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Ignition Switch Problems of Jeep Commander - part 1



Jeep Commander owners have reported 64 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 1
Failure Date: 04/04/2015

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.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Jeep Commander 2
Failure Date: 03/22/2015

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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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 3
Failure Date: 03/06/2015

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?.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Commander 4
Failure Date: 02/13/2015

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.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 5
Failure Date: 02/13/2015

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?.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Commander 6
Failure Date: 01/11/2015

While attempting to start my 08 Jeep Commander it was completely dead. I had it taken to the dealership and they told me that it was the ignition switch and key fob. When all was said and done it cost me over $300 for the repair. I have seen that recall p57 was active on Jeep Commanders from manufacture dates of 5-12-08 and earlier, my manufacture date is 5-16-08. This seems to be awfully close to the recall date to not be include especially since mine was for the same issue.


car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Commander 7
Failure Date: 01/05/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that when he started the ignition, all of the warning lights on the dashboard started to illuminate and blink. The contact shut the vehicle off, but was not able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle started after several attempts. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14v567000 (electrical system) however, the parts needed for the repairs were unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000. Mf.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Commander 8
Failure Date: 12/17/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, there was an abnormal noise coming from the ignition switch. Additionally, when attempting to remove the key from the ignition, the key would remain stuck causing the battery to drain. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14v567000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 9
Failure Date: 12/13/2014

Car lights illuminated and Jeep lost power. Had to rent a car to take my kids to see santa. The ignition switch needs replaced under recall p41 but no parts are available from manufacturer. Car is dangerous and shouldn't be driven. Chrysler has been contacted and says they are sorry but parts are not available. Recall is over 3 months and no one is doing anything about the safety issue so many owners are facing. It is dangerous. Nhtsa has numerous complaints on same issue but no one is making Chrysler fix the problem. No one is governing the recall. According to nolo: contact the NHTSA. If you are still unable to get relief, contact the NHTSA. Although you can skip the first two steps and contact NHTSA immediately, it is usually better to contact the service manager and manufacturer first -- since most problems are solved at those levels. You can contact the NHTSA by telephone at 888-327-4236 or by mail at 1200 new jersey avenue, se, west building, washington, d. C. 20590. Or fill out a form at the NHTSA's interactive website at www-odi. Nhtsa. Dot. Gov. Yet, nothing is being done. There is no remedy and no one is making Chrysler give another solution. Exactly how long does the manufacturer have to comply? I think over 3 months is plenty of time.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Commander 10
Failure Date: 12/11/2014

Chrysler has a recall out for faulty ignition switches. The recall notices were issued in sept 2014. It is now mid Dec and there are no parts and no remidy for this when in contact with Chrysler directly. On the recall it states that the engine can stop due to electrical failure w/in the veh with out notice as well as the power steering can be lost and or the braking all of which increase your crash potential. There is also warning that the air bags can deploy w/o waring causing bodily harm to both the driver and passangers. They are aware there is an issue and state they still have done nothig to resolve - inexcusible!!!.


 
car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 11
Failure Date: 12/10/2014

While driving the vehicle on a slippery road during a snowfall, my wife observed all of the indicator lights on the dashboard light up simultaneously. Shortly thereafter, the engine shut off, causing a loss of power steering and consequently a loss of control of the vehicle on the slippery roadway. As a result, the vehicle slid into a highway maintenance marker along the shoulder of the road, causing minor damage to the license plate holder and bumper of the vehicle. Our concern is that this incident is apparently due to a defective ignition switch, which is the subject of a current recall (14v-438) issued by the manufacturer on 9/3/14. However, the manufacturer has not provided a remedy for this defect, citing the unavailability of repair parts, and as of this morning the manufacturer has no idea as to when these repair parts will be available. In the meantime, the phenomenon of the dashboard indicators suddenly and spontaneously illuminating while driving continues to recur rather frequently, and we are afraid that a recurrence of the engine shutoff and loss of power steering and brake assist will also recur, perhaps at a time and location where a much more serious crash will result.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Commander 12
Failure Date: 11/27/2014

The first incident occurred on 27 Nov, as we were driving down a 2-lane highway. We were traveling approx. 60 mph when the Jeep made a “clunk” sound, suddenly the engine lost power and became difficult to steer. I was able to get the vehicle over to the side of the road, got out and did a quick external check to try and see what was wrong. Nothing appeared to be wrong. I got back in and tried to start the Jeep again, and it did start up. We cautiously proceeded back to our hotel and I immediately looked up the nearest Jeep dealer to have the vehicle checked for any mechanical problems. The Jeep dealer told me that there were no mechanical problems with the Jeep, but that there was an open recall for problems with the ignition switch. The tech told me that the ignition switch on our Jeep was loose, which could allow it to slip from the on position to the acc position which would cause the engine to stop while driving. They said there were no parts available yet to fix the problem. They advised that we remove all key chains from the key, but there was nothing else they could do. Just two days later, on 29 Nov, we had another dangerous incident. This time, we were on the middle lane of a 3-lane interstate. We were traveling at approx. 70 mph when I again heard the loud “clunk”, the vehicle suddenly lost engine power and became difficult to steer. I immediately put the hazard lights on and tried to get off the highway. We were extremely lucky that there was no vehicle in the lane to the right of us, as I could barely get the Jeep off the highway onto the shoulder. If another vehicle would have been close behind us or coming up on the right of us, we would surely have been rear ended. I have contacted both my local Jeep dealership and the Chrysler corporation regarding a solution to this problem with no assistance from either.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Commander 13
Failure Date: 11/24/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the air bag warning light illuminated and the headlights malfunctioned. Also, the contact mentioned that the ignition switch seized on the accessory position. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v567000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 73,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 14
Failure Date: 11/17/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. As a result, the steering wheel seized and the brake pedal failed to respond when depressed. The contact crashed into another vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact stated that three occupants in the other vehicle sustained unknown injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switched needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 89,000. Djr.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 15
Failure Date: 11/08/2014

