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2010-'12 Jeep Compass and Patriot Recalled for Airbag Problem


Just the Facts:
  • Chrysler is recalling an estimated 254,396 2010-'12 Jeep Compass and Patriot vehicles to fix an airbag problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • Chrysler told federal safety regulators it is not aware of any accidents, injuries or fatalities linked to the recall.
  • The recall is expected to begin in July.

WASHINGTON — Chrysler is recalling an estimated 254,396 2010-'12 Jeep Compass and Patriot vehicles to fix an airbag problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The affected vehicles have a software error which may result in a delayed deployment or non-deployment of the seatbelt pre-tensioners and/or side airbags," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "In the event of a rollover necessitating airbag deployment, the software error can lead to a delayed deployment or non-deployment of the side curtain airbag and/or seatbelt pre-tensioners. As a result, vehicle occupants have an increased risk of injury in a crash."

Chrysler told federal safety regulators it is not aware of any accidents, injuries or fatalities linked to the recall. The affected vehicles were built from May 6, 2008 through July 20, 2012.

Jeep dealers will correct the software problem. The recall is expected to begin in July. Owners can contact Chrysler at (800) 247-9753.

Edmunds says: If you own one of the aforementioned Jeeps, this is a problem you'll want to address as soon as you receive your recall notification.

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