Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against FCA US, LLC On Behalf of Current and Former Owners of Jeep Wrangler Vehicles (Model Years 2018, 2019, 2020) and Jeep Gladiator Vehicles (Model Year 2020) – Alleged Defect Which Causes Steering Wheel to Shake Violently – Referred to As Jeep “Death Wobble”
Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. is making consumers aware that on March 6, 2020, a class action lawsuit was filed against FCA US LLC in United States District Court, Central District of California, on behalf of the Plaintiff and classes of current and former owners of the Jeep Wrangler (Model Years 2018-2020) and the Jeep Gladiator (Model Year 2020).
According to the class action complaint,
The Jeep Vehicles contain a defectively designed and/or manufactured solid front axle and damping system that causes the steering wheel to shake violently after encountering common and expected road variations while operating at highway speeds. This phenomenon is referred to as the Jeep ‘Death Wobble,’ a term commonly used among Jeep owners to identify this condition, which is known to FCA.
The ‘Death Wobble’ is the seemingly uncontrollable side-to-side shaking of a Jeep’s front-end steering components and – by extension – its steering wheel, presenting a serious safety hazard to the driver of the Jeep Vehicle and surrounding drivers. The ‘Death Wobble’ makes the Jeep unsafe to operate by impairing the operator’s ability to steer and control the Jeep Vehicle while presenting a safety risk to the occupants and others on the road. [Citation omitted; Emphasis added.]
The class action complaint also alleged that
FCA has known the ‘Death Wobble’ has plagued its Jeep Wrangler line of vehicles for over a decade. Unable to remedy the ‘Death Wobble,’ FCA consistently puts forth temporary remedies to conceal the ‘Death Wobble’ until the warranty coverage expires. FCA does so knowing these temporary remedies have never rectified the ‘Death Wobble’ in prior Jeep Wrangler models. Beginning with the 2018 Jeep Wrangler model year, FCA redesigned portions of the steering system, but the ‘Death Wobble’ remained. [Emphasis added.]
Jeep Wrangler (Model Years 2018-2020) and Jeep Gladiator (Model Year 2020) Owners
If you purchased or leased a Jeep Wrangler (Model Years 2018-2020) or Jeep Gladiator (Model Year 2020) and have questions or concerns about potential legal claims, please contact Kehoe Law Firm, P.C., Michael Yarnoff, Esq., (215) 792-6676, Ext. 804, [email protected], [email protected]