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#47 of 193 Re: Leaking Map Lights [johnnyac]
Feb 13, 2008 (11:41 am)
We have a 2007 Jeep Compass with a sun roof. We initially had problems with the sunroof seal, but now it's the roof. A few weeks ago we were driving in the rain and water started pouring out of the pilot lights. We called our dealer and brought the car in. They kept it for a few days.
They initially thought it was the tubing because there is a recall on it or something like that but it wasn't. They had to reseal the entire roof of the car.
Well...wouldn't you know that today it starts to rain and water is pouring in the car again. Not happy about this at all.
The car was purchased 2/17/07 and has 17,000 miles on it now. We aren't sure what out options are but we are getting pretty sick of bringing it into the dealer which is 45 mintues away.
Think we have an options?
#48 of 193 Re: Leaking Map Lights [jeep1717]
Feb 13, 2008 (5:25 pm)
Depending on where you live, your states lemon law might come into effect at some point.
#49 of 193 Re: Leaking Map Lights [cmhj2000]
May 02, 2008 (8:45 am)
Well, the leak is back. Just a few months from the last service on it, where I was promised it was fixed, I had water pouring from the map lights today. I spoke directly to the Service Manager as well as the Dealership Manager, who had never heard about my issue before. They will be discussing this with the 'water specialist'. In any event, being that there are no guarantees that this is going to be corrected I am going to push to get out of owning this vehicle.
In addition, for the other issue I reported with the back hatch. According to the service writer, the latch was okay but they found a service update on the rubber bumpers which press against the hatch. They needed to be upgraded and ordered them for me. Have not gotten a call as of yet, since mid-March, that they are in....
#50 of 193 Re: Leaking Map Lights [johnnyac]
May 02, 2008 (12:14 pm)
We had a 2007 Compass 4x4 and we had it from April 3,2003and traded it in on August 31, 2007. We got a 2007 Pacifica AWD Touring. Believe it or not we get better MPG with it than the gutless Compass. We got to the point that it was just transportation form point A to B. We were very shocked at the poor mpg 22 and once in a while 23, and that sucked. I hated the cheap hard plastic that had sharp edges, and it fit together like a it was an after thought. We paid $24,500 for that Compass, and yes we had 10,000 miles on it and we have a dead horse we are paying for, but the Pacifica is a dream, and the comfort and the hreat mpg is worth it!
Tell the Service manager and the Dea;ership manager you want the Zone Rep ca;lled and you want a buy back, and maybe you can more into sonething that is a better fit for you.
#51 of 193 Re: Leaking Map Lights [johnnyac]
May 05, 2008 (1:52 pm)
Our leaking has stopped although the final time they fixed it at Tarbox Jeep, they cut the rear windsheild fluid line, so it shot into the car. But the leaking map lights are fixed for the time being. We called Chrysler and filed a claim, they do an investigation. We were told that if there is another incident within this issue then they will step in. That would make the 3rd time with the same issue. I would recommend calling them. We have had it with this car. Still waiting for the service manager to call us back with an upgrade to a warranty.
#52 of 193 Re: Problem with Compass [farout]
May 13, 2008 (4:18 pm)
Can you give me a website where "Chrysler just announced that the Compass, Patriot and the Caliber are being refreshed ASAP because of "cheap interior materials" and they are lowering the price of all three!" I would really like to bring this to their attention when they read my letter complaining to them
#53 of 193 Re: Leaking Map Lights [jeep1717]
May 16, 2008 (9:53 am)
Well, after having the water expert look at the leak again, they determined that the gasket on the sunroof needed to be replaced. So, after my fourth trip there, it has been replaced. The proof will be when I head home today and see how much rain has gotten in today (lots of rain in New Jersey today) If I see any hint of water, that is it, they need to take action. They also finally replaced the rubber bumpers that hold the rear hatch. Seems to be better as I don't hear any banging as of yet when going over bumps. I am curious to see what refreshing they will do... --ja
#54 of 193 Jeep Compass Antenna mounting problems
Jun 02, 2008 (3:51 am)
Just wondering if anyone else is having a problem with there factory antenna mast mounting point being weak and cracking the body piant? Mine started having problems some time ago. The mast mounting point sheet metal needs to be renforced ? If so is Chrysler offering a fix?
#55 of 193 Jeep Compass gas filler neck:
Jun 02, 2008 (3:54 am)
Just wonding if anyone else has had a problem with the gas filler neck mounting just behind the filler door? Mine has fallen away from the body panel twice and is on it's way back to the dealer today. Are they not fixing this properly? Or is it a bad design?
#56 of 193 Employee Discount
Jun 13, 2008 (9:31 am)
I read somewhere that Chrysler has discontinued their "friends and extended family" discount; however, that employees can still help to get the cost down to invoice cost. Can someone explain this to me, or better yet, be the one to help out a college student in getting a new car!