hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,729 miles

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problem #14

Jun 082019


  • 0 miles
Vehicle was previously driven, parked, shut off, returned to vehicle and it failed to start. Lights, horn, alarm, radio, windows all power still works on the vehicle. Vehicle taken to in network car shop, all parts tested working properly (alternator, battery, starter) no intermittent starting with the vehicle at all. Vehicle has failed to start since incident. Vehicle will be towed to manufacture dealership tomorrow. Current mileage 100784

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #13

May 182019


  • 134,000 miles
A few weeks ago while driving down a country road going around a semi sharp turn the Jeep just shut off. Lights, engine, brakes all power shut off. I was able to place the Jeep in neutral and start it back up. Everytime since while driving the dash lights flicker as well as the headlights. It stalls at times and sometimes the traction control light comes on and stays on until I turn the car off and back on.

- Glenville, PA, USA

problem #12

Mar 032017


  • 55,000 miles
The airbag light is on and after taking it to the mechanic, I was informed that it will not release in the event of an accident. I searched for a recall as the mechanic suggested and found nothing. Since I have never been in an accident that would set the airbag off, I do not understand why the light is on. The lights on the dashboard, interior lights, autostart, heated seats, rear sensors, and anti skid have all stopped working. Although my car is 9 years old, it has less than 60,000 miles and is well cared for. The mechanic has informed me that I have a faulty board. Faulty sounds like something Jeep should be paying for not me. Bubbling of paint on the hood of the truck and its spreading. Again, all these issues should be covered by Jeep. These issues are the result of poor or faulty manufacturing processes and should not be visited upon the consumer.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #11

Feb 152017


  • 55,203 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Commander. After the contact inserted the key in the ignition switch, the vehicle operated independently. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning and restarted independently. The vehicle was taken to mike riehl's Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram (25800 gratiot ave, roseville, mi 48066) where it was diagnosed that the wiring, alternator, and battery harness needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that there were no recalls. The approximate failure mileage was 55,203.

- Harrison Township, MI, USA

problem #10

Aug 022015


  • miles
I cannot remove the key from the vec. The struts will not come off

- Murfressboro, TN, USA

problem #9

Jun 052015


  • 87,000 miles
Vehicle will not start out of the blue. There has been a single occurrence when the vehicle was in motion and shut down.

- Clarkston, MI, USA

problem #8

Aug 042015


  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at 50 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 106,000.

- Phillipsburg, NJ, USA

problem #7

Feb 012015

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Commander. While parked, the vehicle failed to turn off as the key remained in the accessory position. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000. Updated 11/09/15 the consumer stated the air bag light was illuminated. Updated 1/20/2016

- Scott Township , PA, USA

problem #6

Sep 162013


  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at low speed to make a left turn, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure occurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #5

Dec 232014


  • 135,000 miles
Car has had starting problems left us stranded. If you let it set over night usually starts have taken too dealer 3 times they haven't found problem. Replaced starter and wire with new end with no luck. Like car tiered of getting stranded. If you read forums there are a lot of these problems.

- Albany, OH, USA

problem #4

Mar 292014


  • 80,000 miles
My Jeep Commander keeps stalling for no apparent reason. I had electrical issues with my Jeep 2009 Commander 2 years ago and now I get the oil pressure light warning and then the car stalls for no apparent reason. The Jeep dealership doesn't know what is wrong with the car and have had it for 4+ days to try and fix the issue. I am concerned that this could happen at any speed and would put my family (including my 18 month old son) at risk. I hope you pay attention to this complaint and provide a solution for this make and model. Thank you, [xxx] ┐parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).┐

- Dumfries, VA, USA

problem #3

Feb 012014


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the fwd warning indicator illuminated. In addition, the transmission failed to shift into the fwd low range. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on three separate occasions where the drive controller was reflashed each time. There was a recall associated with the failure under NHTSA campaign id number 13V175000 (electrical system, power train). The vehicle was not repaired because the remedy part was on a massive back order. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Greer, SC, USA

problem #2

Aug 012010

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
Approximately 3 months after purchasing my Jeep Commander, it stalled with no warning. All the trucks lights lit up and the power steering would not work. I was able to start it back up and drive. I took it to the dealer and they were unable to help me as they could not recreate the issue. Since then it has happened an additional 2-3 times with the dealership still unable to help me. All times the truck has stalled out and I have been able to restart and drive away. The last time being in September of 2012 while driving on a freeway at approximately 65 mph.

- Columbia Station, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 042011


  • 60,000 miles
2009 Jeep Commander - start car and able to remove key - car will continue to operate/run as normal without key in vehicle. Also key fob will get stuck in the ignition and not come out. This has been occurring for about 2 weeks. This happens on a daily basis. Vehicle has been to dealership to fix advised wire model issue. $700 to repair not covered under warranty - however is a safety hazard and vehicle should not be driven.

- Fort Mill, SC, USA