hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,117 miles

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2007 Jeep Compass fuel system problems

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2007 Jeep Compass Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 252014

Compass 4WD 4-cyl

  • 165,000 miles


Vehicle does not accept fuel easily as pump shuts down while trying to fill tank. Informed will need new gas tank at my expense as possibly filter in tank is defective. With current temperatures below freezing much of the time it is possible that vehicle may run out of fuel in a rural area without warning. Possibility of exposure to extremely low temperatures. I have never had to replace a gas tank in over 50 years of driving many different makes and models!

- Plattsmouth, NE, USA

problem #5

Nov 152013

Compass 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Hose from filler cap to tank seemed to be plugged as it would not take more than half gallon at a time at the pump, leading to spilled gas at the pump, (seems to be worse in cold weather.)

- Dyersville, IA, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Oct 262011

Compass 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


My wife and I purchased a 2007 Jeep Compass limited from a well know Dodge dealership in ct. Aside from the terrible and faulty Firestone tires, the Compass has been reliable. The vehicle has been well maintained with regularly scheduled oil changes when needed. Just last week the radio and electronics needed to be reset, but the vehicle started just fine. The next morning it wouldn't start at all. The engine cranked over and over but would not start. While attempting to start, the engine was shaking violently. We had the vehicle towed to a Dodge dealership in nc, where we moved to. They looked at the vehicle for $86 and were not able to accommodate us with a loaner car. We were told that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The Jeep only has 70,000 miles on it so we were shocked. The dealership quoted us almost $750 to replace it! I had the Jeep towed to a highly recommended garage in my neighborhood. The mechanic pulled the fuel pump out and told me the switch on the pump was melted! I'm not a mechanic but I'm pretty sure that is not safe, (having an electrical problem inside the fuel tank). He also told me the pump was on national back-order. I have researched many Jeep forums and it seems I am not alone with this problem. I don't believe consumers should dish out $22,000 for a new vehicle and then be sol when it comes to replacing faulty parts like this fuel pump, just because the warranty expired. I am pushing to see this problem turn into a recall, because I would hate to be driving with my family and have the fuel pump short out again causing us too crash. To top it all off, I just got the vehicle back from the garage 2 days ago and now it's not starting again. I wouldn't recommend buying this year vehicle.

- Richlands, NC, USA

problem #2

Aug 142010


  • 28,000 miles
The gas tank gauge stopped functioning properly. It will read empty when full & started to go up despite being low. Have to use trip mileage to determine when to fill up not best method. But gauge is not accurate or reliable. I thought it was just me but I see this is a relatively common problem & has a service bulletin.

- Carmel, IN, USA

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problem #1

Sep 202007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
On September 20 2007, I was driving to work, I when I came to a stop, the engine stalled. The check oil and check engine light came on. Also, I did not have the a\C on. I restarted the engine with no problem. And while I made a full stop few times, I noticed that the RPM was dropping little by little. I called Jeep to schedule an appointment, I went on septemper 24,2007 to the dealer to have my car check. I explained everything. When I went to pick up my car, the dealer said that they could not find anything wrong. The only thing that they mentioned was that the computer of the car needed to be updated. After I took my car, I have noticed that the RPM of the car drops and the engine seems that it wants to start and then it goes back to normal. It is a very strange behavior because it was not doing that before. I tried to use a different gas brand few times, but the problem continue to occur. It is not very often, but recently it is doing that a little more often.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

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