By: Thamanna Hussain

A routine maintenance operation for Chrysler led the tank supplier to learn that it had shipped damaged goods. Chrysler is recalling about 1,785 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger cars because of a broken control valve in the fuel tank assembly. These affected vehicles were built from Oct. 30th, 2012 through November 2nd, 2012 and the recall is expected to begin in March. Chrysler says it has notified nearly all owners of the affected vehicles.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration this could lead to engine stall or fuel leakage. It can also lead to a fire if the leak reaches an ignition source and can cause a potential crash if a car would stall while being driven. Chrysler said that the dealers will examine the fuel tank assembly and replace any affected valves for free.

Concerned owners are asked to contact Chrysler. The recall code number is N02.