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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,651 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2014 Jeep Compass Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 012016


  • 17,000 miles


The vehicle is 2years old with 18000 miles, 3 safety recalls, kelly Jeep has had the vehicle for 8 weeks, we picked it up twice only to bring it back the next day, can not fix the problem, very dangerous shuts off while you are driving, safety issue, we would like to get a new vehicle

- Revere, MA, USA

problem #6

Aug 112015


  • 3,000 miles
Tamara inflators recall. I was hit from right front, airbags deployed ejecting some kind of metal or plastic at a high velocity. I and my wife were taken to trauma center er. I has hit in the head by something and had a large knot on right side forehead as well as receiving a gash on my right hand by something as well as injured back. My wife suffered a lung compression and her whole chest was displaced upward. We were on a city street and another vehicle ran a stop sign hitting us in the right front. Updated 06/08/16

- Azle, TX, USA

problem #5

Sep 012015


  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Jeep Compass. While driving approximately 15 mph, the contact crashed into the preceding vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries to the back and neck, which required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a body shop. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Rio Rancho, NM, USA

problem #4

Nov 072014

Compass 4-cyl

  • 4,500 miles


Deer ran into passenger front side of car. Car caught on fire. Air bags did not deploy.

- North Haven, CT, USA

problem #3

Aug 272014


  • 37,400 miles
While driving the air bag warning light came on. Drove rest of the way home and disengaged car engine, restarted vehicle light stayed on. Contacted mechanic and suggested to take to dealer. Brought to the dealer purchased from (less than 90 days prior) they indicated one if the side airbags is broken, needs anew "skirt ass'Y" and it disables all airbags for safety. How is disabling airbags helping my safety" while I can understand the need to draw a line for warranties, my vehicle is 1400 out of the bumper to bumper and the air bags are not a part that gets used. It's going to be over $900 to repair. Why isn't Chrysler standing behind their vehicles less than three years old" of which had airbag recalls in the recent past.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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problem #2

Mar 032014


  • 4,828 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Jeep Compass. The contact stated that after being involved in a head on collision while driving 45 mph, the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The driver sustained injuries to the neck, shoulder, and knees. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 4,828.

- Upland, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 032014

Compass 4-cyl

  • 4,828 miles
Airbags failed to deploy- during a head-on collision at 40 mph in the opposing vehicle traveling at approximately 15 miles an hour, and total destruction of the front end of the vehicle the airbags failed to deploy. Additional injuries were sustained to this failure. No recall notice had been received by the owner.

- Upland, CA, USA

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