Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling approximately 34,334 of its 2014 to 2019 Jeep® Grand Cherokee (WK2) models equipped with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 due to the risk of engine fires. According to the recall, the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) cooler may crack and allow pre-heated vaporized coolant to enter the EGR system. This mixture may combust inside the intake manifold causing a fire.
FCA will notify owners of the recall, in which its dealer body will replace the EGR cooler, free of charge. Dealers will also inspect and, as necessary, replace the intake manifold. The recall is expected to begin December 31st, 2020 in both the United States and Canada.
Owners may contact FCA US LLC’s customer service at 1-800-853-1403. The recall has been issued the number of W79. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov.