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2024 Jeep Compass AUTOMATIC Transmission Guide

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2024 Jeep Compass AUTOMATIC Transmission Owner’s Manual

Presenting the brand-new automatic transmission on the 2024 Jeep Compass, which promises smooth shifting and an improved driving experience. This transmission, which has been engineered for efficiency and performance, provides accurate gear changes and seamless acceleration. The 2024 Jeep Compass Automatic’s cutting-edge convenience and technology will elevate your travels.

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You must press and hold the brake pedal while shifting out of PARK.

WARNING!

  • Never use the PARK (P) position as a substitute for the parking brake. Always apply the parking brake fully when exiting the vehicle to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
  • Your vehicle could move and injure you and others if it is not in PARK. Check by trying to move the gear selector out of PARK with the brake pedal released. Make sure the transmission is in PARK before exiting the vehicle.
  • It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL (N) if the engine speed is higher than the idle speed. If your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit someone or something. Only shift into gear when the engine is idling normally and your foot is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
  • The vehicle may not engage a newly selected gear when shifting between PARK, REVERSE (R), or DRIVE (D) if the vehicle is moving while shifting.

WARNING!

  • Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles, you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is running. Before exiting a vehicle, always come to a complete stop, then apply the parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK, and turn the ignition OFF. When the ignition is in the OFF position, the transmission is locked in PARK, securing the vehicle against unwanted movement.
  • When leaving the vehicle, always make sure the ignition is in the OFF position, remove the key fob from the vehicle, and lock the vehicle.
    • Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for several reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal or transmission gear selector.
  • Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle (or in a location accessible to children), and do not leave the ignition in the ON/RUN position. A child could operate power windows, and other controls, or move the vehicle.

CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:

  • Shift into or out of PARK or REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop.

CAUTION!

  • Do not shift between PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, or DRIVE when the engine is above idle speed.
  • Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot is firmly pressing the brake pedal.

IGNITION PARK INTERLOCK

This vehicle is equipped with an Ignition Park Interlock which requires the transmission to be in PARK (P) before the ignition can be turned to the OFF position. This helps the driver avoid inadvertently leaving the vehicle without placing the transmission in PARK. This system also locks the transmission in PARK whenever the ignition is in the OFF position.

BRAKE/TRANSMISSION SHIFT INTERLOCK (BTSI) SYSTEM

This vehicle is equipped with a BTSI that holds the transmission gear selector in PARK (P) unless the brakes are applied. To shift the transmission out of PARK, the ignition must be in the ON/RUN position
(whether the engine is running or not), and the brake pedal must be pressed. The brake pedal must also be pressed to shift from NEUTRAL (N) into DRIVE (D) or REVERSE (R) when the vehicle is stopped or moving at low speeds.

8-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

The transmission gear range (PRND) is displayed both beside the gear selector and in the instrument cluster. To select a gear range, push the lock button on the gear selector and move the selector rearward or forward. You must also press the brake pedal to shift the transmission out of PARK (P) (or NEUTRAL (N), when the vehicle is stopped or moving at low speeds). Select the DRIVE (D) range for normal driving.

NOTE:

  • The transmission electronics are self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few hundred miles (kilometres).
  • In the event of a mismatch between the gear selector position and the actual transmission gear (for example, the driver selects REVERSE (R) while driving forward), the position indicator will blink continuously until the selector is returned to the proper position, or the requested shift can be completed.

The electronically controlled transmission adapts its shift schedule based on driver inputs, along with environmental and road conditions.
The 8-speed transmission has been developed to meet the needs of current and future FWD/AWD vehicles. Software and calibration are refined to optimize the customer’s driving experience and fuel economy. By design, some vehicle and driveline combinations utilize NINTH gear only in very specific driving situations and conditions.
Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped. Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when shifting between these gears.
The transmission gear selector provides PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, DRIVE, and AutoStick (+/-) shift positions. Manual shifts can be made using the AutoStick shift control page 90. Moving the gear selector into the AutoStick (+/-) position (beside the DRIVE position) activates AutoStick mode, providing manual shift control and displaying the current gear in the instrument cluster (as 1, 2, 3, etc.). Toggling the gear selector forward (-) or rearward (+) while in the AutoStick position will manually select the transmission gear.

NOTE:
If the gear selector cannot be moved to the PARK, REVERSE, or NEUTRAL position (when pushed forward) it is probably in the AutoStick (+/-) position (beside the DRIVE position). In AutoStick mode, the transmission gear (1, 2, 3, etc.) is displayed in the instrument cluster. Move the gear selector to the right (into the DRIVE [D] position) for access to PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL.2024 Jeep Compass-AUTOMATIC Transmission-fig 1

Gear Ranges
Do not press the accelerator pedal when shifting out of PARK or NEUTRAL.

NOTE:
After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating. This is especially important when the engine is cold.

