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Chrysler Lemon Law Attorneys

If you’ve brought your purchased or leased Chrysler in for repairs repeatedly, call 1(833) 4MY – LEMON to speak with a Chrysler lemon law attorney about your case for free.

The experienced trial attorneys at Wirtz Law will protect your Lemon Law rights and pursue your claim at no cost to you. Our proven success record speaks for itself.

At Wirtz Law APC, our experienced trial teams are dedicated to fighting for our clients and getting maximum damages, including civil penalties. Over the past 6 years, Wirtz Law APC has recovered more than $23,250,000 for consumers like you.

Common Defects

If you’ve had to bring your Chrysler in for repair two times or more for any of the following concerns, you may have a lemon. Call 1 (833) 4MY – LEMON to speak with a Chrysler lemon law attorney and get our team of experienced trial attorneys fighting on your behalf today.

Alternator Malfunction

The alternator is a generator that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy using alternating current. When the car is running, the alternator generates electricity to power the battery and electrical system of the car. Sometimes alternator failures can be misdiagnosed as battery issues, despite a deeper problem.

Common symptoms of an alternator malfunction include:

  • Electrical failures
  • Strange noises
  • Stalling
  • Dead battery
  • Headlight failure or dimness

Battery Failure

The battery’s primary function is to store energy that can be used to feed the starter, which starts the engine. A car cannot start without a properly functioning battery.

Common symptoms of battery failure include:

  • Dim headlights
  • Clicking or flickering lights when starting the engine
  • Slow crank
  • Backfiring
  • Frequent need to jump-start the vehicle

Emissions System Malfunctions

The exhaust system is made up of many parts: manifolds, oxygen sensors, catalytic converters, resonators, exhaust pipes, mufflers, and tailpipes. The exhaust system controls noise, directs fumes away from passengers, improves performance and fuel consumption, and is one of the most heavily regulated systems in vehicles today. California and Federal emissions warranties even require extended coverage of many emissions system components, even if a car’s basic warranties have expired.

Common symptoms of exhaust system failures include:

  • Loud hissing sounds from the exhaust
  • The smell of raw gasoline
  • Decrease in power
  • Lack of acceleration
  • Loss of fuel efficiency
  • Detached, hanging, or dragging exhaust pipe

Engine Failures

The engine is the heart of the vehicle. A car can’t drive without a properly working engine.

Common symptoms of engine failures include:

  • Engine Control Module (ECM) warning lights on the dash
  • Check engine lights
  • No start, excessive cranking
  • Lack of acceleration
  • Loss of power
  • Stalling (most often when attempting to shift gear)

Transmission Failure

The transmission or gearbox ensures that the correct amount of power reaches your wheels to drive at a given speed. The transmission ensures that the gear ratio between the engine and drive wheels adjusts to accommodate the desired speed of the car.

Common symptoms of transmission failures include:

  • Whining and clunking
  • Burning smell
  • Lack of response, hesitation,
  • Lunging, or jerking
  • Noisy in neutral
  • Leaking fluid
  • Premature clutch replacements
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*Note that your Chrysler may still be a lemon even if the issue is not listed above. Call 1 (833) 4MY – LEMON today to describe your unique issues and get a free case evaluation.

Is My Chrysler Model a Lemon?

Think you might have a lemon? If your Chrysler is on the list below and has required repeated repairs for the same issue, contact a Chrysler Lemon Law Attorney at 1 (833) 4MY – LEMON.

  •   Chrysler 200
  •   Chrysler 200C
  •   Chrysler 300
  •   Chrysler 300C
  •   Chrysler 300M
  •   Chrysler Aspen
  •   Chrysler Cirrus
  •   Chrysler Concorde
  •   Chrysler Crossfire
  •   Chrysler Delta
  •   Chrysler Fifth Avenue
  •   Chrysler Grand Voyager
  •   Chrysler Imperial
  •   Chrysler Intrepid
  •   Chrysler Laser
  •   Chrysler LeBaron
  •   Chrysler LHS
  •   Chrysler Neon
  •   Chrysler New Yorker
  •   Chrysler Pacifica
  •   Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
  •   Chrysler PT Cruiser
  •   Chrysler Sebring
  •   Chrysler Town and Country
  •   Chrysler Voyager

*Note that your Chrysler may still be a lemon even if not listed above.

