1st Gen (2007 – 2016) Jeep Compass Problems

The 1st generation of the Compass has a cumulative PainRank™ of 11.53. That can be compared against other Jeep generations. Shopping for a Jeep? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 2007–2016 Compass model years have sent in 295 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the suspension (16%) followed by the electrical (15%) and the engine (12%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 Reliability PainRank (?)
2016 13
2015 15
2014 40
2013 6
2012 30
2011 25
2010 14
2009 11
2008 53
2007 88

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