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Old 6th April 2023, 22:57   #4231
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And this is why I need to be absolutely sure that there is no problem with the mechanics of the car that I own - Any idea how do I check if the gearbox is working fine?

The problem I have is when you take off (especially in the morning) the RPM will go past 3000 RPM before changing to the next gear. So, the car will make lot of noise but would not move as fast. And this is a problem when the traffic light turns green, I end up holding the traffic or need to ride on the accelerator resulting in high level of noise, low acceleration and low mileage. This also happens suddenly when in traffic it shifts to a lower gear and it holds the gear till the RPM goes upward of 2.5k before upshifting. The interesting thing is sometimes it behaves completely normal changing the gears at the right time. Therefore, makes it really difficult to replicate the issue.
If its only in the morning after a cold start, then its completely normal for automatic transmissions, especially when the car is used after 2-3 days. Till the time the transmission temperature reaches the normal operating temperature, it will hold onto the revvs/ gears. Also shifts can be a bit jerky. It happens in my Compass D AT as well as my Rapid Tsi AT. It is mentioned in the owners manual as well I think. However, both are Torque Converters in my case.

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Old 7th April 2023, 07:54   #4232
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Congratulations, Knightfurry. Wish you many many years of happy and stressfree ownership. As someone who has taken the same route of Ecosport to Compass, I can completely relate to your experiences. The Ecosport was a driver's car, excellent dynamics and quite a looker. Same for the Compass, it was love at first sight in both cases :-)
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Now, after this guy explained, I thought it through mindfully. Technically USB port can carry both the power as well as control signals. If the camera sends some control signals which conglicts and confuses the infotainment, then erratic behavior is possible.
So, as of now, I thought of trying his suggestion before opening up the fitments and dig deep. I would keep you all informed what happens.
To update on this issue, I tried streching the dashcam cable till the 12v socket, unfortunately, it is falling short by 8-10 inch. So, I ordered an externder cable, rather a short connector with a right angles end towards the socket. It would be delivered tomorrow. I would connect and update you on my observations after few days of monitoring.
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Old 10th April 2023, 11:51   #4234
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Hi,

Anyone facing issue with capless fuel lid. The nozzle goes in very easily but while taking it out it seems to get stuck and after much manipulation it comes out.

Am I not doing it right? Is there a way to avoid this as it seems it may get damaged with nozzle getting stuck regularly.

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Anyone facing issue with capless fuel lid. The nozzle goes in very easily but while taking it out it seems to get stuck and after much manipulation it comes out.

Am I not doing it right? Is there a way to avoid this as it seems it may get damaged with nozzle getting stuck regularly.
There is a nozzle in the tool kit. A mini funnel type. See if you want to use that.
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There is a nozzle in the tool kit. A mini funnel type. See if you want to use that.
Thanks. Yes there is a nozzle. I thought that was for petrol pump equiped with older wife bore nozzle. The fuel pump I usually go to has a thin nozzle which goes in very easily but is a hassle to take it out. Gets stuck. Was wondering if it's a normal behaviour.
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Thanks. Yes there is a nozzle. I thought that was for petrol pump equiped with older wife bore nozzle. The fuel pump I usually go to has a thin nozzle which goes in very easily but is a hassle to take it out. Gets stuck. Was wondering if it's a normal behaviour.
I have faced this issue while inserting a siphon pipe made of plastic. It got stuck and broke and luckily the broken part didn’t fall inside. The flap is very hard. As long as we are inserting metal nozzle it should be fine.

Try a different pump with a thinner nozzle. See if the same issue persists.

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I have faced this issue while inserting a siphon pipe made of plastic. It got stuck and broke and luckily the broken part didn’t fall inside. The flap is very hard. As long as we are inserting metal nozzle it should be fine.

Try a different pump with a thinner nozzle. See if the same issue persists.
There are 2 flaps. Not one. After one or two inches there is a second flap. That’s why you got saved.
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I have faced this issue while inserting a siphon pipe made of plastic. It got stuck and broke and luckily the broken part didnít fall inside. The flap is very hard. As long as we are inserting metal nozzle it should be fine.

Try a different pump with a thinner nozzle. See if the same issue persists.
Ok, will try at other pump as well but the nozzle I had problem with also was quite thin. It went inside very well. It's only during exit it got stuck and then when pulled through a mettalic sound came as if it was stuck on some mettalic projection.
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There are 2 flaps. Not one. After one or two inches there is a second flap. Thatís why you got saved.
Yeah but if it got stuck between the two flaps I would have in even bigger trouble - as it would have blocked the entire passage. The end that broke off the pipe was pretty small.
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Anyone else facing creaking or squeaking sound from centre console? I am driving a compass model s petrol AT. Just beside the gear lever, towards the passenger side, where the terrain selector would usually be in diesel 4*4 model, the piano black finished plastic is not very rigid and kind of depresses when pressed making this sound. Even while driving a little creaking sound comes from the paino black plastic around gear lever.

The car is just two weeks old!
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Anyone else facing creaking or squeaking sound from centre console?
The car is just two weeks old!
Yes, had this issue. Brought it up with the SC along with one more creaking sound coming from the right door (some screw was loose apparently) during the 6 month service. Was resolved pretty quickly.

