really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
93,650 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2009 Jeep Compass transmission problems

transmission problem

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2009 Jeep Compass Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 012015

Compass North 1.8L

  • CVT transmission
  • 82,021 miles


The CVT transmission would make a grinding noise when coming to a stop (CVT shifting down). The issue only happened in "Drive". When put in "reverse", it wouldn't make that noise. When put in "Neutral", the noise disappeared. I researched online and everyone said it is the CVT transmission that is about to give up. There's no way to repair it. Transmission needs to be replaced.

It is a faint noise but once you notice it, you cannot not notice it again every time. I even took it to the Jeep dealership and they couldn't reproduce the issue. I sat with the mechanic and made him listen closely. He agreed with the issue and recommended transmission replacement for $4800 and that a used one! They charged me $85 to diagnose the problem that they couldn't find and I had to point it out to them. Basically I paid $85 to validate my assumptions. I traded this in for a 2012 Hyundai Elantra in November 2015.

- Dhruv P., Bowmanville, ON, Canada

problem #1

Oct 082018

Compass Limited 2.4L

  • CVT transmission
  • 105,201 miles

About 10 days ago I replaced alternator. Then my 4x4,traction control light, and abs lights all came on. Then yesterday had to have jeep towed cost 44.00. The mechanic said your transmission is gone. You need to replace it. I don't think I should have to pay for this.

- Gwen B., New Castle, US

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