A small number of units of the 2013 Chrysler 200 (inset) and 2013 Dodge Avenger are being recalled over a broken control valve in the fuel tank assembly. The potential 1,785 sedans were manufactured late last year, and if affected with a broken control valve could suffer from stalling or fuel leakage.

A bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notes that the recall should begin next month, at which time owners can take their cars to dealers for repair free of charge. The full release with more information is just below.
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Report Receipt Date: FEB 06, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V043000

Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,785
Vehicle Model Year(s) - Make - Model: 2013 CHRYSLER 200, 2013 DODGE AVENGER
Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC

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.


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      Pat
      • 1 Year Ago
      A small number were recalled --is that because only a small number were sold? Drum roll!
      CJ_313
      • 1 Year Ago
      Coming from someone who\'s driven a Pentastar-equipped 2012 Avenger, most of the negative comments here are from people who have no first-hand experience with an Avenger or 200, they simply base their opinions on automotive publications\' opinions (or they\'ve driven a 4-cyl model, which I will agree is nothing to write home about dynamically speaking), then pretend to know what they\'re talking about. The Avenger V6 I drove was comfortable, got very respectable MPG\'s for the 1.5 weeks I drove it, had very respectable acceleration at city speeds & during highway merging, and I found it pleasant-looking (SXT-plus trim). Considering that a new, well-equipped V6 version of either of these vehicles can be purchased for well under $20k with little negotiation, they\'re also bargains.
      Christopher Carey
      • 1 Year Ago
      The car is not AS horrible. Its still ugly though.