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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,297 miles

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2008 Jeep Commander seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Jeep Commander Owner Comments

problem #10

Jun 012015

Commander

  • 82,000 miles

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

Air bag light began coming on and off intermittently, whether driving or stationary, eventually staying on most of the time. Periodically while driving it would go off them immediately come on and chime. Took to a Chrysler dealer and was advised the clock spring in the steering wheel needed to be replaced as it was faulty and would not deploy the air bag if involved in a crash. Researched the issue and found several other complaints for this model as well as recalls for 2007 to 2010 Jeep Wrangler which have the same steering system. Clock spring was subsequently replaced by dealer for a significant cost, correcting the problem.

- Milford, MI, USA

problem #9

Sep 062015

Commander

  • 230,000 miles
The contact owned a 2008 Jeep Commander. While driving 70 mph, the driver lost control of the vehicle causing the vehicle to flip over. The passenger side air bag did not deploy and the driver side air bag did not fully deploy. The vehicle was towed and deemed destroyed. A police report was filed. There were two injuries sustained that required medical attention. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 230,000.

- Lewisville, AR, USA

problem #8

Aug 082015

Commander

  • 56,468 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number :14V567000(electrical systems)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 failure mileage was 56,468.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #7

Feb 112015

Commander

  • 97,000 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 various speeds, the passenger side air bag warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #6

Aug 292015

Commander

  • miles
The vehicle has been showing the airbag light since I purchased it. First they replaced the seat belt tensioner trying to guess problem but it did not fix it but it went away for a while. Now they believe they found true problem and it's the clock spring. I believe the item was defective since new purchase and now it completely go bad. I have no airbags and I'm driving around bad because Jeep installed a defective clock spring on my 08 Jeep. They have a recall on 07 Jeep but my 08 is not part of it. Hopefully you can add our 08 Jeep Commander to that list.

- Goodyear, AZ, USA

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problem #5

Jul 302015

Commander

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. While driving at approximately 25 mph, the front passenger side axle fractured causing the front passenger wheel to fracture and detach. In addition, the brake lines fractured and the brakes failed. The vehicle was skidding out of control and crashed into a concrete curb. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.

- Wayne, NJ, USA

problem #4

Nov 242014

Commander

  • 73,000 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 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.

- Lavale, MD, USA

problem #3

Jun 092011

Commander 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
My daughter was driving down the hwy and a car came out in front of her from the left side and they hit. The other car's air bags all went off. My Jeep not one air bag went off after totaling the front end going through a ditch hitting a guard rail etc. Police but on report they went off just took it as they should of because of how bad she was hit. My daughter has back problems the other person cracked hip had to have back surgery. My daughter has to have surgery to but they wouldn't ok it at time so now applying for disability unable to work. We have every recall that you have list on here wrong with our Jeep and more. It starts to rev up as if putting gas on while holding brake or while just driving down the street, I was in car waiting for car in front of me to go with foot on brake it jerked so hard I thought I got kit in the back. We have taken it in to have tests run on the Jeep and they come back saying nothing wrong with it. So looking to trade in but the police report wrong trying to get that fixed.since accident the air bag light goes on might stay on or go off and on. I feel that there is a problem with the air bags but told they can't check unless take apart etc to look at them. They should have gone off in accident. The tire light is on all the time.so I feel unsafe driving my Jeep with two small children in it. We have taken it in for the recalls they say not for our Jeep VIN # and refuse to fix them have asked other people with same Jeep and they all got same problems. We have talked to the Jeep people over computer and they say they have no answer for air bag problem at this time. What is that suppose to mean.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 012014

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the driver's side air bag warning light was illuminated continuously. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who indicated that the air bag needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and they stated that there was not a recall related to the air bag failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000. Updated 05/12/14 MA the consumer stated the light would go out, and then come back on, periodically. Updated 05/15/14

- Klamath Falls, OR, USA

problem #1

May 072012

Commander 6-cyl

  • 39,500 miles
Our 2008 Jeep Commander was hit from behind while making a right turn. The impact caused the Commander to flip landing on the driver side roof and then rolling onto the driver's side where it slid into another vehicle. The impact from hitting the roof and side of the car resulted in the car being totaled by the insurance company of the person at fault. The side air bags did not deploy when the car rolled onto it's side. Per page 52 of the owner's manual "the window bag on the crash side of the vehicle is triggered in moderate to severe side collisions" also page 56 states "the side impact SRS side curtain airbags are designed to activate only in certain side or rollover collisions." The entire driver side of the vehicle was crushed in, the driver side mirror was pushed through the window due to the impact. After the vehicle rolled it came to rest on the driver side. How much impact is needed to deploy these airbags? the driver side door alone was bent off of the frame. I can understand the front airbag possibly not being deployed as the vehicle was hit from behind, but I am surprised that the initial impact to the driver side roof corner side not trigger anything nor did the rollover and side impact that occurred.

- Spring, TX, USA

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