really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,333 miles

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problem #3

Apr 242019


  • miles
Takata recall...airbag light is on and theres nothing/ nobody in passenger seat.

- Dunnellon, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 012015


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Jeep Compass. While driving various speeds, the air bag warning indicator illuminated and the anti lock braking system, electronic stability program, and traction warning indicators would remain illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to an independent mechanic or local dealer for diagnostic testing or repairs due to the diagnostic fees. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

- Danville, KY, USA

problem #1

Jun 152011


  • miles
I had a terrible accident. Hit three hard objects, knocking down a tree. The airbag safety and seatbelt system failed to work, strange thing, the driver seat did not work and the passenger empty seat did. The Jeep was total. The roots of the tree got into the cabin an. Broke my face also hurt my spine. The Jeep Compass was sold by insurance and the airbag system except the side curtain (that never came out) were not sold. The insurance claims that the sold the car because they had it and I asked why if it was total(?) and the airbag system is obviously not working. Chrysler claims that I destroyed the evidence and they could not examined the Jeep Compass. I had a specialist do a costly examination which declared the failure of the system. If they sold it in the three days at the junk yard then there is a person out there with their life at risk. Chrysler has been cruel to me and its' lawyers.

- Cabo Rojo, PR, USA