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Check Engine Light On problems of the 2007 Jeep Commander - part 1



38 problems related to check engine light on have been reported for the 2007 Jeep Commander.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 1
Failure Date: 09/09/2014

While accelerating speed as I entered the toll road for my morning commute, the engine stalled. Pulled over, put in park, turned off ignition, restarted. Vehicle operated but check engine light remained on. Less than one mile later, lost speed again, had to pull over to the shoulder of the road, place in park, turn off ignition, and restart. Check engine light remained on. Check engine light turned off in the afternoon.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 2
Failure Date: 09/08/2014

Cruise control still does not operate. Single touch power window function no longer works on driver and passenger windows. While commuting to work on the toll road, rpms registered between 2500-3500 going at a speed of 75. The majority of the time, it was between 3000-3500. I did not have the air conditional running. I was not accelerating and was not going up or down inclines to cause the higher rpms. After exiting the toll road, I turned and while accelerating to around 40mph, the engine stalled and the check engine light came on. As I was on an inside lane, I had to slow down to allow a semi to pass on the outside lane in order to be able to pull over to the side of the road. I had to place in park, turn off the ignition switch, and turn it back on. Check engine light remained on. My average mpg was 13. 9, lower than it should be. Leaving for my commute home, when I turned on the Jeep, the check engine light was no longer lit. I noticed during the commute that the rpms were not as high as in the morning, and also my mpg increased by almost a mile per gallon, and that was running at the same speed and I also was running the air conditiioning. Upon exiting the toll road, the vehicle jerked heavily while downshifting from overdrive. A jerky motion continued for the remainder of my commute (ranging from 30-55 mph). Please note that I do now take photos after the engine stalls to reflect the mileage and that the light is lit. I also now take pictures when the check engine light goes off.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 3
Failure Date: 09/06/2014

While idling in a driveway, the check engine and esp/bas lights came on. The vehicle did not stall. Shortly afterward, when driving about 55-60 mph, I realized the cruise control no longer works. I tried multiple times to turn it on, but it does not come on any longer. The esp/bas light went off about 10 miles later, after I stopped to fuel up the vehicle. The check engine light remained on. About an hour later and another 35 miles later, after making a stop, the check engine light did not come back on when restarting the vehicle. Later in the afternoon, while it was in the neutral gear and going through an automatic carwash, the vehicle stalled twice. The rpms were constantly up and down between 500 and 1500 rpms.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 4
Failure Date: 09/02/2014

During commute to work, vehicle shifting in a jerky manner and rpms are high and erratic for speed of vehicle. At 10:00, when driving to a meeting, when first putting Jeep into gear, the gear display "d" disappeared and "4" was in its place, concerning me that the overdrive went out (I've already had a solenoid pack replaced due to the overdrive "going out" - happened about 2 years ago). Vehicle did not want to move forward as I was attempting to pull out onto the street. Fortunately, it moved forward and I reached my destination. During commute home, about 5 miles into my drive on the toll road, the check engine light came on and the engine stalled. Had to pull over to the side of the road, place in park, turn off ignition switch, turn back on, and resumed my commute home.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 5
Failure Date: 08/27/2014

Driving on toll road, 65-70mph, engine stalled, check engine light came on, lost power steering, had to pull over to the side of the road. Put into park, turned off ignition, restarted. Check engine light remained on and continued driving. Check engine light remained on until mid-afternoon that day. Also noticed shifting was jerky.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 6
Failure Date: 08/15/2014

While driving on toll road going 65-70mph, check engine light came on, engine quit, lost power steering, had to pull over to the side of the road. Shifted to park, turned ignition off, restarted. Check engine light came back on. Resumed driving.


car   Check Engine Light On problem 7
Failure Date: 08/15/2014

Driving 65-70 on toll road. Passing semis when check engine light came on, engine stalled, lost power steering. Had to pull over to the left shoulder of the road. Shifted into park, turned ignition off, restarted. Check engine light stayed on. Drove home. Noticed esp/bas light was lit. Did not drive vehicle until the following Monday. Check engine light was no longer on.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 8
Failure Date: 08/05/2014

