general problems of the 2007 Jeep Compass

19 problems related to electrical system have been reported for the 2007 Jeep Compass. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Electrical System problem 1
Failure Date: 09/08/2017

The tipm has a known defect. It has cause the left headlight, taillight, and blinker to malfunction as well as stall while traveling at high speeds. I was told by the Jeep dealership that I would need to replace this at my own cost even though it is a highly known issue with their vehicles many of which have already been recalled.

car   Electrical System problem 2
Failure Date: 08/29/2017

Tl the contact owns a 2007 Jeep Compass. While driving 30 mph, the contact noticed that the engine, emergency brake, four wheel drive unavailable, and collision center indicators illuminated. The dealer (boardwalk Jeep, 1 bair island rd, redwood city, CA 94063) stated that they would need to keep the vehicle for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the technician was diagnosing the cause of the failure. The vehicle was kept from August 29, 2017 to November 4, 2017. The contact was informed that there was an electrical failure. The vehicle was repaired, but the engine indicator continued to illuminate. There were no recalls associated with the vehicle. The failure mileage was 3,000.

car   Electrical System problem 3
Failure Date: 04/29/2017

My machanic just told me the tipm is bad and needs replaced! he said it's a common problem that Chrysler has tried to hide under the rug!!! I googgled this and you guys refuse toget the isse recalled! my airbags could just deply themselves while I'm driving!!! and you numbnuts don't find that alarming? I'm am going to blast this all over facebook. . . Everyday!!! do your job & get this recalled now!!! or you will see me on the news, pointing my finger at you NHTSA!.

car   Electrical System problem 4
Failure Date: 02/23/2017

It was like a ghost took over it scared me to death. My lights started flashing, blinker came on wouldn't go off, wipers were going full speed and the dash where it tells you south, north, east and west stop working. It's something definitely wrong with this car and reading the forums with the same issues should be a recall.

car   Electrical System problem 5
Failure Date: 09/21/2016

The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Compass. After refueling the vehicle and driving at a low speed, the vehicle stalled. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. In addition, the passenger side head lamp failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the tipm for the head lamps needed to be replaced. In addition, the front ball joints and struts were corroded and also needed to be replaced. The technician was unable to diagnose why the vehicle stalled. The struts and ball joints were replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 57,000.

car   Electrical System problem 6
Failure Date: 06/14/2016

I purchased the vehicle used in April 2016. In June 2016, my headlight stopped working correctly. It would turn on and off on it's own while I was driving. After about 6 weeks of the car being in and out of the shop, due to the light working on it's own and them not having the same experience I was having, they finally see what's been happening and they determined that the tipm failed, and replaced it. Feb 2017, my wipers began turning on and off on their own, or just not working at all. They would go on while I was driving, not shut off when the car was shut off, and at times the switch would not even turn them on when I needed them. I brought the car back to the dealer, and they have again determined that the tipm, which is less than a year old, has again failed. They have not determined what is causing the consistent failure of the tipm, and have had it for a week now.

car   Electrical System problem 7
Failure Date: 04/20/2015

The contact owned a 2007 Jeep Compass. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle caught fire. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a salvage yard. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileages was 98,000.

car   Electrical System problem 8
Failure Date: 03/18/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Jeep Compass. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 25 mph the vehicle stalled, all the warning lights illuminated. The contact had to be pushed to the side of the road. The vehicle was taken to a gas station and the gas station attendant diagnosis was that the key needed replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 41,000. Bp.

car   Electrical System problem 9
Failure Date: 08/23/2014

I was driving into the parking lot at walmart and the car actually turned itself off. I coasted into the parking spot and waited a few minutes. I turned the ignition again and the car turned on and then turned back off. I call aaa and they towed the car to ntb. They hooked the car up and stated they couldn't find a problem. They started the car and it started fine. After I left, I got maybe 3 miles down the road and the car turned off. I called ntb and they were ice enough to come to where I was. They were able to start the car; however, as soon as he backed up to turn around the car stalled again. He told me to leave the car, but it's hard to do that when they themselves don't know what's wrong and have no clue as to the cost. We sat for 10 minutes and the car started with no problem. I drove home with no more incidents. For the next 4 days nothing happened. On the 5th day, in traffic on 459n which is heavy and crazy, the car just shut off again almost causing the car behind me, who was too close anyway, to hit me. I pulled over and had the car towed home where it's sitting now. I have gone out to crank it and it turns over, but I'm not driving it. I have an appointment this Saturday to take it to a Jeep dealership on grants mills way to see if they can find exactly what's wrong wit this deathtrap. After looking at forums online, this is a huge problem. It's not just me.

