The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2017 Jeep Compass, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Northwest Chrysler Jeep Dodge Sale Issue

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #AQ17004

    • Status:
    • Date Opened: August 18, 2017
    • Date Closed: N/A
    • Recall: No recall yet

    Component(s): Power Train:Axle Assembly:Axle Shaft

    Summary: NHTSA is opening this audit query in order to determine whether Northwest Chrysler Jeep Dodge, of Houston, Texas, has complied with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.The Safety Act requires, among other things, that a manufacturer notify its dealers of defects related to motor vehicle safety and noncompliances with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and, in turn, that a dealer not sell a new vehicle subject to a recall unless the recall remedy has been performed. 49 U.S.C. 30120(i).NHTSA is in receipt of information that alleges this dealer sold and delivered at least one new vehicle to a first purchaser without having remedied safety defects.Accordingly, we are opening this audit query to seek information concerning these allegations and to verify whether improper sales were made.The recall included in this audit is NHTSA recall No. 17V-301.