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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,055 miles

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2011 Jeep Compass suspension problems

suspension problem

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2011 Jeep Compass Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 092015


  • 65,000 miles


Clunking noise in front end. Took it to the dealer. Lower control arms and ball joints needed to be replaced, rear shocks were leaking rear sway bar need to be replaced. Was never of road! needs a new front end at 65000 miles?

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #2

Nov 282011

Compass 4-cyl

  • 1,100 miles
Most of the time when making a slow right turn on uneven road, you can hear a load popping or snapping sound coming from the left front area, of the lower control arm. Almost sounds as bolts are snapping apart.

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #1

Jun 012011

Compass 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Jeep Compass. The contact stated that the steering wheel would pull hard toward the right when driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics. The technicians stated that the failure was caused by a combination of the nature of the front wheel drive vehicle and driver inexperience. The technicians adjusted the camber yet the failure continued after the adjustment. The vehicle was not further repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 65. Updated 07/20/11 the consumer also stated the transmission failed to change gears. There was a whining sound and it felt as though, it was straining to change gears. The failure resulted in a loss of power necessary to merge safely from one lane of traffic to another. The consumer stated the vehicle lost all power. The vehicle struggled to re-start, but eventually it did. The check engine light illuminated afterwards. Updated 11/21/11

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

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