Jeep ‘Death Wobble’ class action settlement includes warranty extension, reimbursement
Jeep car the owner is one of the most loyal and passionate fans of any car brand out there. The number of Jeep related events, accessories and media is astounding. All of those Jeep positives are impressive, but there’s one key issue that holds brand owners like no other together:wobbly death.” The problem became so widespread that the owners filed a class-action lawsuit, and we recently learned the outcome of the case.
As part of its settlement, FCAThe US division of Stellantis and Jeep owners, will give owners some guarantee extension and may reimburse the owner for costs incurred in connection with the problem. The new eight-year/90,000-mile warranty covers replacement parts and labor related to a damaged front suspension damper. “Dead shaking” occurs at highway speeds. When the driver hits a bump, the vehicle’s steering wheel, wheels, tires, and suspension may vibrate or shake. From the driver’s seat, there is a sense of temporary loss of control, while outside the car can see the wheels shaking quite dramatically.
The department has worked its way through the courts for many years. First filed in 2019, the case still needs to pass a fair hearing in April before it can be finalized. The FCA has always insisted that the problem is not a safety issue, but many disagree. Some reports on the problem go back furthermade congressmen draft a letter to the CEO at the time Sergio Marchionne and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2012.
“Falling Death,” mainly concerned with Jeep car and fighter, which seems to be possible in any vehicle with a solid front axle. FCA’s former head of technical compliance likened the problem to the resonance that forms after hitting the tuning fork, since the suspension and components tend to wobble back and forth when vibrations occur.
We don’t know how much FCA will have to pay for the class action, but a 2020 case update noted 192,000 Jeep owners were affected. Given that Jeep sold more than that in arranger In 2018, 2019 and 2020 alone, the number of owners could increase before the dust settles.