1st Generation (2007—2016) Compass Problems

This generations ranks 9th out of 18 Jeep generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the suspension (16%), electrical (16%), and the engine (13%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Control Arm /bushing Failure 17 complaints at an average of 58,048 miles in the 2007 Jeep Compass.
  2. TIPM Failure 14 complaints at an average of 109,886 miles in the 2007 Jeep Compass.
  3. Cvt Transmission Overheated 4 complaints at an average of 70,150 miles in the 2011 Jeep Compass.

What Compass Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Jeep model years.

Watch out for the 2007 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2016 15 1 34 7.44
2015 15 1 48 8.6
2014 41 2 43 20.05
2013 6 1 38 4.37
2012 33 4 51 12.75
2011 27 3 39 14.46
2010 14 2 14 6.01
2009 12 1 17 5.65
2008 53 0 15 14.86
2007 93 3 28 23.55

Watch out for these common problems

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