Recalls & Defects For 2017 Jeep Compass


Vehicle Report: 2017 Jeep Compass


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Recalls & Defects

Recall Subject: Equipment:other:owners/Service/Other Manual

Report Receipt Date: 07/07/2017
NHTSA Campaign: 17v433000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2017 jeep compass vehicles. the affected vehicles have user's guides that contain incorrect information regarding the jump start procedure, specifically, the polarity of the battery terminals are reversed in the battery terminal graphic.

Consequence
If a customer follows the user's guide, they may hook up the battery jumper cables incorrectly, increasing their risk of injury.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners and will replace the user's guides with a corrected version, free of charge. the recall began august 22, 2017. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is t46.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: Power Train:axle Assembly:axle Shaft

Report Receipt Date: 05/09/2017
NHTSA Campaign: 17v301000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain 2017 jeep compass vehicles equipped with a 6-speed transmission. the left front halfshaft may not be properly seated, and, as a result, it may disengage from the transmission and/or break.

Consequence
If the left front halfshaft disengages or breaks, the vehicle will have a loss of drive. additionally, if the vehicle is parked without using the parking brake, the vehicle may roll, despite being in 'park.' either condition may increase the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, dealers will inspect the left front halfshaft for engagement and replace any that are not properly engaged in the transmission, free of charge. the recall began on june 12, 2017. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is t26.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: Electrical System: Instrument Panel

Report Receipt Date: 11/21/2017
NHTSA Campaign: 17v740000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling certain model year 2017-2018 jeep compass vehicles. the brightness of the backlighting for the instrument panel cluster (ipc) cannot be adjusted. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 101, "controls and displays."

Consequence
An instrument cluster that is too bright, and cannot be dimmed, can reduce the driver's ability to see at night, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update ipc software, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began december 8, 2018. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. chrysler's number for this recall is t70.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: Equipment

Report Receipt Date: 12/21/2017
NHTSA Campaign: 17v824000

Summary
Chrysler (fca us llc) is recalling various dodge, chrysler, and ram vehicles equipped with kidde plastic-handle or push button 'pindicator' fire extinguishers. a list of the affected trailer models is available at: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/rmisc-17v824-0103.pdf. these extinguishers may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or requiring excessive force to activate the extinguisher. additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the product inoperable. for a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models visit: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/rmisc-17e062-5427.pdf

Consequence
If the fire extinguisher does not function properly, it can increase the risk of injury in the event of a fire.

Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners instructing them to contact kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. the recall began february 14, 2018. owners may contact chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403 or kidde customer service service toll-free at 1-855-262-3540, or online at www.kidde.com and click on "product safety recall" for more information. chrysler's number for this recall is t82.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.



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