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Fiat Chrysler Emissions Lawsuit

PRACTICE AREAS: Consumer Protection
PRODUCT: Fiat Chrysler catalytic converter
CASE STATUS: Under Investigation

Berger Montague is conducting an investigation and asking to hear from anyone who has been unable to re-register or sell their vehicle due to Fiat Chrysler’s catalytic converter emissions recall. Due to the large number of vehicles involved and shortages of replacement material, dealerships may have been unable to repair the catalytic converters in a timely manner. This leaves many vehicles unable to pass environmental inspections, making it impossible for drivers to sell or re-register their cars. We are interested in speaking with consumers to determine whether a class action lawsuit can be filed.

If you have not been able to re-register or sell your car because of Fiat Chrysler’s recall and are interested in joining the class action, please contact paralegal Max Brandy at mbrandy@bm.net or (267) 507-7312, or fill out the contact form on this page.

Fiat Chrysler Recall

On March 13, 2019, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (“FCA”) announced a recall of more than 850,000 vehicles due to a problem with their catalytic converters. The recall was prompted by an in-use emissions investigation conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), as well as testing done by FCA that was required under EPA regulations.

The vehicle makes/models included in this recall are:

  • 2011 – 2014 Chrysler 200
  • 2011 – 2014 Dodge Avenger
  • 2011 – 2012 Dodge Caliber
  • 2011 – 2016 Dodge Journey
  • 2011 – 2016 Jeep Compass
  • 2011 – 2016 Jeep Patriot

Because so many vehicles are affected, the recall is being implemented in phases throughout 2019. Owners and lessees of affected vehicles must wait until they receive a recall notice from FCA before scheduling an appointment to fix their catalytic converter. Some drivers may not be able to fix their vehicles until Q4 of 2019.

The prolonged recall schedule, plus the lack of available replacement material for the converters, puts drivers in an impossible situation. Without the repaired catalytic converters, drivers are unable to re-register or sell their vehicles. But they cannot repair their vehicles until FCA allows them to schedule an appointment, leaving their hands tied.

If you are in this unfair position, please fill out the contact form on this page to learn more about how to participate in a class action lawsuit. You may also contact paralegal Max Brandy at mbrandy@bm.net or (267) 507-7312.

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