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 1 of 2)

problem #30

Jul 082015


  • 98,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. While driving 65 mph, the check engine warning indicator illuminated and the steering became difficult to operate. The vehicle was turned off and restarted, and the vehicle operated as intended. The dealer diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The mechanic was unable to duplicate the failure with the steering. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

- Prairie Village, KS, USA

problem #29

Mar 212016


  • 115,000 miles
It is the second time this happens to us when on a highway. The first time my husband was driving and we have our child with us. We thought it was a part of the latest recall we received in the mail regarding the key ignition. This time I was driving on a highway, going about 60-65 mph when the engine light came on, I starting losing power, tachometer starting going down and the accelerator pedal was completely unresponsive and significantly hard to push down on it, the speed continued to go down as I was trying to get to the shoulder as fast as I could but with an unresponsive engine it was very difficult. It was also difficult to move the steering wheel as this got harden. I managed to pull over on the shoulder and had to turn the engine off. After waiting 10-15 minutes, I turned the engine back on and was able to get to my destination which was not far from where I had to pull over. The engine light is still on and I'm afraid this would happen again next time I drive my vehicle which is every day. This was not a pleasant experience at all and it is very frightening when you are on a highway and all of the sudden have no control of your vehicle, it is definitely not safe at all. This Jeep has gone through all the recalls that I have gotten in the mail.

- Perry Hall, MD, USA

problem #28

Nov 302015


  • 117,993 miles
The contact owned a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at 20 mph, the brakes failed to respond and the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The contact crashed into the rear end of another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed and no injuries were sustained. The vehicle was destroyed. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 117,993.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #27

Jul 252015


  • 155,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. While driving 30 mph and proceeding to make a right turn, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The vehicle felt as if it would stall. The contact crashed the vehicle into a gate. The air bags failed to deploy. There was no police report filed and no injuries were sustained. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 155,000.

- Cuero, TX, USA

problem #26

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 #25

Jul 102014


  • miles
In the summer of 2014, I was reversing and my 2007 Jeep Commander turned off twice. It has been happening more frequently since then. My Jeep turns off while driving up to 30 miles an hour, and while stopped at a light, and/or a stop sign. The check engine light sometimes turns on, but not always when Jeep turns off. Sometimes it makes a 'huffing puffing' noise like it's struggling to stay on (before it actually turns off). It always turns on right after, but I have noticed it makes a loud squeaky sound when it turns on after I crank it. That squeaky sound, sounds like the sound it makes when someone tries to crank on the vehicle after vehicle is already been on. The Chrysler recall center mailed me a recall P41 notice last summer/fall in 2014. I took it to the Chrysler Jeep dealership in mcallen, Texas for recall P41 service at that time. I've taken my Jeep to several mechanics since then, but no one seems to find the problem. The servicemen at dealership said to keep checking in with them to see if they have the part. They said problem is not related to recall P41...and keep advising me of other possible problems. I've fixed all of the possible problems suggested, and yet the 'turning off' still continues! the service manager at dealership, and the Chrysler recall center people keep telling me that Chrysler has not made part available, and for me to remove any extra keys from the key ring, and to continue driving me Jeep until the part is available. Chrysler will then mail me notice of recall part availability. I've been dealing with this problem for over a year! it is very scary, especially when it happens unexpectedly in an unreliable vehicle!! I don't feel safe.

- Princeton, TX, USA

problem #24

May 132015


  • 46,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. While traveling approximately 25 mph, another vehicle swerved in front of the contact's vehicles at a higher rate of speed without warning. As a result, the contact's vehicle crashed into the other vehicle from the front. The air bags did not deploy, the power steering failed, and the vehicle stalled. Several attempts had to be made in order to restart the vehicle. A police report was filed. The contact sustained whiplash and lower back pains, which did not require medical attention. The vehicle was not diagnosed to determine the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. In addition, the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system); however, due to the parts not being available, the contact was unable to receive the repair for months. The approximate failure mileage was 46,000. Updated 09/18/15

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #23

Jan 012009


  • 10,000 miles
Since I purchased my Jeep Commander I have experience total electrical failure while driving on many occasions. This happens approximately every 6 months. While driving in speeds varying from 20 - 70 miles an hour my car will lose power. Prior to losing power all dash lights, tachometers, hazards, warning lights and performance indicators will flash repeatedly, very quickly. Within moments of the flashing lights my gas will shut off, my brake system completely fails and my steering will completely lock up. I have absolutely no way of controlling my vehicle in any manner. Several times my vehicle has stopped in major traffic. Numerous times other vehicles have had to make drastic maneuvers to avoid crashing into my car. I have almost been rear ended and was nearly T-boned when my car died as I attempted to make a left hand turn. In the event that I am hit, my airbags have no power and will not deploy. My windows and locks have no power. My children and I could be trapped in my car. I have taken my car to the Jeep dealership that I purchased it at and they refuse to fix it and will not provide a replacement vehicle that is not a death trap. I have called the Chrysler recall assistance center and was told no parts are available and have no indication as to when or if there ever will be. I cannot sell my car because no one will buy it knowing it has such major safety issues. This is the only vehicle I own. I have 3 children that drive in this car everyday. One of my children has cancer and I need a safe reliable car to take him for chemotherapy treatments. Chrysler is not accepting any responsibility even though I was mailed a recall notice. Please help!!!!!

