I have a 2017 Jeep Compass. The control arm was recalled for 2018 Jeep Compass models. Apparently, some of the bad control arms are in the 2017 models.
The 2018 has six recalls, you can see them here: https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2018/JEEP/COMPASS/SUV/AWD#recallsI think this is the first I've heard of defective/recalled control arms for the 2nd gen compass, I would like to know more. Anybody have any links/references?
I'm aware of the VIN checker but its of no use to me. Any actual recalls for my particular Compass I would receive by mail. There are no recalls for my 2017.5 model and there never have been. Most recalls are not a blanket/across the board thing. So its entirely possible that others have had recalls for control arms but I have not and looking up my own VIN won't help me find any info about it.^you know you can get the recalls list on the mopar website with the VIN code?
I don't find it strange at all. This is a very, very well and long established pattern of FCA in how they produce vehicles. When they start selling any new model its not really ready/finished and they let the first few years worth of units go out to us early adopters who are the final testers. First 2-3 years they shake down bugs and major defects and by year 4+ it will be a pretty solid car, then if it continues to sell for an additional number of years making 10 years total production then right at the end is when the total number of issues with that model will finally look pretty low, averaged across a decade of production. The Renegade and KL Cherokee are both textbook examples of that pattern.What really makes me think and fascinates me, the amount of really serious issues for the 2nd gen compass!
Regarding, it's only a few years old, the number of major malfunctions reported only here on this forum is massive. Thumb rule says, much more frequently occurring in these last 3 years than for the all previous compass vehicles from the 1st gen 2007-2017, that's 10 years in proportion to 3. Absolutely unproportional!!