Stellantis (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2014 to 2020 Jeep® Grand Cherokee (WK2), and 2014 to 2019 Ram 1500 (DS) vehicles equipped with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine. The vehicles could have been built with a high-pressure fuel pump (HPFP) that could fail prematurely. The HPFP failure may introduce internal debris into the fuel system, potentially resulting in fuel starvation.
Fuel starvation may result in an unexpected loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash.
A total of 138,645 vehicles are affected by the recall. In total, 29,279 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 109,366 Ram 1500s are being recalled.
For the Jeep Grand Cherokee models, the suspect period began on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 when the EcoDiesel with the suspect HPFPs was introduced into production and ended on Thursday, October 13th, 2019 when the EcoDiesel was no longer used in vehicle production.
On Ram 1500 models, the suspect period began Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 when the EcoDiesel engines were introduced to the model, and ended on Friday, December 13th, 2019, when production of the Ram 1500 ended.
Both suspect periods were determined using supplier and vehicle production records.
- On February 9th, 2022, the FCA US, LLC FCA US LLC (“FCA US”) Technical Safety and Regulatory Compliance (“TSRC”) organization opened an investigation into the 2014 to 2020 MY Jeep Grand Cherokee, and 2014 to 2019 MY Ram 1500 Classic vehicles for potential premature high-pressure fuel pump failures in vehicles equipped with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine which may result in a stall.
- From February 2022, through May 2022, 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 May 18th, 2022, FCA US is aware of 215 customer assistance records, 1,061 warranty claims, and three
field reports potentially related to this issue for all markets with dates of receipt ranging from March 14th, 2014 to January 14th, 2022.
- As of May 18th, 2022, FCA US is aware of zero accidents and zero injuries potentially related to this issue for all
- On June 2nd, 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, if necessary, additional fuel system components, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on Friday, July 29th, 2022. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLS’s number for this recall is Z46.
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.