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Hey all,

Recently we have been experiencing issues with our 06 Jeep Commander 4x4 limited 5.7 HEMI. It has been stalling while coming to a stop at a traffic light or stop sign.

I have read most of the posts here about this issue but it seems like it is more common with the 4.7 engine.

Does that recall that Jeep did cover the 5.7 or just the 4.7?

Anyone help from someone on this issue would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks.
 

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Does it only do it when on idle when it is cold?

As in you go to hit the gas to go and it is not even running, it just shut off while sitting there and you didn't notice it?
 

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How many miles on your 06? Do you know the maintenance history?
 

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My '06 4.7 commander has stalled out twice this last year. It has only happened after stopping at a stop sign. Ill get back up to about 10mph and it just quits. Itll start back up fine but im stranded for a minute in the middle of the road.......it shouldnt do this.
 

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Hey all,

Thanks for the responses. My jeep has still been stalling as of late in the cold weather.

In park, it NEVER stalls. It idles just fine.
However, put it into drive, and while coming to a stop, it will stall.
It always starts up again but this is really frustrating.


Sudden stops always equal a stall
A longer, slower stop, usually the jeep will dip to 300 rpm but then catch itself and go back to around 500 rpm and not stall.

Thanks!
 

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Have you checked the air cleaner? I don't know how many miles, but if it were me, I'ld be thinking about spark plugs or maybe a trip to the dealer/mechanic.
 

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Hey all,

Thanks for the responses. My jeep has still been stalling as of late in the cold weather.

In park, it NEVER stalls. It idles just fine.
However, put it into drive, and while coming to a stop, it will stall.
It always starts up again but this is really frustrating.


Sudden stops always equal a stall
A longer, slower stop, usually the jeep will dip to 300 rpm but then catch itself and go back to around 500 rpm and not stall.

Thanks!
I too am having the same problems with my 2007 5.7L Hemi Commander Overland. My jeep is at the dealership AGAIN for this problem. They can not find out what is wrong with it. Since the numerous stalling episodes are not throwing a code, they have decided to replace the electronic module and see if this corrects the problem. I'm keeping my fingers crossed because I do not feel safe driving this vehicle with this problem.
 

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The long transmission filter is cracked causing the transmission to lose proper pressure, in turn stalling.

There are two in there, a long filter and a round one. The long ones have been known to be faulty and cause this issue.
 

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Just to comment on this, I believe that the issue resides in the ignition switch under the dash. Our 2006 4.7L stalls ALL the time. We've had it into the dealership so many times and nothing has ever changed. Going back to why we believe it's the ignition switch system under the dash: I was driving down the highway at 60MPH, probably on the road for about 3 hours, and I went to adjust the seat and hit my knee just under the dash where the keys are located. Almost instantly, the jeep lost power (radio stayed on) and we nearly were killed. We complained to the dealership and they stated that it would be $90 bux to reflash the computer. If we took it in every time, I bet I would end up spending at least $180 every 3 months on this issue.
 

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Recall information:


Make: JEEP Model: COMMANDER

Model Year: 2006

Manufacturer: CHRYSLER LLC Mfr's Report Date: MAY 05, 2008

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V203000 EA07007

NHTSA Action Number: EA07007

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

Potential Number of Units Affected: 24461

Summary:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 24,461 MY 2006 JEEP COMMANDER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4.7L V8 ENGINES. THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) WAS PROGRAMMED WITH SOFTWARE THAT MAY ALLOW THE ENGINE TO STALL UNDER CERTAIN OPERATING CONDITIONS.

Consequence:
THIS COULD CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE PCM SOFTWARE IN ALL 4.7L ENGINE EQUIPPED MY 2006 JEEP COMMANDERS BUILT PRIOR TO JANUARY 11, 2006. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 19, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Notes:
CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H19. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
 

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I had a 2003 Dodge Ram with a Hemi that stalled on me a few times after I bought it new. I can't remember if there was a TSB for it but I had the dealer flash the ECM (or PCM?) with the latest version and it never occured again.
 

