Compass is a Jeep for people who don't own one. A compass, that is. So we think you'll like the Compass if your drawn to the Jeep brand but don't consider yourself a serious off-roader.
You May Not Like The 2007 Jeep Compass If...
If your taste runs towards the SUV side of the sport utility-station wagon continuum, you may want to pass on Compass' contemporary, car-like contours in favor of something with a more conventional, 4x4 shape and more definite off-highway credentials.
2007 Jeep Compass - Lots of potential, but fails on execution.
I bought the vehicle used. I liked that it was a smaller SUV with a 4 cylinder engine but also had 4 wheel drive. The storage it has I really enjoy. I do not like the transmission they put into this years model. It has a CVT transmission that overheats on really hot days and any trip that is over 6 hours. The check engine light comes on all the time and the O2 sensors keep going bad. There is always something going wrong with this vehicle and hasn't been as reliable as my previous vehicle. Performance of the 4 wheel drive is very good. I have not been stuck in the snow or mud. The seats are comfortable and I have not had any issues driving for long distances with comfort. It has a CD player and an auxiliary input for my multimedia devices. I do like the power inverter so I can plug in normal AC accessories as well as the traditional DC adapter socket. The seats go down and the hatch upending up gives a lot of storage for a smaller vehicle. Reliability has not been the best.
2007 Jeep Compass, a pretty great vehicle
The best thing about my Jeep Compass is how smooth the ride is. I can hardly feel when I drive over potholes or small bumps in the road. It also has quite a lot of space, which is great if you've got kids. The only problems I have come across so far is that it's kind of hard to judge how close something is behind my vehicle. For example, when I'm backing out of a parking lot. It's not too bad, just a little difficult. The other thing is that the glove box is very small. You can't keep paper or documents in there unless you are ok with folding them. But other than that, it's a great vehicle. Personally, I believe it's the best vehicle I've ever owned.
The Jeep compass is durable despite repairs.
My husband and I bought the car used with many warning lights on. My husband has been able to do most of the work himself. He did have to buy a special tool that works with my car. It seems like he gets 1 thing fixed and then another warning light comes on. At the same time I have only been stranded on the side of the road one time. The passenger windows are tinted and I really like that the sun isn't glaring in my children's faces and I can leave things in the back seat and no one can see them.
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Wheels > Cap/cover/hubJan 16, 2019
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CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH REAR DISC BRAKES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 135, "LIGHT VEHICLE BRAKE SYSTEMS." THE LENGTH OF THE REAR WHEEL HUB MOUNTING BOLTS MAY PREVENT ACTUATION OF THE PARK BRAKE.
THIS COULD ALLOW UNINTENDED MOVEMENT OF THE VEHICLE UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS AND CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE REAR WHEEL HUB MOUNTING BOLTS AND REPAIR THE PARK BRAKE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 8, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Equipment > Other > Owners/service/other ManualJan 16, 2019
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Jan 16, 2019
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE OWNER'S MANUAL DOES NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED HIGHER ROLLOVER RISK WARNING INFORMATION.
WITHOUT THE ROLLOVER WARNING INFORMATION IN THE OWNER'S MANUAL, DRIVERS MAY NOT BE AWARE OF THE SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER ROLLOVER RATE ON THIS TYPE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
DAIMLERCHRYSLER WILL MAIL AN ADDENDUM TO THE OWNER'S MANUAL TO ALL AFFECTED VEHICLE OWNERS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 13, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
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