The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a probe involving approximately 230,000 units of 2019 to 2020 Jeep® Compass (MP) after several complaints due to loss of power.
According to the NHTSA probe, Stellantis (FCA US, LLC) received 15 complaints from owners of 2019 and 2020 Compass models experiencing unexpected engine shut-offs. Those who experienced the issue said that their vehicles displayed “Coolant Temperature Too High” soon after. Owners say that their vehicles would behave normally upon restart, however, one owner stated in a complaint that his Compass required to be towed.
One of those owners posted on MyJeepCompass forum stated that their daughter was driving the vehicle on the highway when it stalled. They pointed out that the same situation has happened several times since March, with coolant temperature warnings being displayed after stalling. Unfortunately, a mechanic could not diagnose the problem.
Now keep in mind that this is only an investigation by the NHTSA and NOT a recall.
The 2019 and 2020 Jeep Compass are powered by the naturally-aspirated 2.4-liter TIGERSHARK I-4 engine.
Owners who have experienced such a problem can contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.