2008 JEEP COMPASS VIN: 1J8FT47W38D519799

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VIN 1J8FT47W38D519799 Decoding Jeep Vin Decoder

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Destination Market

U.S., Canada, Mexico, Other Export Market (BUX)

Make

JEEP

Manufacturer Name

FCA US LLC

Model

Compass

Model Year

2008

Series

MK

Trim

Rallye

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Company Name

Belvidere Assembly

Series2

Hatchback Tall body style

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1C: 4,001 - 5,000 lb (1,814 - 2,268 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Steering Location

Left-Hand Drive (LHD)

Drive Type

FWD/Front-Wheel Drive

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2400.0

Displacement (CI)

146.45698582735

Displacement (L)

2.4

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Other Engine Info

Engine Info: 16Value Dual VVT Sales Code: ED3

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2008 JEEP COMPASS Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
16.4%

2008 JEEP COMPASS Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1J8FT47W38D519799

Components: STRUCTURE

December 19, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11173355
Consumer Location: ERIE, PA
VIN: 1J8FT47W38D****

Summary of Complaint

SUB FRAME RUSTED OUT MAKING THE CAR NOT SAFE TO DRIVE AND IT WOULD COST $1700 FOR REPAIR. NO NOTICE WAS SENT OUT TO OWNERS; ONLY MECHANICS. NO PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROBLEM. CAR WAS DRIVEN BY MY 82 YEAR OLD MOTHER IN LAW. I AM HER SON IN LAW AND I WAS DRIVING HER CAR TO TAKE HER TO AN APPOINTMENT; AND SUDDENLY IT WAS DIFFICULT TO HANDLE, GOING TO THE RIGHT. I TOOK IT TO MY MECHANIC, AND WAS TOLD THE CAR WAS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE. SUB FRAME RUST. MY MECHANIC KNEW ABOUT THE PROBLEM FROM JEEP, BUT RESEARCHING IT ONLINE CONFIRMED WHAT HE TOLD ME. JEEP KNEW OF THE PROBLEM AND EXTENDED THE WARRANTY BUT DID NOT RECALL THE CAR; JUST SENT NOTIFICATIONS TO MECHANICS, NOT THE OWNERS. MY MOTHER IN LAW HAD THE CAR INSPECTED IN JULY 2018 BY HER MECHANIC. VIN NUMBER INDICATED EXTENDED WARRANTY ON FRAME EXPIRED SEPT 2018. PROBLEM HAPPENED IN DEC. 2018. I CONFIRMED ALL THE ABOVE WITH LOCAL JEEP DEALERSHIP. WE APPROACHED MY MOTHER IN LAWS MECHANIC AND HE ADMITTED KNOWING OF THE PROBLEM, BUT APPARENTLY MISSED IT IN INSPECTION OR CHOSE NOT TO TELL HER. THE CAR WAS WELL CARED FOR. OIL CHANGES ETC...79,000 MILES NEAR PERFECT BODY AND NOW I'M TOLD IT'S JUNK--AND ONLY WORTH $200! I CALLED JEEP CORP OFFICE 877-426-5337 TO MAKE A PLEA TO GET THE CAR REPAIRED SO MY MOTHER IN LAW COULD RESELL. LIVING IN A GOVERNMENT ASSISTED SENIOR APARTMENT, SHE THOUGHT HER CAR WAS AN ASSET OR INVESTMENT SHE COULD SOMEDAY RELY ON FOR A LITTLE EXTRA; BUT NOT ITS BEEN REDUCED TO A COUPLE HUNDRED DOLLARS. NOT TO MENTION--SHE COULD HAVE BEEN DRIVING AND THE CAR COULD HAVE FALLEN APART AND SHE COULD HAVE HURT HERSELF AND OTHERS. THE CAR SHOULD HAVE BEEN RECALLED

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 15, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10926172
Consumer Location: MARILLA, NY
VIN: 1J8FT47W38D****

Summary of Complaint

FRONT SUB FRAME ROTTED THRU FRONT END OF CAR FELL APART. NO WARNING. DRIVING THRU PARKING LOT, THANK GOD NOT ON HIGHWAY. SHOULD NOT HAVE ROTTED LIKE THAT ON 9 YEAR OLD CAR SOMEONE COULD'VE BEEN KILLED. CALLED JEEP THEY REFUSE TO PAY FOR NEW SUBFRAME EVEN THOUGH THEY COVER 2007 SUBFRAMES ROTTING. THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL BEFORE PEOPLE GET KILLED. COSTING US $1800.00, COULD'VE BEEN MUCH WORSE. DISGUSTED.

