We've been feeling and hearing a "flutter" in the transmission of our 2007 Compass at about 40mph, we took it to the dealership and they told us that it will need a new transmission! At least it's covered under warranty but this shouldn't be happening at 26,000 miles! It also needs a new windshield wiper motor since the high setting wouldn't work... Anyone else having the same problems?
Well, we got the transmission replaced....and the flutter and noise was still there...the service manager said that I might want to go check the tires since I had to replace 2 tires (one had a nail in the sidewall) about 2 months ago...I bought 2 more matching tires and voila, the noise went away...why didn't they check this in the first place? I didn't know that I needed to replace all 4 tires on an AWD vehicle at the same time! The transmission was covered under warranty but I can't help thinking that a transmission was completely unnecessary.
I would hope that before any dealer would recommend replacing the transmission that they would really check it's condition instead of just saying it sounds like you need a new tranny and replace it like that. Did they say if they found any real evidence of transmission problems before they just changed it out?
Nope, I really think that they messed up and replaced the transmission without it needing it. When I first brought it in, they told me that they couldn't find anything wrong with it but that it was definitely making a sound and they could also feel the flutter, so they said it was probably internal and it would need a new transmission...Their mistake, my new transmission at 28000 miles.
so was your tranny making like a metal clanging/ clunking sound also because i have a 07 compass and mine started doing that at about 10k miles and i was wondering about that myself it kind of scares me. i just dont want to be left on the side of the road. and did they give you a rental because this is my and the wifes only car right now.