I just bought my 08 compass NEW from a dealer back in July. Things were ok until a few weeks ago, when the engine light started coming on. At first, the light would come on for a few engine cycles & then would go off. Then it started staying on steadily. Eventually, it got to the point where the engine wouldn't turn off when I turned it off & removed the key. The engine would run for aproximately 30 to 45 seconds & then shut itself down, but a clicking sound would continue, even to the point of going on overnight. I've taken it to the dealer twice & although it will be ok for a few days, it will start doing it again. Yesterday, it started again & my son had to pull the battery cable loose in order to get the compass to quit clicking, lest it run the battery down. Has anyone ever experienced this problem & if so, what fixed it? Sadly, it's not just me having this problem, but a lady with an '08 patriot is also having the same problem, but her vehicle is out of warranty, whereas mine is not. I feel like the dealer really wants to fix this problem, as their service department manager seems very sincere & has gone out of his way to take care of me (he got me a rent car & the dealership took care of the bill). But, the service dept. is stumped. They've called Chrysler about it & they haven't come up with a solution either. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.