Hello all, I wanted to post this here because this forum gets more attention the maint/service/problems fourms.
You might want to have this looked at on your next visit for service.
The other day we were out and about and smelled gasoline very strongly while at a stop light. Not sure where it it was coming from, thinking it could be coming from another car or coming from the gas station right next to us on the corner, I kept on driving to see if it went away. At the very next stop light, we get the strong odor of gasoline again. I immediately pulled into a parking lot, stopped the Jeep, turned it off, get out and sure enough...THE JEEP was leaking gasoline!!
It was leaking from the back part of the engine bay, dead center of the vehicle.
Had it towed into the shop. Come to find out a fuel line was rubbing against a wiring loom!!!! It finally wore a hole through and started leaking.
Wow, not very comforting to know my pregnant wife has been driving around in a potential death trap. This is also the second time its been in the shop for major problems within the last 6 months. What is even more concerning is this was a gasoline leak...not good at all!!!
I'm not sure if this is isolated or what but for comparison, I bought this Jeep in the summer of 2006, it has 62k miles on it. It would probably be wise to have yours looked at when you take it in for an oil change or what-not.
I'm even more dissappointed with the Commander than I have already been! Its back to all Fords for us.
Its good timing, Ford are giving and extra $1000 rebates for anyone who trades in a Chrysler product this month too.
Expedition here we come!!
Good luck all!