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...
2007 Jeep Commander Problem Reports
Newest 2007 Jeep Commander Problem Reports
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 ringing sound may be noted from the driveshaft when shifting from drive to reverse and reverse to drive. The repair may involve replacing the automatic transmission output flange and applying "Stud N Bearing Mount Adhesive" to the transmission output shaft flange splines.
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 engine may be hard to start and/or illuminate the Check Engine Light with code P0340/P0344 stored. The common repair is to update the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software. In some cases replacement of the camshaft position sensor may also be required.
Vehicles equipped with a MYGIG radio may encounter a dead battery condition. This can be caused by the radio not powering down properly. Flickering of the radio backlighting when the radio should be powered down would indicate a fault requiring replacement of the radio.
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.
EGR valve position sensor fault code(s) may be stored in the powertrain control module (PCM) resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light. A PCM software upgrade is available which may correct 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.
Vehicles with manual temperature control may develop a condition where warm air is coming from the instrument panel outlets when cold has been selected. Our technicians tell us a revised air distribution housing 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.