I'm so glad I found this thread, but kind of freaking out now. We just bought a great 06 Commander 4x4 Limited with the Hemi, 80k miles, 9 days ago. Been running great until today, husband went out to start it and nothing but rapid clicking. Seems like a bad starter or starter relay from what we can tell. While testing out different things he tried to engage 4lo and sure enough 'Service 4x4' message shows in dash! I set up our Commander in the Jeep Owners site and it says no recalls due so I assume the recall was done prior to us buying this car. We're the second owners (so factory lifetime warranty doesn't apply) and we didn't get a warranty from the dealership because we got it from a non-Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge dealer and I don't do third party warranties. And since there is an issue I sure can't get the vehicle to pass an inspection on it to get an extended warranty through Chrysler. Now I'm not sure who to be more pissed at, the dealer who sold us the car saying it passed their 'rigorous inspection', Jeep for their crappy recall, or myself for not thinking to put it in 4lo to test it when we bought the Commander. Really bummed out this is ruining my warm fuzzy new car feelings.
Anyone else have starter issues along with this? I've seen a couple comments in this thread about that. Coincidence? Connected to recall? I guess when we have it towed into the dealer for a starter replacement I'll see if they can reflash and clear codes? Maybe have them do the recall again to be sure it was done 3x and correctly?