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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,138 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.

2014 Jeep Compass engine problems

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2014 Jeep Compass Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 102016


  • 47,000 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Jeep Compass. When the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle accelerated rapidly. As a result, the contact crashed into a sign. The air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where the body repairs were performed; however; the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 47,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 232014

Compass 4-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Jeep Compass. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and the key hesitated to turn to the on position. The oil pressure warning light illuminated. The contact stated that when the vehicle did start, it did not accelerate over 5 mph for the first mile driven. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 22,000.....updated 01/13/16 the consumer stated the problem is still occurring. Updated 1/22/16.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #2

Jan 302015


  • 15,550 miles
3rd times a charm 2014 Jeep Compass the first time it happened to me in July or Aug (4 months after I got the car) and I thought it was my fault, while parking and hitting the brake my car accelerated out of nowhere. I thought I had hit the accelerator by mistake. Thank god there was a cement thing on the floor 2nd time: My sister and I around the holidays, we were in my Jeep Compass, also parking at the local mall this is where I knew it wasn't me but again there was a cement barricade and prevent anything bad from happening, so I thought it was a fluke now today again this happened while parking and stepping on the break out of nowhere my car accelerated this time nothing on the floor and ran into a post. Bam!! my cars hood is all messed-up and so is the bumper!! has anyone else had this issue with the accelerator? idk what to do!!!!

- La Puente, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 012014


  • miles
Squeaky brakes and acceleration problems. When I have a need for speed, the car down shifts and then accelerates is the best description I can give.

- Lucerne, CA, USA

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