Driving to work on toll road, 65-70mph. Engine light came on, engine stalled, lost power steering. Had to pull over to the side of the road. Put in park, turned off ignition, restarted. Resumed driving to work. Contacted dealership and they did not have time to check my vehicle that day. Check engine light remained on until mid-afternoon that day.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 9
Failure Date: 07/15/2014

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 completly 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.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 10
Failure Date: 06/10/2014

I was driving my 2007 Jeep Commander limited edition 4x4 in city traffic driving approximately 25 mph in stop and go traffic when it stalled for no apparent reason. The check engine light also came on. After restarting the engine, the problem went away. This stalling and engine light warning has since happened at least 100 more times over the last 4 years. Dealer and independent mechanics are unable to troubleshoot the problem. The most recent event happened on 6/8/14. Complete engine stall on interstate highway. Vehicle was towed 65 miles to home town. Mechanic replaced alternator and battery. Engine started fine, ran well for 2 days and then engine light came back on with intermittent stalling and rough idling. Jeep is at dealer as we speak. Dealer stated they cannot duplicate the problem and will keep the vehicle overnight and try to duplicate the problem tomorrow.


 
car   Check Engine Light On problem 11
Failure Date: 09/27/2013

On two separate occurrences so far, the Jeep has randomly stalled out at highway speeds in traffic. Accelerator and steering loose function. Other times it has nearly stalled but regained operation. Check engine light comes on with code for large vacuum leak? dealer was unable to find anything wrong and is currently evaluating again. Vehicle starts back up fine after pulling to side of road and removing and reinserting key. Safety issue to stall at highway speeds and lose power steering! this does not appear to be the first occurrence as there are many other complaints and a recall/investigation which noted it in 2007 vehicles but only issued a pcm recall for 2006 vehicles.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 12
Failure Date: 06/11/2013

Driving on toll road at 65-70 mph when check engine light came on. Engine stalled, no power steering, had to pull over to the side of the road. Put in park, turned off ignition, and attempted to restart. It restarted but check engine light remained on. Drove to dealership. Dealer found one stored code, cleared it, performed diagnostic, found nothing, test drove.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 13
Failure Date: 02/28/2013

While driving on an interstate at 65mph my check engine light came on, a message stating "service parking assist system" appeared, and drnp was blocked on the front dash. The vehicle lost power and acceleration and began to feel as if the emergency brake was applied at full force. I pulled off the highway, turned the car off and back on and the check engine light remains on. Online research suggests this is a common problem involving the electronic shifting module and/or connection issues with the rear parking assist sensors. This pervasive problem should be rectified with a recall at no cost to customers.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 14
Failure Date: 02/03/2013

The Commander was sluggish on a trip to florida, when I would press the accelerator, it would hesitate and sputter. The month before this trip, I just had the transmission serviced at 60k to keep the power train warranty intact. So figured something was done incorrectly at the dealership and we would deal with it when we returned home. I wish we would have found a repair shop in FL to look into it as the Jeep turned off on us going 74 mph on I-95. We almost got rear ended by a semi. We drove 65 the rest of the way home and it was one of the scariest moments of my life. I took it back to the dealership and they read the code and cleared the code like they did previously when it would do a hard downshift with a lovely clunk when coming to a stop. This fixed the issue until we were coming back from a four hour trip and the lurching forward when going up an incline started again. It cut off, the check engine light came on and stayed lit, as well as the park assist. Like before we coasted to the side of the road, turned it off and restarted it. Took it back to the dealership and was told it was the fuel sensor and shelled out $750 to get it fixed. I am scared to drive this SUV and have never had this issue happen to any of the 20 cars we have previously owned. Please look into why this is occurring because if someone dies due to being rear ended when it cuts off, a lawsuit will be imminent. Thank you.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 15
Failure Date: 01/01/2013

