Chrysler, Jeep Leaky Sunroof Class Action Lawsuit
By Mike Holter
Chrysler owners have filed a class action lawsuit against the automaker alleging that some Chrysler and Jeep vehicles from model years 2006 through the present have defective, leaking sunroofs that Chrysler refuses to fix or honor warranty claims for.
The Chrysler leaky sunroof class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of all consumers who purchased or leased a Chrysler 300, or Jeep Patriot, Liberty, Compass, Commander, Cherokee or Grand Cherokee model. According to the class action lawsuit, these vehicles are prone to sunroof leaks because of design errors, faulty materials, substandard installation practices, and manufacturing defects that Chrysler refuses to acknowledge or remedy.
Chrysler owners claim in the class action lawsuit that their sunroofs leak even in routine conditions, such as exposure to rain and snow, or during a car wash. Even parking under a dripping tree can result in a soaked interior, the class action lawsuit claims.
Unsightly water stains, unhealthy mold, and rank smells result, as well as damages to electric circuitry and structural components, the class action lawsuit says. As a result, owners and lessees suffer substantial financial losses from repair costs, lost use and enjoyment of their vehicles, lost time in arranging and obtaining repairs, and reduced resale and trade-in value.
Chrysler refuses to address and correct the faulty drainage tubes causing the leaky sunroofs, or to honor warranty claims for these sunroofs, despite issuing at least 7 Technical Service Bulletins about its vehicles’ fault drainage tubes and leaking sunroofs between 1999 and 2010, the class action lawsuit says.
The class action lawsuit is alleging, among other things, that Chrysler violated the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act. It is seeking an award of damages, costs and attorneys’ fees, and a Court order requiring Chrysler to notify Class Members of the defects and fix the vehicles, at Chrysler’s expense.
The Chrysler/Jeep Leaky Sunroof Defect Class Action Lawsuit case is Miller, et al. v. Chrysler Group, LLC, Case No. 12-cv-00760-PGS, New Jersey District Court.