hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,500 miles

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2010 Jeep Commander engine problems

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2010 Jeep Commander Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 072016


  • 60,000 miles


The Jeep will stall out while decelerating every few months for the last couple of years. Most of the time it has been while approaching an intersection from speeds of 30-45 mph, so I have learned to pop the transmission into neutral to restart the car while in motion. This is horribly scary and dangerous since I obviously cannot steer during the process, and have, at least four times, been making a left-hand turn across traffic. I have taken my car into the dealership numerous times, but they don't even log me in because they say that since I have no illuminated indicator light, they will not be able to pinpoint the problem. This is so dangerous that I would get rid of the car, except that I cannot replace it with anything comparable. I love my Jeep and just want it to not try to kill me.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #5

Jan 242015

Commander 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
This is my VIN, but it's not showing up on your system: [xxx] 2010 Jeep Commander, 6 cylinder, AWD. Engine dies without warning, after stopping at a stoplight, or after sitting with the foot on brake, such as while waiting to make a turn left or right. (as of yet, it has just not died while driving. It always happens after stopping.) this is my daughter's car, and the dealer is unable to pinpoint problem. Sometimes the car just dies while sitting at a light; other times, after sitting in a braking situation, and accelerating from a stopped position to make a turn, it dies. Very dangerous, especially if pulling out in front of or across moving traffic. It appears this is a recurring problem with Jeep and Dodge/Chrysler products, based on what I've read on-line. I am very worried and concerned. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #4

Sep 012013


  • 38,000 miles
Vehicle idles poorly and 4 wheel drive transfer case motor does not work after dealership performed N23 recall work. This is a vehicle with less than 40,000 miles on it.

- Highland Heights, OH, USA

problem #3

May 162013

Commander 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles


The car drove fine pulled it in the garage. Got up Thursday morning to go to work the car turned on and started shaking and I turned it of tried once more it would not turn on at all. So then I changed the crank sensor the cam sensor got a new battery put new spark plugs the truck still would not start. Had a garage look at it they said it was the intake manifold so they therefore told me to take it to Jeep because it was covered under warranty. I took it to Jeep and the told me this would not stop my car from running, they have had my car for a week and no diagnosis. This car is only three years old but Jeep customer service says to me you bought it used so you don't know what was done to the car. So I say to her your qualified mechanics you have working at the dealers cant do the job. What great customer service Jeep has. And the dealer is suppose to be getting in contact with Jeep tech's in corporate to try and figure out what the problem is. Still no car 6/01/15.

- Franklin, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 292012

Commander 8-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
I just purchased a used 2010 Jeep Commander limited with 5.7 hemi from philpot motors and brought it home June 25th, 2012. On Friday, June 29th on my way home the engine completely shut off twice within 10 minutes. Both times it was as I was coming to a complete stop. I had to put it in park and turn the key and it started right back up like nothing was wrong. Philpot had it brought to an authorized Jeep dealer (allen samuels) where it sat for 2 weeks and they couldn't figure it out or reproduce the problem. Philpot suggested they change the tipm (power module) and re-flash the memory which they did. I got it back and drove it for about a month and once again it happened at a stop sign when my wife was driving it. The engine stopped completely and she had to put it in park and restart it. It just dies with no warning at complete random times when coming to a complete stop. I was disgusted and so philpot took it once again and sent it to allen samuels. They had it for another 2 weeks and still could not replicate the problem nor find one. They even contacted Chrysler engineers and they couldn't offer any advice. I just got it back the other day because they couldn't figure it out. I even contacted Chrysler group myself after the first occurrence and the girl was rude to me on the phone. She couldn't or wouldn't help me find a solution to the problem because I wasn't the authorized service center. She said the authorized mechanic could only contact their techs, not a consumer. I can't believe that Chrysler engineers and authorized service people cannot find or replicate a problem that's happened three times now. I just wanted my Jeep fixed but I guess Chrysler doesn't have the knowledge or know how to pinpoint what is causing this dangerous problem.

- Orange, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 122012


  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled while driving at various speeds and upon starting. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they were unable to diagnose the failure. A power module, spark plugs, and ignition coils were replaced. The failure continued. The manufacturer was notified and the contact was awaiting a reply. The failure mileage was 24,000.

- Monmouth Beach, NJ, USA

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