Components: STRUCTURE

April 20, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10860750
Consumer Location: PULASKI, WI
VIN: 1J8FT47W38D****

Summary of Complaint

I TOOK MY VEHICLE IN FOR AN OIL CHANGE TO A LOCAL PLACE (NOT DEALER). HE TOLD ME THAT THE CRADLE/K FRAME WAS EXTREMELY RUSTED AND LOOKED DANGEROUS TO DRIVE, HE RECOMMENDED I TAKE IT TO THE DEALER AND SEE IF IT COULD BE REPAIRED THERE AT NO CHARGE TO ME, HE SAID AN 8 YEAR OLD CAR SHOULD NOT HAVE THAT MUCH RUST. I MADE AN APPOINTMENT AT GANDRUD JEEP (GREEN BAY, WI) TODAY AND THEY CONFIRMED THE CRADLE/K BAR WAS THOROUGHLY RUSTED AND HAD A LARGE CRACK IN IT. THEY TOLD ME THE 2007 JEEP COMPASS HAS THE SAME ISSUE AND JEEP EXTENDED THE WARRANTY TO 10 YEARS ON THE FRAME SO THIS COULD BE REPAIRED FOR NO CHARGE. THEY ALSO TOLD ME IT WAS EXTREMELY UNSAFE TO DRIVE IT AND THAT I SHOULDN'T. I MADE AN APPOINTMENT FOR TOMORROW TO HAVE IT REPLACED, IT'S GOING TO COST APPROXIMATELY $1200 TO REPLACE THAT PIECE. I LOOKED ONLINE AND THERE ARE NUMEROUS SITES/BLOGS/COMMENTS ON OWNERS OF THE 2008 JEEP COMPASS HAVING A COMPLETELY ROTTED FRAME AND FRUSTRATION THAT THE PREVIOUS YEAR'S MODEL WAS RECALLED/EXTENDED WARRANTY SO IT COULD BE REPLACED. THIS IS A COMMON ISSUE AND IT'S A VERY DANGEROUS FAULTY PIECE THAT THE OWNERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF AND REPLACED. I DON'T BELIEVE WE SHOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR THIS REPAIR, THERE IS CLEARLY SOME ISSUE WITH THE COATING ON THIS PIECE THAT CAUSES IT TO RUST SO QUICKLY AND COMPLETELY. I AM LUCKY THAT THE GUY CHANGING MY OIL MENTIONED IT TO ME, I USUALLY WENT TO THE DEALERSHIP FOR AN OIL CHANGE BUT THEY'RE OUT OF THE WAY. I ALSO AM CONCERNED THAT EVERY 3-4 MONTHS I GET AN OIL CHANGE AND GANDRUD NEVER MENTIONED IT TO ME, I DON'T KNOW HOW QUICKLY THIS PART RUSTED OR IF THEY NOTICED. PLEASE CONSIDER RECALLING THIS PART, THIS RUSTED BAR COULD CAUSE MANY ISSUES (EVEN FATAL) IF LEFT ALONE. I ALSO TOOK A FEW PICTURES THAT I WILL BE SENDING INTO JEEP.

Components: SUSPENSION

February 27, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10450115
Consumer Location: MADISON, WI
VIN: 1J8FT47W38D****

