2008 Jeep Commander Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Jeep Commander

2008 Jeep Commander Problems

Exhaust Manifold Bolts May Break

3.7 V6 and 4.7 V8 engines may develop exhaust leaks due to broken exhaust manifold bolts. Exhaust manifold gaskets and bolts should be replaced as necessary.

Service 4WD System Warning Light On

The service 4WD system light may illuminate with no fault codes stored in the final drive control module (FDCM). Our technicians tell us a software update for the FDCM is available to correct this concern.

Spark Knock, Noise/Vibration/Harshness, and/or Check Engine Light Issues

Spark knock, noise/vibration/harshness, and/or Check Engine Light issues may develop. Our technicians tell us powertrain control module (PCM) software upgrades may correct these concerns.

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2008 Jeep Commander Questions

Why is my floor wet every time it rain passenger side front only front (2 answers)

My truck only drives 20mph,rpm stays at 2, replaced both knock sensors (1 answer)

After replacing both knock sensors, it still does the same thing

Cabin air filter (1 answer)

Is there a cabin air filter on my 08 commander? the dealer dosn't know and I can't find one. The thing smells like cow manure no matter how much I clean the inside.

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2008 Jeep Commander Recalls

Ignition Key May Stick Between Positions in Ignition Key Cylinder

The ignition key may stick between desired positions in the ignition key cylinder mechanism, and may move between positions while driving. This can cause the engine to shut off and electrical accessories to stop operating. Dealers will repair this concern free of charge (a repair procedure is still under development as of the time of this writing).

The Transfer Case may Shift into Neutral Unexpectedly

The 4-wheel drive transfer case can direct engine power to the rear wheels only, all four wheels, or in its neutral position, non at all. These vehicles are being recalled because the transfer case can shift into its neutral position without warning. If this were to occur, engine power would not reach any of the drive wheels and the vehicle could not move under its own power. Dealers will reprogram the final drive controller which governs the transfer case to correct this concern.

Windshield Wipers May Fail or Engine May Stall

The front control module may have been manufactured incorrectly. As a result, the windshield wipers could fail or the engine could stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the front control module and replace it as necessary. The recall is expected to begin on February 18, 2008. The Chrysler recall number is H03.

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