JEEP COMPASS 2018 – ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL

Make : JEEP Model : COMPASS Year : 2018
Build Dates : 2017-07-29 – 2017-09-11
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V740000
Date Owner’s Notified: 2017-12-08 Date Received by ODI: 2017-11-21 Date Added to Database: 2017-11-22
Manufacturers Involved: Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Manufacturer’s Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: T70
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 25823
Summary:
      Chrysler “FCA US LLC” is recalling certain model year 2017-2018 Jeep Compass vehicles. The brightness of the backlighting for the Instrument Panel Cluster “IPC” cannot be adjusted. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard “FMVSS” number 101, “Controls and Displays.”
Consequence:
      An instrument cluster that is too bright, and cannot be dimmed, can reduce the driver’s ability to see at night, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update IPC software, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began December 8, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is T70.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 101
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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