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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,281 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.

2011 Jeep Compass electrical problems

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2011 Jeep Compass Owner Comments

problem #9

Feb 082016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Compass. While parking, the instrument panel lights turned off and the horn malfunctioned without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the steering wheel Compass modular was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Temple, GA, USA

problem #8

Oct 012015


  • 43,000 miles
Tipm went bad and had to replace

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #7

Jul 302015


  • 60,000 miles
The horn sounds muffled and muted.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #6

Mar 052015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Compass. While making a left turn, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure occurred three times. The contact had to restart the vehicle each time the failure occurred. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN and failure mileage were not available. Updated 11/06/15

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #5

Feb 252015


  • 115,000 miles
Engine will stumble and stall when driving and headlights are illuminated, windows are rolled down or any electrical drain occurs. This is an indication of tipm failure.

- Fort Lupton, CO, USA

problem #4

Apr 152015

Compass 4-cyl

  • 49,529 miles
Wipers started malfunctioning, seemed to get better, reached destination shut vehicle off. Three hours later would not start, towed to repair facility, then towed to dealership. Dealership determined it was the tipm, they said it was a first for a Compass.upon doing some research this seems to be a frequent occurrence with quite a number of Chrysler vehicles.

- North Stonington , CT, USA

problem #3

Feb 172015

Compass 4WD 4-cyl

  • 59,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Compass. The contact stated that while idle, the check engine warning light illuminated, there was a chime that sounded and the vehicle stalled. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who was unable to determine the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 59,000. Updated 04/06/15 according to the invoice, the crank shaft position sensor needed to be replaced. Updated 07/02/15

- Cedar Rapids , IA, USA

problem #2

Aug 202014

Compass 4WD 4-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
On 8/20/2014, my windshield wipers stopped working after a couple miles driving in a downpour. I feared for my safety and the safety of other vehicles on the highway from the point the windshield wipers "froze" vertically in my field of vision until I could pull over to safety. From that day on, my windshield wipers were inconsistent and they would work about every other time I started my 2011 Jeep Compass. Sometimes they would work when I started my car, but quit sometime during my commute. I took my car into the dealership on 9/5/2014 and was told my tipm was defective causing the windshield wipers to work intermittently and it needed replaced. I ordered the part and scheduled an appointment to have the tipm replaced on 9/9/2014. After getting home from the dealership, I google searched tipm and was disgusted by the numerous complaints of Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles with this issue. Chrysler knows about this issue and they need to be held accountable for the faulty and defective part. This needs investigated and a recall initiated. The total repair cost me $979.45. I should not have to pay for a known issue affecting thousands of other Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles.

- Avon Lake, OH, 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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