The Jeep Compass is classified as a compact crossover SUV that was introduced for the 2007 model year, and is currently in its second generation.
With the size of the Jeep Compass, people enjoy the fact they can own an SUV without driving something bigger than their needs. The Compass has been a reliable SUV in Jeep’s fleet and has been a consistent seller globally.
When it comes to keeping your Jeep Compass on the road longer, it’s important to make sure you properly take care of its transmission and fluid.
Learn more about proper Jeep Compass transmission fluid maintenance.
What Type of Fluid Does a Jeep Compass Use?
Depending on the transmission the comes in your Jeep Compass, the transmission fluid is pretty consistent. Since the Jeep Compass has a AW60T, FTP C725, or ZF 984TE transmission, it will take Mopar ATF+4 transmission fluid or a common dex/merc Maxlife.
It’s best to consult your owner’s manual to see which transmission fluid your Jeep Compass has to make sure you have the correct fluid.
Jeep Compass Transmission Fluid Capacity
The fluid capacity of your Jeep Compass depends on what automatic transmission you have. In most cases, your Jeep Compass’s transmission fluid capacity is anywhere from 10-12 quarts.
How To Check Jeep Compass Transmission Fluid
Checking transmission fluid in a Jeep Compass is simple and quick to do. It’s always recommended that you check transmission fluid when the vehicle is on and in park on a flat surface.
How To Add Transmission Fluid To Jeep Compass
Adding transmission fluid to your Jeep Compass is a done by filling transmission fluid through the transmission dipstick tube, which is located on the passenger side near the firewall.
When adding transmission fluid to your Jeep Compass, it is important to make sure you have the correct level, as mentioned before.
Jeep Compass Transmission Fluid Change
The beauty of the Jeep Compass like most Jeeps is that it is DIY friendly and easy to maintain. The Jeep Compass was designed for ease of use, making transmission fluid changes an easy task for the average weekend mechanic.
This video below shows step by step how to change the transmission fluid on your Jeep Compass.
Jeep Compass Transmission Fluid Temperature
The ideal transmission temperature for your Jeep Compass when fully warm is in the 150 – 180 degree range. This is a safe transmission temperature that will allow for tens of thousands of miles of fluid life.
The transmission temperature chart below shows how long you can expent your Jeep Compass’s transmission to last at a given temperature.
Get A Transmission Cooler For Your Jeep Compass
Looking to lower the transmission fluid in your Jeep Compass? Install a transmission cooler! Our helpful transmission cooler buyer’s guide gives you all the information you need to install a transmission cooler and find the right one for your needs.
In our recommendation, a medium sized plate and fin or stacked plate style cooler would be best for your Jeep Compass to keep transmission temperatures down.