Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India has recalled the Jeep Compass for a minor issue pertaining the wiper blade fastening nut to improve the fitment of the wiper blade assembly on the Jeep Compass SUV manufactured in 2020. The brand has, according to sources, recalled 547 units of the popular SUV in the Indian market.
The population has been identified during a routine vehicle quality audit and all the units were manufactured in 2020. The brace nut which has been identified as the problem firmly clamps the wiper arm on the wiper pivot assembly and the malfunction of the brace nutmeg result in the wiper not swivelling when activated.
The remedy is an increased tightening of the torque-induced nut that will prevent it from the probability of malfunctioning. As of now, no reports of any malfunction due to the brace nut have been reported by customers of Jeep India but the brand has made the recall as a precautionary measure.
The brand is being reported to have proactively informing affected MY20 Jeep Compass customers about the recall campaign and will be taking necessary actions to plan the recall action in a smooth fashion at Jeep authorised dealerships. The tightening of the brace nut is not likely to take more than 15 minutes and will be done without any cost to the customer.
In other news, Jeep India has launched the Jeep Compass Night Eagle edition starting at INR 20.14 lakh ex-showroom. The Jeep Compass Night Eagle is based on the mid-spec Longitude Plus trim, positioned above the Longitude Plus trim and features black chrome exterior details along with gloss black alloy rims as well as dark themed interiors.
The Jeep Compass Night Eagle edition is available in four exterior paint options – Vocal White, Brilliant Black, Exotica Red and Magnesio Grey, all available with a black roof.