Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2012 Jeep Patriot and Compass vehicles manufactured from December 17, 2011, through January 2, 2012. Some vehicles may have been built with a fuel tank assembly containing a damaged roll-over valve.
NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 12V142000
Component: Fuel system, Storage Tank assembly
Potential number of units affected: 1,689
Consequence: In the event of an impact or roll-over, fuel leakage could occur, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during June 2012. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
Chrysler’s recall number is M11. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to Safercar.
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