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I'm just thinking, wouldn't it be nice if dealers would actually diagnose and repair the problem? ie, do their job. Instead of customers getting told 'there is nothing wrong' or 'they are all like that' and forced to try dealer after dealer to find one who can help? Particularly when it is a very obvious and recurring problem? This is the same old Chrysler dealership crap as has happened for decades, I'm just wondering if it will ever stop.

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But that would mean they would actually have to work :surprise:

I don't think it's possible man.. It's like they keep their service bays open to give you answers like that specifically. Seriously. I hate it.
 

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one of the main problem with 4 cylinder engines is its vibration, it is one of the reasons why Mercedes try the 5 cylinder engine to counter act that vibration. The 6 and 8 cylinders have enough there to counter act each other, and the vibration can be taken out with timing & balancing
That being said. I run a courier cars with ford focus 05-09, and every one I have had vibrates, and the fix is change all the mounts, but it only reduce the vibration never removes it completely.
but at 30 mile to the gal. and I can run them 200,000 + miles, the body rotts out before the engine lets go. There to many variables that can cause a vibration from the engine to the transmission & torque converter for which it can take a mechanic dream repair to a nightmare. and finding it could cost you a lot of money. specially when all parameters are in normal range. What is a mechanic to do? he says its normal you say not.
so the next step live with it, or overhaul the engine to new tolerances and balance every rotating part, then the torque converter and transmission overhauled. and when your all done it still may vibrate. Its an inherent flaw of a 4 cylinder engine. That's why the have big rubber engine mounts.
 

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I have seen a lot of good discussions on here about the same problem I have with my 2014 Compass, with 5,000 miles on it, but the discussions are long on complaint descriptions but sadly short on answers. Perhaps someone has updated information? When I am stopped at a stop light with my foot on the brake, there is a lot of engine vibration. If I take my foot off the brake the vibration stops, but it starts again when I step on the brake. If I move the gear shift from drive to either neutral or park the vibration stops and does not return when I go back to drive. I went to the dealer who told me they can't ascertain the problem without hearing it, but it happens for only a short time each time I have started the vehicle. With all the comments on here about the problem, I would think the dealer should know about it.
i have the same issue with my 2012 jeep compass but now the issue has worsened to the point of low idle rpm but the dealership i went to had no idea what it could be but now with this new issue im concerned it may stall at a light on in the drive truh when im getting my morning coffee. Im a small engine mechanic but this issue if beyond my abilities, if anyone has any ideas of what the issue could be if you could reply to the main thread that would be amazing!!!
 

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Vibration in D when stopped at a traffic light is common to all automatic transmissions. The engine is trying to go forward but can't because you've got it braked. So it trembles a little. When you take your foot off the brake its not being held back anymore and the vibration goes away.

Also be aware that the 1st generation Compasses only have 30,000 mile spark plugs. If you're significantly past the 30,000 mile mark its time to change the plugs. Plugs are an easy DIY project. There are probably some helpful posts on this site. Use the search box at the right end of the black menu bar above or maybe search for videos on Youtube. These are the same engines as the Jeep Patriot and Dodge Caliber so it shouldn't be hard to find instructions.
 

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2012 CVT Jeep Compass

Hi all,

I've been going through the thread and all the issues sound similar to mine, but a little off. My 2012 Compass will vibrate when idling at a light or stop sign and the vibration fluctuates. If I put it in park it will subside, but there is still a faint vibration. Now when I have the AC on it gets worse. Also, if I do anything with an electric device (Window, seat, defrost) it also does a tiny jumpy vibration. I haven't yet brought it anywhere to be looked at, but plan to. I do think the exhaust pipe rattles, but the main vibration sounds like it is coming from the engine area. I was thinking engine mounts, but I am not sure yet. Any suggestions or advice, before I bring it in for diagnostics?

Thanks in advance,

John
 

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That vibration could be coming from the dashboard. Check the plastic part that covers the front windshield defrosting vents. When you hear the vibration touch that part and apply pressure to it. It might be that the seal or gasket was not put in place or it just might need one. I remember many years ago and had this vibration problem from the dashboard. It is at least worth looking into.

let me know what you find on your car please. Or for that matter let everyone know.
 

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Hi all,

I've been going through the thread and all the issues sound similar to mine, but a little off. My 2012 Compass will vibrate when idling at a light or stop sign and the vibration fluctuates. If I put it in park it will subside, but there is still a faint vibration. Now when I have the AC on it gets worse. Also, if I do anything with an electric device (Window, seat, defrost) it also does a tiny jumpy vibration. I haven't yet brought it anywhere to be looked at, but plan to. I do think the exhaust pipe rattles, but the main vibration sounds like it is coming from the engine area. I was thinking engine mounts, but I am not sure yet. Any suggestions or advice, before I bring it in for diagnostics?

Thanks in advance,

John
Hi John,
We're sorry to hear that you are experiencing this. If you need any assistance while working with your dealer, please feel free to send us a PM. We would be happy to connect you with a Case Specialist.
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