JEEP COMPASS 2015 – STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS

Make : JEEP Model : COMPASS Year : 2015
Build Dates : 2015-01-01 – 2015-05-11
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V878000
Date Owner’s Notified: 2016-02-05 Date Received by ODI: 2015-12-23 Date Added to Database: 2015-12-23
Manufacturers Involved: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacturer’s Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: R68
Component: STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 60140
Summary:
      Chrysler “FCA US LLC” is recalling certain model year 2015 Jeep Compass and Patriot vehicles manufactured January 1, 2015, to May 11, 2015. During assembly, the power steering hose retention clamp may have been installed at an incorrect location, resulting in the detachment of the low pressure return hose.
Consequence:
      If the power steering fluid return hose detaches, it would leak fluid and increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
      Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the return power steering hose clamp, repositioning the clamp as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on February 5, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is R68.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 ‘TTY 1-800-424-9153’, or go to www.safercar.gov.
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