car   Electrical System problem 10
Failure Date: 08/22/2014

Without warning, my 2007 Jeep Compass completely died and would not start. I had it towed to a mechanic who initially thought it was the computer. After further testing, however, they determined that the totally integrated power module (tpim) was defective and had also fried out the computer, requiring that both parts be replaced for a total of nearly $2,000. Given that this is a defect that many Jeep users are experiencing, the part is on back order and I've been without a vehicle for my 3 year-old daughter for nearly 2 weeks. The Jeep could have stalled out while driving or could have left us stranded. Chrysler needs to issue a recall on their faulty tpim's and replace all the damage that they cause!.

car   Electrical System problem 11
Failure Date: 03/10/2014

Check engine light came on, I immediately took it to a local shop, they investigated the cause of the alarm, and discovered that the code had to do with the evaporator system, or something like that, which I think monitors return vapors and has something to do with emission controls. They discovered, after tracing the cause of the air leakage, that the fuel pump module, which is plastic, was burnt and distended due to an overheating fuel pump. This apparatus is at the top of the fuel tank and can be accessed through a "trap door" beneath the second seats. Vapor was being emitted at that point. There was never any warning or sounds to indicate the fuel pump was overheating. The fuel pump and fuel module are being replaced and the technicians think this will fix the problem. Apparently I was lucky that no vapors ignited because the gas tank probably would have blown up. By going on the internet I have discovered other Jeep Compass owners have also had this condition happen to them.

car   Electrical System problem 12
Failure Date: 08/17/2013

While driving at about 35mph my car buck and almost stalled out. It seemed like it lost a little power after that. When I reached a stop sign approximately 1/2 mile down the road and attempted to accelerate, I had no power and could not break 10mph. My electronic throttle control indicator light is now flashing and the esp/tcs light is on steady. The only error code I am getting is for the #1 O2 señor because I damaged it taking it out to eliminate a clogged cadtilac converter. At times it takes 3 seconds for my car to even attempt to start (meaning nothing is happening). It has a rougher idle then it used to have.

car   Electrical System problem 13
Failure Date: 11/21/2011

On Nov. 21 I took my Jeep Compass to the dealership for repairs. All of the lights on the dashboard were illuminated. The car would not accellerate even though the pedal was all the way down. The car was jerking and acting like it was going to stall. The vehicle was pretty much going crazy. I was advised by the dealership that the diagnostic that the did on the pcm showed that there were computer errors. The dealership said that they had to reset the codes and clear all of the errors and that the problem would be fixed. On 12/11 the same problem occured again. I took my vehicle back to the dealership and advised them that the same issued occured again. When I spoke with the dealership they state that they did not know what the problem was and that they had spoken to Chrysler and that Chrysler stated that they will not do anything untill the problems get worst at which point they would be able to diagnosis the problem and find the solution. This is unacceptable because basically they want me and my family to drive around in an unsafe vehicle and wait til the problems gets worst and risk our lives. The car completely shuts down and become erratic. If this were to happen on the freeway many lives would be at risk. Chrysler needs to take responsiblity for electrical problem that is going on in my car. As of right now there has been no solution to fix my vehicle.

car   Electrical System problem 14
Failure Date: 10/28/2011

As I was accelerating (after stopping at a stop sign), the vehicle shut off and steering became very difficult. I attempted to try to restart and that's when a lightning bolt icon was displayed. I looked in the manual and found out that the lightning bolt icon means that there is an issue with the electronic throttle control system. After approximately 10 minutes, I tried to start the car. The car started, however I decided to have the car towed to the nearest dealer due to grave concern about the issue reoccurring on a major highway. About 3 months prior to the above incident, I was driving up a hill and stopped at a stop sign. When I began to accelerate, the car felt as though it was not moving. I pressed the gas pedal down to the floor in an attempt to drive through the intersection. The rpm gauge was at its max, however the car was barely moving (it was moving at approximately less than 5 mph). The car felt as though it was going to stall, but it crept along at a slow pace. When I arrived at my destination, I turned off the car. Later, when I restarted the car the issue did not reoccur.

