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post #1 of 16 Old 11-20-2016, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone just picked up a 2010 4x4 Jeep Compass North and when I pull the T lever 4WD lock nothing happens? There is no error on dash.

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Take it back to the dealer as you need to check everything is working on used vehicles. Especially the CVT, take a long drive to ensure the tranny is shifting properly and not overheating.

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Ok Nub question here is my Jeep Compass not considered a 4x4 because the 4wd lock is not working and with little experience with my Jeep Compass is the my 2010 Jeep Compass north freedom drive 1 or 2 ?
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Sorry a bit confused. First if you have the lever and a ensignia on the vehicle saying 4x4 etc then it applies. The lever would not be there otherwise. Freedom 1 and 2 differentiates between the CVT builds that had a lower range gear shall we say for off roading. Only you or the dealer can confirm that. Vin number codes everything and Chrysler (if you contact them) can email a build list of your vehicle in a few weeks easily or sooner.

Read the owners manual on the relevant sections which may shed light on it. I don't know what they change in 2010 per say but should NOT be much different from the 2009 my wife has other than body got changed. Once the lever is activated it shows on the dash even after turned off and back on again. I does Not get reset after tuning the vehicle off.

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Hello everyone just picked up a 2010 4x4 Jeep Compass North and when I pull the T lever 4WD lock nothing happens? There is no error on dash.

Please help
Thanks Ty
Hi Ty,

Just wanted to echo the previous posters--I would highly recommend taking a trip back to the dealership to have everything checked out to see why your lever is not working. Let me know if you need any help.

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post #6 of 16 Old 11-22-2016, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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I brought it back to my Chrysler dealer and they looked at it for about 2 hours. They said that they ordered the parts and will give me a call.
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Very good, they did not say what was wrong eh!! Anyway they should check the power train out completely and verify all firmware is current before returning it to you. Clearly it was not done before or this would not have been missed. I don't know if codes were generated for it when it did not turn on. But now you know to pay attention to it while driving as well after. Good you got it from a Chrysler dealer. Its not normal condition.

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post #8 of 16 Old 11-25-2016, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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I think buying from the Chrysler dealership may of helped. The part is in and they told me it's just the switch just needs replacing.
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Good, post back when you get it to confirm as well when you can. You might want to use it now and then to ensure 4WD is working before winter sets in. There is no addition hit for driving with it on other than millage. My wife leaves hers on most of the winter.

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I've posted this before, but: You can quickly find out what equipment your vehicle has (or doesn't):

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You can also try the Mopar 'dashboard'.

https://www.mopar.com/en-us/my-vehicle/dashboard.html
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post #12 of 16 Old 11-29-2016, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone switch has been replaced.4wd lock know works
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Very good, give the system a good work out to ensure the rear is actually driving you when engaged.

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My gf told me she's slidin around like crazy this morning....I'd say maybe 3-4" or so give or take of heavy powder on the roads. She said she pulled the lever to engage it and the dash indicates 4WD is on. Now she may just be freakin out because she hates driving in snow.....but is there anything I should check once I can get a chance to drive the car and see for myself?
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My gf told me she's slidin around like crazy this morning....I'd say maybe 3-4" or so give or take of heavy powder on the roads. She said she pulled the lever to engage it and the dash indicates 4WD is on. Now she may just be freakin out because she hates driving in snow.....but is there anything I should check once I can get a chance to drive the car and see for myself?
tires, their condition, and driving appropriately for road conditions, are the biggest factors. Less likely but possible there could be a minor issue that is magnified once you hit snow. For example you could have a brake that is dragging slightly but not really noticeable until you are in low traction conditions. It's always a good idea on the first snowfall to drive around a bit, like in an empty parking lot, to observe how the vehicle is handling on snow. It also reminds you how to drive in snow
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TO be 100% honest, there is hardly any difference between 4x4 lock and the non locked mode on very slippery roads, the system is smart enough to engage the rear end when necessary


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