Vehicle stalls at slow speed, either in rush hr traffic or at stop light/sign. Speed is slow, less than 10mph. Can place transmission in park/neutral and engine re-starts immediately. Has been happening more frequently recently; sometimes happens several times per trip. Today it stalled 3 times on way to work at various stops. No check engine light is on while engine is running. When it stalls, the red oil light and lightning bolt light are on, but not flashing, and both go off once engine is running again. It is the 5. 7l hemi motor.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 16
Failure Date: 12/12/2012

Vehicle shuts off while driving. Various conditions. Idling, cruising at highway speeds, accelerating, decelerating, etc. Must shut key off to reset engine before the vehicle will start again. This has happened at least 20 times with no check engine light illuminating. It has become a huge safety issue since all power is lost at any speed.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 17
Failure Date: 11/10/2012

I had this vehicle since 2008, and this is the three times that it would not start once driven. Drive the vehicle to the store, park it for at less 15 mins, when I started the car it do not start. The check engine light come on . The other two time that the car would not start the dealership repair shop could tell me what was wrong and the car start up for them. That was in 2010 and 2011,now it happen again! was told that this problem need to be reported. After reading the complaints from the other owners of the 2007 Jeep Commander 4x4 this seem as if this is a major problem. We are bless that there has been no deaths.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 18
Failure Date: 10/15/2012

After a schedule tune up, where two coil packs were replaced, and a pcm software update was performed our 2007 Jeep Commander began stalling at slow speeds. Usually under 20 mph or at a stop when the engine is at or near idle speeds, the engine will obruptly stall without warning. There is no check engine light and no error code. Our local Jeep dealer has made several repair attempts including replacing the pcm, and shielding the engine wiring harness with aluminum foil. The problem continues. The key must be cycled to the 'off' position to restart the engine. The engine has stalled at high speeds a few times making for a very dangerous situation.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 19
Failure Date: 08/30/2012

I was driving on the highway with my son going around 65 miles per hour. When all of a sudden my truck Jeep comm, started slowing down, and all the other cars were passing by me speeding and blowing at my. I pulled over and restarted the car and now the engine light came on and the truck wont go pass 40 miles an hour. I have a warranty but the dealer is always trying to get out of paying it.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 20
Failure Date: 07/11/2012

Driving at 65mph when check engine light came on and engine stalled. Lost power steering and had to pull over to the side of the road. Shifted into park, turned ignition off, then restarted it. Check engine light remained on and did not run right. Vehicle would not shift into overdrive and rpms were running very high. Drove to dealership. Dealer found one stored code, found defective solenoid pack.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 21
Failure Date: 06/15/2012

The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to safely maneuver to the shoulder and coast to a stop. The vehicle operated as normal upon restart, but the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and a tune up was performed. The failure continued. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 125,000. The VIN was unavailable.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 22
Failure Date: 04/02/2012

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.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 23
Failure Date: 03/14/2012

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.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 24
Failure Date: 01/11/2012

While traveling at 40mph my 2007 Jeep Commander lost power accelerator would no respond the service park assist message came on as did the check engine light and all the gear indicators in the dash lit up. I stopped on the side of the road and after I turned the vehicle off and restarted it was fine for a few more miles and it did it again and again. Took the vehicle to my Jeep dealer and they checked it out and found it was the transmission control module and I just had to pay $1,329. 59 to have it repaired. This is a safety issue and I was lucky I was driving on side streets as in traffic or on the highway it could have caused a serious accident. The same issue happened on the 2006 Commander and Jeep recalled them and there are the same number of complaints about the 2007 why is it that nothing is being done to have them correct this.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 25
Failure Date: 01/06/2012

Engine stall,, multiple times,, engine just simply shut off. . . . . Usually stall on highway (60~75 mph),, one time in city (20~35 mph). . . . . Went to certified Chrysler Jeep dealership (service center),, no error code reading,, no check engine light,, no special warning go off,, no problem found. . . . . No solution. . . . .