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2012 Jeep Compass and Patriot to be recalled for fuel-tank problem

Fri, 06 Apr 2012

Chrysler is recalling nearly 1,700 all-wheel-drive-equipped 2012 Jeep Patriot and 2012 Jeep Compass SUVs for a possible defect in the fuel system.

In certain affected vehicles, a valve designed to prevent fuel leakage in the event of a rollover can leak. This is due to damage sustained in testing at the facility where they were manufactured. The faulty valve may cause fuel leakage in the event of a collision or rollover, increasing the risk of a fire.

The recall impacts vehicles manufactured between Dec. 7, 2011, and Jan. 2.

Owners can contact Chrysler at (800) 853-1403 for more information on recall number M11.

According to the Bill Snethkamp Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram service department in Highland Park, Mich., the repair should take about one and a half hours. Dealers will replace the fuel tank free of charge.

By David Arnouts