2020 Jeep Compass recalled in India: Is yours affected?

2020 Jeep Compass Trailhawk

Jeep India has just rolled out the limited edition Compass variant. The Jeep Compass Night Eagle is priced approximately Rs 1 lakh over the regular Longitude Plus variant. There however are only cosmetic additions. Jeep India is now issuing a recall for the 2020 model year Compass. The 2020 Jeep Compass was likely manufactured between January 1 till now. A total of 547 units have been affected. The issue isn’t a big one though. The pivot arm of the wiper assembly might not function as required due to a loose brace nut. The FCA showroom will inspect the vehicle and tighten the nut. This entire exercise will be wrapped up in less than 15 minutes. Jeep India says that this is a precautionary recall and will ensure that the wiper functions normally. No known reports from customers have come to Jeep India as of now.

Any other changes to be expected in the 2020 Jeep Compass?

JEEP COMPASS TRAILHAWK

No, there aren’t. Jeep India is said to be working on bringing in the facelifted Compass next year. However the changes are expected to be more elaborate than the international model. The new 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine might also come down. It is claimed to be more efficient than the 1.4-litre engine. The 2.0-litre, 173PS/350Nm diesel will continue but might get some fine tuning. There will also be the choice of manual and automatic transmissions though the hardcore 4WD will be with the diesel only. It will only be available with the 9-speed automatic. Expect a slight increase in prices. The top-end variants of the Jeep Compass have become expensive, nudging the almost Rs 26 lakh price bracket.

In terms of sales numbers, the 2020 Jeep Compass found 400 new homes in July 2020. This is down from the 511 units that were sold in July 2019. Currently, the Compass is the mainstay for Jeep India. The other products sell in double digits every month.

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