If your Chrysler has repeated problems that won’t go away, then Chrysler, a division of Fiat Chrysler, may have sold you a lemon.
Knight Law Group can help. We can answer any questions you have about your potentially defective Chrysler. If you decide to go forward with a lemon law case, we can offer free legal representation and help you get cash compensation, a vehicle replacement or a lemon law buyback under the California Lemon Law. Lemon law cases for Chrysler vehicles are not all the same. However, many Chrysler vehicles may have similar problems.
Top 8 Chrysler Issues
Auto manufacturers will sometimes release faulty cars, trucks and other vehicles to the public. Chrysler is no exception. Owners of Chrysler vehicles should look out for the following signs:
- ◦ Rough Gear Shifting
- ◦ Vehicle Cannot Turn On
- ◦ Transmission Failure
- ◦ Electrical Failure
- ◦ Hard Up and Down Shifting
- ◦ Fluid Leaks: Motor Oil, Steering Oil, Coolant Fluid, Transmission Fluid
- ◦ Sudden Deceleration
- ◦ Vehicle Stalls While Driving
If these symptoms or any other vehicle problems repeatedly appear, your Chrysler may be a lemon. Learn more about what the lemon law can do for you. If you want to seek legal remedies from your auto manufacturer, consult an attorney to discuss your lemon law rights.
How Does The Lemon Law Protect My Chrysler?
Your faulty vehicle may qualify as a “lemon” under the California Lemon Law if it has repeated problems that won’t disappear after a reasonable number of repair attempts.
The California Lemon Law considers vehicle problems to be defects if they negatively impact the vehicles’ use, safety or value. It does not set a number that is considered “reasonable.”
If you’d like to know whether you have had a reasonable number of repair attempts, consult with our lemon law attorneys about your case.
Under the California Lemon Law, consumers are eligible for three possible remedies: cash compensation, a replacement vehicle, or a full refund for their vehicle, minus an amount called the “mileage offset.” Money paid to consumers usually includes attorneys’ fees and costs.
The statute of limitations is four years from when you first discover a potential defect in your vehicle. If you think your Chrysler is a lemon, don’t hesitate. Chrysler, like other auto manufacturers, has a track record of misconduct against consumers. You just might be one of them.
Chrysler’s Rollaways, TIPMs and Other Legal Scandals
A prominent case of FCA’s misconduct became widely known when late “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin was crushed by his rollaway Jeep Grand Cherokee. Allegedly, his vehicle and other FCA models are equipped with defective shifters that are associated with 266 crashes and 68 injuries. Affected Chrysler models include Chrysler 300 vehicles.
Another FCA component to come under legal fire was the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM), which is responsible for distributing power to the vehicle’s electrical systems. In 2014, consumers filed a class action lawsuit alleging that the TIPMs, nicknamed the “Totally Insane Power Module,” causes vehicle stalling, non-starting, problems in the fuel pumps and uncontrollable and unpredictable electrical activity in the vehicles’ alarm systems, air bags, door locks, horns and windshield wipers. Affected Chrysler models include the 2010–2014 Chrysler Grand Voyager and 2010–2014 Chrysler Town & Country vehicles.
More recently, FCA was hit with allegations that the 2.4-L Tigershark MultiAir II engines caused high oil consumption in the 2015–2016 Chrysler 200 and other vehicle models. According to the class action lawsuit, the vehicles would not warn drivers of dangerously low oil levels. As a result, drivers would not know about low oil levels until the vehicles suddenly shut down. The lack of oil results in lack of cooling and lubrication, causing premature wear and tear of the engines.
Some Chrysler vehicles have also been equipped with allegedly defective infotainment systems, according to a class action lawsuit filed in 2019. The UConnect infotainment systems would allegedly fail to activate the rearview cameras when the vehicles were in Reverse and cause Bluetooth problems during hands-free calling, both of which made for distracting and unsafe driving situations. Affected Chrysler models include the 2017–2019 Pacifica and 300 vehicles.
Our Experience Against Chrysler Makes The Difference
If your Chrysler has a recurring defect that the dealership could not fix, contact us to learn more about your lemon law rights. Knight Law Group has represented thousands of clients in cases against major automakers and obtained large settlements. Our services come at no charge to you. We only get paid if you win.