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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,474 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Jeep Compass Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 152016

Compass

  • 112,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Compass. The contact stated that while attempting to go around another driver, the accelerator pedal was depressed and was stuck to the floorboard. As a result, the vehicle speed increased to 90 mph in a 40 speed zone. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 112,000.

- Chehalis, WA, USA

problem #5

Jun 122013

Compass

  • 146,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Compass. While driving at approximately 50 mph, the vehicle experienced acceleration failure. The vehicle accelerated when the brake pedal was depressed. It was also difficult to view the odometer. The contact stated that this was a recurring failure. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician was unable to find a failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 146,000. In addition, on September 15, 2013, the power steering failed and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle stalled, but was able to restart. The contact stated that this was a recurring failure. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the control arm and bushing failed. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 153,000.

- Mansfield, OH, USA

problem #4

May 052014

Compass

  • 105,000 miles
My vehicle started losing power intermittently. It would remain running, but would not respond to acceleration and the electronic throttle control light would flash. At first, this was an intermittent problem, solved by pulling over to the side of the road, turning the car off and restarting it. Eventually, this became an everyday occurrence, until eventually, the car would not even start due to this problem. I had to have it towed to the dealership, and they replaced the throttle body assembly, which solved the problem. I have noticed several recalls for this exact problem for my year and make and model, but the database states that my VIN number was not included in the recall. This is a safety issue, as I have had to pull over on the side of the road several times in fast-moving traffic on narrow shoulders.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 072011

Compass 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Compass. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the electronic throttle control warning lamp illuminated and the vehicle decelerated. The contact mentioned that she was unable to accelerate. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 65,000. Updated 11/17/11 the consumer stated the electronic throttle control was replaced on October 11, 2011. Updated 11/23/11

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 212010

Compass

  • 49,841 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Compass. While driving at an unknown speed up a hill, the vehicle would not accelerate although the accelerator pedal was being depressed. Once she reached the top of the hill, the vehicle began to accelerate. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where it was repaired (repair details were unavailable). Approximately one month later, the failure occurred again. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired again. The failure mileage was 49,841 and the current mileage was approximately 51,000.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 202009

Compass

  • 29,000 miles
Car engine stalling and impossible to accelerate, took to dealership for a tune up 11//09. Dealer changed couple of plugs but nothing else was needed. 1/10 car towed to dealer. Dashboard lights were acting up, engine started stalling and couldn't accelerate, car simply died in middle of the road. Dealer said it was a bad coil. Asked me if I had washed engine, answer was no. Dealer replaced coil and stated problem was fixed. Car started acting up again. While driving on 1-16 (ga), car would stall, couldn't accelerate, even though pedal was to the car floor. Emergency lights on dashboard acted up, (one of my tires had 10 air pressure, pulled over and tire had 35 air pressure). Same issues than before, I thought car would die in the middle of hwy(7/11/10). Took to dealer 7/14/2010 and contacted Chrysler (was assigned a case). Dealer wanted to charge me $75 to run diagnostics, refused to pay, same issue as before. Dealer ran diagnostics free of charge, however Chrysler states there is no assurance problem will be covered. This is a serious safety issue, my car could die in the middle of hwy with my two kids inside, cause a serious accident. I paid for the tune up, car was under warranty first time but nothing was said or fixed then. Problem persists and now car is out of warranty, and I need to pay for the repairs? dealer failed to find problem twice before. Chrysler and dealer should be held accountable for putting my life and my kids life in danger. Also held accountable for not repairing an issue that is very common among these cars of the same year. Recall was issued on speed pedal, but mine never received a letter. I feel very unsecure while driving car. Chrysler states dealer and company are acting in good will by running diagnostics for free. They are manufacturer of car, which has serious safety issues. Dealer failed to repair car twice while under warranty. Act is not good will, its their responsibility!

- Pooler, GA, USA

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