The 3.6-liter V6 Jeep ERC engine has been assembled at the company’s American plant since 2016 and is installed on rear- and all-wheel drive models such as the Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee. The unit is distinguished by the presence of a two-stage system for changing the height of the VVL valves.
The Pentastar series includes: EHB, EHD, ERB, ERC.
|Production years||since 2016|
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||285 – 305|
|Torque output, Nm||350 – 365|
|Cylinder block||aluminum V6|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||96|
|Piston stroke, mm||83|
|Phase regulator||Dual VVT|
|Recommended engine oil||0W-20|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.7|
|Euro standards||EURO 6|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Jeep Grand Cherokee 2018)
|Engine lifespan, km||~250 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Chrysler Pacifica 2 (RU) since 2016;
- Chrysler Voyager 6 (RU) since 2019;
- Dodge Durango 3 (WD) since 2016;
- Dodge Grand Caravan 5 (RT) in 2016 – 2020;
- Dodge Journey 1 (JC) in 2016 – 2020;
- Dodge Ram 5 (DT) since 2019;
- Jeep Grand Cherokee 4 (WK2) in 2016 – 2022; Grand Cherokee 5 (WL) since 2021;
- Jeep Gladiator 2 (JT) since 2019;
- Jeep Wrangler 4 (JL) since 2017.
Disadvantages of the Jeep ERC engine
- In the motors of the first years, the phase regulators served very little and they were changed under warranty.
- Even before 2018, one could face the imminent wear of the camshaft cams.
- The remaining problems of the first units were treated with a new firmware of the control unit.
- Quite rare, but there is destruction of the o-rings of the VVL solenoids.
- Sometimes owners complain about spark plug cracking and fuel rail leaks.