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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced that it is recalling approximately 837,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Jeep Wrangler SUVs due to a problem with a fuel pump, causing the vehicles to run dry. The affected vehicles are manufactured between September 2006 and June 2008. Owners are being notified of the problem through the automaker’s website.
So if the only thing that can possibly drive the Jeep Grand Cherokee is its engine, then the problem was probably in the fuel pump. It didn’t seem to make much sense to recall the entire fleet.
Fiat Chrysler has been recalling Jeep Grand Cherokees for the past three months, because the fuel pump was leaking fuel. This is a particularly bad problem because Jeep’s Grand Cherokee has a six-cylinder engine, but the fuel pump is a four-cylinder, so it was a little surprising this happened. I’m sure Fiat Chrysler will issue a recall and fix the problem.
If Fiat Chrysler is going through a massive recall, then I would be surprised if it didn’t include the fuel pump. Jeep has been recalling the Grand Cherokee because the pump can leak fuel.
Fiat Chrysler’s recall of the Grand Cherokee fuel pump is a good example of why you should be careful when considering whether to be a fuel pump owner. The pump is a safety feature built into the vehicle to prevent engine damage from running dry of fuel. If a vehicle with this pump is left running for any length of time, it can create a small leak in the fuel lines that can cause engine damage. This is why you should definitely check your fuel pump regularly.
Fiat Chrysler recalls more than 100,000 Grand Cherokee, Dodge Caravan, and Chrysler Sebring vehicles with the fuel pump leak. The recall covers all of the aforementioned vehicles, as well as the Dodge Journey.
Fiat Chrysler told us that the recall will affect all of its vehicles, not just its Cherokee, Dodge Journey, and Sebring models. We’re not sure if there are Dodge Journey models with the leak. Fiat Chrysler is offering a $1,000 credit to owners of affected vehicles.
Fiat Chrysler has said that it will be offering a similar recall for the Dodge Journey (and the Jeep Grand Cherokee) if they are not already. The Jeep Cherokee and Dodge Journey were recalled in the fall of last year, but no Jeep Grand Cherokee or Dodge Journey model had the leak at the time.The recall will also affect the Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Caravan. Fiat Chrysler is telling owners of affected vehicles to contact a dealer or service center immediately.
Fiat Chrysler says it is aware of the situation. Fiat Chrysler executives have said that the company is looking into whether something like this could have happened. It’s also a good idea to check your vehicle’s owner manual to see if the recall applies to it.
Fiat Chrysler is saying that the recall applies to the Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler, and Jeep Liberty vehicles. However, Fiat Chrysler also says that it has no reason to believe that the recall applies to the Fiat 500 and Chrysler 300. The Fiat 500 and Chrysler 300 are the two other versions of the Chrysler 300 with the leak.