Chrysler recalls small Jeeps to fix gas valves

Chrysler recalls small Jeeps to fix gas valves

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DETROIT- JANUARY 10: The new Jeep Compass is revealed to the media at the 2011 North American International Auto Show January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Approximately 4500 journalists from over 60 countries are attending the NAIAS, which features more than 30 worldwide debuts of vehicles by automotive manufacturers from around the world. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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Posted on April 6, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 12:43 AM

DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling about 1,700 small Jeeps because faulty gas tank valves can cause fires.

The recall affects some 2012 all-wheel-drive Jeep Compass and Patriot SUVs.

Chrysler says the valves were damaged when the manufacturer tested them for leaks.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the valves can leak gasoline if the SUVs are involved in a crash. Chrysler says it doesn't know of any fires or injuries.

The recall is expected to start in June. Dealers will replace the fuel tanks free of charge.

Owners with questions can call Chrysler at (800) 853-1403.

 

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