Jeep Compass is the most affordable product from the American carmaker in India but some issues have prevented it front selling out like crazy.
In an astonishing piece of news, a Jeep Compass owner reports that he has experienced the brakes of the SUV fail just after completing 1200 km. Compass was aimed at providing the Indian customers a taste of the American heritage of SUV-making. However, it never got the sales that it might have anticipated due to various issues with the SUV. Nevertheless, some Jeep owners are completely satisfied with the SUVs and have become ardent fans. Let us check out the issues in this latest incident.
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Jeep Compass Brakes Fail
A Jeep Compass owner expressed his dire situation on the Owners’ Page on Facebook. He owns the S Petrol Automatic variant of the Compass. However, the brakes of the SUV failed at 1277 km and he got stuck at the NH1 near Delhi. Thankfully, he was not driving at high speed which would have caused many problems. What is worse is the fact that the towing vehicle and procedure took 2 hours to process his complaint. This, as one would imagine, will frustrate anyone. Now, the owner is awaiting the repair work to be done as quickly as possible to resolve this issue.
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Incidents like these raise the question of why a vehicle would suffer such severe damage to critical components in the early days of ownership. Jeep is a brand that focuses hard on the quality of products that it manufactures. In fact, its SUVs have been around for decades and it is one of the most recognized and trusted SUV-maker in the world. Hence, we would hope that Jeep resolves any issues that there might be so that such an incident doesn’t repeat in the future.
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Jeep Compass comes with both diesel and petrol powertrain options. The petrol is a 1.4-litre turbocharged unit that outputs 160 hp and 250 Nm of peak power and torque. The diesel, on the other hand, comes with a 2.0-litre mill churning out 168 hp and 350 Nm of peak power and torque respectively. Both these engines could be mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT gearbox. The 4×4 drive system is available with only the diesel unit. The prices of the Compass start at Rs 18.39 lakh and go all the way up to Rs 29.94 lakh, ex-showroom.