really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,250 miles

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2008 Jeep Commander brakes problems

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2008 Jeep Commander Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 302015


  • 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 #3

Jul 012014

Commander 8-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
While driving on the highway, the entire dashboard went black and the car went completely dead. This has happened 3 times since the first incident. No lights, power steering or brakes, no power windows to put my hand out to wave cars around me. Car also stalls immediately upon starting up. Also another recurring issue is the entire dashboard lighting up and flashing, total power loss--no power in gas pedal, car stops, and then suddenly kicks back in. I called the dealership and they said I must pay $99.50 for a diagnostic test.

- Harrison, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 122013

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
I have had several occurrences of my Jeep stalling while driving. Range in speeds are from 5 - 60mph. Changed a computer and still having the problem.

- West Winfield, NY, USA

problem #1

May 202013

Commander 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
Parking assistant brake light comes on. Whenever car is driven over a bump loud clanking noise happens. Took care to muffler man thinking it was a broken bracket however the mechanic said because of the design of the parking brake over the chassis it rubs and has wore down the rubber casing therefore the brakeline is exposed. Was told to take it to the dealership. This is my 2nd complaint and now have another issue to enter. When does this become a lemon law issue? [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Otisville, MI, USA

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