Fiat Chrysler Expands Durango and Grand Cherokee Fuel Pump Recall
467,000 SUVs Added to List
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling an estimated 467,480 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2012-2013 Dodge Durangos for an unreliable fuel-pump relay. These vehicles are being added to a recall issued in September 2014 for the same problem; following additional investigation, engineers discovered the recall applied to more vehicles than initially suspected.
The faulty fuel-pump relay is most likely to prevent the vehicle from starting, although in some cases, the relay may fail while the SUV is in motion, causing a stall. In that situation, power assist to the brakes and steering will fail, although Fiat Chrysler is unaware of any accidents or injuries related to the recall.
Affected vehicles include the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee for markets outside North America equipped with the 3.0L diesel, as well as the 2012-2013 Dodge Durango for all markets. The North American-spec EcoDiesel Grand Cherokee is unaffected by this recall. The issue lies in the Totally Integrated Power Module, which also manages many other vehicle functions. None of those functions are affected by the fuel-pump relay.
As with most other recalls, dealers will contact owners to schedule repair appointments, and the recall fix will be carried out free of charge to customers.
Source: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles