2011 Jeep Compass.

Only two days after refusing a US government request to recall 2.7 million older-model Jeeps, Chrysler has decided to do two other recalls that involve 630 000 units around the globe.

Chrysler is set to recall more than 409 000 Jeep Patriot and Compass models from the 2010 and 2012 model years to fix air bag and seat-belt problems. It's also recalling 221 000 Jeep Wranglers worldwide from 2012 and 2013.

Chrysler SA's spokesperson tells us that around 4260 Compass and Patriot models are affected in South Africa. The software upgrades will be performed at no cost to the customer and affected clients will be notified directly.

SAFETY ISSUE

It is a safety issue as the software error could cause late deployment of the side air bags and seatbelt tightening mechanisms, and that could cause injuries in rollover crashes. -Sapa AP & IOL