Report: Delayed Transmission Engagement
Jeep Commander Problem
Drive Trains Affected: 2WD, 4WD
Average Mileage: 64,500 mi (35,000 mi - 149,000 mi)
Delayed engagement of the automatic transmission may be due to a faulty internal cooler return filter. Our technicians tell us all cooler filters with the "AB" suffix on the part number are suspect and should be replaced.
Visitor, 2006 Jeep Commander, 4WD, 72,000 mi
When I out the vehicle into drive there is a hesitation and then a boom type of sound when it engages.
Tranny feels like it is slipping during rapid acceleration, front end jumps and feels like tranny slams into 2nd gear... Only had the problem on hard acceleration, no idea as of yet if there is a problem
Visitor, 2008 Jeep Commander, 4WD, 60,000 mi
Exactly the same as this report. My was like this the day I drove it off the lot. It comes and goes though. Also, the 4.7L takes a while to break in until acceleration is not as slow. Much prefer the 5.7L's instant response.
Visitor, 2007 Jeep Commander, 4WD, 46,000 mi
Trans feels like its slipping and or not engaging between 1st and 2nd
Delayed transmission engagement especially when first starting the vehicle.
Visitor, 2006 Jeep Commander, 4WD
When first starting car, delayed engagement of transmission, and hard shifting
Visitor, 2006 Jeep Commander, 4WD, 71,000 mi
First time out for the day after reversing out of the driveway, trying to engage the Drive mode, transmission will not engage. acts as if on Netural. Most of the time shifting to Park and putting to Drive again will engage the gear.
has had situations where the transmission does not shift up during acceleration. most of these happen during cold weather and it is the first time out for the day.
Still a on going problem
Visitor, 2008 Jeep Commander, 35,000 mi
Within days of purchase of used vehicle from dealer, car failed to auto shift as I entered onto highway. No power and rpms through the roof. Limped onto breakdown lane. Shifted into neutral, then turned off car and re started. Happened 2 more times. Reported immediately to dealer. They insoectd and found "no porblems".
Visitor, 2006 Jeep Commander, 4WD, 149,000 mi
Changing the filter does not correct the problem. It seems as though pressure has to build up before the transmission will work.