Jeep Commander owners have reported 140 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).
Driving under certain conditions the vehicle engine completely shuts off and stalls. This happens on the highway, mostly at speeds of about 45-60 mph. The two recalls available on the vehicle as it relates to this issue (tcm/pcm ) ( ignition switch) have been recently fixed by the dearlership, however the vehicle continues to mulfunction in the same manner and appears to be getting worse. Contacting Chrysler, they are abrasive and uncooperative. A little research shows that there are several owner complaints on this very issue dating back to 2006-2007-2008. There appears to be an "active" investigation ongoing by the NHTSA-office of defects investigations. What is the status of this investigation-10 years later??? there appears to be no interest on the part of the manaufacturer to address this issue without the vehicle owner incurring massive loses in endless diagnostic and repair expenses.
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The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander 4x4. The contact experienced a no start condition when attempting to start the vehicle. The failure occurred without any warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch had to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact also stated that the failure recurred several other times after the repair. The vehicle was taken to an independent dealer the second time where the battery wires and cables were connected together. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 91,684. Sj.
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Problem with ignition switch causes dash not to work and car not to be able to start most of time. Key does not stay in proper position in ignition. Vehicle is stationary and in motion when this happens while driving on city streets.
Regardless of distance traveled, outside temperature, the 'transmission over temp' message appears on the dash. Had coolant flushed 2x but message still appears intermittently. Had mechanic look at more than a few times, however could not replicate message and thus no resolution/fix to problem. Jeep recently had ignition switch recall completed (thought that would never happen) but 'transmission over temp' would occur prior to that recall being completed. Thought the two were connected somehow. Main concern is the engine does not overhear, temp reads below middle mark but when transmission message appears, after a few minutes, transmission feels 'off' or jumpy. Something is definitely happening. Not safe to drive, not confident taking it on long trips because of possible damage that may occur, not to mention being stranded. This is my girlfriends truck and I'm not comfortable having her drive too far, especially in the evening. His is inconvenient because we take care of our vehicles, this truck has low miles, 62,000. Would really like to resolve this because we love the trick but cannot trust taking it on trips, towing our boat which was the original purpose of having truck. What a stressful vehicle to have. Very dissatisfied with this truck. Again, the transmission over temp would occur intermittently, on the highway at times, in traffic, small trips, after sitting parked after a short trip, message reappears once truck is started again. No rhyme of reason to this.
Driving down the road on rt3 heading west towards west chester PA passing by providence road I was going about 55mph when my Jeep shut off and I lost power to the engine (this was very scary). I was able to pull off the road and eventually got my Jeep started again. About 6 months later I was stopped at a traffic light and again my Jeep shut off. I was able to restart it again a few seconds later. I believe this is an ignition switch problem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. . .
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.
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?.
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 #.
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.
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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2007 Jeep Commander. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall notice issues. The recall letter stated the parts were not available. Recall # 14v438000.
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.
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.
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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|Electrical System problems||
|Ignition Switch problems||
|Car Will Not Start problems||
|Instrument Panel problems||
|Ignition Module problems||
|Car Will Not Accelerate problems||