hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,239 miles

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2007 Jeep Commander engine problems

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2007 Jeep Commander Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #65

Jun 102013


  • 82,000 miles


I am writing to express my concern regarding an engine problem with my 2007 Jeep Commander, that causes the engine to stall, and all power to shut down and the engine to completely shut off. While at first this problem was simply an inconvenience, I soon learned how dangerous this problem actually is. I was on a highway and I went to pass another car, mid-pass my engine stalled and I lost all power with another car coming at me head-on. Thankfully the other car was able to stop and we avoided a head-on collision at highway speed, but the outcome could have been very different. The stalling has been an ongoing issue with my Jeep now for at least two years, with no resolution to the problem in sight. I have followed all suggestions like not having a key chain and only using he key in my ignition with no change in the frequency of the stalling. It seems a bit ridiculous that there has been no solution to this very dangerous problem. A case was opened by Chrysler in January regarding my 2007 Jeep Commander stalling without warning. The stalling continues to be a very dangerous and unpredictable problem for me. In my last communication I was assured that my Jeep would be fixed when the part became available, I have heard nothing since January. Not only am I concerned about the safety of myself and others when I drive my car, I am also concerned about the additional stress this flaw in manufacturing is putting on the engine of my car. It's extremely fortunate that no one has been seriously injured due to the stalling problem to date, but I fear it is just a matter of time until someone's car stalls at the wrong moment and they are unable to avoid tragedy. I'm hoping someone can help we get resolution to this dangerous issue as Chrysler has done nothing so far.

- Steamboat Springs , CO, USA

problem #64

Jan 132015


  • 700,000 miles
Engine light goes on. Feels like car will stall or is shifting gears. Code from mechanic is 507 idle speed, performance, higher then expect.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #63

Aug 152013

Commander 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
Slowing down for stopping or making a turn the engine stops; the car dies. It has been restarting so far. I am afraid I am going to be killed and/or cause others to be killed. I have had the car checked out and they say everything checks out as ok. This cost me over $300. They changed the spark plugs but warned me this was not addressing the problem I was having. Sure enough it is still dying on me. Please help me. What is the difference in a drunk driver who knows before he takes that drink that he may kill someone and an auto dealer who ignore a problem and kills someone? I need to know what the issue is so I can get this repaired.

- Bertram, TX, USA

problem #62

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 #61

Jun 012013

Commander 8-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
Stalls out while waiting at red lights stalls out on the highway for no reason and misfires multiple times through the drive daily.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #60

Nov 032012

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 111,796 miles
Jeep Commander stalls randomly while driving. This is the 5th time in less than a week. When the vehicle stalls, the steering locks up and the car has to be put into park in order to restart it, and is difficult to restart when this happens. This is a major safety issue because the car is moving when it stalls.

- Stilwell, KS, USA

problem #59

May 042012

Commander 8-cyl

  • miles


All lights light up and car loses all power.

- Goose Creek , SC, USA

problem #58

Apr 112012


  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. While traveling 5 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The current and failure mileages were 43,000.

- Leander, TX, USA

problem #57

Mar 142012


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start. The failure occurred multiple times and the over heating engine warning light illuminated intermittently when the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 70,500.

- Hazelwood, MO, USA

problem #56

Oct 052011


  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that moments after starting the vehicle, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was advised that the failure could not be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The current and failure mileage was 43,000.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #55

Apr 022012

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 97,376 miles


As I was driving my Commander, it started to sputter and shift gears erratically and then died. The engine light was on as I pulled over to the side of the road. After I turned the car off completely, I tried to restart the car to continue to work. As soon as I put the vehicle in gear, it stalled once again. On the third try, I was able to place my vehicle in gear and complete my drive to work but the engine light remained on. This same scenario has happened five times since the original incident.

