Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Belleville, ON, Canada
Outside temp should not be a factor. The whining could be something slipping of if there is a pump in the CVT something wrong with it. Keep at them since the steel belt inside may also be defective. The CVT cannot be repaired only swapped out for a new one. Been there and done that already on mine. They're expensive and a big job taking days.
The transmission (see your owners manual for specific) can tow up to 2000lbs if you have a COOLER. But note the cooler is for the ENGINE not the transmission like other regular automatics. It keeps the engine running cooler under load. High quality oil and/or synthetic oil will make it easier on the engine in those situations. But there is no external oil cooler for the CVT whether you tow or not. I know all of this is not relivent to your situation but I am putting it out there just in case.
99% if the CVT fluid is not real low which they should have detected already as the first thing to check. You're going to need a new CVT. They're wasting your time if its happening since there is nothing they can do other than change the fluid and filter but that is a service requirement arte 100k miles which you are knowhere near. Hence NEW CVT is the only resolutions. Tell them you want a new CVT since its not serviceable and its the CVT everytime having a problem.
You can take it to another dealer if they're not helping you and/or complain to Chrysler customer service and open a case which will speed it up.
Jeep Compass 2009
4x4, 2.4L, CVT
heated seats, TPMS
General Altimax RT43 P225/65R17
Yellow Fog Lamps
CLASS III Curtis Hitch
SOLD @ 153,000km Oct. 2018 THE END !!
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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