Ram, Jeep EcoDiesel 3.0s Recalled for Fuel Pump Failures

Steven Tobin
by Steven Tobin
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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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  • Head Honcho Head Honcho on Jul 29, 2022

    GRRR! I was one of the "200 incidents".... My 2020 Ram 1500 ecodiesel stopped in the middle of the road (luckily 1/2 mile from my house). I had 37k miles on it - just a little over 1 year of driving. Had it towed to the dealer and it was covered under warranty. However, I lost use of the truck for a crazy 4 months because they couldn't get the parts. Replaced the CP4 pump, the low pressure pump and all the injectors. They found small metal shavings in the pump and solenoid.

    Now just about 1 year later, the truck is in service again - the fuel line burst and was leaking diesel everywhere. Not sure how this could burst on its own but the last time it was worked on was when they worked on the CP4 fuel pump. Still waiting for this to be repaired - and literally just now (end of July) - I get the recall notice from FCA. Yay..... I don't even have my truck back and now I have to put it in service again???? have the truck for 2 years and it's been stuck at the dealership for 6 months. It's $1000/mo for my truck payment.... Can I get them to cover my loan??? GRRR

    • Alan Alan on Aug 13, 2022

      I have a 2022 ram ecodiesel 13k miles just did the same . Now they say have to replace the total fuel system including tank ? Any recource available? Stopped dead in tracks had to get it towed . Said could take 45 days only 13 k miles. Unbelievable!

  • Faith Faith on Aug 13, 2022

    Shoot my 2015 Ecodiesel with 170k miles just went out. I'm bummed big time

  • 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.