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Jeep Commander water in dashboard



  • tanya11tanya11 Posts: 1
    We are having the same problem with our 2007 jeep commander. Would love any suggestions.
  • rtoodtoortoodtoo Posts: 1
    I purchased my 2006 Jeep Commander in September of 2006 and within three weeks experienced the floor board flood. I took the Jeep back to the dealership and was offered no explanation, but was told they re-sealed the body to avoid any future flooding. It's been flooding since. I'd like to join the lawsuit!
  • bakuma10bakuma10 Posts: 1
    I have the same problem and it is a very easy fix. It takes about 10 min. You have to take the plastic piece off next to the drivers seat, on top of the rocker panel, so you can peel the carpet back, just pull up on it, it will un snap. There is another plastic piece where the hood latch is, pull it off also. Once you have got these pieces off you should be able to peel the carpet back from the left side where the hood latch is. When you peel the carpet back there is a foam foot support block, pull it out of the way, it may have some sort of body clip pushed into it, just pull it out, save it though you will need to put it back in. When you have done all of this, look for a blue drain tube behind a fairly large group of wires, that is the drain that has come out of the rubber gasket. All you do is just push it back in and that should fix your water leak for now, it will eventually come out again due to the bad design. Just reverse the steps to put it back together. It sounds like a lot of work, but it will only take about 10 min. Hope this helps.
  • dariny1dariny1 Posts: 1
    My wife has had this same problem, now she's having the stalling issue. We will join in the lawsuit.
  • I have had my 2007 commander for going on 3 years now and just recently started having the leak, about 2 inches of water on the passenger side floorboards. I have noticed drips of water coming from what I believe is the screw cover near the handle near the windshield on the passenger side. If you are bringing a class action lawsuit, please include me as I take meticulous care of my commander, now the inside, for several days after drying out, stinks like mold and mildew...
  • Ok, so I think I might have easily fixed my problem. I took the advice from and early post and removed the plastic trim on the door sill, it easily snapped on and off with zero tools. Took the inside plastic, near the passengers right foot, and it too popped off with zero tools. I pulled back the carpet and immediately saw the blue tube the previous post referenced. The tube was still in place though and had not pulled out of the floor. So I looked in the sunroof and there was standing water on the passenger side. So as a fix, I pulled the house out of the floor and blew through it with simply lung power. I heard bubbles from above and then all the water came pouring out of the tube. I placed it back into the hole, it seems to be held in by the ribs on the hose itself, then replaced all items just by snapping them back into place. We are expecting a big storm later this evening and I will update this post if there is more flooding.
  • I own a 2007 Jeep Commander. I actually took apart the inside of my car and poured water over the top of it. I can assure you it has nothing to do with the sunroof drain tube. It's a bad seal oround the windshield on the top right hand corner. Ours stays parked under a carport and does not get driven much, but now we are having trouble with whole idleing issue, the seat warmers stopped working, and it died on my wife on the way to Vacation Bible School yesterday with a car load of kids in the middle of the highway and came to a screeching halt. If there's gonna be a class action, I want in.
  • mrmzmrmz Posts: 1
    I would like to join the lawsuit, i purchased our 2006 Jeep Commander less than a month ago, it has 47,000 miles. I am in Texas. Please let me know what i need to do.
  • akw27akw27 Posts: 1
    I've just emailed you. I just found this post out of searching in dire frustration over my Commander that has been leaking since I've had it (5 years now) but it's just become so unmanageable. The carpets, air ducts, speakers, electrical - all ruined and mold and mildew growing - major health hazard not to mention the slipping while the carpets are wet and I'm trying to drive in the rain. Jeep has transferred my case 3 times to different people within corporate and no help. The dealer won't help either because it's not the original dealership. I need help in the worst way. I'd just trade the damn thing but it isn't worth what I still owe with all this damage. I'll jump at a lawsuit this instant!
  • texasjontexasjon Posts: 4
    Bought mine from CarMax 4 months ago and noticed the floorboard on the driver's side was damp. Didn't think too much of it until I came across this site. It only happens after it rains and I thought I had a hole under the car. I wash it regularly and didn't notice a problem. Just last week though, I did experience the dashboard lighting up like a christmas tree. Went away after a few minutes. I'm in Texas by the way. Do you have a link to this lawsuit? Has it been started or filed yet? This is really concerning and answers my question to why Chrysler discontinued the Commander. It's a shame because I really like mine.
  • msgmsgmsgmsg Posts: 4
    i have the some problem as well. just started a few months ago. I have a 2007 commander with only 32K miles. the water appears on the front passenger side of the car after a rain.

    can i bring it to the jeep dealer where i purchased the car and will they fix it? can i bring it to pep-boys?

