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Ignition Switch Problems of Jeep Commander - part 1



Jeep Commander owners have reported 132 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Commander 1
Failure Date: 03/07/2016

The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 48 mph, all the warning indicators illuminated briefly and then dimmed. The braking and steering ability seized and the vehicle stalled. The contact had to maneuver to the side of the road to a complete stop. The contact waited a few minutes before the vehicle returned to normal. The contact also stated that the vehicle was repaired under a manufacturer recall for the ignition switch two weeks prior to the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Commander 2
Failure Date: 01/28/2016

Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contacts vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14v4380000 (electrical system). The contact stated that it was difficult to remove the key from the ignition switch and the ignition switch was sticking out further than it should be. The failure recurred each time the vehicle was started. The contact also stated that the remote start no longer worked. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the contact was told that it was normal due to the ignition switch being new. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 117,000. Sw.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 3
Failure Date: 01/16/2016

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. When the vehicle was in reverse, it stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact also stated that the vehicle was taken for routine service and the technician replaced the ignition switch. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 4
Failure Date: 01/02/2016

This is in response to the recall for the ignition switch on my 2006 Jeep Commander. My vehicle has had the ignition switch replaced at the dealership but you should know that the replacement does not cure the problems that it was meant to fix. The work was completed at 9:30am and the next time I drove that day,it did the same exact shutdown as it did before (with all lights on the dash flashing). The stalling and shutdown does not occur because of hitting the key with your leg as I am only 5'4" and my leg doesn't touch the ignition. The shutdown occurs because of a short somewhere inside the ignition. It occurs randomly and sometimes can be stopped by lightly turning the key to the left. I have also found that the shutdown occurs at extreme frequency when driving in heavy rain or extremely slushy roads, which tells me that somewhere, something is getting wet and shorting the vehicle out. It is very hard to get the lights to stop flashing in this type of weather and I have had to pull over a couple times because of the danger of stalling in traffic. I am stuck with this dangerous vehicle because of my financial situation and have fought for something to be done about it by the dealer starting 20 days after I bought it but of course nothing was done until the government got involved and sadly it still hasn't cured the problem. I hope you receive more complaints and make the dealership correct the problem the right way. Thank you for your time, tracy l. Field.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Commander 5
Failure Date: 12/28/2015

While driving my 2007 Jeep Commander, it will shut off. Other times the lights will flicker off and car seems to stall. This problem happens without any warning. It is very scary to be driving on the interstate and the car just stops!!! I have four children that I drive around, so this can not happen! I have read where there have been many complaints about this and nothing has been done. That is unacceptable because lives are at risk. I'm taking the vehicle in for the ignition switch recall, but I have read where that has not fixed the issue I am having.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 6
Failure Date: 12/01/2015

Electrical was going haywire for a year prior to new ignition switch being replaced after recall. Things were fine for a couple of months and now the car has started doing the same thing. Lights flashing, stalling mutilple lights on at the same time engine, park assist, etc.


car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 7
Failure Date: 11/24/2015

Had issues with faulty ignition switch authorized Jeep dealer replaced with a new switch but not the new switch that is to be a per ant fix for your recall14v-438 because they could not get the revised switch from factory basically replaced it with a new switch that was still recalled was told to fill out claim form and send it to Chrysler which I did along with invoice from Chrysler winona stamped (paid) got a call from Chrysler saying that the paid invoice was not enough and they wanted a couple of my cancelled check sent to them I'm not comfortable sending a check with my info on it to Chrysler for anyone to see the chysler claim # is2882258344 thank you scott vetsch 158 broadway rollingstone mn 55969 dickselectricwinona@gmail. Com.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 8
Failure Date: 11/18/2015

Jeep has total loss of power, control, and steering while driving. Car will no start unless in park or neutral, losses all power electrical and steering once you let foot off of the accelerator. I almost ran into another vehicle while heading hope and was nearly rear ended at another intersection due to stalling and no control. All of this happened within hours of ed voyles Jeep replacing the ignition switch p41 recall. Super super dangerous. . .

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 9
Failure Date: 11/12/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while stop at a light, the vehicle accelerate independently. In addition, the contact had struggle putting the key in the ignition switch and the key would get stuck. The vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system). The contact mention did not had these problems until after the recall repaired. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 17,500. Ak.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 10
Failure Date: 11/10/2015

The ignition switch was changed at the local dealership (mc cubbins) as per recall and now is too difficult to turn. This repair is unacceptable. What other options are available?.


 
car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 11
Failure Date: 11/04/2015

My Jeep upon being on the highway and in the right lane suddenly slowed down to the point of stalling and I had to bring the car to the side of the road and began shutting it off when coincidently the the light went on in the roof of the car and my headlight dimmed. I called the Jeep place for an oil change and they diagnoised the car and did a recall on the ignition switch and told me the powertrain transfer case is bad and thermostat leaking from the housing and 4 wheel drive failed. I have never used the 4 wheel drive as I recently purchased the car at the end of April and own it for just 7 months. They said it will cost me over $750. 00 dollars to be fixed. I called Chrysler and they said my vehicle is not included however on your web site NHTSA campain# 13v175000 seems to apply to my diagnoised problems. I love my car but this is a defect in manufacturing and not something that I have done. The previous owner had this car constantly maintained at executive Jeep in north haven CT. I want my car fixed at Chrysler's cost not mine. I drive my car with my grandchildren in it and now feel it is unsafe. . Please help me. I have all records for the car and the diagnostic information should you need it. I also have howard the manager at Jeep phone #.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 12
Failure Date: 10/30/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander 4x2. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system), however, the contact stated that the key was difficult to insert into the ignition switch as well and once inserted was difficult to turn. The contact also stated that it was difficult to remove the key from the ignition switch. The failure recurred each time the key is instered or removed from the ignition switch. The vehicle was not taken back to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000. Sw.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Commander 13
Failure Date: 10/16/2015

This note, is the third time this has occurred. Other incidents reported back in summer 2014 (reported to NHTSA). On October 16, 2015 at approximately 9:35pm my entire car shut down while driving on a major highway (I-94) in mi while going about 70 mph. All gauges on dashboard when to zero. I was able to pull off to the side of the highway and stop the car. Please note, I had a 5 year old and a 4 year old with me in the car. I let car sit for couple minutes then restarted. Some models of the 2008 Jeep Commander have been recalled for a faulty ignition switch; however, it appears this model still has not been recalled.

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car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Commander 14
Failure Date: 10/01/2015

2007 Jeep Commander. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall notice issues. The recall letter stated the parts were not available. Recall # 14v438000.

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Failure Date: 09/03/2015

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 16
Failure Date: 08/27/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander . The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled with out warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v438000 (electrical system) however, the part 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 64,000. Dt.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Commander 17
Failure Date: 08/24/2015

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Commander 18
Failure Date: 08/03/2015

2007 Jeep Commander. Consumer writes in regards to parts not available to complete ignition switch recall.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Commander 19
Failure Date: 07/31/2015

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 20
Failure Date: 07/27/2015

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 21
Failure Date: 07/20/2015

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Commander 22
Failure Date: 07/02/2015

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).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 23
Failure Date: 06/11/2015

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 24
Failure Date: 06/01/2015

The contact owns a 2006 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would suddenly shut off. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced but the parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 25
Failure Date: 06/01/2015

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.

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