Summary of Complaint

THE LOWER BALL JOINTS WERE LOOSE AND THE LOWER CONTROL ARM BUSHING WERE WORN OUT. THE MECHANIC REPLACED RIGHT AND LEFT LOWER CONTROL ARMS AND INSTALLED NEW PINCH BOLTS, NUTS AND WASHERS. MY VEHICLE HAD ONLY 43,000 MILES WHEN THE ISSUE WAS DETECTED. I DO NOT DRIVE ON DIRT ROADS AND/OR DO ANY OFF ROADING. JEEP DOES NOT RECOGNIZE THIS AS AN ISSUE ALTHOUGH THERE ARE SEVERAL BLOGS AND FORUMS WITH JEEP COMPASS AND PATRIOT OWNERS EXPERIENCING THE SAME ISSUES WITH VEHICLES HAVING FAIRLY LOW MILEAGE. *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11354299
Consumer Location: CLEARFIELD, PA
VIN: 1J8FF47W98D****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE STALLS OUT AFTER FILLING GAS TANK WITH FUEL. IT STALLS WHILE IDLING IN PARK AND IT STALLS WHILE DRIVING IN TRAFFIC AND WHEN STOPPED WITH FOOT ON THE BRAKE. AFTER ROME ONLINE SEARCHING, THE PROBLEM SEEMS TO BE THE VAPOR/LIQUID SEPARATOR VALVE IN THE TOP OF THE FUEL TANK NOT STOPPING THE CHARCOAL FILTER FROM BEING FLOODED WITH FUEL. THIS HAS HAPPENED NUMEROUS TIMES IN THE MONTH SINCE I PURCHASED THE VEHICLE. IT LAST HAPPENED ON 09/10/2020

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

July 23, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11351138
Consumer Location: LAS VEGAS, NV
VIN: 1J8FT47038D****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT A USED VEHICLE FROM A SMALL PRIVATE USED DEALERSHIP IN LAS VEGAS NV BELIEVING IT HAD 134000 MILES WHEN IN REALITY THEY KNEW THAT WAS NOT THE REAL MILEAGE IT HAS OVER 172,000 CANT GET MY MONEY BACK CZ THEY SAY I BOUGHT IT HAS IS THEY TAMPER WITH THE ODOMETER AND LIE TO ME I WAS RECENTLY AWARE WHEN I GOT INSURANCE FROM GEICO IT WAS THERE WHEN I SAW THE TRUTH ABOUT THE VEHICLE TRUE HISTORY AND ODOMETER THE DEALERSHIP NAME IS EMPORIO AUTO SALES LOCATED 2685 N NELLIS BLVD, LAS VEGAS, NV 89115. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

July 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11341824
Consumer Location: FREDERICKTOWN, OH
VIN: 1J8FT47W48D****

Summary of Complaint

MY SUBFRAME HAS COMPLETELY ROTTED OUT. MY LOCAL DEALER INFORMED ME IT IS OUT OF WARRANTY. I SEE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE THE SAME ISSUE WHICH IS WHY YOU EXTENDED THE WARRANTY BUT NOBODY INFORMED US ABOUT IT! THE DESIGN OF THIS MODEL IS FLAWED; THE PARTS ARE INFERIOR FOR A SNOWBELT STATE AND TO TOP IT OFF THE EXHAUST FROM THE AIR CONDITIONER LEAKS DIRECTLY ON THE FRONT SUBFRAME. 3 SEPARATE MECHANICS HAVE TOLD ME THIS SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED; I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR PARTS YOU KNOW ARE NO GOOD. PLEASE TELL ME YOU ARE GOING TO STAND BEHIND YOUR PRODUCTS! WE OWN A COMPANY AND HAVE SEVERAL JEEP VEHICLES BUT IF THIS IS NOT FIXED WE WILL BE TRADING THEM ALL IN AND WILL MOVE TO ANOTHER VENDOR WHO WILL STAND BEHIND THEIR PRODUCTS AND WANTS TO KEEP THEIR CUSTOMERS SAFE! EVEN THE LOCAL DEALER SAID THIS WAS RIDICULOUS AND THAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING A RECALL ON THIS!

Components: ENGINE

April 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11322852
Consumer Location: ESTILLFORK, AL
VIN: 1J8FT47W08D****

Summary of Complaint

BALANCE SHAFT MODULE HAS LEFT METAL IN OUR OIL.IT WENT BAD CAUSING OUR ENGINE TO GO DEAD WHILE WE WAS DRIVING DOWN INTERSTATE.

