There is a heat shield above the muffler to dampen the amount of heat transferred into the passenger side area through the floorboards. This heat sheild is composed of aluminum sheet and heat dissipative material. It is adhered to the floorboard pan via inexpensive nuts that look like they were made from stamped sheet metal. I think there was also some kind of adhesive compund, but that had dried up and is not doing its job anymore. On my jeep...
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Newest reported 2007 Jeep Commander problems
Interior carpet catches fire, excessive heat on passenger side, funny smell - Heat Shield Falls Onto Muffler
An abnormal noise may develop from the HVAC blower motor as a result of debris ingestion. After any debris is removed, an air baffle screen can be installed on the inlet opening under the cowl grill to try and prevent a re-occurrence of the problem.
A water leak from the sunroof and/or headliner is often caused by clogged or misrouted sunroof drain tubes. Inspecting the sunroof drain tubes should be the first step in checking for the cause of these type of water leaks.
The thermostat may fail causing illumination of the Check Engine Light. A failed thermostat will require replacement.
Use of a cell phone with the vehicles radio on can cause a buzz or clicking sound from the radio speakers. It is recommend to move the cell phone away from any components of the radio system if this occurs. Replacement of radio system components will not correct this concern.
The oil change monitor may illuminate prematurely. A powertrain control module (PCM) software update is available which should correct this concern.
A significant vibration with moderate braking at highway speeds may develop on vehicles stored outdoors for 3 months or more. This condition may be due to corrosion on the brake rotors. Our technicians tell us that normal driving for about a week should eliminate this issue.
The service 4WD system light may illuminate with no fault codes stored in the final drive control module (FDCM). Our technicians tell us a software update for the FDCM is available to correct this concern.
Delayed engagement of the automatic transmission may be due to a faulty internal cooler return filter. Our technicians tell us all cooler filters with the "AB" suffix on the part number are suspect and should be replaced.
A squeak noise may be noted from the rear suspension. Replacement of the upper spring isolators and reorientation or the rear springs may be required to correct this condition.