Federal safety regulators have opened a probe into the 2011 and 2012 model year Jeep Patriot, which they said may stall at high speeds without warning.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it has received 12 complaints from drivers alleging incidents of engine stall in the sport-utility vehicle.
Almost all of the drivers said the engine stopped while they were traveling at 65 mph or more. One complaint alleged that the incident resulted in a crash and injury.
Safety officials said Chrysler Group, which owns the Jeep brand, produced about 112,000 of the vehicles during the model years under review. The NHTSA is looking into the scope, frequency and potential safety consequences associated with the problem.