Recall Alert: 2010-12 Jeep Patriot, Compass and 2012-13 Wrangler


Chrysler is voluntarily recalling a combined 435,400 Jeep vehicles in two separate actions, the automaker announced today.

The larger of the two recalls affects 254,000 model-year 2010-12 Jeep Patriot and Compass SUVs, and it's due to a problem with the occupant-restraint system that could malfunction during slow-developing rollover crashes. The other recall affects an estimated 181,000 model-year 2012-13 Jeep Wrangler SUVs and is due to a problem with the transmission oil cooler line that could cause premature wear.

No accidents, injuries or complaints have resulted from the problems in either recall, Chrysler said in a statement. These two latest recalls are unrelated to an issue earlier this week in which the automaker refused to comply with a NHTSA recommendation that it recall 2.7 million model-year 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-07 Liberty SUVs due to a potential fuel-system problem that could lead to fire in a rear-end crash.

In the first recall, affected vehicles in the Patriot and Compass recall are equipped with sensor-activated restraint systems that deploy when a rollover appears imminent, Chrysler said in a statement. In a slow-developing rollover crash, seat belt pretensioners and side curtain airbags may not function properly.

Chrysler said it will notify affected Patriot and Compass owners directly, and dealers will upgrade the software that controls the restraint system for free.

The Wrangler recall pertains to a power-steering component that may rub against the transmission oil cooler line, causing premature wear that could compromise transmission function. Chrysler said it discovered the problem during routine testing.

The automaker said it will notify Wrangler owners directly and that repair will be made for free. If the transmission oil cooler line shows signs of damage, the line will be replaced; if no damage is evident, the line will be fitted with a protective sleeve as a precaution.

Owners affected by either recall may call the automaker at 800-853-1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to, for more info.

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Confidence in the quality and safety of Jeep vehicles from Chrysler Corporation is waning. Recalls and refusals to recall vehicles on the part of the corporation is not good public relations.


I have a 2012 Jeep Compass Sport and noticed thru Google of a recall, should I be worried about it as I now had the car going on 7 months.

Rickert, Paul

We have a 2012 Jeep Compass Latitude. The passenger seat belt frequently locks up and will not release unless it is unbuckled and retracted. Service writer told me that is what it is supposed to do. I disagree. What is wrong?

James Sterling

Jeep nor Chrysler notified me of the recall. I found out on my 32,000 mile service. Shame on them for not notifying me.

Juliet Somers

I have a Jeep Patriot 20011 and just seen on Watchdog that there was a recall. I read above but I've never heard a thing from jeep or my dealer


I have had so many issues with my Jeep Compass and the dearlership where I go continues to tell me there is nothing wrong. Is there someone higher up I can contact? ● Passenger side – seat cover broken [2 – time]

● Left side day light – Comes on once in awhile – [3 – time]
Note: I have been complaining about this since I first purchase the car. ● Strip on the driver side – damage from water – [2- time]

● Under carriage – Back by the gas tank and brackets – [ 4 – time] Answer from dearlership – it’s suppose to look that way. I’ve looked under several 2012 Jeep Compass and never do I see the rust that I see under my car. ● Complained about Passenger side window leaking – When it rains and I open the door ALL collects and this water falls down into the cabin. I know this should not be happening but I’ve taking the car for a leak check and of course they found nothing. When it pours down rain and I open the door and all that water gets on my clothes soaking them this is not my imagination.
So I’ve decided to search one last place to see if I can get some help. The internet searching for CALL BACKS on my 2012 Compass jeep and to see what others are saying about this car.
I am so upset about the condition of this Jeep Compass that I am ready to just go to another dealership all together and I have been with BCP for more than twenty-five+ years.

Scott Taylor

" Rickert, Paul
Jun 11, 2013 1:14:54 PM

We have a 2012 Jeep Compass Latitude. The passenger seat belt frequently locks up and will not release unless it is unbuckled and retracted. Service writer told me that is what it is supposed to do. I disagree. What is wrong?"

Mine does the same thing. but works 100% when you take it to the dealer to have it checked out. I found that if you lower the upper restraint a bit it tends to not get stuck. I haven't had the problem since I lowered it.

Dionne Roberts

I own a 2010 Jeep Patriot. My Jeep is in need of a part that has been nationally back ordered. Chrysler is redesigning the Throttle Body part. If they are having to redesign the part due to a flaw, why would it not be a recall?

Manon McLellan

I also have a 2010 Patriot and have also been having a problem with the throttle! Making a call to the dealership tomorrow because today it became so bad, we can't drive it anymore... had to replace the transmission at 98,000 kms... never had to do that in any vehicle before - told them the first week I bought it that there was something wrong with it! I'm not happy with this vehicle at all!

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