Originally Posted by Xd_shooter676
Ok i am a jeep tech i work at a dealer. There is a tsb for noise in rear. And before i explain thus truste on it. May sound a little crazy but we see it on compass caliber patroit. Ok in the rear lateral arm( the big one that connects in front then goes to rear end or lower control arm) the parking brake cable passes threw it,now on back side or inside u will see a groment that looks like a round accordion that rests in bracket. Us the boot on that torn? If so remove the small bracket and drive it. Thats prolly ur noise. Chryslers fix is new parking brake cable my fix can be zip tie or relocate bracket so less tension on one side. Please let me know if this helps!
Brand new 2014 Compass. Bought it in December and had this noise since the beginning, although I did not notice it during the test ride. Not sure how that happened, but it did.
I went to the dealer twice about it, first they said parking brake issue put it on the lift and fixed something in like a minute, wouldn't tell me what (Guy was a real jerk to me so I returned the attitude). As soon as I was pulling away the sound was still there. I figured going back in would not help solve the problem today I was angry he was angry.
I then scheduled another appointment and dropped it off, different guy this time very pleasant, at least showed concern for my issue. Anyway they called end of the day saying they found the problem and needed to replace sway bar bushings, but the parts would not be in until the next day. So I gladly said keep it overnight I pick it up tomorrow. Very excited to have this problem solved finally.
End (literally 5pm) of the next day I pick up the truck, put it in drive move about 1 inch and immediately hear the sound. I go back in and talk to the tech and he states he needs to open a star case with jeep, since they have done everything they know of at this time. He said he will call me the next day with some info. They never called me yet it has been four days.
Read this post today after being totally annoyed with the noise coming from driver rear with no hope of the dealer finding the problem. Climbed under the truck loosened the bolt for holding the the parking brake boot, then went for a ride and no more noise. I came back home tie wrapped it up as suggested and DONE. Can't thank you enough for guiding me in getting rid of this noise that has plagued me for the two months I have owned the truck.