Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India has issued a recall for 11,002 units of its diesel-powered Jeep Compass SUV. Fiat had mentioned that there is no safety concern for the occupants while the issue with software is corrected. This recall affects vehicles manufactured between December 18, 2017, and November 30, 2018.
The models with the 1.4-liter turbo petrol engine haven’t been affected. The petrol engine makes 163 PS and 250 Nm of torque and can be had with a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
This isn’t the first time that Jeep has recalled compass SUVs in India. Jeep has earlier recalled 1,200 compass units due to fastener issue in passenger airbag models.
Jeep Compass made its India debit in 2017. Within a span of a couple of years, Jeep has enjoyed enormous success in India. Jeep Compass is manufactured at Fiat’s Ranjangaon plant. This factory also produces right-hand drive Compass SUVs for export.
The 2.0-liter diesel engine exceeds the particulate emission norms. Jeep dealers have been instructed to reprogramme the ECU via a software upgrade. Dealers will rectify the issue free of cost. Dealerships will inform the owners to bring the affected SUVs. The process will start in the first week of March. Dealers will correct the issue in cars at their own inventory and vehicles that have arrived for service.
Jeep Compass has been a runaway success for FCA in India. The SUV is offered with a wide range of trim and engine options. So, picking your favorite version of the SUV is quite easy. The Compass comes with a 2.0-liter diesel engine (173 PS and 350 Nm) and a 1.4-liter turbo-petrol (163PS and 250 Nm) engine. Jeep is working on a more off-road focused Trailhawk trim. The Jeep Trailhawk is expected to offer a more advanced nine-speed automatic transmission and a jacked up ground clearance for off-roading capability.