- Cardiff By The Sea, CA, USA

problem #22

Apr 302015


  • 109,000 miles
I was coming to a stop and my car shut off on its own while in "drive". over the past several months this has happened on several other occasions where my car just shuts off on its own while driving, usually while driving at a low speed under 15 mile/hr. On other occasions I have lost control over my power steering and the steering wheels locks up, again usually at a low speed. I know there is a recall on my vehicle because we received a letter in the mail but when we contacted our dealer (ansonia fitspatrick Jeep) we were told the part was not yet available and that we needed to wait until we received a other notice / letter when the part comes in. This is very concerning and unsafe!!!!

- Oxford, CT, USA

problem #21

Sep 012013

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
The ignition switch position makes unintended position changes while driving. This has happened on several occasions and has resulted in two near-miss accidents. Additionally, on occasion, the switch won't allow the car to start, and all power is dead despite a new battery. We have been dealing with this issue for a long time. Received recall notice in Sept 2014, but Chrysler contends that part is still not available, and that the car is safe to drive. This car is not safe to drive! I have called Chrysler group recall assistance center at 1-800-853-1403 multiple times and have waited for an hour on a couple of occasions without a pick up. This is also not acceptable. Please help!

- Clarendon Hills, IL, USA

problem #20

Mar 262015

Commander 8-cyl

  • 70,202 miles


My wife and I were coming out of a parking lot in rowland heights turning right unto colima blvd. The car, a Jeep Commander 2007, shut off all of a sudden. This car has been recalled(P41) but because no parts are available it has not been fixed by Chrysler. This is not the first time this has happened but it was the first time with my wife in the car. It was a good thing there was no traffic at this time (about 4:00pm) I called the dealership we deal with and also sent a letter to the traffic safety administration in Washington D. C. I was contacted by Mr. Jim burke and we set up a time to meet March 31 at the Chrysler dealership in victorville. According to Mr. Burke he is not associated with Chrysler. Mr. Burke inspected the car on the 31st of March. It also happened on the morning of March 31st about 100 yards from our house the car shut off again. This is about the fifth or sixth time this has happened. The first time through the fourth time it was always late in the evening usually on a Saturday. I'm really frustrated with this process. My wife is right why send out a recall notice if no part will be available? I would like to get my car repaired so that we are not involved in an accident due to this recall by Chrysler.

- Apple Valley, CA, USA

problem #19

Dec 302013


  • 0 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and power steering malfunctioned. The vehicle restarted but the failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer and it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact mentioned that she had received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system), however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

- Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

problem #18

Jul 012014


  • miles
It has been happening since at least July 2014. Vehicle will stall without warning. Will accelerate with out being able to stop. Sometimes we are even unable to get it started for a few minutes. Even after taking everything off the key ring it is continuing to get worse.

- Lehi, UT, USA

problem #17

Jan 132014


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the ability to steer seized and the entire dashboard dimmed. The contact had to maneuver to the side of the road. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The contact took the vehicle to an independent mechanic who replaced the ignition switch. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact stated that the failure occurred several times and received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V438000 (electrical system) after the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Westford, MA, USA

problem #16

Jan 012011


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. While driving 65 mph, the engine stalled, the steering wheel became difficult to turn, and there was a delayed brake response. The failure occurred numerous times. The dealer stated that the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact believed the failure was related to NHTSA campaign number: 14V38000 (electrical system). The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Langhorne , PA, USA

problem #15

Sep 082014


  • 127,000 miles
Driving to work at the normal speed, my vehicle just turned off in the middle of traffic, which resulted in the car behind me hitting me. I am deathly afraid to drive this car. When I went to Chrysler & called several times, I was told I was out of luck & couldn't be helped. I was even hung up on. I'm not sure what to do besides contacting the news & hiring an attorney, which isn't in my budget. Is there anyone that can help me?

- Lake Zurich, IL, USA

problem #14

May 042010

Commander 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
While driving my 2007 Jeep Commander limited edition 4X4 at various speeds car stalls without warning. All power features including steering wheel lock and check engine light comes on. Forced to maneuver to shoulder if possible (dangerous) put the car in park and then re-start. Same problem has occurred approximately 50 times since 2010. Have sought information from dealer and independent mechanics and attempted to repair at my own expense to no avail. Mechanics have been unable to replicate the problem while on road tests, which is expected since the stalling is unpredictable. The most recent occurrence was 8/5/14 - complete engine stall while driving (approximately 40mpg), steering wheel and all other power features locked in the middle of traffic. Put the car in park then re-started.

- Edgewater, MD, USA

problem #13

Jul 152014


  • 152,000 miles
I was driving down the highway and check engine light dings and vehicle comes to a stop, I was able to drift off to the side of the road but steering was locked up. Engine completely shut off. After about 5 mins I was able to restart engine and now the check engine light bas and traction control lights are on.

- Maugansville, MD, USA

problem #12

Aug 092013


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while traveling 75 mph, the steering wheel seized. The vehicle was moved off the roadway where it was shut down and restarted. The vehicle resumed normal function. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic where the failure was not unable to be replicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was not available. The VIN was not available.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #11

Oct 302012

Commander 4WD 8-cyl

  • 126,000 miles
Was driving to work going about 60 mph and motor just shuts off. Had to pull off to the side of the road and turn off the key and tried to restart engine. It didn't start on the first try had to turn key off and tried again it started. It did the same thing when I was going home that morning had to do the same thing as above to get it started again. This is very dangerous I didn't have power steering or brakes luckily I wasn't on the freeway.

- Loretto, KY, USA

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