FCA is biggest multinational car company that prides itself as industry leader when it comes to production systems, commercial vehicles, and making cars.In the past few years, however, the company has had to deal with a huge number of legal issues, such as warranty problems, faulty cars, too much oil use, and many others.
The plaintiffs who filed this lawsuit, Wood et al., say that customers of the 2.4 L Tigershark engin vehicles were unhappy with excessive oild consumption and said that problems with the engine were to blame for it.
The Machigan District Court has not concluded who is right about whether or not FCA US is responsible for the allegations made in this action or whether or not the engines are faulty. FCA has not admitted wrongdoing in this lawsuit about any engine problems that may cause too much oil to be used.
However, to avoid a long and expensive legal process, FCA has agreed to pay class members $8 million.
As a way to stop Tigershark engin powered vehicles from using too much oil, customer service notifications (CSNs) have been turned on.
Anyone who paid for an oil consumption defect repair can request compensation.
Members of the class will get a powertrain warranty for 7 years or 100,000 miles that will cover repairs needed because of oil use.
FCA also set a limit of $8 million to cover the cost of towing or renting a car if a repair problem causes the car to use too much oil. Each member of the class can get up to $300 after proving their case and getting approval.
Class members whose cars are covered by CSN W80 will get $340 back in cash if their car uses too much oil and needs an engine long-block replacement because of it.
Who is eligible?
Anyone who is the owner of one of the following vehicles powered by a 2.4L TigerShark engine is eligible for an $8M settlement: