2.4L Tigershark Oil Consumption
A serious defect in the 2.4L Tigershark engine causes an excessive amount of oil to be burned during normal operation. Owners must constantly top off the oil and have consumption tests run at the dealership, or risk the engine seizing up an…Continue reading article "2.4L Tigershark Oil Consumption"
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Where Engine Complaints Happen
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- engine stalls/shuts down while driving in the 2011 Grand Cherokee
- engine failure in the 2002 Liberty
- engine stalls/shuts off while driving in the 2016 Cherokee
- engine stalls/shuts down while driving in the 2014 Cherokee
- check engine light on in the 2014 Grand Cherokee
- engine stalls/shuts down while driving in the 2015 Cherokee
- engine stalls/dies while driving in the 2013 Wrangler
Over 34,000 of 4th generation Grand Cherokee SUVs are being recalled because their EcoDiesel's EGR coolers are cracking
, allowing coolant to leak and greatly increasing the chances of an engine fire.
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) systems trap exhaust gases and, as the name implies, recirculate them back into the engine. This helps cut down on Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) being released into the environment. The EGR cooler makes sure those hot exhuast gasses won't melt the engine's air intake by exchanging heat with engine coolant.…keep reading article "Grand Cherokee Recalled to Prevent EGR Cooler Leaks From Starting Engine Fires"
Fiat-Chrysler has been accused of calling the 2.4L Tigershark engine's agressive oil consumption "normal" in order to avoid having to recall millions of vehicles.
A new lawsuit says a defect in that engine's piston rings allows oil to enter the combustion chamber. That leads to roughly a quart of oil burning off every 1,000 miles. If an owner follows the recommended 4,000 mile oil change interval, it puts them at extreme risk of permanently damaging the engine.…keep reading article "Lawsuit Says a Piston Ring Defect Burns Through Oil in the Tigershark Engine"
Jeep has reached a settlement with three plaintiffs who were having HVAC problems.
Their original lawsuit said leftover casting sand from the manufacturing process was creating sludge build-up in the bottom of the radiator reservoir.…keep reading article "Jeep Settles HVAC Sludge Lawsuit Before it Reaches Certification"
A new lawsuit says the inevitability of your Jeep’s engine having sludge-related problems is set in stone, er … sand.
As in, casting sand leftover during manufacturing of the cylinder heads.…keep reading article "Is Leftover Casting Sand to Blame for a Jeep’s Heating and Cooling Problems?"