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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,708 miles

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2007 Jeep Commander engine problems

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2007 Jeep Commander Owner Comments (Page 4 of 6)

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problem #56

Nov 222013

Commander 8-cyl

  • 92,380 miles


2007 Jeep Commander engine stall in stop and in freeway at 65mph out of the blue could barely drive it almost caused us to get into an accident, had to pull over multiple times.

- Chula Vista , CA, USA

problem #55

Dec 142009


  • 16,000 miles
At 50 mph the engine stalled I pulled to the side and restarted it this has been happening ever since that first time only at present it happens more regularly at least once daily sometimes twice I have replaced many parts, plugs, coils, oil sending unit, cps, ignition switch but the problem still exist, ps I am a retired auto mechanic so I do not trust or believe in auto dealerships.

- Old Town, FL, USA

problem #54

Oct 082013

Commander 6-cyl

  • 145,000 miles
The park assist light comes on causing the vehicle to stall while driving. Lost communication with left front door module electrical.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #53

Mar 292013


  • 66,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer however, the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 66,000 and the current mileage was 70,000.

- North Glenn, CO, USA

problem #52

Oct 212013


  • 140,000 miles
I pulled in my driveway, put my car in park and as I was turning off the key my car made horrible noise, and when I tried to restart the vehicle I had no power. I waited a few minutes and tried the key again, and the dash flicked off and on, off and on and it said transmission over temperature, check gauges, etc. This morning I tried again, and it said some code and then went completely dark today. About a month ago I was driving approximately 60 mph and my car just lurched shut off and restarted itself on a freeway. I talked to the tech - they did not know what it could be. Reading there are several complaints about this. Still not sure what is wrong with my car this time, I get it serviced regularly and obviously need to have it towed to a dealer to get checked out.

- Maple Valley, WA, USA

problem #51

Aug 012013

Commander 8-cyl

  • 110,400 miles
The engine stalls during operation (2007 Jeep Commander).

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #50

Sep 092013


  • 160,900 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled as the engine warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the fuel cap was loose and needed to be tighten. The failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to another dealer where the technician diagnosed that the electronic shift module was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 160,900.

- Red Bank , NJ, USA

problem #49

Sep 022013

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
Vehicle keeps loosing power shifts into N state, pdrn are highlighted with boxes and you have to wiggle shifter to regain power. Message is: "service park assist". not sure if this is the same issue that the latest recall (13V175000) listed is however, my Jeep doesn't seem to fall in the manufactured date range so I am making a formal complaint since this is kind of low miles to have this kind of an issue with this vehicle and it is happening with my manufactured date vehicle.

- Enfield, NH, USA

problem #48

Jun 152011

Commander 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
My 2007 Commander runs perfect when cold but after 1 1/2 hours of being on the road it begins to run horribly. In stop and go traffic the engine bucks, sometimes dies off and has a complete lack of power. The check engine light flashes, sometimes I put it in neutral and rev the engine and then it is fine for a while and the mil light goes off. Sometimes on turns the engine sputters in the intersection which has led to several close calls of being hit by the oncoming vehicle. Sometimes on the freeway, climbing a slight incline the engine sputters and I lose speed and crawl to the right lane, again sometime I put it in neutral and rev the engine, slam it in drive and sometime that works. My mechanic has had the PCM tested, changed spark plugs, coils, oxygen sensors, added extra ground wires, cleared the wiring for shorts, cleaned all engine connectors including injectors plugs and road test the vehicle with the scanner connected. Stated that other than picking up dtc P300B the data stream on the scanner showed no abnormalities. There has been no change in the performance of my Commander. I will be calling the dealer to see what can be done under my 8year/80,000 mile drive train warranty.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #47

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 #46

Apr 172013

Commander 6-cyl

  • 108,500 miles


While driving down the street at approximately 25 miles an hour, the vehicle stalled it was towed to my home because it would not restart at the time. We had a mechanic do a spot check for blown fuses and battery/alternator issues, but no issue was found. The vehicle restarted the next morning.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #45

Aug 072013

Commander 6-cyl

  • 120,182 miles
While driving the vehicle under normal conditions on the on-ramp to the highway, the vehicle stalled and lost power. I was not able to restart vehicle in neutral, once it rolled to a stop, and it was placed in drive, the vehicle was able to start. Approximately two miles on the highway, driving approximately 60 miles an hour, the vehicle shut down again. It restarted once it came to a complete stop and I was able to put it in drive.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #44

Jun 212013


  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated while waiting at a traffic light, the vehicle stalled without any warnings. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 85,000 and the current mileage was 86,000.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #43

Jan 162008


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph, the vehicle overheated as the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing or repairs. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 65,000.

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #42

Jul 312013


  • 67,000 miles
Yesterday I went to start my Jeep and when I turned the key nothing happened. A few seconds later it started without me doing anything. I only had to drive a few blocks and then shut the vehicle off. After 15 min I came back out to start my Jeep and nothing... I just had a new battery and starter installed about 4 months ago. After approximately 20 min and trying to start it several times, it turned on. There were no problems w the lights or ac.. I took it to an auto parts store and they hooked it up to the machine, battery, starter, and alternator were all reading good. It started fine for the rest of the day, however when I went to leave work that night, it took a few tries and about 5 min. I also had over half a tank of gas so that's not an issue. I started researching and found many similar cases. I am supposed to take my Jeep on a 13 hour trip next month and now I am very nervous that I will end up stranded while on vacation. The fact that I found so many other Jeep owners experiencing almost identical problems has left me very upset and nervous every time I need to go somewhere. I also have 2 young children and it worries me to end up stranded somewhere with them. I hope Jeep does something about this. I have had mine for 3 years and have loved it thus far. I'm not in a position to get a new vehicle at the moment so I hope this problem is fixed asap.

- Belleville , IL, USA

problem #41

Apr 242013

Commander 8-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
I have had to return this car several times. Too many times to be exact.

- Westfield , IN, USA

problem #40

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 #39

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 #38

Jan 012013

Commander 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Vehicle stalls at slow speed, either in rush hr traffic or at stop light/sign. Speed is slow, less than 10mph. Can place transmission in park/neutral and engine re-starts immediately. Has been happening more frequently recently; sometimes happens several times per trip. Today it stalled 3 times on way to work at various stops. No check engine light is on while engine is running. When it stalls, the red oil light and lightning bolt light are on, but not flashing, and both go off once engine is running again. It is the 5.7L hemi motor.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #37

Dec 182012

Commander 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while at a stop sign, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure was unable to be replicated. The contact mentioned that the failure recurred intermittently and was taken to the dealer for the same failure on several occasions. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 65,000.

- Sealy, TX, USA

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