FCA Australia is recalling 1431 examples of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV because the Exhaust Gas Recirculator (EGR) cooler could crack over time causing preheated vaporised coolant to build up inside the engine air intake, which could lead to a vehicle fire.
This recall affects previous-generation Grand Cherokee models produced between 2018 and 2021 fitted with the 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine.
“Due to a manufacturing defect, the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) cooler may crack over time,” said the company in its recall notice.
“If this occurs, preheated vaporised coolant will build up inside the engine air intake. This could result in combustion potentially leading to a vehicle fire.”
If you own an affected vehicle you’ll need to contact your nearest Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealer to have the work carried out free of charge. The dealer will inspect the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) cooler and replace it if necessary.
If you have any further questions you can contact FCA Australia on 1300 133 079