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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,231 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.

2010 Jeep Compass steering problems

steering problem

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2010 Jeep Compass Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 042013


  • 75,489 miles


The steering wheel is shaking after driving around 40 miles. Have had the car realigned and bought several new tired get this problem still occurs. The horn goes off in its own whether driving or stationary, and without anyone pressing on the horn. The check engine light stats on even after taken to be serviced. This has occurred for several months.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 092013


  • 89,000 miles
2010 Jeep Compass has front end problems that are non-fixable. Car doesn't hold an alignment (4 sets of front tires in 3 years), had total front end control arms, including joints, replaced. Need tire replacement now for outer wear. Car vibrates around 40 mph and gets worst at higher speeds. Was told by two different mechanics that this is the norm and the Compass front end and steering is bad. This vehicle also has the gas tank below the bumper and gets lower if you fill with gas. Known hazard but no recall or buy back.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #2

Sep 082014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Jeep Compass. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle shook violently. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the tie rod end, the booster, and struts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Taylor, MI, USA

problem #1

May 162014

Compass 4WD 4-cyl

  • 32,435 miles
Took vehicle to mechanic for inspection.I was informed that one of the front ball joints and tie rod was bad. This vehicle has never been used off road! I have been on a number of Jeep forums and it's apparent that the ball joints have been a big problem with these vehicles.I guess they are waiting for a serius accident accident and some one gets seriously hurt or worse killed before they make a recall like they did with the Jeep Liberty's!

- Archbald, PA, USA

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