Chrysler Sued in Product Liability Lawsuit for Leaky Sunroofs in Jeeps

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Chrysler Group LLC is being sued in a product liability lawsuit by two Jeep owners who claim that their sunroofs leak and are defective, yet the company refuses to fix them under warranty.

According to Law360 (subscription required), Jay Miller and Brooke Willman filed their class action in New Jersey Federal Court claiming the that leaky sunroofs led their Jeep vehicles to develop electrical problems, rust, mold, and cause damage to the seats, carpets and floor mats. They also allege that even though Chrysler issued bulletins to dealerships about the issue, the company “routinely declined” to provide warranty service for the defective sunroofs, instead blaming “external factors such as heavy rainfall, owner misuse, negligent maintenance, or other factors beyond Chrysler’s control.”

The product liability lawsuit alleges that Chrysler violated the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.

Miller and Willman seek damages on behalf of anyone who purchased or leased a Jeep Liberty, Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Commander, or Chrysler 300 vehicle between February 1, 2006 and February 1, 2012 with a factory installed sunroof.

If you have purchased a vehicle with defective components, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Sokolove for a free legal consultation and to learn about your options.