The Jeep Compass is a compact crossover SUV that slots between the Renegade and the Cherokee in the Jeep lineup. It has had a steady, though lackluster, presence since it was released in 2007, generally ranking behind other crossovers and SUVs. It targets the “lifestyle” consumer looking for an affordable, city-friendly vehicle with a high-end infotainment system and some off-road capabilities for the weekend. Having more than doubled its sales in 2018 to over 170,000 units and kept that pace in 2019 at almost 144,000 units, it seems that Jeep is finding its target.
The Compass is available in four typical models—the base level Sport, the mid-range Latitude, the high-end Latitude, and the off-road Trailhawk. Every model is available in four-wheel-drive with a sluggish 4-cylinder engine and 9-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission.
The Compass has a reputation for being underwhelming and problematic. Even in full working order, it is described as cramped, lacking agility, jittery, and lethargic. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports numerous recalls, investigations and complaints about the Compass. It received hundreds of complaints about the 2016, 2017 and 2018 models, and currently has open investigations into faulty airbags in the 2016 and 2017 model and the sale of a vehicle with a known safety defect in the 2017 model.
Abeel & Associates can help you deal with the issues you are facing with your Compass.
Recent model year Compass are experiencing the following defects:
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