Close to 26,000 Jeep Compass Vehicles Not in Compliance with Federal Safety Standard

The brightness of the backlighting for the Instrument Panel Cluster cannot be adjusted

Close to 26,000 Jeep Compass Vehicles Not in Compliance with Federal Safety Standard
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December 7, 2017

Approximately 26,000 model year 2017-2018 Jeep Compass vehicles have been recalled by Chrysler.

What's the problem?

The brightness of the backlighting for the Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) on the affected vehicles 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."

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.

What happens next?

Owners of the recalled Jeep Compass vehicles will be notified directly by Chrysler beginning in January 2018. Jeep dealers will then update the IPC software, as necessary, free of charge.

Consumers can contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403 to find out more about this recall—reference campaign number T70.