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Thanks for this information. I'm considering trading in the Compass for a hybrid.
Well with that millage your 3 years warranty is up but is very low. I'd call Chrysler Customer service and complain about it. They may give into a one time warranty repair for you. If that side is gone you're looking at the other side as well.

Tie rod ends (both sides), Control arms, at minimum. There a lots of post about them failing early especially 2007 year. There is also RockAuto which carries that stuff.

Good luck, I feel your pain. You could phone the local dealer and tell them what broke and that its only xxx miles on it. See what they say or offer since they can approach Chrylser as well. Its worth it, because if you're footing the bill even with aftermarket parts its significant.
 

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David, I'm taking your advice and having the Compass towed by Chrysler to the dealer. Apparently my warranty is not up. I bought the car new in Aug.2008 as a 2007 leftover. Thanks for all your help.
 

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David, I'm taking your advice and having the Compass towed by Chrysler to the dealer. Apparently my warranty is not up. I bought the car new in Aug.2008 as a 2007 leftover. Thanks for all your help.
David?

Anyway, very good if its under warranty. Ask them also the check all the tie rod ends and ball joint etc for problems.

Good luck, now take yourself out to dinner. Saved a bundle let me tell you.
 

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Just a thought I would NOT say how it happened. Other than may a bump going up my driveway etc. Don't mention driving over or hitting something. They may use that as an excuse to charge you for it.
 

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We have updated results for the Compass and Patriot to include owner experiences through December 31, 2010. Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the months since April until the summer or even fall of this year.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010: 55, about average, small sample size

2009: 36, better than average

2008: 62, about average

2007: 91, about average

All are about average.

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

In the case of the 2008, the percentage with no repairs is about 55, and the percentage of lemons is less than one.

Thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in May and August. Additional participants would enable us to fully cover all model years.

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We have updated results for the Patriot and Compass to include owner experiences through March 31, 2011.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010: 69, about average, small sample size

2009: 41, better than average

2008: 52, about average

2007: 88, about average

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

In the case of the 2008, the percentage with no repairs is about 60, and the percentage of lemons is less than one.

We'll have further updates in August and November. Additional participants would enable us to fully cover all model years.

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We have updated results for the Compass and Patriot to include owner experiences through June 30, 2011.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010: 61, about average, small sample size

2009: 47, about average

2008: 52, about average

2007: 107, worse than average

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

In the case of the 2008, the percentage with no repairs is about 60, and the percentage of lemons is about 3.

Thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in November and February. Additional participants would enable us to fully cover all model years.

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We have updated our reliability stats for the Patriot and Compass (on our redesigned site) to include owner experiences through September 30, 2011.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010: 36, better than average, very small sample size

2009: 44, better than average

2008: 47, better than average

2007: 92, about average

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

In the case of the 2008, the percentage with no repairs is about 63, and the percentage of lemons is about 3.

Thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in February and May. Additional participants would enable us to fully cover all model years.

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We have updated our reliability stats for the Patriot and Compass to include owner experiences through September 30, 2012.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010: 24, better than average, small sample size

2009: 15, better than average

2008: 52, about average

2007: 70, about average

We'll have further updates in February and May. We'd love to provide more precise stats and cover more model years--just a matter of getting more owners involved.

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We have updated our reliability stats for the Compass and Patriot to include owner experiences through December 31, 2012.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010: 16, low, small sample size

2009: 16, low

2008: 59, moderate

2007: 57, moderate

Thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in May and August. Additional participants would enable us to fully cover all model years.

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Well i appreciate your idea and extremely good work you'd done for it.I think i'll joining with it its been great pleasure for me.
 

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We've updated our reliability stats for the Compass to include owner experiences through March 31, 2013.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010 Compass: 21, low, small sample size
2009 Compass: 11, low
2008 Compass: 56, moderate
2007 Compass: 58, moderate

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2008 Compass: 62, < 1

We'll have further updates in August and in November.

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We've updated our reliability stats for the Compass to include owner experiences through March 31, 2013.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010 Compass: 21, low, small sample size
2009 Compass: 11, low
2008 Compass: 56, moderate
2007 Compass: 58, moderate

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2008 Compass: 62, < 1

We'll have further updates in August and in November.

For the details, including the descriptions of reported repairs, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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Why am I not surprise the 2009 had dropped a lot since before. I know I have taken mine in so many times and most multiply times to resolve problems that the dealers know me by name!! LOL

I am have been starting to incur expenses on this since the warranty is long gone expect for Powertrain coverages which is not very much at all. I spend more time on this than my 11 year old Grand Cherokee doing repairs it seems.
 

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I fear you've read the results backward. A low repair frequency means there have been few repairs, not many.

It sounds like yours is much worse than most. Unfortunately, this can happen with any car.
 

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I fear you've read the results backward. A low repair frequency means there have been few repairs, not many.

It sounds like yours is much worse than most. Unfortunately, this can happen with any car.
Ooops, yeah well you got that one right. Its a work in progress. One day I'll have it all sorted out once I pin point the last issues.
 

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Jeep Compass Reliability

I've had good luck with Chrysler products, in spite of what Consumer Reports says. J.D.Powers initial quality survey ranks Jeep ahead of Subaru, Mitsubishi, Mazda, and others. And the local Jeep dealer has been good in terms of service. Even Consumer Reports used to rank the import dealers low on service after the sale (I haven't read their recent ratings).
 

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We've updated our reliability stats for the Compass to include owner experiences through June 30, 2013. (Another source is about 14 months behind.)

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010 Compass: 26, low, small sample size
2009 Compass: 52, moderate
2008 Compass: 48, moderate
2007 Compass: 71, moderate

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2008 Compass: 56, < 1

We'll have further updates in November and February.

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We've updated our reliability stats for the Compass to include owner experiences through September 30, 2013.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010 Compass: 46, moderate, small sample size
2009 Compass: 70, moderate
2008 Compass: 54, moderate
2007 Compass: 69, moderate

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2008 Compass: 48, 3

We'll have further updates in February and in May. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

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