Hi guys. It has been a long time since my last post in this thread, hope everything goes fine with you.
My 09 Compass, which has done a mileage of nearly 30,000 kilometer in one year, is now working very well and I really like this baby.
But recently some of the Compass in China are facing one serious problem. Their Compass`s Catalytic Converter (the one near the engine) is blocked when the mileage is nearly 35,000 or 40,000 kilometer, and the result is losing highway power and causing extra fuel consumption. Clearly speaking, the Compass with its converter blocked, can only do 140km/h (which is nearly 88mile/h) no matter how deep you put your feet on the pedal (normally a healthy Compass can do 113mile/h), meanwhile the MPG drops badly, from 9 liter per hundred kilometers to 14 plus ( which is 26mpg when healthy and 16mpg when blocked).
This catalytic converter problem is really annoying us, but when we went to the Jeep dealer to ask for a claim, they told us this converter can be only replaced with new one meanwhile we need to pay for it.
On the owner`s manual, the clause is saying the catalytic converter problem which is caused by misusing the fuel or not being maintained probably will cause the deny of claim.
But actually most of the blocked Compass are using the fuel 93# or 97# from the two(and also the only two) gas supplier brands named Sinopec and PetroChina respectively, and they are doing the maintenance in the Jeep dealer, but their catalytic converters are also blocked.
So we are very confused now as that there are so many Compass is (and more Compass will) facing this catalytic converter problem.
I want to know how`s your situation out there? Is your catalytic converter still healthy after 40,000 km? How will you guys deal with a blocked catalytic converter besides replacing it (as the price for each converter is really unreasonable high
Regards and Thanks a lot!
Lyon from China.