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06-05-2007 12:48 PM
Cherokee There is a possibility you did not receive the mailing/notice because your vehicle was not affected by this particular recall. You can always call Jeep customer service with your VIN# just to make sure, but chances are if you did not get anything, then they most likely corrected the problem before you took delivery. Hopefully, that is the case.

As with me and some of the TSB's that were out for my car, most of them had already been corrected before I bought it. I had the dealer pull all of them up when I took it in for my first scheduled maintenance. Camshaft cap bolt torque, front seat clicking and a possible fuse that might not have been connected properly, I believe was all that was out at that time. I just recently received the newest updates on that and might have to have a couple things re-programmed next week when I take it in again for maintenance #2. We will just have to see.

06-01-2007 05:51 PM
Originally Posted by Cherokee
Not too sure what you mean as to a "follow up" on the brake recall, flybynight. Did you get the notice and get it fixed? What kind of follow up are you referring to? I received the notice and took it in for reprogramming, but have not heard anything back in response to that.

I never got the notice
05-24-2007 03:17 AM
Cherokee Not too sure what you mean as to a "follow up" on the brake recall, flybynight. Did you get the notice and get it fixed? What kind of follow up are you referring to? I received the notice and took it in for reprogramming, but have not heard anything back in response to that.

05-24-2007 02:55 AM
RedVortex Me neither...

The only problem they are working on right now for Compass/Caliber/Patriot/Wrangler and some others is a conflict between the remote starter and the electronic door lock. One or the other is having an intermittent problem with the other so that sometimes you are unable to lock the doors with the remote control after getting out of the truck. You have to put your key in the ignition so that it is able to "read" the chip in it (less than one second) then remove it and from this point your are able to lock your doors with the remote.

So far they haven't had any luck fixing this (I know, I've been having this problem for 6 months now). Jeep knows about this and it happens with a Mopar remote starter. They are currently testing a solutions which consists of removing the Mopar remoter starter and replacing it with a third party one to see if that fixes the problem.

I'll keep you posted.

05-17-2007 09:09 PM
flybynight_x1 Anyone ever get a follow up on the brake issue recall?

I have not heard a word. : :
02-16-2007 07:35 PM
Cherokee I, too am aware of the brake recall, which is supposed to officially come out in February. As of yet, I have not received anything in the mail, and my light is not on. The only thing I have noticed, which I believe someone else mentioned, is the noise they make in reverse. For me, that seems to only happen first thing in the morning. I have also heard the brakes squeal a little upon first driving it in the morning, while in reverse and without my foot on the brake. My mechanic said these type brakes may hold a little residual pressure which would explain the noise. Something about Jeeps and brakes. Even my '91 Cherokee had a recall on the brake system, as the brake lines were installed too close and were being squeezed during braking. However, this was not a problem for me, as just a couple of months ago, I just replaced the original factory brakes.

02-16-2007 03:10 AM
RedVortex Hello Fivefut2,

I live on the south shore of Montreal, pretty much near you I guess.

I have not had any ice on the inside the windshield since I've had it.

As for air pressure, you're just way too low and that's why your sensors complain, I think they start complaining at about 26 PSI if I remember well. It happend to me once because of a tire that got punctured by a nail and was slowly deflating on the highway.

You need to have 32 psi or 220 kpa in your tires before driving (when you drive, the pressure goes higher and it is normal). That's the recommend pressure for your tires on the Compass. Even with the temperature varations we had here recently my tire sensors never complained even once.

Brake noise... I've not had any problems with that. However, many people think that their brakes are noisy but it is because of the ABS engaging when braking in snowy or icy conditions. Might be your case, might be not. When the ABS engage, it is very noisy ad you feel a lot of vibration in the brake pedal and in the truck overall, and it is very normal that this happens. If this vibration/noise also happens when you brake on dry/wet road and that the ABS don't engage, this is abnormal.

As for mileage, I do have to say that I am not very impressed with it, but again, I'm an agressive driver and it shows on the mileage. I would be very glad to have 10 or 20 liters more in the tank. For now, I fill it up completely every 300-350 kilometers.

