All cars » Jeep » Commander » Electrical System » Ignition Switch

Ignition Switch Problems of Jeep Commander - part 1



Jeep Commander owners have reported 78 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Commander 1
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.

See all problems of the 2007 Jeep Commander.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Commander 2
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 2006 Jeep Commander 3
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.

See all problems of the 2006 Jeep Commander.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 4
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 5
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).

See all problems of the 2008 Jeep Commander.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 6
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 7
Failure Date: 05/28/2015

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?.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 8
Failure Date: 05/19/2015

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2007 Jeep Commander 9
Failure Date: 04/22/2015

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. . .

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 10
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.


 
car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2009 Jeep Commander 11
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.

See all problems of the 2009 Jeep Commander.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 12
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 13
Failure Date: 02/23/2015

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?.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Commander 14
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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Jeep Commander 15
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 2006 Jeep Commander 16
Failure Date: 02/06/2015

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.

car image   Ignition Switch problem of the 2008 Jeep Commander 17
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 18
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 19
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 20
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 21
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 22
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 23
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 24
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 25
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.

Other Common Electrical System related problems of Jeep Commander