hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,143 miles

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2007 Jeep Compass electrical problems

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2007 Jeep Compass Owner Comments

problem #14

Sep 212016


  • 57,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Compass. After refueling the vehicle and driving at a low speed, the vehicle stalled. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. In addition, the passenger side head lamp failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the tipm for the head lamps needed to be replaced. In addition, the front ball joints and struts were corroded and also needed to be replaced. The technician was unable to diagnose why the vehicle stalled. The struts and ball joints were replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 57,000.

- Wallingford, CT, USA

problem #13

Dec 082015


  • 131,483 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Compass. The contact stated that after refueling the vehicle and pulling out of the parking lot at 15 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted. The failure recurred after refueling the vehicle. In addition, the contact also stated that there was a fuel odor emitting from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel cap needed to be replaced, the fuel injection system needed to be flushed and a tune up was needed. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. On another occasion, the contact stated that the transmission hesitated to shift gears and was jerking as if it was going to stall. The transmission was replaced on 6/30/13. The failure recurred and it was diagnosed that the oxygen sensors and the O2 harness needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken back to the dealer on 1/14/16 where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced again. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 131,483.

- Stamford, CT, USA

problem #12

May 052014


  • 105,000 miles
My vehicle started losing power intermittently. It would remain running, but would not respond to acceleration and the electronic throttle control light would flash. At first, this was an intermittent problem, solved by pulling over to the side of the road, turning the car off and restarting it. Eventually, this became an everyday occurrence, until eventually, the car would not even start due to this problem. I had to have it towed to the dealership, and they replaced the throttle body assembly, which solved the problem. I have noticed several recalls for this exact problem for my year and make and model, but the database states that my VIN number was not included in the recall. This is a safety issue, as I have had to pull over on the side of the road several times in fast-moving traffic on narrow shoulders.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #11

Apr 202015


  • 98,000 miles


The contact owned a 2007 Jeep Compass. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle caught fire. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a salvage yard. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileages was 98,000.

- Chicago , IL, USA

problem #10

Sep 302014


  • 172,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Compass. While driving at 65 mph, all the lights on the instrument cluster panel failed to function and the headlights dimmed, which diminished the contact's visibility. In addition, two weeks later while driving at 60 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The engine warning light illuminated and fuel cap was displayed on the message board. The windshield wipers also activated independently and the radiator fans continued to function after the key was ejected from the ignition. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 172,000.

- Conneaut, OH, USA

problem #9

Mar 182015


  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Compass. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 25 mph, the vehicle stalled and all the warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the key needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 41,000. The VIN was not available.

- Karney, NJ, USA

problem #8

Aug 232014


  • 114,422 miles


I was driving into the parking lot at walmart and the car actually turned itself off. I coasted into the parking spot and waited a few minutes. I turned the ignition again and the car turned on and then turned back off. I call aaa and they towed the car to ntb. They hooked the car up and stated they couldn't find a problem. They started the car and it started fine. After I left, I got maybe 3 miles down the road and the car turned off. I called ntb and they were ice enough to come to where I was. They were able to start the car; however, as soon as he backed up to turn around the car stalled again. He told me to leave the car, but it's hard to do that when they themselves don't know what's wrong and have no clue as to the cost. We sat for 10 minutes and the car started with no problem. I drove home with no more incidents. For the next 4 days nothing happened. On the 5th day, in traffic on 459N which is heavy and crazy, the car just shut off again almost causing the car behind me, who was too close anyway, to hit me. I pulled over and had the car towed home where it's sitting now. I have gone out to crank it and it turns over, but I'm not driving it. I have an appointment this Saturday to take it to a Jeep dealership on grants mills way to see if they can find exactly what's wrong wit this deathtrap. After looking at forums online, this is a huge problem. It's not just me.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #7

Dec 142013

Compass 4-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
While in bad weather conditions, wipers totally stopped working. Electrical issue. Car cannot be driven in rain conditions.

- Houghton Lake, MI, USA

problem #6

May 152014


  • 115,000 miles
Believed to be a faulty ignition switch. Dashboard lights will flash on and off, rpms, speedometer, etc. Will drop to zero, after returning to normal, airbag light will stay illuminated. Key doesn't always read to unlock. Has a couple instances where key would turn and click but car wouldn't turn on when wheel wasn't completely straight.

