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FCA India recalls 11,002 Jeep Compass Diesel units to update engine software

FCA India recalls 11,002 Jeep Compass Diesel units to update engine software


New Delhi, 26 February, 2019 : Auto maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India on Monday announced that it is recalling 11,002 units of its SUV Jeep Compass for updating powertrain control module (PCM) software to rectify variations that may cause non-compliance with emission norms. 
 

The recall itself involves 11,002 units of the Jeep Compass diesel manufactured between 18th December 2017 and 30th November 2018. The recall which will begin in the first week of March will cover only the two-wheel drive version of the model equipped with the two litre diesel engine, the company said in a statement. 

"This action is to correct production variations that may cause certain vehicles to exceed the regulatory threshold for particulate matter emissions," it added. FCA India and their authorised dealers will directly contact affected customers, and confirm appointments at authorised workshops, as well as upgrading vehicles in stock, the company said. 

This software update takes only 15 minutes and will be carried out at no cost to customers. This is not a safety recall and the vehicle as well as its occupants are not at risk. Jeep Compass models equipped with all wheel drive (four-wheel drive) or petrol(petrol) models are not affected by this action, the company said.