Dodge Avenger Recall 13V043000
Engine Stall and/or Fuel Leak
Exhaust & Emissions, February 6, 2013
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Our Quick Take:
The engine may stall and/or a fuel leak could develop from the fuel tank area due to a broken fuel control valve in the fuel tank assembly.
What Should You Do?
Chrysler will notify owners of affected vehicles during March, 2013. If you experience an engine stalling condition and/or notice an abnormal fuel smell, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call. The Chrysler recall number is N02.
The vehicle emission control system includes a fuel vapor canister that stores excess fuel vapors and then releases them to be burned when the engine is running. A broken control valve in the fuel tank assembly could allow liquid fuel to enter the vapor canister, resulting in an engine stalling condition and/or a fuel leak. Having the engine stall while driving increases the risk of a crash and any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel tank assembly on affected vehicles and replace a damaged control valve to correct this concern.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2013
Manufacturer's Report Date: February 6, 2013
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V043000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,785
Summary: Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger vehicles manufactured from October 30, 2012, through November 2, 2012. These vehicles may have a gas tank that has a broken control valve in the fuel tank assembly.
Consequence: 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.
Remedy: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel tank assembly and replace any affected control valves, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during March 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753.
Notes: Chrysler's recall campaign number is N02. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration