2014 Ecodiesel DEF Injector Class Action? - Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum

Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 12-22-2014, 12:16 PM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 123
Thanks: 7
Thanked 23 Times in 20 Posts
Rep Power: 1289
rubberjeep is on a distinguished road
2014 Ecodiesel DEF Injector Class Action?

Hey guys. Just got the call from my service department. My skid plate is already on order, but I got hit with the DEF Injector being broken much like a lot of others on here. Anyway probably ran through a puddle too fast or slow or who knows. Anyway does anyone know if there's any pending class action lawsuits about this? My dealerships hitting me with a $500 fee for parts and labor, is what it is I don't blame them. Chrysler is the one with the faulty design. Not about the money either just the principal.

Anyway was just wondering. I'm sure this has happened to enough people at this point for some lawyer somewhere to at least scare Chrysler enough to settle.

__________________
Current: 2016 Ford F150 Platinum

Past: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit EcoDiesel 4x4
EcoDiesel Skid Plate & Fuel Cap http://www.jeepecodieselfix.com
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-22-2014, 01:04 PM
1Zach1's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: NoVA
Posts: 117
Thanks: 6
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 1196
1Zach1 is on a distinguished road
Re: 2014 Ecodiesel DEF Injector Class Action?

Do class action suits do anything but make lawyers rich?

And if my dealer made me pay for a broken Def injector I'd tell them to pound sand and run that up the chain to get Chrysler to pay for it.
__________________
Limited 4x4 MaxSteel.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-22-2014, 01:14 PM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 123
Thanks: 7
Thanked 23 Times in 20 Posts
Rep Power: 1289
rubberjeep is on a distinguished road
Re: 2014 Ecodiesel DEF Injector Class Action?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1Zach1 View Post
Do class action suits do anything but make lawyers rich?

And if my dealer made me pay for a broken Def injector I'd tell them to pound sand and run that up the chain to get Chrysler to pay for it.
If your trying to get rich no a class action suit isn't for you. But for lawyers that see the value and don't charge the clients anything and just get there 50% of the cut of the winnings then yes the lawyers do get rich and the defendants get there damages back in some cases. I for one don't really care, but it would be nice if 10 years from now I got $500 or $1000 check in the mail.

As for pounding the pavement, that takes time. I do not have time. Need my car back when I get back to NY from my Florida vacation. Not having my vehicle is far more expensive to me then the $500 I have lost.

Fighting the dealership would be like fighting against a small business. Something I try to never ever do. Chrysler on the other hand and just about any corporation I have no problem sticking it to when they are at fault.
__________________
Current: 2016 Ford F150 Platinum

Past: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit EcoDiesel 4x4
EcoDiesel Skid Plate & Fuel Cap http://www.jeepecodieselfix.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-22-2014, 01:23 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,287
Thanks: 46
Thanked 155 Times in 126 Posts
Rep Power: 2809
Roadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond repute
Re: 2014 Ecodiesel DEF Injector Class Action?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rubberjeep View Post
but it would be nice if 10 years from now I got $500 or $1000 check in the mail.
Oh, I agree.

However, in reality what will happen is that instead of getting that check what you will get in 10 years is a coupon for $100 off a purchase of $750 or more in MOPAR accessories from Chrysler's mopar.com website (*offer valid for 30 days, in stock items only, does not include shipping, handling, or applicable taxes), and the lawyers will receive $50 million.

...and you'll still have to pay to get the DEF injector fixed, but now you can't sue for damages because you were declared part of the class and have been "made whole" by that coupon from the settlement.

I've been included in enough class action lawsuits by now to be appropriately cynical.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-22-2014, 01:25 PM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 123
Thanks: 7
Thanked 23 Times in 20 Posts
Rep Power: 1289
rubberjeep is on a distinguished road
Re: 2014 Ecodiesel DEF Injector Class Action?

Your probably right, but at least Chrysler would pay for its mistake.
__________________
Current: 2016 Ford F150 Platinum

Past: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit EcoDiesel 4x4
EcoDiesel Skid Plate & Fuel Cap http://www.jeepecodieselfix.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-22-2014, 01:51 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 926
Thanks: 37
Thanked 43 Times in 39 Posts
Rep Power: 1232651
2012 Summit has a reputation beyond repute2012 Summit has a reputation beyond repute2012 Summit has a reputation beyond repute2012 Summit has a reputation beyond repute2012 Summit has a reputation beyond repute2012 Summit has a reputation beyond repute2012 Summit has a reputation beyond repute2012 Summit has a reputation beyond repute2012 Summit has a reputation beyond repute2012 Summit has a reputation beyond repute2012 Summit has a reputation beyond repute
Re: 2014 Ecodiesel DEF Injector Class Action?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roadkill View Post
Oh, I agree.

However, in reality what will happen is that instead of getting that check what you will get in 10 years is a coupon for $100 off a purchase of $750 or more in MOPAR accessories from Chrysler's mopar.com website (*offer valid for 30 days, in stock items only, does not include shipping, handling, or applicable taxes), and the lawyers will receive $50 million.

...and you'll still have to pay to get the DEF injector fixed, but now you can't sue for damages because you were declared part of the class and have been "made whole" by that coupon from the settlement.