I now have an intermittent creaking from the left door Waiting for it to become persistent before taking it to the SC.
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https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/99374181.cms

So Jeep trying to get the people in the showrooms with a lower starting price. I think the Sports variant is a decent VFM proposition now.
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https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/99374181.cms

So Jeep is trying to get the people in the showrooms with a lower starting price. I think the Sports variant is a decent VFM proposition now.
They have merely formalized the discounts that were available since December. Looks like the Club Editions launched in February didn't find many takers, hence the official pricing now.

The Sport variants (both D-MT/P-AT) cost nearly 24-25L OTR and still lack features like 6 airbags, Fog lamps, Rear parcel tray, Auto fold ORVMs, Dual zone AC, etc, which discourages the top-end Creta/Seltos buyers from buying it.

PS - Was expecting Jeep to introduce the 1.3 Turbo Petrol with onset of RDE norms. A bit disappointed as segment below SUVs like Creta/Seltos are soon set to match the 1.4 Multiair with the recently launched 1.5 Turbo powertrain.
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I bought (company leased is the right term) Jeep Compass 'S' diesel AT, exactly 1 year ago.
It has been excellent ownership experience so far, no complaints on the vehicle and service.
The SUV has delivered exactly as expected, only disappointment is that I could not take it on highway as much as I wanted to.

Initial niggles:
  1. On purchase day itself I realized that driver side speakers are not working, the showroom staff tried to reset but it did not fix the issue. I was advised to visit the service centre. Apparently, a connection was not right, but the fix took solid 4-5 hours, I was pained to see panels being removed on a new car. Since then, the audio is working excellent.
  2. There is a on and off vibrating noise from passenger side, it is not rattle, it is like the noise you get in big speakers when there is no music being played. I have taken the vehicle to service station but at that faithful time my JC did not produce that vibrating noise. It is very faint, cannot make out when music is on, so life goes on.
  3. Carplay disconnections were very frequent in the initial days, during one of my visits to service centre, they upgraded the software to latest version and since then Carplay works without any glitch. After the recent upgrade I see the lag in touchscreen response.
Purchase decision:
I was looking for a car in INR 35-45L range, the first choice was Skoda because I own Fabia for last 11 yrs. The sales guy did not make any effort to sell me either Octavia (wife rejected it outright) or Superb (dirty car for test drive). Even my repeated attempts to get another test drive failed, so Skoda was out of consideration. Luxury cars were out of budget, and I was not keen on Hyundai.
I did 2 test drives of JC, liked the feel of it on road and the sales guy was ever ready to come home with TD vehicle and answer my queries. I read through all the JC threads on TBHP, spoke to a friend and finalized on JC Diesel top end.

Likes:
  1. Ventilated seats are an excellent feature, even though I am in Bangalore having ventilated seats mean AC can be kept at lower levels avoiding blower noise. Less fatigue on long distances.
  2. Wireless Apple Carplay and wireless charging is my fav, no need to carry that additional cable, as soon as you sit in the car, phone is connected and on charging mode. No worries related to charging on long travels.
  3. Almost luxury feel in the cabin with all black, soft leather, etc.
  4. Good steering feel and precise drive, I am very impressed with the steering precision at slow crawling speeds.
  5. Highway drive is where JC excels, each time I take it out on highway I feel why I do not take it out more often.
  6. Panoramic sunroof gives the cabin very roomy feeling and proud to say that not once my kids have asked to stand up through the sunroof when JC was moving, even after seeing other kids do it in other cars.
  7. Audio quality.
Dislikes:
  1. The parcel tray is a pain, it does not come out easily.
  2. Alerts are distracting, the alerts related to low tire pressure, low AdBlue, etc., on the console, are distracting and intrusive. Sometimes a simple act of horn while driving gives an alert chime. Initially it was very unnerving as I felt something is going wrong. Took time to feel comfortable around alert chimes.
  3. Acceleration is not instantaneous, a frustrating fraction of a second late from the time you press the pedal. It takes little time to get adjusted to.
  4. Sometimes RPM stays high for little longer than acceptable, this is annoying.
  5. Breaking makes some noise, like a gripping noise, during slow moves mostly after wash and rainy days.
  6. A pillar creates blind spot in certain direction.
Driving usage:
I took a week off from work for the first 7 days of ownership, drove it in the city, and outskirts with multiple drives on NICE road end to end, clocked 1200kms. Less compared to what I wanted to clock but enough to give me good feel of the car.
I drive it mostly in the city, used for going to office, which is 22kms one side, the drive is through the city. Trip to Goa was my longest highway drive otherwise highway drives have been mostly to nearby towns. There is a big itch to drive long and far, need to plan something this year.

Fuel Efficiency:
I have recorded all my fuel expenses, almost always tanked full when fuel indicator hit 'E'.
The best I have got from tank full is 701Kms, FE of 14+kmpl, this was when I drove to Hubli and back. Overall, the FE is 10.5 to 11 kmpl. I should admit I am not satisfied; I need to do more highway runs to extract higher FE :-)

Conclusion:
I am satisfied with the purchase, the car is good to drive, service experience has been good. Maybe driving modes (eco, sport, etc.) and paddle shift could have enhanced driving experience a little more, but frankly, I need to use it more, maybe put 4X4 also to use.

Happy driving, cheers!
KP
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