Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced it will recall about 8,000 Jeep Compass compact crossovers in North America because passenger-side airbags could contain loose fasteners, a defect that might pose danger to the front-seat passengers.
A supplier advised FCA that during the airbag module assembly process, loose fasteners might have inadvertently fallen undetected into a small number of modules. The airbags then entered the supply chain and were installed in some 2018 Jeep Compass crossovers during production. If the vehicles are involved in a crash, the loose fasteners pose a hazard.
The vehicles to be recalled include the 2018 model of Jeep Compass SUV manufactured from early September till November 19 for the North American market.
The number of affected vehicles is believed to be less than 1% of the total number of vehicles recalled. About 1,000 of the units are in Canada and Mexico.
FCA says it is not aware of any injuries, accidents, warranty claims or complaints resulting from the loose fasteners. The automaker will begin notifying customers of the recall by mail in December.
The second-generation Jeep Compass is manufactured in Toluca, Mexico.