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250k Rams, Jeeps recalled EcoDiesel fuel pump, back-up camera

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An EcoDiesel fuel pump recall and a rearview camera recall were issued this week for an estimated 256,404 Ram trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs. Here’s what you need to know.

The recalls are pertain to a pair of safety defects affecting certain vehicles for a fuel-supply issue and the rearview camera display.

It is important to note, Stellantis, parent company of Ram and Jeep, also says this recall will impact more than 248,000 vehicles globally with an estimated 60,287 in Canada and 188,418 vehicles outside of North America.

Stellantis has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for both recalls.

EcoDiesel fuel pump recall

The first recall on our list will impact 2014-20 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2014-19 Ram 1500 models equipped with the second-generation 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engines.

These engines were discovered to have a fuel pump that may accumulate debris and fuel flow, resulting in engine stalling.

Stellantis said it is unaware of any accidents or injuries related to this fuel pump issue. The fuel pump will be replaced for free under this recall.

Rearview camera recall

For the other recall, an estimated 117,759 2022 Ram 1500, 2500 pickups and 3500 Cab Chassis models are being recalled to fix a software glitch.

Stellantis said software could prevent the backup cameras from displaying in reverse. These backup cameras are mandatory safety equipment. The error is an apparent incompatible combination of the rearview camera system and radio. Fortunately, the fix is pretty simple.

Stellantis said it will issue a radio software update to resolve the issue. Like the other recall, Stellantis said it is unaware of any accidents or injuries related to this defect.

Dealers will be notified soon about the recall and owners can expect to be notified by July 29, 2022.

The bottom line

Nobody loves having a recall. Fortunately, the rearview camera recall seems to be a simple software fix installed by the dealer. The fuel pump is a bit more involved, but you don’t want to mess around with a stalling truck or SUV thanks to a defective fuel pump.

So, moral of the story: When you get this or any recall notice, go get it fixed.

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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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