Jeep Commander Repair and Maintenance
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Jeep Commander ProblemsDelayed Transmission Engagement
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.
Our technicians tell us that various driveability issues and/or illumination of the check engine or electronic stability program (ESP) warning lights may occur on vehicles with 3.7L V6 and 4.7L V8 engines. A powertrain control module (PCM) software upgrade is available which may correct these issues.
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.
Jeep Commander QuestionsI have a transmission problem that is causing my annual inspection to fail (1 answer)
How can I get an inspection sticker when the engine light goes on indicating transmission problem, When I drive 50 plus miles, the transmission will not go into 2,3 gear. Why does that happen. If I let the engine cool, reset indicator light, keeping the speed to 50 and acceleration at or below 2...
I drove 12 miles then when I parked the engine light came on and it started to ding. I turned it off, checked all fluids. Full. No leaks. Wouldn't start till cool. Had towed and mechanic says I warped the head gaskets. I have already replaced tranny, hoses, radiator cap. I'm quoted 7100 f...
Jeep Commander RecallsIgnition 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).
While operating the vehicle the driver may hit the ignition key with their knee, accidentally moving the key out of the run position. If this were to occur the engine would turn off, affecting various safety systems and increasing the risk of a crash and/or personal injury. As of this writing, the remedy for this recall is still under development.
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.