Water leaks may be noted from the front and/or rear roof area. Our technicians recommend to inspect the roof ditch and sunroof - Check all grommets and plugs, reseal roof seams, and replace the sunroof drain tubes if necessary.
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Most reported 2008 Jeep Compass problems
A no crank or no start condition may develop due to electronic lockup of the wireless control module (WCM), also referred to as the Sentry Key Remote Entry Module (SKREEM). When this module fails the remote keyless entry system will also not operate. The WCM is commonly replaced to correct this concern.
A fluid leak may be noted from the front struts and/or the vehicle may handle "rough" Our technicians tell us that replacing the leaking struts and installing a revised jounce bumper and dust shield should correct these concerns.
Front wheel drive vehicles may develop a fuel gauge fluctuation issue. Our technicians tell us that replacing the fuel sending unit, clocking the fuel module, and installing a fuel jumper hose may be required to correct this concern.
On 4x4 vehicles, the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) may not turn off when the "ESP off" button is pressed. Our technicians tell us a software update for the anti-lock brake system (ABS) control module is available for this concern.
An abnormal noise may be noted from the HVAC blower motor. This can be caused by debris from the glove box entering the blower motor via the recirculation door. A screen is now available which can be installed over the recirculation air inlet to keep debris out of the blower motor.
Incorrect fault codes may set in the transmission control module (TCM) resulting is misdiagnoses. The TCM software should be checked for the latest updates before diagnosing stored fault codes.
Our technicians tell us the "MyGig" radio may become damaged when disconnecting and reconnecting the battery due to electrical spikes. Removal of the 30amp radio fuse is recommended before disconnecting the battery on these vehicles.
The electronic stability program (ESP) "off" chime may sound multiple times when in "4 WD Lock" and the shifter is moved between "R" and "L". Our technicians tell us there is a software upgrade for the anti-lock brake (ABS) module to correct this issue.The electronic stability program (ESP) "off" chime may sound multiple times when in "4 WD Lock" and the shifter is moved between "R" and "L". Our technicians tell us there is a software upgrade for the anti-lock brake (ABS) module to correct this issue.