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post #1 of 6 Old 11-20-2018, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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Stop Safely. Vehicle will shut off soon. Compass Trailhawk

Hello, my new compass with just less than 200 miles is showing this. I took it back to the dealer but they could not find any code and asked me to bring it over when the message is active. I just want to check if anyone has seen this message. I looked online and the only place I could find it being asked is in a jeep JL wrangler forum and they have Jeep care specialists that took their information since there's a good amount reporting about it with their new jeeps.
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If it doesn’t happen again, it might be a glitch. Did the battery warning came out at the same time. If there is an issue with the battery, the car can throw strange errors since the sensors are under powered and can give false signals. If it happened after a cold morning, check to see if battery is healthy and connections are tight. If it was something serious enough to shut off the engine, I would assume a code would be stored. The only way I can imagine no code being stored after such an event is a glitch or an error under conditions that the computer cannot even write errors.


My cousins Audi had a similar error like “stop safely, engine malfunction”. It turned out to be a lose battery terminal.


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Likely a bad ground or a short if the battery light came on.

1. Check ground (have dealer do that).
2. Check battery (take to autozone or O'Rileys)
3. Un-attach battery terminals and re-connect ensuring good fitment (have dealer do that).

I won't trust the dealer to check your battery. They just use a Tech 2 Scanner or equiv which only sees that the battery checked in for a hot second. Your better using a tester specific to the battery.
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So far, IMHO, it seems that there are a LOT of electrical issues with these new Compasses.

All I can say is that I'm glad I bought the extended warranty!

I've had a number of "electrical malfunctions" all ready
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If it doesn’t happen again, it might be a glitch. Did the battery warning came out at the same time. If there is an issue with the battery, the car can throw strange errors since the sensors are under powered and can give false signals. If it happened after a cold morning, check to see if battery is healthy and connections are tight. If it was something serious enough to shut off the engine, I would assume a code would be stored. The only way I can imagine no code being stored after such an event is a glitch or an error under conditions that the computer cannot even write errors.


My cousins Audi had a similar error like “stop safely, engine malfunction”. It turned out to be a lose battery terminal.


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It happens once in a while after a cold start. It does not store any code though and yes it also has the battery light. So far I have noticed it happen most when on remote start. Also at the same time the whole cabin smells of burnt plastic when I open the door while the engine is running around 10 mins from when I remote start it.
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Likely a bad ground or a short if the battery light came on.

1. Check ground (have dealer do that).
2. Check battery (take to autozone or O'Rileys)
3. Un-attach battery terminals and re-connect ensuring good fitment (have dealer do that).

I won't trust the dealer to check your battery. They just use a Tech 2 Scanner or equiv which only sees that the battery checked in for a hot second. Your better using a tester specific to the battery.
I have it schedule not at the dealership where I bought it since it's a bit of a drive but an affiliate jeep dealership near me.
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