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#70 of 193 Re: Leaking Map Lights [jeep1717]
Dec 24, 2008 (4:53 am)
Hi, I had this exact same problem with my 2008 Compass that I got as a birthday gift just this past June. I took it to the dealership and it was fixed the first time. There are drainage tubes that they had to clean out. However, now I have a new leak problem. When it rains my entire driver's side back floor fills with water. I have looked around the trim of the door and the seal is unharmed. I have felt the vertical part of the floor and it is dry. So, it seems as if the water is coming from the floor. So, what I am thinking is that after "fixing" the tubes they caused the water to re-route through the side frame and that is why nothing else appears to be wet. So, needless to say I am terribly upset because like you I did not buy my Jeep close to home and have to travel over an hour to the dealership for repairs. I must say that although I have wanted this truck for a long time I am starting to get tired of the repairs. I can't even enjoy it.
#71 of 193 Re: Leaking Map Lights [jeep1717]
Jan 07, 2009 (4:58 pm)
Well as bad as I feel for everyone its good to know that I'm not the only one experiencing this problem with the Compass. I bought my Compass in July of 2007, I had it in the shop for the first time in regards to the leak June of 2008. At least it made it almost a year without starting to do this right? My service people told me it was because the drain was plugged and that I HAD TO FIX IT?!?!?! They ended up fixing the sunroof and told me everything should be fine. I brought my car back in for the sunroof December 27, 2008 because the map lights were full of water and water was EVERYWHERE! My service department again tells me that I need to check the drain and when you have a car that has a sunroof you have to do maintnance. They had it for the entire day, said they ran the water test on it for over eight hours and the car again showed no sign of leaking, they did however mention that there was a gap in the sunroof and thought thats what caused it. When I picked up my car that evening I spoke with my salesman, he stated that this a KNOWN JEEP ISSUE as they have received information on it from Chrysler it is happening in both the early 2007 compass and patriot models. Monday January 5.... Not even a week later.... IT DOES IT AGAIN!!!! I called my dealership and this time I get "We dont build them, just fix them" and advised that I should call jeep this time. Like some of you I spoke to Roy from India (customer service)and he blew me off told me repetedly he had never heard of this issue and that he was going to escalate this to the district manager... Doubtful. I understand that there is not much that a dealership can do, theyre hands are tied its not like they would be able to recall the car, they have to get the ok from jeep. What I dont understand is how Chrysler can have absolutely no care for their customers, they know about this issue and that it cant be fixed, so why not recall the vehicle? I'm 23 years old I bought this car on my own, I purposly bought the 4x4 limited edition the "top of the line" Compass it cost $32,000.00... This is the worst experience I have ever had with a car.
#72 of 193 Re: Leaking Map Lights [Tink127]
Jan 18, 2009 (7:19 pm)
You got seriously screwed paying $32,000 for a Jeep Compass, even if it was a Limited. Wow. I wonder if a hot glue gun somewhere couldn't fix it...
#73 of 193 Re: Leaking Map Lights [irismg]
Jan 22, 2009 (12:20 am)
Well, less than 30 days after I got my compass back from the dealership-where they had indicated that the sunroof was not installed properly by the factory, and the entire frame needed replaced (and was). I am once again having the problem with the leak. I knew it did not bode well for me when there was so much water in the light yesterday morning that the light switch was frozen and I could not even turn it on/off-but as the day wore on and things thawed out, the water begin to run out of the lights again.
I am now scheduled to take back to the dealer again next Tuesday for a second review-this really does seem like a trend. . .
#74 of 193 Re: Leaking Map Lights [gmcint]
Jan 24, 2009 (6:32 pm)
I'm starting to think the lesson here is don't buy a car with a sunroof.
#75 of 193 I'm starting to think...
Jan 24, 2009 (9:01 pm)
... irismg doesn't really have anything to contribute to the "Jeep Compass: Problems and Solutions" forum except sarcasm and smart-a$$ remarks about what people paid for their Compass.
But maybe that's just me?
Personally, I'd rather hear about problems and solutions. Oh, gee, what a coincidence! That is what this forum is SUPPOSED to be. Wow, what a concept!
#76 of 193 Re: I'm starting to think... [nukechaser]
Jan 24, 2009 (10:35 pm)
I'd rather hear about problems and solutions.
And by the same token, it's probably best not to make another member the topic of conversation. Let's move on.
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#77 of 193 Re: I'm starting to think... [tidester]
Jan 25, 2009 (6:06 am)
Agreed. Point taken. Moving on...
#79 of 193 poopy transmission
Mar 31, 2009 (7:59 pm)
hi i've got a 08 compass with a 5spd and I lost 3rd gear after only 12000km and they had to replace the whole transmission.
now I have around 21000km and sometimes it will start bucking and the check engine light comes on, almost like an injector problem, so I put in some injector cleaner and it went away. it's been about a month since I did that and the problem has come back wtf?