A total of 1,200 units of the Jeep Compass have been recalled in India. The number of affected Jeep Compass SUVs is expected to be less than one per cent of the total recall population.
The Jeep Compass is being voluntarily recalled to rectify a potential issue with the front passanger airbag. A supplier has advised Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) that during its airbag module assembly process, loose fasteners may have inadvertently found their way undetected into a small number of modules.
However, should such a vehicle be subject to an impact that causes the front passenger airbag to deploy, loose fasteners may pose a hazard. Thus, FCA India will replace the passenger airbag on an estimated 1,200 Jeep Compass SUVs to eliminate this concern.
The Company is unaware of any related injuries, accidents, warranty claims or complaints. Nevertheless, customers whose vehicles are in the affected range are advised to refrain from using the front passenger seat until the situation is remedied.
In the coming week, FCA India and their authorized Dealers will directly contact customers whose Jeep Compass SUVs require a front passenger air bag replacement, and confirm appointments at authorised workshops. This replacement exercise will be carried out at no cost to customers.