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post #1 of 8 Old 01-08-2013, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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2nd tow in less than a week

I purchased a new 2012 Compass 18 days ago. Last Thursday after registering the car I went to leave and it wouldn't move. Had to have it towed back to the dealer. They said it was a bad ABS module. Finally got it back last night and it seemed fine on the way home. After less than 9 miles this morning, it refused to go faster than 30 and bucked. So back on the tow truck it went. Oh and as the tow guy was loading it he noticed that the back bumper near the exhaust pipe was melting.
I don't see anything else on here about these issues. Is this typical or a fluke? Any insights? I thought I was getting rid of car issues when I got rid of the Subaru.

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-08-2013, 07:54 PM
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I've never heard anything of the sort. Keep in touch let us know what they find. If it fails a third time you may be able to return it under lemon law for full refund. Check your local laws.
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-10-2013, 07:21 AM
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Annoyed - did the dealer fix it?
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-10-2013, 09:13 AM
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that's very unusual, i've never heard of these issues before, especially not combined. definitely keep us informed.
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post #5 of 8 Old 01-10-2013, 01:17 PM
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The rear bumper thing is a problem on a few vehicles...not a very frequent issue but it has happened on several Patriot's in the past which leads me to believe that it'd do the same on Compass'
As far as the other thing I am lost. Good luck with that.

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So sorry to hear of your problems.I had more than my share and finally decided to buy a new Toyota Tundra.
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post #7 of 8 Old 01-10-2013, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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I've had it back for 24 hours and have driven about 50 miles. So far so good. They said it was the brakes again, that they were building pressure as I drove. They think the bumper issue was caused by the tow truck, but they've ordered a new bumper and will let me know when it comes in. Hoping it doesn't happen again!
Thanks for the replies. It does help to know that the issue isn't typical. I just can't deal with another car constantly breaking down.
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-11-2013, 07:29 PM
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well my compass multiple times when i first got it use to have bouts of bucking i assume from the cvt tranny i took it to the dealer they had it a week and said they found nothing it has done it once or twice since but barely at all when i turn 21 so they will actually provide a rental i will take it back if it is still bucking
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