car   Electrical System problem 15
Failure Date: 09/08/2011

While traveling at about 25 mph with my 6 month old child in the vehicle, my car lost all power. The electronic throttle control indicator light came on (flashing) and so did the slide protection light. I was not able to accelerate beyond 20mph and when I came to a stop, the vehicle ran very rough like it was going to die. Luckily I puttered home and my child was safe. I had the vehicle towed to my local Jeep dealership and after almost 5 days of trying to diagnose the problem, they informed me that the pcm needed replaced. They stated that they were "very confident" that this would fix the problem. Well today, they pcm was replaced and the problem persists. The Chrysler/Jeep dealership still cannot pinpoint the problem and it seems that this is a very common problem for the 2007 Jeep Compass. At the time of the incident, I was so scared as I alsmot got into a wreck when my vehicle lost power. My 6 month old child could have been hurt, or worse. Even if this car get fixed, I will be so apprehensive to drive anywhere in it with my child for fear that it will give out again. This seems to be a major problem with these cars and there should be a recall in my opinion. I do not feel that this is a repair that I, or other Jeep Compass owners, should be responsible for as 1. It is all too common and 2. The pcm/electrical system is not a component that wears out with mileage or usage. I believe the problem is due to faulty manufacturing on behalf of Chrysler/Jeep. While I wait to see if the car can be repaired, my repair bill just keeps growing. I have decided to take action for this issue and that is why I am filing this complaint. Please contact me at anytime with any help, support, or questions as I will be awaiting your response. Thank you.

car   Electrical System problem 16
Failure Date: 02/15/2010

There were no events leading up to failure. The failure was of the totally integrated power module (tipm). As a result power was lost the drivers side headlight. Car was taken to Jeep dealership but they refused to replace the defective part.

car   Electrical System problem 17
Failure Date: 11/20/2009

Car engine stalling and impossible to accelerate, took to dealership for a tune up 11//09. Dealer changed couple of plugs but nothing else was needed. 1/10 car towed to dealer. Dashboard lights were acting up, engine started stalling and couldn't accelerate, car simply died in middle of the road. Dealer said it was a bad coil. Asked me if I had washed engine, answer was no. Dealer replaced coil and stated problem was fixed. Car started acting up again. While driving on 1-16 (GA), car would stall, couldn't accelerate, even though pedal was to the car floor. Emergency lights on dashboard acted up, (one of my tires had 10 air pressure, pulled over and tire had 35 air pressure). Same issues than before, I thought car would die in the middle of hwy(7/11/10). Took to dealer 7/14/2010 and contacted Chrysler (was assigned a case). Dealer wanted to charge me $75 to run diagnostics, refused to pay, same issue as before. Dealer ran diagnostics free of charge, however Chrysler states there is no assurance problem will be covered. This is a serious safety issue, my car could die in the middle of hwy with my two kids inside ,cause a serious accident. I paid for the tune up, car was under warranty first time but nothing was said or fixed then. Problem persists and now car is out of warranty, and I need to pay for the repairs? dealer failed to find problem twice before. Chrysler and dealer should be held accountable for putting my life and my kids life in danger. Also held accountable for not repairing an issue that is very common among these cars of the same year. Recall was issued on speed pedal, but mine never received a letter. I feel very unsecure while driving car. Chrysler states dealer and company are acting in good will by running diagnostics for free. They are manufacturer of car, which has serious safety issues. Dealer failed to repair car twice while under warranty. Act is not good will, its their responsibility!.

car   Electrical System problem 18
Failure Date: 03/23/2008

The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Compass 4x4. While driving approximately 55 mph, the contact smelled plastic burning and then smoke appeared from the rear of the vehicle. Before she could stop the vehicle, it caught fire. The contact was able to exit the vehicle before it was destroyed. The cause of the failure was believed to be electrical. The VIN was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 28,000.

car   Electrical System problem 19
Failure Date: 06/19/2007

The contact owns a 2007 Jeep Compass fwd. On June 19, 2007, after coming to a stop, the contact accelerated and the vehicle stalled. The check oil light illuminated. She was able to immediately restart the vehicle. She went to the dealer to have the vehicle checked, but they stated that the vehicle was fine. The vehicle's computer lost its programming when she stopped to put gas in the vehicle. The contact also stated that the passenger side air bag light illuminated, as if the air bag was not working. The mechanic advised her not to put her purse on the seat because it may cause the air bag sensor to deprogram itself. The current mileage is 17,200 and failure mileage was 17,150.

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