PARK (P)
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the transmission. The engine can be started in this range. Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in motion. Apply the parking brake when exiting the vehicle in this range.
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before shifting the transmission to PARK, otherwise the load on the transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to move the gear selector out of PARK. As an added precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away from the curb on an uphill grade.
When exiting the vehicle, always:

  1. Apply the parking brake.
  2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
  3. Turn the engine off.
  4. Remove the key fob from the vehicle.

NOTE:
Block the wheels with a wedge or a stone if the vehicle is parked on a steep slope.

WARNING!

  • Never use the PARK (P) position as a substitute for the parking brake. Always apply the parking brake fully when exiting the vehicle to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
  • Your vehicle could move and injure you and others if it is not in PARK. Check by trying to move the gear selector out of PARK with the brake pedal released. Make sure the transmission is in PARK before exiting the vehicle.

WARNING!

  • It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL (N) if the engine speed is higher than the idle speed. If your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit someone or something. Only shift into gear when the engine is idling normally and your foot is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
  • The vehicle may not engage a newly selected gear when shifting between PARK, REVERSE (R), or DRIVE (D) if the vehicle is moving while shifting.
  • Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles, you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is running. Before exiting a vehicle, always come to a complete stop, then apply the parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK, and turn the ignition OFF. When the ignition is in the OFF position, the transmission is locked in PARK, securing the vehicle against unwanted movement.
  • When leaving the vehicle, always make sure the ignition is in the OFF position, remove the key fob from the vehicle, and lock the vehicle.
  • Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for several reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal or transmission gear selector.

WARNING!

  • Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle (or in a location accessible to children), and do not leave the ignition in the ON/RUN position. A child could operate power windows, and other controls, or move the vehicle.

CAUTION!

  • Before moving the transmission gear selector out of PARK, you must turn the ignition to the ON/RUN position and also press the brake pedal. Otherwise, damage to the gear selector could result.
  • DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as this can damage the drivetrain.

The following indicators should be used to ensure that you have properly engaged the transmission into the PARK position:

  • When shifting into PARK, push the lock button on the gear selector, and firmly move the selector all the way forward until it stops and is fully seated.
  • Look at the transmission gear position display and verify that it indicates the PARK position (P).
  • With the brake pedal released, verify that the gear selector will not move out of PARK.

REVERSE (R)
This range is for moving the vehicle backwards. Shift into REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop.

REVERSE (R)
This range is for moving the vehicle backwards. Shift into REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop.

WARNING!
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe practices that limit your response to changing traffic or road conditions. You might lose control of the vehicle and have a collision.

CAUTION!
Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any other reason with the transmission in NEUTRAL can cause severe transmission damage. For Recreational Towing For Towing A Disabled Vehicle

DRIVE (D)
This range should be used for most city and highway driving. It provides the smoothest up-shifts and down-shifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission automatically upshifts through all forward gears.
When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as when operating the vehicle under heavy loading condi-tions, in hilly terrain, travelling into strong headwinds, or while towing a heavy trailer), use the AutoStick shift control to select a lower gear page 90. Under these conditions, using a lower gear will improve performance and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat build-up.
If the transmission temperature exceeds normal operat-ing limits, the transmission controller may modify the transmission shift schedule, reduce engine torque, and/or expand the range of torque converter clutch engagement. This is done to prevent transmission damage due to overheating.
If the transmission becomes extremely hot, the Transmission Temperature Warning Light may illuminate, and the transmission may operate differently until the transmission cools down.
During cold temperatures, transmission operation may be modified depending on engine and/or transmission temperature as well as vehicle speed. This feature improves the warm-up time of the engine and transmission to achieve maximum efficiency. Engagement of the torque converter clutch is inhibited until the engine and/or transmission is warm. Normal operation will resume once the temperature(s) have risen to a suitable level.

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AUTOSTICK
AutoStick is a driver-interactive transmission feature providing manual shift control, giving you more control of the vehicle. AutoStick allows you to maximize engine braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts, and improve overall vehicle performance. This feature can also provide you with more control during passing, city driving, cold slippery conditions, mountain driving, trailer towing, and many other situations.

Operation
When the gear selector is in the AutoStick position
(beside the DRIVE (D) position), it can be moved forward and rearward. This allows the driver to manually select the transmission gear being used. Moving the gear selector forward (-) triggers a downshift and rear-ward (+) an upshift. The current gear is displayed in the instrument cluster.
In AutoStick mode, the transmission will shift up or down when the driver moves the gear selector rearward (+) or forward (-) unless an engine lugging or overspeed condition results. It will remain in the selected gear until another upshift or downshift is chosen, except as follows:

  • 8-speed transmissions will automatically upshift when necessary to prevent engine overspeed.
  • The transmission will automatically downshift as the vehicle slows (to prevent engine lugging) and will display the current gear.
  • The transmission will automatically downshift to FIRST gear when coming to a stop. After a stop, the driver should manually upshift (+) the transmission as the vehicle is accelerated.
  • You can start, from a stop, in FIRST or SECOND gear. Tapping (+) (at a stop) will allow starting in SECOND gear. Starting in SECOND gear can be helpful in snowy or icy conditions.
  • If a requested downshift would cause the engine to overspeed, that shift will not occur.
  • The system will ignore attempts to upshift at too low of a vehicle speed.
  • Transmission shifting will be more noticeable when AutoStick is enabled.
  • The system may revert to automatic shift mode if a fault or overheating condition is detected.

