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Certain 2012 Jeep Patriot and Compass models are being recalled because the engine could run out of fuel and stall unexpectedly.
Chrysler will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles during May 2013. There may be not symptoms related to this recall. If you don't receive recall notification after the notification date, please contact your dealer. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Chrysler recall number is N17.
On these vehicles, the fuel tank is divided into two sections. A system using a transfer tube is used to move fuel from the secondary side to the primary side where the fuel pump is located. This transfer tube may have been improperly manufactured causing the transfer of fuel to be interrupted. If this condition causes the primary side of the fuel tank to run dry the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the fuel tank transfer tube in affected vehicles to correct this concern.