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Chrysler announces recalls for two problems

2:07 PM, Apr 9, 2013   |    comments
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DETROIT -- Chrysler has announced a pair of recalls that impact nearly 150,000 total vehicles.

The first recall involves roughly 119,500 sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years because their air bag warning lights are illuminating for no reason.

Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger sedans made between April 2011 and December 2011 are involved in the recall.

Chrysler says no one has been injured as a result of the defect, which is caused by improper wiring. The company started investigating after getting customer complaints.

Chrysler says it will fix affected vehicles for free. It will also reimburse customers who have already paid for repairs.

The company will begin notifying owners about the recall this month.

The second recall involves approximately 30,000 small SUVs because a faulty hose inside the gas tank can cause them to run out of fuel.

The recall affects Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass four-wheel-drive vehicles from the 2012 model year. If they run out of gas, the engines can stall.

Chrysler says it's aware of one crash but no injuries or fires due to the problem.

The company says the SUVs have saddle-style gas tanks that go around the rear drive shaft. Fuel is pumped from one side of the tank to the other through a hose. But Chrysler says some of the hoses weren't formed right in manufacturing, and they can stop the flow of gas.

Dealers will replace the hoses free of charge. Owners will be notified starting next month.

Associated Press

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