Some 2007-09 Jeep Compass and Patriot models built before April 23, 2009, may ride roughly or handle poorly when driven over bumps and other rough road surfaces.
One likely cause for the trouble, says Chrysler, is a defective front strut.
The problem can occur on one or both sides of the vehicle.
Replacing the strut(s) along with the jounce bumper and dust shield is the obvious fix.
Be aware that the jounce bumper and shield are now two separate parts, replacing the one-piece design used in the past.
Order part No. 05171137AB for the new jounce bumper and part No. 05171132AC for the new dust shield.