- Ontario , NY, USA

problem #54

Apr 122012

Commander 8-cyl

  • 124,000 miles
April 12 2012, on several occassions the car stalled, two times while stopped at a red light and two other times while turning a corner at about 15 mph, all four were in heavy traffic.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #53

Nov 202010


  • 62,000 miles
My 2007 Jeep Commander turns off O me when I'm at stop signs or slowing down without any warning. Today I went in for an oil change and told the service advisor about the problem. He acted like that was the first time he has heard about the issue. He asked me how often it happens and I said a few times a week. He then said that the vehicle would have to be brought in while it's happening. Really!!!! how am I suppose to take it in when it happens or before it happens! the vehicle doesn't warn me and it turns in right away as if nothing has ever happened! it is so frustrating!! I've had it for less than a year and we are already experiencing problems! I don't feel safe driving the vehicle with my baby! I've read all the complaints about the same issue!! this needs to be fixed! I think this vehicle is a lemon!

- Pearland , TX, USA

problem #52

Mar 162011


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the warning lights on the instrument panel illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The failure occurred intermittenly and the vehicle was towed to a dealer whenever the failure occurred. The dealer was able to restart the vehicle, but would not inform the contact how they were able to do so. The dealer stated that everything was fine with the vehicle. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 80,000.

- Jacksonville, AR, USA

problem #51

Mar 132012


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled and the steering wheel seized. The failure had not been diagnosed and no repairs have been made. The failure and current mileages were 70,000.

- Wylie, TX, USA

problem #50

Jan 182011


  • 32,310 miles
The vehicle was purchased new October 2007, also the extended warranty 5year 60,000 was purchased at the same time. The major problems began with the transmission electronic system, the removed and replaced something inside. Meanwhile the vehicle has been serviced and maintained by grava Chrysler Jeep since new the first time we complained and had it serviced was January 2011 and the last report was February 20,2012 and they still don't know what to fix..last year while driving home on interstate 93 speed approx 55 the vehicle lost power and we almost were struck by another vehicle, we had to come to a complete stop, place the vehicle in park to restart.would not restart in neutral. The tech and service manager said it should have, well it didn't. they replaced the ignition switch, it happened again, they replaced some module, it happened again, they changed the fuel pump, it happened again for the sixth (6) time.they kept it for 10 days and were not able to find the problem, no code, no problem that was their answer.by the way they put over 500 miles on the vehicle this time.

- Melrose, MA, USA

problem #49

Jan 012012


  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle started to hesitate and stalled. The contact mentioned that the check engine warning lamp was illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 56,000.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #48

Feb 082009


  • 40,000 miles
About 9 times over the last 3 years, my Jeep Commander 2007 limited V8 has stalled while moving causing the electrical components including lights, radio, dashboard panel, etc to momentarily turn off. Each time, the stall is accompanied by a loud "clunking" noise. In each instance I have been traveling on the interstate 60+ mph. I am able to restart everytime by either pulling over or putting the car into neutral, restarting the engine, and then putting it back into drive while moving. I have discussed this with the dealership on two different occasions and have been told there is nothing they can do unless the check engine light comes on which has never occurred. This has happened to both of the primary drivers of the vehicle, and the ignition switch has never been accidentally turned off.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #47

Jul 152010

Commander 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Engine stalling or not starting. Engine stalled while making a turn. Car started immediately after but engine and oil lights remained on. Service department replaced censors but that did not correct the problem. Sporadically stalls at take off, when slowing down to turn/stop, when cruise control is disengaged at highway speeds. On highway, hit brake to disengage cc and switch lanes, car stalled, turned the key without putting it in park or stopping and engine kicked back in. Car wouldn't start on one occasion and service department replaced alternator but problem still persists. Service department replaced ignition switch but problem persists with car not starting. Stuck at highway rest stop for 2 hours until car re-started. Service department stated that computer needed to be replaced, then said that they weren't getting that code the next time we had problems. Have replaced various parts but problem still persists. Service department states that they have not been able to re-create the problem while driving.

- Salem, VA, USA

problem #46

May 012010

Commander 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle would stall without warning when driving various speeds. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and drive as normal each time the failure occurred. The failure began approximately one year ago. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure and the manufacturer was not notified. No repairs were preformed. The current mileage was 64,000 and the failure mileage was 50,000. Updated 01/17/12

- Clarksville, TN, USA

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