About 45,711 EcoDiesel-powered 2021 to 2023 Jeep® Wrangler (WL), Gladiator (JT), and 2022 to 2023 Ram 1500 vehicles are being recalled by Stellantis (FCA US, LLC) due to a potential high-pressure fuel pump (HPFP) failure.
Failure of the HPFP could result in fuel starvation if it introduces debris from internally damaged components into the fuel system. Lack of fuel may cause an abrupt loss of thrust, which may result in an unanticipated loss of control and a sudden vehicle crash. The people inside the car might see a malfunction indicator lamp, a service electronic throttle control indicator, a fuel leak at the HPFP, or too much noise coming from the HPFP.
Recall Chronology –
- On February 9th, 2022, the FCA US Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance (“TSRC”) organization opened an investigation into 2021 to 2023 Jeep Wrangler, 2021 to 2023 Jeep Gladiator, and 2022 to 2023 Ram 1500 vehicles for potential premature high-pressure fuel pump failures in vehicles equipped with the 3.0L diesel engine which may result in a stall.
- From February 2022 through March 2023, FCA US TSRC conducted an analysis of stall patterns and vehicle history, determined that the affected vehicles were equipped with the Bosch CP4.2 high-pressure fuel pump, and determined that the high-pressure fuel pump was the origin of the stalls.
- As of March 30th, 2023, FCA US is aware of seven customer assistance records, 126 warranty claims, eight field reports, and three other service records potentially related to this issue for all markets, with dates of receipt ranging from April 14th, 2022 to March 9th, 2023.
- As of March 30th, 2023, FCA US is not aware of any accidents or injuries potentially related to this issue for all markets.
- On April 6th, 2023, FCA US determined, through the Vehicle Regulations Committee, to conduct a voluntary safety recall of the affected vehicles.
According to the recall documents, FCA US has determined the following vehicles to be affected by this recall from field data and engineering records:
- Wrangler (JL) built from November 2nd, 2021, to January 13th, 2023. – 11,486 units affected
- Gladiator (JT) built from October 14th, 2021, to April 6th, 2023. – 7,554 units affected
- Ram 1500 (DT) built from October 5th, 2021, to March 23rd, 2023. – 26,671 units affected
Dealers will replace the HPFP and replace additional fuel system components, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on June 2nd, 2023. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC’s number for this recall is 01A.
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 www.nhtsa.gov.
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