Halfshaft That Could Separate from Transmission Prompts Recall of Jeep Compass Vehicles

If the left front halfshaft disengages or breaks, the vehicle will have a loss of drive

Halfshaft That Could Separate from Transmission Prompts Recall of Jeep Compass Vehicles
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May 22, 2017

Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2017 Jeep Compass vehicles equipped with a 6-speed transmission.

The left front halfshaft on the recalled vehicles may not be properly seated. As a result, it may disengage from the transmission and/or break.

If the left front halfshaft disengages or breaks, the vehicle will have a loss of drive. Additionally, if the vehicle is parked without using the parking brake, the vehicle may roll, despite being in 'Park.' Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.

Approximately 1,180 Jeep Compass vehicles are affected by this recall.

Chrysler will notify owners of the recalled vehicles beginning on June 23, 2017. Jeep dealers will then inspect the left front halfshaft for engagement and replace any that are not properly engaged in the transmission. These repairs will be completed free of charge to vehicle owners.

For more information, contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403. Chrysler's reference number for this recall is T26.