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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,286 miles

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2007 Jeep Commander engine problems

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2007 Jeep Commander Owner Comments (Page 5 of 6)

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problem #39

Feb 032013

Commander 8-cyl

  • 64,643 miles

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

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

problem #36

Jul 312008

Commander

  • 19,000 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 at various speeds, the vehicle idled high and then low. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was informed that the PCM would need to replaced or rebooted. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 19,000 and the current mileage was 99,000.

- Hobart, IN, USA

problem #35

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 #34

Mar 192013

Commander

  • 100,300 miles
My Jeep has been stalling out at random times while driving. Today it stalled twice while moving. It always starts right back up with no warning lights. Most of the times it stalls sitting at a light. Once it stalled going 65mph on the highway and started right back up by its self. The other day it stalled and it started back up then a few miles down the road the information center beeped and had a warning saying check gauges. The temperature gauge was on cold and it should have been in the middle (normal) because I had been driving for a little bit. I drove it to work and called the Jeep dealership to schedule an appointment for after work that day. At the end of the day when I started it up to take it to the dealership the warning "check gauges" was gone. I told the service rep at the dealership what had happened and that its been stalling out. They called the next day and said they couldn't find anything wrong. I drive the car everyday and there is some very wrong with the car. I don't feel safe driving my children in it and we don't take it on the highway now. I wouldn't feel right trading it in and giving someone else the death trap. Besides the concern for my families safety, I'm wondering if an accident was caused because my car stalled out how would I be able to prove that it was because the car stalled when the dealership is saying there's nothing wrong. Please look into this issue because Chrysler seems to not be concerned.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #33

Feb 282013

Commander

  • 72,500 miles

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

While driving on an interstate at 65mph my check engine light came on, a message stating "service parking assist system" appeared, and drnp was blocked on the front dash. The vehicle lost power and acceleration and began to feel as if the emergency brake was applied at full force. I pulled off the highway, turned the car off and back on and the check engine light remains on. Online research suggests this is a common problem involving the electronic shifting module and/or connection issues with the rear parking assist sensors. This pervasive problem should be rectified with a recall at no cost to customers.

- Eureka, MO, USA

problem #32

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 #31

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 #30

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 #29

Nov 302012

Commander

  • 124,000 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 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis where the transmission fluid and gasket were replaced however, the failure recurred. The dealer then replaced the exhaust gas recirculation valve but again, the failure recurred. The dealer then cleaned the throttle body but to no avail. The dealer was unable to determine what was causing the failure. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 124,000 and the current mileage was 128,000.

- Spanish Forks , AL, USA

problem #28

Oct 152012

Commander 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
After a schedule tune up, where two coil packs were replaced, and a PCM software update was performed our 2007 Jeep Commander began stalling at slow speeds. Usually under 20 mph or at a stop when the engine is at or near idle speeds, the engine will obruptly stall without warning. There is no check engine light and no error code. Our local Jeep dealer has made several repair attempts including replacing the PCM, and shielding the engine wiring harness with aluminum foil. The problem continues. The key must be cycled to the 'off' position to restart the engine. The engine has stalled at high speeds a few times making for a very dangerous situation.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #27

Nov 292012

Commander

  • 58,000 miles
While driving on the highway around 50-55mph the engine shuts down with no warning. There will be some slight hesitation as the dashboard lights up and all power is lost. Have been able to coast over to the side of the road before coming to a complete stop where I can then turn the car off. This has happened 4 times now and can be potentially very hazardous. I am able to restart the car immediately and be back on my way with no problem. Has been happening once every week or so. Have taken truck to the dealership twice where they tell me they can not duplicate the problem and they do not now what is causing it.

- Merrick, NY, USA

problem #26

Jan 122013

Commander 8-cyl

  • 55,504 miles
I've been having a problem with my 07 Jeep Commander ill be driving on road and for no reason it will just turn off this im my primary car and I have a new born baby I would hate to get a phone call that they have been in a accident there has to be a recall on this right away this is the 3rd time it has happen please help.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #25

Aug 092011

Commander 8-cyl

  • 99,962 miles
Vehicle stalls randomly. Stalls at stop lights, while driving at all speeds, even at highway speeds. Vehicle loses power when pulling out into traffic.

- Casselberry, FL, USA

problem #24

Dec 172012

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was merged to the shoulder, the engine was turned off and immediately restarted. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer two weeks prior to the failure but the contact was not advised there was a problem with the vehicle. The failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 1/11/13 the consumer stated the vehicle was taken to the dealer to be repaired for the third time on January 3. updated 1/23/2013

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #23

Dec 122012

Commander 8-cyl

  • 1,001,450 miles
The engine of the vehicle will stop at low speeds <30mph. Happens in traffic and repesents a potiental safey hazard. Fortunaly it has not stopped on any railroad tracks or in an intersection. Has occured over 2 months. Have taken to the authorized Jeep dealship and they have not resolved the issue. Reading the prior incidents reported to the Agency, the stopping of the vehicle seems to be a chronic and persistant problem that represents a safety risk to any one that drives this make and model of vehicle. The manufacture does not even seem to know what is causing the issue.

- Lakeside, TX, USA

problem #22

Jan 012009

Commander

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, all of the lights in the instrumental panel illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact also stated that the failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure could not be replicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 60,000.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #21

Jul 062011

Commander

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 5 mph, the engine stalled with the illumination of the entire instrument panel. The engine was restarted and resumed normally. The failure recurred on three separate occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Panama City , FL, USA

problem #20

Jul 292012

Commander

  • 50,448 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled several times without warning. The vehicle was able to restart after a few minutes. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. The technician was able to duplicate the failure and stated that the manifold air pressure needed to be reset in order to repair the failure. The contact believes the failure was not corrected. The failure mileage was 50,448 and current mileage was 50,872.

- Coco , FL, USA

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