Stellantis (FCA US, LLC) has announced a safety recall on certain 2020 to 2022 model year Ram 1500 (DT), Jeep® Wrangler (JL), and Jeep Gladiator (JT) vehicles equipped with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine for possible fuel pump failures.
Some of those vehicles listed may have been built with a high-pressure fuel pump (HPFP) that could fail prematurely. An HPFP failure may introduce internally failed component debris into the fuel system potentially causing fuel starvation. Fuel starvation may result in an unexpected loss of motive power, which
can cause a vehicle crash without prior warning.
The recall affects the following vehicles…
- 21,244 units of the Jeep Wrangler built from August 20th, 2019 to November 2nd, 2021.
- 7,375 units of the Jeep Gladiator built from June 4th, 2020 to May 13th, 2022.
- 31,794 units of the Ram 1500 built from May 29th, 2019 to January 21st, 2022.
- On February 9th, 2022, the FCA US, LLC (“FCA US”) Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance (“TSRC”) organization opened an investigation into the 2020 to 2022 Jeep Wrangler (JL), 2021 to 2022 Jeep Gladiator (JT), and 2020 to 2022 Ram 1500 vehicles for potential premature high-pressure fuel pump failures in vehicles equipped with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine which may result in a stall.
- From February 2022 to August 2022, FCA US TSRC conducted an analysis of stall patterns and vehicle history, to determine the affected vehicles that were equipped with Bosch CP4.2 high-pressure fuel pumps and determined that the high-pressure fuel pump was the origin of the stalls.
- As of September 29th, 2022, FCA US is aware of 22 customer assistance records, 205 warranty claims, and 33 field reports potentially related to this issue for all markets with dates of receipt ranging from June 18th, 2020 to September 26th, 2022.
- As of September 29th, 2022, FCA US is aware of zero accidents and zero injuries potentially released to this issue for all markets.
- On October 6th, 2022, FCA US determined, through the Vehicle Regulations Committee, to conduct a voluntary safety recall of the affected vehicles.
Dealers will replace the HPFP and inspect and replace additional fuel system components, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed out on Friday, December 2nd, 2022. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC has issued a recall of Z96 for this issue.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to NHTSA.gov