It has done this with CVT engaged and with using AutoStick. Actually I can go out and reproduce it, somewhat. From a stop, turn your wheels halfway to the right or left and be a little aggressive with the throttle, and the PCM will limit power from the engine to make sure you don't rollover or lose traction. That being said, the PCM will return full power from the engine quickly and you're on your way, sometimes its barely noticable.
What has happened these two times though is the PCM won't let go for a good 5-10 seconds, and I'm powering down the street with all of 20 HP. Haha. Its funny but its not. I am weary of pulling out in front of traffic sometimes. I just ease out to the road then push the throttle the desired amount. Again, it does this without me being aggressive. Heck I've been aggressive enough with it at times to rip the inside front tire when turning right and the PCM didn't limit the engine anywhere near that much. Something isn't right and I'll continue to hound Chrysler until they fix the PCM issue or whatever the issue may be.
Just to be clear, this is NOT a normal condition. This isn't me wishing I had more power, or not understanding how the CVT works, or gear ratios, etc. This is abnormal PCM interference causing a dangerous condition.
2007 Jeep Compass Limited - Black w/Chrome 18" OEM Wheels