Jeep Compass’ recall in India is part of FCA’s global initiative; will replace the front passenger airbag
FCA India has recalled 1,200 made-in-India Jeep Compass SUVs to replace front passenger airbag in those vehicles. The campaign is part of a bigger initiative by FCA that has recalled around 8,000 Compass SUVs in North American markets. All these vehicles will see the replacement of front passenger airbag at no cost to customer.
The recall program has been initiated voluntarily by the auto giant after a supplier advised the company that during its airbag module assembling process loose fasteners entered into a small number of modules. This could create a serious problem during the airbag deployment in case of an accident, resulting in damage to the occupant instead of saving him or her from potential injury.
However, despite the initiation of the recall process there is no report of any injury, accident, warranty claim or complaint yet. But, the customers of the vehicles from the affected range have been advised not to use the front passenger seat until the airbag is replaced. Despite recalling the 1,200 units of the Compass SUV, the company believes actual number of affected vehicle will be less than 1% of the total recalled number.
Jeep Compass comes as the most affordable model in India from the iconic American SUV maker. It comes carrying typical Jeep styling and boasts several advanced features delivering an appealing vibe. Within short span after arrival in the country, Jeep Compass garnered pretty good response from the buyers. Interestingly, this SUV provided oxygen to the FCA in India, as the brand was struggling here for quite some time.
Jeep is also aiming to bring another SUV Renegade here and it is going to be the most affordable offering from the automaker in the country. Priced between Rs. 15.16 lakh and Rs. 21.37 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), Jeep Compass is available in both petrol and diesel engine options.