Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling approximately 58,000 model-year 2014-16 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs and model-year 2014-18 Ram 1500 pickup trucks equipped with 3.0-liter diesel engines due to a stalling risk. The EcoDiesel’s crankshaft position sensor tone wheel can delaminate, causing the engine to lose its ability to synchronize the fuel injector pulses and camshaft timing, possibly causing an engine stall and increasing the risk of a crash.
FCA will begin notifying owners on Oct. 2. Owners can call the automaker at 800-853-1403 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will update the EcoDiesel’s powertrain control module, forcing the powertrain to maintain vehicle propulsion by reading the camshaft position signal in the event that the crankshaft position signal is lost.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.