Ram, Jeep EcoDiesel 3.0s Recalled for Fuel Pump Failures

Steven Tobin
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ram jeep ecodiesel 3 0s recalled for fuel pump failures

Stellantis has issued a recall of nearly 140,000 Jeep and Ram models equipped with the 3.0-liter, six-cylinder EcoDiesel engine due to a potentially faulty high-pressure fuel pump which could render the vehicles inoperable.

Not many details were given on the exact nature of the problem, aside from Stellantis expecting the issue to arise slowly, over time, rather than as a sudden loss of fuel pressure. Drivers may notice warning signs such as noises emanating from the fuel pump or a check engine light coming on before the problem manifests itself in complete failure.

As stated in the company’s defect report, Jeep Grand Cherokees shipped from 2014-2020 as well as Ram 1500s shipped from 2014-2019 came equipped with a fuel pump that can 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 should begin receiving recall notices in late July or early August. Stellantis says it knows of more than 200 incidents of premature pump failure within the recalled vehicle population. According to Stellantis, no accidents or injuries have been associated with the problem thus far.

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  • Johnk Johnk on Aug 29, 2022

    2021 Ram eco diesel 1500 limited 20,680 miles. High pressure pump das kaput. Metal shavings found throughout rails, etc. supposed to be finished this week after a month in the shop.

  • John H John H on Sep 01, 2022

    2022 Ram Limited. Custom ordered it July 2021 took delivery November 2021. It made it until June 30, 2022. 12300 miles before it left me on side of road at 1am. Dealer has had it 62 days and counting. Complete fuel sys replacement. Had final part for over 2 weeks still can’t get it to work.

    • Alan Alan on Sep 26, 2022

      Mine also just got back 2 weeks ago 13500 miles died again after a week

  • John H John H on Sep 26, 2022

    Last week after 83 days, dealership said mine needs new engine now. They found metal in oil. Potential 8 to 9 month wait.

  • Cleve Palmer Cleve Palmer on Sep 30, 2022

    10 days ago my 2021 Limited Eco Diesel, almost caused me to collide with other veicles as I tried to get to the side of the road as the veicle lost power, engine shut down with no warning, other that sputtering.

    Vehicle Just turned 13,500 miles. Dealer says Fuel pump failed, metal debris in Fuel System, Oil not yet checked for metal fragmants. Says parts unavailable, could take 2 months to get, only 1.5 days to repair. How can they do a recall with no parts?