definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,912 miles

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2007 Jeep Compass Owner Comments

problem #18

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 #17

Apr 012013

Compass 4WD 4-cyl

  • 39,106 miles
2007 Jeep Compass. Consumer writes in regards to dissatisfaction with vehicle. The consumer stated the ball joints needed to be replaced on the vehicle at 39,106. At 43,060, the rear ball joints needed to be replaced. Now, with 48,000 miles on the vehicle, the front and rear ball joints needed to be replaced for a third time. The consumer also stated the tire needed to be replaced with only 34,406 miles on the vehicle.

- Little Chute, WI, USA

problem #16

Aug 252011


  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Compass. The contact stated that the vehicle would drift from lane to lane abnormally when driving 60 mph in rainy weather. The vehicle was taken to have the tires replaced when he was advised by the mechanic that the front lower ball joints would need replacing. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 58,000.

- Wallingford, CA, USA

problem #15

May 092011


  • 36,000 miles


I got a flat tire on may of 2011, after taking it to a tireshop I was informed that I needed 2 lower control arms, and tire rods. There was also uneven wear on the front tires.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #14

Jun 042011

Compass 4WD 4-cyl

  • 72,850 miles
No crash or injury, however the incident involved was that the tie rod on the left front side on my Jeep Compass 2007 was loose and the wheel was ready to fall off the auto. The Jeep 2007 had 72,900 miles original. I have not had any accidents or abusive driving with the vehicle which I purchased from the Jeep dealer in milwaukee in February 2010 with 68,000 orig. Miles and in very good condition.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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problem #13

Jan 242011


  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Compass. The contact noticed that the front tires were worn in the middle. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who stated that both the front end ball joints needed to be replaced. The VIN was unavailable. The current and failure mileages were 46,000.

- Keyser, WV, USA

problem #12

Nov 072010


  • miles


Metallic noises emitted from Jeep Compass 2007 model front passenger's side. It would creak when turning and would frequently lose control of right side tires in adverse weather. Have fixed ball joint twice now and seemingly wears down over and over. Reviewing other complaints for this model, this appears to be the norm. A broken down ball joint and consequent cracked axis would mean a very dangerous situation: Flipping off the road, losing control at higher speeds, etc. Thus far we have avoided serious injury but at less than 30K miles this should not be a recurring issue.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #11

Oct 112010


  • miles
Passenger side lower front ball joint, (front was shaking while driving and had to be replaced) driver side front outer tie rod, (steering wheel was shaking while driving) both rear upper control arms. ( was not diagnosed until I was having wheel alignment done.) but rear tires were damaged from these parts being worn.. had to replace all these parts. Only have rear upper control arms and tie rod. Owners opinion is that factory wheels are to big for this vehicle and causing to much pressure on these parts.

- Cheektowaga, NY, USA

problem #10

Oct 182010

Compass 4-cyl

  • 41,375 miles
I took my 2007 Jeep Compass 2X4 to have the drivers front tire repaired. The repair man found that the ball joints were bad and needed to be repaired. I checked it out online to find that many Jeep Compass owners have had the same problem and only has 41,375 original miles. This is a wide spread problem. My Jeep was purchased from a Dodge Chrysler dealer. I ask that you force Jeep Chrysler to recall this vehicle for this defect.

- Saint Clair, MO, USA

problem #9

Oct 172010


  • 36,650 miles
Took my 2007 Jeep Compass in for an oil change and tire rotation and was told that the lower ball joint on the front passenger side was bad and that I should get it repaired as soon as possible; that it was very dangerous to leave it as is. I found this website and found that this seems to be a very common problem. My car has 36,600 miles on it. The warranty was up at the end of July. How convenient. I plan on calling the Dodge Chrysler dealership in the morning and seeing if they will be able to help me out without this costing me a fortune. Seems to me like this is a parts problem and that a recall should be issued.

- Farmington, MO, USA

problem #8

Sep 252010


  • 112,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Compass. While the contact was driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle began to pull to the left. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the front ball joints and front the wheel bearings would need to be replaced. Also, the technician detected that additional repairs could possibly be required. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 112,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Denton, NC, USA

problem #7

Aug 172010


  • 50,000 miles
What do ya know....control arm and ball joints going out at 50,000 miles....problem is your warranty wont cover and you can grease something now a days. So im out 500 bucks. One day woman is going to crash because of this issue and then will see what Chrysler does...horrible! just wrong I say!

- Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #6

Jul 162010


  • 46,000 miles
Purchased 2007 Jeep Compass in 4/2010. It is now July and I hear clicking in back when I brake and the front clicks also. I brought it in for an oil change and they told me I also have ball joint issues. I brought it to my mechanic and he told me the same thing. What's going on. My car only has 46,000 miles.

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #5

Apr 202010


  • miles
Started hearing a tire noise and clunking when turning or going over bump. Took it to my service man. Car unsafe to drive. Dangerously bad lower ball joints. Had to replace brakes due to this and tire has started to separate due to the looseness of the tire. I have the defective ball joints. My 2007 Jeep Compass has 41,000 miles on it and this should not have happened. Multiple vehicles have had this problem yet no recall. There was a recall on this 2003 through 2006. Obviously there is still a problem. This problem could be life threatening if the wheel comes off. I was lucky.

- East Peoria, IL, USA

problem #4

Apr 062010


  • 42,000 miles
Took 2007 Jeep Compass in for oil change. Mechanic said that car was dangerous to drive as ball joints and control arms needed replaced and were so loose that they may cause accident. Because of cost of repair, took car to Jeep dealer for servicing to get a second opinion. They confirmed that the ball joints and control arms do need replaced and that they are dangerously loose. Car is unsafe to drive. Repair estimate is $935 although I'm trying to negotiate since this seems to be a defect with the car.

- Powell, OH, USA

problem #3

Mar 192010


  • 40,161 miles
Ball joints.

- Woonsocket, RI, USA

problem #2

Oct 292009


  • 27,274 miles
Went in for new tires and the store reported to me that the lower ball joints were lose and it present a very serious safety issue. This was brought to my attention because the Jeep Compass had only 27,740 miles on it.

- Bayside , WI, USA

problem #1

Sep 092008


  • 50,000 miles
Excessive play in front end. Tierods were replaced at 50,000 km they were severely worn.

- Toronto, 00, USA

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