Oil pump issue sees Dodge Journey recalled in Australia

Sixty Dodge Journey vehicles required back at a service centre

A potential fault in the transaxle oil pump has sparked a recall of Dodge Journey people-movers in Australia.

Affecting current series vehicles sold between the 17th of August 2015 and the 29th of January 2016, the recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

In total 60 Dodge Journey vehicles are affected and all are fitted with the 3.6 litre V6 engine/automatic transmission.

Check to see if your vehicle is affected here (have your VIN handy).

The ACCC recall notice advises that the transaxle oil pump may experience a loss of hydraulic oil pressure due to an improperly manufactured transaxle oil pump.

What are the hazards?

A loss of transaxle hydraulic oil pressure while driving will result in a loss of motive power, posing a potential accident hazard.

FCA Australia will contact affected owners who can take their vehicle to a Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership for a free transaxle oil pump replacement.

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