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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,759 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.

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2009 Jeep Compass steering problems

steering problem

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2009 Jeep Compass Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 192014

Compass 4-cyl

  • 36,000 miles


New tires at 36000, and breaks and was told front tie rod need replacement.

- Waco, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 162011


  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Compass. The contact stated that a rattling noise emitted from the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the dealer confirmed the tie rod needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted, but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 16,000 and the current mileage was 24,000.

- Cobleskill, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 292011

Compass 4WD 4-cyl

  • 31,278 miles
2009 Jeep Compass, with 31,278 miles showed excessive wear in both the left lower control arm and outer tie rod end. Though covered under warranty, the lower control arm issue is reflective of our similar experience with our 2007 Jeep patriot. The NHTSA should investigate both the Jeep Compass and patriots for a design flaw in the lower control arm. A lower control/ball joint/tie rod failure, at highway speed, can result in a fatal accident.

- Hopatcong, NJ, USA

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