RECALL: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500 Pickups
A metalwork defect in the engine of certain Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and Ram 1500 pickup trucks has led to a recall by Stellantis.
Roughly 81,000 vehicles that come equipped with 3.0-liter diesel engines are affected and have experienced repeated stalling due to the issue, according to report by Kelly Blue Book.
The automaker reports that magnetic material can delaminate from the surface of the engine’s tone wheel. This wheel has teeth mounted around the flywheel and it’s used as a reference point by the vehicle’s crank position sensor. This allows the engine control unit (ECU) to begin the combustion process. If the tone wheel cannot function, the crankshaft position sensor won’t function either and the timing in the engine is lost. The driver will experience repeated stalling or the engine may not restart.
At this time, there are no known collisions due to the engine problem in either the Jeep or Ram vehicles, according to the recall notice. However, Stellantis has received at least 611 warranty claims for this issue. The dealership will update the powertrain control model software to fix the issue at no charge to owners.
California Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson 1-(877) 465-8161
Do you own a defective Jeep Grand Cherokee or Ram 1500 that experiences repeated engine stalling or safety issues? If so, there doesn’t have to be a recall before you reach out to an experienced attorney and get help. California Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson will review your case and let you know if it qualifies as a lemon.
We highly recommend Jeep and Ram owners with engine problems obtain invoices for all repairs and recall visits from the dealership. These documents will support your potential case. Should the vehicle experience repeated issues or become a safety risk, these documents support the Lemon Law Claim. Contact us for a free case review at 1-(877) 465-8161 or read on for answers to frequently asked questions.
Published on June 21, 2023
Disclaimer: This article provides general information about vehicles that may be covered by the California lemon law. However, the lemon law has very specific requirements that must be met for your vehicle to be considered a lemon. Every case has a unique set of circumstances and there are specific criteria that must be met for the lemon law to apply. It is imperative that you take immediate action if you believe your vehicle may qualify.