Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Shen Valley, VA
'12 CVT Overheat
Hi all, we have been happy with our 2012 compass (2.4L) so far for it's first 40,000 miles. Recently went on a long trip with hot weather. CVT overheated both down and back at about 300 miles. Was in left lane and had very little room to get off road, resulting in a terrifying and very unsafe situation. We did stop for a meal about 100 miles before both overheats. Gas mileage was less than 20 MPG. We do this trip once or twice yearly in the summer, so I need problem resolved.
I am taking the vehicle in for service today and have a few questions about what to expect:
-Should I expect a fluid change as it is likely burnt (No dipstick, can't tell)
-If no codes are shown, they obviously won't be able to replicate problem, what should I do in a "Sorry, we dunno" situation.
- Is adding a tranny cooler a common COVERED resoution? We have the primo allstate warranty
- Are these trannies being replaced, updared, etc..
Thank you all for your time and replies!