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#114 of 191 Re: 2007 jeep compass - mines junk [ln88]
Feb 26, 2011 (8:42 am)
I bought my 2007 compass in november of 07 also. This car is the worst vehicle I have ever owned! At 20000 miles I had all the tie rods replaced, 2 control arms and some other parts. My map light leaks. Now my car sounds like a diesel truck! I was told it was the pulley's and after having them replaced it still sounds like a semi! The dealer said it's my alternator. I have never heard an alternator make noise like this. My tires have to be checked often because somehow the lugs come loose. I cannot believe there was never a recall on this car! I will NEVER buy another one again.
#115 of 191 Re: 2007 jeep compass - mines junk [ln88]
Mar 02, 2011 (6:37 pm)
LOL! I know everything you wrote is serious, but I love your sense of humor behind it all hahahaha....especially the part about the car costing more than your baby Hang in there...I hope you find a way into get out of this car and into something that isn't so freakin' loud!
#116 of 191 Re: 2007 jeep compass - mines junk [slf1973]
Apr 29, 2011 (7:07 am)
i have had the exact same problems wait until your rear trailing arms have to be replaced i replaced my alternator for the second time since i have owned my vehicle idler bearings are shot etc. i will also never buy a Chrysler again 150,000km of hell!
#117 of 191 2007 jeep compass trannmission BAD
May 02, 2011 (9:07 am)
I am the original owner of a 2007 Jeep compass. The warranty ended 3 years/36000 mi. I currently have 42000. The scheduled maintenance for the transmission isn't due until 60K. About two weeks ago the front started to make a grinding noise. I took it to the dealership to see whats up. They said its the transmission, they tore it apart which cost about a $1000 and said the reduction gear went bad. And unfortunately they don't make replacement parts for their crappy transmissions. So it needs a new one which costs around $5000. I called chrysler and complained, I ended up getting a case number. The case work said if there are no signs of neglect that they might pay 50% or maybe more. As of right now I have no car to drive, the case worker will not return my calls. The local transmission shops will not even touch these cvt transmisions. From what i'vee read there seems to be alot of problems with this transmission in the 2007 compass. Chrysler acts like they know nothing.
#118 of 191 Re: Leaking Map Lights on my '09 Jeep Compass [whitejeep]
May 17, 2011 (9:04 am)
My 2009 Jeep Compass is now in the shop for the second time with a leaking sunroof..the water runs out around the map lights. The first time was last summer and they told me one of the welds was not complete, fixed it no problem. Now they tell me that the drains are clogged with dirt, but that it was due to no fault of my own. They are contacting Chrysler to see if they will cover it as a design flaw. In my humble opinion if it's a design flaw I shouldn't have to pay for the fix, but who knows.
#119 of 191 Re: 2007 jeep compass trannmission BAD [ben91]
Jun 01, 2011 (8:24 am)
happened to me today 29,980 miles 2007 compass mil lite came on with p0741 code. Dealer checked it out and said it needs a transmission. in addition they said they cannot replace the valve body separately. the entire trans must be replaced.
#120 of 191 follow up
Jun 03, 2011 (5:50 am)
dealer chk and verified that the tcc valve in the valve body is bad. said that they don't repair the valve body they have to replace the entire transmission. cost about 4-6000 bucks.
lucky i have mechanical breakdown ins with geico they will pay minus 250 deduct. just wondering if its true that they replace the entire trans rather then the valve body and it's components.
#121 of 191 Re: follow up [sls2]
Jun 03, 2011 (3:54 pm)
I believe the Compass has a CVT transmission. Typically, these units cannot be repaired but can only be replaced.
#122 of 191 Massive Oil Leak in 2011 Jeep Compass
Jun 06, 2011 (12:26 pm)
I think I am a proud owner of a 2011 Jeep Compass Lemon, today on my daily commute my 2011 Jeep Compass with 4900 miles on it experienced a massive oil leak. While driving I heard a single "ding" with the oil indicator on. Luckily I was near a 7-11 and pulled in. What I witnessed was oil pouring out of the under side, a long with some white smoke (nasty oil smoke). I shut the car off and checked the oil, discovering that it had no oil left in it. I had my lemon towed to the dealership and after waiting 8 short hours they reported that the oil filter was over tightened by the factory, this caused the oil filter housing to crack. This issue happened suddenly witout any indication that anything was wrong. Now I am left wondering how much life I just took off of my engine with running it with no or little oil for a breif period of time (ever seen that oil commercial where they run the engine with no oil, it turns red and siezed - yikes). Dealership simply did an oil change, replacing the faulty oil filter. Hope this doesn't happe to anybody, cost me a day of work and has left me wondering why my new car already sucks. Let this serve as documentation that this problem exists.
#123 of 191 EX proud owner og a 2007 Jeep Compass
Jun 10, 2011 (9:52 pm)
I bought a 2007 Jeep Compass 2.4L CVT AWD Sport on April 7, 2007. I traded the Compass in on a Chrysler Pacifica Touring AWD on Aug. 31, 2007 with about 9,000 miles on it.
The MPG was 20 to 24, but generally 21 mpg. The seats were hard abd stiff, the CVT had the engine going up and down constantly. The engine was loud and the car has no coasting, when you took your foot off the gas the car quickly slowed down almost no glide at all. The dash was a misture af ten or more parst the had huge gaps. The plastic was cheap and hard. There was no place to touch that was soft, not even arm rests. SAY NOTHING OF THE MOST GUTLESS 4 CYCLENDER ENGINE I HAVE EVER DRIVEN.
I took a royal beating trading it in, but we hated the car. Our Pacifica gets better fuel mileage that that cheap Compass.
MY ADVICE "DUMP THE COMPASS" hOWEVER THE QUALITY OF THE INSIDE IS MUCHED IMPROVED IN 2011