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#124 of 192 2011 Jeep Compass-LEMON
Jun 20, 2011 (9:36 am)
Soooo I just bought a new 2011 Jepp Compass Latitude (10 days ago). Drove it for 3 days before I put the key in to start it... there was about a 2 sec delay. Then it started. The radio/cd/harddrive went out... they clicker wouldn't work at all & when you took the key out (lights off- i triple checked) the car would still ding.. Everytime you started the car- it would reset the clock to 12:00, Like it cut all power. Called the dealership, they switched cars with me. On the guys way back to the dealership he said it started working b/c the radio came on & scared him half to death (we had it turned up all the way). Then of course, the dealership could not "recreate the problem" I went to pick it up this Saturday. Got to the first red light away, and the car just DIED. It restarted fine & I thought it maybe a fluke so I kept driving.. and the next red light IT DIED AGAIN. So I took it right back. They gave me a loner car off the lot- the exact same car I bought. I drove it this weekend & it did die 1 time.. but other than that, fine. Right now I have put more miles on my loner car than on the actual car I bought.. I dont know what to do (((
#125 of 192 wheel bearings and abs and esp lights
Jul 07, 2011 (3:04 pm)
After replacing both front wheel bearings on a 2007 compass the abs and esp light are on. how do you reset them? Thanks
#126 of 192 Re: 2011 Jeep Compass-LEMON [apesalot]
Jul 12, 2011 (7:01 pm)
I own a 2007 Jeep Compass and am having the same/similar issue. I put the key in to start it and there is about a 2 sec delay. Then it starts. It also dings at me when I open the door even though the keys are not in it and the lights are off.
A few days before this, my electronic locks quit working and now my dome lights do not light up now.
Jul 18, 2011 (11:19 am)
I'm looking at picking up a 2007 Compass and I am wondering if you still have yours and if you have encountered any further trouble with it. It appears that most problems listed on the forum seem to have occured relatively early on in the life of the vehicle. I understand the issue of the "leaky sunroof" which seem to be the bulk of the concerns, but I am wondering if you have encountered any other issues with the Compass now that you have really broken it in.
#128 of 192 Re: 2007 jeep compass - mines junk [slf1973]
Aug 15, 2011 (7:19 pm)
I leased mine Sept 2007, had no issues and re financed in June 2011. The month after I did it I began having all the same issues as you. The lawnmower alternator noise (replaced it twice in 3 weeks). My map light leaks, have to now replace two lower ball joints, and I already replaced control arms. Oh and duue to the ball joints I have to re purchase tires that were only 1 year old...
#129 of 192 Stalling And Fuel Problems with 2009 Jeep Compass
Aug 23, 2011 (9:11 am)
My Girlfriend has a 2009 Jeep compass with stalling problems and has taken it into the dealer for the 3rd time. It loses acceleration during highway speeds when she goes to pass and it bucks and stalls out. 1st time they said it was bad gas. $500 to clean out tank. I asked and they did not scope the tank to make sure it was clean. Really? Is this even normal? They don't have $250 for a camera scope? So, they did not look inside to see if they got everything.
Second time they said it was bad fuel pump. $100 warrant deductible. Waited over 2 weeks to get a new one? (is there a recall on these?)
Third time 12 hours later the same thing happened while driving on the highway. Had to wait 2 hours for a tow truck. (from the dealer, should have called AAA) This last time they are saying someone dumped something in the fuel tank.
And yet all three had the same symptoms. Any ideas or assistance would be very helpful. I am not getting a warm fuzzy from these guys at all. She is a single Mom and can't afford to get screwed over.
So is this plausible or is it just a Jeep?
Thanks for any ideas here.
#130 of 192 Re: [nukechaser] [arcanum71]
Aug 23, 2011 (11:04 am)
Hi! Sorry for the delayed response...
Yes, I still have my '07 Compass (bought Sept. '06) and I just rolled through the 110,000 mile mark.
My one and only issue was the alternator bearing going bad. I replaced the alternator and the tensioner/idler and have not had an issue since. Perhaps I got lucky with my Compass, because mine has been a great car with none of the other problems described here on the forum.
During my recent oil change I discovered that both front struts are leaking, which isn't a surprise, given the miles driven, the condition of California roads, and that fact that I have been off-road to many a mountain top in it.
I plan on spending a little over $400 at Les Schwab Tires to replace both front struts with Koni struts, and they have a lifetime warranty.
I ask a lot of my Compass and consider myself a happy customer. However, reading some of the posts here would make me think twice about buying another without checking out the vehicle very thoroughly, as quality control seems to be hit or miss on this model.
Aug 25, 2011 (6:05 am)
About 2 weeks ago my car started to make a clicking noise everytime I start to accelerate and when I take my foot off the gas pedal. Does anyone knows what these could be?
#132 of 192 Re: Clicking [jbalcom1]
Aug 25, 2011 (1:53 pm)
Believe it or not rocks in the rims can make that. We live on a 1 mile gravel-dirt road. We have had a rock jam between the rim and the rotor it sounded like we lost a brake pad. Does it make the same clinking when you back up? It very well could be something quite simple, a tec could find in no time on a lift rack.