The Ram 1500 pickup truck and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV equipped with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine have been recalled, parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced last week. 

A magnetic signal that communicates with the crankshaft can get lost, messing up the timing of the cam shaft and fuel injection. The engine can lose power and stall, and might not be able to restart. The issue affects 50,973 Ram 1500 from model years 2014-2018 and 7,043 Jeep Grand Cherokee from 2014-2016. In a notice to dealers, FCA said the recalled Jeep Grand Cherokees should extend through model year 2020. 

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

Initially touted as efficient and powerful, the turbodiesel V-6 “Ecodiesel” engine was the subject of a $307.5 million settlement between FCA and owners in the wake of the Volkswagen “Dieselgate” scandal. In 2019, the engine in the Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee…

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