Chrysler says the plaintiffs have never stopped using their vehicles, and continued to drive the vehicles for years and for tens of thousands of miles without incident.
The original lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey in 2014. Vehicles covered in the lawsuit include the Jeep Patriot, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Compass, Jeep Commander, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler Town and Country and Chrysler 300. The model years are 2009 to present.
Attorneys claim the alleged defect manifested during the warranty period for all plaintiffs, who seek damages in addition to injunctive and equitable relief and attorneys’ fees.
Chrysler alleged that certain third-party dealers or independent repair shops performed negligent, incomplete, or otherwise improper repairs or inspections of some plaintiffs’ vehicles, and that these actions destroy the cause of the complaint.
Chrysler asked the court to dismiss the plaintiffs’ class action complaint with prejudice.
To read a copy of Chrysler’s response, click here.