Jeep Lemon Law Attorneys
If you’ve brought your purchased or leased Jeep in for repairs repeatedly, call 1(833) 4MY – LEMON to speak with a Jeep 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 $27,500,000 for consumers like you.
If you’ve had to bring your Jeep 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 Jeep lemon law attorney and get our team of experienced trial attorneys fighting on your behalf today.
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)
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
- Difficult shifting gears
Steering System Defect
Also known as the death wobble effect, this defect is the result of abnormal wearing and/or loosening of the track bar bushing, steering damper, ball joints, control arms, shock absorbers, and/or struts. The defect usually occurs at speeds above 50 miles per hour.
Common symptoms of the death wobble effect include:
- Violent shaking
- Loss of steering control
- Front end shaking of the vehicle
Brake Fade or Failure
The brake system is one of the most important systems in a vehicle and is vital in preventing crashes. Most vehicles use either disk brakes, drum brakes, or hydraulic brakes. Brake failure is usually caused by faded brake pads or a malfunctioning brake booster.
Common symptoms of brake fade or failure include:
- Brake light on
- Wobbling or scraping when braking
- Squealing when braking
- Leaking fluid
- Soft brake pedal
- Burning smell when braking
- Increased stopping distance
The car’s electrical system is composed of the battery, starter, and alternator and is responsible for things like starting the car, powering the dashboard, and other electricity dependent systems. Electrical failure can be caused by a loose electrical connection, a blown fuse, or battery failure.
Common symptoms of electrical failure include:
- Battery problems
- Engine won’t crank
- Headlights aren’t working properly
- Burning plastic smell
- Fuses keep blowing out
A cars regulator is responsible for regulating the amount of voltage that the alternator produces. Too much voltage can destroy the electrical components of the vehicle while too little voltage can leave the electrical components inoperable. Regulator failure is often the result of poor contact on the battery terminals, excessive heat, or a leaky diode.
Common symptoms of regulator failure include:
- Dim or flickering gauges
- Irregular voltage output
- Occasional dips in power
- Failure of instrument cluster
- Dimming or flickering lights
- High beam failure
- Dead battery
*Note that your Jeep 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 Jeep Model a Lemon?
Think you might have a lemon? If your Jeep is on the list below and has required repeated repairs for the same issue, contact a Jeep Lemon Law Attorney at 1 (833) 4MY – LEMON.
- Jeep Cherokee
- Jeep Renegade
- Jeep Compass
- Jeep CJ-7
- Jeep Comanche
- Jeep Commander
- Jeep Gladiator
- Jeep Grand Cherokee
- Jeep Liberty
- Jeep Patriot
- Jeep Rubicon
- Jeep Sport
- Jeep Wagoneer
- Jeep Wrangler
*Note that your Jeep may still be a lemon even if not listed above.
Notable Recent Jeep Recalls
Jeep Cherokee SUV – Power Transfer Unit (Safety Recall No. W47)
- In June 2020, Jeep recalled more than 67,000 Jeep Cherokee SUVs including the 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 models. The recall was the result of a defect in the connection between the transmission and the system that sends power to the wheels.
- According to Jeep, recalled vehicles contain a defect that prevents torque from being “transferred between the front wheels and the transmission, which will result in a loss of motive power while the vehicle is in motion and a loss of the PARK function while stationary.” NHTSA’s Recall Report confirmed Jeep’s report, noting that “A loss of motive power or PARK function can cause a vehicle crash without prior warning and/or injury to others outside the vehicle.”
Jeep Wrangler & Jeep Gladiator – Clutch Pressure Plate (Safety Recall No. W12)
- In March 2020, Jeep recalled more than 30,000 Jeep Wranglers and Jeep Gladiators including the 2018, 2019, and 2020 models. The recall was the result of a defective pressure plate that could overheat or crack in vehicles with manual transmissions.
- According to Jeep, “the clutch pressure plate may become overheated through friction, which may lead the pressure plate to fracture. A fractured pressure plate may crack or fracture the transmission case, allowing heated debris to contact ignition sources on the vehicle, potentially leading to a vehicle fire.” NHTSA’s Recall Report confirmed Jeep’s report noting that “If the heated clutch components ignite a fuel source, a vehicle fire can result, which increases the risk of occupant injury and injury to persons outside the vehicle, as well as property damage.”
Jeep Cherokee SUV – Power Train (Safety Recall No. V69)
- In June 2019, Jeep recalled more than 80,000 of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee SUVs. The recall was the result of a software error that could cause the vehicle to unexpectedly shift into neutral while in motion.
- According to Jeep, recalled vehicles “may experience a stuck valve in the transmission valve body that could prevent proper clutch de-activation and result in a transmission-commanded shift to neutral.” NHTSA’s Recall Report confirmed Jeeps report noting that “A loss of motive power can cause a vehicle crash without prior warning.”
Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV – Fuel System (Safety Recall No. U39)
- In May 2018, Jeep recalled more than 48,000 of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs. The recall was the result of a faulty fuel line that leaked and could cause an engine compartment fire.
- According to Jeep, recalled vehicles have a defect “which may result in a fuel leak and potentially a subsequent engine compartment fire. An engine compartment fire could result in thermal or smoke inhalation injuries to occupants and/or bystanders.” NHTSA’s Recall Report confirmed Jeep’s report. NHTSA was also unable to identify any warning of the error, meaning drivers would not realize the problem existed until it was too late, and could in no way anticipate a fire.
At Wirtz Law APC, we are dedicated to protecting consumers from large automakers like Jeep. Officially operating in the United States as Jeep, the company is headquartered in the United States and the subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles along with Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram.
Military Use & Government Bailouts
Jeeps were first produced by the American Bantam Car Company at the request of the US military. The US military faced concerns over the small car manufacturers’ ability to produce the Jeep at a large scale. After the war, Willys-Overland converted the military Jeep to a vehicle for the consumer market. Over the course of the 20th century, Jeep was purchased and sold by several auto manufactures including Kaiser, AMC, and most recently, FCA US LLC (Fiat Chrylser Automobiles), then Daimler-Chrysler.
As a Chrysler subsidiary, Jeep faced many difficulties that ultimately required several bailouts from the U.S. government. Although Jeep attempts to paint its vehicles as a sturdy American-made vehicle, it seems in the company’s conversion from military to civilian use, Jeep forgot to consider the average desire of an American consumer: a car that simply works.
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 Jeep 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 Jeep’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 $27,500,000 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 Jeep lemon law attorney about your case for free.
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