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#126 of 180 Re: 2011 Jeep Compass-LEMON [apesalot]
Jul 12, 2011 (8:01 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 (12:19 pm)
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 180 Re: 2007 jeep compass - mines junk [slf1973]
Aug 15, 2011 (8:19 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 180 Stalling And Fuel Problems with 2009 Jeep Compass
Aug 23, 2011 (10:11 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 180 Re: [nukechaser] [arcanum71]
Aug 23, 2011 (12:04 pm)
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 (7:05 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 180 Re: Clicking [jbalcom1]
Aug 25, 2011 (2:53 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.
#134 of 180 Re: Stalling And Fuel Problems with 2009 Jeep Compass [cdarke]
Sep 01, 2011 (3:57 pm)
Thanks for the recall info. Will have them check it out.
#135 of 180 Electronic Throttle Control....what do I do?
Sep 10, 2011 (3:29 pm)
First off: 2007 Jeep Compass. 2wd, 2.4L. 104K
About 2 months ago, the day after about an 800 mile road trip, my ETC light came on as I was leaving my driveway. Complete loss of power and could not accelerate past 20 mph. I turned the car off, let it sit for a mintue and restarted and everything was fine. I attributed the issue to the long road trip and didnt pay it much mind.
About 2 weeks ago, upon starting the Compass, the ETC light would flicker and be gone and everything drove just fine. I had the codes pulled just to get an idea of what might be going on and the code came bacl "running too rich" (dont know the code number, just what the guy told me) At this point I had the computer "flashed" and the car ran great after that.
Then, just yesterday while I am driving with my 6 month old daughter, the Compass completely gives out on the road. ETC light on, flashing ESP light on. NO acceleration, and when I came to a stop, the engine was running so rough it felt like it was going to die. I turned the car off, restarted it and same thing happens. Luckily I made it home and decided to have car towed as it was pretty much undrivable.
Mechanic could not find the issue for the longest time. First the changed the spark plugs (as one was loose) and that has not fixed the issue. Now they tell me I need a NEW pcm, with parts and labor will run me $850. I called my dealership and they can do the same procedure for almost half the cost. SO needless to say, I need to shop around here.
After all this, my question is: what the heck can I do about this ETC? Just reading on this forum it seems like the kiss of death. Do I really need a new PCM or just a software update? Any feedback is much appreciated and I can give you more of the car's symptoms if you need.