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News Summary: Feds probe Jeep Patriots stalls

SUDDEN STALLS: Federal safety regulators are investigating a dozen complaints that engines on Jeep Patriot SUVs can stall without warning at highway speeds of 65 miles per hour or faster.

THE COMPLAINTS: The investigation affects about 112,000 Patriots from the 2011 and 2012 model years that were sold in the U.S. Chrysler Group LLC, the maker of Jeeps, sold another 18,000 in Canada. The problem caused one crash in which two people were hurt, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

THE DETAILS: Chrysler said it is cooperating with NHTSA and that the Patriot has an excellent safety record. The company said Patriot owners who are concerned about their vehicles should contact their dealer.