Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling an estimated 7,000 2018 Jeep Compass SUVs in the U.S. because the front passenger-side air bags might be defective, the automaker said.
“A supplier has advised FCA US that, during its air-bag module assembly process, loose fasteners may have inadvertently fallen undetected into a small number of modules,” FCA explained in a released statement. “These modules then entered the supply chain and were installed in some 2018 Jeep Compass SUVs during production.”
During a crash in which these air bags deploy, the loose fasteners may pose a hazard. FCA, however, noted that it isn’t aware of any related injuries, accidents, warranty claims or complaints.
FCA said it believed the number of affected vehicles is less than 1% of the recall population. But owners of Compass vehicles produced from Sept. 5 to Nov. 19 of this year are advised to avoid using the front passenger seat until the recall remedy is completed.
Recall notices are expected to mail out in December. To learn whether one of your fleet vehicles is included in the recall, click here and search by VIN.