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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
11 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,027 miles

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2007 Jeep Commander electrical problems

electrical problem

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2007 Jeep Commander Owner Comments (Page 1 of 17)

problem #321

Feb 022015

Commander

  • 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 the vehicle had a sudden loss of power without warning and randomly stalled more than twice. In addition, the contact experienced an unintended change in the ignition switch position while driving. The failure progressed for months. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and was to check with the manufacturer to determine if a dealer may diagnose the failure and schedule the recall repair. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Castro Valley, CA, USA

problem #320

Mar 012016

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the ignition key failed to start the vehicle intermittently. In addition, the vehicle was able to shift gears without the key. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V175000 (electrical system, power train). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #319

Oct 102016

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start. The vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #318

Dec 012008

Commander

  • 20,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. While driving various speeds, the vehicle lost power. The accelerator pedal was depressed, but the vehicle failed to accelerate. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. All the gear selections illuminated on the instrument cluster. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine, radiator, spark plugs, and multiple parts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The VIN was later included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 20,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #317

Sep 122016

Commander

  • 109,022 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced trouble starting. After approximately 4-5 minutes, the vehicle was able to start. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. Prior to the failure, the contact was informed that the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 109,022.

- Endicott, NY, USA

problem #316

Aug 192016

Commander

  • 159,000 miles
My 2007 Jeep Commander is stalling and shutting off while in park and while driving regardless of speed. It has been diagnosed at a Jeep dealership and they say the fuel pump is bad though are unsure if that will fix the problem.

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #315

Aug 202016

Commander

  • 168,934 miles

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

For a number of years now I intermittently receive a "transmission over temp" message in my dash and the car won't start for about 24 hours later. This usually happens after a good rain. I will drive to somewhere and then park for about 10 minutes. When I try to start the vehicle, it doesn't start until about 24 hours later. I replaced the battery and still have the same issue. Auto shops were not able to fix this issue and no one seems to have a clue how to fix this. Right now the vehicle is unreliable as if I go somewhere there is a risk that I will be stranded.

- Oakville, OH, USA

problem #314

Jan 102015

Commander

  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle caught fire while it was parked. The fire department extinguished the fire. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that there was a short in the driver side air bag wiring. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 112,000.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #313

Jul 042016

Commander

  • 143,152 miles
The battery light came on close to my home I continue to drive and when I open the hood the alternator was smoking and smelled like it was burning it was so hard it almost caught on fire there was no flame but there was lots of smoke

- Lansing, MI, USA

problem #312

Apr 152013

Commander

  • 148,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled and jerked violently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch failed and needed to be replaced. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 148,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Riverview, FL, USA

problem #311

May 012016

Commander

  • 103,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle lost power and all the warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was able to restart after the first attempt, but the failure recurred several times. The contact stated that the transmission warning light was still illumniated after the vehicle restarted. The manufacturer was not notified and no repairs were made. The failure mileage was 103,000.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #310

May 252016

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #309

May 012015

Commander

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power and felt as if it would hesitate. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was able to be operated after each failure once the vehicle was manually restarted. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was approximately 90,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #308

May 042016

Commander

  • 80,000 miles
2007 Commander with 5.7 car has loss all electrical power several times while driving at different speeds, on highways on city streets. The center display goes blank, dash lights go off, the engine sounds to be idling when it loses power, but there is no throttle response, then it will regain electrical after coasting down the road. It has also loss power at a stop light and the engine died it would not power anything on, the engine would not crank, after a couple of minutes cycling the ignition the dash lights turned on and was able to start it. Just recently loss all power while driving every light on the dash illuminated for a couple seconds went off and back on, everything went back to normal, the radio just would not turn on it was just a black screen eventually it started to function.

- Provo, UT, USA

problem #307

Sep 092014

Commander

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle hesitated and lost power. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Medford, NY, USA

problem #306

Oct 072015

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #305

Apr 262016

Commander

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that in order for the vehicle to start, the key inside the ignition switch had to be jiggled. Approximately a year ago, the vehicle was repaired under an ignition switch recall issued by the manufacturer. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the front control module needed replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #304

Apr 102016

Commander

  • 101,415 miles
The Jeep will not start and left us stranded 30 miles from home. I had to leave it overnight. All of the lights on the ic light up and it makes a clicking sound but won't turn over. Initially I thought it was a bad starter but after researching it that night I realized it could be a number of things that others are experiencing with their Commanders. I was able to get it home the next day by quickly turning the key from the "off" position to "start" rapidly. It started after 15-20 tries of this movement. Now that it is home, I was able to start it once each day since the initial issue. But now, I am unable to get it started again. Could be the wcm, starter harness, sentry key module, etc. Regardless, it is a widespread issue amongst Jeep Commander owners and something I think Jeep needs to be made aware of. I understand this isn't specifically a safety issue but it could be if my wife and 11 month old are left stranded somewhere because the Jeep decides it doesn't want to start.

- O Fallon, IL, USA

problem #303

Mar 242016

Commander

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #302

Mar 072016

Commander

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 48 mph, all the warning indicators illuminated briefly and then dimmed. The braking and steering ability seized and the vehicle stalled. The contact had to maneuver to the side of the road to a complete stop. The contact waited a few minutes before the vehicle returned to normal. The contact also stated that the vehicle was repaired under a manufacturer recall for the ignition switch two weeks prior to the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000.

- Brownstowne, MI, USA

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