Fiat to recall 1,200 Jeep Compass in India over faulty air bag

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on January 09, 2018

The India Jeep Compass recall is part of a global recall.

Following an FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) US LLC initiated recall, FCA India intends to recall an estimated 1,200 Jeep Compass SUVs, already retailed to customers, for replacement of the front passenger airbag.

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.

The number of affected Jeep Compass SUVs is expected to be less than one per cent of the total recall population, the company said in a statement.

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.

FCA India said it is unaware of any related injuries, accidents, warranty claims or complaints. It recommended customers whose vehicles are in the affected range to refrain from using the front passenger seat until the situation is remedied.

In the coming week, FCA India and their authorised dealers will directly contact customers whose Jeep Compass SUVs require a front passenger airbag replacement, and confirm appointments at authorised workshops, the company said. This replacement exercise will be carried out at no cost to customers.

Published on November 23, 2017

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