Stellantis has issued a recall of almost 140,000 Jeep and Ram fashions outfitted with the three.0-liter, six-cylinder EcoDiesel engine attributable to a doubtlessly defective high-pressure gas pump which might render the autos inoperable.
Not many particulars got on the precise nature of the issue, apart from Stellantis anticipating the difficulty to come up slowly, over time, fairly than as a sudden lack of gas stress. Drivers might discover warning indicators similar to noises emanating from the gas pump or a verify engine gentle approaching earlier than the issue manifests itself in full failure.
As said within the firm’s defect report, Jeep Grand Cherokees shipped from 2014-2020 in addition to Ram 1500s shipped from 2014-2019 got here outfitted with a gas pump that may fail prematurely.
According to the defect report, “A 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 to crash without prior warning.”
Customers ought to start receiving recall notices in late July or early August. Stellantis says it is aware of of greater than 200 incidents of untimely pump failure inside the recalled automobile inhabitants. According to Stellantis, no accidents or accidents have been related to the issue to date.
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