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Compass’ loose nuts

by David Zatz on

Jeep has issued its third recall for the new Jeep Compass, affecting 27,000 cars in the US and an unspecified number elsewhere. A relatively small number of Compasses have loose passenger-side airbag inflator mounting nuts within an assembly — not loose as in “not tightened properly,” but loose as in “extra nut just rattling around.”

2017 Jeep Compass

The airbag assemblies were all built from August 28 to October 21, 2017. FCA itself caught the problem, after finding a rattle in a Compass instrument panel; they discovered that the supplier had kept a box of nuts above the module area, so nuts could fall in. In the next month, FCA found five more nuts in different assemblies.

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