2013 Chrysler 200, Dodge Avenger Recalled for Fire Risk


  • 2013 Chrysler 200 Picture

    2013 Chrysler 200 Picture

    Chrysler is recalling an estimated 1,785 2013 Chrysler 200s and Dodge Avengers because a broken control valve in the fuel tank assembly could lead to an engine stall or fuel leakage. | February 21, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • Chrysler is recalling an estimated 1,785 2013 Chrysler 200s and Dodge Avengers because a broken control valve in the fuel tank assembly could lead to an engine stall or fuel leakage.
  • Chrysler told federal safety regulators it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the recall.
  • The recall is expected to begin in March.

WASHINGTON — Chrysler is recalling an estimated 1,785 2013 Chrysler 200s and Dodge Avengers because a broken control valve in the fuel tank assembly could lead to an engine stall or fuel leakage, increasing the risk of fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"These vehicles may have a gas tank that has a broken control valve in the fuel tank assembly," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "A broken control valve in the fuel tank assembly may lead to an engine stall or fuel leakage. An engine stall while driving may contribute to a vehicle crash. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, may result in a fire."

Chrysler told federal safety regulators it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the recall. It also said it is not aware of "any inputs alleging engine stall or fuel leak resulting from a broken valve."

Chrysler said in a statement on Thursday that "a routine maintenance operation led the tank supplier to discover it had shipped damaged goods."

The affected vehicles were built from October 30-November 2, 2012.

The recall is expected to begin in March. Dealers will inspect the fuel tank assembly and replace any affected control valves. Owners can contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.

Edmunds says: Chrysler says it has notified nearly all owners of the affected vehicles at this point.

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