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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,940 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2013 Jeep Compass Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 012016


  • miles


The potential loss of air bag and seat belt pretensioner deployment capability during a crash may increase the risk of injury in a crash.

- Carolina, PR, USA

problem #4

Sep 092016


  • miles
The contact owned a 2013 Jeep Compass. The contact's vehicle was rear ended by a dump truck. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact's grandson sustained minor injuries that did not require medical attention. The vehicle was towed to a nearby mechanic where it was deemed destroyed. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown.

- Pittsburg, PA, USA

problem #3

Jul 142015


  • 39,000 miles
The contact owned a 2013 Jeep Compass. While driving approximately 10 mph, a second vehicle crashed into the passenger side of the contact's vehicle. During the crash, the front driver side air bag deployed and caught on fire. The fire department extinguished the flames. The contact sustained burns to the right arm that required medical attention. The cause of the failure was not determined. The vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 39,000.

- Rice, TX, USA

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

May 032013

Compass 4-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Jeep Compass. The contact stated that while traveling 35 mph, she crashed into several trees before rolling over. Upon impact, the air bags failed to deploy. The contact was unable to recall the exact details of the crash. The front, driver side, passenger side, and top of the vehicle were struck. The contact sustained a concussion. The vehicle was towed and was not diagnosed. The approximate failure mileage was 1,000.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

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