Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Belleville, ON, Canada
Hey don't get me wrong. Yeah they look and ride of the Compass is good. The new one is more like other Jeeps. Looks is a personal thing anyway.
I was merely giving a heads up at what you might run into as many others here on there 2007 to 2009, mind you there is not many 09's flagging suspension problems yet but. I've done the rear struts already (leaked and knocked in the back).
One other new buyer indicated the front may or was fixed. That's what I thought when I bought the 2009 here, but no changes and that was from a mechanic at a dealer. The CVT develops a shudder or vibration coming to a stop. I've had it for a year now. Because of the number of vehicles doing this they class it as NORMAL. Hence no repair is done. If it moves you live with it. I doubt anything was changed there but i haven't researched the 2011 on those and other points where they've cost the owners big money.
So if you did not see at these you've missed a lot here. I did not take the issues seriously I heard of thinking after 3 years they would have changed or resolve the problems with the Calibre, Compass and Patriot all have the same suspension components and CVT oh and engine. It appears they've done little other than redesigned the front struts for builds after April 2009. I am in the old group so a problem one day and out of pocket if it does not fail in warranty.
Enjoy and as long as you're forewarned in aware that maybe there are some assumption that they did make changes. I have yet to see it say in any dealer documentation.
I wish I bought something else now but its a bit late unless I can swing a good trade in on something else.
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; 03-10-2011 at 09:57 PM.
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