AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — FCA US is recalling 467,480 SUVs worldwide, including the 2012-'13 Dodge Durango and 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee equipped with 3.0-liter diesel engines, because a fuel-pump relay problem may prevent the vehicle from starting or lead to engine stall, the automaker said on Friday.
The recall campaign affects an estimated 338,216 SUVs in the U.S.
"FCA US engineers have determined a condition identified in a previous investigation may extend to additional vehicles," the company said in a statement. "The previous investigation, which led to a recall, traced a pattern of repairs to fuel-pump relays that are susceptible to deformation.
"This may affect fuel-pump function, preventing a vehicle from starting or leading to engine stall."
Of the two scenarios, the no-start condition is the more common, the company said.
FCA US said it is unaware of any related injuries or accidents. It noted that the fuel-pump relay is located inside the Totally Integrated Power Module, which helps to manage other vehicle functions.
"None of these other functions, including airbag deployment, is affected by the fuel-pump relay," FCA US said.
Current SUVs with EcoDiesel engines are not affected.
A date has not been set for the recall. Owners can contact FCA US customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.
Edmunds says: Customers who experience a no-start condition or engine stall are advised to consult their Dodge dealer or Jeep dealer immediately.