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#80 of 193 Front end noise
Apr 23, 2009 (8:54 am)
I bought my 2007 Jeep Compass sport new in 08...Got a great deal on it $15K auto 4x4...huge rebate at the time of purchase.
I have owned my Jeep for a little over a year now with a little under 40K on it...I drive alot for work. Up till recently I have had no problems at all, untill it started to make a grinding sound at very low speeds when decelerating. I took it to the dealership...replaced the altinator...but it continued to make the same noise. I took it back for a second time the dealership had it for 3 days and the official response was that chrysler knows there is a problem, not sure what is causing the problem but the S.T.A.R team is working on it.
However, even not knowing what the problem is they assure me it is not a safty issue, as you can probably tell I am not a mechanic, but common sence tells me that if they "do not know what the problem is" how can they assure me with any certanty that its not a safty issue.
I am not satisfied with this as an answer...I am not taking them in some mysticall creature its an automobile that they designed and built.
In addition to the grinding sound at low speeds its now making a loud while when accelerating around a corner left...at 2500-3500+rpm...cannot duplicate right.
I would appreciate any advise.
The one thing I am greatful for is I spent the extra money to get a maxium care extended warranty.
#81 of 193 Re: Leaking Map Lights [cclewell]
Apr 24, 2009 (7:31 am)
For those of you with leaking map lights and/or water seeping into the floorboards, have you been able to resolve your issue to date?
I just took my car in to the dealer who diagnosed the problem as being leaves stuck in the drain hose?? Now, I don't know what kind of car engineer would design a car that would leak into the car interior if the drain was clogged, just doesn't make sense to me. But then, I can see why Chrysler is about to go out of business if this is how they work. Since it was not a mechanical problem, the dealer wanted to charge $95 to remove the leaves!! I thought this was ridiculous so I told my husband we'll get a second opinion but the dealer said they removed the leaves anyway when my husband picked up the car. Not a minute after he drove off, the map lights were still leaking and the floor behind the passenger side was still soaked (three days later).
Since I had already read these threads once I saw a problem, I looked at the lemon law which requires that Jeep have an opportunity to fix the problem. I already know it cannot be fixed and my greater concern is there's now permanent water damage to the interior of the car. I have happened to lose a car before to water damage from a flood and I can tell you, once a car has serious water damage, the insurance TOTALS it no matter what because they cannot tell what kind of long term mold and rust will occur on the frame of the car. Not to mention this is SUPER DANGEROUS if you have young kids!
Knowing what I do, I am getting legal consultation on this just in case the manufacturer doesn't comply, but I'm ready to broadcast this issue to anyone and everyone I must to get this rectified so if anyone is in my boat, I would be happy to hear from you.
#82 of 193 Re: poopy transmission [packaday]
Apr 25, 2009 (10:57 am)
We bought a 07 Compass April 4, 2007 it was a Sport AWD . That junky transmission, and the no power 2.4 along with the cheap hard plastic arm rests and misfitting dash, along with 22 mpg was enough for us! at 9,900 miles we traded this cheap plastic, tim car in on a Chrysler Pacific AWD Touring. We are totally happy with it. It has great power, rides so comfortable, and has quality materials and is the best vehicle we have ever had.
Chrysler should be ashamed of these gutless death traps! Compass is a 4 star crash rating and a rear crash is unacceptable.
DUMP THE COMPASS WHILE YOU STILL CAN, ITS A CHEAP HUNK OF JUNK!!!!!!!!
#83 of 193 Re: poopy transmission [packaday]
Aug 13, 2009 (6:31 am)
I have an 08 compass with 29,000 miles on it and on Tuesday my 3rd gear started grinding. The transmission guy at the dealership is on vacation until next Thursday. How long did it take for them to replace it? I'm not happy about this. They wonder why the company was going bankrupt??? I don't buy another one.
#84 of 193 Re: poopy transmission [hotdog44]
Aug 13, 2009 (9:39 am)
It took about a week, but I think it just depends on how busy they are and availability of the parts. They did end up changing the entire transmission and I've put on another 20k since then and it seems to run fine now.
#85 of 193 Re: Leaking Map Lights [compassowner27]
Nov 06, 2009 (2:10 pm)
Same problem on my 07 Compass. Same lies about leaves. It has been in three times and still leaks. On a plus note I notice I can keep the leak under control if it rains all night by parking nose down a bit (facing downward on the slight grade of my driveway). If I park nose up lots of water gets in and leaks out of the map lights. Nose down none. This shows us that the side/rear drain tubes are the problem.
It's a pain to have to back into my driveway if rain is expected but it works for now until I can force them to properly repair the problem. Or I give up and silicone the whole mess shut from the inside.
#86 of 193 2009 Compass Sun Roof Also Leaks !!!
Nov 11, 2009 (11:23 am)
To all '07 & '08 Compass owners who had experienced sun roof leaks,
I just posted a msg under "2009 Jeep Compass" discussion title, detailing my 2009 Compass sun roof leak problem! You would think that after 3 years Jeep should have this low tech item problem re-designed/fixed. NO, same damn problem in same damn way! The irony is that I got rid of my Japanese SUV, to buy an American, thinking that I should buy our own country's car with the "Cash for Clunker" incentive, only to have this pain 3 month, < than 2000 miles later !! Chrysler, please fold up now and don't build a "new" 2010 Compass ever to torture people !
#87 of 193 Re: Front end noise [compass07]
Nov 14, 2009 (6:00 pm)
I purchased a 2007 jeep compass also and after i purchased it low and behold a week later it started making a grinding noise at low speeds in the front end also i noticed that when i would let off the gas it would jerk hard like it was down shifting after about a year and 3 different dealers they finally found out that it was the tranny. being that they had one in stock im thinking that it is a pretty common problem so i hope this helps and maybe you can finally get it fixed because i know how it is
#88 of 193 Re: 2009 Compass Sun Roof Also Leaks !!! [whitejeep]
Dec 10, 2009 (10:46 am)
I now have 12000 miles on my 2009 Jeep Compass and it just developed a map light leak. I've also had a problem with the fuel gauge registering incorrectly. When the fuel light comes on and I let the indicator go as far past empty as I can, it still has 3+ gallons. The dealership said they had never seen a problem with the fuel tank. Do you know anyone else who has had a gauge problem?
#89 of 193 Re: 2009 Compass Sun Roof Also Leaks !!! [tippecanoe]
Dec 15, 2009 (6:13 pm)
Unfortunately, I don't know anyone who has your fuel gauge problem. Hopefully I won't have the same problem when my Compass reaches 12000 miles !
Guess what, recently the "Change Oil" light came on and the vehicle is still < 3000 miles! So far I have been ignoring it. Now 2 weeks later the "Low Tire Pressure" icon light also came on. What a shame that we Americans build such a shity car and call it a "Yakee ingenuity" !