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Chrysler recalls Jeeps over faulty gas tank valves

April 6, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Chrysler is recalling about 1,700 small Jeeps because of faulty gas tank valves that can cause fires.

The recall affects some 2012 all-wheel-drive Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot SUVs. Chrysler says the valves were damaged when the manufacturer tested them for leaks.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the valves can leak gas if the SUVs are involved in a crash.

Chrysler says it does not know of any fires or injuries. Its dealers are replacing the faulty fuel tanks for free.

Owners with questions can call Chrysler at (800) 853-1403.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.