I own a 2007 Compass. Front wheel drive, manual gear box, and 2.4 litre
Recently I've begun to hear a knocking sound emanating from the front suspension. It happens when I turn the wheel, and when the vehicle travels in reverse.
I want to say its the tie-rods, actually I don't, but it does sound like them. The reason I'm hesitant to go that way is that the vehicle only has 70,000 km on it. Seems strange to have tie-rods go bad at such a young age.
Some people on here replace just the bushing themselves with a "Moog" brand bushing, which are really cheap. I want to say like $20 cheap? For those of us less skilled, you have to buy the whole control arm with pre installed bushing, $170 or so rings a bell. And perhaps labor costs to put it in.
Any other common issues I should look for? So far I like my compass a lot. Apparently mine is one of less than ten 2007 models with a beige exterior and interior. In Canada anyway. Unless the dealership was lying to me, which isn't unheard of.
There's been alot of grumbling on here of dome lights leaking water into the interior. The source is supposedly a plugged drainage line in the roof somewhere. So keep your eyes on the dome lights when it rains.