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Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Caliber, Jeep Compass, Patriot recalled over airbag fault

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recalled the Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Caliber, along with the Jeep Compass and Patriot over concerns the airbag and seatbelt pretensioners may not deploy in an accident. The company says the affected models may have a shorting condition in the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) which could cause the loss of airbag and seatbelt pretensioner deployment capability in a collision...

Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep recall 1.9 million vehicles globally for airbag fault: Australian models affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for 1.4 million Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles in the US over concerns a wiring fault could prevent the airbags from deploying and the seatbelt pretensioner from tightening, in the event of a collision...

2017 Jeep Compass and Patriot replacement spied inside and out

The crossover that will replace both the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot has been spied again. This time around the photographers managed to snag some photos of the new car's interior. This latest prototype has a smidgen less camouflage than earlier versions. Despite the profusion of swirls, we can see that the new SUV will have crisp character lines along the flanks, with bulges emphasising its wheel arches...

Jeep Compass compact SUV replacement to premiere around August

The next-generation Jeep compact SUV replacement for the Compass, and to some degree the Patriot, is still well on track and will be released globally in the third quarter of 2016, says company head Mike Manley. This comment, which he gave to Australian media including CarAdvice at this week’s New York motor show, comes in response to the fact it did not premiere in the Big Apple as was widely expected...

2015-2016 Jeep Cherokee, 2015 Compass and Patriot recalled: Tailgate control, steering pump fire concerns

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia has issued recall notices for nearly 4000 of its Jeep SUV models this week, affecting the all-new Cherokee and the ageing Compass and Patriot twins. Owners of 2499 new-generation 2015-2016 Cherokee SUVs will be contacted over concerns that a potential short circuit could cause corrosion to occur in the powered tailgate’s control module...

Jeep Compass and Patriot replacement spied

The replacement for the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot has been snapped on public roads in the USA by our spy photography crew. Under the skin, the car seen here is believed to be based on a stretched version of the platform underpinning the Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X. The last car to be spun off from that platform is the Fiat Toro ute, which will be sold primarily in Latin America...

Jeep Compass successor set for 2016 Geneva debut - report

Fiat Chrysler executives have reportedly confirmed a new compact Jeep SUV will be unveiled early next year. AutoExpress reports the all-new model has been “penned in” for a Geneva motor show debut in March 2016 before going on sale in 2017. The compact SUV will replace both the Compass (below) and Patriot (above) models in Jeep’s global line-up, though AutoExpress believes the Compass name will be retained for the new model...

Jeep Compass and Patriot to merge to become one model, possibly named Compatriot

The Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot SUVs will be merged to become one model, and the company is referring to the new model as the Compatriot. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the brand's new baby Renegade SUV in California this week, Jeep director Jim Morrison confirmed plans for the similarly sized and similarly priced models to become one when they reach the end of their lifecycles...

Jeep Patriot gets ANCAP five-star rating, Great Wall under-performs with three

The Jeep Patriot has become only the second model from the American off-road specialist to get the almost requisite ANCAP five-star rating, following in the wheel-tracks of the new Cherokee. But struggling Chinese company Great Wall has again picked up a sub-par score, with its V200 diesel ute managing only three stars in a class increasingly focused on safety...

Jeep recalling almost 35,000 cars in Australia

Fiat Chrysler Australia will recall almost 35,000 Jeep SUVs after two separate recalls were made public this week. Approximately 28,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Cherokee models will be recalled locally in response to the Chrysler Group’s announcement that it will voluntarily recall 1...

Jeep Compass, Patriot fuel tank tube recall affects 333 local SUVs

The Fiat Chrysler Group is recalling 333 Jeep SUVs in Australia for a defective fuel tank transfer tube that could result in vehicles stalling. According to the official recall notice on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) product safety recalls website, the defective fuel tank transfer tube on 206 Jeep Compass models and 127 Jeep Patriots built between Oct 18, 2011 and May 7, 2012 can restrict fuel flow risking the possibility of engines spontaneously stalling...

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