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post #1 of 2 Old 03-06-2012, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Still having problems

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I posted earlier about some problems I was having with my 2011 compass. That included a failure of the redundant controls on the steering wheel, a vibration in the hood, blue-tooth failure to operate, blue-tooth failure to disconnect, wind seepage from the dash area (took 3 times to fix that), and a stress fracture in the windshield. There is also the problem with the heater that the dealer has not been able to replicate because of their intermittent tendency. It blows air but won't get hot (that can be a real problem in upstate NY), it blows air out the mid and top level but not the bottom. When on combined areas it doesn't always blow out the bottom. It has a distinct vibration on initial start up occasionally. Seat heater does not always work.
All of these have been looked at and fixed to some degree except the intermittent electrical problems still plague me. This last week the passenger door somehow shifted and wasn't shutting correctly so the dealer had to adjust the door. It was repaired. Yesterday I pulled into a parking lot and the entire thing just shut down. All the lights on the dash lit up and the whole car just shut down. It started up again after a few seconds with the check engine light on. Took it to the dealer that afternoon and they said this morning they discovered the battery cable was loose. They replaced the cable and cleared the codes. They weren't specific about which codes. My question is one of operations. I've never known of a car that would quit if the battery was disconnected. The car is suppose to run on the charging system so that if the battery dies the car can still operate safely. The battery is for starting the car. Can a battery be disconnected and kill the car? Is it by design? I am still concerned that a bigger issue is at work here and am wondering about safety if it decides to quit while driving down the road at 65. Any help would be appreciated.
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Well check out the individuals who posted that theirs were stalling in a left turn. I don't know if they've go them fixed or why that year started doing it. That problem only surface after 2010 where the design changed. Today computerized vehicle won't run without clean DC power. I know my Grand Cherokee won't the computer goes crazy without a good charged battery.

I wonder how they did the pre inspection with those problems and let you take it.
Give thanks for the warranty.

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heated seats, TPMS
General Altimax RT43 P225/65R17
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