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pcv valve? my sister had a nissan that had a similar problem and it turned out to be the idle air control valve, but i havent heard of that problem with the hemi
 

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stalling problem in 5.7L TOO!

After my 5.7L Hemi recently had an issue with stalling and instrument panel flashing I looked up the recall and it was only for the other engine sizes so I contacted Chrysler asking what the deal was when clearly it was an issue with the 5.7 as well. Below is part of their response. So anyone that has the issue please make a complaint. And keep reciepts from any work you have had done. If they do recall they will reimburse you. Thanks!

The electrical problem you are experiencing with your vehicle has been
documented in your file. You can also contact the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to make a complaint. If NHTSA
receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it
finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a
recall and remedy campaign. (888) 327-4236 or www.nhtsa.gov
 

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Also have your dealer look at the ignition coil - sometimes they crack and you lose power just like the infamous ignition switch issue. That was my problem - after three months of trying to find the gremlin.
 

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If you check TSB's, etc, and Assuming the problem is NOT ignition switches or TSB's related, keep in mind; As well with the air filter and spark plugs, using higher then recommended octane gasoline contributes to harder starting and stalling when the motor is cold in very cold weather. Use the recommended Octane fuel for your vehicle, NOT higher, higher octane fuels do NOT atomize as well, especially in cold weather, and if your motor is tuned to use a lower octane its expecting better fuel atomization when the motor is cold in cold temperatures.

Check your owners manual, ignition cables wear out, mine says to replace the cables at 60k miles, if your's does also and you have more than 60k miles or 5 years on the vehicle, old worn ignition cables could be contributing to the problem.
 

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If you check TSB's, etc, and Assuming the problem is NOT ignition switches or TSB's related, keep in mind; As well with the air filter and spark plugs, using higher then recommended octane gasoline contributes to harder starting and stalling when the motor is cold in very cold weather. Use the recommended Octane fuel for your vehicle, NOT higher, higher octane fuels do NOT atomize as well, especially in cold weather, and if your motor is tuned to use a lower octane its expecting better fuel atomization when the motor is cold in cold temperatures.

Check your owners manual, ignition cables wear out, mine says to replace the cables at 60k miles, if your's does also and you have more than 60k miles or 5 years on the vehicle, old worn ignition cables could be contributing to the problem.
The 5.7L doesn't have ignition cables; has what they call, coil packs. I had done a complete tune-up w/ OEM plugs w/ it's corrected gap settings, as well as changed out the PCV and air filter. It started to have problems after the dealership had pretty much fixed the tranny leak I had via under extended warranty.

Mine stalls when you back out of a garage especially, roll down a slight incline, and then shifting from R to D, is when it'll stall. Any thoughts? Anyone else experience this? Please let me know asap!
 

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The 5.7L doesn't have ignition cables; has what they call, coil packs. I had done a complete tune-up w/ OEM plugs w/ it's corrected gap settings, as well as changed out the PCV and air filter. It started to have problems after the dealership had pretty much fixed the tranny leak I had via under extended warranty.

Mine stalls when you back out of a garage especially, roll down a slight incline, and then shifting from R to D, is when it'll stall. Any thoughts? Anyone else experience this? Please let me know asap!
Since it started after they worked on the transmission it might have something to do with the transmission filters.
 

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Just got the XK back today, after almost a week at the dealership. This time, the technician is 'suspecting' a problem w/ the Purge Solenoid... finding traces of gas leaking in it, apparently. We'll see if the stalling has been resolved by then. Surely if it happens again, I'll let you know.
 

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Apparently this little droned problem is back, haunting the HEMI. It'll either stall after backing out of my garage/driveway, and shifting into 'D', or a few houses down the road when you approach a stop sign. Any thoughts what this could be yet?
 
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