… to join the Class Action Suit if you own (or previously owned) any of these vehicles with Fiat/Chrysler’s 2.4L Tigershark engine:
2015-2017 Chrysler 200
2013-2016 Dodge Dart
2014-2019 Jeep Cherokee (manufactured prior to July 2018)
2015-2018 Jeep Renegade
2017-2018 Jeep Compass
2015-2018 Ram Promaster City
2016-2018 Fiat 500x
This Action alleges that the 2.4L Tigershark engine in model-year 2015-2017 Chrysler 200, 2013-2016 Dodge Dart, 2014-2019 Jeep Cherokee (manufactured prior to July 2018), 2015-2018 Jeep Renegade, 2017-2018 Jeep Compass, 2015-2018 Ram Promaster City, and 2016-2018 Fiat 500x vehicles (“Class Vehicles”) suffer from a defect that causes the engine to consume abnormally high amounts of oil that may result in an unexpected shut down during the normal course of operation (“Oil Consumption Defect”).
FCA US has not been found liable for any of the claims alleged in this Action, and FCA US denies the engines are defective. The Court has not decided who is right. The Parties have instead reached a voluntary settlement to avoid lengthy litigation and expedite relief to consumers. The consumers who owned or leased Class Vehicles are known as “Class Members.”
FCA US has implemented Customer Service Notifications (“CSN”) applicable to the Class Vehicles to remedy a condition that may exist in some vehicles whereby an engine may consume more oil than usual under certain operating conditions like continuous stop and go driving, and to reimburse owners for prior repairs.
In connection with the CSNs, a previous payment for a repair or replacement as a result of an excess oil consumption diagnosis will be reimbursed. Any Class Member who paid for a repair relating to the Oil Consumption Defect is entitled to submit a claim for reimbursement.
In addition to this, the proposed Settlement extends the Powertrain Limited Warranty to 7 years or 100,000 miles (whichever occurs first) (“Extended Warranty”) to cover the cost of all parts and labor to repair conditions associated with excess oil consumption.
Under the proposed Settlement, FCA US will also create an $8,000,000 settlement fund to reimburse Class Members who incurred towing or rental car expenses in connection with obtaining a repair for a condition caused by excess oil consumption. Subject to approval, claims for towing expenses shall be entitled to full reimbursement and claims for rental car expenses will be capped at $300.
Additionally, all Class Members whose vehicle is subject to CSN W80 will automatically receive a cash payment of $340 if their vehicle is diagnosed as having excess oil consumption and receives or has received an engine long block replacement.
Here is a link to the settlement website: