FCA vehicles with the Tigershark engine in question includes:
In addition to their SEC filing, FCA says they've also been in contact with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB). Basically all the acronyms.
Will There Be a Recall? ∞
It seems likely, but still uncertain if and when a recall may occur. While FCA may initiate a recall they've emphasized that this isn't a safety issue and thereform not enforcable by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
While we know the vehicles are pushing excessive emissions through their tailpipes, we still don't know just how excessive it is.
FCA says they are conducting test programs and know that any remedy will need to receive approval from regulatory agencies like the EPA and CARB. Both agencies take emissions violations seriously and were heavily involved in the Volkswagen diesel emissions settlement.
One thing that is for certain is that affected owners will not have to pay for a remedy once it is available.
In the same SEC filing FCA maintains the emissions problem is not related to the uptick in complaints about the same Tigershark engine burning through excessive amounts of oil.
They also say this problem has nothing to do with their 2019 settlement for cheating on emissions tests in more than 100,000 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokees is not related.
Jeep Generations Where This Problem Happens
This problem has been reported by owners of the following generations. While there's no guarantee it affects all the listed model years, most years within a generation share the same parts, manufacturing processes, and problems.
- 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
- 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
- 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021