U02 - Fuel Line Separation may Cause Fire - 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V048
Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,242

 

Fuel Line Separation may Cause Fire

If the fuel line separates, the engine may stall, increasing the risk of a crash. In addition, a fuel line separation increases the risk of an engine compartment fire and injury.

 

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk vehicles equipped with a 6.2L Supercharged Engine. The fuel line may separate.

 

Remedy

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the fuel line, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 2, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U02.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Check if your Vehicle has a Recall


01/18/2018

 

New Safety Recall Advanced Communication – U02

 

FCA US LLC (FCA US) has announced a safety recall on certain 2018 model year (WK) Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk vehicles equipped with a 6.2L V8 supercharged engine (sales code ESD).

VINs identified as being involved in this campaign are currently live and searchable. Stop sale is in effect for the above-identified vehicles.

IMPORTANT:  Some of the involved vehicles may be in dealer new vehicle inventory.  Federal law requires you to complete this recall service on these vehicles before retail delivery.  Violation of this requirement by a dealer could result in a civil penalty of up to $21,000 per vehicle.  Involved vehicles can be determined by using the VIP inquiry process.

 

REASON FOR THIS SAFETY RECALL

Some of the above vehicles may have been built with a fuel line which could separate resulting in an engine stall and/or a potential engine compartment fire.  Either of these conditions could increase the likelihood of occupant injury, and an engine stall can cause a vehicle crash without prior warning.

 

SERVICE ACTION

FCA US will conduct a voluntary safety recall to inspect the fuel supply jumper tube and replace it as needed.  Dealers will be notified of the launch of this safety recall by way of established communication methods.  This recall is estimated to launch in 1st Quarter of 2018.

We ask that you please take the time to ensure that your personnel are aware of this communication and are prepared to execute a customer friendly process for inquiries regarding involved vehicles.

 

Customer Services Field Operations

FCA US LLC


https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCMN-18V048-2580.pdf

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https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V048-1313.pdf

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