CSK&D Files Class Action on Behalf of Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler & Fiat Owners Over Oil-Guzzling Engines

On May 4, 2020, Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith filed a class action complaint on behalf of owners and lessees of Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler and Fiat vehicles with an alleged engine defect that causes them to burn or consume oil, resulting in dangerous stalling, premature engine wear, and engine failure.

The lawsuit alleges that the Tigershark 2.4L engine contains a defect that causes it to consume oil at an alarming rate.  Consumers report that the engine consumes all of the oil before the regular oil change interval.  When the oil drops below a certain level, the vehicles stall, often while turning at an intersection or accelerating or decelerating.  The Complaint alleges that FCA’s policy, as communicated to consumers who complain, is that it is acceptable for brand new Class Vehicles to burn 1 quart of oil every 1,000 miles

The Tigershark 2.4L engine is present in many 2014-2020 Jeep Cherokees, 2015-2020 Jeep Renegades, 2017-2020 Jeep Compasses, 2013-2016 Dodge Darts, 2015-2020 Ram ProMaster City’s, 2015-2016 Chrysler 200’s, and 2016-2020 Fiat 500X’s (“Class Vehicles”).

The Complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and asserts claims for violation of consumer protection statutes, breach of warranty, and other laws.

If you own one of the affected models and have experienced excessive oil consumption, please contact us here.

(*) Indicates required field: When communicating with us through this site or otherwise in connection with a matter for which we do not already represent you, your communication may not be treated as privileged or confidential, and does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and our Firm.

Attorneys for this case:

Timothy N. Mathews
Alex M. Kashurba