88A – Instrument Panel Cluster Backlight – 2022-2023 Jeep Compass

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August 14, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V576000

Instrument Panel Lighting Not Adjustable/FMVSS 101

An IPC display that is not bright enough may not clearly show critical safety information, such as the speedometer or warning lights, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V576

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 181,999

 

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2022-2023 Jeep Compass vehicles. The brightness level of the instrument panel cluster (IPC) may not be adjustable due to incorrect software in the body control module (BCM). As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 101, “Control and Displays.”

 

Remedy

Dealers will update the body control module (BCM) software, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed August 29, 2023. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC’s number for this recall is 88A.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

 

Check if your Vehicle has a Recall

 


New Safety Recall Advanced Communication – 88A

FCA US LLC (FCA US) has announced a safety recall on certain 2022 and 2023 Model Year (MP) Jeep® Compass vehicles.

 

REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL

Some of the above vehicles may have been built with incorrectly programmed Body Control Module (BCM) software which may result in an Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) backlight with no adjustability. An IPC display that is not visible to the driver may result in the driver’s attention being distracted from the driving task while trying to locate a desired display, which can cause a vehicle crash without prior warning.

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 571.101 Controls and displays S5.3.2, Brightness of illumination of controls and indicators, states that controls and indicators “must be adjustable to provide at least two levels of brightness.” Vehicles produced with incorrectly programmed BCM software can experience the inability to adjust the brightness on the instrument panel center cluster to provide at least two levels of brightness.

 

SERVICE ACTION

FCA US will conduct a voluntary safety recall to update the BCM software. The remedy for this condition is not currently available. Dealers will be notified of the launch of this safety recall by way of established communication methods. This recall is estimated to launch in 4th Quarter of 2023.

 


SAFETY RECALL

NORTH AMERICA

Instrument Panel Cluster Brightness

Reference: 88A / NHTSA 23V-576

 

Remedy available for:

2023 (MP) Compass

 

Remedy NOT available for:

2022 (MP) Compass

 

Template Version 1.0

Revision Edition Detail
1 August 2023 MDP is now supported for this flash procedure.

 

SYMPTOM DESCRIPTION

The Body Control Module (BCM) on about 181,990 of the above vehicles may have been built with incorrectly programmed body control module (“BCM”) software which may result in an instrument panel cluster (“IPC”) backlight with no adjustability.

An IPC display that is not visible to the driver may result in the driver’s attention being distracted from the driving task while trying to locate a desired display, which can cause a vehicle crash without prior warning.

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (“FMVSS”) 571.101 Controls and displays S5.3.2, Brightness of illumination of controls and indicators, states that controls and indicators “must be adjustable to provide at least two levels of brightness.” Vehicles produced with incorrectly programmed BCM software can experience the inability to adjust the brightness on the instrument panel center cluster to provide at least two levels of brightness.

 

SCOPE

IMPORTANT:  Some of the involved vehicles may be in dealer new vehicle inventory.  Federal law requires you to complete this recall service on these vehicles before retail delivery.  Dealers should also consider this requirement to apply to used vehicle inventory and should perform this recall on vehicles in for service.  Involved vehicles can be determined by using the VIP inquiry process.

 

REPAIR TO BE PERFORMED

Update BCM software.

 

Number Description Picture
NPN wiTECH MicroPod IIeBay or MDP
NPN Laptop Computer
NPN wiTECH Software

 

PARTS INFORMATION

No parts are required to perform this service procedure.

 

SPECIAL TOOLS

Number Description
NPN wiTECH MicroPod IIeBay
NPN Laptop Computer
NPN wiTECH Software

 

OWNER NOTIFICATION / SERVICE SCHEDULING

All involved vehicle owners known to FCA are being notified of the service requirement by first class mail.  They are requested to schedule appointments for this service with their dealers.  A generic copy of the owner letter is attached.

 

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Body Control Module (BCM) Update

 

IMPORTANT: Either the wiTECH MicroPod IIeBay or Mopar Diagnostic Pod (MDP) can be used for this BCM software flash.

 

NOTE: If the reprogramming flash for the BCM is aborted or interrupted, repeat the procedure. 

