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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 1 of 8)

problem #159

Sep 162016

Commander

  • 95,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. While driving various speeds, the radio continuously turned on and off, the sun roof became inoperable, and the vehicle would not accelerate above 2 mph. When the contact attempted to accelerate, the vehicle nearly stalled and caused the service park assist, air bag, ebs, and traction control indicators to illuminate. The contact managed to pull over and shut off the vehicle for approximately five minutes. When the vehicle was restarted, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 95,000.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #158

Sep 062016

Commander

  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle shut off. The vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system, ignition). The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 103,000.

- Selah, WA, USA

problem #157

Aug 042016

Commander

  • 98,402 miles
The ignition would not turn off and let the key fob be removed. We finally had to have it towed to the dealership as the key would not do anything. Could not get the key to turn on in order to put the Commander in any gear in order for it to be placed on the flatbed. The win module had to be replaced and new keys bought. I do see where the win module is on recall but not the VIN # of my 2008 Commander.

- Grand Haven, MI, USA

problem #156

Jun 062016

Commander

  • 107,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. After the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system), it failed to start. In addition, the keys failed to lock or unlock the doors. "bad key" was displayed across the message board. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the keys needed to be replaced. The keys were replaced, but the failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 107,000.

- Farmington Hills, MI, USA

problem #155

Mar 102015

Commander

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure recurred numerous times. In addition, the vehicle failed to start. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. 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 approximate failure mileage was 70,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- White Plains, NY, USA

problem #154

Nov 012014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V5670000 (electrical system) was received in November of 2014. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 06/14/16 the part was replaced under warranty. Updated 06/20/16.

- Newton, AL, USA

problem #153

Apr 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 notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repairs was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer had 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.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #152

Jan 152015

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact received a 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. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 05/20/16

- Bluffton, SC, USA

problem #151

Nov 102014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V67000 (electrical system). The first dealer stated that the parts were not available. The contacted stated that a second dealer ordered the wrong parts, but did not confirm if the correct parts for the recall were available to receive the repair. Both dealers were unable to provide the recall repair within a reasonable timeframe. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Bedford, KY, USA

problem #150

Jan 022010

Commander

  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. While attempting to start the vehicle, the engine could not be started. The contact indicated that the starter was replaced on two separate occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the starter was faulty and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 15,000.

- Graftan, WV, USA

problem #149

Aug 172015

Commander

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. Te contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V486000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled several times. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #148

Nov 172014

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The contact also stated that the vehicle stalled several times. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was unknown. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Crawfordville, FL, USA

problem #147

Feb 102015

Commander 8-cyl

  • miles
2008 Jeep Commander. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall notice. The consumer stated when he attempted to start the vehicle, it would not start. After several attempts a diagnostic message displayed "key damaged". the consumer had the vehicle towed to his home, where he used the spare key fob, but the vehicle would not start. The doors locked and the consumer attempted to open them using the key, but the alarm went off and the battery had to be disconnected to stop it. The consumer contacted the dealer and informed them about the recall he had received in November 2014. However, the dealer stated the parts were not available.

- Ellenwood, GA, USA

problem #146

Dec 042015

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 not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was invalid. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Blairsville, GA, USA

problem #145

Oct 312015

Commander

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. While starting the vehicle, the ignition key failed to respond. The vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the failure continued. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the contact was informed that the recall was repaired correctly. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Labaca, AR, USA

problem #144

Nov 032015

Commander

  • 176,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. While starting the vehicle, the ignition key became stuck. The VIN was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The failure recurred numerous times. 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 176,000.

- New Braunfels, TX, USA

problem #143

Aug 282015

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (air bags); 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. The VIN was not available. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Ringgold, GA, USA

problem #142

Sep 012015

Commander

  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start. As a result, the vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was discovered that the ignition switch failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) was received in June of 2015. After contacting the dealer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The failure mileage was 99,000.

- Stumpy Point, NC, USA

problem #141

Sep 152014

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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #140

Sep 152015

Commander

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

- San Juan Pueblo, NM, USA

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