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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,400 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Jeep Compass fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Jeep Compass Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 152015


  • 95,000 miles


After driving and it sets for about 45 min or 1 hour it is hard to start when it does start the is a smell of fuel coming out of the vents, when it is cold starts fine or if you gone for a shorter time it starts fine but still has the fuel smell out of the vents.

- Hastings, NE, USA

problem #4

Apr 012014


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Compass. While refueling the vehicle, fuel spewed out of the refueling entrance hole. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel tank inlet check valve was faulty and the entire fuel tank would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 78,000.

- Dublin, OH, USA

problem #3

Apr 162015


  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Jeep Compass. While parked, the vehicle leaked fuel and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 125,000. The VIN was not available.

- Dearborn , MI, USA

problem #2

Nov 252014

Compass 4WD 4-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
Tried to put fuel in tank and fuel splashed back and kept shutting off. Tried 2 other stations and same result. My daughter has the car at college. She said she could only put fuel in the car by continuing to pump very slow and to keep trying. With any kind of fast pump the fuel would splash back. Very dangerous.

- Bridgeview, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 072014


  • 87,000 miles
Electronic throttle control lite comes on randomly when starting or driving locks the car in limp mode then ABS lite comes on and the car shakes till you stop and turn it off. When the car is in limp mode you can only get the RPM's up to 2000. Car went from 60mph to 30 mph in about 100 yards on the highway. We have only owned the Jeep four months.

- Plymouth, PA, USA

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