Jeep India has issued a voluntary recall of the Compass SUV owing to an emission-related issue that is causing the Compass Diesel variants to release more Particulate Matter Emissions than is regulated by law. 11,002 units of the Jeep Compass diesel, produced between December 18, 2017 and November 30, 2018 have been affected by the said recall.
Jeep has already instructed its official dealerships and authorized service centres to rectify the issue free of cost to the customer. The rectification will come in the form of a firmware update to the SUV’s ECU (electronic control unit) that will retune the engine to limit the harmful emissions. Jeep will also be updating ECU software of all unsold Compass Diesel variants lying in its dealerships across the country, before they are sold. Additionally, the company will be inspecting all Jeep Compass models that come in for service to ascertain whether the issue is present in any more models.
Jeep had detected the emission issue during a periodic check of its inventory. The company has now instructed its dealerships to contact owners of affected models at the earliest and request them to bring their vehicles for inspection.
It is worth noting that this isn’t the first time that Jeep India has issued a recall for the Compass SUV. 1,200 units of the Compass were earlier recalled over loose fasteners in the airbag module.
The Jeep Compass was launched in India in 2017. It is manufactured at the Fiat plant in Ranjangaon and is available with two engine options – a 2.0-litre diesel rated at 170 bhp and 350 Nm and a 1.4-litre petrol that churns out 160 bhp and 250 Nm. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard with both engines, while a 7-speed DCT automatic is offered on the petrol variant as an option.
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