HFA Files Lawsuit Against FCA for Selling Vehicles with Defective Cooling Fans

Feb 11, 2019

Handley Farah & Anderson has filed a class action lawsuit against automobile manufacturer FCA US for selling vehicles that contain defective cooling fans.  Specifically, the complaint alleges that FCA US knowingly sold Jeep Renegade and Ram Promaster City vehicles with cooling fans that fail prematurely.  When those defective cooling fans fail, they can cause the engines in the vehicles to overheat and fail and cause fires in the engine compartment.

The lawsuit alleges that FCA US has known of the defective cooling fan for years and refused to issue a recall and replace the part. Instead, the complaint alleges that, because such a massive number of cooling fans failed, FCA US quietly redesigned the part, causing a multi-month national backorder. Despite the redesign of the part and thousands of failures, FCA US refused to provide non-defective cooling fans to all class members free of charge as it should have.

The lawsuit was filed in Federal court in Michigan on February 11, 2019, and seeks certification of national and state classes under California, Arizona and Florida law.  The national class consists of hundreds of thousands of Jeep Renegade and Ram ProMaster City owners and lessees across the United States who purchased 2015-2017 model year vehicles. 

A copy of the complaint is available HERE.

If you have questions about this lawsuit, or wish to speak with a lawyer about other product defect issues you are experiencing, please contact William Anderson at 303-800-9109 or [email protected].

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