RECALL: New Jeep Cherokees May Be Missing Vital Engine Components

Cylinder damage or camshaft failure can cause the vehicle's engine to suddenly stall, increasing the risk of a crash

RECALL: New Jeep Cherokees May Be Missing Vital Engine Components
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June 14, 2018

The latest from Chrysler affects certain model 2019 Jeep Cherokee vehicles equipped with 2.0L engines.

What's the problem?

The engines in the recalled Jeeps may be missing valve stem keepers, which can allow the valve to drop into the engine cylinder causing engine damage. These engines may also have a reversed camshaft cap that can damage the camshaft bearing causing camshaft failure.

Cylinder damage or camshaft failure can cause the vehicle's engine to suddenly stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

What happens next?

Owners of the recalled Jeep Cherokees will be notified by Chrysler beginning in mid-July 2018. Local Jeep dealers will then inspect and repair or replace the affected engine components, as necessary, free of charge.

For more information about this recall, contact Chrysler customer service at (800) 853-1403—provide recall reference number U52.