NOTE:
When Selec-Speed or Hill Descent Control is enabled, AutoStick is not active.
To disengage AutoStick, return the gear selector to the DRIVE position. You can shift in or out of the AutoStick position at any time without taking your foot off the accelerator pedal.

WARNING!
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their grip and the vehicle could skid, causing a collision or personal injury.

TRANSMISSION LIMP HOME MODE
Transmission function is monitored electronically for abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission may operate only in a fixed gear, or may remain in NEUTRAL (N). The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may be illuminated. Limp Home Mode may allow the vehicle to be driven to an authorized dealer for service without damaging the transmission.
In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the following steps:

  1. Stop the vehicle.
  2. Shift the transmission into PARK (P), if possible. If not, shift the transmission to NEUTRAL.
  3. Push and hold the ignition until the engine turns off.
  4. Wait approximately 30 seconds.
  5. Restart the engine.
  6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no longer detected, the transmission will return to normal operation.

NOTE:
Even if the transmission can be reset, we recommend that you visit an authorized dealer at your earliest possible convenience. An authorized dealer has diagnostic equipment to assess the condition of your transmission. If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer service is required.

TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH
A feature designed to improve fuel economy has been included in the automatic transmission on your vehicle. A clutch within the torque converter engages automati-cally at calibrated speeds. This may result in a slightly different feeling or response during normal operation in the upper gears. When the vehicle speed drops or during some accelerations, the clutch automatically disengages.

NOTE:
The torque converter clutch will not engage until the engine and/or transmission is warm (usually after 1 to 3 miles [2 to 5 km] of driving). Because the engine speed is higher when the torque converter clutch is not engaged, it may seem as if the transmission is not shifting properly when the vehicle is cold. This is normal. The torque converter clutch will function normally once the powertrain is sufficiently warm.

FAQs

What type of automatic transmission does the 2024 Jeep Compass come with?

The 2024 Jeep Compass typically comes equipped with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Is the automatic transmission in the 2024 Jeep Compass reliable?

Generally, Jeep has a good track record with automatic transmissions, but individual experiences may vary. Routine maintenance is essential for optimal performance and longevity.

What are some common transmission issues in the 2024 Jeep Compass?

Common issues might include rough shifting, transmission fluid leaks, or electronic control module (ECM) glitches, although these can vary depending on driving habits and maintenance.

Does the 2024 Jeep Compass offer any transmission upgrades or options?

Jeep may offer different transmission options depending on the trim level or package selected.

How often should transmission fluid be changed in the 2024 Jeep Compass?

Jeep typically recommends changing transmission fluid every 60,000 to 100,000 miles.

Is the automatic transmission in the 2024 Jeep Compass adaptive?

Yes, the automatic transmission in the 2024 Jeep Compass often features adaptive shifting algorithms to optimize performance based on driving conditions.

What is the towing capacity of the 2024 Jeep Compass with automatic transmission?

The towing capacity can vary depending on the engine and drivetrain configuration, but with the right setup, it can tow up to around 2,000 to 2,500 pounds.

Does the automatic transmission in the 2024 Jeep Compass offer a manual shifting mode?

Some models may offer a manual shifting mode, allowing drivers to manually select gears for more control over the driving experience.

How does the automatic transmission in the 2024 Jeep Compass perform off-road?

The transmission is often designed to work seamlessly with Jeep’s off-road systems, providing smooth power delivery and control over various terrains.

Are there any recalls or known issues with the automatic transmission in the 2024 Jeep Compass?

It’s always a good idea to check with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or Jeep for any recalls or known issues related to the transmission.

What type of transmission fluid does the 2024 Jeep Compass automatic transmission use?

The recommended transmission fluid type can vary, but it’s typically a synthetic ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid).

Does the 2024 Jeep Compass automatic transmission feature any advanced safety features?

Some models may offer features like adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, or automatic emergency braking, which can work in conjunction with the transmission for enhanced safety.

What kind of warranty coverage does Jeep offer for the automatic transmission in the 2024 Compass?

Jeep typically offers a standard warranty covering the transmission for a certain period or mileage. Extended warranty options may also be available.

Can the automatic transmission in the 2024 Jeep Compass be serviced at any repair shop, or does it require specialized maintenance?

While routine maintenance like fluid changes can often be performed at any reputable repair shop, more complex transmission repairs may require specialized equipment and expertise.

Does the automatic transmission in the 2024 Jeep Compass have a sport mode?

Some models may feature a sport mode, which adjusts shift points and throttle response for a more dynamic driving experience.

How does the automatic transmission in the 2024 Jeep Compass contribute to fuel efficiency?

The transmission’s design, including its gear ratios and efficiency, can play a significant role in maximizing fuel economy, especially when paired with other fuel-saving technologies.

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