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UPDATE: Chrysler is now initiating a different recall.

Chrysler announced a recall of 630,000 newer SUVs. It says 409,000 of its Jeep Patriot and Compass SUVs from model years 2010 to 2012 may have problems with the restraint system that is designed to deploy when during the risk of a rollover. It also said the seatbelt pre-tensioners and side airbags may not function properly during slower rollovers.

The second recall affects 221,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs from 2012 and 2013 model years. The power-steering component may rub against a transmission oil cooler line, causing wear.

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Chrysler is refusing a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration request to recall almost three million SUVs.

NHTSA says the gas tank design in 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees and in 2002-2007 Jeep Liberties is faulty.

The carmaker says it's an accepted tank design that's used in many other vehicles.

The Federal Safety Agency has not yet commented on Chrysler's statement.

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