really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,199 miles

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2007 Jeep Compass seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Jeep Compass Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 012013


  • miles


The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Compass. The contact stated that there was liquid on both front floorboards of the vehicle. In addition, while driving at 30 mph, another vehicle attempted to merge into the lane and crashed into the driver's side of the contact's vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained minor neck inquiries that required medical attention. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed, but was taken to a collision center for repairs. The vehicle was repaired for body damages. In addition, while approaching a stop, the brake pedal was depressed but there was an abnormal noise coming from the brake pedal. As the contact attempted to move forward, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The air bag warning light illuminated. The failure with the brakes recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 02/12/16

- Compton, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 092011


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Compass. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, there was a sudden increase in engine rpms and the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred when either the accelerator or brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. In addition, the contact mentioned that the side air bags failed to deploy after being involved in a crash. The contact did not sustain any injuries and a police report was not filed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Compton, CA, USA

problem #3

May 062014


  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Compass. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the instrument panel warning lights illuminated off and on as the air bags suddenly inadvertently deployed. Also, the contact stated that approximately 4 minutes after the initial air bag deployment the secondary steering wheel air bag deployed. The contact sustained a neck injury from the air bag deployment. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 117,000.

- South Rockwood, MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 072011

Compass 4-cyl

  • miles
Both the driver side and passenger curtain airbags deployed without any impact while the brake was engaged at a stoplight. The airbags did not deflate and were cut down by the paramedics so that I could exit the car. Injuries were sustained, bruising, swelling, black eye and burns from the airbag deployment. Independent investigators were unable to determine the cause of deployment. Currently waiting for Jeep to remedy the situation. Waiting for a settlement for my Jeep, medical, and rental bills so I can purchase another vehicle.

- Evergreen Park, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 012008


  • 23,995 miles
My airbag sensor light started coming off and on as I was driving in December of 2008. I took the car in to the dealer and was told the problem was fixed by the dealer. Like clockwork in the winter of 2009 and continuing until today the light is coming off and on constantly (every 3-10 miles). There is no rhyme or reason to it, I can be accelerating, decelerating, at a complete stop etc. Besides being annoying I have read that other customers have had the same problem with their Jeep. I have asked Jeep customer service to replace the part at no cost to me since I am no longer under warranty but they told me they are unable to do that, and I am unable to afford the $300+ part they need to "fix" this problem once again.

- Columbus, OH, USA

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