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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 6 of 8)

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problem #59

Feb 022015

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2008 Jeep Commander requesting reimbursement. The consumer referenced recall P57.

- Wauwatosa, WI, USA

problem #58

Feb 052015

Commander

  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, where it was diagnosed that the ignition needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notified of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the recall 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 32,000.

- Saint Claire Shores, MI, USA

problem #57

Feb 032015

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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- College Station, TX, USA

problem #56

Oct 292014

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle suddenly shut off. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) was received in September of 2014. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer, the contact was informed that the parts needed to perform the remedy were not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the delay. The failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 02/05/15 updated 02/20/15

- Northborough, MA, USA

problem #55

Sep 032012

Commander

  • 69,000 miles
TL- the contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that after inserting the key into the ignition switch, the key failed to turn into the start position. In addition, the key remained stuck in the ignition switch after shutting off the vehicle on several occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 69,000. Djr

- Ridgewood, NY, USA

problem #54

Jan 052015

Commander

  • 110,000 miles
TL-the contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while starting the vehicle, all the warning lights flickered. The vehicle was shut off and was able to restart after several attempts. 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 part needed for the recall repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000. Djr

- New Lenox, IL, USA

problem #53

Dec 152014

Commander

  • 99,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle; however, the horn, radio, and controls on the steering wheel ceased to work. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) and the vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer stated that the failure was not included in the recall notification. The failure recurred frequently. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 99,000.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #52

Oct 292014

Commander

  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, all of the warning lights illuminated as the vehicle stalled. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V537000 (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 106,000.

- Robertsonville, NC, USA

problem #51

Jan 012009

Commander

  • 95,260 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. In addition, the contact stated that the key fob failed to start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the win module and the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 95,260.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #50

Sep 012014

Commander

  • 111,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, a clicking sound emitted from within the vehicle. The contact mentioned that it was difficult to remove the key from the ignition. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician diagnosed that the win module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was made aware of recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 111,000.

- Goodyear, AZ, USA

problem #49

Jan 012014

Commander

  • 20,000 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 immediately after starting the engine, the vehicle would lose electrical power. In addition, all electric features on the driver door failed to operate. The contact would have to turn the ignition key several times to get the vehicle to resume normal function. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was included in recall NHTSA campaign id number: 14V567000 (electrical system). However, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

- Springfield , IL, USA

problem #48

Nov 272014

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
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.

- Glenn Dale, MD, USA

problem #47

Apr 232013

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Vehicle would start. All other electrical items worked. Dealer replaced wiring harness at the starter. First incident was April 2013. It has now happened again December 2014. Both times left stranded and had to have vehicle towed to mechanic.

- Glendale, WI, USA

problem #46

Jul 082014

Commander

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. While attempting to make a turn, the vehicle stalled and was able to restart. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who recommended deactivating the automatic start control; however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The approximate failure mileage was 67,000.

- Chesterfield, MI, USA

problem #45

Mar 142014

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
2008 Jeep Commander. Consumer writes in regards to unintended change in ignition switch position while driving. * tgw the consumer stated the incident happened twice. The dealer concluded the win module needed to be replaced.

- Westerville, OH, USA

problem #44

Sep 262014

Commander

  • 74,650 miles
My 2008 Jeep Commander will not start. I still have power to my radio, power locks and seats, lights work. The battery and alternator have both been checked and are running fine. The truck will start if it is jumped. I have been doing some research and I have found many people with the same issues. Turns out it is the solenoid wire which apparently has poor weather proofing and corrodes after some time. Now I need to bring it in and pay for this fix out of pocket so that I have a source of transportation for my family. There really needs to be a recall on this issue, seeing as how there are so many people having the same problem. Please refer to this site, where I found all this information. Thank you www.jeepforum.com/forum/F67/help-2008-Commander-wont-start-chronic-issue-1107823/.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #43

Sep 072014

Commander

  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. When the ignition switch was turned on, all of the electrical components failed intermittently. The contact stated that the windshield wipers, air conditioner, electrical doors, and windows became inoperable. The failure occurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000.

- Garfield Heights , OH, USA

problem #42

Jun 022014

Commander

  • 80,000 miles
My Jeep won't start. Battery is good, lights ect...come on but it doesn't make a sound. Has happened multiple times and now it won't start again. I've seen that this has happened to many people and seems to be a corrosion issue with some wires? this needs to be fixed! I have been stranded many times.

- Fredonia, NY, USA

problem #41

Jul 312014

Commander 6-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
My car- I was able start it twice after a few simple test.- I made sure the battery cable/terminals were tight, I turned everything off, and I then cut it off. On the 3rd time it did nothing. No dash light radio, no A/C, windows not working. The headlights and interior lights work so battery is fine. The key will lock or unlock the doors. The starter works.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #40

Jul 032014

Commander

  • 118,800 miles
The rear passenger side window motor went out. When I looked it up on the www it showed a lot of same problems with this year.

- Pueblo, CO, USA

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