Components: AIR BAGS

April 06, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11320366
Consumer Location: HARTFORD, CT
VIN: 1J8FF47W08D****

Summary of Complaint

THE JEEP COMPASS 2008 TRUCK WAS ON THE HIGHWAY AND IT TURN ON THE AIRBAG LIGHT AND IT STARTED TO TURN IT OF AND BACK ON UNTIL IT JUST LEFT A SOLID AIRBAG LIGHT. MY VEHICLE HASN'T IN NO ACCIDENTS OR ANY OFF RODE USE. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

February 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11310689
Consumer Location: WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA
VIN: 1J8FF57W98D****

Summary of Complaint

AIR BAG LIGHT STAYS ON WHILE DRIVING. AFTER SHUTTING THE CAR OFF AND RESTARTING, THE AIRBAG LIGHT STILL IS ON. I'M AFRAID THAT MY AIRBAGS WILL NOT WORK IF I AM EVER IN AN ACCIDENT.

Components: STRUCTURE

November 13, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11280162
Consumer Location: SIOUX FALLS, SD
VIN: 1J8FF47W38D****

Summary of Complaint

2008 JEEP PURCHASED BRAND NEW IN 2010. IN 2019 WITH ONLY 71,000 MILES AND NOW VIISIBLE RUST ON THE VEHICLE, MY MECHANIC ADVISED THAT THE SUBFRAME WAS ROTTED THROUGH WITH RUST AND WAS SOFT AND THE SUBFRAME NEEDS REPLACING ($1,750). I CONTACTED FCA (FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILE) AND THEY TOLD ME THE WARRANTY EXPIRED AND I WOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR IT.

Components: SUSPENSION

October 17, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11269308
Consumer Location: REDFORD, MI
VIN: 1J8FF57W88D****

Summary of Complaint

REAR SUBFRAME RUSTED TO THE POINT OF NEEDING REPLACED. CAR HAS ONLY 97000 MILES ON IT. THERE IS NO REASON THAT THE CAR SHOULD BE THIS RUSTED, THERE NEEDS TO BE A RECALL ON THE REAR SUBFRAMES, AND ADD ADDITIONAL SUPPORT TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THE VEHICLE.

Components: AIR BAGS

August 29, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11267201
Consumer Location: FRISCO, TX
VIN: 1J8FT57W48D****

Summary of Complaint

T-BONE ACCIDENT - 1 SUV RAN RED LIGHT - HIT JEEP AT CA. 50 MPH ON PASSENGER SIDE, AND HIT OTHER SUV WHICH WAS PARALLEL TO AND LEFT OF JEEP. JEEP TRAVELED AT CA. 20 MP (GREEN LIGHT) AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY ON JEEP, DID ON OTHER TWO SUVS WHICH WERE BIGGER SUVS - JEEP DRIVER SUSTAINED MANY INJURIES SINCE AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY*DT *TR

Components: STEERING SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

July 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11232384
Consumer Location: BALTIMORE, OH
VIN: 1J8FT47W58D****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN FILLING THE GAS TANK ALL THE WAY UP. THE CAR LOCKED UP STEERING WAS UNCONTRALLOBLE BRAKES WERE LOCKING ON AND OFF LIKE JUMPING AND ALMOST HIT AN ONCOMING CAR. CAR SHUTOFF AND WENT TURN BACK ON UNTIL 5 MINUTES IN WAS IN FULL MOTION GOING 55MPH ON A CITY STREET. SCARIEST TIME I'VE EVER BEEN DRIVING. NOW THAT I HAVE RESEARCHED THERE IS NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS OF THE SAME INSTANCE HAPPENING TO OTHERS. HAVING TO DO WITH WHEN THE FUEL TANK IS ALL THE WAY FULL. LITERALLY COULD HAVE DIED. SOMEONE WILL GET BADLY INJURED OR DEATH IF THIS IS NOT CORRECTED.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11230824
Consumer Location: LEHIGHTON, PA
VIN: 1J8FF57W38D****

Summary of Complaint

AFTER REFUELING WITHIN 1-2 MILES SPITS SPUDERS BUCKS, THEN STALLS! SAFTY IS AT ISSUE OF CAUSING A ACCIDENT OR GETTING HIT!!!! MAKE JEEP ACCOUNTABLE! HAPPENS EVERTIME NOW 6 MOS.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11221075
Consumer Location: CIRCLE PINES, MN
VIN: 1J8FT47W58D****

