The engine blew on mine at 10,700 miles. It took a month for them to replace the engine. Then right after the tensioner and serpentine belt had to be replaced. I have a vibration at about 45 MPH, I am having issues with the auto start/stop all the time (I constantly have to restart the vehicle to make it stop having the auto start/stop error), I have had it tell me there is an attempted break-in (after driving it for 3 hours), the windshield is a rock magnet (cracked windshield and yes I know Michigan roads suck) and I have zero faith in the vehicle. Someone at the dealership dinged my door while it was in for engine replacement, and I went through arbitration and was told, so sad, too bad.
I am on my 4th windshield since taking delivery August 2017. Yes, the roads are bad in MI but, you are correct, the car is a stone magnet and cracks always happen in the line of vision.
I cannot believe you had to have your engine replaced. My neighbor took delivery of a Renegade late last year. The next day, he started the car and the whole electrical system failed. There was smoke coming from the dashboard vents. The Renegade, which shares the same platform as the Compass and Fiat 500, is often referred as the "Handgrenade " here at work due to electrical issues.
I refuse to let my teen age boys drive the car because the transmission has a horrible lag. Also, after backing out of the driveway, when I put the car in drive, there is a 5 second pause before the car even moves.
This car is an embarrassment to the Jeep line up (as is the Renegade). My last lease was a Cherokee which was a great car. My wife has a Grand Cherokee which is also a real Jeep. The new Compass was executed poorly. I am trying to break my lease but, Chrysler Capital have been jerks.