 

  1. Open the hood. Install a battery charger and verify that the charging rate provides 13.0 to 13.5 volts.  Do not allow the charger to time out during the flash process.  Set the battery charger timer (if so equipped) to continuous charge.

 

NOTE:  Use an accurate stand-alone voltmeter.  The battery charger volt meter may not be sufficiently accurate.  Voltages outside of the specified range will cause an unsuccessful flash.  If voltage reading is too high, apply an electrical load by activating the park or headlamps and/or HVAC blower motor to lower the voltage.

 

  1. Connect the wiTECH MicroPod IIeBay or MDP to the vehicle data link connector.

 

  1. Place the ignition in the “RUN”

 

  1. Open the wiTECH 2.0 website.

 

  1. Enter your “User id” and “Password” and your “Dealer Code”, then select “Sign In” at the bottom of the screen. Click “Accept”.

 

  1. From the “Vehicle Selection” screen, select the vehicle to be updated.

 

  1. From the “Action Items” screen, select the “Topology” tab.

 

NOTE: The BCM must be at the latest software calibration level after completing this recall.

 

  1. From the “Topology” tab, select the “Body Control Module (BCM)” module icon.

 

  1. From the “Flash” tab, compare the “Current Electronic Control Unit (ECU) Part Number” with the “New ECU Part Number” listed.
  • If the “Current ECU part Number” is the same as the “New Part Number”, proceed to Step 18.
  • If the “Current ECU part Number” is NOT the same as the “New Part Number”, continue with Step 10.

 

  1. From the BCM tab, select the flash part number. Read the flash special instructions page.  Select “OK” to continue.

 

  1. From the flash ECU agreement page, agree to terms by checking the box.

 

  1. Select “Flash ECU” and then follow the wiTECH screen instructions to complete the flash.

 

  1. Cycle the ignition.

 

  1. Wait a few seconds.

 

  1. Confirm the software is at the latest available calibration level.

 

  1. Navigate to the guided diagnostic tab, select “ECU Reset”, then select the module and follow the screen prompts.

 

  1. Click “View DTCs”, select “Clear All DTCs”, click “Continue” and then click “Close”.

 

  1. Place the ignition in the “OFF” position and then remove the wiTECH MicroPod IIeBay or MDP device from the
    vehicle.

 

  1. Remove the battery charger from the vehicle.

 

  1. Close the vehicle hood.

 


Chronology :

  • On April 12, 2023, the FCA US LLC (“FCA US”) Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance (“TSRC”) organization was notified of a potential issue related to center cluster displays with no backlight adjustability in some Jeep Compass vehicles.
  • From April 13, 2023, through August 1, 2023, FCA US TSRC met with FCA US engineering to review the issue, understand part design and failure mode, and to determine the suspect population.
  • On August 2, 2023, the FCA US TSRC organization recognized a vehicle build issue existed on certain vehicles related to a condition that can lead to the lack of backlight adjustability, potentially causing a noncompliance with FMVSS No. 101.
  • On August 7, 2023, FCA US determined, through the Vehicle Regulations Committee, to conduct a voluntary safety recall of the affected vehicles.

 


2 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
JEEP COMPASS 2022-2023

 


5 Associated Documents

Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V576-8491.PDF 214.367KB

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Miscellaneous Document – 88A – Instrument Panel Cluster Backlight Submitted on August 14, 2023 BODY CONTROL MODULE PART NUMBERS BY MODEL YEAR

RMISC-23V576-3008.pdf 109.79KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – New Safety Recall Advanced Communication – 88A

RCMN-23V576-2524.pdf 49.08KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V576-4102.pdf 645.29KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-23V576-4869.pdf 155.537KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most Recent Recalls Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=23V576&docType=RCL

 


 

Reprogramming

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DRB III Emulator

Flash Availability - J2534/Pass Thru Device

Vehicle to Diagnostic Tool Reference Chart

 

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(Configure your microPod/MDP device)

Launch wiTECH 2.0

(Once subscription and users are assigned to a tool please follow this link to access wiTECH)

https://www.mopartsp.com/support

 


Chrysler J2534 Manual

wiTECH Software

www.techauthority.com

 


 

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