Chrysler Group LLC has recently announced a recall for the 2012 Jeep Compass and 2012 Jeep Patriot models because of a potential fire risk.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2012 Jeep Compass and 2012 Jeep Patriot will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take them back to the dealers because of a potential fire risk. The NHTSA is saying that 1,689 units of the above mentioned models have a problem with a possible fuel leakage which, if ignored, might lead to an increasing fire risk.
“Some vehicles may have been built with a fuel tank assembly containing a damaged roll-over valve. In the event of an impact or roll-over, fuel leakage could occur, increasing the risk of a fire”, as the NHTSA is saying in its recalls summary of the problem.
The affected Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass models have been assembled from the 17th of December, 2011, to the 2nd of January, 2012. The Chrysler Group LLC isn’t aware of any accidents or injuries because of this problem. The recall will begin in June and the company’s dealers will replace the fuel tank. Owners of the two models can contact Chrysler at 1-800-953-1403.