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post #1 of 7 Old 02-16-2010, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Car stalls out at red lights

It seems my 2007 compass does not like to sit at red lights. If the light is too long I get a shudder and the engine dies. This is random and I cannot predict when it will happen. I have been to the dealer twice. The first time they flashed the computer. The second time they could not get the car to stall??
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-16-2010, 10:37 AM
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post #3 of 7 Old 02-17-2010, 07:49 AM
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LOL at i2, but yes, welcome to the forum and sorry to hear about your trouble. So if your car stalls while sitting at a light, does it do it any other time you are at idle for a brief period? Next question, are you stopped on any kind of a grade i.e. uphill/downhill? Again, welcome and I hope you enjoy the site!

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post #4 of 7 Old 02-17-2010, 02:54 PM
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It seems my 2007 compass does not like to sit at red lights. If the light is too long I get a shudder and the engine dies. This is random and I cannot predict when it will happen. I have been to the dealer twice. The first time they flashed the computer. The second time they could not get the car to stall??
Any thoughts.
i had the EXACT same problem it did it randomly. mb 3-4 times a week. first day i got the car it stalled at the drive thru... went to the dealer a few times they flashed it ect. they finally found a fault with the alternator. have them test your alternator. since my alternator was changed i haven't had my vehicle stall in the past year and a half.
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if you need i can try to find my service record for the repair and scan it so you can show them if you have any issues... are you still under warranty?
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-24-2010, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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I am taking the car in tomorrow under warranty - any information to help them fix the car would be great. Thanks for the info.

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post #7 of 7 Old 08-21-2010, 07:32 PM
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That's dangerous. Not in my jeep...but this happened to me on the freeway!
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