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My wife called me yesterday to tell me she was broke down on the side of the road... Thankfully not in the interstate. When I asked what exactly happened here is what she told me.

The engine began to sputter, the check engine light came on, "Electronic Throttle Control" message appeared, then the engine shut down completely. She also told me it sounded like metal grinding noise as it happened.

So I arrived and tried to restart and nothing it just turns over(tries to start) for about 10 seconds and then stops. Ultimately had it towed to a diesel shop.

Got back home and googled a bunch and found other owners (1500 diesel and JGC diesel) having the EXACT same symptoms. Sounds like a fuel pump issue and the grinding noise tells me there is probably metal in the fuel system now so injectors, HPFuel pump, and all fuel lines need to be replaced. Possibly looking at 8000+ for parts and labor?????? INSANITY.

I have a case open with Jeep. But what else should I do?

Thanks,

Mike
 

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While you may have the same symptoms as others, fuel pumps usually don't explode. The electronic throttle control message comes on any time that the jeep stalls or dies. First I would simply replace the fuel filters. The grinding noise that you heard may have been from the filters being clogged and the fuel pump straining to pull the fuel trough, especially as the fuel level drops. Just happened to me this week, soundedl like a whine and buzz from under my feet. New filters solved everything. Also if it was an explosion there may be some shavings in the fuel filter due to metal falling back down the lines that you could see. Hopefully its simple as a clog!
 

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It was everything that I said it was. I was impressed with the dealer and Chrysler/Jeep in every way. They replaced everything under warranty. From the filters to the hp fuel pump and fuel lines. It was all replaced. And rental car. And with 82k miles on the Jeep they applied a 4yr unlimited mile Max Care warranty. I would buy another Chrysler/Jeep/Ram in a second.
 

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I recently went through this same issue with my 2015 GC ED with 89k miles. The first time it occurred it stalled in a parking garage. After a few hours, it was able to start but I only made it out as far as the street before it stalled again. It was towed to my local Jeep dealership. It took them a few weeks to diagnose and they eventually replaced the injector pump thinking that was the cause. I picked it up and got 2 blocks away from home when it stalled after going through a traffic light. I could only imagine this happening at highway speeds to someone.

The second time back at the dealership after a few weeks and some tweaking they thought it was resolved. I was skeptical so the service manager agreed to drive it home and back a few times before releasing it to me. It stalled on him twice! Once in a Chick-fil-A drive thru.

After nearly 2 months, the entire fuel delivery system had been replaced. The lines & tank cleaned. The total repair cost was for estimate to be ~$7k and I was charged $1.2k for the in tank fuel pump which was the only replacement not covered by warranty.

I found these posts too late and should have pressed harder for the entire repair to be covered under warranty.
 

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Don't feel lonesome. I bought a new 2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDieslel the first of July. I had just left a restaurant following dinner, and had turned onto a busy street. After about 100 yards on the street, my Jeep started sputtering, then after about 5 seconds shut off; in the middle of the busy street. Repeated attempts to restart resulted in the vehicle sputtering then stopping after about 5 seconds. I just heard from the dealership, they are saying the problem is the High Pressure Fuel Pump; according to them the pump "exploded". At least in my case the parts should be covered by warranty. My Jeep only had about 3800 miles; it is a little coincidental that a Ram EcoDiesel listed on the Ram EcoDiesel forum also quit at 3800 miles due to the HPFP.
 

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High pressure fuel pumps are a known issue with the ecodiesel. They cost mega bucks to replace in uk. They not only replace the pump but also the fuel rails and all six injectors.
Look up a piece John Cadogan did about the Jeep Ecodiesel on youtube. I would post a link but not sure if site allows that.
 

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Hi.
High pressure fuel pumps are a known issue with the ecodiesel. They cost mega bucks to replace in uk. They not only replace the pump but also the fuel rails and all six injectors.
Look up a piece John Cadogan did about the Jeep Ecodiesel on youtube. I would post a link but not sure if site allows that.
YouTube links are not a problem.

The only links that are prohibited are those that would constitute advertising, so you can discuss a supplier, but cannot post a link to them.
 

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My wife called me yesterday to tell me she was broke down on the side of the road... Thankfully not in the interstate. When I asked what exactly happened here is what she told me.

The engine began to sputter, the check engine light came on, "Electronic Throttle Control" message appeared, then the engine shut down completely. She also told me it sounded like metal grinding noise as it happened.

So I arrived and tried to restart and nothing it just turns over(tries to start) for about 10 seconds and then stops. Ultimately had it towed to a diesel shop.

Got back home and googled a bunch and found other owners (1500 diesel and JGC diesel) having the EXACT same symptoms. Sounds like a fuel pump issue and the grinding noise tells me there is probably metal in the fuel system now so injectors, HPFuel pump, and all fuel lines need to be replaced. Possibly looking at 8000+ for parts and labor?????? INSANITY.

I have a case open with Jeep. But what else should I do?

Thanks,

Mike
On November 9, I was driving in Bullhead City, Ariz. and my eco diesel with 3900 miles on it just quit. Called the dealer out of Lake Havasu City and was on hold for three times and finally gave up. A policeman stopped to offer assistance. After waiting another 20 minutes for a tow, he said that the truck needed to be towed and he called a tow truck to tow me to the nearest Dodge dealer. They were backed up two weeks but diagnosed the truck after about six days. Result was, according to them, a fuel pump explosion. Inside were all sorts of metal shavings. A whole new fuel system was ordered, and I'm told, may take five months from Fiat in Italy. When I went back to Anderson Dodge in Havasu they said that the other dealer needs to handle it. I asked about a loaner truck as I depended on it to launch and take out my boat on the Colorado River. I was told that they don't do that. Also, it cost me $70 to have my truck towed half a mile. They not only did not offer to reimburse me but quoted me a cost of $420 to tow my truck to their dealership, where I bought it, for them to do the work. That is my second truck purchased from them and most likely is the last. Swanty's in Bullhead City has been more accomodating. From what I'm seeing on the internet, this is a common problem with the Eco Diesel at around 3900 miles.
 
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