really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,588 miles

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2007 Jeep Commander steering problems

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2007 Jeep Commander Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #10

Oct 102012

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 100,060 miles


My wife was driving to church with my daughter and the vehicle stalled without warning for the 7th or 8th time since we bought the vehicle. There was heavy traffic at 6pm and it scared her and my 9 yr old daughter to tears. This vehicle is a real danger to my family and the lives of others. It does not start at this point.

- Hendersonville , TN, USA

problem #9

Apr 202012

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 97,778 miles
Slowing down at a traffic light and the vehicle stalled. Again coming close to causing a major accident because of so much traffic., the vehicle would not start again for about 30 minutes cause grid lock and chaos. All I could here was a clicking sound when trying to start it. This happened multiple times after that and the last time I ended up having to steer into a steep ditch to avoid rear ending an 18 wheeler. I had my kids with me at the time. I contacted the dealer and got no help.

- Hendersonville, TN, USA

problem #8

Mar 062012

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
Driving down the highway at 65 mph. The vehicle stalled and I lost all power. Continued to run and stalled 5 minutes later almost causing an accident.

- Hendersonville , TN, USA

problem #7

Jul 142012


  • 57,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, she noticed fluids from under the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic where it was determined that the leak was coming from the rack and pinion. The mechanic informed the contact that they had to replace the rack and pinion, the power steering assist and the power steering pump.the manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 57,000.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #6

May 272012

Commander 6-cyl

  • 65,590 miles
While driving down the road the Jeep shut off, complete loss of power, brakes and steering then after a few seconds turned back on. This had happened 4 times within 10 mile. This is not the first time that this has happened. I had taken it to the dealership so they could plug it into their computer. The results were negative and could not find any problems. Searching online, there are several other Jeep owners that are having the same problem. There needs to be a recall on these vehicles before someone gets hurt or killed.

- Leland, NC, USA

problem #5

Mar 132012

Commander 8-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
Driving at 70 mph on tollway and vehicle stalled and steering wheel column locked up. This happened two days ago and is occurring more often. It is extremely dangerous because the steering wheel column locks as you are driving. It has happened four more times. I now do not want to drive the vehicle because I fear for the safety of myself and my daughter.

- Wylie, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 032011


  • 59,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. While driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle stalled and the steering wheel seized. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and it was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician advised that the automatic shut down relay would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the technicians advised that the power train control module would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact stated that she did not feel comfortable driving the vehicle after the repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 59,000.

- Bay Shore, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 032011

Commander 8-cyl

  • 80,007 miles
Car stalls, dies and suffers a loss of control while decelerating. This has occurred 7 times in total now. Complete loss of engine power, power brakes, and steering. Unacceptable danger to my family and others on the road.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 072008


  • 19,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact noticed a flat metal plate underneath the vehicle that was striking against the stopper, causing a deep gash. The stopper is a curved metal plate that controls the steering wheel from turning too far left or right. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they stated that the failure was due to faulty design. The technician recommended that a diagnostic be performed. The contact is in the process of taking the vehicle back to the authorized dealer for a diagnostic. She was concerned of the safety risk involved. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 19,000.

- Chambersburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 062006

Commander 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. While driving 15 mph, the contact lost steering ability and the instrument panel dimmed. The vehicle was turned off and restarted to regain power and steering ability. The dealer was unable to determine the cause of failure. The VIN and engine size were unknown. The current mileage was 29,000 and failure mileage was 6,000.

- Ramon, CA, USA

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