Though numerous plaintiffs filed the original complaint against Chrysler over an alleged sunroof defect, only one remains, according to the automaker’s court document. Chrysler’s attorneys say the automaker did everything it was legally obligated to do under warranty and the lawsuit should be dismissed.
“The purported problem that led to this massive class action is not one implicating vehicle safety in any way, but rather, a leak in a sunroof which is a known potential nuisance in any vehicle equipped with a sunroof,” according to Chrysler’s court document.
Chrysler’s attorneys says the plaintiff, Andrew Manesis, owns a Compass that underwent three repairs to its sunroof which were all covered under warranty. The repairs included two adjustments of the glass and one drainage tube replacement.
Chrysler’s attorneys contend that no water has leaked into the Compass since the last glass adjustment done to the sunroof almost two years ago.
“In other words, this is a case where a vehicle warranty did exactly what it was supposed to do—provide free repairs and remedied a problem detected shortly after purchase,” according to Chrysler’s attorneys.
The automaker has asked the court for summary judgment. The plaintiff’s attorney had not yet filed a response to the motion at press time.
The original lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey in 2014. Vehicles covered in the lawsuit included 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.