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Check Engine Light On problems of the 2007 Jeep Commander

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

car   Check Engine Light On problem 1
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 2
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 3
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 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
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. . . . .

car   Check Engine Light On problem 16
Failure Date: 11/02/2011

The "prnd" gears lit up with boxes around them - the "service parking assist brake" came on as well. . . . I could not accelerate at all after the light turned green - had to turn on hazard lights and turn vehicle off and back on - worked fine for 10 minutes or so and then the check engine light came on, it has been on ever since. Called the dealership about this they asked me to bring it in for diagnosing, but hesitant because of all the same kind of stories that I have read on this issue. Going to have to give in though, this is a major safety concern of mine now. . . Have not seen a recall for this even though someone can certainly have a devastating accident, not willing to take that chance. . . Love my vehicle, but now I hate the aggravation that this is causing. . With all the horror stories with the same sort of issue you would think that Jeep would take care of this, I guess that this is why they discontinued the Commander?.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 17
Failure Date: 07/17/2011

Purchased this vehicle used about a year ago and has been having issues for about 5 months on about 20 different occasions, and seems to be worse in stop and go traffic or at a complete stop. While driving it will stall and act as if it is going to die. It seems to be worse at a complete stop but has been gradually doing more while driving. It has completely shut down three different times. Usually, the check engine light comes on. Has started doing it now at accelerated speeds. Replaced spark plugs with no change. Took to auto zone and read nothing on their computer. It seems others are having this same issue and I cant believe there has not been a recall for this since it would cause a safety issue. It does not seem that the problem has been diagnosed correctly yet from reading the other complaints and Jeep should have to be made to look into this.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 18
Failure Date: 06/15/2011

My 2007 Commander runs perfect when cold but after 1 1/2 hours of being on the road it begins to run horribly. In stop and go traffic the engine bucks, sometimes dies off and has a complete lack of power. The check engine light flashes, sometimes I put it in neutral and rev the engine and then it is fine for a while and the mil light goes off. Sometimes on turns the engine sputters in the intersection which has led to several close calls of being hit by the oncoming vehicle. Sometimes on the freeway, climbing a slight incline the engine sputters and I lose speed and crawl to the right lane, again sometime I put it in neutral and rev the engine, slam it in drive and sometime that works. My mechanic has had the pcm tested, changed spark plugs, coils, oxygen sensors, added extra ground wires, cleared the wiring for shorts, cleaned all engine connectors including injectors plugs and road test the vehicle with the scanner connected. Stated that other than picking up dtc p300b the data stream on the scanner showed no abnormalities. There has been no change in the performance of my Commander. I will be calling the dealer to see what can be done under my 8year/80,000 mile drive train warranty.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 19
Failure Date: 05/23/2011

The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that the vehicle would stall sporadically with the illumination of the check engine warning light. The vehicle was taken to the dealer twice for repairs but to no avail. The manufacturer replaced the map sensor and the throttle position sensor with no success. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 81,000.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 20
Failure Date: 10/01/2010

The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Commander. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the check engine light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road. Upon restart, the vehicle operated as normal. The failure recurred on an intermittent basis. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on numerous occasions but the failure was not diagnosed because the check engine light was no longer illuminated. The contact was able to diagnose the failure herself and stated that the esm sensor was faulty. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The contact also stated that there was a defect within the wiring solenoid. The failure mileage was 49,000.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 21
Failure Date: 07/15/2010

Engine stalling or not starting. Engine stalled while making a turn. Car started immediately after but engine and oil lights remained on. Service deparrtment replaced censors but that did not correct the problem. Sporadically stalls at take off, when slowing down to turn/stop, when cruise control is disengaged at highway speeds. On highway, hit brake to disengage cc and switch lanes, car stalled, turned the key without putting it in park or stopping and engine kicked back in. Car wouldn't start on one occasion and service department replaced alternator but problem still persists. Service department replaced ignition switch but problem persists with car not starting. Stuck at highway rest stop for 2 hours until car re-started. Service department stated that computer needed to be replaced, then said that they weren't getting that code the next time we had problems. Have replaced various parts but problem still persists. Service department states that they have not been able to re-create the problem while driving.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 22
Failure Date: 05/17/2010

2007 Jeep Commander, 51,000 miles, stalls while driving without any warning. I was able to guide vehicle to side of the road and re-start the engine. This stalling problem has occurred on two occasions now, once with my kids on board, a scary situation to say the least. The engine light came on a week after the last incident and dealer believes the problem is a faulty electronic shift module, which they said is a known problem. When pressed about stalling of 2007 Commanders, dealer said they were not aware of any problems or recall, yet replacement of the electronic shift module is a known problem? based upon the submissions to NHTSA regarding this problem, NHTSA needs to take action now. The history of reports regarding 2007 Commanders needs to be addressed, I urge the NHTSA and Chrysler do the right thing before it is too late.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 23
Failure Date: 05/04/2010

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.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 24
Failure Date: 09/01/2009

My engine light has been coming over the last couple years. In September 1, 2009 took car to dealership because engine light, acceleration slow or stalling,car shaking and transmission clunks into gear. I had 48,286 miles at that time. They did a diagnostic test and codes p0430 & p0420 (catalytic converter efficiency failure. Dealership reprogrammed pcm and stated this cleared the codes. Took car back to dealership 09/18/2009 engine light came back on again. Dealership installed a sopcat converter and 2 oxygen sensor. My engine light comes on again 02/2012 with shaking, riding rough, while driving stalling , accelerating up or down. Dealership replaced pcm, same day getting car back engine light came back on again took back to dealership the following day. Now they state its the catalytic converter. Now my warranty is out. I already paid out for pcm now have to pay for catalytic converter. This should have been replaced back in 09/2009. Both the pcm & catalytic converter was an issue back in 2009 and should have been replaced then. Now I have to pay out all this money. I think its a recall.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 25
Failure Date: 08/20/2009

I visited a dealership to diagnose why the check engine light was on in my vehicle, as well as to diagnose why it was losing acceleration when approaching highway speed. After about half an hour, I was advised by the service advisor, that, they have been seeing a lot of this and the cause was the gear shifter console which needed to be replaced. She followed this by stating the replacement was not covered under warranty and provided me with the estimated cost. Perplexed, I inquired as to whether the cause was due to wear and tear and could this have been prevented through scheduled maintenance. Ms. Hawkins response was no. Further confused, I inquired as to why would the replacement then be the consumers responsibility, as it would appear to me to have been a manufacturing malfunction. The rep's response was merely the same, the services are not covered under warranty and if not replaced the vehicle could get locked in the parked position while driving the vehicle. Thus I was forced to comply paying more than $600 in repairs.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 26
Failure Date: 02/08/2009

About 9 times over the last 3 years, my Jeep Commander 2007 limited v8 has stalled while moving causing the electrical components including lights, radio, dashboard panel, etc to momentarily turn off. Each time, the stall is accompanied by a loud "clunking" noise. In each instance I have been traveling on the interstate 60+ mph. I am able to restart everytime by either pulling over or putting the car into neutral, restarting the engine, and then putting it back into drive while moving. I have discussed this with the dealership on two different occasions and have been told there is nothing they can do unless the check engine light comes on which has never occurred. This has happened to both of the primary drivers of the vehicle, and the ignition switch has never been accidentally turned off.

car   Check Engine Light On problem 27
Failure Date: 09/07/2008

Driving on highway at approx 60mph and vehicle engine shuts off. No check engine light. This happened twice that day. . .