Notable Recent Chrysler Recalls

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid – Wiring Assembly Battery Positive (Safety Recall No. W46)

  • In June 2020, Chrysler recalled more than 27,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids, including the 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 models. The recall was the result of corrosion in the vehicle’s battery that could increase the risk of fire.
  • According to Chrysler, “a high resistance electrical connection at the 12-volt isolator post can lead to prolonged heating and a potential vehicle fire with the vehicle on or off. A vehicle fire may increase the risk of injury to occupants and persons outside of the vehicle, as well as property damage.” NHTSA’s Recall Report confirmed Chrysler’s statement and added that there was no warning of the defect and that there was “a potential [for] vehicle fire with the vehicle on or off.”

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid – Electrical System (Safety Recall No. V53)

  • In May 2019, Chrysler recalled nearly 200,000 Chrysler Pacifica minivans, including the 2017, 2018, and 2019 models. The recall was the result of a wiring connection error that could cause the vehicle to stall or lose its power steering.
  • According to Chrysler, the system failures in recalled vehicles “may result in an inconsistent driver steering effort [and] may increase the risk of a vehicle crash without prior warning.” NHTSA’s Recall Report identified a “sealer used during the wire harness manufacturing process [that could] accumulate on the wire harness tab which may cause a loss of clamp load in the battery ground joint over time. A loose battery ground joint may cause an intermittent battery ground connection possibly resulting in an intermittent loss of power steering assist with inconsistent driver steering effort and/or a loss of motive power.”

Chrysler 200, 300, and Pacifica minivan – Vehicle Speed Control (Safety Recall No. U73)

  • In August 2018, Chrysler recalled more than 4.8 million vehicles, including 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 models of the Chrysler 200 Sedan, Chrysler 300 Sedan, and Chrysler Pacifica minivans. The recall was the result a software error that caused the main computer to misread signals from other vehicle systems. The error could cause unexpected acceleration while operating cruise control.
  • According to Chrysler, “a positive torque request [could] lock on the PCM which may result in either the vehicle maintaining its current speed or possibly accelerating. If the driver does not shift to neutral or apply the brakes to stop the vehicle this condition can cause a vehicle crash without warning.” NHTSA’s Recall Report confirmed Chrysler’s statement and added that “no warning will precede the CAN-C bus short. However, multiple warning lights on the instrument cluster will illuminate. If the vehicle continues to maintain speed or accelerates after these notifications the driver should shift to neutral and/or use the brakes to slow the vehicle and bring it to a stop.”

About Chrysler

At Wirtz Law APC, we are dedicated to protecting consumers from large automakers like Chrysler. Formerly known as the Chrysler Group and operating in the US today as FCA US LLC, Chrysler is a subsidiary of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles along with Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram. This cross-branding is displayed by dealerships nationwide, often going by the acronym “CDJR.”

A Messy Corporate Structure

Chrysler’s corporate structure is, simply put, messy. While Chrysler claims to be one of the “big three” American auto manufacturers, its legal headquarters are located in Amsterdam, Netherlands while its financial headquarters is located in London, United Kingdom.

The original Chrysler company was founded in 1925 in Detroit, Michigan. Chrysler is well known for playing an important role during WWII, accepting several defense contracts, and building more than 25,000 tanks over the course of the war. After the war, Chrysler’s path led it mostly downhill. During the oil crisis of 1973, Chrysler failed to adapt to consumer demands for fuel-efficient vehicles. To survive, Chrysler leveraged its American employees against the federal government, forcing a $1.5 billion bailout. After a brief stint of success, and a failed merger with the German auto company Daimler, Chrysler once again turned to the federal government for a $13.4 billion bailout. In 2009, the company was acquired by the Italian automaker Fiat. Chrysler’s history is representative of their cars—an inability to succeed on their own and a track record of mistakes, failures, and in your case: lemons.

I think I have a lemon. What do I do now?

Under California’s Lemon Law, if you’ve given an automaker a “reasonable number of attempts” to repair your vehicle but the problems persist, your car might qualify for repurchase or replacement.

Big automakers like Chrysler often try to muddy the water and re-define the analysis of Lemon Law qualification to their benefit – which is why consumers should never fight the big automakers alone! Generally speaking, as few as two (2) repair opportunities can be enough for your car to qualify. Don’t rely on Chrysler’s evaluation of your repair history, contact the professionals at Wirtz Law today.

How Wirtz Law Can Help

Over the past 6 years, Wirtz Law has recovered more than $23,250,000 for clients like you. On average, Wirtz Law APC fights for its clients in ten jury trials a year and settles many more cases at all stages of the litigation. We consistently recover more than just a buyback for our clients, recovering both actual damages and civil penalties against the automakers and distributors. We are the firm other lawyers hire when it’s time to go to trial, and consumers hire when they want their case handled right. We are ready to fight for your rights, today!

If you have a lemon, call 1(833) 4MY – LEMON to speak with a Chrysler lemon law attorney about your case for free.

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