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#153 of 178 2012 Jeep Compass Latitude Bucking no power issue
Jul 14, 2012 (1:55 pm)
I have a 2012 Jeep Compass Latitude 4x4 I bought it new in March 2012, a month ago with 4000 miles espically when using the ac, but sometimes when not, it will start bucking almost like it is out of gas, and it usually happens also at low speeds 10-30 mph when it starts bucking if you step on the gas it doesnt go anywhere. I know a 4cly with the ac on will be sluggish but the car sits there and laughs at you when this happens.
I contacted the dealer and brought it in, they had it for 2 days and finally the second day the assistant manager of service told me he experienced it and that the car does sit there and laugh at you when it happens, he said he contacted chyrsler engineering and they have no fix for the issue, he also said they told him to do an update on the PCM and reflash the computer, he said he did and it still does it. They cannot get any error codes and the transmission shift points, the transmission and everything else is fine.
I then talked to the service manager who was right away " the 4 cyl will not have power with the ac on" I explained the entie issue to him and he said "bring it back in and we will take it for a ride."
Basically the dealer is trying to say its normal for the compass and thats that, I have owned 4 cyl 6 cyl and 8 cyl cars and trucks, I know the difference between sluggish and not working right and I m not sure what else to do, besides the lemon law, or possibly suing the dealer ship.
Does anyone else have this issue? Know of a fix? Any help would be appreicated.
#154 of 178 So many problems with my 2007 Jeep Compass
Aug 25, 2012 (11:45 am)
I purchased my 2007 Compass new in Sept. 2007. I have had so many of the problems listed in previous messages. My ball joints, tie rods, and wheel bearings needed to be replaced between 42,000 and 55,000 miles. The seat moldings on both sides of my Jeep have broken or cracked along with the fuse box cover. Dealer told me it was from living in MN and having the weather extremes from hot to cold. My check engine light went on around 60,000 miles and needed a new computer module. A new alternator at 81,000 miles. Although there was not a lot of power to begin with, Jeep has started 'bogging down' while driving. Also- paint is chipped up and down driver side front and back doors, right along the edge, causing little tiny rust spots. Was told doors weren't properly wrapped after painting.
If I hadn't rolled my previous loan into this one I would have gotten rid of this Jeep a long time ago. Although I could trade it in now with 90,000 miles on it, I will just drive it until it dies since I enjoy not having a car payment, or until it actually stalls and puts my life at risk as others have stated.
The only great thing I can say about this vehicle is that it gets around really well in the snow and slush, even when it's not in 4 wheel drive. Other then that, I wouldn't ever purchase another one or recommend to others.
#155 of 178 Re: So many problems with my 2007 Jeep Compass [sharb22]
Sep 26, 2012 (8:21 am)
I thought i was the only person that had so many problems with this car!! Everything u listed i had to replace plus control arms. my car would randomly not want to go anywhere while stepping on the gas it just jerked!! wtf!!! at 79k i had to replace the catylitic convertor. Thank god that was covered under state law until 80k ( finally i got a break )! Dealers lie they know this jeep is trash. I had majhor problems at 20k i was told it was fine by the dealer... they waited until my 36k warranty was up to tell me everything that needed to be fixed. NEVER AGAIN
#156 of 178 Looking at to Buy a Jeep 2012 Compass Sport
Sep 28, 2012 (9:36 am)
Hi everyone! My 98' Honda Accord just officially broke down yesterday and now I'm in search for a new vehicle. I have had all sorts of problems with in the last few months with my car and I'm looking for something reliable and that will last about 4 years with out any major issues. I've always liked the Jeep Compass but I'm reading a lot of reviews on Edmunds that say don't buy, but most are talking about 2007 models, are these issues in the 2007 models still apparent in the 2012 models? If so any other Crossover or smaller SUV are recommended instead of the Jeep Compass?
#157 of 178 Re: 2012 Jeep Compass Latitude Bucking no power issue [cz33]
Oct 15, 2012 (3:15 pm)
THrilled to know someone else has that issue! No solution that I know of.
#158 of 178 So many Jeep Compass problems, it's ridiculous
Oct 18, 2012 (7:08 am)
If you don't feel like reading my whole post, this pretty much sums up my opinion of Jeeps right now:
I just took my 2007 Jeep Compass in for inspection. As usual (which is sad), I expected at least $500 worth of repairs due to things other people have mentioned.
In previous years, it was the alignment being off and destroying my tires (I live in a very pothole-filled area, but being a Jeep, you'd think it would handle that well) and other similar issues. Last year, I was told my ball joints would need to be replaced by this year - which is true. $500 easily down the drain. But deep down, I knew there would be other problems because there always are.
