Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling some units of the Jeep Cherokee and Compass over an issue that could cause the engine to stall.
The defect: the engines may have a cracked oil pump housing that can result in oil pump failure.
The hazards: if the oil pump fails, the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Affected vehicle areas: engine and engine cooling.
- 2018 Jeep Cherokee equipped with 2.4L engine
- 2018 Jeep Compass equipped with 2.4L engine
Number of vehicles affected: 357 (United States figure).
The fix: Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the oil pump, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety defect are expected to be mailed December 13th, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this Jeep Cherokee and Compass recall should visit recalls.mopar.com and enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs.
Owners can also contact Fiat Chrysler customer service with questions by using the following information.
- FCA Customer Care: 1-800-853-1403
- FCA Recall Number: T65
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V670000