If your Jeep has repeated problems that won’t go away, then Jeep, 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 Jeep. 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 Jeep vehicles are not all the same. However, many Jeep vehicles may have similar problems.
Top 8 Jeep Issues
Auto manufacturers will sometimes release faulty cars, trucks and other vehicles to the public. Jeep is no exception. Owners of Jeep 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 Jeep 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 Jeep?
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.” Monetary compensation 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 Jeep is a lemon, don’t hesitate. Jeep, like other auto manufacturers, has a track record of misconduct against consumers. You just might be one of them.
Jeep’s TIPMs, Rollaways, Death Wobble and Diesel Scandal
Jeep’s parent company came under legal fire for its faulty Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM), a component responsible for the distribution of power to the vehicle’s electrical systems. Consumers filed a class action lawsuit in 2014, which alleged that the TIPMs caused stalling, non-starting, fuel pump problems, and unpredictable electrical activity in alarm systems and safety systems. These problems got the TIPM nicknamed the “Totally Insane Power Module.”
Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles of model years 2011–2013 were targeted in the lawsuit, and Cherokees of later model years may suffer similar issues.
The automaker later became notorious for a case that involved the death of late “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin, who was crushed by his rollaway Jeep Grand Cherokee. Allegedly, his vehicle and other FCA models have defective shifters that are connected to 266 crashes and 68 injuries. These vehicles were later subject to a class action lawsuit.
The Jeep Cherokee, along with other models, was the subject of a different lawsuit in April 2020. Vehicles equipped with 2.4-L Tigershark inline 4-cylinder engines allegedly stalled or broke down due to high oil consumption, which often led to engine failures. To make matters worse, drivers would not be aware of dangerously low oil levels because the warning lights allegedly failed to flash. Affected models include 2015–present Cherokee, 2015–present Renegade and 2017–present Compass vehicles.
Jeep later became known for the “death wobble” phenomenon found in its 2015–2018 Wranglers, which had steering wheels that vibrate so severely that – as one Jeep outfitter claims – it feels like the Wrangler is “literally shaking itself apart.”
Our Experience Against Jeep Makes The Difference
If your Jeep 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.