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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,060 miles

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2007 Jeep Commander drivetrain problems

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2007 Jeep Commander Owner Comments (Page 3 of 5)

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problem #56

Feb 012012

Commander 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

On several occasions my car has stalled and all gear boxes will light up with a message saying "service park assist" sometimes the car will beep and other times it won't. usually this happens when I am in motion driving but at times will also happen when first putting it into gear. The check engine light will also come on. I have tried taking it in several times but they can't do anything because it will stop doing it before I get to the shop. Sometimes if I am stopped at a light the car will switch back and fourth from stalling and then back into gear without touching anything usually to make the car return to gear you have to pull over and turn the car off and back on it can take a couple times of doing this to make it correct. Sometimes when it switches out of gear and stalls there will be a loud sound the car will jerk it sounds like something under the car is causing the problem. This has been an on going problem since I bought this car this is a very serious problem that could potentially cause serious injuries or death I have been lucky enough to be able to quickly pull over every time it has happened. This needs to be investigated and have a recall there are several complaints of the same problem all over the web.

- Portland , OR, USA

problem #55

Mar 072013

Commander

  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle suddenly decelerated as all of the warning lamps illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V175000 (electrical system, power train). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 118,000 and the current mileage was 121,000.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #54

Feb 182011

Commander 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The engine has stalled on many occasions while driving on highway and other roads. This has occurred probably 20-30 times over the passed couple of years. Occasionally it will stall for a few seconds and then kick back in, but more often I will have to let the vehicle slow down and coast to a stop in the breakdown lane if there is one. I then put on the flashers, put it in park, turn off the key, wait a few seconds and start the vehicle. This may not happen again for several months or it may happen the next day. This is extremely dangerous and scares my wife and myself half to death. This past weekend while in the passing lane this occurred on the interstate with lots of traffic and we were lucky that it did not result in an accident. Researching online I have found that this is not uncommon with the Jeep Commander. There was a recall for this exact problem. (power train control module software) NHTSA campaign id # 08V203000, NHTSA action # EA07007. I called Chrysler and was basically told that our VIN# is not in the recall and they will not help. This is my wife's car but I usually do the driving.

- Windsor, CT, USA

problem #53

Oct 012007

Commander

  • 100 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated while driving 55 mph the vehicle down shifted violently causing the rear tires to lock. The failure recurred numerous times at various speeds and at times it stalled. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis several times and each time software updates were performed but the failure continued to recur. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 100 and the current mileage was 65,000.

- Johnstown, PA, USA

problem #52

Aug 092013

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 13V175000 ( electrical system, power train ) and stated that the parts were not available for the repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Omaha, NE, USA

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problem #51

May 292013

Commander 8-cyl

  • 102,400 miles
The engine warning light was been on and off for the last 2 years. We have changed-out O2 sensors and other fixes but the problem persisted. The issue was discovered by the local Jeep dealership: Four of the bolts attaching the manifold onto the hemi 5.7L engine of our Commander were broken. The bolts and exhaust manifold gasket are being replaced - $642 cost.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #50

May 152013

Commander

  • 74,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While coasting at approx 40mph, vehicle shuts down, no dashboard lights, while rolling I shift into neutral and am able to re-start vehicle. Currently at dealer. They can't find problem, no codes. On Jeep forums this is sadly a popular topic.

- Long Valley, NJ, USA

problem #49

Feb 032013

Commander 8-cyl

  • 64,643 miles
The Commander was sluggish on a trip to Florida, when I would press the accelerator, it would hesitate and sputter. The month before this trip, I just had the transmission serviced at 60K to keep the power train warranty intact. So figured something was done incorrectly at the dealership and we would deal with it when we returned home. I wish we would have found a repair shop in fl to look into it as the Jeep turned off on us going 74 mph on I-95. We almost got rear ended by a semi. We drove 65 the rest of the way home and it was one of the scariest moments of my life. I took it back to the dealership and they read the code and cleared the code like they did previously when it would do a hard downshift with a lovely clunk when coming to a stop. This fixed the issue until we were coming back from a four hour trip and the lurching forward when going up an incline started again. It cut off, the check engine light came on and stayed lit, as well as the park assist. Like before we coasted to the side of the road, turned it off and restarted it. Took it back to the dealership and was told it was the fuel sensor and shelled out $750 to get it fixed. I am scared to drive this SUV and have never had this issue happen to any of the 20 cars we have previously owned. Please look into why this is occurring because if someone dies due to being rear ended when it cuts off, a lawsuit will be imminent. Thank you

- Morrisville, NC, USA

problem #48

Jan 082013

Commander 6-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
My 2006 Jeep Commander V-6 is showing esp, bas codes as well as disabling back up assist, traction control stays off, the ABS light, and some times it wont click into gear, drive or reverse. And it is miss firing on cylinder number four. Also all the lights dim and flicker.