As for the remote key lock/unlock thing... I posted this as a problem in another post and I finally had my first oil change this week and reported this problem. Chrylser knows there is an intermittent problem that sometimes happens when you get out of the vehicle and are unable to use lock/unlock from your remote control. They have this problem on Compass, Calibers and Wrangler for now. They are trying to figure this one out but they think it might have something to do with the remote starter, but again, they are not sure yet. The only way around for now is to get back in the vehicle, start the engine for 2 ou 3 seconds then get out again and you should now be able to lock/unlock the vehicle with your remote key fob.

As for the CVT I don't quite share your opinion. I agree that this transmission is something to get used to but it performs very well. I did notice though that when it is very cold outside, the few first minutes of driving seems to be hard on the transmission. But I had a Chevrolet Venture before and it was the same. Automatic transmissions are like that it seems. That's heavy oil there and when it is cold it reacts slowly, but usually it comes back to normal within a couple of minutes of driving and shifting. Don't ask me why but engaging manually engaging 4x4 on those days helped me, maybe rear differential was having a hard too. It too has oil so having it forced to roll but engaging 4x4 mode instead of being "dragged" by the front wheels seems to help. Again, very cold days only and I do believe it is normal behavior until the oil warms up.

I also asked about this brake recall yesterday on my first oil change and they don't know anything about it, the technician checked every notice they had for this truck one by one and hasn't found any recall regarding brakes.

Too bad you don't like your Compass, maybe you can try the Patriot when it comes out, it is bigger, trail rated and cheaper and it is based on the same frame as the Compass/Caliber.

02-12-2007 01:37 AM
Fivefut2 This is my first post, and I'll apologize ahead of time that it is full of grumbling!

I've had my 2007 Compass for just under 3 months and have had a few problems with it. I have less than 3000 kms on it. I'm going back to the dealer later this month and talk about trading it in on something else. I'm not at all happy with the vehicle. I have ice on the inside of the windshield on the really cold days. Has anyone else experienced this??

I have put air in the tires on 3 seperate occasions and still can't get the tire pressure sensor to stop blinking. (I know that in cold weather the tire pressure is less than usual, but my first reading in cold weather was reading 24 pounds in 2 tires and 26 in the other 2.) I have pretty much given up trying to get it to stop.

I have brake noise and I'm unhappy with the door lock/unlock system and there is no place inside the vehicle that locks. Generally the glovebox at least locks, but not in the Compass.

I haven't even bothered to figure out mileage on it. I've kept my receipts, but am a transplanted American and still don't have this kilometre/litre thing figured out! LOL

All in all, I'm not pleased with the CVT as it seems sluggish and on really cold days, it seems to take a bit to catch up with the acceleration of the RPMs.

I'm glad everyone else here seems to be happy with the vehicle. I thought I would be as I was relying on the strength of the Jeep name, but I am disappointed.

And, now I read that there's a brake recall....

Sorry, that's all the ranting for now.
12-28-2006 04:18 PM
welshfyr Thanks for the 'heads up'!
12-28-2006 04:12 AM
ACX sounds like there MAY be one more to add..
computer issue with no injuries or accidents reported. may be just a reflash.

DETROIT (Reuters) -- DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group said Friday it would recall more than 68,000 of its newest vehicles, including the just-released Dodge Nitro sport utility vehicle and the Jeep Compass.

Chrysler said that 62,339 vehicles from its 2007 model-year line-up would be recalled to fix a brake system problem it said could cause drivers to lose control.

Chrysler said 11 models across all three of its brands were affected by the recall with notices scheduled to go out to registered owners in February.

In addition to the Nitro and the Compass, 2007 models covered by the recall are the Chrysler Sebring, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Caliber, Jeep Commander, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty, the company said.

Chrysler said some of the vehicles could suffer a failure of a computer that controls the brakes, causing a loss of anti-lock and brake distribution systems, traction control and speedometer functions.

The automaker said no accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of the brake glitch.

The company said owners of the models covered by the recall should take their vehicles to Chrysler Group dealers for inspection if the instrument panel warning light is illuminated.
12-20-2006 10:18 AM
welshfyr Just received mine in the mail yesterday.
12-02-2006 03:16 PM
flybynight_x1 Yep thats the exact same thing I got.

At least it was an easy fix
12-01-2006 08:19 PM
Jeep Compass Recalls

I found out there's already one recall for the Compass. So I created a setion called Jeep Compass Recalls.

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