Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) India will be
recalling around 1,200 Jeep Compass SUVs retailed to customers for replacement
of the front passenger air bag. This follows an FCA US LLC initiated recall.
According to a press note issued by the company, a supplier has advised FCA
that, during its airbag module assembly process, loose fasteners may have
inadvertently found their way undetected into a small number of modules.
In October 2017 alone, FCA
India sold as many as 2,455 units of the Jeep Compass in the country. It
exported 834 units of the Jeep Compass out of its Ranjangaon plant in the state
The number of affected Jeep
Compass SUVs is expected to be less than one percent (1%) of the total recall
population. “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 press note said.
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, the company cautioned.
In the coming week, FCA India and their authorised 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.
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