Jeep Wrangler Diesel Problems: EcoDiesel Issues, Emission Systems, and Driving Experience Insights

Today, I want to share my experience with the EcoDiesel Jeep Wrangler after putting over 40,000 kilometers on it. I’ll cover topics such as fuel economy, diesel exhaust fluid usage, and problems I’ve encountered. Afterward, I’ll address the question of whether I would purchase another EcoDiesel Jeep.

Firstly, let me introduce the EcoDiesel engine option in our Jeep Wrangler. It comes with a 3-liter turbo EcoDiesel engine, which has some distinct differences in the engine bay compared to the standard model. The air intake is on the driver’s side, and the battery is positioned towards the rear of the engine bay.

EcoDiesel D-Rating Issue

One of the common problems with the EcoDiesel is the D-rating issue, which occurs when the engine gets too hot, leading to a power and fuel reduction. Factors such as extreme temperatures and heavy load can contribute to this problem. Based on my experience, it happened once during a hot day while climbing high mountain passes, impacting the vehicle’s speed.

It’s important to note that towing and fitting larger tires can exacerbate the D-rating issue. Even re-gearing the vehicle may not entirely resolve the problem, as I’ve observed with a re-geared EcoDiesel Gladiator encountering the same issue.

Emission System Problems

Another significant issue I faced was related to the vehicle’s emission system. This complex system, involving components like the exhaust gas recirculation and diesel exhaust fluid, caused my Jeep to run inefficiently and consume excessive diesel exhaust fluid. The repair for this emission system would have been extremely costly if it hadn’t been covered under warranty.

Diesel Exhaust Fluid Usage and Fuel Economy

I’ve also dealt with higher diesel exhaust fluid consumption, particularly during the emission system malfunction, causing additional expenses. Without the technical update at the dealer, the fluid consumption remained high. On average, I’ve been spending around $60 every 5,000 kilometers on diesel exhaust fluid. In terms of fuel economy, I’ve observed approximately 11 to 11.5 liters per 100 kilometers with 37-inch tires and additional gear, translating to about 19 miles per gallon.

Driving Experience and Final Thoughts

The EcoDiesel Jeep Wrangler performs admirably on highways, delivering good fuel efficiency. Despite some minor issues with the turbo and transmission, it has served me well, especially during long drives.

Considering all these aspects, I’ve decided not to opt for another EcoDiesel Jeep in my recent purchase. If you’re interested in knowing more about my new Jeep, visit my Patreon for exclusive updates.

Thank you for watching, and don’t forget to like and subscribe for more content!

Would you purchase another eco diesel jeep?

Well, I just ordered another jeep and it doesn’t have the ecodiesel motor in it. For more details about the new jeep and its engine, you can check out my patreon.

What is the fuel economy of the eco diesel jeep?

The fuel economy varies, but generally on highway trips, it can get around 500 kilometers per tank, averaging about 11 to 11.5 liters per kilometer. The fuel economy is influenced by factors such as speed, load, and modifications like big tires, roof rack, and rooftop tent.

What are some issues experienced with the ecodiesel jeep?

Some issues experienced with the ecodiesel jeep include the d-rating problem, diesel exhaust fluid consumption, and complex and expensive emission system components. There are also concerns about the slow and unresponsive turbo and transmission off the line.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top