Jeep Compass 2007-2017 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for Jeep Compass 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
ADD KEY (Must have two working Sentry Keys):
1. Put one of the two current keys into the ignition and turn to the ON position.
2. After the key has been in the ON position for at least three seconds — but no more than 15 seconds — turn the key back to the OFF position.
3. Take the key out and put in the second current key, turning it to the ON position, all within 15 seconds. The second key cannot be the same as the first key.
4. After ten seconds, a theft alarm light will illuminate and a single chime will sound. This confirms entry into “Customer Programming Mode”.
5. Within 60 seconds, turn key OFF and remove the current key.
6. Put a new key into the ignition and turn to the ON position.
7. After ten seconds, a single chime will sound. The theft alarm light will turn off. Wait three seconds and turn key OFF.
8. Repeat these steps for additional keys.
About Jeep Compass
In January, Jeep unveiled the production version of the Compass at the North American International Auto Show. The first Compass was built at Belvidere, Illinois, where the Dodge Neon was made, on May 30, 2006.
For the 2007-2010 model years, the Compass lacked the “Trail Rated” logo present on other Jeep SUVs, however the “Trail Rated” emblem was added for the 2011 model year. The Compass is aimed at first-time Jeep consumers as well as people who mostly drive on paved roads.
The DaimlerChrysler/Mitsubishi GS platform underpins both the Compass and the Patriot. The Patriot is a classic 4-door Jeep wagon, whilst the Compass is a softer hatchback that looks like the Dodge Caliber.
Jeep revamped the Compass in 2011 to look more like the Grand Cherokee while maintaining its own personality. The 2011 Jeep Compass also gets a revised suspension for improved handling, a revised interior with more standard equipment, and more option packages, including the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package, which includes a continuously variable transmission with a low-range setting, all-terrain tires mounted on 17-inch aluminum wheels, skid plates, a four-wheel-drive system, and a full inch of ground clearance.
In 2011, Jeep released a special edition Compass model that had enhancements, customized interiors, emblems, and wheels, and was only available in three exterior colors: Bronze Star, Bright Silver, and Black.
The Compass is powered with a 2.4 L World I4 gasoline engine that produces 172 horsepower (128 kW). The 4X2 Sport variant comes with a 2.0 L World engine that produces 158 horsepower (118 kW). For the European and Australian markets, a 2.0 L l-R4 TDi 103 kW (138 horsepower; 140 PS) Volkswagen-designed diesel engine was offered until 2011, when it was replaced by the 2.2 L Mercedes-Benz OM651.
Two electronically controlled four-wheel drive systems are also available on the Compass. Freedom Drive I and II are full-time four-wheel drive systems with locking capabilities; Freedom Drive II is based on Freedom Drive I, but it can achieve a 19:1 gear reduction by using the vehicle’s CVT transmission, emulating a low-range often found in vehicles with dedicated transfer cases.
Front-wheel drive is standard on the base model (FWD). In terms of traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation, and water fording, the Trail Rated version of the Compass has passed the same off-road testing as other Jeep vehicles.
Sport, Latitude, and Limited are the three basic Compass versions .
The Sport is the entry-level model. It has 17-inch alloy wheels, an AM/FM stereo with a single-disc CD player and four speakers, a heater, fabric seating surfaces, and manual roll-up windows and door locks. There are options for power windows and door locks, a Boston Acoustics premium sound system with a 368-watt external amplifier, and air conditioning. The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) is not standard on the 2014-2016 Jeep Compass Sport and Sport SE. An EVIC provides information to the user such as gas mileage, kilometers to empty, service intervals, tire pressure, and so on.