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Jeep Grand Cherokee EGR Cooler Recall For Fires

Chrysler recalls more than 34,000 Grand Cherokees after EGR coolers cause coolant leaks.

November 21, 2020 — A Jeep Grand Cherokee EGR cooler recall has been issued for 34,334 model year 2014-2019 SUVs equipped with 3-liter EcoDiesel engines.


The exhaust gas recirculation coolers may crack and allow pre-heated vaporized coolant to enter the EGR systems. This can occur while the engines are running, and combustion inside the intake manifolds can cause fires.


Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) didn't report how many engine compartment fires are blamed on the EGR coolers. But Chrysler says since October 26 there have been "119 customer assistance records, 6 field reports, and 1,478 warranty claims."


The automaker opened an internal investigation in September due to an increasing trend of engine compartment fires coming from the Jeep Grand Cherokee intake manifolds.


Pressure testing on a Canadian Grand Cherokee following a fire showed a leak in the step tube of the cooler, and diesel engineers confirmed the engine compartment fires were caused by EGR cooler leaks.


Engineers determined the EGR coolers can crack from "thermal fatigue," but Chrysler says it is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to the EGR coolers.


FCA says production of the recalled Jeep Grand Cherokees began in December 2012 and ended in January 2019 based on 3.0L EcoDiesel engine assembly records.


A Grand Cherokee driver may notice coolant is missing but won't see leaked coolant on the ground, the heater may not work properly and a warning light may illuminate.


The U.S. Jeep Grand Cherokee EGR cooler recall includes 28,884 SUVs and a recall in Canada involves 5,450 Grand Cherokees.


Owners of 2014-2019 Jeep Grand Cherokees may be eligible for reimbursements if they paid for EGR cooler replacements.


Jeep dealerships will replace the Grand Cherokee EGR coolers with new coolers which FCA says are not prone to thermal fatigue and cracks. It's also possible the intake manifolds may be replaced.


The Jeep Grand Cherokee EGR recall will begin December 31, 2020. Grand Cherokee owners may contact Chrysler at 800-853-1403 and ask about reference number W79.


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November 12, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V699000
EGR Cooler May Crack Internally

Combustion in the intake manifold can increase the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V699000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 28,884

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2014-2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles equipped with the 3.0L EcoDiesel

engines. The Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) cooler may crack and allow pre-heated vaporized coolant to enter the EGR system. This mixture may combust inside the intake manifold.

Remedy

FCA US LLC will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EGR cooler, free of charge. Dealers will also inspect and, as necessary, replace the intake manifold. The recall is expected to begin December 31, 2020. Owners may contact FCA US LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US LLC's number for this recall is W79.
 

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Jeff S. Bartlett
Updated Wed, February 3, 2021




Jeep Wranglers from the 2018-2021 model years and Gladiators from the 2020-2021 model years with manual transmissions are being recalled because they could pose an increased fire risk and create road debris.

The problem is that the clutch pressure plate, used to transfer power from the engine to the transmission, could overheat and cause the clutch to fracture. Such a fracture could cause cracks or holes in the transmission case, allowing heated debris to be expelled.
In some circumstances, drivers may smell a burnt clutch odor before the failure.

Stellantis, the parent company of Jeep, is aware of one accident but no injuries related to this problem. A total of 42,887 vehicles are affected by this recall. Owners will be notified in mid-March.

The Details
Vehicles recalled: 2018-2021 Jeep Wrangler SUVs annd 2020-2021 Jeep Gladiator pickup trucks with a manual transmission.

The problem: Clutch components can overheat and fail.

The fix: Dealerships will update software to reduce engine torque capability when clutch assembly temperatures rise to a level that may damage the inner pressure plate.

How to contact the manufacturer: Stellantis/FCA customer service can be reached at 800-853-1403.

NHTSA campaign number: 21V028000. The Stellantis number for this recall is Y01.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have one. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly.


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January 28, 2021 NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V028000
Clutch Pressure Plate May Overheat
Overheated clutch components may increase the risk of a fire. Additionally, damage to other nearby components can result in debris falling onto the road or a loss of drive, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V028000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 42,887

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2018-2021 Jeep Wrangler and 2020-2021 Jeep Gladiator vehicles equipped with manual transmissions. The clutch pressure plate may overheat and fracture.

Remedy

FCA US LLC will notify owners, and dealers will add software to reduce engine torque capability, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 19, 2021. Owners may contact FCA US LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US LLC's number for this recall is Y01.
 

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February 1, 2021 NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V037000
Master Cylinder Push Rod May Disconnect
A separated brake pedal can result in the driver being unable to apply the service brakes, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V037000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected 24

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2021 Ram 1500 Classic SLT trucks. Certain vehicles were built without the retaining clip that secures the master cylinder push rod to the brake pedal, which can cause the brake pedal to separate from the brake system.

Remedy

FCA US will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and install the push rod clip, free of charge. NOTE: Owners are advised to not drive their vehicles until they receive instructions on the inspection and repair, as necessary. The recall is expected to begin February 15, 2021. Owners may contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US number for this recall is Y04.
 

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According to the manufacturer, the dual-cab ute's front bumper may not be compliant with Australian Design Rules.



02/18/2020

Fiat Chrysler’s Australian division has recalled nine examples of its Jeep Gladiator ute, citing an issue with local regulation compliance.

The affected vehicles were sold between 1 June 2020 and 20 January 2021 (Model Years 2020-2021).

The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “The front bumper may not comply with Australian Design Rule (ADR) 92/00, it may not have a bumper closeout and tow hook cover.”

“If the front bumper does not have a closeout and tow hook cover, there is an increased risk of serious injury in the event of an accident,” the notice continues.

 
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