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post #1 of 9 Old 03-25-2019, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Battery dead after sitting for the weekend

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Has anyone else had an issue where their 2018 Jeep compass battery is completely dead after sitting for 2 days or the weekend? I mean dead to the point the doors won't even unlock. I have an appointment to take it to the dealer AGAIN for this reoccurring problem and I was just curious if it was a common problem.

The only thing I have done to the vehicle electric wise was change the dome lights to LED; I'm sure that wouldn't cause an issue.
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post #2 of 9 Old 03-25-2019, 08:32 PM
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Never happened to me and this is the first time I hear this.
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post #3 of 9 Old 03-25-2019, 10:17 PM
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I've had two incidents where the car radio did not turn off after I got out of the car and set the alarm. In both cases, the radio immediately turned off when I opened the door again, but it had been on for more than an hour when it happened the first time. If it had happened when I'd parked for the night rather than during a brief stop while shopping, it could have easily killed the battery. Could be what's happening with yours.

FWIW, Jeep service found no issues when I had them check it out. Still, it's worth having them check the car over just to get the problem logged. If it keeps happening and they can't resolve it, getting it documented might be invaluable if you want to push for a lemon law buyback or a more expensive repair (if it happens again, I'm going to push them to replace the computer and the UConnect system).
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post #4 of 9 Old 03-26-2019, 11:29 AM
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Haven't had your exact issues but these things are becoming well known for electrical issues so just document everything well and get your dealer to work with you.

They have weak, bargain bin batteries in them to start with, doesn't take much to kill them off. I had a defective BCM replaced last spring and things got better for mine when left a couple of days at a time, I think (we barely ever leave it sitting for that long).
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post #5 of 9 Old 03-26-2019, 04:19 PM
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Hey everyone,

Has anyone else had an issue where their 2018 Jeep compass battery is completely dead after sitting for 2 days or the weekend? I mean dead to the point the doors won't even unlock. I have an appointment to take it to the dealer AGAIN for this reoccurring problem and I was just curious if it was a common problem.

The only thing I have done to the vehicle electric wise was change the dome lights to LED; I'm sure that wouldn't cause an issue.
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post #6 of 9 Old 03-26-2019, 06:53 PM
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No problems here...I replaced 6 of the interior bulbs with LEDs and added 2 to the "Flags" in the hatch area and also added a LED to the bottom of each door that is connected to the interior lights and the Compass has sat for days with no battery issues.
post #7 of 9 Old Today, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone! The dealer got back to me and they said it looks like the radio has been staying on resulting in the battery drain! Waiting on a replacement!
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post #8 of 9 Old Today, 10:13 PM
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Wow funny thing is my radio is now staying on after my dealer told me they "updated it". I noticed it the other day after I came outside to get something from my car. I got it to finally turn off after hitting the on off button like 8 times. I was worried my battery was going to die if it stayed on.
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post #9 of 9 Old Today, 10:17 PM
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I hope your problem is easily solved. I'll post my story just in case that doesn't solve the problem. Around 200,000 my '08 Patriot (sister to the Compass) started running down the battery every few hours. It wrecked the original battery, wrecked a replacement battery, and wrecked the original alternator because it was constantly trying to recharge the drained battery. My dealer found a bad spot in the wiring harness directly below the battery. A new harness solved the problem. Cost about $1200 and I debated doing the repair due to the age/miles of the vehicle. I'm glad I got it fixed -- I got a couple more trouble-free years out of it.
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