Fiat Chrysler vehicles equipped with the 2.4-L Tigershark MultiAir II engine have inspired multiple class action lawsuits which claim these vehicles show repeated defects that put drivers in unsafe situations. According to the suits, these engines were advertised to have increased power and torque, while reducing fuel consumption and vehicle emissions.
However, some Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep and RAM vehicles equipped with the Tigershark engines allegedly are underpowered, consume excessive engine oil and randomly stall when accelerating, decelerating or making turns.
A lawsuit was filed in Michigan on behalf of drivers of 2014–2020 Jeep Cherokee, 2015–2020 Jeep Renegade, 2017–2020 Jeep Compass, 2013–2016 Dodge Dart, 2015–2020 Ram ProMaster City, 2015–2016 Chrysler 200 and 2016–2020 Fiat 500X vehicles. According to the suit, consumers are forced to overpay for frequent oil changes because of these vehicles’ rate of oil consumption.
Not only that, the lawsuit claims that Fiat Chrysler knew about the alleged defect since 2013.
Another lawsuit, filed on behalf of consumers across the United States, affects 2014–2020 Jeep Cherokee, 2017–2020 Jeep Compass, 2015–2020 Jeep Renegade, 2015–2016 Chrysler 200, 2013–2016 Dodge Dart and 2016–2020 Fiat 500X vehicles. This national lawsuit alleges that the engine’s true oil consumption rate was several times faster than the rate provided in the owner’s manual.
If your vehicle has a Tigershark engine and is listed in a class action case, learn more about the rights afforded to you by the California Lemon Law or contact a California lemon law attorney for a free consultation.