In the past year, I've experienced other problems like my dome light leaking every time it rains, the car just randomly stopping while I'm driving, and the shift getting stuck in first gear and not being able to push it back up.
But on top of that, with just over 40,000 miles on the thing, I'm having transmission issues. Should a car that's five years old with 40,000 miles on it have transmission issues? Also, my brakes are dying and my front tires barely passed inspection - tires that I just got replaced last year - probably because of the alignment problems.
Someone else mentioned that it drives well in the winter, even without all-wheel drive. This much is true. But it's not worth the thousands of dollars I've now invested in repairs and the fact that every time it rains, I get poured on thanks to my dome light (which other people have posted about and there's no long-lasting fix for it).
Please tell me these common-for-a-Compass issues have been fixed in newer models because this is ridiculous.
#159 of 178 Re: 2012 Jeep Compass Latitude Bucking no power issue [cz33]
Nov 09, 2012 (9:52 pm)
I have an answer that I think will fix a whole range of Compass problems. I too have a 2012 Latitude 4x4. When the jeep was 4 weeks old I started experiencing all kinds of crazy problems. I would have to constantly re program the auto unlock feature-it would arbitrarily change from disabled to enabled almost on a daily basis. My low tire light would not go out even though I kept the tires at 32 psi. On top of that, I got poor 18 -19 mpg. I decided to go to the heart of everything, the engine compartment fuse block module. I tested all fuses with the ignition on but with the motor not running and I found many dead circuits. I removed the fuse block module (after having disconnected the battery) and checked all fuse block connectors which are on the bottom of the module. I found loose connector plugs and even a cheap one like the kind you can find on your computer motherboard. I examined the connectors, straightened out some bent pins and then made sure all connectors were tight and firm. Guess what, all the electrical problems went away and I now get 22 mpg around town. I'm sure that many Chryslers and not just Jeeps have this cheap fuse block syndrome. It's been one month since the fix and my compass is running beautifully.
#160 of 178 Re: 2011 Jeep Compass-LEMON [apesalot]
Dec 02, 2012 (8:12 pm)
#159 of 159 Re: 2012 Jeep Compass Latitude Bucking no power issue [cz33] by rbortone
Nov 09, 2012 (8:52 pm)
Replying to: cz33 (Jul 14, 2012 12:55 pm)
I have an answer that I think will fix a whole range of Compass problems. I have a 2012 Latitude 4x4. When the jeep was 4 weeks old I started experiencing all kinds of crazy problems. I would have to constantly re program the auto unlock feature-it would arbitrarily change from disabled to enabled almost on a daily basis. My low tire light would not go out even though I kept the tires at 32 psi. On top of that, I got poor 18 -19 mpg. I decided to go to the heart of everything, the engine compartment fuse block module. I tested all fuses with the ignition on but with the motor not running and I found many dead circuits. I removed the fuse block module (after having disconnected the battery) and checked all fuse block connectors which are on the bottom of the module. I found loose connector plugs and even a cheap one like the kind you can find on your computer motherboard. I examined the connectors, straightened out some bent pins and then made sure all connectors were tight and firm. Guess what, all the electrical problems went away and I now get 22 mpg around town. I'm sure that many Chryslers and not just Jeeps have this cheap fuse block syndrome. It's been one month since the fix and my compass is running beautifully.
#161 of 178 Strange Problem
Dec 07, 2012 (8:22 am)
I just started a lease on a 2012 Jeep Compass on October 1, 2012 - about 2 weeks ago, I had the strangest thing happen. I went to put on my right blinker and my windshield wiper swiped once across the windshield. I thought I may have clicked the wiper by accident. I started driving with my left hand only, my right hand away from the wiper. It has happened numerous times since then, only swiping once across. Then the other night, I was turning right, the entire time I had my blinker on, my wipers were going. I turned off my blinker, the wipers stopped. What could this possibly be! Obviously a wiring issue, but has anyone else had this experience?? My service department at the dealership has AWFUL hours and I am having a hard time getting there for them to look at it.
#162 of 178 Re: Strange Problem [randifox]
Jan 07, 2013 (2:19 pm)
I have this same problem right now. It only happeneds when I am turning right. I happened to me 4 times today and i had to actually turn on my windshield wipers and then turn them back off in order to get them to go off. have you taken your jeep to the dealership to see what they say about it? When i took mine in the guy acted as if i was full of crap. They had my jeep all day and when I got it back later that day as I was turning right they started going again. The dealership claims that they changed out my turn signal which I hold the bullshit flag tall and high due to the fact when I bought the jeep it had a imperfection on the blinker knob. and guess what? its still there. Oh and to make matters even worse I bought this jeep brand new with 20 miles. I now only have 2200 and i got it in august.. so if you have any idea what it is please share. Thanks