I've been included in enough class action lawsuits by now to be appropriately cynical.
Yep, that pretty much sums it up.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-22-2014, 03:05 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,287
Thanks: 46
Thanked 155 Times in 126 Posts
Rep Power: 2809
Roadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond reputeRoadkill has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2012 Summit View Post

Yep, that pretty much sums it up.
My personal favorite was when I got a class action settlement coupon for my Iomega Zip drive. Class members got a coupon for approximately $5 off a purchase of more Iomega gear, at MSRP, when purchased directly from the manufacturer's web store (nowhere else).

Not only was the price after rebate higher than the going market rate for the same Iomega products from third party vendors, I also enjoyed the fact that the "penalty" for the offending company was that they were given the opportunity to make more profit from the class members or, conversely, the class members could FOAD.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-22-2014, 04:13 PM
smljeep's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Smith Mt. Lake, VA & OBX, NC
Posts: 81
Thanks: 3
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 1018
smljeep is on a distinguished road
Re: 2014 Ecodiesel DEF Injector Class Action?

I would tell your dealer that this is a known defect and MANY people have had the replacement of the injector paid by Chrysler and you expect Chrysler to do the same this time.
Period.

If not, you're getting hosed.
__________________
Eddie
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-22-2014, 04:25 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 158
Thanks: 2
Thanked 39 Times in 23 Posts
Rep Power: 1411
JEB1 is on a distinguished road
2014 Ecodiesel DEF Injector Class Action?

Did you have the RRT performed before the injector broke? If so, you might have more leverage because you can point to the fix as evidence that Jeep knows about the issue, tried to address it, and was unsuccessful. You could still use the RRT to your benefit as evidence of Jeep's knowledge of the issue but I'm not sure which way it cuts for you if you didn't have it done before the incident.

The class action route is a loser. This isn't like the Pinto where people were dying in horribly disfiguring fiery crashes. Safety defects like that were not only a financial disaster for Ford, they were a public relations disaster. That's what made the class potent. This would be a consumer class action about cars breaking down. It might piss you off, but nobody else who doesn't own one gives a crap. It's not news. It will put a couple of bucks in class counsel's pocket, it won't take much out of Jeep's pocket in 5-10 years when the class claims are settled, and it won't provide you with much relief, either in terms of money or in terms of putting the fear of God In Jeep. Don't kid yourself.

If you aren't getting any help, consider filing a complaint in small claims court for breach of warranty. Filing fees are low. It'll still be a pain in your butt and ultimately I doubt it will be worth your time, but it is an option.


Sent from my iPad using JeepGarage
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-22-2014, 04:57 PM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 123
Thanks: 7
Thanked 23 Times in 20 Posts
Rep Power: 1289
rubberjeep is on a distinguished road
Re: 2014 Ecodiesel DEF Injector Class Action?

Understood completely. Think i'm going to just hand over the $500 and chalk it up as a loss. I could bitch and complain and go that route, but I really can't be bothered to be without my vehicle while going through all that. The other issue is which probably isn't as big an issue. I get my car serviced at a dodge dealer. (I bought my Jeep about 50 minutes away) and 2 of the 3 Jeep dealers close have terrible ratings and the third one isn't currently accepting new customers that didn't buy there vehicle from them (as a small business owner this one blows my mind, turning away business). So not too sure how that effects things.
__________________
Current: 2016 Ford F150 Platinum

Past: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit EcoDiesel 4x4
EcoDiesel Skid Plate & Fuel Cap http://www.jeepecodieselfix.com
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-22-2014, 05:34 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 158
Thanks: 2
Thanked 39 Times in 23 Posts
Rep Power: 1411
JEB1 is on a distinguished road
Re: 2014 Ecodiesel DEF Injector Class Action?

I wouldn't necessarily cave either. At least not yet. Try speaking with everyone you can in the chain of command. Ask to speak to the general manager. Call the regional manager. Gripe to customer care. Write letters. Squeaky wheel stuff. You shouldn't have to pay for this. You might have to, but I'd make a few calls and plead your case. You are wise to keep your expectations low, however.


Sent from my iPad using JeepGarage
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-22-2014, 07:56 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 90
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 856
scottg918514 is on a distinguished road
Re: 2014 Ecodiesel DEF Injector Class Action?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rubberjeep View Post
Hey guys. Just got the call from my service department. My skid plate is already on order, but I got hit with the DEF Injector being broken much like a lot of others on here. Anyway probably ran through a puddle too fast or slow or who knows. Anyway does anyone know if there's any pending class action lawsuits about this? My dealerships hitting me with a $500 fee for parts and labor, is what it is I don't blame them. Chrysler is the one with the faulty design. Not about the money either just the principal.

Anyway was just wondering. I'm sure this has happened to enough people at this point for some lawyer somewhere to at least scare Chrysler enough to settle.


How is it not covered by warranty?


Sent from my iPhone using JeepGarage
__________________
2014 JGC Limited EcoDiesel
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2014

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vulnerable DEF injector wiring! falcon2017 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 158 11-06-2015 10:07 AM
Do the MOPAR rock rails cover the DEF injector? cageordie 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11 09-24-2015 01:07 PM
TIPM Class Action Suit Ken Jacobs Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 28 10-01-2014 02:52 PM
'12 & '13 Owners - Class action suit against Jeep Spartacus Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 147 07-03-2013 01:08 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by FCA US LLC. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar and SRT are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC.