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2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,936 miles

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2008 Jeep Compass Owner Comments

problem #11

Jun 102014

Compass

  • 60,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Compass. The contact stated that the subframe was rusted to the point that one could put a finger through. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the subframe needed to be replaced, but was not repaired. This was not part of fca's extended warranty for the 2007 Jeep Compass subframe. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #10

Aug 152016

Compass

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Compass. The contact stated that there was engine cradle corrosion. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they diagnosed that the engine cradle would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Waading River, NY, USA

problem #9

Aug 052016

Compass

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Compass. While the vehicle was at the dealer for routine maintenance, it was diagnosed that the cross member was rusted. The manufacturer was notified, but the vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

- Mount Vernon, OH, USA

problem #8

Aug 182016

Compass

  • 90,000 miles

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

We have been told by two different auto mechanics that the frame of our 2008 Jeep Compass is severely corroded - much more severe than should be for the amount of years/miles it is.

- Baldwinsville, NY, USA

problem #7

Jul 062016

Compass 4-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
2008 Jeep Compass 115,000 miles rotted subframe. I called Chrysler and they said there was nothing they can do. Thank you! what a disappointment especially since they are aware of this problem and are not fixing it on the 2008. Noise started while driving on 7/6/16.

- Geneva, OH, USA

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problem #6

Jul 292016

Compass

  • 91,700 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Compass. The contact stated that the subframe had holes and was corroded. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine subframe needed to be replaced immediately. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 91,700.

- Appleton, WI, USA

problem #5

May 312016

Compass

  • 74,051 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Compass. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle hit a pothole and began to decrease in speed. The contact observed a metal piece hanging under the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the subframe, rear cross member, and lower control arm were corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 74,051.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #4

Jun 072016

Compass

  • miles
Recently purchased a 2008 Jeep Compass from a private owner in Ohio. We went for inspection as required in Pennsylvania where we live. The Jeep failed because the cross member frame was almost completely rusted out. The service manager at the dealership said this is a defect in how the Jeep was manufactured. The placement of the air conditioner with the constant dripping and condensation plus the use of road salt in Ohio caused the frame to corrode. Chrysler is aware of the problem and has recalled 2007 and older Jeep but is not honoring the extended warranty on the 2008 and newer models even though they know there is a huge problem in the design. The repairs are going to cost over $1500 dollars with no guarantee it wont happen again just by using the air conditioner. How many people have to complain or something bad happens before Chrysler will do something about the problem? every Jeep no matter what year should be covered under the recall.

- Crucible, PA, USA

problem #3

Nov 122015

Compass

  • miles
Sub frame rot, sub frame that supports the engine. Local Jeep service center said it was in need of repairs soon. Jeep recalled the 2007 Compass for just this issue, there's obvious defect. Others with 2008 Compass is reporting the exact same problem.

- Scranton, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 032015

Compass

  • 65,547 miles
I had my Jeep in for it's yearly inspection. During the inspection, the mechanic discovered my control arms needed to be replaced. I had just had them replaced during the previous year's inspection. He also found that the front driver's side subframe is rusting through. I contacted the dealer (I've had the car for just over two years) and was only told there is not open recall.

- Clinton, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 012015

Compass

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Compass. While at an independent mechanic for repair, the mechanic diagnosed that the front cross member was corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 89,000.

- Blasdell, NY, USA

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