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2008 Jeep Compass repairs by problem area

Engine (13%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (50%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (13%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 40 repairs.
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2008 Jeep Compass repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (26%)

< $100 (45%)

Chart based on 38 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Jeep Compass

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Jeep Compass in
Mar 2001 - Jan 2017
Sep 2012

56391.0 mi
Fuel pump replacement 

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2008 Jeep Compass

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual AWD

Jeep Compass in New Zealand
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

620 mi
Blown front speaker. 

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2008 Jeep Compass 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

Jeep Compass in Quebec, Canada
May 2013 - Oct 2013
Aug 2013

39060 mi

C $1100
Jerking in transmission and drive train  ball joint missing, new rear brakes 
Sep 2013

39680 mi
Brought the vehicule back due to jerkng in the transmission. The garage reported that the vehicule was okay. 
Jeep Compass in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

69440 mi

C $2200
New water pump, alternator, multi-function turn signal switch 

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2008 Jeep Compass 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

Jeep Compass in Maine, United States
Mar 2015 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016 Shortly after putting in a replacement (used) transmission...maybe 10,000 miles later, the car would go over 60mph for a hour or so and then trans overheat light on and car slows to 10mph. Could go 50 or so for first 2 hours but then it would overheat. 
Jeep Compass in Texas, United States
Jun 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

81000 mi

US $90
Clunking noise from front suspension, diagnosed as bad stabilizer link. Replaced both stabilizer links. 
Jeep Compass in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2009 - Jul 2013
Nov 2010

24540 mi
Gearshift safety solenoid wires frayed and became disconnected, was unable to get vehicle out of Park. 
Jan 2011

26660 mi

C $170
Slight intermittent clunk from the front end while driving. Dealer checked it out to find play in R/ F tie rod slightly out of tolerance. Replaced part under warranty. All good, great job by dealer. 
May 2011

29720 mi
TPS system would always light up and say to check the system, but the system seemed to work fine. 
Jan 2012

26900 mi

C $1200
Right front ball joint was worn. Needed to replace the entire lower control arm (part from Chrysler) and do a wheel alignment. Also had new front brakes, rears serviced and oil change done on the same repair order. 
Oct 2012

41640 mi

C $720
Ball joint/lower control arm assembly. 
Jeep Compass in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2008 - Nov 2015
Apr 2010

35960 mi
Leather had cracked on Drivers Seat.  
Sep 2011

64480 mi

C $600
Replaced Ball Joints with after market parts.  
Mar 2012

69440 mi

C $500
Replaced 2 front bushings with after market parts. 
Jun 2012

73160 mi

C $550
Replaced alternator. 
Dec 2013

95480 mi

C $150
Engine warning light. Needed to replace the Temperature Sensor (for outside temperature) and clear a warning related to the Key/FOB. 
Jan 2014

82060 mi

C $1000
Replaced Ball Joint & Alignment. 
Mar 2015

109740 mi

C $1000
Oil Pan had to be replaced. 
Jul 2015

116760 mi

C $250
Fan relays. 

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2008 Jeep Compass 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Jeep Compass in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2008 - Dec 2016
Jul 2010

15500 mi
bumper - jounce replaced on right and left sides. Worn out or defective. There was noise and some looseness when going over slight bumps such as manhole covers. Now repaired everything is much better. 
Aug 2012

28600 mi
Dealer replaced both front struts as one was in very poor condition. 
Dec 2012

32240 mi
needed both control arms replaced. 
Jun 2015

50220 mi
Throttle Body had to be replaced. 
Aug 2015

51460 mi
Left tie-rod needed replacing. 

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2008 Jeep Compass 4dr SUV

172-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual AWD

Jeep Compass in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2008 - Mar 2016
Apr 2008

310 mi
Squeak in clutch was repaired under warranty. There was a tbs out about it. They just lubed the clutch return spring. 
Mar 2009

18600 mi
Black rubber trim on back bumper was lifting off. 
Sep 2009

29760 mi
Tie rod ends worn out. both sides. 
Sep 2010

46500 mi

C $1200
lower control arms where replaced and front end alignment done 
Nov 2012

85560 mi

C $800
left front ball joint and both lower control arms in front end 
Apr 2014

105400 mi

C $130
right outer tie rod end replaced 
May 2014

107000 mi

C $300
left front wheel bearing was replaced 
Jul 2014

112100 mi

C $250
Switch for power windows was replaced 
Oct 2014

114800 mi

C $300
upper control arms replaced 
Nov 2014

116300 mi

C $300
front struts replaced 
Feb 2016

131440 mi

C $280
right front wheel bearing was replaced 

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2008 Jeep Compass 4dr SUV

158-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

Jeep Compass in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2009

12400 mi

C $65
 
Jeep Compass in Kansas, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2014
Apr 2014

62300 mi

US $400
Bad trans. Line 

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