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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,500 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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2011 Jeep Compass brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Jeep Compass Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 172014

Compass 3-cyl

  • 97,000 miles


Vehicle dash red lightning and stability control lights turned on with warning chime upon braking at the traffic light on the freeway off ramp while exiting interstate 10. This was accompanied with rough engine idle and lack of power for accelerating. Turning the engine off for a minute and restarting seems to clear these warning lights and vehicle operates normally. Vehicle was towed to nearest Chrysler service center with diagnostics completed and the mass flow sensor replaced. Issue occurred again the following week. I drove the vehicle to the same Chrysler service center without shutting off the engine so that the service technician could read the error codes and observe/document the warning lights lit in the dash. A third visit to the same service center resulted in the replacement of the powertrain control module which was covered under extended warranty. Issue occurred again within two weeks after the most recent service visit. I had mentioned to the service advisor that I had one incident prior to the initial event for this issue of braking hard which most likely engaged the ABS-anti-lock braking system. The service advisor did not seem to believe there might be a connection between this incident and this issue. This issue occurs several times each week and only upon stopping after exiting the freeway. Vehicle operates normally during street driving with no problems. When this issue does occur, pulling into a nearby gas station and shutting off the engine seems to reset everything with the vehicle operating normally after restarting the engine. I have been dealing with this unresolved issue with Chrysler for approximately 4 months.

- Banning, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 032014

Compass 4-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
My 2011 Jeep Compass that I bought new for $23,000 has 56,000 miles and wouldn't start. It is not reliable. Many times I had a loss of power. Had it towed to the dealership and they charged me $900 to fix it. They said I needed a new totally integrated power module. They said that my computer wasn't telling the engine to start and that was why all the lights were on in the dash but the car wouldn't start and that was also why I had a total loss of power. I spent the money to fix it at the dealership. Not a week later I had the same problem!! I just spent $900 to fix 3 yr old Jeep that I bought new foe 23 grand, so I would have something reliable for my 20 yr old daughter to drive while she was away at college and all that money was for nothing as my kid has a piece of junk that breaks down all the time. I looked online and saw all the problems that people are having with their Jeep. And saw how Chrysler still hasn't done a recall. Please look into this. I lost alot of money on a car that is worthless I cannot have my daughter drive an unsafe car. I will have to sell it. Please look into this asap. It's just not right that this large Corp won't stand behind their product. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

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