Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling some units of the 2018 Jeep Compass over parts in the passenger side airbag potentially becoming projectiles during airbag deployment.
The defect: the passenger side air bag assembly may have inflator mounting nuts loose within the module assembly.
The hazards: in the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, unsecured inflator mounting nuts outside of the cushion assembly are potential projectiles that may strike the driver or other occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.
Affected vehicles: certain 2018 Jeep Compass crossovers.
Number of vehicles affected: 26,971 (United States figure).
The fix: Jeep parent company FCA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag module assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 10th, 2018.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this Jeep Compass recall should visit recalls.mopar.com and enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs.
Owners can also contact Fiat Chrysler customer service with questions by using the following information.
- FCA Customer Care: 1-800-853-1403
- FCA Recall Number: T71
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V732000