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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,745 miles

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2008 Jeep Commander electrical problems

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2008 Jeep Commander Owner Comments (Page 3 of 8)

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problem #119

Dec 022014

Commander

  • 58,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the part needed to do the repair. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the wireless ignition module and key fob needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 58,000.

- Kittanning, PA, USA

problem #118

Sep 172014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Huffman, TX, USA

problem #117

Mar 022015

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part needed was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. MA 10/16/15 the consumer stated the part was replaced on September 25, 2015. Updated 01/28/16.

- Wenatchee, WA, USA

problem #116

Aug 292014

Commander

  • 120,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My Jeep seems to match up to a very common problem related to a total intergrated power module. The problem is so intermittent that basically everything mechanical and electrical has been replaced. The tipm is my next replacement. I have freaky issues with my very clean Jeep Commander 2008 limited 5.7L hemi. Its absolutely crazy what has been replaced. I would never recommend a Jeep product as this issue seems to be known but due to cost Jeep basically denies the issue. My vehicle would be the poster vehicle for a class action lawsuit and Jeep needs to fix this as this is not right. Way too much money is being paid out for repairs that do not work.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #115

Aug 012015

Commander

  • 91,000 miles
While relocating and driving on a major interstate highway, the pre-owned vehicle with 87,684 at time of purchase, the 4 wheel drive system came on by itself and stayed in high and is still in high and if the vehicle is driven will need to be disconnected. The power steering locked, shredded belts. Then, the engine ran hot for no more than a mile on an interstate highway with no warning. Due to the power steering locking up, combustion caused head gasket problems.

- St. Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #114

Feb 232015

Commander

  • 85,000 miles
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?

- Maple Plain, MN, USA

problem #113

May 152015

Commander

  • 113,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while in park, the vehicle failed to turn off as the key remained in the accessory position. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the fobik needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired due to the part not being available for the recall repair. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). 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 113,000.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #112

Jan 012015

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Alma , MI, USA

problem #111

Oct 312014

Commander

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. While the vehicle was parked, it failed to start intermittently. While driving at 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and the contact was unable to change the position of the key from the on position. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (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 120,000.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #110

Nov 102014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was not provided. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the part to do the repair. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the failure listed in the recall. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Cleburnd, TX, USA

problem #109

Jan 052015

Commander

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the recall part was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacture was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- George Town, TX, USA

problem #108

Sep 162014

Commander

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated that a remedy had not yet been implemented to deter the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. The vehicle could not be repaired. The vehicle stalled without warning and the instrument panel lights failed intermittently. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Pahrump , NV, USA

problem #107

May 012015

Commander

  • 126,000 miles
When I put my vehicle into park it will not let me turn it all the way off an release my key. It keeps it in the acc position or the battery on position. But the engine does turn off. I then have to wait for a click then I can release my key. Sometimes I have to restart the vehicle and move the shifter around a few times then turn the vehicle back off to get it to click to release my key. The dealer said it's an electronic problem. My starter cylinoid is going out. And I have to have a whole new part and it comes with new keys. It's going to cost $650 to fix it.

- Hillsboro, MO, USA

problem #106

Nov 192014

Commander

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the win module needed to be replaced. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed for the recall repair were not available. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #105

Jun 222015

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Royal, AR, USA

problem #104

Jul 012015

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
2008 Jeep Commander. Consumer writes in regards to frequency operated button ignition key recall notice and dealership issues. The consumer stated he received the recall letter P57/ NHTSA 14 V-567 months ago and has been unsuccessful at getting the recall taken care of. MA 09/03/15 updated 12/9/2015

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #103

May 132015

Commander

  • 79,100 miles
After driving for about 10 minutes I shut vehicle off came out to start 2 minutes later vehicle would not start. After waiting for road service about half hour vehicle started without any assistance. All lights, gauges and windows worked as they should. This happened several more times after that.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #102

Nov 192014

Commander

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. While at a stop sign or making a right or left turn, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system), but the parts needed for the recall repair were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The failure mileage was 78,000.

- Cape Coral , FL, USA

problem #101

Jun 182014

Commander

  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The failure recurred multiple times. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part was unavailable to perform the repair. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 79,000.

- Mcallen, TX, USA

problem #100

Aug 072014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was not available. The contact mentioned that the vehicle stalled without warning numerous times. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Mexico, MO, USA

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