Jeep Cherokee, Compass And Renegade Oil Consumption Case
Goldenberg Schneider and Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro have filed a putative class action alleging that FCA US LLC (formerly known as Chrysler Group LLC) knowing sold hundreds of thousands of Jeep and Chrysler vehicles containing defective 2.4L Tigershark engines that improperly burn off and/or consume abnormally high amounts of oil. As a result of this defect, the vehicles shut down without warning during normal operation – placing the occupants and surrounding vehicles at an increased risk of serious injury and death.
FCA has long known about the defect, as hundreds of vehicle owners and lessees have reported instances of their vehicles shutting down without warning due to low oil levels and/or pressure. Rather than proactively alert vehicle owners and lessees about the defect, FCA has engaged in efforts to conceal the defect by describing the excessive oi consumption as “normal” in technical service bulletins issued to Jeep dealerships.
The lawsuit alleges that the following models contain the defective engines:
• 2015 – 2016 Chrysler 200;
• 2013 – 2016 Dodge Dart;
• 2016 – 2020 Fiat 500X;
• 2017 – 2020 Fiat Toro;
• 2014 – 2020 Jeep Cherokee;
• 2017 – 2020 Jeep Compass;
• 2015 – 2020 Jeep Renegade; and
• 2015 – 2020 Ram ProMaster City.
If you or anyone you know purchased or leased an affected vehicle and would like additional information about your legal rights, we would be pleased to discuss the matter with you. You can contact the attorneys at Goldenberg Schneider, LPA, by calling 513-982-1569 or sending an email to [email protected].