- Acton, ME, USA

problem #47

Mar 072013

Commander

  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander 4X4. The contact stated that transmission fluid leaked onto the engine. The dealer stated that this was a known issue but there was no recall at this time and the vehicle had not been repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 34,000.

- Hanover, PA, USA

problem #46

Jan 152010

Commander

  • 56,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle would no longer accelerate. The park assist warning message illuminated on the instrument panel and after shutting the engine off and restarting the engine, the vehicle proceeded to accelerate. The failure recurred intermittently at when the contact was driving at various speeds. On one occasion, the contact was unable to shift and secure the vehicle in any gear. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the electronic shifter module would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 56,000.

- Little River, SC, USA

problem #45

Jan 212013

Commander

  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled as the check engine and transmission position warning lights illuminated. The failure recurred continuously. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the cause of the failure was undetermined. The vehicle was not been repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileage was 66,000.

- Birdsboro, PA, USA

problem #44

Mar 052013

Commander

  • 38,000 miles
I was getting on the highway and as soon as I got to about 30 it died. I has to quickly move over and stop and start again. This has happened several times before. Just got off the phone with Chrysler and they have a recall but not on my Jeep.

- Lyndhurst, NJ, USA

problem #43

Feb 172012

Commander

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle went into limp mode. The contact stated that she shifted into neutral and then back to drive and the failure ceased. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the shift modular needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 38,000.

- Indianppolis, IN, USA

problem #42

Apr 022012

Commander 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
On multiple occasions my 2007 Jeep Commander with 4.7 liter V8 has stalled without warning. It has happened at idle, while slowing, while accelerating, and while driving at freeway speeds (60-70 mph). Each time it has restarted after taking the transmission out of gear, turning the key to the off position, and restarting the engine. This is potentially very dangerous if it happens under the wrong circumstances since you, of course, unexpectedly lose power assist on both brakes and steering when the engine dies.

- Dorado, PR, USA

problem #41

Feb 082013

Commander 6-cyl

  • 111,000 miles
Vehicle would not start. Message on dash states "transmission over temp".

- Centennial, CO, USA

problem #40

Feb 112013

Commander

  • 111,000 miles
Vehicle stalled in the middle of highway traffic. Warning on dash states "service park assist system".

- Centennial, CO, USA

problem #39

Nov 122012

Commander

  • 60,000 miles
On multiple occasions our 2007 Jeep Commander with 5.7 liter V8 has stalled without warning. It has happened at idle, while slowing, while accelerating, and while driving at freeway speeds (60-70 mph). Each time it has restarted after taking the transmission out of gear, turning the key to the off position, and restarting the engine. This is potentially very dangerous if it happens under the wrong circumstances since you, of course, unexpectedly lose power assist on both brakes and steering when the engine dies. The dealer claimed to have fixed it once, but it continued to stall. It has now been at the dealership for 3 weeks and neither they nor the Chrysler engineers they have consulted claim to have any idea what is Chrysler needs to make this right.

- Dickinson, TX, USA

problem #38

Feb 032013

Commander

  • 49,224 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while traveling at 55 mph, the check engine light illuminated then the vehicle lost acceleration power and stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle but it failed to exceed 30 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be replicated. The failure and current mileages were 49,224.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #37

Oct 012011

Commander

  • 112,000 miles
At various times without warning we lose power to the motor. Can not accelerate. Engine sputters. Happens from dead stop, idling, or without warning driving in city or highway traffic. Been looked at by multiple mechanics who are stumped. Check engine light is on and sometimes flashes plus almost all dashboard warning lights turn on sometimes. This happened when I first purchased the vehicle and they wound up changing the transmission.

- Newberry, FL, USA

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