[Fixed] Malfunction Light : Bad Battery Connection
[I had previously created and deleted a topic similar to this, because I assumed the problem was a stupid little gas cap. But now that the problem has expanded and it was unrelated to the gas cap, I thought I should repost the story for info and discussion.]
I'm nearing the end of my 36,000 mile warranty, currently at around 34,500 and I'm having issues with my Compass. Over the past few days my Malfunction light has came on and remained on while driving. I checked the manual and it says it's okay to drive as long as the light doesn't start flashing.
After speaking to the dealership, I was told that it was possibly my gas cap not being tight enough. So I thought Okay, I'll just try that. But the light coming on didn't really line up with the last time I refueled. I adjusted the gas cap and the next time I started my car, and the light was off next time I started my car. So I assumed this was the issue.
Now two days later, it's a crazy adventure when driving my car. At random moments all the electrical components in "****pit" of the car will turn off and then back on. Making the chime, similar to that of startup. It's almost like the car stalling, except the engine is still running. The radio, EVIC, Mileage, etc (not sure about speedometer, will check next time) all turn off. It doesn't seem to effect the engine too much, but the transmission feels stiff and sluggish. I don't really loose control or anything. Or maybe it just hasn't stayed off long enough for me to notice control loss. The malfunction light is now back on.
I called the dealership and the next available appt is next Wednesday. I'm somewhat disappointed, since I'm driving around a car that randomly looses power. I'm praying that driving around like this isn't causing more damage. I'm avoiding driving when possible, but when I need to drive, I drive. I'm hoping the issues don't get any worse and that I'll make it until Wednesday.
I'm curious if anyone else has had an malfunction light issues or electrical problems, and what the outcome was.
Jeep Compass LIMITED 4x2 - Jeep Green
*Boston Speaker Upgrade
*Sirius Sat. Radio
*Black Vent Visors
*LED Multi-Color Underglow
*Rallye Body Kit [Pending Installation]