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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,500 miles

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2011 Jeep Compass fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2011 Jeep Compass Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 122015


  • 55,000 miles


Marked by an audible whine and the illumination of the transmission overheat light, the cvt on the 2.4L 4-cylinder engine in the 2011 Jeep Compass experiences significant and dramatic power loss. This is especially prevalent at sustained highway speeds creating a potentially unsafe situation. If the transmission overheats too much, the vehicle will not move until the transmission cools down. This issue first happened on my 2011 Jeep Compass in July 2014 and was temporarily rectified by Jeep. Their solution was to replace the cvt transmission fluid. However, this problem has returned this summer under highway use, especially on hot days. On Saturday, September 12, my family and I experienced not only the whine from the cvt, but significant power loss on the highway. Fortunately, having experienced this previously, I was able to pull the vehicle to the shoulder allowing the transmission to cool down without incident. Chrysler refuses to acknowledge the problem despite a plethora of evidence that this cvt transmission is defective. Here is a link to a video/case that is nearly identical to what I have experienced: Https://

- Parker, CO, USA

problem #1

May 122012


  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Compass. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact mentioned that the failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure on their initial visit, but the second time the fuel injection system was replaced. The remedy failed to correct the problem and the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 12,000 and the current mileage was 30,000.

- Castle Dale, UT, USA

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