Recall roundup: 2014 Jeep Compass, Patriot over engine issues image

The North American based automaker Chrysler has recently announced a recall for the Jeep Compass and Patriot because of some engine issues.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that the new recall announced for the Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass is also including the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger vehicles and their owners will have to take a trip to the dealers soon, because of possible engine oil loss, which can lead to the engine failure or engine stall.

“Due to abrasive debris in the balance shaft bearings, these engines may have a loss of engine oil pressure, possibly resulting in an engine stall or engine failure. If the engine stalls while driving it may increase the risk of a crash”, as the NHTSA is saying in its official statement.

According to the feds, a total of approximately 522 units of the Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler vehicles will be affected by this recall and their owners will be notified by the carmaker soon. The affected 2014 model year Jeep Compass and Patriot are equipped with the 2.4 liter four-cylinder engines. Owners of these vehicles can find out more about the recall by contacting the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 or Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.