Recall Central: 254,000 Jeep Compass, Patriots; 181,000 Jeep Wranglers

June 6, 2013
2012 Jeep Compass Front View
2010-2012 Jeep Patriot, Compass
The problem: Patriot and Compass models are fitted with sensor-activated restraints, but seatbelt pretensioners and side-curtain airbags may not deploy properly in a low-speed rollover accident.
The fix: Dealers will upgrade software within the system controller at no charge. Customers will be notified by Chrysler in July, but owners may call 1-800-247-9753. for more information.
Number affected: 254,400 models in the U.S., along with 45,400 vehicles in Canada.
2012-2013 Jeep Wrangler
The problem: Wranglers built with an automatic transmission may find their power steering return lines rubbing against a transmission oil cooler line. Over time, the oil cooler line could be breached, causing a loss of transmission fluid and an inoperable transmission.
The fix: Jeep dealers will replace the power steering return tube assembly, and inspect the transmission oil cooler lines. If the oil cooler lines are in good shape, a protective sleeve will be added; if not, they’ll be replaced at no charge. Owners will be notified in July, and can contact Chrysler for more information at 1-800-247-9753.
Number affected: This recall applies to roughly 181,000 SUVs in the U.S., along with 18,400 Wranglers in Canada.
Source: Chrysler, NHTSA


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