I have had a whole slew of electronic gremlin issues similar to jjcom's list, always with piddly things that are annoying but not bad enough to get me to bring it in (other than the remote start issues they fixed last spring by replacing the BCM). I still have a lot of gremlins. The touch controls for the heated seats and wheel have a mind of their own. The HVAC decides to set the system temperature to LOW, MAX AC for no reason when its 5 degrees outside. Experienced both of those issues last night. Then off and on there will be a glitch with the proximity key, ESS, and other little things that cause me a momentary spike of anger and frustration and then I move on with my day.
I too would probably be less irked if the loaners they give me from Chrysler did not have all the same options without exhibiting these headaches. I honestly think the Compass must have been severely off-target on its manufacturing and development cost because they really needed to slot it into a very tight, specific price range and to make that mark they straight up had to stop once it was almost just barely good enough, otherwise the last shred of profit margin on it would be gone OR they would have to sell it at a higher cost which they were unwilling to do.
It is really a shame because for instance that loaner 2018 Chrysler 300, you can tell they did not stop throwing development money at it until everything worked 100%. Same with the 2017 Dodge Ram I ride in frequently, they spent whatever needed to be spent to make sure all was well on that. But something went wrong with the projected costs for the Compass and FCA wouldn't cough up another dollar to give the engineers enough time to make it completely right. I don't think even the Renegade has the persistent, widespread issues that we do somehow and its really a shame, and frustrating for us.
I feel like I can deal with the amount of issues I have on mine, I don't see anything better anywhere on the market currently, at least not in this price range... but I am tempted to go test drive one of the new V6 Chevy Blazers now that they have re-released that. The RS trim looks pretty darn sharp. I can tell you for sure, if there were no ongoing electrical gremlins in this Jeep Compass I would not even consider anything else, but there ARE ongoing electrical issues, with what feels like ZERO hope that FCA will ever care to fix them, and thats exactly what might ultimately drive me to turning in this lease and going with the Chevy.
Its actually probably too late at this point, even if FCA did suddenly have a sudden passionate desire to address everything we have collectively experienced, jjcom's whole point is that its too little too late. It shouldn't have been allowed to be shipped this way, and I agree.