Case Number: 1:22-cv-00621-GBW

Practice Area: Consumer Protection Defective Products Automobile Defect Litigation

Case Status: Pending

Court: United States District Court for the District of Delaware

Berger Montague and co-counsel serve as putative class counsel on behalf of a proposed class of owners and lessees of Dodge-, RAM-, Jeep-, and Chrysler-branded vehicles equipped with Gen II 5.7-liter HEMI or 6.4-liter HEMI 392 V-8 engines, alleging that the engines in these vehicles have defective valve train systems, FCA’s proprietary Multi-Displacement System, which causes premature wear, costly damage, or catastrophic engine failure. 

Other symptoms of the defective valve train system include the vehicle bucking, surging, misfiring, idling roughly, making abnormal noises including ticking, knocking, and chirping.  This defect leaves consumers needing to replace valve train components or their engines well before the useful life of these components would be expected.  

The vehicles at issue (Class Vehicles) include the following: 2014-2022 Chrysler 300; 2014-2022 Dodge Challenger; 2014-2022 Dodge Charger; 2014-2021, Dodge Durango; 2014-2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee; 2014-2020 RAM 1500; 2014-2022 RAM 2500; and 2014-2022 RAM 3500. 

Case Details

Plaintiffs allege that FCA marketed, distributed, and sold the Class Vehicles which are not fit for providing safe and reliable transportation, and further sold these vehicles knowingly without disclosing that the valve train systems were defective. The case is pending in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.

On December 13, 2022, Plaintiff’s filed an Opposition to Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss.  Berger Montague, including the team of Russell D. Paul, Abigail J. Gertner, Amey J. Park, and Natalie Lesser, are currently in the midst of intensive and contentious fact discovery as they await the Court’s ruling on the pending Motion to Dismiss.

If you have purchased or leased a vehicle and experienced a defect that impacted the safety of the vehicle and has resulted in economic losses, please contact Berger Montague.  Our award-winning lawyers are available to speak with you free of charge.

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