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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,188 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2008 Jeep Commander engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Jeep Commander Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 272009

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,664 miles


2008 Jeep Commander. Consumer writes in regards to several issues with vehicle the check engine light and traction control light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The dealer could not diagnose the problem as there were no fault codes. Two days later, the dealer replaced the crank sensor. Four months later, the check engine and traction control light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The dealer was unable to duplicate the problem. One week later, the same lights illuminated and the vehicle stalled. On December 2, 2009 the vehicle stalled again. The check engine light and traction control light continued to illuminated for several months. The stalling continued as well. The consumer also had problems with the vehicle hesitating at times. The dealer replaced the power train control module. They also replaced the stream O2 sensors and rest the controller.

- Coal City, IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 242010


  • 30,900 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the check engine light illuminated on the warning panel. The dealer replaced the spark plugs, fuel injectors and two cell packs. Immediately following the repairs, while driving 55 mph, the vehicle stalled and all of the warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact was able to maneuver the vehicle onto the emergency lane and shut off the engine. After restarting the engine, the vehicle would operate normally for the approximately 2 to 5 miles and the failure would persist. The dealer replaced the solenoids, cell packs and the central computer (cpu). When the dealer test drove the vehicle, it stalled again. The vehicle was left in possession of the dealer in an attempt to determine the cause of and remedy for the failure. The failure and current mileages were 30,900. Updated 07/21/10.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 022008

Commander 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Jeep Commander under powered in acceleration. Consumer states that the vehicle would not accelerate fast enough in case of an emergency. Dealer told consumer he would get a call from an engineer she has yet to receive one. The consumer stated the engine was inadequate.

- Atlantic Beach, NY, USA

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