Diesel Jeep Forum banner

1 - 20 of 42 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hi all
2015 GC DIESEL OVERLAND OWNER
First time posting here. I am one of the owners involved in the class action lawsuit regarding FCAs diesel emissions cheat. Back in March, I had been informed from the law firm that it oughtta be wrapping up sometime this summer.
Out of the blue today, a man called from the dealership i purchased the vehicle from (3 yrs ago) just to ask if "the vehicle is doing ok and if i still like it." He also said I was "chosen" for a special reward and that they wanted to offer me $500 off purchase of new vehicle. I thought it was odd and instantly suspected it had something to do with this lawsuit. I politely declined their shitty offer and told them to have a good day.
It is my assumption that the dealerships are trying to get as many of these vehicles back as they can-- as the lawsuit is now in the process of certifying the class in order to settle.

Anybody out there experiencing this? Or know how any if this works with buybacks,etc??
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Hi all
2015 GC DIESEL OVERLAND OWNER
First time posting here. I am one of the owners involved in the class action lawsuit regarding FCAs diesel emissions cheat. Back in March, I had been informed from the law firm that it oughtta be wrapping up sometime this summer.
Out of the blue today, a man called from the dealership i purchased the vehicle from (3 yrs ago) just to ask if "the vehicle is doing ok and if i still like it." He also said I was "chosen" for a special reward and that they wanted to offer me $500 off purchase of new vehicle. I thought it was odd and instantly suspected it had something to do with this lawsuit. I politely declined their shitty offer and told them to have a good day.
It is my assumption that the dealerships are trying to get as many of these vehicles back as they can-- as the lawsuit is now in the process of certifying the class in order to settle.

Anybody out there experiencing this? Or know how any if this works with buybacks,etc??
No settlement yet. Court ruling in March said class action lawsuit can continue in part. The case continues.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Great link thanks. The dealer in my area miraculously changed out my diesel particulate filter ($3500) which was way out of warranty for free. I think it is somehow connected to this lawsuit
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
EcoDiesel Proposed Settlement
1/10/19 7:21 PM
Here is the latest information provided by the attorney...
We have reached a proposed $330M settlement with FCA and Bosch in the EcoDiesel litigation. The settlement compensates current and former owners and lessees, and provides a software update that brings the vehicles into emissions compliance. The EPA and CARB have conducted extensive testing of the software modification and determined that the modification does not materially affect fuel mileage or performance.

The software update comes with an extended warranty for the greater of (i) 10 years from the date of initial sale or 120,000 actual miles on the vehicle odometer, whichever comes first; and (ii) 4 years or 48,000 miles, from date and mileage of installing the software patch, whichever comes first.

  • Eligible owners who purchased their vehicle on or before January 12, 2017and still own the vehicle at the time the approved software update is installed will receive a payment of $3,075 in addition to a software update and the extended warranty.
  • Eligible owners who purchased their vehicle after January 12, 2017 and still own the vehicle at the time the approved software update is installed will receive a payment of $2,460 in addition to a software update and the extended warranty. If no other valid claim is filed for the same vehicle, an eligible owner in this category may receive the full $3,075.
  • Eligible current lessees will receive a payment of $990 in addition to a software update and the extended warranty.
  • Eligible former owners and former lessees will receive a payment if $990.
None of these benefits will be reduced to pay Class Counsel’s attorneys’ fees or expenses
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
25 Posts
I am so excited by this development.
My extended warranty on my ‘14 Overland GC ran out on Dec 27, and much as I hate purchasing extra warranties, I don’t trust this car, so I put a payment down on another 3 years of warranty, and we were planning to sell it this summer.
BUT.
Maybe with this new extended warranty deal, I could cancel that one I bought (60 days no questions asked) and feel confident keeping my paid off vehicle!
I wonder how long it will take to get the ball rolling on the software to get the warranty in place.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
148 Posts
"In addition, owners will get an extended warranty on all parts and systems affected by the software update, the settlement states." - so I guess that means the emissions control system will be covered?

I've got a 2014 Limited that I purchased new in July of 2014. It will be going away soon after I collect the settlement money. In the years I've had it, it has not gone an entire year without a warranty repair that took days/weeks - only 1 of which was related to the engine in any way (the catalytic converter recall from a few years ago). Luckily I bought the bumper to bumper extended warranty when I bought it...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
25 Posts
"In addition, owners will get an extended warranty on all parts and systems affected by the software update, the settlement states." - so I guess that means the emissions control system will be covered?

I've got a 2014 Limited that I purchased new in July of 2014. It will be going away soon after I collect the settlement money. In the years I've had it, it has not gone an entire year without a warranty repair that took days/weeks - only 1 of which was related to the engine in any way (the catalytic converter recall from a few years ago). Luckily I bought the bumper to bumper extended warranty when I bought it...
Yeah, we’ve had multiple issues unrelated to the emissions, but most have been easy fixes. Outside of the emissions related repairs, my main problem is every time I get something small repaired, they break something else!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
148 Posts
The latest big repair: replacement of the rack and pinion back in July, due to a leak in one of the boots of power steering fluid. That repair took 3 weeks, I had to take it back for a follow up repair, and the vehicle was hailed on while it was at the dealership, causing a 3-month trip to the body shop! (I still don't have it back from that!)

Before that, the catalytic converter took 2 weeks, 3 days for replacement of a blend door gear in the HVAC system, replacement of the front wheel bearings after the first tire rotation (that took 3 different dealerships to diagnose/fix)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
25 Posts
Holy cow!
Mine is in the body shop right now, too, but not the Jeep’s faultthis time. Someone backed into the front end while I was parked in November... still don’t have it back. The ACC/FCW sensor is proving problematic, and the shop jacked up the paint. Hopefully getting it back next week, and then on to the next problem - the very short lived oil life lately!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
25 Posts
Found this additional info on greencarreports.com:

Authorities are targeting mid-May for the software update to be available, as the settlement still requires final approval by the court. Once it receives that approval, existing EcoDiesel owners will have 18 months to file claims and former owners will have 90 days.”

Darn. I was naively hoping for sooner, as we’re moving from Hawaii to Virginia in June, and the Jeep will be in transport for quite a while and I’ll have to start fresh with a new dealer over this specific issue when we arrive.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31 Posts
I bought mine used last September. I love the vehicle and have had no issues (though I've only had it for four thousand miles.) I hate it for FCA but I'll put the payment aside for a DPF after it goes beyond the (extended) warranty period.

I believe they got the 2018 or 2019 Ecodiesel certified so does the software update just use the one in the current diesel engines? If so, they have the same power and torque as the 2014-16s, right?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
71 Posts
You are not going to get an extended bumper to bumper warranty. Only portions coinciding with the affected systems.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
71 Posts
Post 18 was in response to post 17. It's an extended emissions warranty. Exactly what is listed in the Owner's Manual regarding emission control warranty as I understand it.
 
1 - 20 of 42 Posts
Top