Summary of Complaint

BROUGHT MY CAR IN FOR A FRONT END NOISE. MECHANIC DETERMINED MY FRONT AND REAR CROSSMEMBER ESPECIALLY THE FRONT WERE ROTTED OUT WITH HOLES. I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM CAR COMPANY DATED 2/15/2017 THAT CAR WARRANTY WAS EXTENDED FOR TEN YEARS. THE PROBLEM WAS NOT IDENTIFIED UNTIL 2019 I WAS TOLD THE WARRANTY EXPIRED 12/2018. CAR CO. SAID THEY WOULD NOT COVER. I SEE MANY COMPLAINTS REGARDING THIS ISSUE. I WOULD THINK IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A RECALL, QUITE A SAFETY ISSUE WE ARE LEFT TO SUCK IT UP. I WOULD LIKE TO BRING THIS TO LIGHT. I FEEL THE COMPANY IS GETTING AWAY WITH A DANGEROUS EXPENSIVE OOPS.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL UNKNOWN OR OTHER ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

April 27, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11204107
Consumer Location: DAYTON, OH
VIN: 1J8FF57W58D****

Summary of Complaint

I CAN BE AT FULL SPEED MY CAR WOULD REDUCE SPEED OR COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF DRIVING

Components: STRUCTURE

April 25, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11203956
Consumer Location: TOLEDO, OH
VIN: 1J8FT47028D****

Summary of Complaint

I RECENTLY HAD TO REPLACE THE CROSSMEMBER ON MY 2008 JEEP COMPASS IN THE FRONT DUE TO CORROSION CAUSING STEERING ISSUES WHEN TURNING (LOUD CLUNK SOUND). THE COST IS EXPENSIVE AND I MAY HAVE TO REPLACE THE REAR CROSSMEMBER AS WELL. I WAS ALSO UNAWARE OF THIS RECALL AND NEVER CONTACTED BY THE DEALERSHIP TO COME IN FOR REPLACEMENT.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 23, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11203102
Consumer Location: BEAR, DE
VIN: 1J8FF47W78W****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR STALLS, AND JERKS AFTER I PUT IN GAS. WHEN IT STALLS, THE CAR TURNS OFF.

Components: STRUCTURE

April 09, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11195476
Consumer Location: KALAMAZOO, MI
VIN: 1J8FT47W79D****

Summary of Complaint

OUR 2008 JEEP COMPASS HAS A CLUNKING NOISE ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE NEAR THE FRONT WHEEL WHEN DRIVING AND TURNING THE WHEEL. WE TOOK IT TO A MECHANIC AND HE STATED THE SUBFRAME IS HEAVILY CORRODED AND IS RUSTING OUT. THIS IS A KNOWN ISSUE WITH THIS YEAR, MAKE, AND MODEL AND WAS COVERED UNDER AN 'EXTENDED WARRANTY' BULLETIN THAT WE WERE NOT TOLD ABOUT AND NOW THAT HAS EXPIRED AND IT IS NOT COVERED ANYMORE. I WAS TOLD THE BULLETIN EXPIRED 9/2017 SO NOW 1 YEAR AND 7 MONTHS LATER MY VEHICLE WITH ONLY 112K MILES IS GOING TO NEED AN EXPENSIVE FIX OR BASICALLY BE JUNKED. THE 2007 VEHICLES HAD A RECALL AND EVEN THOUGH MINE WAS MANUFACTURED IN 2007 THERE IS NO RECOURSE AVAILABLE.

Components: STRUCTURE

March 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11192952
Consumer Location: SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI
VIN: 1J8FT47078D****

Summary of Complaint

2008 JEEP COMPASS. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO FRONT AND REAR CORROSION. *LD *TR

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

February 08, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11185855
Consumer Location: PLOVER, WI
VIN: 1J8FT47W28D****

Summary of Complaint

THE SUBFRAME IS ROTTING OUT TO THE POINT IT'S DANGEROUS TO DRIVE

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 23, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11183302
Consumer Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
VIN: 1J8FF47W48D****

Summary of Complaint

CAN'T FILL THE FUEL TANK FAST. THERE IS AN ANTISIPHON BALL VALVE IN THE TANK THAT STICKS. TAKES FOREVER TO FILL THE TANK

Components: STRUCTURE

June 15, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11183304
Consumer Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
VIN: 1J8FF47W48D****

