has been a recall on the ignition switch but no repair parts available, my Jeep just turns off and it is really scaring me.
My Jeep acts as if I turned the ignition off while going down the road. Today it did it again going down the highway at 65-70 mph. I have no additonal keys on the key chain. My seat is slid back and there was no contact with my knee and the ignition switch. I have a 2006 Jeep Commander and have complained about this since 2007. There is a current recall (p41 / NHTSA 14v-438), that I was finally notified about by my dealer a year ago but there are still no parts available to fix the problem. How long should a known safety issue be allowed to go on without a fix. Should we wait for someone to get into an accident and die?.
2006 Jeep Commander. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall notice issues. The dealer informed the consumer the parts were not available.
2006 Jeep Commander. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall notice. The consumer received the letter last summer. However, the letter stated the parts were not available and she would be contacted when the parts arrived. The consumer never heard back from Chrysler.
The ignition switch started to make a clicking noise while driving. When I turn the ignition off it will not turn all the way off and the key or fobik gets stuck and will not come out. The power stays on. Perhaps 1 hour later or longer I can go out and it will turn off and allow the key to be removed. If I forget to go back out to retrieve the key the battery runs low and the car will not stop. I'm stranded. When I park and go anywhere the care is not secure with the key in the igntion, anyone can open the door and steal the car. This ignition was recalled in novemebr of 2014 and to date there has not been a fix. This needs to be fixed ASAP! how can I be expected to accept this situation?.
I have a 2008 Commander that is part of the p57 recall for the ignition switch (9/2014). The switch has totally failed (2/2015). Called all the dealers in my area and nobody has received the parts yet. Called Jeep they have no update on when parts are going to be available. They said the best they can do is to put me on a priority list. I asked about trying to get a loaner car (at no cost to me) to use while my Jeep is down they said that they couldn't help me out. Looking for suggestions. Down a car now and have no idea when it will be repaired.
I have two of these 2006 Commanders which are driven by my two daughters. I received the recall notice for the ignition switch months ago but it said that parts are not available, which is apparently still the case. How long are my girls supposed to drive these vehicles in this condition? will these parts ever be available? I sold a previous Jeep to buy this one because the old one, as I found out after I purchased it, was susceptible to gas tank explosion. And now this. Will Chrysler ever be forced to remedy this situation? or will they be allowed to wait until several more people die from their lack of attentiveness to this problem?.
Vehicle loses ignition power when driving at various speeds. Dash cluster warning lights flash multiple times. Speedometer, tachometer, fuel, temp gauges fall to zero point. Steering becomes difficult/inoperable. Vehicle will sometimes regain power. Recall related to ignition switch has been open since September 3, 2014. Manufacturer has not issued any solution/remedy. Manufacturer has suggested "removing extra keys/keychains from ignition key and avoid bumping the ignition key with knees. " this is not a remedy. The problem still occurs. This is dangerous. Recall is incomplete. Nhtsa recall number: 14v-438 manufacturer recall number: p41.
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|Electrical System problems||
|Ignition Switch problems||
|Car Will Not Start problems||
|Instrument Panel problems||
|Ignition Module problems||
|Car Will Not Accelerate problems||