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The defrosters can not keep up. On Sunday it was cold -5 deg. Just the wife and me in the 2011 compass on a highway trip of 70 miles. We had the defrost on high and all it could do was keep the front windshield clear, and a little spot by mirrors. If we put any heat on the floor the windshield would fog up. You could not see out of the side windows they were iced up. There was go heat. We were the only car in walmart that was frosted up. Does any buddy have a fix. Thanks
 

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The defrosters can not keep up. On Sunday it was cold -5 deg. Just the wife and me in the 2011 compass on a highway trip of 70 miles. We had the defrost on high and all it could do was keep the front windshield clear, and a little spot by mirrors. If we put any heat on the floor the windshield would fog up. You could not see out of the side windows they were iced up. There was go heat. We were the only car in walmart that was frosted up. Does any buddy have a fix. Thanks

Hey chas54,

I am sorry to hear about your concern with your Compass’s defrosters. I could not find any service bulletins related to your vehicles concerns. I would advise you to bring your vehicle’s behavior to the attention of certified FCA dealership. Please let me know if you have any further questions, via private message.
 

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defrost problems

I talked with a coworker today and they have the same problem with there 2014 jeep compass. I will talk with our jeep dealer, maybe they will have a answer or a number I can call. Hope there is a fix?
 

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I have seen this problem before. Older vehicles had bigger defrost vents (width across the base of the window). The moved more air covering a bigger area. If you're in a very cold winter climate it unlikely it will be able to keep up. But even if it can sort of you freeze because there is little heat left after running over the super cold windows.

Few engineers design for our winter or very cold US location. -20C and below only the best SUV's and Vans will cut it. Things to watch for when buying new vehicles. Washer squitter spreads is another which doesn't work with less than 3 outputs.
 
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