Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Belleville, ON, Canada
I talked to a local mechanic and he's seen this on a number of Chrysler vehicles. Caliper defective as they aren't releasing after being pressed during braking. Another very poor quality part on Jeeps. This sucks that means the others may also need replacing soon enough. I can't bleed by myself so he's going to do the work. It won't take long to do anyway.
Repairs are now done:
- new caliper
- bleeding both rear calipers (just in case)
So if you have this problem you'll need a new caliper on the offending side. This is a problem with many Chrysler vehicles according to the mechanic. He was doing a Caravan as well after me with the same issue. NOTE: This is not covered by the Power Train or likely standard warranty. I had noisy pads in the rear after 20k brakes are excluded from base warranty so you're likely on the hook from the get go if the calipers give up the ghost. Also may other and even much older vehicles have their original calipers (steel) still working as I do in my 2002 GC which 289k on it. Ford 2002 Explorer also original calipers. The quality of parts have really become really bad in newer Chrysler products which is likely why they're bottom dweller in JDPower ratings.
Jeep Compass 2009
4x4, 2.4L, CVT
heated seats, TPMS
General Altimax RT43 P225/65R17
Yellow Fog Lamps
CLASS III Curtis Hitch
SOLD @ 153,000km Oct. 2018 THE END !!
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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Last edited by tripplec; 08-28-2014 at 02:32 PM.
Reason: Added final post repair info