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#135 of 193 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 193 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 193 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?
#139 of 193 Ravelco engine immobilizer - never a theft? Really?
Oct 30, 2011 (1:03 pm)
I just bought a 2012 Jeep Compass 4x2 CVT here in Vegas, the #2 city in the USA for car thefts; so obviously I'm a bit paranoid about it. Got a great end of October discount, $20K out the door, even my color choice. Dealer claims he took a $2K loss just to make factory sales incentives. Maybe, but I could not get this price just a week ago when I was shopping around.
Anyway, local comprehensive insurance rates are sky high so I'm looking to cut costs. After a lot of internet research, I've read about the RAVELCO engine immobilizier which claims to have a perfect record over 30 years of NEVER allowing a car to be stolen by driving it away! No protection against towing, obviously.
Does anyone with this Ravelco system care to offer any feedback about it? I also plan to use a deadbolt hood lock and heavy duty Unelko brake pedal jack lock to layer my security.
Typical car alarms are ignored. Lojack and GPS tracking don't prevent theft, just track down what may be a stripped or destroyed car, and very expensive. The Jeep comes with a coded ignition key that I've read can be bypassed by thieves using laptop computers and car remote decoders.
Does anyone have a better solution, short of a 24-hour armed guard, to secure their car?
#140 of 193 Re: 2007 jeep compass trannmission BAD [ben91]
Dec 02, 2011 (2:36 am)
I've had the same problem. The technician said that it's a transmission problem. However, the tear down is $1200 and if they don't find anything wrong with it then I'll have to pay the $1200. The extended warranty would not cover it. After going back and forth with the dealership and warranty company. The dealer admitted that their technician can only tear down the transmission part way and they couldn't complete the tear down. The Jeep's transmission is different from other transmission. The CVT doesn't have replacement parts and would need to be replaced. Luckily the warranty company will cover the cost ($3800) and provide a warranty on it until I reach 100,000 miles. Otherwise I would have been without a car and the war would have begun. I'm kinda regretting that I bought the car 4 months ago. At the time a 2007 Jeep Compass with 34,250 miles on it sound great.
#141 of 193 the Compass scams
Feb 10, 2012 (7:47 am)
My 1st transmission failed at 75,000Km, the 2nd one failed after 38,000Km now with 128,000Km
on my car I am very nervous, I needed a new computer module ( $1,400 ) at 125,000Km.
I have spent over $2,000 on ball joints, tie rods and struts and to top it off I now need a muffler
available from Chrysler only for a mere $725.
I have spent more money on this car than I have spent in the last 60 years of driving.
Having driven Jeeps without problems I can honestly say this is the worst car ever made !!!.
DO NOT BUY A JEEP COMPASS
#142 of 193 Re: Front end noise [compass07]
Feb 26, 2012 (9:23 am)
Im working on a jeep with the same problem, when i took off the tranny pan there was a huge amount of shavings in the pan and on the magnets. the metal belt inside is grinding on the pully and you need to take apart the tranny and fix it. the fluid alone is 22 bucks A QUART AT CHRYSLER. GOOD LUCK.
#143 of 193 Lower ball joints
Mar 02, 2012 (5:55 pm)
Any one else had to replace LOWER CONTROL ARMS (lower ball joints) with less than 50,000 miles on their vehicle? It's very disgruntling when 3 Chrysler/Jeep service departments are concerned but "it doesn't make sense" but without the extended warranty the company is not willing to stand behind their product. (Fine) I have lodgded an official complaint with Chrysler/Jeep. I urge others to do the same.
#144 of 193 Re: the Compass scams [peter111]
Mar 22, 2012 (2:10 pm)
I 'll bet you next time you might consider buying a extended warranty...right?