  • I have the same problem with my 2006 commander. The water is over welling at this point. I don't know what to do. I've had the jeep for three years. I would like to join in. Please let me know what to do. Thanks.
  • I normally do not participate in these blogs but this one frustrated me when i had the same problem with puddles after rain. I bought my commander late 2007. After a rain I had about an inch of water after I got back from a two day business trip in both the passenger and driver side. Additionally, the handles by the windshield were filled and leaking water. I took it to the Mall of Georgia jeep dealer. I told them it was not the window or the sunroof but they obviously did not believe me and tested everything out. Here is the down and dirty. They had to work on the driver and passenger door hinges. Meaning they had to align them properly and put a new seal around the door. This has, as this blog indicates, been happening with many commanders. It fixed the problem. I didn't have to pay for the repairs. It has been about two years ago so I think they said it was a manufacturer defect and was covered. (btw. before they did the fix i looked at the door and the doors were not visibly lined up but it was so slight that it was easily missed.) Hope this helps.
  • I own a 2007 Jeep Commander and have been having problems with water standing in the drivers side floor board after it rains also. I have also noticed water is coming out of the small opening on the handle near the roof inside of the car.
  • msgmsgmsgmsg Posts: 4
    please email me and I will tell u who to call at chrysler corporate.

    msgmsg (@)
  • msgmsgmsgmsg Posts: 4
    The dealer just called me and left a message that i need a new sun roof window and, of course, it is not covered. said it would cost me $1,050 plus tax. I find it hard to believe that a new sun roof window will help the problem as it seems like the sun roof seal between the sun roof and the roof is the real issue. any advice?
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,993
    edited October 2011
    If it's a glass problem, check with your insurance company. Sometimes they'll cover it (although usually it's a cracked, broken or defective glass that justifies replacement, not when it's a seal that's the problem).

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  • msgmsgmsgmsg Posts: 4
    I usually don't post to forums but I'm so happy to have figured this water leak thing out . . .

    Worked for me but I'm not liable for anything you do with this information . . . blah blah blah.

    This issue with my commander, oddly enough, I have surmised is the same concept that occurred with the tubes draining water out of the air conditioner in the attic, which had become clogged and would fill the tray from condensation (and shut off the A/C upstairs). Mold clogs the tubes after years of wetness. Hence, the same solution (below). A/C drain tubes may take 10-12 years to clog from mold, as opposed to only 4 years on a Commander.


    You can buy 1/4" clear tubing from Lowe's and you can work this down about 3 feet into the tubes that start at the sunroof corner drains. (One each side.) This actually partially unclogs the drain tubes. I also ran the several feet of the other end of the clear tubing into the hose of my shop vac and covered the vacuum hose with my hand so the little tube would have suction on the other end. It sucked water out and gets the hot water/bleach mixture working faster when you use that afterward.
    If you don't use the tubing, the hot water still works, it just takes a minute or so to start working.
    I put a garden hose on it at full blast for several minutes and now . . . NO PROBLEM WHATSOEVER.

    BACKGROUND EXPLANATION. What happened is that after several years the mold blocks the drain tubes. Hot water and bleach fixes that. But when the drain tubes are blocked, when the reservoir tray below the sun roof fills up, the rain water flows over the tray and down the A-pillar, which is why it comes out the bolt covers in the A-pillar grab-handle. It soaks your carpet and it also is getting your wiring wet behind the plastic down by your feet. USE A SHOP VAC to dry out the carpet more quickly.
    Rain, car washes, etc. will always leak water through the sun roof seals. Once I used the bleach down the sunroof tray corners, the tray will no longer fill up with water - it now drains super fast.
    This is a procedure that should probably be repeated annually.
    People on this post were saying crud gets down the drain tubes, but that can't be since the sunroof window weatherseal isn't big enough for that.
    I had resorted previously to trying to supplement the weather stripping, but that is not the way this car is engineered and you'll never solve the issue that way.
    One person even said he was having some stopper at the end of the drain tubes removed (???) but there are metal plates under your car and that is not the correct approach, if even feasible.
    This drove me crazy but I now totally get it. I hope this helps you and saves you time and money and aggravation. Who wants to go to a mechanic when you can easily fix it yourself. You ought to be able to weather a torrential downpour with confidence.
  • Hello all same issue here...rain with puddles for two years now...i have blown the tubes and still the first rain they still do a overflow through my rearview mirror ending in a puddle on the dashbord..i have now because of this flood have no use of fuse 12...10amp...its shorted so bad that the fuse is short and pushing out 13 it having this i have no use of my oh lights my two front windows and lock system...i have to now take the whole fuse box out find rhe short and this is sooo much time and money took 8 hrs jist ro pin poin whats wrong..i am so sick of these problems one after a single mom...i bought this to be reliable for my son and i...and thats the last it has been....pls include me on any info on the law suit and maybe some helpful hints on the fuse at again anything helps this struggling single mom.
  • All - I fought this problem for months. I was going through the forums, trying everything. The problem is that there are caps on the drain tubes for the sun roof (at the bottom). They get clogged and when they back up the water drains down the instrument/wiring columns. They are difficult to locate and remove. Once you do the issue is gone. You have to crawl under the jeep. They are located behind the tires up in the support column. On the drivers side look for an oval opening about two inches long. You will see an orange tip up in the column. You will need something long tipped to pull it off - needle nose did not work for me. The other side is in a similar place, but a little harder to locate.
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