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#129 of 191 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 191 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 191 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.
#134 of 191 Re: Stalling And Fuel Problems with 2009 Jeep Compass [cdarke]
Sep 01, 2011 (2:57 pm)
Thanks for the recall info. Will have them check it out.
#135 of 191 Electronic Throttle Control....what do I do?
Sep 10, 2011 (2:29 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.
#136 of 191 gauges, signals not working
Sep 10, 2011 (4:38 pm)
just recently purchased 07 compass manual 4wd. loved it til today! all gauges, speedometer, signals, hazards, power locks, ac fan not working!!! runs fine radio works power windows work?? checked fuses dont know what could cause this!!?? anyone else experienced this type of problem or heard of this happening!
#138 of 191 water sound behind dashboard
Oct 22, 2011 (6:19 am)
Being that it's fall I think some debris may have clogged something, when I'm driving it sounds like there is water behind the dashboard and the passenger side floor is wet.. How can I unclog what ever it is that is clogged?