2017 Jeep Renegade Oil Pump Housing Recall

Last February I wrote about transmission problems in certain 2014-2015 Jeep Renegades.  Hot on the heels of that, FCA / Chrysler has announced a recall for the 2017 Jeep Renegade for an 'engine stall' condition.   From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

Oil Pump Housing Crack may Cause Engine Stall

An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V131000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)



Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017 Jeep Renegade vehicles equipped with a 2.4L engine. These vehicles may be equipped with a cracked oil pump housing/balance shaft module (BSM), which can cause the oil pump to fail and the engine to stall.


Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the oil pump for its production information, and replace the BSM as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 13, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U18.


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.