really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,925 miles

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2010 Jeep Compass body / paint problems

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2010 Jeep Compass Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 162017


  • 65,000 miles


I took my wifes 2010 Jeep Compass to the garage for inspection and the mechanic told me that the front subframe is rusted through so badly that he can fit his fist through one of the holes. I contacted Jeep multiple times and they refuse to talk to me about this safety issue. The vehicle is only 7 years old, complete rusting through should not be happening.

- State College, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 282016


  • 62,000 miles
The car had been sitting parked for 2 hours. No key in ignition. Looked out and saw fire coming out of the rear of the car. Lighting fixture was complete burned out as well as everything else ove to where the gas tank spout is. Fire dept came. Filled out a report. The head lights and other lights inside car kept coming on intermittently even after the fire was out. There was no key in ignition and the car had been sitting parked for 2 hours.

- Parsonsfield, ME, USA

problem #2

Sep 232015


  • 77,000 miles
When it rains and the vehicle is stationary there is no obvious sign of a leak however when driving after the rain a steady stream of water comes out of the map light. It flows on to the radio and heater controls. I am very good about keeping a paper towel handy to absorb as much as possible. Unfortunately I now have an extremely wet carpet that is molding. Jeep states that I should clean the drains for the sunroof, which I do quite often. They also state that the vehicle is not under warranty and they can not offer a fix with out charging me. I have had this vehicle for just over a year and I purchased it from a Jeep dealer.

- Groton, CT, USA

problem #1

Jul 082012

Compass 4-cyl

  • 3,700 miles
The vehicle was hit on left front door and front quarter panel propelling it into a parking lot over a curb. The left front tire blew upon impact. The vehicle was repaired by a Chrysler/Jeep dealership. After the vehicle was fixed several people got sick in the car or just after exiting the car. This lasted for six thousand miles over three months period of time. I purchased a carbon monoxide tester because how many people got sick. It went off on the third day of it being in the vehicle. Another Chrysler dealership inspected the vehicle and found an exhaust leak that was over looked by the first dealership when they repaired the vehicle after the accident. The insurance company came and re-inspected the car and paid for the overlooked exhaust leak damage. The insurance company estimator said the front left door was not closing properly and needed adjusting. The left door along with both upper and lower hinges were replaced right after the accident. The first dealership that originally repaired the car after the accident then inspected the vehicle and found the door needed more than adjusting. They had to replace the driver lower hinge as they said it was a "defective". they said it was covered under the "warranty". the door was making popping sounds. The whole door would drop down upon opening it. The defective hinge tweaked the door so that at the bottom of the door there was a gap. The rubber weather seal also came loose as well after the accident. The weather strip clips would not hold it around the door properly. At the top of the door with the defective hinge it looked as though it was closed. The bottom of the door was not closed all the way. I believe this gap at the bottom of the door was the entry point for the carbon monoxide to enter the vehicle causing multiple persons to become ill that were not in the vehicle when the accident took place.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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