Within months of launch of Jeep’s first made-in-India model, Compass, the company has issued a recall for all the units delivered so far over faulty front passenger airbag. According to Jeep, the front passenger airbag in Compass is being impacted by the ‘loose fasteners’ that can in turn affect the functionality of the airbag during a collision. The company however maintains that the recall is likely to impact around 1 per cent of the Compass units globally. In India alone, Jeep has so far delivered 1200 units post its launch in July and all of it will be recalled and checked by the dealers. Also See – Jeep Renegade Price, Expected Launch Date & Details
That said, all Jeep dealers across India will soon start contacting the owners in a bid to fix and appointment for replacing the faulty front passenger airbag. The replacement will be done free of cost by Jeep at its authorized dealerships. Jeep has also stated that it is not in the know if the malfunctioning of the front passenger airbag on Compass has resulted in any injuries, accidents, warranty claims or if any complaints are received from the customers for the same. Read More – Jeep Compass Trailhawk India Launch & Other Details
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In a layman’s language, the ‘loose fasteners’ is referred to the nuts, bolts or plastic clips that have come loose in the airbag compartment. This could either puncture the airbag when packed or puncture when the airbag is deployed during at untoward incident. Read More – Saif Ali Khan Adds Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT To His Fleet Of Cars
The issue with the front passenger airbag is not only with the RHD (right-hand-drive) versions, but also with the LHD (left-hand-drive) versions sold in the US markets. That said, a recall has also been issued for around 7000 LHD units of Compass in America manufactured between 5th September to 19 November 2017.