Recall Alert: Four-Cylinder Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep Vehicles

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 522 versions of the 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger sedans, and 2014 versions of the Jeep Compass and Patriot SUVs. Only vehicles equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine are affected. The affected vehicles were manufactured between March 15 and April 12, 2013.

The Problem: Abrasive debris in the balance shaft bearings could cause a loss of engine oil pressure, leading to engine failure. If the engine stalls while driving, a crash could result. One fire has been reported and Chrysler is looking into whether it's related to the issue, the automaker said in a statement to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the engine balance shaft module for free.

What Owners Should Do: Chrysler will notify owners later this month. Owners can call Chrysler at 800-247-9753 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

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Comments 

Jeremy

I have a 2013 Jeep Patriot. The engine stalled while traveling at 75 mph on I 27 just south of Amarillo. Patriot would not restart. Called for a tow. Tow got there 3 hours later and the car started. Had it towed to a shop and they found codes P20120 and P2135. Have also had 2 instances where the engine revs without pressing the gas peddle. 2013 may have an issue as well. Beware....

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