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News Stellantis is Recalling 316,691 Vehicles in the US and Canada

Stellantis is Recalling 316,691 Vehicles in the US and Canada

Stellantis is launching two recalls that affect 316,691 vehicles in North America.

  • This number is a combination of two separate recalls

  • 256,404 vehicles are affected in the US, in addition to 60,287 in Canada

  • One recall is for a fuel delivery problem and the other is for the backup camera

Stellantis just launched two recall campaigns that affect 316,691 vehicles in the United States and Canada for unrelated issues on some Ram and Jeep models.

The first recall is addressed to 138,645 American owners of the 2014 – 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel and the 2014 – 2019 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. In Canada, an additional 55,711 vehicles are part of the recall.

The problem is apparently due to a defective high-pressure fuel pump which can fail prematurely and send debris throughout the fuel system of the vehicle. This can clog fuel lines going to the engine and reduce the fuel flow, enough for the engine to stall in some cases.

Stellantis says that drivers could be alerted to the problem by a check engine light or a throttle control malfunction light, as well as by a fuel leak or excessive noise from the pump.

As part of the recall, the automaker will replace the high-pressure fuel pump and inspect the fuel lines to ensure they are free from debris without charge to the owner.

2022 Ram 1500 Rebel GT | Photo: MAtt St-Pierre

The second recall campaign is also aimed at Ram pickups, but for a completely different issue. Indeed, 117,759 units of the 2022 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 in the US as well as 4,576 units in Canada could fail to display the rear-view camera.

In some cases, the radio display will show a blue screen with a message stating that the backup camera is unavailable when the vehicle is shifted into reverse. This issue seems to be quite rare because according to Stellantis, it was discovered in early November of last year by factory workers where those vehicles are assembled, but it took until late January 2022 before the issue could be replicated in tests done by the supplier.

Stellantis will update the software in the infotainment system of the affected vehicles to ensure the camera image is always visible when needed.

The automaker will begin notifying owners of the affected vehicles in both recalls by July 29th in letters sent through the mail.

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