Summary of Complaint

LEAKS FROM THE MAP LIGHTS.I THINK IT IS COMING FROM THE MOON ROOF.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11182674
Consumer Location: CAMILLUS, NY
VIN: 1J8FT47048D****

Summary of Complaint

I RECENTLY DISCOVERED WHEN BRINGING MY 2008 JEEP COMPASS TO A MECHANIC THAT MY ENTIRE SUBFRAME IS COMPLETELY ROTTED OUT. THE SUBFRAME IS SO ROTTED OUT THAT HE SUGGESTED GETTING IT TOWED HOME BECAUSE THE WHEEL MIGHT COMPLETELY FALL OFF IF I HIT A POT HOLE HARD ENOUGH. THE BODY ON MY JEEP IS NEARLY FLAWLESS AND THE ENGINE ONLY HAS 70,000 ORIGINAL MILES. IS SEE ON OTHER SITES THERE IS A RECALL ON ALL THE COMPASS MODELS LEADING UP TO THE 2007 MODEL DUE TO THE SUBFRAME ROTTING OUT. I HAVE ALSO SEEN THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM MANY CUSTOMERS HAVE HAD WITH THE 2008 MODEL LEAVING THE VEHICLE COMPLETELY WORTHLESS BEING THAT IT'S TOTALLED. HOW IS IT POSSIBLE FOR THE SUBFRAME TO BE COMPLETELY ROTTED OUT BUT MY ACTUAL FRAME IS COMPLETELY FINE? I'D REALLY LIKE SOME ANSWERS.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 17, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11174211
Consumer Location: TORRINGTON, CT
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

2008 JEEP COMPASS. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO FUEL TANK ISSUES. *LD *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 29, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11163930
Consumer Location: WEST CHICAGO, IL
VIN: 1J8FF57W98D****

Summary of Complaint

EVER TIME AFTER YOU FILL THE CAR UP WITH GAS, THE ENGINE WILL STALL AND HESITATE WHEN PULLING OUT OF THE GAS STATION. FOR A MILE OR TWO. AFTER THAT IT WILL RUN FINE UNTIL NEXT FILL UP.

Components: SUSPENSION

December 17, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11162254
Consumer Location: GOSHEN, CT
VIN: 1J8FF47WX8D****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE IN MOTION, A CLUNKING NOISE WAS HEARD IN REAR END. INDEPENDENT GARAGE (ZELLER AUTO CENTER,616 MAIN ST., TORRINTON, CT. 06790, 860-489-0204) DIAGNOSED A RUSTED AND ROTTED REAR SUBFRAME. INTERNET CHECK REVEALED OTHER OWNERS OF THIS MODEL EXPERIENCED THE SAME PROBEM. JEEP ISSUED AN EXTENDED WARRANTEE FOR 10 YEARS FROM PRODUCTION DATE. NO NOTICE TO VEHICLE OWNERS! CONTACTED JEEP (CASE #57633304) AND THEY ADVISED THAT EXTENDED WARRANTEE FOR THIS CAR EXPIRED ON 12/28/17 AND THEY WOULD NOT MAKE AN EXTENSION. THEY STATED THAT A RECALL WAS NOT NEEDED WHEN AN EXTENDED WARRANTEE WAS ISSUED. I THINK A RECALL IS NEEDED SO THAT OTHER OWNERS OF THIS VEHICLE CAN BE WARNED OF THE RUSTING SUBFRAME PROBLEM BEFORE AN ACCIDENT AND INJURIES OCCUR.

Components: SUSPENSION ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

November 15, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11151865
Consumer Location: TOLEDO, OH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