Driving down the road at 65mph and the speedometer and tach will go to 0 and then back up to operating speed. Warning lights on dash will come on and off along with the fan for heater and air. Chrysler recalled these exact issues in July stating " some Jeep Commander vehicles may experience an unintended change in ignition switch position while driving which 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. Until this repair is completed the vehicle can be driven". My only question is for how long? how long until someone is injured or dead from the vehicle losing power. On Chrysler recall website for this vehicle it stated they were to issue another letter or information on this issue in September. It is now November.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 16
Failure Date: 10/15/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, the vehicle stalled and the vehicle restarted independently. All warning lights on the instrument cluster panel illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 91,000. Oo.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 17
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

2006 Jeep Commander. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall notice. The consumer stated on numerous occasions, the engine would completely turn off and he lost the ability to brake, accelerate and even steer. The consumer stated despite the numerous efforts, in trying to fix the vehicle, the problem would always return. The consumer supplied his recall notice. Recall # 14v438000. According to the recall notice, the parts were not available.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 18
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

While driving at 45 mph the vehicle just turned off. There is a faulty ignition switch recall but Chrysler will not do anything to help get this repaired. I received a recall notice and contacted them but they will not get back to me about repair. This 2006 vehicle is being driven by my daughter who is 19 years old and away at college. Unfortunately my vehicle is a 2007 Jeep Commander and has the same recall therefore I can't even give her my vehicle to drive since it is unsafe as well. At the very least Chrysler should repair these vehicle pronto! in the interim they should provide a safe vehicle for my daughter to drive.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 19
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact indicated that while driving at various speeds the vehicle would sudden shut off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who indicated that the ignition switch was defective but the vehicle could not be repaired because parts needed for the recall were not available. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number 14v438(electrical) was received in October 2014. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The failure mileage was 110,000. Jft.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Commander 20
Failure Date: 09/08/2014

Cruise control still does not operate. Single touch power window function no longer works on driver and passenger windows. While commuting to work on the toll road, rpms registered between 2500-3500 going at a speed of 75. The majority of the time, it was between 3000-3500. I did not have the air conditional running. I was not accelerating and was not going up or down inclines to cause the higher rpms. After exiting the toll road, I turned and while accelerating to around 40mph, the engine stalled and the check engine light came on. As I was on an inside lane, I had to slow down to allow a semi to pass on the outside lane in order to be able to pull over to the side of the road. I had to place in park, turn off the ignition switch, and turn it back on. Check engine light remained on. My average mpg was 13. 9, lower than it should be. Leaving for my commute home, when I turned on the Jeep, the check engine light was no longer lit. I noticed during the commute that the rpms were not as high as in the morning, and also my mpg increased by almost a mile per gallon, and that was running at the same speed and I also was running the air conditiioning. Upon exiting the toll road, the vehicle jerked heavily while downshifting from overdrive. A jerky motion continued for the remainder of my commute (ranging from 30-55 mph). Please note that I do now take photos after the engine stalls to reflect the mileage and that the light is lit. I also now take pictures when the check engine light goes off.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Commander 21
Failure Date: 09/07/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. When the ignition switch was turned on, all of the electrical components failed intermittently. The contact stated that the windshield wipers, air conditioner, electrical doors, and windows became inoperable. The failure occurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 22
Failure Date: 09/01/2014

Received a notice in the mail of a recall with the ignition switch. After contacting the dealer they still do not have the proper part for the repair in their inventory. On a number of occasions while driving I have gotten warning lights on my dash and vehicle stalling occurring which is a distraction. To this date I have not been contacted about scheduling a date for repair.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 23
Failure Date: 09/01/2014

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled without warning. Also, the contact mentioned that the vehicle failed to turn off after the key was removed from the ignition switch. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system). Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 65,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 24
Failure Date: 08/30/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph he slammed on brakes and his knee hit the keys and the ignition switch turned off causing a rear in collision. The contact stated there was a recall notice on the vehicle regarding the ignition keys. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 36,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 25
Failure Date: 08/21/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander 4x2. The contact stated that the service engine light illuminated and that the vehicle stalled several times. The contact stated the failure was happening intermittently and getting progressively worse. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14v438000 (electrical system) and stated that the parts and the remedy were not available for months. The dealer did not give a specific date when the parts would become available for months. The manufacturer was also contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contacts vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact continued to experience the failure with the ignition switch. The approximate failure mileage was not available. Dyd.

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