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Jeep Commander Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

A water leak from the sunroof and/or headliner is often caused by clogged or misrouted sunroof drain tubes. Inspecting the sunroof drain tubes should be the first step in checking for the cause of these type of water leaks.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Maintenance -- Commanded Man and 11 others

Many reports say that the plastic is breaking and cracking at the door handles of the Jeep Commanders. I have had mine replaced at the cost of $1200 for two of the them. The cause is the spring that activates the door latch when you pull on the handle. If you pull the handle and let it slap back into position, there is a part of the actual handle that will hit the plastic. The spring attached to the handle has a lot of strength and it will ove...

Jeep Commander Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 13, 2006

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On certain sport utility vehicles the edge of the third row seat belt retracting mechanism may damage the seat belt. Thus resulting in a weakened seat belt and increased chance of injury during an accident. The dealer will inspect the seat belt for damage, should any be found it will be replaced. In addition they are adding plastic cover to prevent future failures. The Chrysler recall # is F04

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Brakes, October 22, 2007

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Chrysler has recalled 2006-2007 Jeep Commanders and 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokees because the software programmed into the ABS electronic control module may allow a momentary delay in braking when coasting up a hill during certain conditions. This may cause a crash. Dealers will reprogram the ABS electronic control module with new software.

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Brakes, February 19, 2007

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A problem with the software for the ABS control module may cause the rear brakes to lock up under certain braking conditions. Dealers will reprogram the ABS electronic control unit. The recall began February 19, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is F50.

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Brakes, October 22, 2007

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Some brake calipers may be made of an improper iron material. These brake calipers may fracture and cause brake loss. Dealers will inspect and replace affected calipers. The Jeep recall number is G35. This recall began on October 22, 2007.

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Drive Train, May 19, 2008

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Improper programming in the PCM powertrain control module may case the engine to stall. This could cause a crash. The dealer will reprogram affected units. The Chrysler recall # is H19

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Jeep Commander Questions and Answers

balv4, 2006 Jeep Commander, 4.7L V8, Hitchcock, TX

wat do i need to start looking for on my engine so i may improve my gas mileage? i have reasonlly started having real poor gas mileage @11-12 mpg. my vehicle only has 47000 miles wat can i start l...

joeprz, 2006 Jeep Commander, 5.7L V8 HEMI, Weatherly, PA

My Jeep Dealer Installed a Mopar Remote Starter on my 5.7L Commander. Since then the control module next to the battery had to be replaced 3 times.
The remote starter was removed. Now I know tha...

Nicolejolly, 2006 Jeep Commander, 4.7L V8, Warrenville, SC

What does dtc code u1411 mean?

Visitor, 2006 Jeep Commander, 4.7L V8, Highland Mills, NY

attempts have been made 6 times to correct this.they keep changing seatbelt tensioners.driver tensioner 3 times.

Visitor, 2006 Jeep Commander, 4.7L V8, Roanoke, VA

Light comes on and dealer said there was a glitch in computer and felt it was okay to drive car around since it only comes on every now and then. Do you have any ideas as to the cause and is this ...

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Jeep Commander Reviews

I bought a 2007 Jeep Commander. It will be the first and last Jeep I buy. It stalls out going down the road or parked in idle. Had some injectors and spark plugs replaced but didn't fix a thing. I noticed recalls on Jeep Commanders built before January 2006 for PCM reprogramming due to stalling but nothing for later models. I suspect it's the same problem. There is a recall for a power train encoder but they claim its for the transmission slipping into neutral during park and rolling off, not for the stalling issue. Even though they have that recall, they don't yet have a solution. Save your self a huge hassle and stay away from Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep.

Same story here...bought the 2007 "Rocky Mountain" edition in 2010 and truly love the vehicle. I haven't had any issues until recently. The transmission is failing to shift correctly between 1st gear and 2nd? It slams into 2nd gear under any sort of acceleration. Jeep flashed transmission with updated program but same story. Jeep has no fix other than a new trans for 3K!! It doesn't affect mpg or general driving but I assume I'm on borrowed time with the trans. Anyone have any other suggestions than trans replacement? Thanks!

I bought my 2007 Jeep Commander July 2010 and I love this vehicle. I didn't do any work on this vehicle, other than regular maintenance like oil changes, filter replacements, and tire rotations, until about a month ago. I have replaced my thermostat and literally, today purchased a new set of brakes and 2 new tires for the front of the Jeep. I have heard horror stories about Jeeps and I have not experienced any with mine. Let's be honest, I wish I got more than 13 miles a gallon, but the size and the secure feeling I get while driving her in Atlanta traffic is worth more to me than extra dollars at the pump. As I write this, I thought of one other issue I've encountered with the vehicle - the reset button sticks. But I'm blaming a drink spilled somewhere for that one. Jeep Love!

2006 commander My jeep has been showing transmission over temp off and on. I feel it tugging when driving, we've had the transmission fluid replaced but still showing sign and tugging. I would not buy another jeep. These cars are not cheap and I can see myself spending a lot of money on transmission repairs, who knows what's next.

Don't by this death trap! I have had it to many dodge service centers and they could never find a problem with the 2006 jeep commander.
Even though, I would tell them it would shut down and lights go off and on and engine would stop on a mountain,on the interstate,etc. Then after charging me a$100 plus for their time or changing a light bulb for$150.00 and the list goes on and on until one day a cop witnessed the problem and was going to verifed that if somrthing happened to me then he would help my husband sue the Dodge dealership. Well guess what, they keeped it a week and almost got into a wreck when driving it. We was told only then there was a recall, but it was still going to cost us money. Now the tranmission is bad, tires go bad, exhaust bolts look broken.
I wish now that the Dodge company would have gone under, because their dealerships and their company is still not fixing the problems and the new commanders has many recalls. I hope a law firm would do a class action law suit against them because I would be on board!
No republican, no democrat or no tea party member should ever give this company another dime. They have taken our money,caused mental distress and will murder Americans with their unsafe vehiles!

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