IN AUGUST 2018, I WAS INFORMED BY A REPUTABLE AUTO REPAIR SHOP THAT ANOTHER AUTO REPAIR SHOP THAT DID WORK ON MY VEHICLE LESS THAN A MONTH PRIOR, "TURNED OFF" THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. I WENT BACK TO THAT MECHANIC AND THEY ADVISED THAT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DO SO, BECAUSE ITS ALL IN ONE PANEL. ON 11/11/18, ALL EXTERIOR LIGHTS ON THE VEHICLE STOPPED WORKING. I WENT TO AUTO ZONE TO GET REPLACEMENT BULBS, BUT THEY ADVISED THAT THIS WAS AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM AND I SHOULD GO TO A MECHANIC. I HAVE ALREADY SPENT A FEW THOUSAND DOLLARS ON A 2008 JEEP COMPASS INCLUDING SUSPENSION WORK AND OTHER MAINTENANCE. I WAS JUST INFORMED ON 11/15/18 THAT THE TIPM IS OUT CAUSING THE ALL EXTERIOR LIGHTS TO NOT WORK AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. THE MECHANIC ADVISED THAT THIS IS A DEALER ONLY PROBLEM AND COULD COST ME UP TO $2000. RESEARCHING THIS ISSUE I FIND THAT THERE WAS A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT AGAINST CHRYSLER IN 2015. MY VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN. IN FACT, ALL RESEARCH SHOWS THAT THERE ARE MANY COMPLAINTS FOR THE 2008 JEEP COMPASS, HOWEVER THIS VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN INCLUDED IN ALL LAWSUITS. I WAS NOT CONTACTED BY ANYONE. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE AND NOW THE VEHICLE CANNOT BE DRIVEN UNTIL THE SAFETY ISSUE HAS BEEN ADDRESSED.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

October 24, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11142855
Consumer Location: SOUTH ROXANA, IL
VIN: 1J8FT47W78D****

Summary of Complaint

MY FRONT/REAR CROSSMEMBERS ARE RUSTED BADLY AND SWAY BAR RUSTED OFF. I BOUGHT THIS FROM A PRIVATE SELLER IN END OF 2016,I WAS JUST INFORMED FROM MIENIEKE ABOUT THE ISSUE AND THAT THERE IS A 10 YEAR RECALL ON THIS. I WENT TO DEALERSHIP AND THEY SAID RECALL WARRANTY EXP MAY 2018. I WAS NEVER INFORMED IN A TIMELY MANNER ABOUT THE RECALL TO GET IT FIXED. THIS IS MY ONLY CAR FROM MY TWO CHILDREN AND MYSELF. I NEED THIS FIXED,I CANNOT AFFORD A NEW CAR AS I'M DISABLED AND CANT WORK ANYMORE. PLEASE HELP ME. PLEASE THIS ISN'T FAIR I WANT INFORMED ABOUT THIS. I SHOULD'VE GOT THE RECALL AS THE NEW OWNER. MY NAME IS [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

October 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11140663
Consumer Location: WALWORTH, NY
VIN: 1J8FF47W08D****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 JEEP COMPASS. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS UNDERGOING MAINTENANCE, THE INDEPENDENT MECHANIC DISCOVERED TWO HOLES IN THE REAR CROSSMEMBERS. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE HOLES WERE CAUSED BY SEVERE RUSTING AND CORROSION AND THE CROSSMEMBERS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER AND LOCAL DEALER (VISION DODGE, 920 PANORAMA TRAIL, ROCHESTER, NY) WERE NOTIFIED, BUT NO ASSISTANCE WAS OFFERED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 82,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

October 12, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11140328
Consumer Location: TARENTUM, PA
VIN: 1J8FF57W68D****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 JEEP COMPASS. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS BEING INSPECTED, THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE SUBFRAME WAS RUSTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO STATED THAT THE SUBFRAME NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. A DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 90,000.

Components: STEERING STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 04, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11124658
Consumer Location: STREATOR, IL
VIN: 1J8FT47W58D****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ALONG. HIT MY BRAKES. AND THEN MY DRIVER FRONT WHEEL SCREECHED AND WENT INTO THE WHEEL WELL. AFTER I HAD IT TOWED TO A SHOP THEY SAID IT WAS A ROTTED OUT SUB FRAME. IF THIS WOULD HAVE HAPPENED GOING HIGHWAY SPEEDS I WOULD HAVE WRECKED AND POSSIBLY NOT BE ALIVE NOW. I WAS LUCKILY ON A BACK ROAD SO THERE WAS NOT ANY INJURIES.

