Safety functionaries stated that they have started a “preliminary assessment” into charges of stalling engines in 2011 and 2012 model year Jeep Patriots built by Chrysler Group LLC whilst the jeeps were running at high paces.
As per National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one of twelve cases of engine stalling resulted into a collapse and a damage.
In 10 of the cases reported to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Patriot slowed down whilst it was being driven at paces of 65 miles per hour or quicker.
The first round assessment involves around 112,000 Jeep Patriots in US. Such an appraisal could finally result into a recall that would coprise vehicles marketed in other nations in addition.
The company stated in a declaration, Chrysler Group is collaborating completely with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in this preliminary study. The 2011-2012 Jeep Patriot conforms to or exceeds all valid federal security standards and has a brilliant security record.”
Through September, Jeep Patriot U.S. sales remained up by 15% to hit 49,061, as per the Automotive News data center.