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Recall: 2018 Jeep Cherokee, Compass Oil Pump Failure

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A recall has been issued for 2018 Jeep Cherokee and Compass vehicles with an issue with the oil pump. If it fails, the engine will stall which could result in a crash. 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V670000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 357

Summary

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2018 Jeep Cherokee and Compass vehicles equipped with 2.4L engines. The engines may have a cracked oil pump housing that can result in oil pump failure.

Remedy

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 13, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler’s number for this recall is T65.

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.

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Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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