Components: SUSPENSION

June 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11123844
Consumer Location: BOYNTON BEACH, FL
VIN: IJ4GK58K27W****

Summary of Complaint

CHRYSLER ISSUED A RECALL FOR MY VEHICLE IN JUNE: SAFETY RECALL L27 / NHTSA 12V-085 REAR SUSPENSION LOWER CONTROL ARMS. IT IS NOW SEPTEMBER AND I'VE TRIED TO HAVE IT FIXED BY 3 DIFFERENT JEEP DEALERSHIPS. NONE OF THEM HAVE THE PART, THEY ALL ORDERED THE PART, THEY ALL HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE PART. CHRYSLER'S NUMBER FOR THE RECALL IS U42. DEALERSHIPS IN SOUTH FLORIDA CONTACTED: JOEY ACCARDI, ARRIGO, AND, WORST OF THEM ALL, SCHUMACHER. I AM DRIVING AN EXTREMELY UNSAFE VEHICLE BECAUSE THE PART IS NOT AVAILABLE?? RIDICULOUS. BUT NO ONE SEEMS TO CARE MUCH ABOUT IT. HOW CAN A MANUFACTURER ISSUE A RECALL AND NOT HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE THE PARTS AVAILABLE TO FIX THE ISSUE? I HAVE CUT BACK MY DRIVING, IN FEAR, BUT I HAVE TO USE THE CAR SOMETIMES. IT'S BEEN OVER 2 MONTHS NOW AND NO HOPE IS IN SIGHT. I CALL EVERY WEEK TO CHECK IF THE PART HAS ARRIVED.ARRIGO IS THE ONE I AM CONCENTRATING ON, AS THEY AT LEAST KNEW ABOUT THE RECALL AND WERE WILLING TO ORDER THE PART. WHAT GOOD IS BEING ADVISED OF A RECALL WHEN YOU CAN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT??

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 02, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11122999
Consumer Location: HEWITT, NJ
VIN: 1J8FF47W18D****

Summary of Complaint

SEVERE NOISE AND FRAME RUSTED OUT!

Components: STRUCTURE

July 02, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11114425
Consumer Location: WEST JEFFERSON, NC
VIN: 1J8FF47W58D****

Summary of Complaint

THE REAR END WAS MAKING A CLUNKING NOISE. TOOK IT INTO A MECHANIC WHO INFORMED ME THE REAR FRAME WAS RUSTED THROUGH AND WAS CLOSE TO BREAKING. HE HAD TO SECURE THE REAR END TO THE FRAME WITH RATCHET STRAPS TO ALLOW ME TO DRIVE IT TO A MECHANIC WHO COULD FIX IT. ONLY ONE BOLT SECURED THE REAR END TO THE FRAME IT WAS SO DAMAGED. HAD IT BROKEN OFF WHILE I WAS DRIVING, I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN SEVERELY INJURED IF NOT KILLED.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11111101
Consumer Location: HENRICO, VA
VIN: 1J8FF57W18D****

Summary of Complaint

WITHIN 2 MINUTES AFTER PUMPING GAS CAR STALLS AND STEERING WHEEL LOCKS AND CAR SHUTS OFF. THIS HAPPENS AT ANY SITUATION AFTER PUMPING WHETHER STATIONARY, IN MOTION, ON A CITY STREET OR A HIGHWAY, TURNING. THIS HAS HAPPENED ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 30, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11099016
Consumer Location: OLATHE, KS
VIN: 1J8FF47W28D****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN THE GAS TANK IS FILLED/TOPPED OFF THE CAR RANDOMLY STALLS WHILE DRIVING. THE CAR STEERING LOCKS UP AND IS VERY DANGEROUS IN TRAFFIC. IT HAPPENS UNTIL THE GAS TANK IS LESS THAN FULL.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

May 29, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11099021
Consumer Location: AKRON, OH
VIN: 1J8FT47WX8D****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 JEEP COMPASS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED A MODERATE VIBRATION AND STALLED WHILE BEING OPERATED AT 20 MPH. THE WHEELS DETACHED FROM THE VEHICLE AFTER IT STALLED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. PRIOR TO IT BEING TOWED, THE TOW TRUCK TECHNICIAN INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE FRAME SEPARATED FROM THE VEHICLE. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 100,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

April 14, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11088383
Consumer Location: BROOKLYN, NY
VIN: 1J8FF47W98D****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 JEEP COMPASS 4X4. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR A WHEEL ALIGNMENT, THE TECHNICIAN DISCOVERED THAT THE FRAME OF THE VEHICLE WAS COMPLETELY RUSTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING OR REPAIRS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

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