Recall Central: Jeep Compass and Patriot, Chrysler Minivans, Mitsubishi Lancers

2012 Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass

The Problem: The roll-over valves in the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot fuel tanks may have been damaged during installation. If so, that could allow fuel to leak during a crash or a roll-over accident, which could in turn lead to a fire.

The Fix: Starting in June, Jeep will launch a recall program to examine and replace the fuel tank valves for free.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 1689 Jeep Compass and Patriot crossovers, all built in the 2012 model year.

 

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan and 2012 Chrysler Town & Country

The Problem: Some rear-right wheel-bearing hubs in the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans were not properly machined, which could reduce their useful life. This could lead to premature rear wheel separation and, in turn, a crash.

The Fix: Chrysler and Dodge will replace the right-rear hub in the Grand Caravan and Town & Country free of charge. The recall will begin in April.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 289 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan and 2012 Chrysler Town & Country minivans

 

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer and Lancer Sportback

The Problem: The headlights come from the factory with a horizontal adjustment screw, but the screw is supposed to the sealed before the car is built. However, some models of the Mitsubishi Lancer and Lancer Sportback don't have the adjustment sealed, violating a provision of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108. Four such headlights were shipped to dealers as service parts.

The Fix: Mitsubishi will bend down a metal tab to cover the headlight adjustment screw. This makes it impossible to adjust the headlight's alignment.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: Four 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer and Lancer Sportbacks.

Source: NHTSA

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