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Jeep Sunroof Leak Lawsuit Filed

Class-action lawsuit filed over leaking sunroofs in Jeep and Chrysler vehicles.

01/29/2015

A Chrysler / Jeep sunroof leak lawsuit alleges the drain tubes are causing serious water damage to numerous models. The leaking sunroof lawsuit names the vehicles as the the 2009-present Jeep Patriot, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Compass, Jeep Commander, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler Town and Country and the Chrysler 300 series.

The lawsuit says lead plaintiff, David Cox, bought a new 2010 Jeep Patriot that has continually leaked water through the sunroof. Cox claims the sunroof started leaking when the SUV had about 10,000 miles on it and ruined the radio due to water damage.


The Patriot was taken to a dealership where the radio was replaced and the sunroof drain tubes were cleaned out, all covered under warranty. However, the lawsuit alleges the sunroof continued to leak and once again caused damage to the radio as well as the electrical functions of the sunroof.

Cox returned to the dealership but allegedly was told the clogged sunroof drain tubes wouldn't be covered under warranty because it was a maintenance issue. Without the sunroof repaired, the Jeep Patriot kept leaking through the dome light and caused electrical problems and a moldy smell.

The lawsuit alleges the affected Jeep and Chrysler vehicles were originally equipped with defective leaking sunroofs that Chrysler knew were defective.

The plaintiffs claim Chrysler didn't include information to owners about any special care concerning the sunroof drain tubes. Furthermore, the lawsuit alleges Chrysler routinely declined to cover the cost of sunroof repairs and blamed the drain tube problems on owner misuse, heavy rainfall and lack of maintenance.

Cox and the other plaintiffs claim they wouldn't have paid what they did for the Jeep and Chrysler vehicles if Chrysler would have admitted the sunroofs leaked. In addition, the lawsuit alleges the resale value of the vehicles is less than it should be because the sunroof drain tubes allow water to damage the interiors and electronics of the vehicles.

The Chrysler / Jeep sunroof leak class-action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey - Cox et al v. Chrysler Group, LLC.
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Chrysler Says There Are No Grounds for Class Action

Chrysler Says There Are No Grounds for Class Action over Alleged Sunroof Defect

06/08/2016

Chrysler vehicle owners who filed a nationwide class action lawsuit alleging that a defect in their vehicles’ sunroofs cause them to leak have no grounds for their case, according to Chrysler.

Chrysler says the plaintiffs have never stopped using their vehicles, and continued to drive the vehicles for years and for tens of thousands of miles without incident.


The original lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey in 2014. Vehicles covered in the lawsuit include the Jeep Patriot, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Compass, Jeep Commander, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler Town and Country and Chrysler 300. The model years are 2009 to present.

Attorneys claim the alleged defect manifested during the warranty period for all plaintiffs, who seek damages in addition to injunctive and equitable relief and attorneys’ fees.

Chrysler alleged that certain third-party dealers or independent repair shops performed negligent, incomplete, or otherwise improper repairs or inspections of some plaintiffs’ vehicles, and that these actions destroy the cause of the complaint.

Chrysler asked the court to dismiss the plaintiffs’ class action complaint with prejudice.
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