- Mankato, MN, USA

problem #5

Mar 102014

Compass 4-cyl

  • 57,700 miles
Check engine light came on, I immediately took it to a local shop, they investigated the cause of the alarm, and discovered that the code had to do with the evaporator system, or something like that, which I think monitors return vapors and has something to do with emission controls. They discovered, after tracing the cause of the air leakage, that the fuel pump module, which is plastic, was burnt and distended due to an overheating fuel pump. This apparatus is at the top of the fuel tank and can be accessed through a "trap door" beneath the second seats. Vapor was being emitted at that point. There was never any warning or sounds to indicate the fuel pump was overheating. The fuel pump and fuel module are being replaced and the technicians think this will fix the problem. Apparently I was lucky that no vapors ignited because the gas tank probably would have blown up. By going on the internet I have discovered other Jeep Compass owners have also had this condition happen to them.

- Eureka, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 042014

Compass 4-cyl

  • 97,000 miles


The alternator stops working after 90000 miles. You hear a big thumping sound like a tank. You do feel it but, is loud when accelerating and accelerating.

- Hillsdale, NJ, USA

problem #3

Feb 062008


  • miles
The car goes off when it rains, you can start again the car. I took it to the dealer and they never found a problem. It continues to shut off when rains, no all times. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Dorado, PR, USA

problem #2

Nov 212011

Compass 4-cyl

  • 70,393 miles
On Nov. 21 I took my Jeep Compass to the dealership for repairs. All of the lights on the dashboard were illuminated. The car would not accelerate even though the pedal was all the way down. The car was jerking and acting like it was going to stall. The vehicle was pretty much going crazy. I was advised by the dealership that the diagnostic that the did on the PCM showed that there were computer errors. The dealership said that they had to reset the codes and clear all of the errors and that the problem would be fixed. On 12/11 the same problem occurred again. I took my vehicle back to the dealership and advised them that the same issued occurred again. When I spoke with the dealership they state that they did not know what the problem was and that they had spoken to Chrysler and that Chrysler stated that they will not do anything until the problems get worst at which point they would be able to diagnosis the problem and find the solution. This is unacceptable because basically they want me and my family to drive around in an unsafe vehicle and wait til the problems gets worst and risk our lives. The car completely shuts down and become erratic. If this were to happen on the freeway many lives would be at risk. Chrysler needs to take responsibility for electrical problem that is going on in my car. As of right now there has been no solution to fix my vehicle.

- Escondido , CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 202009


  • 29,000 miles
Car engine stalling and impossible to accelerate, took to dealership for a tune up 11//09. Dealer changed couple of plugs but nothing else was needed. 1/10 car towed to dealer. Dashboard lights were acting up, engine started stalling and couldn't accelerate, car simply died in middle of the road. Dealer said it was a bad coil. Asked me if I had washed engine, answer was no. Dealer replaced coil and stated problem was fixed. Car started acting up again. While driving on 1-16 (ga), car would stall, couldn't accelerate, even though pedal was to the car floor. Emergency lights on dashboard acted up, (one of my tires had 10 air pressure, pulled over and tire had 35 air pressure). Same issues than before, I thought car would die in the middle of hwy(7/11/10). Took to dealer 7/14/2010 and contacted Chrysler (was assigned a case). Dealer wanted to charge me $75 to run diagnostics, refused to pay, same issue as before. Dealer ran diagnostics free of charge, however Chrysler states there is no assurance problem will be covered. This is a serious safety issue, my car could die in the middle of hwy with my two kids inside, cause a serious accident. I paid for the tune up, car was under warranty first time but nothing was said or fixed then. Problem persists and now car is out of warranty, and I need to pay for the repairs? dealer failed to find problem twice before. Chrysler and dealer should be held accountable for putting my life and my kids life in danger. Also held accountable for not repairing an issue that is very common among these cars of the same year. Recall was issued on speed pedal, but mine never received a letter. I feel very unsecure while driving car. Chrysler states dealer and company are acting in good will by running diagnostics for free. They are manufacturer of car, which has serious safety issues. Dealer failed to repair car twice while under warranty. Act is not good will, its their responsibility!

- Pooler, GA, USA

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