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Jeep Grand Cherokee: 30,000 units on recall

The American manufacturer recalls nearly 30,000 copies of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, for a defective fuel pump.

The Stellantis group proceeds to the recall of Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK2) models but also RAM 1500 (DS)produced between 2012 and 2019: the common point of all these vehicles is that they are equipped with the engine V6 EcoDiesel the 3.0 liters.

These vehicles are equipped with a high pressure fuel pump faulty, which may fail prematurely. Failure of the high pressure diesel fuel pump can introduce debris into the fuel system, potentially leading to fuel starvation.

Jeep Grand Cherokee: 29,279 units affected

According to US authorities, running out of fuel can lead to an unexpected loss of power, and increase the risk of an accident. In total, no less than 138,645 vehicles are affected by the recall: 29,279 copies of the Jeep Grand Cherokeeas well as 109,366 RAM 1500 models.

For Jeep Grand Cherokees, the affected models were produced between Wednesday, December 19, 2012 and Thursday, October 13, 2019, when the V6 EcoDiesel engine was no longer installed in the SUV. The RAM 1500s concerned were produced between Wednesday, June 12, 2013 and Friday, December 13, 2019.

Full manufacturer support

A letter of notification of this recall, which bears the reference number Z46, was sent to owners of affected vehicles this summer. They are invited to make an appointment with their Jeep or RAM dealer, in order to have their vehicle repaired.

All of the operations allowing the repair of the problem concerned are supported by the manufacturerfree of charge: replacement of the high-pressure fuel pump, as well as diagnosis and replacement of additional elements of the fuel system.

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A future recall to come in Europe?

However, the American manufacturer has not communicated on any possible compensation for owners who have already incurred costs to have this problem of the high pressure fuel pump repaired. Some users have indeed noticed loss of power and holes when acceleratingand had their vehicle repaired before the official publication of this recall.

And even if the recall only concerns the United States for the moment, it is possible that a similar recall campaign will also see the light of day in Europe, since during this same period, the Jeep Grand Cherokees were also marketed on the Old Continent with the same V6 diesel engine.

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