really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,727 miles

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2007 Jeep Commander Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #10

Nov 112011

Commander 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles


Doesn't accelerate sometimes." Service park assist system " appears on the panel. I've had the oxygen sensor replaces and still have the same problems from time to time. I pull into traffic and it won't go. This could very well do harm to my family in the vehicle. I'm worried!

- Pgh, PA, USA

problem #9

Sep 242011

Commander 4WD 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Over the past few weeks while driving the vehicle will flash a warning saying service park assist system. When this happens the gear display on the dash prnd will all 4 get circled and flash and then as you are accelerating you can feel the vehicle lose speed. You can no longer accelerate the vehicle and have to coast off the road. Once you stop and shift to park then back to drive it will reset and then allow you to accelerate. I was going 65 on the freeway when this happened last and this is a major safety issue. For about the past 30,000-40,000 K miles we have had issues with it shifting properly and every time we took it to the dealer they can never re create the issue. Now we are receiving this warning and it actually stops accelerating on its own. It is happening more and more. We took it to the dealer since this warning now came on and they said they have never heard of it, they couldn't re create it, that it has nothing to do with the shifting and to turn off our park assist system so it doesn't happen. We are attempting a different dealer today but first thing they said is they never hear of this either. So comforting!

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #8

Apr 282011


  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated while stopped with the foot on the brake pedal, the vehicle surged forward. The contact had to engage the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop where they were in the process of diagnosing the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The contact stated a sudden acceleration had occurred three times prior and expressed concern over a potential crash. The failure mileage was 59,000.

- Severn, MD, USA

problem #7

Mar 242009


  • 84,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle lunged forward while the brakes were applied. The vehicle could potentially lunge forward and crash into another vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer who stated that the vehicle needed basic routine maintenance. The dealer performed a tune-up and cleaned the fuel system; however, it did not correct the failure. The contact took vehicle the vehicle back to the dealer who stated that the vehicle needed a new gear shift. The gear shift repair part was on back order. The contact stated that this was a known failure that the manufacturer needed to address. The failure mileage was 84,000.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #6

Nov 202010


  • 35,000 miles
My boyfriend and I were driving home from dinner and about half way home the car suddenly stopped accelerating and the speed dropped from 70 mph to 40 and kept slowing down. We had to pull over and turn the car off and then back on. The car has done this several times since and a light comes on that says "service park assist". I have read up on this year, make and model and have found that this is a very common issue that has not been dealt with! this is also a very dangerous issue. I also found that it has nothing to do with the "park assist" but rather the transmission in the truck and that many have failed well before 50,000 miles but shortly after Jeep's 35,000 mile warranty. Jeep did not cover my car because I bought it used which terminated the warranty because I was not the original owner. I am very disappointed - this is my first Jeep - and I have wanted a Jeep for years. The car still decelerates at times - I can be in traffic or pulling off from a stop or turning a corner and all of a sudden it is not shifting or accelerating. I can't afford a new car right now but am concerned about my family's safety. Please read up on the many articles and comments from people about this problem and save lives!!! with so many complaints and close-call accidents I would think that since it is 2011 something would have been done by now!

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #5

Dec 242008


  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that whenever the vehicle was brought to a complete stop, the engine would exhibit an unusual increase in rpms and the vehicle would abnormally accelerate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they inspected and ran a diagnostic but could not duplicate the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer at least three times for the exact same failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 12,000 and the current mileage was 61,000.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 222007


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that as she stopped her vehicle there was an unintended acceleration. It does not matter if the vehicle was in park or drive the vehicle accelerated on its own. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but they could not fix the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer more than twelve times. The manufacturer was also called and they do not know how to advise the dealer to fix the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 082010

Commander 8-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. Whenever the contact drove the vehicle between 45-50 mph and accelerated, the vehicle suddenly shut off without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the failure could not be reproduced. The failure occurred after replacement of the water pump. The current and failure mileages were 55,000. Updated 4/5/10 updated 06/18/10.

- Arlington, WA, USA

problem #2

Sep 072009


  • 30,000 miles
When the cruise control is engaged at highway speeds and the vehicle is traveling down a hill the cruise control will properly downshift to slow the vehicle and keep it at the set speed. If the vehicle is then shifted into neutral, the cruise control will disengage properly and the transmission will go into the neutral gear, but when shifted back into drive the transmission will re-engage and will slow the vehicle extremely abruptly as if someone slammed on the brakes with full force and will nearly lock-up the rear wheels on dry pavement. This will occur even if the cruise control is turned off before shifting back into drive. This has happened to me twice because of the placement of the shifter, and it was terrifying because of the speed I was traveling and the abruptness with which the vehicle slowed. If anyone would have been behind me I would have been hit and there is nothing that can be done to make the transmission not do that once the transmission has been shifted into neutral. The vehicle would become completely out of control if driving on anything but totally dry pavement.

- Pahrump, NV, USA

problem #1

Oct 312007

Commander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,200 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The vehicle began shaking and stalled when engaging the brake pedal. There were no warning lights before the shaking and stalling occurred. On two occasions the dealer diagnosed the failure and the second time they updated the computer. Twenty minutes after leaving the dealer the shaking and rattling recurred and has continued to become progressively worse. The dealer cannot diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 24,200. Updated 5/14/09 the consumer stated when his foot was on the accelerator, it jammed to the floor. And the engine began to rev, the consumer attempted to apply the brake, but the vehicle continued to rev. Updated 05/14/09.

- Rockaway Beach, NY, USA

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