Chrysler is recalling a small number cars over issues with their 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines. The recall, which affects 522 examples of its 2013 Dodge Avenger and Chrysler 200 models, as well as 2014 Jeep Compass and Patriot CUVs has to do with potential debris in the balance shaft bearings.

The abrasive stuff can cause the oil pressure to drop, which could lead to the engine stalling or outright failure. This situation could at best leave drivers stranded and at worst lead to a crash.

Chrysler will begin notifying owners, who will need to report in to have the balance shaft module replaced. All repairs are naturally free of charge. Scroll down for the bulletin from NHTSA.
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Report Receipt Date: NOV 06, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V552000
Component(s): ENGINE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 522
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CHRYSLER 200 2013

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Manufacturer: Chrysler Group LLC

Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2013 Dodge Avenger and Chrysler 200, and model year 2014 Jeep Compass and Patriot vehicles equipped with 2.4L engines. Due to abrasive debris in the balance shaft bearings, these engines may have a loss of engine oil pressure, possibly resulting in an engine stall or engine failure.

If the engine stalls while driving it may increase the risk of a crash.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine balance shaft module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N52.

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

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Linda Washington
      • 10 Months Ago

      yes i have crysler 200 sometimes i do smell gass, and tats not normal and when going out town the car  acts like dont want go and i reported it crysler daler in vic he jst said im rushing it. but i dont i paid cash for this car and im unhappy with it sometimes, brake sqeak when backing up not this soon woow what sould i do,

      • 1 Year Ago
      Dodge/Chrysler "quality control" at its finest.
      Daniel Russell
      • 1 Year Ago
      Fiat takeover will eventually spell disaster for chrysler
        Seal Rchin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Daniel Russell
        Right, and no takeover spelled death. Few years ago you blamed Benz for taking it over, after that Cerberus.......................dude lat time i checked Chrysler died 2 times in last 30 or so years.......................stop blaming others and look at the facts.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Chrysler 200 is an insult to the eyes.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is this the awesome Chrysler quality I keep hearing about?
        • 1 Year Ago
      • 1 Year Ago
      The 200 was a missed oportunity. Not having a single detail of the concept was a big letdown. Looks terribly outdated.
      Daniel Russell
      • 1 Year Ago
      Should have been it then don't ya think? Oh wait it would mean a huge loss of jobs right? One would assume if Chrysler went out to pasture which it should IMO that the Jeep brand and Ram would have been purchased by another company.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Daniel - I fail to see what a small number engine recall has to do with the Fiat. If anything I think going to the trouble to recall under 600 cars shows a commitment to making a better vehicle. They could have said nothing, blown it off and bet that they didn't fail within warranty. Unlike Daimler (who stole their money and cheapened their products) and Cerberus (who just plain stole money, stripping out the profitable Chrysler Financial) Fiat is actually putting money IN to Chrysler and broadening their market.
      Daniel Russell
      • 1 Year Ago
      Do you have any proof that they stole money? R u saying Mercedes Benz is an obsolete product?
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