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10.0

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 5 of 8)

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problem #79

Dec 032014

Commander

  • 110,000 miles

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

Recall notices P57 & K06, the vehicle refuses to start and throws an error message stating that the keys are not programmed or inserted wrong. I know the P57 involves the ignition but does not cover the symptoms that I am experiencing. But, why should I take the vehicle in to repair one problem until the parts for the other problem are available. I have been checking every month since the recall was issued in August 2014 and they are still unavailable. This situation has left me with a borrowed vehicle and disgusted. Just how long does and will it take for the recall parts to become available " also there is a recall on the side airbags from 2010 !! that still states parts unavailable !! really !?!?! 5 years and no parts ??"

- Grundy Center, IA, USA

problem #78

Apr 042015

Commander

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. While driving at approximately 70 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted; however, the failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Huntsville, MO, USA

problem #77

Apr 012015

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
More than once our Jeep Commander, while driving on the street or at highway speeds, has turned off on its own. When the car turns off you lose nearly all braking and steering power. Luckily no one has been hurt, yet. This seems to be related to the recent Jeep ignition recall, yet no part is available to actually fix this problem. Because this problem is potentially life threatening, we have no choice but to discontinue use of the car which means we were forced to buy another car until our Jeep can be fixed.

- Portola Valley, CA, USA

problem #76

Nov 252014

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 stated that all the lights on the instrument panel remained illuminated. The contact received a 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 unavailable.

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #75

Dec 292014

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
I have had the ignition fobik replaced at my own cost prior to this recall. Do I get this reimbursed since I am now having the same issue" this is my only vehicle-what do I do when the Jeep just stops working"you really need to get on this problem, I have had the key stuck in the ignition, switch to the off position (which shuts everything down) going down the road and from time to time-car will not recognize the fobik and will not start. Thanks for your time.

- Thoreau, NM, USA

problem #74

Mar 092015

Commander

  • 145,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while attempting to make a right turn, the vehicle lost power. In addition, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to accelerate over 40 mph. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The technician 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 manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 145,000.

- Troy, NY, USA

problem #73

Dec 162014

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 for 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. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #72

Nov 152014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact received a notification 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.

- Satellite Beach , FL, USA

problem #71

Mar 162015

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #70

Dec 172014

Commander

  • miles
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.

- Lompoc, CA, USA

problem #69

Mar 082015

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 81,000 miles

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

I receive the recall notice P57/NHTSA 14V-567 months ago by mail. It said that the dealer did not have the parts. I have heard nothing since. I have never heard from the dealer or Chrysler since!!! is the part in"??? when can I get it fixed????"

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #68

Mar 062015

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 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Murrysville, PA, USA

problem #67

Sep 182014

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 perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Belleville, IL, USA

problem #66

Jan 152015

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
In Jan 2015 our key fob got stuck in the ignition of our 2008 Jeep Commander. A day later, we were able to free it. On 2/19/15 it would not start and we had to have it jump started twice. Once started it drove without issues for 3 days. Then on 2/23/15, the Jeep would not start and the key fob got stuck in the ignition. The Jeep could not move and could not be taken out of park. The only thing that worked were the lights. We tried to jump start the vehicle and tried everything we could think of to release the key from the ignition. The fob would not release so we had to have the Jeep towed to the dealership where we purchased it. The mechanic tested the Jeep (battery tested fine). They called Chrysler to see if they had any parts to fix the issue and discovered that the issue with our Jeep was a faulty ignition. The mechanic got the fob released from the ignition by unplugging the battery. He could not guarantee how long this would work. We called the recall hotline and confirmed our Jeep Commander was listed on recall P57. However, Chrysler has no fix at this time. The hotline advised us to get a hold of a Chrysler dealership and get a rental car free of charge through them until the Jeep could be fixed (at an unknown future date). The local Chrysler dealership refused to give us a rental and said they could not look at the Jeep for a few weeks. On 2/28 the Jeep would not start again so we had to purchase a new battery (at our expense). Because of the P57 ignition recall we are worried that we have an unreliable vehicle and that it could also stall while driving and cause an accident with injury or death. We feel unsafe in the Jeep! we want Chrysler to fix these unsafe ignitions immediately and in the meantime provide us free alternative transportation and reimbursement for our expenses.

- Casper, WY, USA

problem #65

Feb 252015

Commander

  • 101,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while making a right turn at 10 mph, the steering wheel seized. The contact shifted into park and turned the key to the off and then to the on position in order to regain function of the steering wheel. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 101,000.

- Yorkville, IL, USA

problem #64

Dec 232014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact received a notification of 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.

- The Colony, TX, USA

problem #63

Aug 112014

Commander

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. In addition, there was a burning odor present. The failure recurred multiple times. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The vehicle was taken to the dealer however, the part for repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Carolton, TX, USA

problem #62

Feb 192015

Commander

  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start when the key was inserted into the ignition. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) and stated that the parts were unavailable. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated that the win module failed, which correlated to the ignition switch. The dealer was uncertain when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure an stated that they were also uncertain when the parts would become available. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Westpoint, MS, USA

problem #61

Jan 012010

Commander

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 50 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. 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 not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #60

Feb 132015

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
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.

- Reading, PA, USA

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