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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,050 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.

2013 Jeep Compass engine problems

engine problem

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2013 Jeep Compass Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 162014

Compass 4-cyl

  • 9,700 miles


Entered bank parking to use atm machine, at that time when stepped on brake to stop the car, it accelerated like someone was stepping on gas pedal. At that time I tried to stop the car by shifting into another gear and also tried pulling key out of the ignition. At that time knew I had to get car stopped without hurting anyone, so there was a wooded area behind bank, I ran car into area that had huge rocks which I ran over and therefore hit a tree head on to stop my car. The car was still running would not shut off and would not still charge gears or car would not shut off and the air bags did not deploy (any of them). Not sure if this is a brake, engine, transmission, computer, air bag, or a combination problem.

- Hagerstown, MD, USA

problem #1

Apr 012013


  • 400 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Jeep Compass. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer however, the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 400 and the current mileage was 11,606.

- Waterbury, CT, USA

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